When I learned that my dad wasn’t just a caddie in his youth but also a decent golfer I asked him, “Why did you quit playing?”
“Well, I didn’t have a choice. Your mom had you six son-of-a-guns.”
We laughed because the language was a little stronger than the quote I am attributing to him.
I’m no golfer but a couple of years back on one my dad’s final days with us he urged me to take the invitation to play golf with my buddies. Obviously, I wanted to stay by his bedside but he forced me to go.
“Get the hell outta here and go have some laughs with (Brian) Thrasher and the guys and then you can tell me all about it later.”
I did just that. It was a momentary and almost jubilant escape from that hardest thing going on in my life - my dad was dying. That feeling to escape from everything for a few hours came back to me when Dad passed away. I decided (with the help of so many) to run Jimbo’s Golf Scramble to raise money for scholarships in Dad’s memory and have tons of laughs recalling stories about
This was our second year of hosting at
$2,000 went to the Jim and Margaret Murphy Scholarship given by
Our final check for $500 was given to
There were also some unbelievable highlights. Jake “The Snake” Collins from the Bring The Paine's Patio team got a Hole-In-One on Hole 2. Normally, that might get him a cold beverage from his teammates, but thanks to our loyal friend Christine Frazier, Jake won a much bigger prize. Christine with the help of Jessica McGondel of
I asked Jake where he may travel and without hesitation he replied, “I’d like to fly to Utah and drive to Yellowstone Park to look for picnic baskets.”
T.J. Hurrie of the 02536 All Stars won Longest Drive and Closet To The Pin but more importantly won bragging rights over his brother Patick, a golf pro, who unfortunately, couldn’t play this year (clearly, fortunate for T.J.).
Helen “”Hoagy” Ladd (who taught physical education for 30+ years) is still demonstrating how to excel in sports as she won the Woman’s Longest Drive and clearly dominated the majority of the field.
But now for the drumroll….
Team Worldwide Prestige (Pic on the left Christopher Simpson, Patrick Simpson,Tim Kowalski, Mike Tokla) won the 2017 Jimbo’s Golf Scramble in a tense putt off over the 02536 All Stars (T.J. Hurrie, Mick Morrisey, and Peter Grady). Patrick Simpson was the player who brought the victory home for Worldwide Prestige when he cooly drained the game winning putt!
A big thank you to Jennifer Keys who helped me plan the event and also donated the cool koozies. I couldn’t have done it without you!
Thanks so much to Shelly Hussey who took some truly cool pictures.
Thanks to Sherrif Cummings of Barnstable County Corrections for providing the tent that really made our scramble into an event.
We are so grateful to Sean and Laila Dailey of
Erin Harney and Debbie Keim at
Thanks to some of our big ticket raffle donors!
Doug and Kristen Shearer of
Seth Pearson of
The Simpson Brothers and Tim Kowalski for their Dinner and Dessert in the North End and Bruins Game Night!
Christine Simmons and Gary Kozens for the elaborate wine basket!
Thanks to the Hole Sponsors!
Carolyn & Jed Johnson
Joanna Murphy Swanson