THIS FOURSOME is ready to go. From left to right are Rob Dischino, Ron Collins, Jack O’Leary and Tim Green.

Joe Curley takes first low net


Published in the October 2, 2017 edition.

STONEHAM — The Scholarship Foundation of Wakefield, Inc. (TSF of Wakefield) held their annual Golf Tournament at the Bear Hill Golf Club in Stoneham on Monday, September 18, 2017 with Glenn Seabury shooting a low gross score of 80 and winning the TSF tournament.

It was an overcast but warm day for golf as 57 participants received their greetings and ground rules from Bear Hill assistant pro Nick King and tournament co-chairmen Tom Merchant and Bob Curran in preparation of the 12:00 shotgun start.

Pro shop gift certificates and trophies were awarded to the low gross and low net winners. The second low gross was Paul Fortin who also had an 80 but lost to Seabury in a match of cards and third with an 84 was PJ Nelson. The top three low net winners, determined by the Callaway System, had Joe Curley with a net 72 and he was followed by Howie Melanson, Jr. and Ryan McQuilkin with 74’s. The ladies low gross went to Christine Curley with a 93 and low net was Dawn Mortimer at 78.

Prizes were also awarded for the longest drive on the twelfth, closest to the line on tenth and closest to the pin on the four par threes. The longest drive went to Rob Curley and closest to the line was Joe Curley. The closest to the pin on the second hole was Joe Curley at 13’5”, on the seventh hole it was Mark Simeola at 7’ 7”, on the eleventh hole it was Glenn Dolbeare at 7’ 5” and on the sixteenth Roger Pinto was at 20’6”.

TSF is most grateful to the sponsors of this tournament the: Wakefield Cooperative 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. Roberta DiNitto and Jean Hall sold tickets for a special fundraising raffle, which offered more than $1500 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, 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, McDonough’s Liquors, Ninety-Nine Restaurant of Stoneham, Dockside Restaurant, Subway, Early Harvest Diner, Brother’s Deli & Restaurant, Wakefield House of Pizza, Kipo’s Roast Beef, Billy’s Roast Beef & Seafood, Morena’s Cucina Rustica, All City T-Stop, Dino’s Brick Oven Pizzeria, Harrington’s Food & Spirits, Quick & Clean Car Wash, The Optical House, Bamboo House, North Ave. Diner, Café Italia, MG Fitness, Greenwood House of Pizza, Honey Dew Donuts, Hart’s Hardware, Lisa’s Family Pizza, Tradewinds Hair Salon, The Lakeside Inn, Chili’s Grill & Bar of Reading, Sun’n Air Golf Center in Danvers, Melrose Wakefield Florist, The Weisse Family, Tom Merchant, Jean Hall and Jay Pinette. TSF is most grateful to John Kennedy of Honey Dew for suppling the coffee and donuts as the golfers arrived.

TSF is most grateful for the support of the numerous individuals and businesses that 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.; Friends of the Pinettes; Jasper J. Lawson, PHD & Assoc.; John F. Foley, Jr. Attorney at Law; John J. McCarthy, Jr. CPA & Attorney at Law; Joseph A. Curley Insurance Agency; McDonald Funeral Home; Mel & Sons Oil Sales, Inc.; Middlesex Gases & Technologies; Plumb Rite; Salem Five; Simeola & Simeola, P.C.; The Pinette Family; The Savings Bank; The Skulley Family; Vito’s Tailor Shop; Wakefield Co-Operative Bank; 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 visit us at