On Friday, July 26, NYC Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg hosted City Parks Foundation’s twelfth annual Mayor’s Cup Golf tournament at the American Golf-operated Pelham Bay/Split Rock Golf Course in the Bronx. Business executives, government officials and LPGA champion Cristie Kerr all came out to raise funds for CityParks Golf.
The day began with breakfast in the clubhouse where CPF President Alison Tocci and CPF Board Chair David Moore welcomed participants and introduced special guests to the podium, including NYC Parks Commissioner Veronica White, Lacoste North America President and CEO Francis Pierrel, Pelham Bay/Split Rock General Manager Jim Buonaiuto and LPGA champion Cristie Kerr.
After breakfast guests hit the links to play a full 18 holes, including holes with Cristie Kerr, young players from our CityParks Junior Golf Center and the Mayor himself. Along the way participants indulged in the various food and beverage tents set-up on a number of holes, including vendors from Otto Enoteca Pizzeria and Delicioso Coco Helado.
The festivities culminated in an awards ceremony over dinner and cocktails. Mayor Bloomberg spoke on the importance of making golf accessible to young people and congratulated our CityParks Junior Golf Center players on their achievements. CPF Board Chair David Moore then presented the individual and team awards.
First Place: Team Weishoff (Steve Weishoff, Jason Gromelski, Bob Weishoff, Maggie Barnett)
Second Place: Trump Organization (Tony McCary, Ron Lieberman, Greg Eisner, Joe Roediger)
Third Place: American Golf 1 (Jim Buonaiuto, Lee Finkle, Carl Collins, Joe Bishoff)
Longest Drive – Maggie Barnett, Team Weishoff
Straightest Drive – Mike Keaveney, Waterman Interests
Closest to the Pin – David Rivel, Moore Holdings
CPF would like to offer a big thank you to everyone who participated in the event and made it such a fantastic day. Supported by American Golf and the American Golf Foundation (AGF), proceeds from The Mayor’s Cup benefit CityParks Golf presented by René Lacoste Foundation, a special program that provides free professional golf instruction to more than 3,500 young people, ages 6-17, in neighborhood parks throughout all five boroughs. Funds also support the CityParks Junior Golf Center in Brooklyn, where more advanced instruction and tournament training is offered.