Event features 2 hole-in-one winners
Curtiss Ryan COO Ed DeMarseilles presents Steven Weinhaus of Stratford with the keys to a new 2012 Honda Crosstour Weinhaus won at the Griffin Golf Classic. Also on hand to celebrate Weinhaus’ win are, from left, Griffin Hospital President Patrick Charmel and the members of Weinhaus’ foursome, Craig Wolgast, James Bergers, and Richard Bates.
Curtiss-Ryan Honda in Shelton recently presented the keys for a new 2012 Honda Crosstour to Steven Weinhaus of Stratford. Weinhaus won the vehicle at the Griffin Golf Classic June 12 when he hit a hole-in-one on the 15th hole of the Race Brook Country Club in Orange.
The tournament was also lucky for Patrick Glynn, of Wethersfield, who hit a hole-in-one on the 12th hole to win a brand new HDTV, which also was sponsored by Curtiss Ryan Honda.
“During almost 30 years of providing automobiles as hole-in-one prizes for different golf tournaments and organizations throughout the Valley, we have never had two hole-in-one winners on the same day, at the same tournament,” said Curtiss Ryan COO Ed DeMarseilles. “In fact, the last person to win a car was back in 1995.”
Curtiss Ryan Honda, Connecticut’s first established Honda dealer, provided hole-in-one prizes on four different “par 3” holes for the Griffin Golf Classic. Each hole-in-one wins a new car on the designated car holes.
Only the first hole-in-one wins on the other three “bonus” holes.
Weinhaus, an employee of Lord Chamberlain Nursing & Rehabilitation in Stratford, was playing with three colleagues at the tournament. They, along with two designated witnesses near the green, were lucky to see the rare occurrence. For now, Weinhaus said he will keep his 1997 Acura Integra as a second car.
The Griffin Golf Classic raised more than $60,000 to benefit the programs and services at Griffin Hospital, an award-wining and innovative hospital in Derby that serves Lower Naugatuck Valley and surrounding communities.