Putting it on the line
15th MBTA Golf Classic raises more than $20,000 for Infrastructure Fund
The weather couldn’t have been better as 144 MBTA members and friends headed out July 14 for a day on the links. This year, the annual MBTA Golf Classic was held at the Augusta Country Club, a scenic and challenging course on the shores of Lake Cobbosseecontee in Manchester that was first established in 1916.
The sunny skies and casual atmosphere belied the serious nature of the event. The annual event raises funds for the Infrastructure Development Fund that supports the MBTA’s mission of outreach and public awareness.
“This is a hardworking group, and much of what we do is about education – informing the public about the importance of investing in our roads, bridges, ports and rail. Getting together today and enjoying each other’s company while we are working toward that goal is one of the great benefits of MBTA membership,” said Randy Mace, MBTA president.
There was serious golf, as well. Thirty-six foursomes lined up for the shotgun start just outside the clubhouse. Competition was tight. Two teams tied for the top spot in the low gross competition with a score of 59. The winners were determined by the longstanding tradition of matching the scorecards to see which foursome had the better score in the last nine holes. In the end, Garry LaPierre, Peter Hughes, Phil Mattingly and Randy Clark had the better back end, so Pete Webb, Joe Rollins, Don Arnold and Terry Whitney took home second.
The competition for low net was close, as well, with just a fraction of a point separating the winning team of Tom Biegel, Bob Brady, Mark Barnes and Mike O’Brien (51.6) from second place finishers Harold Newman, Jeff Bouchard, Harold Bouchard and Irvin Smith (52).
Sue Grondin was the most-winning player of the day. Her foursome – that included Bette Grondin, Bess Hey and Joan Hall – won top women’s honors. She had the longest drive among the women golfers and won closest to the pin, too. Among the men, Jeff Bouchard won longest drive and Brian Emmons was closest to the pin.
The day closed with a reception and awards ceremony presided over by Golf Planning Committee Chair Tim Folster. Folster not only announced tourney winners, he thanked players, committee members, volunteers and sponsors for coming together to make the event a success. “We raised more than $20,000, and that money will go to make sure transportation in Maine is safer and more efficient for years to come,” said Folster.
FMI: The MBTA Infrastructure Development Fund was established by the MBTA Board of Directors in 1997 with the goal of raising awareness of the importance of a safe and efficient infrastructure and building statewide support for investments in Maine’s highway rail, port, transit and aviation network. Learn more about the MBTA and its mission of advocacy and education.
15th MBTA Infrastructure Golf Classic 2011 Winners
1st Place / Low Gross (tie-matching scorecard)
Garry LaPierre, Peter Hughes, Phil Mattingly, Randy Clark
2nd Place / Low Gross (tie-matching scorecard)
Pete Webb, Joe Rollins, Don Arnold, Terry Whitney
1st Place / Low Net
Tom Biegel, Bob Brady, Mark Barnes, Mike O’Brien
2nd Place / Low Net
Harold Bouchard, Jeff Bouchard, Harold Newman, Irv Smith
Sue Grondin, Bette Grondin, Bess Hey, Joan Hall
Longest Drive / Men
Longest Drive / Women
Closest to the Pin / Men
Closest to the Pin / Women
1st - Adam Lamarre
2nd - Will Eisworth
Ed Miller, Terry Whitney and
Matt Holland ($233 each)
Adam Foster ($875)
Auto Auctions of Maine
H.O. Bouchard, Inc.
The Hudson Companies
The Lane Construction Corporation
The Louis Berger Group, Inc.
CDM–Wilbur Smith Associates
The Rowley Agency, Inc.
Lunch & Beverage Sponsors
Brown Industrial Group
Clean Harbors Environmental Services
T. Y. Lin International
Pike Industries, Inc.
Wyman and Simpson, Inc.
Anderson Equipment Company
Berkley Surety Group
Ted Berry Trenchless Technologies
Central Equipment Company
Chase Excavating, Inc.
Ciment Quebec, Inc.
Concord Coach Lines
Dearborn Brothers Construction, Inc.
Down East Emulsions, LLC
H. P. Fairfield, LLC
Fay, Spofford & Thorndike
Gendron & Gendron, Inc.
Gorham Sand & Gravel, Inc.
Grace Construction Products
Jordan Equipment Co.
K & K Excavation
Macdonald Page & Co LLC
Main Line Fence
Maine Drilling & Blasting, Inc.
Bruce A. Manzer, Inc.
McGoldrick Bros. Blasting Services
Pratt & Sons, Inc.
E. J. Prescott, Inc.
Shaw Brothers Construction, Inc.
Skillings Shaw & Associates
Whited Peterbilt of Maine
R. J. Grondin & Sons, Inc.
Golf Planning Committee
Tim Folster, Chair, Sargent Corp.
Tom Biegel, Shaw Brothers Construction, Inc.
Greg Dore, Town of Skowhegan
Jim Hall, George C. Hall & Sons, Inc.
Jim Hanley, Pike Industries
John Harbottle, The Rowley Agency
Larry Hutchins, Hudson Asphalt Group
Randy Mace, Anderson Equipment Co.
Tom Martin, NITRAM Excavation & GC
John Paradis, Nortrax
Larry Roberts, The Louis Berger Group
Johnny Wardwell, The Lane Construction Corp.
Greg Dore, Christina Gamache, Michelle Ibarguen, Brad Kaherl,
Jim Letteney, Pam Rogers and Don Lunn
Our gratitude goes to Cross Insurance and Charlie’s of Augusta for the
Hole-in-One prizes. To Bangor Truck & Trailer Sales, Inc. and Bangor Truck Equipment for their contributions to the MBTA Infrastructure Fund.
And to Whited Peterbilt of Maine for golf visors and Concord Coach Lines for golf tees. Your support helps make this event fun and successful!