Golf Classic ’17
The 2017 Marian Golf Classic, held at Marlborough Country Club (Marlborough, MA) on September 18th, was an amazing event of which to be a part. Arriving at the course for registration and a light breakfast, one could feel the excitement and camaraderie emanating from Marian alumni, families, students, and volunteers. The entire day was filled with friends, golf, mulligans, lunch, prizes, raffles and silent auctions. The 18-hole scramble was the perfect style of play for the day, for it enabled the groups to challenge themselves without the stress associated with a normal round. Throughout the course of the day, there were numerous opportunities to join in on some fun competitions including the farthest drive contest, closest-to-the-pin contest, and a classic putting contest in between holes. One of the holes even gave groups the chance to shoot a golf ball out of a compressed-air cannon to win various prizes! In addition to the festivities, the actual tournament aspect of the classic proved to be extremely competitive. Coming in first place with a score of -13 (13 under par) was a foursome with our own Mr. Johnson and principal, Mr. Donahue. Wow, the Marian golf team has got some competition now.
Passing by other foursomes, I noticed a pattern: everyone was having a great time and enjoying the event. Overall, playing such an outstanding and rather challenging course definitely was a gret way to spend the day outside of school. After every group had finished playing, all the groups came together to relax and eat a wonderfully prepared meal. The silent-auction was a major success and really added to the overall fundraising spirit. After all, the golf classic is one of the main fundraising events for Marian and, therefore, supports all of the students and the school. In addition to the silent-auction and prizes, a few Marian students came in to speak and highlight what Marian means to them. These speeches truly represented the purpose of the event and gave participants a brief insight into the impact of Marian on its students. Also, I would never forget to mention the fact that the Lombardi trophy from Super Bowl 51 was at the golf tournament! The trophy definitely added to the list of highlights from the event, as it was a go-to picture opportunity.
Being a senior and attending the golf classic for the final time, I feel that this year’s event was the best yet and that this event will continue to grow. All in all, the 2017 Marian Golf Classic was one for the books! With that said, the volunteers, organizers, and donors working behind the scenes of the successful outing helped the Marian community in indescribable ways. Thank you to all of the Marian parents, volunteers, and players that made the 2017 Marian Golf Classic one to remember! And a special thank you to Mrs. Rivera for putting the entire day together; your immense dedication to Marian and its students does not go unnoticed!
-Rachel K., ’18