Family Ties Golf Event

Family Ties put on their 2nd Annual Golf Tournament at Ferncroft Country Club.  It was a beautiful day on the course. This event was made possible due to our great sponsors.  A big thank you to Dunkin Donuts, TRU services, Prattys CAV, Citizens Bank, Life Solutions Group, Mass Mutual, and Woburn Toyota.

Family Ties is a non profit created to benefit the local families of Cape Ann that have been affected by cancer.  We use the proceeds of our efforts to aid the families financial and emotionally through the tough times that cancer brings to their lives.

We would also like to thank our special guest Mike Watson; long drive champion who donated his drives on hole #4, a 360 yard par 4 where he reached the green consistently throughout the day.

Thank you to Thom Falzarano for donating his time to take all of the amazing pictures of the event.

The tournament ended with a sudden death card off between last year’s champs and Drew Dominick’s team (Drew Dominick, Nate Levie, JD Aspesi, Dean Babine).  In the end Mike Pratt, Anthony Ellis, Tony Grillo, and Billy Suppa took first place as repeat champions.

Also congratulations to Jason Balzarini for longest drive and Joe Nguyen for closest to the pin honors.

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GFAA Golf Fund Raiser at Bass Rocks a success

Gerry Hart writes:

Thanks to Bass Rocks and the Favazza Johnson Insurance Agency, … Gloucester Times, Good Morning Gloucester, 104.9 radio, and al the Friends of GFAA ….

Below are some photos of some of the people who enjoyed a day of Golf at Bass Rocks Club.








Kathi Turner writes-

James M. Turner, 14, of Gloucester hit a “Hole in One” at Bass Rocks on the 17th hole, 230+ yard par 3 on a Saturday in May, 2012…….then HE DID IT AGAIN, Sunday June 24, 2012 on the same hole, with the same driver, a demo Titlelist 910D2.

James has been golfing for about 3 years and carries a 6 handicap.  He was born and raised in Gloucester, just graduated 8th grade from Eastern Point Day School, and hopes to play golf next year at St. John’s Prep.

james golf 6-12

Elks – Golf Champions and host Blood Drive Sept 20

The Elks of Gloucester win the Golf Tournament, but also give back to the community by hosting a Blood Drive Monday, Sept. 20, 2 to 7 p.m., at the Elks at Bass Rocks, 101 Atlantic Road.   

Massachusetts State Elks Golf Champions: John Davis, Jan Collins, Nate Collins and Mike McCarthy 


2010 Massachusetts State Elks Golf Champions: John Davis, Jan Collins, Nate Collins and Mike McCarthy