Beaver Meadow Golf Course hosted the 2017 Funds for Education Golf Tournament on Aug. 2, with 37 teams and 146 players participating. The tournament, which raises money for the Chamber’s Business Grants for Teachers and the Capital Area Student Leadership program, was a big success again – Chamber President Tim Sink said he estimates the tournament brought in about $23,000. “It is good, but we’ve been doing it forever, so we’ve fine-tuned it,” he said of the dollar figure. The tournament has awarded $148,000 for education grants and $80,000 to support CASL programming since it launched 26 years ago, Sink said.
Top prize winners included:
1st Place: Ryan Desmarais, Daniel Gray, Brian Lavoie and David Simons from Eastern Bank.
2nd Place: Chris Brown, Tom Brown, Jon Clay, and Chris Emond from New Hampshire Distributors, LLC.
3rd Place: Bill Norton, Chris Melanson, Dominic Ciavaro and Tim Melanson from Norton Asset Management, Inc.
Putting Contest: Jennifer Kretovic from Checkmate Workforce Management Solutions (Women), Chuck Lloyd from Unitil (Men).
Longest Drive: Mary Mattson from Bank of New Hampshire (Women), T.J. Smart from Bennett Funeral Home (Men).
Straightest Drive: Chris Brown from New Hampshire Distributors, LLC.
Closest to the Trap: John Holm from Holm Insurance Agency.