NEPGA Special Olympics Tournament

Thank you to the following PGA golf professionals who volunteered and helped coach Special Olympic athletes out on the golf course for three hours on Sunday, October 22, 2017: Tom Waters, PGA; Keith Barber, PGA; Mark Nelson, PGA; Jack Neville, PGA;  Kevin Jean, PGA: Rick Veitch, PGA: Tim Tierney, PGA; John Geraci, PGA; Tom Cavicchi, PGA;  Dana Smith, PGA; Larry Demers, PGA; Pam Kerrigan, LPGA; Chip Johnson, PGA: Ed Whalley, PGA; Todd Prescott, Steve Clancy, PGA; assistant golf professional Julian Scarboroug, and Bob Beach, PGA.  These Professionals gave their time, expertise, and talents to the wonderful special Olympians who participated in the seventeenth NEPGA Special Olympics Golf Tournament.  The Bentley University golf team had six players who also participated. They were a huge help.

Highlights of this year’s tournament include Chip Johnson and  his wife Pamela Kerrigan helping Special Olympic athletes out on the golf course again this year. Their daughter Jillian also volunteered. Pamela Kerrigan’s mother Marian plays in the tournament every year as well and is our best volunteer at Braintree’s Accessible Golf Clinics on Monday’s at Braintree Municipal Golf Course. Tom Waters PGA, of Essex Country Club, and Steve Clancy of Granite Links Golf Club have played in the tournament more times than any other NEPGA members. Keith Barber of Pine Brook Country Club, Mark Nelson of Pine Brook Country Club, and Tim Tierney of Weston Golf Club are also longtime supporters of the tournament who always go above and beyond in helping the athletes. Chris Eskierski, Griffin Bushell, Logan French, Aman Ailani, Ellis Yoder, and Mike Plansky from the Bentley Golf Team were back again to volunteer. The Bentley guys always make our tournament better. Many thanks to NEPGA member and Bentley University golf coach Mick Herron for sending his team. Many thanks as well to my friend Jack Neville PGA, who played in the tournament again this year, and has been one of my mentors with the Special Olympics.

Bob Beach, PGA

 

     

Volunteers Lynne Lazsaro and Chris Garvin at MGA Links for Perkins School for the Blind Golf Clinic Volunteers Lynne Lazsaro and Chris Garvin at MGA Links for Perkins School for the Blind Golf Clinic
Navy Veteran Don Cleaves receives set of Ping irons from the NEPGA Clubs for Vets Program Navy Veteran Don Cleaves receives set of Ping irons from the NEPGA Clubs for Vets Program
Army 82nd Airborne Veteran Vinnie Del Zoppo Jr. receiving NEPGA Clubs for Vets putter at Brockton VA Army 82nd Airborne Veteran Vinnie Del Zoppo Jr. receiving NEPGA Clubs for Vets putter at Brockton VA
Stephen Hurley at Accessible Golf Clinic on May 21, 2018 at Braintree Municipal GC Stephen Hurley at Accessible Golf Clinic on May 21, 2018 at Braintree Municipal GC
May 20th 2018 Eightly Plus Veterans Clinic at Braintree Municipal GC May 20th 2018 Eightly Plus Veterans Clinic at Braintree Municipal GC
May 17, 2018 ARC of the South Shore Clinic at Braintree Municipal GC May 17, 2018 ARC of the South Shore Clinic at Braintree Municipal GC
Greg and Nick from the ARC of the South Shore at golf clinic at Braintree Municipal GC May 17, 2018 Greg and Nick from the ARC of the South Shore at golf clinic at Braintree Municipal GC May 17, 2018
Michael Tierney and his mother Tricia at Accessible Golf Clinic Braintree Municipal GC May 14, 2018 Michael Tierney and his mother Tricia at Accessible Golf Clinic Braintree Municipal GC May 14, 2018
May 13, 2018 Eighty Plus Clinic at Braintree Municipal GC May 13, 2018 Eighty Plus Clinic at Braintree Municipal GC
May 12, 2018 Navy Vet Phil Hong with daughter Isabella at Braintree GC for veterans and their famili May 12, 2018 Navy Vet Phil Hong with daughter Isabella at Braintree GC for veterans and their families
May 11, 2018 Clinic for veterans and wounded vets at the Brockton VA May 11, 2018 Clinic for veterans and wounded vets at the Brockton VA
Putting for Autism Clinic May 7th Benji Jensen and Mike Bognano with Team Beach tee shirts Putting for Autism Clinic May 7th Benji Jensen and Mike Bognano with Team Beach tee shirts
May 6. 2018 Eighty Plus Veterans Clinic at Braintree Municipal GC May 6. 2018 Eighty Plus Veterans Clinic at Braintree Municipal GC
Army Reserve Veteran Pat Murphy at Brockton VA Clinic for Veterans and wounded Vets May 4 Army Reserve Veteran Pat Murphy at Brockton VA Clinic for Veterans and wounded Vets May 4
New golfer Michael Howard Jr joins Accessible Golf Program at Braintree Muni April 30, 2018 New golfer Michael Howard Jr joins Accessible Golf Program at Braintree Muni April 30, 2018
April 29, 2018 Eighty Plus Clinic for veterans at Braintree Municipal GC April 29, 2018 Eighty Plus Clinic for Veterans at Braintree Municipal GC
April 27, 2018 Clinic for Veterans and wounded vets at the Brockton VA April 27, 2018 Clinic for Veterans and wounded vets at the Brockton VA
Big Hitters Club from Accessible Golf Clinic April 23, 2018 Big Hitters Club from Accessible Golf Clinic April 23, 2018
April 23, 2018 Accessible Golf Clinic Braintree Municipal GC April 23, 2018 Accessible Golf Clinic Braintree Municipal GC
Opening day for Eightly Plus Club veterans' Clinic at Braintree Municipal GC Opening day for Eightly Plus Club veterans' Clinic at Braintree Municipal GC
Merchant Marine veteran John Apone at Eighty Plus Club Veterans' Clinic at Braintree Muni GC Merchant Marine veteran John Apone at Eighty Plus Club Veterans' Clinic at Braintree Muni GC
April 20, 2018 Clinic for veterans and wounded vets at the Brockton VA April 20, 2018 Clinic for veterans and wounded vets at the Brockton VA
April 13, 2018 Golf Clinic for veterans and wounded vets at the Brockton VA April 13, 2018 Golf Clinic for veterans and wounded vets at the Brockton VA
April 6, 2018 clinic for veterans and wounded vets at Brockton VA with Air Force Vet Arthur Freeland April 6, 2018 clinic for veterans and wounded vets at Brockton VA with Air Force Vet Arthur Freeland
March 30, 2018 clinic for veterans and wounded vets at the Brockton VA March 30, 2018 clinic for veterans and wounded vets at the Brockton VA
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