Scholarships

NEPGA Foundation Announces the 2017 Scholarship Award Recipients

Boylston, MA-- The New England PGA Foundation congratulates the following students who have received Scholarships for the 2017/2018 academic year:

Tom Murphy Scholarship:  Tyler Swarthout, son of Jim Swarthout, PGA General Manager at Pheasant Ridge Country Club.  Tyler will be a student at UNH.

Ted and Anne O’Rourke Scholarship:  Emma Hall, granddaughter of Jim O’Leary, PGA Life Member and Jim was the PGA Head Golf Professional at Oak Hill Country Club for many years.  Jim is also a NEPGA Hall of Fame Member.  Emma will be attending Quinnipiac University.

NEPGA George Wemyss Scholarships:

Elisabeth Boshka will be attending Messiah College.  She is the granddaughter of Charlie Moore, PGA Life Member.

Emily Buchanan will be attending Boston College.  She is the daughter of Bucky Buchanan, PGA Head Professional at Oak Hill Country Club.

Morgan Griffin will be attending Middlebury College.  She is the daughter of Ted Griffin, PGA Head Professional at Woodland Golf Club.

Julianne Hester will be attending St. Joseph’s University.  She is the daughter of Shawn Hester, PGA Teaching Professional at Charles River Country Club.

Brodey Barr is a student at Coastal Carolina University.  He is the son of Mark Laviano, PGA General Manager at Quail Ridge Country Club.

Scott Callahan is a student at UNH.  He is the son of Jim Callahan, PGA Director of Instruction at Maynard Golf Course.

Christopher Decker is a student at University of Maine Orono.  He is the son of Tony Decker, PGA Head Golf Professional at the Purpoodock Club.

Jennifer Dupuis is a student at Southern NH University.  She is the daughter of Peter Dupuis, PGA Head Golf Professional at Green Meadow Golf Courses.

Olivia Durocher is a student at Worcester State University.  She is the daughter of Shawn Durocher, PGA  Head Professional at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club and Rick Durocher, PGA Assistant Golf Professional also at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club.

Matthew Emmi is a student at the University of Tampa.  He is the son of Paul Emmi, PGA Head Golf Professional at Tarratine Golf Club.

Victoria Giffin is a student at UMass Amherst.  She is the daughter of Tom Giffin, PGA Head Professional at Walpole Country Club.

Emma Hall is a student at Quinnipiac University.  She is the granddaughter of Jim O’Leary, PGA Life Member and NEPGA Hall of Fame Member.

Richard Hardy is a student at Champlain College.  He is the son of Rob Hardy, PGA sales representative for Parsons Xtreme Golf.

Elizabeth Moison is a student at Tufts University.  She is the daughter of Matt Moison, PGA Director of Golf at Green Hill Golf Course.

Tyler Swarthout is a student at UNH.  He is the son of Jim Swarthout, PGA General Manager at Pheasant Ridge Country Club.

 




Formerly the George S. Wemyss Scholarship Fund    About George S. Wemyss...

George Wemyss was the first executive director hired to oversee operations of the New England Section PGA. He was a retired Air Force colonel and pilot, who served in World War II. After the war he owned his own business for many years. When the New England Section PGA moved to have its operations run as a successful business, George’s business background made him the candidate of choice as the man to lead the Association into a new era of progress. His hiring was the beginning of many lifelong friendships and George’s love affair with the New England Section PGA of America, and visa versa. George’s deep, gravely voice commanded respect. He ran the Section with firmness, but beneath that exterior was a heart of gold that helped many NEPGA members with their careers and their personal lives too.

Under Wemyss direction, the New England Section catapulted to be one of PGA’s most respected and well run Sections. The NEPGA honored Wemyss with the Golden Golf Award (formerly the Man of the Year) in 1983 and 1986 and that same year bestowed him with Honorary Membership. Upon retirement in 1990. Wemyss was made the first recipient of the George S. Wemyss Award, renamed from the Golden Golf Award in his honor. The NEPGA also changed the name of the New England Section PGA Scholarship Fund to the NEPGA Geo. S. Wemyss Scholarship Fund so that he would not be forgotten. The supreme and ultimate recognition was freely given to George S. Wemyss in 1996 when he was the first inductee into the newly formed NEPGA Hall of Fame. Wemyss served the NEPGA as its executive director with a unique devotion for twenty one years. George passed away on his 75th birthday, March 27, 1993, leaving a legacy of exemplary service to the New England Section PGA of America.