by Bill Alcaro
Mother Nature smiled on the Parker Family Health Center on June 22nd as nearly one hundred golfers tested their prowess at Beacon Hill Country Club for Parker’s 6th Annual Golf Outing. The beautiful Beacon Hill course, resplendent with lush fairways and greens, welcomed the men and women to enjoy the game, while overlooking the beautiful New York City skyline and Sandy Hook Bay.
This year’s event paid tribute to long time golf committee member, Win Boileau, who passed away last year. A plaque thanking Win was presented to his wife, Ginny Boileau, and daughters Wendy Cambria and Camie Colella. Win’s place on the committee and at the Outing is greatly missed.
Also honored at this year’s Outing was Parker friend and golf committee member, Ray Cosgrove, of Bahrs Landing Restaurant and Marina in Highlands, NJ. Ray hosts the Parker golf committee meetings each year, and his warm hospitality and generosity are appreciated by all who know him. Ray received a plaque denoting Parker’s appreciation for all he has done.
First place in the men’s team competition was the foursome of Kevin Ryan, Keith Ryan, Ron Bird and Matt Cheslock. Second place went to Al Pulvirenti, Lenny Doctor, Chris Muller, and Bob Durski. Third place was captured by Dan Quarto, Joe Racioppi, Jay Cosgrove, and Bob Cosgrove.
In the Women’s Division, first place was won by Robin Fitzmaurice, Ginny Mazza, Carol Flis, and Karen San Filippo. Second place went to Nancy Del Priore and the Boileau family, Ginny, Camie, and Wendy. Third was won by Ingrid Tyler, Ann White, Joan Forsyth, and Karen Cecil. Mike Giordano, Carol Graham, Peter Graham, and Peter Graham Jr. won the Mixed Division.
In the Special Events, Matt Cheslock won long drive for the men. Gina Petillo had long drive for the women. Doug Gibbens won closest to the pin. Frank Della Donna had the men’s straightest drive and Ginny Boileau won straight drive for the women. Trayner Fritsch won the putting contest.
The Parker Family Health Center is a volunteer-based, free health care facility where Monmouth County residents, without medical insurance or the ability to pay, can be cared for with the same level of dignity and confidentiality afforded in the private sector. Parker’s focus is on primary health care, emphasizing disease prevention, health promotion and patient education in an easily accessible facility. The clinic depends on hundreds of volunteers and generous community support to be viable. Since its inception in 2010, the Parker Family Golf Outing has raised over $250,000 thanks to the generous and immensely appreciated contributions from the players and sponsors.