Tenth Annual Golf Classic Another Huge Success

 Manchester NH

Thank you to everyone that supported our Tenth Annual Golf Classic, presented by Bauer.  Our event was held July 10 at the Stonebridge Country Club in Goffstown. 

The event was kicked off with a message from John Normand, President of the New Hampshire Legends of Hockey (Legends).  He gave special thanks and recognition to our "Presenting Sponsor, Bauer (Global Headquarters) of Exeter, NH and our Gold Sponsors, St. Paul's School of Concord and Charles Schwab of Nashua".  

He told those in attendance "we are extremely grateful to all the players, sponsors, contributors (gifts in kind) and volunteers that help make this event one of the best in the state, each and every year". 

Once again we were blessed with marvelous weather and it was a great way to spend time with our hockey family and friends.   We enjoyed another near-capacity field (127 golfers) and, with generous contributions we exceeded our 2014 sponsorship totals, ranking this year's Golf Classic one of the most successful events we've run in the past decade! 

Bauer foursome including left to right CJ Ficek, John Davidson, Tory Mazzola, and Brad James           

Listed below are our twelve Silver and twenty-two Bronze Sponsors.  

Silver Sponsors:  Amoskeag Beverages, LLC - Beauchamp Estate Services - Bogacz Photography/Digital Media - Gamache Enterprises - Great State Beverages, Inc.- Law Offices of Roland E. Olivier, PLLC - Morgan Self Storage - North Country Tractor - PretiFlaherty Greg Moffett & Dan Luker - Rowley Insurance Agency - Triplet Computers, LLC - Vachon Clukay & Company PC.     

Bronze Sponsors:  Ackerson State Farm Insurance Agency - Arcomm Communications - Banks Chevrolet-Cadillac-Buick-GMC - Berlin Youth Hockey Association - Capital City Paving - Christopher Cahill Construction, Inc. - Christian Party Rental - Corriveau-Routhier, Inc. - EVR Advertising - Fay's Boat Yard - Karr & Boucher PLLC - L. A. Brochu Inc. - Manchester 40+ Hockey League - Milford Lumber Co. Inc. - New Hampshire Distributors, Inc. - Northway Bank - Pro Ambitions - R & T Electric Inc. - Rath, Young & Pignatelli - Rene LeClerc Insurance Agency Inc. - Sleepnet, Tom Moulton - The Houston Family

More than 100 businesses and individuals donated gifts in kind for the tournament.  To view complete list, click on Contributors (Gifts in Kind)

In addition, Greg acknowledged five of the two of the seven members from the Class of 2015 who will be honored this October 25 at Concord's Grappone Center at the Fourteenth Annual Legends of Hockey Induction Ceremony.  Those playing today are CJ Ficek and three members of the Jim Houston Family.  The Legends will be paying tribute to the Nashua Royals Senior Amateur teams of days gone by.

Volunteers
Our volunteers worked very hard all-day long keeping the registration, raffle and on course contests running smoothly. Many thanks again: to
Dave Beauchamp; Mark Bogacz; Dick Boucher; Monique Chauvette; Dave Corriveau; Dave Elliott; Jay Hauser; Bruce Parker; Cory Philbrick; Arlene Robbins; Lucien Roy; Dick Roy; Dick Theriault; Bob Vachon and Kathy Vachon

Players gather and catch up with one another prior to the Shot-Gun start.  Pictured from left to right are: Michael Martin, Roland Martin and fore-ground Tom Brown, Tom Philbrick, Tom Foote, Brian Smith and Tom Painchaud.

Champions!
Congratulations to this year's Champions The Rene LeClerc group scored a 11 under 61 and on a match of cards edged the group of (Steve Tempesta, Jim Cotter, Mike Desmond and Brain Caldwell. 

