Below is my video recap of the 19th Annual Flutie Golf Classic as well as the script. I was there for my Flutie Fellowship, and I had a blast.
The 19th Annual Flutie Golf Classic took place at the Brae Burn Country Club this past Monday, September 17. The turnout was great and the foundation raised lots of money. Golfers arrived ready for a fun day of golfing, a buffet-style dinner, silent auctions, and more. Golfers checked-in outside the clubhouse, then they got into their golf carts and they were off.
Tyler Lagasse, Special Olympics golf silver medalist who was sponsored by the foundation, stayed at Hole 1. This was a team tournament, so the place where longest drive of the four team members landed is where everyone took their second shot. Tyler would drive a ball for each group. That way, if a team didn’t like their drives, they could use Tyler’s.
This year, Doug Flutie insisted on golfing the entire course rather than staying at one hole, so he joined a team with his family members to compete.
There were many other people out golfing, including Steve Burton of WBZ, Tom E. Curran of NBC Sports Boston, Charles Hirsch of Special Olympics, Jayme Parker, formerly of NESN, Sean MacLaughlin of APEX, David Morris of TripAdvisor, Dan Alperin and Bob Socci of 98.5, Alexa Flutie’s husband Ian Sumner, other family of Doug including Billy Flutie, Danny Fortier, Jeff Fortier, Joe Fortier, and Ryan Fortier, former Flutie dad of the year and Doug Flutie’s long-time friend Alan Seymour.
On the 15th hole, Nationwide Hole in One provided golfers with their “Golf Ball Cannon”. They charged $20 per shot, but if all four golfers in a group made the green with the cannon, it was an automatic eagle, and the closest golfer to the pin would win a ticket package, where they could buy 2 tickets to any sporting event, play, or concert of their choice!
We did not capture the winning shot on camera, but we know that the winner had shot the ball within 59 inches of the pin!
After the tournament, everyone returned to the clubhouse to chat, enjoy appetizers and bid in the silent auctions. At around 6PM, they served dinner, and Nick Savarese of the Flutie Foundation as well as Doug Flutie himself gave us an update on the foundation and how Dougie is doing. After that, Tyler Lagasse went up as a guest speaker with an inspiring speech about autism. Tyler and I helped the foundation’s Nicole Guglielmucci hand out the awards, and we said our goodbyes.
I had a blast at the event, and I’m also looking forward to the 19th annual Flutie 5K in just two weeks! Time has really flown by. It feels like I just emceed the 18th annual a couple months ago, and I was invited back to emcee again this year. Feel free to stop by and say hello at the 5K.