Golfers Brave Heat for Golf & Tennis Classic


Temperatures may have hovered around the 100 degree mark for most of the day, but the heat didn’t deter a full complement of golfers and tennis players from turning out for NorthBay Guild’s 31st Annual Golf & Tennis Classic on Monday, July 14. 


“This is the Guild’s fourth year of a five-year commitment to support the NorthBay Medical Center Trauma Program through funds raised at the Golf & Tennis Classic,” explained Jane Hilliard, director of volunteer services, “so we invited our volunteers to come up with ways to keep the trauma theme going.”  


Trauma touches could be found throughout the 18-hole golf course. Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Kathy Richerson, R.N., and Rhonda Martin, R.N., assistant vice president or Nursing Operations, greeted tournament participants with Bloody Mary cocktails at the registration desk, served through saline bottles and IV drips. Volunteers drove around in “crash” golf carts with flashing blue lights, and Jello shots in large plastic syringes were offered to interested golfers at the 17th hole by Trauma Program Director Heather Venezio and Cindy Smith, lead data analyst for Emergency Services.



But, perhaps the best-themed hole was the one staffed by Simulation Lab Coordinator Lacy DeQuattro and Laura McGuire, cardiovascular patient care program manager, who decorated their stand with an ambulance gurney and CPR dummies. They poured “Washington Apple-tinis” into tiny specimen cups labeled with reminders that “An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away.” 


Everything got started at 11 a.m. for the golfers; the tennis players were already in full swing.

“While it was a warm day, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, and we couldn’t have done all of it without the help of our tireless volunteers, staff and the generous support of our sponsors,” Jane notes.


Here are the results from the competitions:


Closest to the hole: Ken Stamey, 8-foot-11; Brad Shelby, 3-feet-4; Eric Gassen, 6-feet-3; Taylor Quilling, 7-feet-8.

Longest drive, Women’s (Hole No. 9): Taylor Quilling

Long Drive, Men’s, (Hole No. 14): Mike Tudor

Chipping contest: Jesus Martinez 

Putting contest: Ted Pakenham, (first); Darrin Web, (second); Jeston Mitchell, (third)

Mixed Team results

first place, William Hite, Theresa Hite, Tiffany Capdeville and John Capdeville;

second place, Fred Hearn, John Thompson, Diane Thompson, Cynthia Huddleston; third place, Gil Zertuche, Craig Doerfert, Jim Houk, Martha Murray.

Men’s Team Results: first place, Mike Schultz, Jim Bogear, Dave Soldati, Ken Stamey; second place, Carlos Mendoza, Joe Rhodes, Sean Quinn, Doug Splitter; third place, Scott Reynolds, Jerry Sullivan, Tony DeMarini and Vince Maestri.



Flight A Winners:
Women- Kelly Dickenson and Regina Iwai (TIED)
Men     - Rich Van Veen

Flight B Winners:
Women- Angeli Stanwick
Men     - Francisco Barajas and Gary Matsumura (TIED)