The ninth annual Petit Family Foundation Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, June 15th, 2015 at the Country Club of Farmington (CCF). The first tournament was held in October 2007 after a date opened up and was put together in weeks by our amazing tournament committee. Bernie Lidestri has impressively chaired every year since. The tournament moved to the third Monday in June (the Monday after Father’s Day, the day after the US Open weekend, and the first day of the Travelers Championship week at TPC River Highlands) in 2008. The first eight tournaments have raised over $750,000 that has been used for multiple grants to benefit the citizens of CT, the region and others around the nation.
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We have been fairly lucky with the weather with the rain-out of only 4-5 holes over all of our events. Lee Stange has supplied us with Licensed Massage Therapists at the second hole at every tournament. Robert Broomall has provided Hole in One coverage every year.
June has been a great time for our tournament as the course is always beautifully conditioned by John Ruzsbatzky (CCF Course Superintendent) and his staff. For our first tournament Michael Tomasso and Lou Pandolfi at the Tunxis Plantation Golf Course graciously accommodated a number of foursomes gratis as we were overwhelmed with requests to play at CCF. This year we will again have a double shotgun start to accommodate all golfers.
Jeremy Vitkauskas (CCF Head Golf PGA Professional) has always been the consummate pro and has been an integral part of the tournament committee. He has organized the players, obtained raffle and auction items, as well as Titleist golf balls for all the golfers in the field. He has also been able to get crystal donated each year as trophies for the winners. Jeremy along with his assistant John Goodrich, have tended to our golfers’ and volunteers’ every need. They have recruited the polite and efficient bag boys to handle the rapid influx of players. These young men have graciously donated their tips to the Foundation each year.
Graham Leveston from Nike has graciously donated shirts from each year of the tournament and they are very popular. We have tried for a new color each year so players can expand their wardrobes!
Dave Camilleri (CCF Club Manager) has also been a very active member of our tournament committee and has helped with the tent set-up, breakfast, lunch, dinner and service, and has kept things moving smoothly throughout the day. The bartenders and servers have also donated their gratuities to the PFF. Chef James has ensured that no one goes hungry and the food has always been excellent! Laz Parking has donated their Valet Services to our guests as well. Thanks for Pete Rappoccio from Sign Pro Inc. for supplying Tee Box Signs and Lisa Roberge from Embroidery A2Z for supplying Pin Flags for our events.
We get many donations from club members, friends and local businesses that we thank each year at the event and in the program; without their generosity the tournament would not be nearly as successful as it has been.
We would be remiss if we did not mention the very sad loss of one of our greatest and kindest supporters, Mr. Joseph Namnoun who was also a single digit handicap golfer, a loving partner, father, grandfather, rug expert and collectible car enthusiast-a true renaissance man. Joe died in January 2015 after a short but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Godspeed Joe.
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The Country Club was incorporated in 1892. In 1924 an eighteen hole course designed by Devereux Emmet was opened. Over the decades many changes have been made but the course continues to reflect much of Mr. Emmet’s design. It is a par 71 and plays about 6300 yards during the tournament.
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