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Celebrating 25 Years of Scooping it up at our old-time Ice Cream Parlor in a beautiful park-like setting
Annual Miniature Golf Tournament
36th Annual Miniature Golf Tournament Raises Nearly $1000 for Children's Cancer Charities!
Event Summary by: Doug W, Participant
What makes you smile?
Getting up early?
Playing some miniature golf?
Hanging with some friends?
Scoring a hole in one?
Donuts? (works for me!)
Raising money for a worthy cause? … maybe winning some prizes?
If any or all of these work for you then the 36th annual Farmington Miniature Golf Tournament is where you should have been on August 19th and 20th. What GREAT weather we had for both days! A total of 45 golfers competed in our three round tournament.
It was an adventurous journey ‘around the world’ through windmills, waterfalls, barns, and wavy terrain. Thankfully, no injuries were reported (other than a damaged ego or two).
The first two rounds were played on Saturday and concluded with many familiar names and former champions mixed in the top ten. John O’Leary headed the list leading by four strokes over Ted Young giving him a nice cushion going into the final round on Sunday. I can’t say for sure, but I was told several players were seen saying prayers at the church on the 18th hole after Saturdays competition. Did it work? NO! After all the bank shots, dubs, flubs, miss-hits, and ramp runners were calculated, it was found that John was able to stay on top posting another solid round on Sunday and pulled away to win by 8 strokes. His rounds of 35, 38, and 37 for the three rounds sets a new all time tournament record of 110, breaking the former record score of 111 held by Alex Butensky since 2012. Shooting under 40 in each of the three rounds has only been done 2 other times in tournament history and his first round score of 35 was the lowest single round score for the tournament. CONGRATULATIONS to John O’Leary on his second FMG tournament victory!!
Our Putters division ended in a tie between Matt Deneen and Matthew Liles for the top spot at 3 under par, setting up an exciting 9 hole playoff. After the playoff both players remained tied and the match was forced to sudden death. In the end, Matthew Liles emerged victorious after the first hole of overtime. Congratulations to Matthew! Elsewhere on the course hole in one prizes were awarded to Tim Guilford Jr, C.J. Griffin, and Erik Bloomquist. Champions division prizes also went to Ted Young, Pat Sheridan, Justin Seymour, and Brian Coscina. Putters division prizes also went out to Matt Deneen, Erik Bloomquist, Nancy Rion, Florence Johnson, and Bobby Franklin. Prizes were also issued to Fiona Griffin, our youngest competitor, and a special thanks to our ‘cheerleaders’ for winning best dressed!
Other winners were the Jimmy Fund and UCONN Childrens Cancer Fund. Thanks to our competitors and the generosity of Phil and Pat at Farmington Miniature Golf, the tournament was able to raise nearly $1000 for these important charities this year adding to our total of over $15,000 donated over the years!
In addition to the work of Phil and Pat, a big THANK YOU goes out to Paul Guglielmo our head scorekeeper and statistician. While we were all out hitting ‘Bonus Balls’ and eating donuts, he was chin deep in scorecards and intently focused on a computer screen trying to get the results out as quickly and accurately as possible. I see what goes on behind the scenes – THANK YOU! It was great to see some faces from the past as well as the yearly regulars (and ir-regulars) for 2 days of competition and friendship. The staff at Farmington Miniature Golf certainly hopes everyone enjoyed their experience here and was able to get in at least a smile or two during this event. We always appreciate your comments and look forward to seeing you all again soon!
Save the Date!
Our 37th Annual Miniature Golf Tournament
is August 18 & 19, 2018