2008-10-24 / Sports

Broad Channel Athletic Club Holds Golf Outing In Memory of Keegan

The Broad Channel Athletic Club, held its second annual golf outing last Tuesday. This year's outing was dedicated to the memory of Chris Keegan, who was a lifelong member of the BCAC, both as a player and a coach.

However, most remember Keegan for his efforts in the creation of the BCAC Barracuda hockey program. During this period of growth for the BCAC, Chris was instrumental in the construction of the rink itself, and then proudly serving the BCAC youth as its hockey commissioner for many years.

The golf outing was held at Forest Park, where the experience of Rick Guttieri, Ed Gronachan, and the Maier brothers Ricky and Randy led the way to a first place finish with a tally of minus 6.

Runners-up Jeffrey James, Jim Theis, Freddy Schmidt, and Dan Kemmet posted a minus 4. Third place was taken by Richie Knott, and the Rockaway Knights.

The skill's competitions were dominated by the youth, as Chris Keegan Jr. dropped a 7 iron within five feet of the pin at the par 3 and ninth hole. Tommy O'Reilly landed a 6-footer on hole # 6, in the closet to the pin events. On hole 14, Frank Guttieri showed the old man how to hit it, by banging a 320- yarder to take the long drive trophy Following the golf day, the party was held at the North Channel Yacht Club. It was a great evening, as Sally "no, you don't get any change" Williams kept things moving while D.J. Teddy entertained the crowd. BCAC President John Blake and V.P. Jack Allen were on hand to present the memorial crystal shamrock to Collen Keegan.

The Keegan and O'Sullivan families expressed eir appreciation to the golf committee and all those who took part in the event.

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