90 Golfers competed at the 47th Annual Patchogue Kiwanis Invitational Golf Klassic at the Bellport Country Club on a sunny but delightfully cool June day. Golfers competed on a Texas Scramble format where they played their own ball after the foursomes best tee shot. The winning team of Slavin, Mueller, Mazzurco and Scanlon shot a low net score of 68 and received trophies and gift certificates for their triumph.
Committee chairman, Robert Lawless hailed the tournament as a bigger win for the kids the proceeds will support. Besides raising funds for the club’s child service projects, the club joined in with the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Long Island who helped turn out the golfers and earn funds for research. Crohn’s effects many children on Long Island who are afflicted with the disease. Phil Muller, a member of the club also serves on the foundations board. His daughter, Erin, who is troubled with Crohn’s disease worked hard to get the Foundation’s past supporters to step forward with golfers and sponsorship contributors. Club President Robert “Sparky” Walch noted that club volunteers, Glen Charvat, George Hoag, Chris Picini, Ken Picard, Walter Pepper, Vincent Cartbone, Doug MacVittie, RoseMarie & Walter Ladick all played a crucial role in the day’s success.