2020 Annual Banquet Program Book

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2020 Annual Banquet honoring

Tom Kite

Presented by:

“Success in golf depends less on strength of body than upon strength of mind and character.” – Arnold Palmer

The Connolly Group is proud to sponsor the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund 2020 Annual Banquet. We congratulate and thank Tom Kite for his lifelong contributions to golf. Richard F. Connolly, Jr. Managing Director Private Wealth Advisor

Steven R. Principe CFP ® Executive Director Private Wealth Advisor

Ryan E. Connolly First Vice President Private Wealth Advisor

125 High St Boston, MA 02110 617-946-5196 richard.connolly@morganstanleypwm.com

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM and federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfuly complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements. © 2020 Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. Member SIPC.

On behalf of my fellow Ouimet Fund Directors and the entire organization, I welcome you to the 70th Annual Banquet – which will be our first online Annual Banquet! This is a unique time for all of us and I thank our many sponsors who stuck with us to make this virtual event a reality! Much of 2020 will look different for all of us, but we are determined to ensure that scholarships in September for Ouimet Scholars remain meaningful and impactful. We can’t thank Ouimet Award honoree Tom Kite and emcee Dave Marr enough for their graciousness and flexibility throughout the planning, postponement and creativity this spring. We are so thankful for their efforts to coordinate an event that recognizes Tom’s outstanding career, creates a special scholarship in the name of Tom’s late wife Christy and will impact so many Ouimet Scholars this fall and for years to come. I started attending these dinners back in the 1970’s, when I was a student at UMass Amherst and a Ouimet Scholar. At the time, it was mainly the students and our supporting clubs. This dinner has grown to become one of the top golf dinners in the country, highlighted always by our keynote speaker and is now a major kickoff fundraiser for the Ouimet Fund. In addition to tonight’s sponsors, we are appreciative of the leadership, members and NEPGA professionals from our Bag Tag clubs; passionate Golf Marathon participants; generous annual donors; loyal Alumni; dedicated volunteers; and our most engaged and committed endowed scholarship creators. All of these programs become an important piece of the puzzle to help over 450 students afford college each fall. It begins when these kids have amazing summer golf jobs in high school, focus on their college academics and experience with less financial stress and then leverage the Ouimet network to take that next step in life with their career. We thank you for your passion to help over 6,000 young people succeed since the first class in 1949! Dick Connolly was a Ouimet Scholar attending Holy Cross in the 1960s and he has never forgotten what working in golf has meant to him and for so many others. As our Presenting Sponsor of this event and through the countless contributions from him and his wife, Ann Marie, he has been the MVP of our organization. The Richard F. Connolly, Jr. Award honors the spirit of Dick, and this year we are proud to recognize Mac Brawn of Andover Companies as the 2020 honoree. Mac is a true gentleman and generous supporter of Ouimet and the game of golf. We look forward to celebrating him more later this fall! To our longtime friends as well as our new friends joining us this evening, thank you for your generous commitment to a legacy that has helped change the trajectory of 6,000 young men and women since 1949! Sincerely, Jim Moriarty President 1

Welcome to the Annual Banquet HONOREE Tom Kite


OUIMET FUND PANELISTS Colin McGuire Ouimet Fund Executive Director

Jim Moriarty Ouimet Fund President

Richard F. Connolly, Jr. Ouimet Fund Trustee

STUDENT SPEAKER Jerome Sullivan Providence College/Marshfield Country Club 2

This Evening’s Sponsors PRESENTING SPONSOR


Andover Companies GOLD SPONSORS

Eversource Energy Liberty Mutual Mass Golf Synergy Investments The TJX Companies, Inc.


