Bob Policastro, Director of ATDC, hosted its first annual golf outing on September 29th at the Nissequogue Golf Club in St. James. The event, a fundraiser for ATDC and Angela’s House, net $32,700 through corporate sponsors, golf participants and raffles. It was a clear crisp autumn day on the golf course for 104 golfers, who were challenged by the hilly and rugged terrain of the course that borders the Nissequogue River. On the 18th hole, the tee is a couple hundred yards away from a 100-foot drop down a hill leading to the green. This means the hole was totally out of sight from the tee until the players reached the top of the hill. The best ball score of the day was 71, par for the course. What a feat!
Major sponsors included Fleet Bank, Vytra Health Plans, Carpenters Local Union 7, Professional Equipment / Aprosite.com, the Norton family and the Cohen family. The Golf Committee members were Bob Policastro, Walter Stockton, Frank Lombardi, Deniz Gurcan, Gerard Focone, Anthony Marrone, Sean Tracey, Joe McGovern and Tom Brennan. ATDC appreciates their generous support and expertise in creating this successful event.
The committee organized an exciting evening with Mick Foley emcee. Mick aka Mankind, three time World Wide Federation Wresting Champ and author of several NY Times best selling books, created a lot of fun for the guests as they made bids for golf outings to Bethpage Black Course, Southampton Golf Club and Atlantic Golf Club. Louis Rocco, of Landauer Metropolitan, made the highest bid of $1300 for a threesome with Walter Stockton at Southampton Golf Club. In the raffles, Joe Dovi won a set of graphite golf clubs and a television and John Caraciolo won the 53″ wide screen TV. IGHL, Mt. Sinai resident Donna Rae picked some raffle tickets and awarded gifts during the proceedings, and one of the winners picked her up and twirled around gleefully. Based on the happy noise of the evening, everyone felt the same way.