2018 Golf Classic

Annual Golf Classic July 13, 2018

Ah, the Stanley Cup Finals are just weeks away, the golf courses are open and our 13th Annual Golf Classic will be held at the Stonebridge Country Club on Friday July 13, 2018.  It’s a shotgun start which begins at 10:30 am, allowing you time to make an appearance at your office and join us for the beautiful weather, guaranteed!

If you’d like to play, or can help by sponsoring and or volunteering, please contact Executive Director Jim Hayes at hayes743@comcast.net or 603-731-4168.  Click here for the 2018 Golf Classic brochure.

Can you believe it? Shown above in center, Scott Citroni, reacts just after knocking in his ball for a Hole N One on the 4th Hole. Director Dave Beauchamp (green jacket) and others react. This was the first ever Hole N One in twelve years, and from this day forth will be called “The Scott Citroni 4th Hole.”

Our mission is simple: “We honor, celebrate and preserve New Hampshire’s rich ice hockey history and support the development of hockey”.

This year, the Legends will introduce Robert Sprague and the memory of Boston hickory golf-club and golf ball maker G.S. Sprague (1870 – 1928).  Robert is the great-grandson of Boston clubmaker G.S. Sprague, and portrays his great-grandfather at charity golf events throughout New England – will join us!

ON ONE OF THE PAR THREE HOLES, you’ll have the chance to hit one of his 1912 mesh golf balls and see how well you like Mr. Sprague’s best hand-forged mashie irons “using only the best native New Hampshire hickory shafts”.  G.S. Sprague’s factory – located in Boston’s North End – hand crafted over 1,000 golf playing sets annually and hand-formed over 2,000 new mesh balls.

More than 500 photos from Matt Parker Photography can be viewed and or purchased for a nominal fee.  mparker3011@gmail.com

We’d like to once again acknowledge and thank last year’s Presenting Sponsor, Bauer (Global Headquarters) of Exeter, NH.  Our Title Sponsor, The Rinks at Exeter, and our perennial Gold Sponsor, St. Paul’s School of Concord as well as the Co-Title Putting Sponsors, Club National and Charles Schwab, both of Nashua.

In addition, all of our Silver and Bronze Sponsors from 2017.

Silver Sponsors: Amoskeag Beverages, LLC – Bogacz Photography/Digital Media -Gamache Enterprises – Granite State Capital – Morgan Self Storage – New Hampshire Distributors, LLC – North Country Tractor – PretiFlaherty – Pro Ambitions – Rowley Insurance Agency – Triplet Computers, LLC

Bronze Sponsors: Ackerson State Farm Insurance Agency – Arcomm Communications – Banks Chevrolet-Cadillac-Buick-GMC – Beauchamp Estate Services – Capital City Paving – Christian Party Rental – Deco Limo of Boston – EVR Advertising – Fay’s Boat Yard – The Houston Family – Karr & Boucher PLLC – L. A. Brochu Inc. – Manchester 40+ Hockey League – Milford Lumber – Northway Bank – R & T Electric Inc. – Rene LeClerc Insurance Agency Inc. – Sleepnet – The Voice Library.net

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

Sponsorship, Gifts in Kind Donations and Player Registration Deadline is Friday June 22, 2018.

Congratulations once again to last year’s Champions. Lee Blossom, Ryan Sahr, JM Sahr and Scott Towle took home the title.   Who will win the cup this year?

2017 Champions: (L to R) Scott Towle; JM Sahr; Lee Blossom and Ryan Sahr.

All Champions
2017 – Lee Blossom, Ryan Sahr, JM Sahr, Scott Towle
2016 – Lee Blossom, Mark Placy, Ryan Sahr, JM Sahr
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

Ray Phelan has the perfect follow-through as Laconia Laker player Aidan McKenzie watches. Aidan and his father John McKenzie were there on “The Scott Citroni 4th Hole” along with board member Dave Beauchamp and his son Morgan. Proceeds from the 4th and 6th holes will be used to purchase equipment for families of need for Laconia Youth Hockey. In addition, the Lakers sent a foursome (Greg McClary, Caleb Drouin, Ty Jordan and Colby Jordan).

Shown above is Roger Letourneau (L) keeping a close eye on Hall of Famer Bruce Parker and his putting stroke. John Normand (H of F) recognized all other Hall of Famers in attendance. Steve Arndt; Dana Barbin; Lee Blossom, Dick Boucher; Dick Dodds; Mark Evans; Rene LeClerc; Ken McKinnon; Steve Murphy; Bruce Parker; Wally Tafe and Dick Theriault.

2018 Induction Ceremony
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. This year’s date is October 21, 2018 and will be held at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord.  In addition to enshrining the Class of 2018 into our Hall of Fame, the Legends will honor the Manchester Regional Youth Hockey Association.  If you’d like to join us and or sponsor this premier event, please contact Jim Hayes at hayes743@comcast.net

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 loan or donate artifacts is welcomed to do so.

Thank you in advance.

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