Sunday June 2, 2013

The City of Pittsfield Dept. of Community Development Recreation Program has announced the return of its popular and successful Sticks for Kids program.

Sticks for Kids is a free five-day program that teaches the basics of golf including swing fundamentals, rules and etiquette. The program is an effort to ensure that children get the opportunity and access to learn the game.

The program for children ages 6-11 will be held June 24 to 28 at Pittsfield High School from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Twelve sets of junior clubs will be available for those who don't have equipment.

Pre-registration is required and is first-come, first-served by June 14. There will be limit of 100 children, a total that was easily reached lasst year. Flyers will be sent home through the Pittsfield schools.

For more information call Rebecca Tefft, recreation activities coordinator, at (413) 499-9370 or email parks@pittsfieldch.com.

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Despite last weekend's brutal weather, the John Fraser Memorial Scramble at Skyline Country Club drew a field of 104 golfers and raised $6,000 for the John Fraser Scholarship Fund.

Everyone who stuck it out -- the first round was reduced to nine holes but the golfers bundled up, tried to stay dry and completed 18 holes on Sunday -- deserves a round of applause for their persistence and dedication.

Taking top honors in Division 1 in a playoff was the team of Sheran Tucker, Jason Murray, Shane Parrott and Charlie Litano.


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They combined for a 32 in the nine-hole round and shot a 63 on Sunday.

Winning Division 2 was the team of Bob Tynan, Mike Bradley, John Barbarotta and Larry Salvatorre (34-64--98) while Brad Stewart, Bill Haskins, Glenn Marion and Joe Doucette (35-65--100) took home the Division 3 title.

Tournament results, C3

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The team of Steve Magargal, John Verrett, Jeff Racz and James Ryan shot a 62 to take top honors by one shots in a best-ball of four tournament over the Memorial Day weekend at Worthington Golf Club.

The team of Dana Culver, Billy Spitzer, Brian Culver and Chuck Baker won low-net honors with a 53.