SILVER SPONSORS Alera Group Quincy Mutual Group David Bamel RSM Brown Brothers Harriman Todd Wetzel Cramer Erland Construction Fireman Capital Partners Kirkland & Ellis Loomis, Sayles & Company L.P. Maich Family Foundation Mallard Printing Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. BRONZE SPONSORS Bain Capital Rich Barrett CBIZ Choate, Hall & Stewart, LLP Ernst & Young Greg Gailius Jeff Holland Kevin MacLaughlan Marsh & McLennan Agency TJ Martin Natixis Investment Managers Norfolk & Dedham Group Opinion Dynamics PGA TOUR Superstore Ropes & Gray Katherine Stemburg Sunrise Erectors Walker & Dunlop Woodland Golf Club


2020 BANQUET CHAIR Greg Gailius


Thank You To Our Many Supporting Clubs Across the State The Ouimet Fund is thankful for our many supporting clubs across the state. Each year, the clubs are eager to respond to the growing need of our Scholars and support the Ouimet mission. At each club our Ouimet Chair Committees work with club staff to engage their fellow members and promote the scholarship opportunities to young people working in the game of golf. The club support adds up to 25,000 individual donors across the state who are all incredibly important to the success of our young people.

A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE CLUBS IN ATTENDANCE TONIGHT: Belmont Country Club Boston Golf Club Brae Burn Country Club Charles River Country Club Concord Country Club Dedham Country & Polo Club Essex County Club Framingham Country Club Hyannisport Club The Kittansett Club Marshfield Country Club Milton Hoosic Club

Oakley Country Club Pine Brook Country Club Salem Country Club The Country Club The Ridge Club Wellesley Country Club Weston Golf Club Winchester Country Club Wollaston Golf Club Woodland Golf Club Worcester Country Club 5

Tom Kite Tom Kite was born in McKinney, Texas to Tom, Sr. and Mauryene Kite, and learned a love of the game of golf from his father by the age of six. He soon became competitive in junior tournaments and had already entered the winners circle at the age of 11. When his family relocated to Austin, Texas, Tom began playing golf at the famed Austin Country Club, where he became a star pupil of the legendary golf coach and author Harvey Penick. Penick could see from a young age that Tom was special, not just because of his natural skill but because of his focus and internal drive to be great. Before he was even a teenager, Tom made it clear to his family that he intended on being a PGA Tour professional - and was willing to do whatever it took to achieve that goal. Tom went on to play for the University of Texas under the coaching tutelage of none other than Harvey Penick. From 1969 to 1972, Tom was a scholarship player for his state’s university and he more than earned it, as he was named Second-Team All-American in 1970 and 1971 and First-Team All-American in 1972, all while racking up nine collegiate tournament wins. The golf team at the time was a force to be reckoned with, as Tom was teammates with another Golf Hall of Famer, Ben Crenshaw. Together, the two friends led Texas to two national championships in 1971 and 1972, and shared co-medalist honors at the 1972 National Championship. 6

Tom didn’t waste any time making his mark on the PGA Tour as he was named Rookie of the Year in 1973, which would prove to be a harbinger of things to come, as Tom spent the majority of the 1970’s making cuts and finishing high in the money rankings. He secured his first Tour victory in 1976, but was never far from the top of the leaderboard in any tournament he entered. In the 1980’s, Tom was a force on the PGA Tour and earned his nickname: Mr. Consistency. Becoming known throughout golf as having the best wedge game in the world, Tom recorded 21 top-10 finishes in 1981, won the Vardon Trophy, and was by far the leader on the money list. From 1981 to 1987, Tom displayed incredible consistency as he was the only player on Tour to win an event in each year respectively, and in 1989 he was again the Tour’s leading money winner, with the highlight of the season being a memorable win at The Players Championship. Coinciding with his dominance on Tour in the 1980’s, Tom was a stalwart on the U.S. Ryder Cup team and was a playing member of the team from 1979 through to 1993. The U.S. team won five Ryder Cups during that span, and Kite famously holds the record for the largest singles victory in Ryder Cup history, beating Howard Clark 8&7 in a singles match in 1989. Soon after his Ryder Cup playing days were over, Tom received one of the ultimate honors in golf and was named the Captain of the 1997 Ryder Cup team. While the team lost by a narrow margin, the team spoke glowingly of Tom’s captainship and praised his use of analytics and data for strategy, a practice that was new at the time but is now commonplace. While Tom is perhaps best remembered for his legendary victory at Pebble Beach in 1992, his golfing career was filled with remarkable achievements. He won 19 PGA Tour events, received the famous Bob Jones Award in 1979, earned the Vardon Trophy in both 1981 and 1982, was named PGA of America Player of the Year in 1989, and has the unique distinction of being the first in Tour history to reach $6 million, $7 million, $8 million, and $9 million in career earnings. When Tom retired from PGA Tour competition, he certainly did not retire from competitive golf – he simply changed the venue in which he strikes fear into his fellow players. Tom is a regular on the PGA Tour Champions, where he has ten career victories including one senior major, The Countrywide Tradition. His solid play made him a regular in the Schwab Cup points rankings, and he 7

