Golf Tournament Benefits Springfield Hospital

The 15th annual Springfield Hospital Challenge at Okemo Valley Golf Club on Thursday, September 17, was an excellent golf outing and a successful fundraiser. This year’s tournament proceeds contributed to the purchase of specialty medical equipment.

26 foursomes of golfers competed for team and individual awards and raffle prizes. 35 sponsoring organizations underwrote the tournament, which included a box lunch, dinner buffet, complimentary refreshments on the course, and a gift to every golfer of a golf bag cooler.

Tournament sponsors were Black River Produce, Coverys, Hackett Valine & MacDonald, IPG Employee Benefit Specialists, Kinney Drugs Foundation, Rick Marasa, MD, Springfield Auto Mart, and Springfield Printing Corporation. Club professional, Michael Santa Maria, and the excellent Okemo staff took very good care of the golfers and helped make the event an overall success.

Spaces are filling up fast, so act soon. To enter or sponsor the 12th annual Springfield Hospital Challenge, contact Larry Kraft at 802-886-1600 or

Team and individual winners were:

A flight

1st Place Low Gross

Rick Marasa, Tim Kangas, Rich Lane

2nd Place Low Gross

Mark Tanny, Brian Farrell, Don Eams, Gary Blake

1st Place Low Net

Steve Birge, Jack Cassidy, Rich Skrocki, Jay Eschelman

2nd Place Low Net

Eric Warren, Stu Currie, Jan Warren, Johnny McCosker

B flight

1st Place Low Gross

Shannon Gaulin, Chris Gautreau, Todd Lagrow, Darren Solomon

2nd Place Low Gross

Joe Greene, Mark Blanchard, Mark DeVarney, Brian Tarbox

1st Place Low Net

Dave Muller, Tim Mello, Greg White, Guy Alderice

2nd Place Low Net

Jeff Morse, Tammy Morse, Steve Duclos

Closest to the Line

Tammy Morse (31″)

Longest Putt

Kevin Curtis (26’7″)