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Thank you to all the RIGA & MGA Clubs and friends for donations

Golf courses and country clubs that have donated foursomes this year are provided below. Any of these courses can be bid on in advance by our friends that will not make this year’s tournament. Most of the foursomes can be played most times except weekend mornings and on the typical times reserved for members. If you would like to bid, send bid request to info@jimtannercaddyclassic.com
Country Clubs donating a foursome include:
1. Pawtucket CC – Mike Gelinas
2. Wannamoisett CC – Mike Huber
3. Alpine CC – Alan Santamaria
4. Ledgemont CC – Jack Tosone
5. Shelter Harbor CC – Anthony Paliotta
6. Wanumetomeny G & CC – Luke Hyder
7. Crestwood CC – Steve Sampson
8. Carnegie Abbey – Steve Napoli
9. Valley CC – Peter Ruggeiri
10. Kirkbrae CC – Joe Calabro
11. Warwick CC – Victor Alibrandi
12. Potowomut CC – Ken McNaught
13. Rhode Island CC – Bob Savoie
14. Metacomet CC – Bill Tracey
15. MGA Links – MGA
16. Laurel Lane CC – Joe Videtta
17. New England CC (2) – Joanne Abad
18. Triggs GC – Carl Augustine
19. Crystal Lake CC – Tony DiGiorgio
20. Country View CC – Mike Videtta
21. Rehoboth CC – Lenny Dingley
22. Agawam Hunt – Monday Sept 17 RIGA

Burke Scholars from Pawtucket Country Club

Kaley Paulo University of Rhode Island 2015 Tanner Scholarship
Michael Delude Assumption College 2015
Julia Spencer University of Massachusetts – Amherst 2014
Terrence O’Neill University of Rhode Island 2014 Tanner Scholarship
Michael Capineri Boston College 2013
Michael O’Neill Salve Regina University 2012
Ryan Banigan Community College of Rhode Island 2009
Shawn Rebocho Rhode Island College 2007
Peter O’Neill Methodist College 2006
Michael Carroll Loyola College – Maryland 2005
Eric Gojcz University of Rhode Island 2003
Evan Force Methodist College 2003
Jason Merry Bryant College 2003
Kyle Terry University of Connecticut 2003
Adam DiPetrillo Western New England College 2002
Allen Bellows Jr. Ithaca College 2002
Andrew Bellows American University 2002
Michael Rebocho Catawaba College 2002
Christopher Gojcz University of New Haven 2001
Matthew Donahue Providence College 2001
Benjamin Bellows Vanderbilt University 2000
Daniel Korich Colgate University 2000
Neal Correia Rhode Island College 2000
Seth Force Community College of Rhode Island 1999
Christopher Velzis Massachusetts Maritime Academy 1997
Keith DiPetrillo University of Rhode Island 1997
William Ambler Wheaton College 1997
David Emond College of the Holy Cross 1996
John Giglio Florida Southern College 1996
Kelly Hetu Rhode Island College 1995
Steven Velzis Massachusetts Maritime Academy 1994
Robert Brown II Rhode Island College 1993
Alan Dale University of Rhode Island 1992
Brendan McCorry University of Rhode Island 1992
Brien Donahue Roger Williams University 1992
Christopher Doiron University of Rhode Island 1992
Richard Fuller University of Rhode Island 1992
Geoffrey Saucier Southeastern Massachusetts University 1991
Mark Lucas University of Rhode Island 1990
Robert Bisset Boston College 1990
Daniel Viall Falger College 1989
David Tremblay University of Rhode Island 1989
Mikel Taraian Bryant College 1989
Timothy Sãntos University of Rhode Island 1989
John McColey St. Thomas of Villanova 1988
John McSoley Providence College 1988
Mark Melikian University of Rhode Island 1988
Raymond O’Neill Rennsselaer Polytechnic 1988
Thomas Sacchetti University of Rhode Island 1988
Kenneth Viall Worcester Polytechnic Institute 1987
Andrew Bisset Brown University 1986
Richard Sirois University of Massachusetts 1986
Robert Durant Georgetown University 1986
Alan Palardy Providence College 1985
Davis Bisset III Brown University 1985
John O’Neill New England Institute 1985
Michael Melikian University of Rhode Island 1985
Michael O’Connor Roger Williams University 1985
Michael Sherry Boston College 1985
Edward Shannon Providence College 1984
John Howells Syracuse University 1984
Joseph Sherry Jr. Villanova University 1984
Stephen Boghossian Bowdoin College 1984
Steven Cunningham St. Anselm’s College 1984
Leon Boghossian III Bowdoin College 1983
Mark Najarian Stonehill College 1983
Michael Flaherty McGill University 1982
Christopher Beck Boston University 1981
Christopher O’Neill University of Rhode Island 1981
Robert Dubuque Bryant College 1981
Christopher Behan Providence College 1980
Craig Force Roger Williams University 1980
David Sklarski University of Rhode Island 1980
Timothy O’Neill University of Rhode Island 1979
Malcolm Najarian Boston College 1977
Rodney MacKenzie Boston University 1977
John Early Boston College 1976
Raymond Murtha St. Leo College 1976
Joseph Bradshaw University of Rhode Island 1975
Raymond Gorman Brown University 1973
Walter Chow University of Massachusetts – Amherst 1973
Michael Walek Rhode Island College 1972
Edward Hunt Brown University 1971
Edward Charland Northern Michigan University 1969
Edward Mulcahey University of Rhode Island 1969
Paul Fernberg Stonehill College 1969
Francis Maitland Jr. University of Rhode Island 1966
William Egan Providence College 1966
James Hazard University of Rhode Island 1965
William Aspinwall III Wentworth Institute 1965
John Nixon Brown University 1964
Richard Walz University of Rhode Island 1964
Joseph Keough Jr. Providence College 1962
James Noonan Brown University 1958
Robert Dale University of Rhode Island 1951
Frederick Barrowclokugh Brown University 1950

