On May 12th 2008, 60 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 “gold-leafed” 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.”
The following prizes were awarded by the co-organizer, Mike Galvin:
The best team score with a score of 9 under par: Mike Galvin, Tom Fanucchi, Frank Schaukowitch, and Vince O'Leary.
The second best team with a score of 8 under par: Steve Blevins, Ed Kertel, Robert Davis and Matt Gruwell.
The third best team with a score of seven under par: Matt Turturici, Dave Rovetti, Joe Novelli, and Mike Thorvund.
The longest drive: Dave Rovetti.
The closest to the hole (17th) at 7 feet 3 inch: Joe Pirini 4feet 1 inch.
Larry Batti, Tim Fitzsimmons, Brian Fitzsimmons, and Peter Niles scored 3 under par.
Eric Agresti, Dennis Agrest, Rick Lemos, and Dave Loustalot scored 2 under par.
Anthony Agresti, Jennifer Agresti, Chris McAlavey and Bob Fisher scored 1 under par.
Tom Ball, Carl Steigerwald, Jerry Marsh and Shawn Mason scored 1 under par.
CW Joiner, Tom Sullivan, C. Woodruff and E. Degliantoni scored even.
Eric Ikeda, Chris Olazar, Jose Olazar and Andy Martinez scored 1 over par.
Jeff Bartlett, Seteve Larratt, Steve Sperina and Ron Mafrechi scored 1 over par.
Jeff Barile, Canning Stevens, Neil Wild and Craig Hogan scored 3 over par.
Steve Stanovcak, Darren Shimamoto, Joe DelPorto and Randy Shipley scored 3 over par.
Terry Pore, Mike Bauer, Joe Pirini and Brad Reiss scored 4 over par.
Joe Latham, Bob Galbreath, Bob Romanoff and Bob Nice scored 4 over par.
Bill Reilly, Paul Geneste, Keith Marshall and Norm Payne scored 6 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
Greg Giannecchini & MannyAvalos for new Seagrave Golf logo
Canning Stevens, Maureen Barile, Mike Galvin, and Jeff Barile.