Tri-Bay Golf Classic is best yet
This year’s 14th annual Tri-Bay Golf Classic was the collaboration of several of Bay Village’s largest community organizations, and was the most successful event held by these thus far. With 57 groups of 228 golfers participating, this was the most attended outing for the Bay organizations.
The cooperative weather, aside from a few early showers, was hopefully helpful to all of the teams’ runs on the fairways. The event generated roughly $12,000, which raised funds of about $4,000 for each of the host groups: the Bay Alumni Foundation, the Bay Village Education Foundation and the Bay Rockets Athletic Boosters to benefit Bay students and athletics for years to come.
A very significant thank you goes out to all of our golfing participants, sponsors, donors, advertisers and, of course, our wonderful committee and volunteers! However, the utmost appreciation and thanks is extended to Al Nelson, alumni and the annual head of the Tri-Bay Committee.
From start to finish, the seamless collaboration of many community forces came together to mold a grand day for all involved. A great golf committee, very thoughtful planning and a terrific golf course and staff made the day a really enjoyable one for all of the participants. Many contests, silent auction items, “Wheel Barrow for Education” raffle, delicious refreshments, and dinner were offered throughout the day to fuel the golfers’ swings and momentum and undeniably created excitement for all.
Many Bay alumni, friends, and staff usually gather for the annual golf fundraiser, and this event was no different. The Tri-Bay, year in and year out, continues to be the golf event of the summer.
Of course, the outing could not have been organized more successfully due to those richly involved. A special thank you is extended to the Tri-Bay Golf committee: Mark Brabant (BHS ’82), Brian Burger (BHS ’97), Jim Cahoon (former BHS principal), Dwight Clark, Bob Gerlach, Ryan Haley (BHS ’89), Paul Hartranft (BHS ’64), Gary Heldt (BHS ’73), Mark Hofelich (BHS ’98), Kevin Jakub (BMS asst. principal), Steve Kowalski (former Bay Rockets president), Bill Landers (BHS ’78), Dan Lunoe (BHS ’00), Bill McCoy, Mark Mutch (BHS ’79), Al Nelson (BHS ’62), Wayne Reese (BHS ’56), Rhonda Schneider, Matt Spellman (BHS athletic director), and Steve Steinhilber (former BHS counselor).
Mark your calendar for next year’s golf outing on June 12, 2015, once again at Sweetbriar Golf Course, to make sure you do not miss out on all of the future outing enjoyment. We look forward to seeing all of the returning golfers and some new faces next year!
Awards and Contest Winners
First Place, Men's Team (-16): Rich Voiers (former BHS basketball coach), Greg Haneline (BHS ’77), Rick Voiers (BHS ’79) and Bob Fairchild (BHS ’68)
First Place, Mixed Team (-15): Bob Lucas, Dick Hardy, Margaux Qualye Hamilton (BHS ’73) and Bill Smith (BHS ’71)
Long Drive, Men: Tim Skufca, Scott Lowery and Sean Abrams
Long Drive, Women: Dierdre Krueger and Cammy Sites
Long Drive, Seniors (60+): Ben Hover, Harry Giallourakis and Dennis Dlugosz
Closest to the Pin (all golfers): Jeff McNaught, Bill Pawson and Dan Sebring
Longest Putt (all golfers): Chip Krueger (BHS ’94), Tim Skufca and Team Cheney
Putting Contest: Thom Rogers