The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund is proud to announce that Ted Hansberry has been selected as the 2009 recipient of the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund’s Richard F. Connolly, Jr. Distinguished Service Award which will be presented at The Fund’s 60th Annual Banquet on April 27, 2009. The highlight of the banquet will be the presentation of the “Francis Ouimet Award for Lifelong Contributions to Golf” to Tom Watson. The event will be held at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel.
Mr. Hansberry was a member of the Board of Directors from 2000-2008. During that time he served on numerous committees and was President from 2004-2006. He served on the finance and development committees, started the Board Governance Committee with Dick Connolly, and also was the key driver in the development of the Spirit of Golf events since their inception in 2003. A special highlight was his role as Spirit of Golf Chairman when The Fund honored Dick Connolly in November. It was one of the largest fund raising events in the history of The Fund, and created its largest endowed scholarship in Mr. Connolly’s name.
Mr. Hansberry is a Ouimet Society Lifetime Member and a long-time member of Woodland Golf Club and former Woodland president. He has recruited several other Lifetime Members and solicited several endowed scholarships. He has a great interest in the history of Francis Ouimet (especially at Woodland), and served as Ouimet President during the release of “Greatest Game Ever Played.” He makes his home in Bedford and Naples, FL.
The Richard F. Connolly, Jr. Distinguished Service Award was established in 2000 in honor of Mr. Connolly, a Ouimet Scholarship alumnus, former President and Trustee and current Board Member who has proudly served the Ouimet Fund for over 35 Years.