Dick Carraher's (right) foursome stops for a picture on the Golf Course. Left to Right: Paul Gilrein, John Coyne, William Carraher, Paul Rich, and Dick.

Dick Carraher’s (right) foursome stops for a picture on the Golf Course. Left to Right: Paul Gilrein, John Coyne, William Carraher, Paul Rich, and Dick.

Leominster_Montachusett Home Care Corporation (MHCC) of Leominster held its 17th Annual Golf Tournament at the Oak Hill Country Club on Monday, June 13, 2016.

           Under partly cloudy skies and a brisk breeze, golfers found their way around the greens for the day without rain and joined MHCC staff at  a dinner and auction following the event. Also joining golfers after the tournament were Niki Pirro, who offered her services as Auctioneer for the evening program during dinner, and her father Fred Tousignant formerly of Fred’s Auction House.

           Winning 1st place with a score of 59 at the tournament this year was the foursome of George Mason, John Jeniski, Dave Penttila, and Tim Williams. The foursome of Mike Hewitt, Steve Duvarney, Kevin Mack, and Marshall Gould placed 2nd with a score of 60. The foursome of Ray Boly, Dave Harmon, Kevin Sullivan, Steve Thibodo placed 3rd with a score of 61. Finishing in 4th place, with a score of 62 was the foursome of Tim Dutille, Greggory Brendan, Dane Goolsky, and Nik Lavoie. Taking 5th place in the event with a score of 62 was the foursome of Peter Silvia, Bret Yuknavich, David Joyce, and Ray Bedard.

            Winner of the Longest Drive for Men this year was Tim Dutille.   For women, Susan Lemay recorded the longest drive. The 50/50 hole winner was Rick Hillman.

            MHCC is a not for profit organization whose mission is to help elders and disabled adults remain safely in their homes through the provision of home care and other community-based services.

            All of the money raised at the tournament is used to support the agency’s volunteer programs. Through the three volunteer programs, the agency helps over 4,000 elders in the Montachusett area. These programs provide advocacy for nursing home residents to ensure that their care needs are adequately met, transportation to medical appointments, companionship and shopping services for elders and money management assistance to elders and disabled persons who can no longer manage their own finances. This year’s tournament before expenses grossed $49,000 for the programs.