Marty Ammer takes low net

THE WINNERS of the low gross and low net awards at the TSF Golf Tournament were (L to R): Charlie Hartshorne, Rob Curley, Pat O’Keefe, Jim Curley, Anita Loughlin, Marty Ammer and Eleanor DePasquale. (Bob Curran Photo)

THE WINNERS of the low gross and low net awards at the TSF Golf Tournament were (L to R): Charlie Hartshorne, Rob Curley, Pat O’Keefe, Jim Curley, Anita Loughlin, Marty Ammer and Eleanor DePasquale. (Bob Curran Photo)

Published in the October 28, 2016 edition.

STONEHAM — The Scholarship Foundation of Wakefield, Inc. (TSF of Wakefield) held its annual golf tournament at the Bear Hill Golf Club in Stoneham on Monday, Oct. 17. with Jim Curley shooting a low gross score of 81 and winning the TSF tournament.

The original date for the tournament on Sept.19  was rained out but luckily the make-up date had warm, summer like conditions.

It was an ideal day for golf as 58 participants received their greetings and ground rules from Bear Hill Pro Jeff Wirbal and tournament co-chairmen Tom Merchant and Bob Curran in preparation of the 12:15 p.m. shotgun start.

Pro shop gift certificates and trophies were awarded to the low gross and low net winners.

The second low gross was Pat O’Keefe with 82 and third with an 83 was Rob Curley.

The top three low net winners, determined by the Callaway System, had Marty Ammer with a net 71 and he was followed by Charlie Hartshorne and John Ventura.

The ladies low gross went to Eleanor DePasquale with a 93 and low net was Anita Loughlin.

Prizes were also awarded for the longest drive on the 12th, closest to the line on 10th and closest to the pin on the four par threes. The longest drive went to Rob Curley and closest to the line was Leo Barrett. The closest to the pin on the second hole was Jack O’Leary at 19’3”, on the seventh hole it was Mike Wolnik at 6’9”, on the 11th hole it was Bob Colby at 3’ 9” and on the 16th Bob Curran was at 7’6”.

TSF is most grateful to the sponsors of this tournament the: Wakefield Co-operative Bank, the Wakefield Daily Item and Boston Private. Volunteers Roberta DiNitto and Jean Hall checked the golfers in and supplied them with a sleeve of Callaway golf balls.

Following the golf, the Bear Hill staff served a delicious buffet dinner including: salad, rolls, baked beans, corn on the cob, chicken and steak tips.

DiNitto and Jean Hall sold tickets for a special fundraising raffle, which offered more than $1,500 in prizes including many gift certificates and golf equipment.

The TSF of Wakefield appreciates the generosity of the following merchants who made donations to the special raffle: Blue Moon Grille, Caryn’s Sports Bar, Prince Pizzeria & Bar of Saugus, Unicorn Golf Course of Stoneham, Sabatino’s, The Medicine Store, The Farmland, My Brother’s Place, Meletharb’s Ice Cream, Wakefield Bowladrome, McDonough’s Liquors, Ninety-Nine Restaurant of Stoneham, Dockside Restaurant, Subway, Early Harvest Diner, Bertucci’s, Brother’s Deli & Restaurant, Wakefield House of Pizza, Kipo’s Roast Beef, Billy’s Roast Beef & Seafood, Greenwood Wine & Spirits, Morena’s Cucina Rustica, All City T-Stop, Dino’s Brick Oven Pizzeria, Harrington’s Food & Spirits, The Chuck Wagon Diner, Quick & Clean Car Wash, The Optical House, Bamboo House, North Ave. Diner, Café Italia, Liberty Bell Roast Beef of Melrose, MG Fitness, Greenwood House of Pizza, Honey Dew Donuts, Hart’s Hardware, Oye’s Restaurant of Reading, Chili’s Grill & Bar of Reading, Sun’n Air Golf Center in Danvers, Melrose Wakefield Florist, Tom Merchant, Jay Pinette and Jack O’Leary.

TSF is most grateful for the support of the numerous individuals and businesses who sponsored a golf hole. They were: Brian McGrail, Attorney at Law; Brownson Insurance Agency; Charles F. Hartshorne & Son Insurance; Christopher J. Barrett Realtors; Eastern Bank; Fahey’s Tire Center, Inc.; Jasper J. Lawson, PHD & Assoc.; John Butler Interests; John J. McCarthy Jr. CPA & Attorney at Law; Joseph A. Curley Insurance Agency; Patrick & Janice Glynn, McDonald Funeral Home; Mel & Sons Oil Sales, Inc.; Middlesex Gases & Technologies; Plumb Rite; Salem Five; The Pinette Family; The Savings Bank; The Skulley Family; Vito’s Tailor Shop; Wakefield Insurance Agency, and Wakefield Investments, Inc.

The Scholarship Foundation of Wakefield was founded in 1960. Its purpose is to provide financial assistance to needy residents of Wakefield in their full time pursuit of higher education. For further information, please call the TSF office at 781-245-4890 or at