A full field of golfers assembled on September 28th sporting both eye-catching and classic outfits in the spirit of fun and community to raise funds for Near & Far Aid at the annual Golf Classic. Long-time Title Sponsor Fairfield County Bank led the field of more than 18 sponsors and 100 golfers supporting the event.
When asked about Fairfield County Bank’s nine year partnership with The Near & Far Aid Golf Classic, President Dan Berta said, “It is has been our pleasure to support the Near & Far golf outing for years. We are proud to be associated with such a wonderful organization and it is great to see all the good they do for our community.”
After enjoying a BBQ lunch compliments of long-time sponsors The Russell Agency and Chubb Insurance, the golfers set out to enjoy a picture-perfect day of spirited competition. Scores of volunteers dotted the course to run contests including the chance to win a Land Rover Sport with a “Hole in One” sponsored by Land Rover Milford. The silent auction boards were chock full of bidding on rounds of golf at exceptional courses and 20 golfers “Beat the Pro” while trying to win the Longest Drive contest. Both golfers and volunteers celebrated the end of a glorious day at a cocktail party sponsored by George Comfort & Sons with an awards presentation that included the inaugural “Out of the Box” golf wear prize.
Near & Far Aid extends a heartfelt thanks to all the golfers, sponsors and volunteers who made this years Golf Classic an out of the box success. Start planning your out of the box ensemble for next year’s event, scheduled for September 26, 2016.
2015 Golf Classic Results:
- Low Gross: Kevin McHugh, Rich Pinksy, Mike Chamberlain, Dave Ross
- 2nd Low Gross: Tom Ryan, Don Duffy, Brendon Frey, Sam Gault
- Low Net: Ryan Ambrifi, Amy Tambini Rothman, Josh Rothman, Bob Kelm
- 2nd Net: Neil Gabrielle, John Mathews, Robby Mulligan, Kevin Owens
- 3rd Net: Neil Hauck, Robert Cardello. Scott Hobbs, Melissa Norton
- Putting Contest Sponsored by Steve & Joan Panagos: Chris Ryan – Holed the Put!
- Longest Drive Women: Amy Tambini Rothman
- Longest Drive Men: Nick Carleson
- Closest to the Pin Sponsored by Katia & Robert Mead: Rich Pinsky
- Out of the Box Golf Wear: Kevin Owens
For a full list of 2015 Near & Far Aid Golf Classic Sponsors, please visit the event page on our website www.nearandfaraid.org