Dear Taconic Members,
The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund has been the official “Golf Charity of Massachusetts” since 1949. Thanks to the support of the “Bag Tag” fund, the Ouimet Scholarship Fund continues to provide scholarship dollars. As always, by supporting the “Bag Tag” program, you will receive a distinctive Ouimet “Sponsor” tag for your contribution. Last year Taconic members contributed approximately $7,100.00 to the “Bag Tag” program.
Some facts regarding the Ouimet Scholarship Fund:
· Since its inception, the Fund has awarded $36 million to 5,900 recipients.
· The Fund was able to award $2.2 Million to 326 recipients for the 2018-2019 academic year.
· The average annual award is $6,000.
· 100% OF YOUR BAG TAG DONATION GOES TO SCHOLARSHIPS.
This year’s Financial Ouimet Scholars from Taconic Golf Club are:
Nicholas D. Boulger – UMass – Amherst ’20*
Hayden N. Gillooly – Williams College ’21
* Honorary Scholar
Since 1999, from Taconic Golf Club, there have been 7 Honorary Ouimet Scholars and 22 Financial Ouimet Scholarship Recipients, with a total dollar amount received of $248,100.00. Since 2010, there have been 3 Honorary Ouimet Scholars and 13 Financial Ouimet Scholarship Recipients, with a total dollar amount received of $132,218.00.
The Ouimet Fund asks that you consider a donation of $60.00 in support of the “Bag Tag” program. Upon receipt of your donation the pro shop will attach tags to those bags that are in club storage. If your clubs are not in storage or you do not receive your tag, please see the pro shop.
The Taconic Ouimet committee extends a “THANK YOU” to all the members that support the Fund! Watch for new Ouimet activities being planned by the committee for this season.
Taconic Golf Club Ouimet Fund Committee
Joe Truskowski, Andrew Art, Andrew Budz & Josh Hillman