Jim Tanner is Hall of Famer

Pawtucket Times Tuesday June 12, 2012

Hall of Famer, Jim Tanner is recognized at the Sixth Annual
Jim Tanner Caddy Classic to be played on Monday, July 2nd, 2012 at Pawtucket Country Club
The sixth annual edition of the Classic www.jimtannercaddyclassic.com is much anticipated by the many ex-loopers that return to the links we played and caddied in our teens. Over the past 5 years, the Jim Tanner Caddy Classic has raised $30,000 for the Jim Tanner Scholarship that is managed by the Burke Fund www.burkefund.org Pawtucket Country Club caddies and club workers have received more than 100 Burke Scholarships over the past 50 years.
Last week, I attended a fund raising event held at the Crown Plaza in Warwick by the Burke Fund honoring Tom Ryan for his contributions to golf and charities through the CVS/Caremark Charity Classic. The room was packed with 400 attending including a who’s who in RI golf. Brad Faxon, Peter Jacobsen and Tim Rosaforte were the principal speakers. The event raised $270,000 for a new scholarship established in Tom Ryan’s dad’s memory.
At last Tuesday’s event, Bob Savoie introduced me to his friend Mike Schmidt and his wife at the event. Bobby described to Mike how we played team matches in the summers of our youth at Pawtucket CC. We would have 20 teenagers including junior members and caddies playing a team match (mini A-train) for a $5 nassau. The teams were a collection of friends of various skill levels with each player competing in a best ball competition. Bob told Mike that this was the best time in his life and that he would look forward to every match with great anticipation.
Although Mike Schmidt had many accomplishments as a Hall of Fame ball player in the Majors, he and his wife, both accomplished golfers were intrigued by Bob’s passionate recall of a match that he and his partner Gerry Conforti played against me and my best friend Mal Najarian. We played a two ball best ball $10 Nassau match with automatic presses. The match was close through nine. At the turn, Bob took it up a notch and finished with 3 birdies and a par in the last 4 holes to shoot 69. Bob and Gerry beat Mal and me in one of the big matches of the summer of ’72. We lost $50 each that afternoon, but more importantly, they had won the big match!
Jim Tanner was caddy master at Pawtucket Country Club in 1972 and continues in that role today. When ex-caddies return to play each year, stories of great matches and unique experiences are recounted. At Pawtucket Country Club, Jim Tanner has seen it all having started caddying in 1952.
Jim caddied for another Hall of Famer, Charlie Sifford when Charlie won the Rhode Island Open at Pawtucket Country Club in 1956.
Jim Tanner was inducted into the Pawtucket Country Club Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Professional Caddy Hall of Fame in 2010 at the PGA National Merchandise show in Orlando. Jimmy has been a mentor for many young men and women throughout the years and continues to serve the membership most every day at the club.

Rodney MacKenzie

Bill Harty always the gentleman golfer