2017 HGP Golf Classic is a success
Eighty alumni and friends of Holy Ghost Prep participated in the second annual HGP Golf Classic on October 23 at the Union League Golf Club at Torresdale.
Thanks to the generosity of the golfers and the tournament sponsors, the 2017 Holy Ghost Golf Classic raised over $33,000 for Holy Ghost Prep athletics.
The Holy Ghost Prep Golf Classic attracted some celebrity golfers this year. Chris Crawford ’11 (who played in the U.S. Open earlier this year), former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Dickie Noles (a member of the 1980 World Series champions), and former Philadelphia Flyer Bill Clement (who won two Stanley Cup rings in the mid-1970s with the “Broad Street Bullies”) all played in the event.
If that weren’t enough star power, Nolan Jones ’16, who just completed a successful second year of professional baseball with the single-A Mahoning Valley Scrappers, served as the guest speaker at the post-golf outing dinner. Jones compiled a .317 batting average with four HRs and 33 RBIs this season and seems destined to keep ascending through the Cleveland Indians’ minor league system.
On the course, the foursome of Eric Holt ’03, Michael Holt’91, Vince Pintimalli ’96, and Joe Pintimalli ’88 won the tournament, carding by one stroke with a team net score of 285. The second-place foursome—with a combined score of 286—was Larry Scheetz ’98, Ryan Becker ’98, James Foraker ’97, and Mike Cavanaugh ’01.
Eric Holt ’03 also shot the low round (for a second straight year) with a 69, while Phil Holt ’06 and Mike Steinberg, won the closest to the pin awards on the fourth hole and 17th hole, respectively. The aforementioned Nolan Jones ’16 (third hole) and current parent Dan Pinciotti (10th hole) captured the longest drive awards.
The HGP Golf Classic saw a significant increase in its level of sponsorships this year with over companies sponsored the event. Holt Logistic Corporation and McDonald Building Co. served as the lead sponsors, while Chapman Auto Group sponsored the “hole-in-one” contest at the ninth hole at the Union League Golf Club at Torresdale.
To see a full list of this year’s sponsors, click here.
The event was successful, thanks to the tireless efforts of the 2017 Golf Classic committee. The committee was made up of eight alumni (Thomas Holt Jr.’81, Anthony Naccarato ’84, Michael Harte ’81, Eric Holt ’03, Lou Petroni, Jr.’99, Frank Seravalli ’06, John Venne ’86, Mark Walder ’02); four alumni parents (Paula Bosley-Cerbara, Karen Crawford, Chuck Miller, and Dennis Murray); and one current parent (George Rusnak).
To see more Catalano Studio photos from the golf outing, click here.