The 2006 1921 Seagrave Fire Engine Golf Tournament!
On May 8th 2006, 66 golfers enjoyed themselves at Poplar Creek Golf Course in San Mateo with a spirited game of team scramble to raise restoration funds for the San Mateo Firefighters’ Association 1921 Seagrave fire engine. “Over $4,000.00 was raised by this tournament,” said Jeff Barile, one of its organizers, “making it a very successful fundraiser for the Seagrave!” The newly painted 1921 Seagrave was driven to Poplar Creek by Barile and was parked by the practice putting green for all to see. Many veteran players of this tournament finally witnessed the fruits of the tournament’s many years of fundraising by viewing “Old Betsy.” Barile acknowledged that the restoration effort has been a “long journey but it has been worth it.” Later in the year, the Seagrave will receive its gold leafing to make its restoration complete. The weather was sunny with some strong afternoon wind. The golfers were grateful for the improved weather over last year’s rain and enjoyed their team play. The following prizes were awarded by the co-organizer, Mike Galvin:
The best team score of 10 under par: Geoff Quinn, Scott Fletcher, Dennis McGuire, and Steve Granieri.
The second best team score of 9 under par: Mike Galvin, Tom Fanucchi, Frank Schaukowitch, and Robert Davis.
The third best team score of 7 under par: Tom Neylan, Glenn Grant, and Mike Harrington.
The longest drive: Robert Davis.
The closest to the hole (17th) at 3 feet 1 inch: Walt Dabney.
Christian Olazar, Jose Olazar, Eric Ikeda, and Kevin Greggans scored 4 under par.
Dan Owen, John Molinelli, Ray Allara, and Homer Zugelder scored 4 under par.
Mike McCann, Marty McCue, Bill Sisack, and Joe Cutietta scored 7 over par.
Walt Dabney, Mike Smith, Dave Shomaker, and Craig Young scored 4 under par.
Ken Pacini, Kent Patterson, Gary Heap, and Ron Kasper scored 3 under par.
Anthony Agresti, Dennis Agresti, Bob Fisher, and Aric Agresti scored 1 under par.
Darren Shimamoto, Steve Stanovcak, Tom Knecht, and Robert Cook scored 4 over par.
Mark Burnett, Gary Fauth, Kent Thrasher, and Bob Grassilli scored 3 under par.
Don Glor, Shawn Mason, Tony Slimick, and Malcolm Laner scored 1 under par.
Robert Galbreath, Joe Latham, Bob Romanoff, and Bob Nice scored 1 under par.
Rich Leavit, Tom Ball, and Oscar Montes scored even.
John Kristonvich, Allan Johnson, Rich Young, and Bill McMullen scored 3 under par.
Wayne Shomaker, Tom Yturralde, Rick Yates, and Will Trbovich scored 5 under par.
Jeff Barile, Joe Barile, Mike Wedlake, and Canning Stevens scored 1 over par.
The SMFFA would like to thank the following groups and individuals for their financial contributions and help to make this tournament possible:
The City of San Mateo and the City Council
San Mateo City Employees Federal Credit Union
Three Alarm Cellars
Neil Wild, Joe Qualt, Arce Croce, Brian Kelly, Dennis Kruger, Canning Stevens, Joe Barile, Maureen Barile, Mike Galvin, and Jeff Barile.