WESTFIELD - The 20th anniversary of the Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation/Associates golf tournament not only had a winning team from Mayville, but also three of four of the original 1992 players in attendance.
Winners at Chautauqua Golf Course with a 59 on Friday, July 13 were Chris Elliott, Kevin Maytum, Jason Dudley and Dale Albanesius, all of whom have played the tourney for several years, and each received a Kindle Fire. As soon as their game was finished, three took off to play more golf at Chautauqua Point Golf Course.
Other tournament winners this year were: closest to pin no. 15 mens, Scott Robbins, Westfield; closest to pin no. 15 women, Diana Ferguson, Port Orange, Fla.; longest drive no. 13 men, Harold Anderson, Sherman; longest drive no. 13 women, Melanie Teculver, Sherman.
Celebrating the 20th annual Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation/Associates golf tournament held on Friday, July 13 with a 59 was one of the winners, Chris Elliott, center. His partners, who took off for another go-round of golf and are absent from the photo, were Kevin Maytum, Jason Dudley and Dale Albanesius. Helping celebrate were, club golf professional Troy Moss, left, and assistant professional Rich Burlett, right. In addition to loving golf, Elliott and Moss were in high school together.
After-dinner festivities included drawings for special prizes and acknowledgement of three of the special visitors - Jim Kelly, who started the tournament 20 years ago when he was employed by the WMH, and his buddies from the first-time out, John Cummings of Orchard Park and Bill Larson of Stedman. Also in the foursome was Dr. Pat Shutt of Sedona, Ark., who could not attend this year.
Having played in a number of tournaments at the Chautauqua club, Kelly thought it was "time Westfield Hospital has a tournament it's a good time to promote the hospital."
Kelly began making inquiries and planning at the club with then club professional director Stan Marshaus. It turned out this would be the first time there were beer, wine and soda circulated on the course during play time. There also were snacks and food, as there is today, with a grand dinner in early evening prepared by Andriaccio's.
In addition to the foursome, Steve LoVullo also joined his buddies this year and served as bartender for the cocktail party at the first tournament.
The annual tournament is held the second Friday of July. Information may be obtained from the WMHF Development Director Patricia DiPalma at 793-2338.