2001-07-21 / Columnists

Breezy Point Par-Tee News by Marion Lynch

C’etait magnifique! That’s the French way of saying in as few words as possible what a great day our Guys and Dolls Tournament turned out to be! Over 80 people took part in the play, and then checked in at the Catholic Club for a delicious roast beef luncheon, Though many of us were less than enamored with our personal plays and scores, the general feeling was what a relaxing, convivial and wonderful way to spend a day with old friends and new! Thanks to our two chairladies, Millie Donnelly and Vera Lynch, and also to our leader, Mary Sullivan, all the teams lined up and took off without a hitch. Millie supervised this very orderly event, while Vera was back at the club getting things in order there. Putting their artistic talents to work, they turned the club into the "blue room" – coordinating tablecloths, flowers and table prizes – and all-in-all adding that extra effort that made for a successful party. Many thanks to all of them for their tireless work behind the scenes.

The winner of the tournament was the Kearney entourage – Tess and Tom, and their two daughters, Mary Ellen Hogan and Eileen Watson. They finished the tournament with a 48. Congratulations to all of you! Not very far behind with a score of 49 were a trio of winners consisting of an interesting mixture of older and newer members. Bermice and Tom Carroll played with Maury and Ann Powers; Bill and Helen McDonald shared the limelight with Dorothy and Bob Chandler; and Peg Hurley and Pat Gaffney joined forces with Doris and Bob Neimeth. All were presented with gifts amidst much applause. Closest to the pin were won by Barbara Caramelli – always a champ – and Don Joyce, a master golfer. Kudos to both of you! You had some tough competition.

Vera and Millie were thanked by Mary and presented with a comical he-man figure and beautiful roses. They richly deserved the accolades. We were also reminded that it was Frank Savarese’s birthday who is very ill at the time. He and Ethel have been unable to join us this summer as yet. Prayers were asked for him, and also for P.J. O’Rourke. We really missed them both! Our 50-50 winner was Roz Borelli who went home with $127! Additional prizes were given and won by the McDonalds (Helen and Bill), Vera Lynch and Peggy Ansbro.

With full tummies and nostalgic memories, we finished another yearly event that has taken place with the Par-Tee ladies for nearly two decades. We can only say that we hope it continues to bring us as much joy as we hit each New Year! Looking forward to seeing you on the greens next week! Be sure to check your tee-off times.


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