MA Chapter Gives Back
NEPGA Foundation gives lessons to Kids from Why Me? And Sherry's House
Shawn Durocher, PGA of Cyprian Keyes GC taught lessons to children from Worcester's Why Me? And Sherry's House on Wednesday, and presented them with a check from the NEPGA Foundation for $1,000.
The Why Me? and Sherry's House is an organization that supports families who have a child with pediatric cancer. They offer support through treatment and have a variety of services from support groups to financial support. Why Me was founded over 30 years ago, and stands for Worcester Help for Youth, Memories Everlasting.
Thank you to Shawn and Cyprian Keyes for donating their time and resources! Also, thank you to Rebecca Kuczarski and the Why Me? and Sherry's House for partnering with our Foundation!
For more on Why Me? visit www.whyme.org . For pictures from the event, click here
Thorny Lea Proves to be Tough Test for First NEPGA Event
Brian Moskevich, PGA and his Manchester CC team of Brent Boucher (a), Matt Gatsas (a), and Dan Casey (a) shot eight-under par at Thorny Lea Golf Club in the NEPGA Pro-Am on Tuesday. Bob Bruso, PGA (Blackstone National CC) shot a two-under par 70 to finish as the low individual professional in the event.
PGA Professionals who came out for warm, sunny, spring-like weather were surely disappointed in what they had to face on Tuesday. With highs in the lower 40s and wind gusts totaling 20-30 miles per hour, it certainly felt more like February than April in Brockton. It was an uphill battle and scores reflected that hardship.
Moskevich’s team saw the battle ahead and forged on, knowing mother nature affects the rest of the field just as much. In the 2 best-ball format, they began by making three birdies and an eagle on the opening four holes. They would round out their opening nine holes bogey-free and at seven-under par.
Manchester CC’s back nine holes at Thorny Lea proved more of a challenge. After making a birdie on the tenth hole, and another eagle on the eleventh, the team made a double-bogey on 12. They’d play more consistent golf on the rest of their holes, and finished the back nine with another bogey on 17 and birdie on 18. On a whole, finishing at eight-under was no small feat.