Pub. 3 2021 Issue 3


Cheers to 25 Years! A Recap of Our Monumental Golf Tournament


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Drive: NH Magazine Pub. 3 2021 Issue 3

Our 25th Annual Drive for a Tech Golf Tournament took place Friday, May 7th, at Pease Golf Course. Twenty-six years ago, this event was just a thought and look at how it has developed. We have to give a nod to the founding members behind this event: Bill Hoover, Dave McGreevy and Jeff Platek. Two of whom were able to be out on the green with us this monumental year. A big thank you to Auto Auction of New England, our prime event sponsor, who was an integral part of the day. This year turned out to be our most successful year yet, maxing out the course with 180 players!

It was not a day to miss out on. Auto Auction of New England was serving up nostalgic ice cream off their food truck. They also provided us with beautiful vintage cars as our main photo backdrop. Upon arrival, golfers were greeted with several breakfast options, thanks to our sponsors. ConvenientMD Urgent Care, LotLinx, and North Country Ford. Northeast Auto Auction sponsored the breakfast bar and the signature drink the “Foss Nor’easter” (Dark & Stormy), was just what golfers needed to start off a beautiful day on the green.

The course was packed with fun challenges throughout. Some of the highlights were the Workforce Pipeline Challenge sponsored by Service Credit Union. At this challenge, golfers dropped a golf ball in the WFP (PVC pipe) and had to determine if it would come out of the left or the right pipe. By the end of the day, everyone had a theory of how to predict correctly. This challenge signified what the event is all about. The Education Foundation works to keep high school and college students who are interested the in automotive industry in New Hampshire to help build, maintain, and ensure a strong and robust automotive workforce for our members.

F & I Resources, A Brown & Brown Company, sponsored the driving range, where you could also find the “Ding the Car Challenge.” Only four people throughout the day were able to make a “ding” on the car. We may have to move it a little closer next year or slow down on the “Foss Nor’easters!”

Other notable challenges were the always fun, Air Cannons sponsored by ACV Auctions, Wheel of Fortune sponsored by Nucar Automotive Group and Somersworth Nissan, Inc., Birdie Ball sponsored by Grappone Automotive Group and Volvo Cars Exeter. I, of course, cannot forget Putting with Peeps, sponsored by Gordon-Darby NHOST Services, Inc., where golfers took stale peeps and tried to putt with them!

The at-the-turn BBQ lunch, sponsored by Dover Auto World/International Cars LTD. and Toyota of Nashua, was a big hit! Players were excited to have one of the loved traditions of the tournament back this year.

We had several awards sponsored by Right Direction Financial Services Holdings, LLC. Check out the overall tournament winners below:

First Place Overall:
Jewett Construction: Greg Stewart, Gregg Blair, Jeff Moynihan, Bret Cote ($100 Pro Shop Credit per golfer).

Second Place Overall:
Resources Management Group: Jeff Lindo, Ryan Cassidy, Rene Vadeboncoeur, Kaynel Gonsalves ($75 Pro Shop Credit per golfer).

Third Place Overall:
Port City Nissan, Inc.: Bret Chavaree Justin Fecteau JP Fennessy, Brian Lehman ($50 Pro Shop Credit per golfer).

Don’t miss out on next year’s 26th Annual Drive for A Tech Golf Tournament!