Clear skies, great weather, a sellout crowd, nice prizes, some good and some not-so-good golf … it all added up to tremendously successful golf outing for the Leo Alumni Association, which brought the event back to Gleneagles Golf Club on August 6 after a one-year, COVID-induced hiatus.
A full complement of 288 golfers meant both Gleneagles courses were at max capacity for the 9 a.m. shotgun start. A handful of unregistered players who showed up were also allowed into the field, making it the largest for a Leo outing in the last few years.
Co-chairmen Dennis Barista ’74 and Scott Fulwiler ’74 are to be commended for skillfully and successfully managing the event down to its last detail.
The O’Malley foursome—Tom O’Malley Jr. and his son Ryan; Mike O’Malley and his son Mike Jr.—was the day’s big winner, shooting 10 under par in the scramble format. That was one stroke better than the 9 under carded by Jack Fitzgerald ’69, Phil Rogers, Jim Kennedy and Jim Earner, a 1973 Brother Rice grad who serves as Leo’s Business Manager … and whose dad Gene is a noteworthy Leo graduate, along with six Earner brothers.
A raffle, a silent auction and a sitdown dinner featuring Gleneagles’ famed fried chicken wrapped up the day. Good golf or bad, a good time was had by all.