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First Annual Golf Tournament to Bring Community Together for Good Cause

2014 news archive

04/04/14

Newton, MA—The BC Law Alumni Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, June 2, 2014 at Renaissance Golf Club in Haverhill. Organized by student Co-Chairs Mark Woodroffe ’14 and Brendan Armour ’14, with assistance from BC Law professors, administration and alumni, the tournament is meant to bring people across the BC Law community together for a day of golf, provide a unique networking opportunity for students and alumni, and to raise funds for student scholarships and young alumni public interest fellowships.

“In addition to raising money for a worthwhile cause, this will be a great way for alumni to stay connected to the law school and to each other,” Professor Mike Cassidy said. “I am proud of our students, Brendan and Mark, for working so hard to organize this tournament--which I expect is the beginning of a really spirited annual tradition.”

Woodroffe, who worked for two years at the Florida State Golf Association prior to law school, where he planned golf tournaments, and Armour, an avid local golfer, researched courses and clubs before choosing Renaissance Golf Club. The course offers a mixture of golf holes ranging from wide open links-style holes with large waste bunkers and fescue-lined fairways to New England style tree-lined parkland holes.

The setting provides an excellent forum for students, faculty, and alumni to share their professional and personal experiences, expand their personal network, and forge new, lasting relationships that strengthen the law school community.

“Mark and I actually came up with this idea over a round of golf,” said Armour. “We were discussing all of the opportunities to join student groups and attend alumni events that we had as first-year law students when we first envisioned the possibility of combining three things that we’re both passionate about: BC Law School, helping the community, and the game of golf.”

Woodroffe wanted to ensure that the Golf Tournament Committee focused on recruiting a diverse group of BC Law alumni to participate and play. In reviewing committee volunteer applications back in October, Woodroffe and Armour were excited to see interest from male and female students. In addition to Woodroffe and Armour, the committee includes Cole Goodman '16, Mike Jones '16, Becca Scheinert '16, Sam Hoff '15, Cory Lewis '15, and Tevia Pollard '15, all of whom Woodroffe says were “instrumental” in the planning process.

"I think golf in general has evolved tremendously in recent years in a way that's long overdue," Woodroffe said. "We hope that everyone in the BC Law community will consider playing in and supporting the event." 

On June 2, tournament registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. Players are welcome to arrive at that time to enjoy a continental breakfast and use of the driving range and other club facilities. The shotgun start is scheduled for 9:00 a.m., and the format will be a four-person scramble. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams, and attendees can compete in putting, longest drive, and closest to the hole contests. Following play, there will be an awards luncheon.

For those interested in sponsoring, playing in, or supporting the 2014 BC Law Alumni Golf Tournament, the Tournament Committee has put together several packages which can be viewed on the Tournament’s registration page here. For additional information about the Tournament, please visit the Tournament website by clicking here.