J. Michael Fitzgibbon Memorial Golf Classic resounding success!

2013 Bridges Golf Event Special Guest and MC Andrew Catalon, Meghan Foley, Special Guest Briana Vega, Special Guest Bob Reed & Jon Hoek

Photo Credit Five Pines Photography (l to r) Special Guest and MC Andrew Catalon, Meghan Foley, Special Guest Briana Vega, Special Guest Bob Reed & Jon Hoek

A record amount of $23,600 (NET) was raised at the 10th Annual J. Michael Fitzgibbon Memorial Golf Classic presented by Relph Benefit Advisors on Monday, July 15.   88 Golfers played at the beautifully designed Edison Club, a private golf course in Rexford NY, which included an 18-hole scramble, BBQ lunch, awards ceremony & dinner, complimentary beverages, goodie bags with a Saratoga Bridges polo shirt, raffles, and a silent auction.  A portion of the proceeds benefits the J. Michael Fitzgibbons Memorial Scholarship Fund in honor of Michael who was a Board Member that passed away unexpectedly in 2005.

Professional Golfer and loyal friend, Briana Vega, was one of our  special guests again this year.  A Pro since 2004, Briana qualified for the 2009 U.S. Women’s Open Championship and has won 4 other tournaments including The 2006 Big Break VI: Trump National series.  Andrew Catalon from WNYT News Channel 13 was the Master of Ceremonies at the Awards Ceremony and Bob Reed, former Minnesota Viking and committee member was on hand to greet guests.

Prizes were awarded to:

  • Men’s Closest to the Pin – Chip Malone
  • Woman’s Closest to the Pin – Karin Hyman
  • Woman’s Longest Drive – Meghan Foley
  • Men’s Longest Drive – Brian McIlroy
  • 1st Place Low Gross – David Fitzgibbons, Jon Halpin, Jarod Katz
  • 2nd Place Low Gross – Andrew Ferrara, Scott Waterhouse, Bruce Cerone, Todd Duval
  • 1st Place Low Net – Tom Domery, John Purtell, Howard Ostrom, Vinnie Paolozzi
  • 2nd Place Low Net – Leo Dolan, Bill Egan, Ed Morrison


We received a lot of media coverage —

http://www.saratogatodayonline.com/index.php/publications/saratoga-today/item/1963-july-26-2013 (page 38)


Saratoga Bridges’ 10th Annual Golf Classic nets close to $24,000



New this year was a Silent Auction featuring these items and the respective winners:

  • Tickets to NFL Pre Season: Giants vs. Jets on August 24th at 7pm at MetLife Stadium:  Winner – Jon & Christine Hoek
  • Golf for Four at Saratoga National:  Winner – Carol Fitzgibbons
  • Two tickets to Saratoga Bridges Travers Day at the Races:  Winner – Karin Hyman
  • A laser signed New York Jets 2012 team football:  Winner – Ann Capobianco
  • A Gift Certificate for an overnight stay at The Saratoga Hilton:  Winner – Kathy Travis
  • A Gift Certificate for an overnight stay at The Desmond:  Winner – Kathy Travis
  • Foursome for 2014 J. Michael Fitzgibbons Golf Classic donated by The Fitzgibbons Family:  Winner – Leonard Muhs


We are most grateful to the following 2013 Special Event, Tournament Sponsors and Golfers, for without their generosity the event would not be as successful: 

Presenting Sponsor:   Relph Benefit Advisors

Lead Sponsor:   The Fitzgibbons Family

Tournament Sponsor:  BHL

Cart Sponsors:  MMHayes and Philadelphia Insurance    

Luncheon Sponsors:  ADP, Colonie Mechanical, Royal Care/OmnicareSaratoga National Bank & Trust Company and Tarella Financial Services 

Contest Sponsors:   John Carriero & Son, Inc., John Herrick and Tracey Road Equipment 

Registration Sponsors: DA Collins, NorthEast Testing and WB Mason

Tee Sponsors:  Joseph P. Mangione Inc.,  Andy & Susan Mesches, Napa Auto Parts, Northeast Show Promotors, Inc., Jay & Wendy Shupe and Staples

Beverage Sponsors:  DeCresente and Coca-Cola  provided beverages

2013 Special Event Sponsors: The Adirondack Trust Company, Constance & Thomas D’Ambra, DIAGEO, Coca-Cola, Relph Benefit Advisors, The Bonadio Group, Stewart’s Shops, Champlain Wealth Management and Olsen Associates, Architects.