Although the skies were overcast and the mist was constant, the sun may as well have been shining judging from the smiles on the faces of the more than 80 golfers at the second Annual CSE Golf Outing at Cedar Hill Golf and Country Club in Livington, N.J., October 13, 2011. They forged on with the good-natured determination of dedicated golfers to support scholarships for CSE students. Despite the weather, golfer Jim Brighton from the RBA Group was able to say, “The course is in very good shape.”
“We had people who feel good about coming here,” said Richard Keelty, golf committee chairperson and CSE trustee. “People enjoyed the food, the course, and the camaraderie. It is a nice way to raise money where people can have fun while giving to the College.”
Fun is exactly what they seemed to be having. The format was a scramble, allowing for players of all skill levels to participate. The registration included a golf cart, green fees, and range balls, and every participant received a tee prize. After an afternoon of golf that began with a shotgun start at 12:30, the players returned to the clubhouse for a cocktail and dinner reception, as well as a silent auction and raffles. The event also included a buffet lunch.
CSE President Sister Francis Raftery greeted the group at dinner saying, “The focus of today’s event was the students, and we thank you for all that you have done to support them.”
CSE student Shannon Tipton, ’13, also thanked the audience, telling them scholarships have made her attendance at CSE possible.
Then the auction and raffle tickets were drawn, but as far as the CSE staff was concerned, everyone went home a winner.