past Columbus Day, October 13, marked the 10th successful year of
The Children’s Museum in Easton’s Play FORE! Kids Family Golf Tournament.
Despite the chilly October air, the event drew 100 golfers including
grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, kids, friends of the Museum and local
down with several first-time participants to discuss their experience at the
tournament. John Mullen, Museum member and father of two, was the winner of the
Putting Contest with the only sunk putt. Mullen tells us, with a wink, that he
can’t wait to return next year, “If I’m invited!”
|Sam and his family showing off their raffle prizes.|
Schumacher, age 10, one of the winners of the Kids Chipping Contest at 23
inches to the pin, also won two raffle prizes. Jared Clapp, also 10, has been
playing golf for about five years. Jared was the winner of the Kids Chipping
Contest on the front 9, and says that his favorite part of the tournament is
we talked with Michelle Casey, a new committee member this year, about the
successes and even the difficulties that come with planning the tournament.
Casey stresses the importance of spreading the word about this family-friendly
event to new families: “[It] is such a fun event. We had so many new families
this year, and they all loved it.” Casey’s three boys are now ages 7, 8 and 9,
but used to visit the Museum all the time. Casey explains that her favorite
part of the tournament is the family time—and the firework display that
concludes the night.
winning team, with a score of 7 under par for the 9-hole event was the Rubin
Foursome. Second and third place were decided by a one-hole “card-off!” The
Riley Foursome finished in second place with five under par, and the Bissonette
Foursome took home the third place title.
|Lucas Riley giving it his best shot at the Chipping Contest.|
|Matthew Orphanos is all smiles on the green.|
The night produced several individual contest winners. The winners of the longest
putt on the front and back 9 went to Frank Meissner and Mark Bissonette,
respectively. The winners of the Closest to the Pin Contest were Ryan Riley and
Mark Lombardi. The titles of Straightest Drive went to both Mike Stecker and
Rich Kerr. And finally, the winners of the Kids Chipping Contest were Jared
Clapp and Samuel Schumacher, both age 10.
annual event raises funds that support not only Museum admissions and programs,
but also the Museum’s outreach and service to needy and under-served families
in the Metro South region. This year, more than 40 sponsors from the Easton and
greater Brockton area business community showed their support by helping with
the expenses of running the tournament.
More than 50 area venues, sports teams, resorts, restaurants and service
companies donated goods and services for the raffle that preceded the firework
show at the conclusion of the night.
|The Casey Boys get ready to chip.|
Museum would like to thank Evolution Sports Performance of Easton, Sharon and
Kingston, MA for their sponsorship of the fireworks display—one of the most
popular moments of the night, as well as the many sponsoring businesses and
families. For the full list of our sponsors click here.
The Museum would also like to extend its thanks to everyone that came out in
support of the Museum and its family-fun event. We hope to see some new faces
next year for another swinging day of golf FORE! kids.
*Written by Deanna Haas, PR Intern
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