23rd Annual Springfield Hospital Golf Challenge a Great Success

Springfield Hospital hosted its 23rd Annual Golf Challenge on September 14th at the Crown Point Country Club, Springfield, Vermont. Proceeds from this year’s fundraising event go to the annual giving campaign to support Diagnostic Imaging and other medical equipment.

Ninety-two tournament participants enjoyed a variety of competitions on the course in addition to 18 holes of scramble golf tournament play. A new GMC truck was up for grabs for a hole-in-one on hole 18, thanks to Springfield Buick GMC Cadillac; and ten thousand dollars was available on hole 5 for a hole-in-one, thanks to the Ludlow Insurance Agency. Those two prizes were not awarded, but the weather, course conditions, and work by the staff and volunteers made for a fantastic day of golf.

Winners in the A Flight were:1st Gross –Eric Abel, Bob Kay, Maki Kobayashi, and Bob McPhee and 2nd Gross was Max Zurmuhlen, David Laplante, Ray Grant and Scott Armstrong. The 1st Net –Ian Swihart, Jay Stone; Ryan Smith and Dan Smith and 2nd Net –Jeff Perkins, Paul Kendall, and Tracy Johnson.

Winners in the B flight were:1st Gross – Brandon LaBlanc, Brad Walker, Warren Larocque and Cory Bergeron and 2nd Gross – Eric Warren, Ed Dunk, Robert O’Brien and Stuart Currie. The 1st Net –Mike Pinney, Collin Pinney, Gary Stearns and Walter Oaks; 2nd Net – Jenna Young, Crissy Webster, Sarah Flore and Jessica Flore.

 The straightest drive was won by Rick Marasa and the closest to the pin was Bob Kay.  

The sponsors and raffle prize donors made this year’s tournament a fundraising success. The tournament sponsors this year at the Gold Tournament level of $5000 were Coverys and M&T Bank. The Tournament level of $1000 were BlueWater Health; Connecticut Valley Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine; New England Retirement Consultants; NFP; Renaissance Benefit Advisors/Retirement Plan Consultants; Sarah Vail, Attorney; Splendid Splinter Vacation Rental; and The Richards Group.

Sponsors at the Tee/Green level of $500+ included Bibens Ace; Christopher Ryder, MD -Connecticut Valley E.N.T.; Crown Point Country Club; Gilberte Interiors; Health Plans, Inc.; Heritage Family Credit Union; ImageFIRST Healthcare Laundry Specialists; Infinitt North American, Inc.; KGA, Inc.; Kinney Drugs Foundation; Mack Molding; Northeast Delta Dental; QHR Health, LLC; Red House Press; Richard and Carole Lechthaler; RxBenefits, Inc, and Springfield Printing.

The Eagle sponsors at the $250 level were Crothall Healthcare; Mike and Diane Halstead and The Abbey Group. The Birdie sponsors at the $100 level included Leader Distribution Systems, Inc.; The Fullerton Inn and Voya Financial.

“Many thanks go to our sponsors and participants for their generous support; and to the staff and volunteers that organized this event. I am grateful to all who made this event a fundraising success”, commented Robert Adcock, CEO of Springfield Hospital.

To see a list of all of the sponsors and donors of the raffle prizes, go to https://springfieldhospital.org/results-and-sponsors-of-2023-golf-challenge/