1921 Seagrave Fire Engine Golf Tournament!
On May 8th 2007, 54 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 $3,300.00 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 6 under par: Tony Slimick, Don Glor, and Matt Turturici.
The second best team score of 6 under par: Mike Galvin, Tom Fanucchi, Frank Schaukowitch, and Robert Davis.
The third best team score of 4 under par: Tom Neylan, Glenn Grant, Rich Hall and Rob Dehoney.
The longest drive: Matt Turturici.
The closest to the hole (17th) at 7 feet 3 inch: Mark Burnett.
Ken Pacini, Kent Patterson, Gary Heap, and Ron Kasper scored 4 under par.
Mike McCann, Marty McCue, Bill Sisack, and Joe Cutietta scored 2 under par.
Rich Leavit, Wilson Chan, Nicholas Ong and Chris Ong scored 1 under par.
Mark Burnett, Gary Fauth, Kent Thrasher, and Kirk Johnson scored 1 under par.
Anthony Agresti, Mike Lemos, Bob Fisher, and Jennifer Agresti scored 2 over par.
Sharon Laner, Rob Quinn, Brian Kelly and Bob Nice scored 3 over par.
Eric Ikeda, Jon Ballack, and Darren Shimamoto scored 4 over par.
Jeff Barile, Joe Barile, Kurt Benner, and Lance Lund scored 5 over par.
John Lee, Malcolm Laner, John Kristovich, and Robert Lockwood scored 7 over par.
Shawn Wilkerson, Mike Miller, Doug Fry and Mike Gaffney scored 16 over par.
Sean Peveronas, Chris Peveronas, Lee Rossi, and Mike King unable to finish.
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
Three Alarm Cellars, Canning Stevens, Maureen Barile, Mike Galvin, and Jeff Barile.