remains in the top-10 in all time points earned on the PGA Tour Champions. Tom was consistently dominant on the course during this two-decade stretch, but he remained a committed family man who was sure to put his family first. In 1975, Tom met his wife, Christy, at the Desert Inn Country Club and they were married later that year. The two welcomed three children during the 1980’s, Stephanie, David and Paul, and the family traveled with Tom as much as they could during his incredible run of consistent success. Sadly, Christy passed away in 2015 after a battle with cancer, but is remembered as an incredible mother and supportive wife who was as important to Tom’s success on course as any other factor in his life. Tom has remained a busy man both on and off the course, as he is a proud father and grandfather who deeply enjoys spending time with his family. Along with that, he added golf course designer to his resume and has completed some of the finest courses in the country, perhaps most famously Liberty National Golf Club, which regularly hosts PGA Tour events, and welcomed the 2017 Presidents Cup tournament. We are deeply honored to add Tom Kite to the list of recipients of the Francis Ouimet Award for Lifelong Contributions to Golf. Congratulations, Tom!

Christy Kite Family Trust Scholarship Christy Kite was married to Tom just short of 40 years until passing away after a lengthy battle with cancer in 2015. A golfer while at Arizona State University, she became a middle school math and science teacher after graduation. A couple of years later, Christy and Tom met playing on a golf course, and she soon became an integral part of Tom’s success. They traveled on Tour, first just the two of them, then with their young children. Creating somewhat of a normal family atmosphere while traveling and on the road constantly was one of Christy’s strongest assets. When Stephanie and twin sons, David and Paul, began school and the family was not able to attend as many golf tournaments, Christy became a proud and dedicated at-home Mom where she supported the kids as much as she did Tom. She also enjoyed cooking, knitting, and spending time with good friends, but her two main loves were her family and traveling on Tour. She truly was one of the “best Tour wives” ever. 8

Masters of ceremonies DAVID MARR, III The Ouimet Fund welcomes back Dave Marr, III as the evening’s MC. Mr. Marr, who currently hosts his own show, Mornings With Marr on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio, will be here for the fourth time. Mr. Marr is a well-known figure in the golf industry, working for many years with the Golf Channel as tower announcer, interviewer and play-by-play host for their coverage of the PGA TOUR Champions. He also hosted PGA TOUR Champions Learning Center, a weekly game improvement show featuring a variety of PGA TOUR Champions players. A New York City native, Marr is a graduate of Bucknell University and is the son of 1965 PGA Champion, 1981 Ryder Cup Captain and long-time ABC-TV golf commentator Dave Marr.

Ouimet Student Speaker JEROME SULLIVAN Congratulations to Jerome Sullivan for being selected as this year’s Ouimet Annual Banquet Student Speaker! Jerome is completing his Junior year at Providence College, a school he has dreamed of attending from a young age. He has worked in many capacities at Marshfield Country Club since he was eleven, and can remember putting money aside from as early as his first caddy loops to help pay for college. Jerome, the sixth of seven children raised by a single mother in Marshfield, credits his family, the members and staff of Marshfield Country Club, and the Ouimet Scholarship for making his dream of attending Providence College a reality. Jerome looks forward to a career in finance and staying involved with the game of golf when he completes his degree next year. Congratulations, Jerome! 9

Richard F. Connolly, Jr. Award for Distinguished Service The annual Richard F. Connolly, Jr. Distinguished Service Award was established in 2000 in honor of Mr. Connolly, a Ouimet Scholarship Alumnus, Director, Trustee and former President who has proudly served the Ouimet Fund for over 40 years. Mr. Connolly is the embodiment of everything a Ouimet volunteer can be. For 40 years he has served as Chairman of the Francis Ouimet Memorial Tournament. He has also underwritten the production of the Richard F. Connolly, Sr. Trophy, the Ouimet Memorial’s permanent trophy that is one of the most unique in golf. Mr. Connolly has been the driving force in starting the Francis Ouimet Award for Lifelong Contributions to Golf Annual Banquets, and has personally been their principal sponsor every year. He has also established an endowed Ouimet Scholarship in his family’s name and helped The Fund in many other ways. Mr. Connolly was honored with the Ouimet Fund’s Spirit of Golf Award in 2008.

