Grace Church Millbrook deems 15th Annual Golf Outing a hit
PAWLING — The 15th Annual Grace Episcopal Church Golf and Dinner Benefit was held at the Quaker Hill Country Club in Pawling on Monday, Aug. 15, and there couldn’t have been better weather. The club is nestled among heavily forested properties, and the views enjoyed from the golf course are extraordinary. Many who attended also played croquet, and there were additional games for youngsters.
Everyone appeared to enjoy the day. While all were having fun, there was also some serious competition going on among those swinging their clubs on the green.
The closest to pin winner was Susan Ball. The prize for the longest drive went to Steve Louscio for the men and to M.K. Ball for the women. The first-place award for the tournament went to Tom Lynch, Spence Hall, Joe Whitely and Gary Schowssow. Second place was actually a tie between the team of Joe Grosse, Steve Lomuncio, David Fountain and Andrew Rappleyea and the team that included Grace Church Pastor, The Rev. Matthew Calkins, Tom Calkins, Skip Wacker and Matt Mead
Those who attended were able to sign in for the golf competition late morning, and enjoyed lunch at 11:30 a.m. Tee time was at 12:30 p.m. Croquet began at 4 p.m.
Following the activities on the golf course was an evening for parishioners and other church supporters filled with music, food and fellowship. Grace Church also honored two community members for their service to the church (for more, turn to Page A5).
Proceeds from the annual fundraiser will go to help Grace Church fund many of its programs, including: EPIC (for high school students); GIO, an outreach program for immigrants and an opportunity for recent college graduates to participate in a year of service; a community pre-school; and the church’s work partnering with the Food for Life pantry in Amenia and the Lunchbox pantry in Poughkeepsie.
Quaker Hill Country Club offers a 9-hole course that features 2,948 yards of golf from the longest tees, for a par of 35. The course rating is 69.5 and it has a slope rating of 123 on blue grass. Quaker Hill Country Club opened its golf course in 1939.