12 YEARS OF CELEBRATION FOR JIM TANNER CADDY CLASSIC

July 9, 2018 will mark the 12th annual Jim Tanner Caddy Classic to be played at Pawtucket Country Club.
The first JT Classic was played in November 2007 with 24 ex-caddies of Pawtucket Country Club to celebrate our common experience of caddying and golfing the summers of our teenage years. Jim Tanner was the Caddy Master at Pawtucket when I caddied from 1967 through 1976 and Jim is still putting the club member’s bags on carts today.
What have we accomplished in the past 12 years? We raised over $80,000 for a dozen deserving young men and women from Pawtucket and surrounding communities. Jim Tanner has been recognized by the membership of Pawtucket Country Club, former caddies, bag boys, club workers, and friends for his mentoring of young men and women and his service. JT has been inducted Into the Professional Caddies Hall of Fame and the Rhode Island Golf Association Hall of Fame.
Pawtucket Country Club has recognized a recent revival with many new members and their families. These new members and the young men and women that benefit from the Jim Tanner Scholarship have learned some of the legend of Jim Tanner. Jim started out as a caddy in the middle 1950s and became the Assistant Professional to Les Kennedy in the 1960s. With a growing young family, JT took the position of Caddy Master at Pawtucket Country Club and continues today in that role.
Jim has help in the bag room these days, but the majority of the bags are still put on the carts by Jim. JT says it is a not work but a labor of love.
Several local clubs have made a donation of a foursome for the silent auction. We are grateful to Kirkbrae CC, Newport CC, Rhode Island CC, Crestwood CC, New England CC, Valley CC, Wannamoisett CC, Segregansett CC, Ledgemont, Montaup, and Crystal Lake. Special thanks to Bob Savoie, Dave Rampone, Bob Wilkie, Phil Ayoub, Troy Turgeon, Chris Howe, Frank Doheny, John Bedarian, Ozzie Kooloian and Brad Bellows for personal donations.

This year the teams competing in the Jim Tanner Caddy Classic include:

Team #1 TANNER, JIM              TEAM #12 DELUDE, GARY
MASSEY, BILL                                                   GILMORE, BOB
MOTTA, DAN SR.                                             RAND, GEORGE
GELINAS, MIKE                                               MAHONEY, TERRY

TEAM #2 REGO, PAUL             TEAM #13 MEEHEN, GRANT
LUND, JACK                                                     MORAN, STEVE
CRISAFI, JOE                                                   HAGGERTY, MIKE
HUGHES, BILL                                                DEROUIN, LEE

TEAM #3 HENDERSON, TOM         TEAM #14 SPENCER, DAVID
HOWE, CHRIS                                                          TROY, PETER
LUND, DAVID                                                           LARIVIERE, RON
WARZYCHA, JOE                                                     GREEN, JOE

TEAM #4 SPENCER, LISA                  TEAM #15 REIS, GARY
GREEN, JANE                                                            REIS, ADAM
LARIVIERE, MARIANNE                                       GAGNON, BILL
LABRANCHE, JOANN                                            DONAHUE, BRIAN

TEAM #5 O’NEILL, PETER JR.          TEAM #16 GEORGUE, ART
NAPOLI, STEVE                                                          MCCONAGHY, HUGH
WINTERS, JOHN                                                        GEORUE, JACK
O’NEILL, PETER SR.                                                  BROOKS, JOE

TEAM #6 FISCHER, BILL                    TEAM #17 BOGHOSSIAN, LEON
RAMPONE, DAN                                                         BOGHOSIAN, PAUL
ANDERSON, MARC                                                   BOGHOSSIAN, MATT
MCCORMACK, SHAWN                                           DEBLOIS, CHARLES

TEAM #7 BROTHERS, RAY                TEAM #18 GIFFORD, TOM
FAFORD, TONY                                                          LOPEZ, HENRY
MULVEY, MIKE                                                          BEDARIAN, BEN
DEGEN, AL                                                                  MACKENZIE, BRUCE

TEAM #8 CHALMERS, PAUL            TEAM #19 KEARNEY, BOB
GODINHO, JOHN                                                      FELICI, RON
MURRAY, JOE                                                            FAHERTY, JOHN
LABRANCHE, CARL                                                 DROUGHT, MIKE

TEAM #9 O’NEILL, JOHN                  TEAM #20 PAINE, TIM
O’NEILL, TIM                                                              PAINE, NELSON
KENNEDY, LES JR.                                                   ORCHEL, TOM
O’NEILL, TERRY                                                        GAMACHE, BRUCE

TEAM #10 TREANOR, PAUL              TEAM #21 KARBOSKI, CHUCK
BRENNA, RUSS                                                          MASCIO, DICK
TREANOR, JOHN                                                      MARKLEY, JOHN
NIXON, JACK                                                             MULLEN, HARRY

TEAM #11 SULLIVAN, JOHN
SULLIVAN, ROBERT
BEDARIAN, JOHN
MACKENZIE, RODNEY

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