2015 Champions L to R: Rene LeClerc, Steve Grzywacz, Dave Kuhman and Pete Ackerson

All Champions
2015 - Rene LeClerc, Pete Ackerson, Steve Grzywacz, Dave Kuhman
2014 - Todd Philbrick, Tom Otto, Jim Corbett, Jerry Collins
2013 - Dick Dodds, John Dodds, Scott Peters, Dean Cashman
2012 - Chris Chisholm, Jim Hayes, Ray Martin, Pat McNicholas
2011 - Casey Kesselring, Jeff Graham, Mike Beliveau, Trevor Smith
2010 - Chris Chisholm, Jim Hayes, Ray Martin, Pat McNicholas
2009 - Mike Castagna, Paul Lemire, Doug Leppart, Doug Snyder
2008 - Chris Chisholm, Jim Hayes, Ray Martin, TJ Whitelaw
2007 - Mike Castagna, Mike Ladouceur, Johnna Lory, Rich Tombs
2006 - Ken Roberge, Mike McGinn, Glen Williams, Dwayne Robinson

Celebration: Just after Lee Hayes holed a long birdie putt, team-mates Matt Junkin (right) and Brian Mirek (fore-ground) mobbed Hayes as Colin Sheen tended the pin.

On Course Contests
Long Drive # 18 - Tamara McAllister
Closest to the Line #1 - Al Gilbert
Closest to the Pin # 4 - Roland Martin II       
Closest to the Pin # 6 - Ken Collins 8'9"   
Closest to the Pin # 13 - Rene LeClerc 6'1" 
Closest to the Pin # 16 - Dana Barbin
Closest to the Pin #18 Second Shot - Peter Houston     
Putting Contest Champion - Jon Ruggles *

* Ruggles defeated Mike Dubeau, Lee Hayes, Tom Grant, Gerry Bergeron and Jon Dowst in a one-chance putt-off.

Left to Right is Ryan Brandt, Steve Arndt, Randy Blossom and Bob Blood

From Left Hugh Barrett and Bill Gould watch Tamara MacAllister drain a putt.  Tending flag was Jeanne Canty.

John Normand (H of F) recognized all Hall of Famers in attendance.  They were as follows: Steve Arndt; Dana Barbin; Lee Blossom; Dick Boucher; Ryan Brandt; Dick Dodds; Mark Evans; Rene LeClerc; Steve Murphy; Bruce Parker; Dick Roy; Dick Theriault.

2016 Golf Date
Next year's Golf Classic is scheduled for Friday July, 15, 2016, so please mark your calendar, grab your players plan on joining us!

2015 Golf Photos
More than 500 terrific photographs were taken by Matt Parker Photography and are available to view and or purchase.  Click here to view.  If you have any questions contact Matt at mparker3011@gmail.com  

Shown below were just some of the auction items sold at the Golf Classic including a Grey Goose hat signed by Wayne Gretzky.

 

On-Line Auction Items
We are offering the following six items for auction to our entire contact list.  We will update current high bids along with the initials of the bidder approximately twice a week beginning with Monday August 17, 2015 and continuing to 5:00 Eastern time on Friday August 28th.  If you are interested in bidding on any item(s) email hayes743@comcast.net.

Item One
Nashua Country Club 4-some and 2 carts Value $ 360.00 
Opening Bid $175.00 JH $175
Item Two
Executive Health Club 3 month membership Value  $300.00 / Opening Bid $100.00
Item Three
Computerized Putting Analysis from Ken Collins Kustom Clubs in Manchester
Value $75.00 / Opening Bid $25.00
Item Four
NH Motor Speedway  4 Seats NHMS  Sylvania 300 on Sunday September 27, 2015
Value $180.00 / Opening Bid $100.00
Item Five
NH Motor Speedway  4 Additional Seats NHMS  Sylvania 300 on Sunday September 27, 2015.  Value $180.00 / Opening Bid $100.00
Item Six
Marvel Universe Live  SMG / Verizon Wireless Arena - Suite 17 with 12 tickets and 3 parking passes October 29th, 2015.  Value $1,200.00 / Opening Bid $500.00  CL $500

Each year, the Legends hosts the Annual NH Legends of Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Luncheon, honoring players, coaches, builders, and media representatives for their outstanding achievements and significant contributions to the sport of ice hockey in New Hampshire.  We also collect and display hockey-related artifacts in our on-line Museum of New Hampshire Hockey and we support the growth of the sport through various activities, including our youth hockey equipment donation program and our sponsorship and support of the NH High School Senior All-Star hockey games as well as All-State recognition for both New Hampshire high school and prep school teams.

We continue to search for artifacts and film from the old days. Anyone wishing to donate either is welcomed to do so.

Featured Sponsors

Bauer Bogacz Photography St Paul's School Vachon Clukay & Co. PC