MAC BRAWN The Ouimet Fund is excited to honor Mac Brawn as the 2020 Connolly Award Winner. Since the inaugural Ouimet Banquet in 1997, Mac Brawn and Andover Companies have not missed a year as a major sponsor of the event. His support has been important to the growth of this event, which continues to make a financial impact on the education of young people working in golf. Originally born in Dexter, Maine, Mr. Brawn went on to attend Bowdoin College before serving as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Upon completion of service, he went to work for The Andover Companies as an underwriter in 1964 and has been there ever since in many roles including his current position as Chairman & CEO. Mr. Brawn has ingrained golf in the culture of The Andover Companies, and it is his belief “You can learn a lot about a person on the golf course.” Mr. Brawn is particularly proud of this award, where the game of golf and the Ouimet Fund have been a big part of many of the personal and professional relationships he has developed. 10

We oer our sincere congratulations to the honorees: Tom Kite for receiving the Francis Ouimet Award for Lifelong Contributions to Golf; Malcolm Brawn for receiving the Richard F. Connolly, Jr. Award for Distinguished Service; and all of the deserving 2020 Ouimet Fund Scholars!


2009 Timothy J. (Ted)


Dennett W. Goodrich Mark Robinson

2001 Andrew Curcio

Wendell Fitch Richard Stimets

2002 Raymond Faxon 2003 William C. Foley 2004 Walter E. Lankau, Jr. 2005 Peter Maich 2006 Mark Frost 2007 Thomas J. Martin, Sr. 2008 Anne Marie Tobin

2010 Peter S. Lynch 2012 Ted Highberger 2013 Arnold Palmer 2015 Richard J. Barrett 2016 Terrence Kennedy

Richard Reilly


Not Awarded

2018 Dennis J. Kelly 2019 Tom Riordan 2020 Mac Brawn

Special Thanks Aerial Boston Photographers Cramer Shannon Doody Brad Faxon Sheila Feeney Fred Funk Golden Age Auctions Golf Channel/NBC Universal Gordon Schenk/ProTag Courtney Holt Peter Jacobsen John MacKinnon/Dale Carnegie Training Mallard Printing Clark Merrill/Dale Carnegie Training Michael O’Connell Keifer O’Connor PGA TOUR 12

Bob Rotella Dennis Satyshur Jeff Skyzinski USGA Archives Our Many Dedicated Volunteers & Silent Auction Donors

Congratulations to Tom Kite on receiving the Francis Ouimet Award for Lifelong Contributions to Golf.

Dick and Ann Marie Connolly

SINCE 1949

$38,378,417 Scholarships Awarded



Ouimet Scholars

About the Ouimet Fund The Ouimet Fund’s purpose is to help deserving young men and women, who have worked at golf courses in Massachusetts, obtain a college education. We provide need-based college scholarships, which are renewable and worth an average of $30,000 over the course of four years, with some students receiving as much as $65,000. Since 1949, The Fund has awarded over $38 Million in scholarships to more than 6,000 deserving men and women. Recently, Ouimet Scholars have excelled in school, graduating at a 92% rate and achieving an 3.3 GPA average! The Ouimet Fund is the largest independent scholarship fund in New England, and works to grow the legacy of Mr. Ouimet by growing the scholarship fund he loved so dearly.


The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund awards significant need-based college scholarships to deserving students who have worked at Massachusetts golf courses.

SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Current High School Seniors or Full-Time College Students Performed at least two years of service to golf at a golf course in Massachusetts Service must be one of the following • Caddies • Course Superintendent Ops • Pro Shop Ops (Bag Room, Practice Range & Cart Storage Area) • “On-Course” Snack Shack Sign Up and Apply Online! 15

VALUING OUR COMMUNITIES With value at the heart of all we do, we’re with you!


Become a Ouimet Fund Lifetime Member today Your financial support will help make the dream of achieving a college education a reality for young men and women throughout Massachusetts.

$10,000 $12,000 Single Lifetime Membership

Couples Lifetime Membership

*Membership can be paid over as many as four years.

Your Financial Support is More Important Than Ever 

More than 450 young men and women throughout Massachusetts earn Ouimet Scholarships. Ouimet Scholars graduate in four years at an incredible 92% rate.

Applications for Ouimet Scholarships have risen 30% in the last five years.

New and impactful programs, such as the Scholar & Alumni Career Fair, Dale Carnegie Courses, and Networking Receptions are expanding annually but require financial backing to have a continued impact.

As a Result of Your Support, You Will: 

Help hundreds of young men and women afford a college education. Currently, Ouimet Scholarship funding meets 51% of the Scholars’ financial need.

Display your Ouimet pride with a personally engraved Lifetime Member bag tag, and the latest apparel items.

Increase your business contacts and forge lifelong friends at Ouimet golf outings, hosted at top Massachusetts clubs, and receive exclusive invitations to more than a dozen Ouimet events annually.

See your name prominently engraved on a permanent plaque at Golf House, as well as in perpetuity in the Annual Impact Report.


Celebrating our leaders of today and tomorrow Liberty Mutual Insurance is proud to support the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund and congratulate 2020 honoree Tom Kite.


The Eddie Lowery Planned Giving Program

By including the Ouimet Fund in your estate plan, you are making a meaningful gift to future generations of Ouimet Scholars, ensuring your direct impact on their college dreams. A gift to the Ouimet Fund provides a lasting legacy and need not be complicated. We are happy to help you with your planning.

• • • • •

Wills and Living Trusts Life Income Gifts Gifts of Retirement Plans Charitable IRA Rollover Gifts of Life Insurance

For template language or more information please visit Ouimet.org/plannedgiving or call 774-430-9090



The 2020 Ouimet Golf Marathon will be held on August 3rd!

Join us for the Most Unique Event in Golf !

Marathoners set aside traditional golf rules and do whatever it takes to play as many holes as possible to support Ouimet Scholarships! (Gimmees Encouraged! No Looking for Lost Balls! Play Holes Out of Order!)

All golf club teams, corporate teams and individuals are welcome to participate.

For more information, please contact Jeff Murphy at Jeffm@ouimet.org 21


The 2020 Ouimet Career Fair welcomes companies to meet face-to-face with Ouimet Scholars and Alumni to discuss internships and full-time positions! All companies welcome to attend. Ouimet Scholars and Alumni are vetted, hard-working, and consistently top of their class. Don’t miss this chance to fill your open positions with the best talent available!


Boston Marriott Quincy Contact Thomas Murphy, Development Coordinator at 774-430-9094 or thomasm@ouimet.org



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Congratulations to Tom Kite for his many contributions to the game of golf. We also salute the generous supporters of the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund.

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Proud to continue supporting the Ouimet Fund and those who work to make the game of golf a joy for so many


Marsh is proud to support the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund. We admire your commitment to providing opportunities to young men and women who have dedicated their time and service to golf. Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management, delivers innovative, industry-specific solutions to help businesses effectively manage their risk.

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Is a proud supporter of the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund!

A special congratulations to Tom Kite for his lifelong contributions to the game. TO INSURE IS HUMAN.



Congratulations Mac

The honor is well deserved

– Rhodes and Donna Johnson


Congratulations Mac Brawn, a true gentleman, from your friends at MTM Insurance Associates, LLC – Paul MacDonald, Laurie Mancinelli & Cindy Traverso


Marty Connors and Rollstone Bank & Trust congratulate Tom Kite on his well-deserved recognition and thank him for his dedication and commitment to the game of golf.


Steward Health Care is proud to support The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund.

Congratulations Mac, thanks for all you do for so many! - John Walsh


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