Teaming up for Youth Services benefit
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Gail Bourque and Timm Harris measure the helicopter golf ball drop.
Gail Bourque and Timm Harris measure the helicopter golf ball drop.
BRATTLEBORO- A good turnout by local golfers, 84 in all, and strong corporate support, made Youth Services’ third annual golf tournament a success, generating over $15,000 to help underwrite the agency’s programs. The tournament was held at the Brattleboro Country Club on July 26, a sunny, 79-degree, clear day.

The team of Mike Cersosimo, Wayne Wright, Bruce Davis, and Dan Zumbruski from Cersosimo Industries won first gross, with the PCL team of Steven Shortridge, Adam Sidelinger, Guy Lindholm, and Keith Clark finishing first net.

The Brattleboro Food Co-op team of Sabine Rhyne, Bob Lyons, Jeff Houle, and Tracy Sloan took second gross with the GS Precision team of Norm Schneeberger, Maggie Aldrich, John Lynde, and Chris Worden taking second net.

Debbie Boyle won the prize for the women’s longest drive. Tammy Bischof took women’s closest to the line, with Stephanie Huestis winning the prize for women’s closest to the pin.

In the Men’s Division, Nate Winter took the prize for men’s longest drive and men’s closest to the pin. Jeff McAllister took men’s closest to the line.

Youth Services’ board member Timm Harris and staff member Gail Bourque ran a putting contest which raised $195 for the agency. The winner of the putting contest was Potter Stewart Jr.

The Tom Heydinger Award, named after a long-serving chairman of the golf tournament, was awarded to Craig Bengston for over a decade of dedicated services to Youth Services’ golf committee.

During the banquet, sponsored by GS Precision, there was a silent auction and raffle. Over 40 items and services were raffled thanks to the generosity of local businesses who has supported the fundraiser.

A special feature was the helicopter golf ball drop thanks to the Renaud Bros Inc. helicopter, piloted by Mike Renaud and assisted by his wife, Shirley. Buckets of golf balls were dropped from 20 feet onto the fairway, with the winner of the $3,000 cash prize being Trust Co. of Vermont, who donated the winnings to Youth Services. Melanie Boese was the top bidder for the 10-minute helicopter ride.
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