The Fairways Driving Range and Van Wilgen’s Garden Center in Branford, CT opened their doors on Saturday July 17th to support Open Your Heart, Help the Community, Inc. and the Bode/Caruso home renovation. With all proceeds being donated to the cause, golfers of all abilities gathered from all over the Northeast to pitch in and make a difference by donating almost $5000.00!
From the RE/MAX Long Drive Contest (longest drive 308 yards!), to the 1 million dollar Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Hole in One Contest (closest ball rolled by the hole only 4” away!) and $1000.00 putting contests, the day was a tremendous success! Special thanks to The Fairways and Van Wilgen’s, and all who participated, making this a day to remember………… Start practicing for next year!!
308 Yards Robert Speers of West Haven, CT
305 Yards Jermaine Shepard of Stamford, CT
304 Yards Jhonny Schiano of Holbrook, NY
302 Yards Sal Midolo North Haven, CT
299 Yards Nick McKnight of North Branford, CT
300 Yards Bill Mahon of North Branford, CT
277 Yards Anthony Corvi of Branford, CT
276 Yards George Gingell of Pascoag, RI
The Hundred Mile Club (those who traveled the furthest)
118 Miles Johnny Schiano of Holbrook, NY
146 Miles Scott Pladel of Melrose, MA
149 Miles Michael Romanski of Manasquan, NJ
156 Miles Phil Caggiano of Duxbury, MA
We would also like to thank the following sponsors, businesses, and individuals who contributed to the day:
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Lyman Orchards Golf Club
Sleeping Giant Golf Course
Twin Lakes Golf Course
Jay and Lucy’s
Doody’s Totoket Inn
Max Baughn Golf Academy
Toni Corvi- golf instructor
Fred Augur and Bob Lane for providing the large tent
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SUPPORTED THIS EVENT!
If you missed it…. Suzy Monaco & Tracy Merola of Open Your Heart, Help the Community, Inc. talk with CT Style on News 8 about our upcoming “Golfers & Gardeners Giving Back” fundraiser, including the RE/MAX an Dick’s Sporting Goods Long Drive Qualifier, the $1 MILLION dollare holw in one contest, $1,000.00 putting contest, all to be held at The Fairways Driving Range in Branford on July 17th, 2010. Fairways & Van Wilgens of North Branford are teaming up to help us make this day great!
To watch the interview click here: http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/ct_style/community/open-your-heart
They also speak about our upcoming annual dinner at the Owenego in Branford on September 10th, 2010. For more information about tickets for this event, please CONTACT US.
Announcing the ADDITION of the Million Dollar Hole In One contest! One Person – One Shot – One Hole in One – ONE MILLION Dollars!
Also announcing Putting contest with $1,000.00 Grand Prize
Contest prizes sponsored by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Events will take place from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
7:30 -12:00 = RE/MAX Qualifier plus breakfast and lunch
12:00 – 5:00 = $1 Million Dollar Hole In One Contest, $1,000.00 putting contest, Club Fitting with the Pro’s, Buckets of Balls, Kidz Klub activities, hay rides and more