Winners, non-winners, even non-golfers — MFPC tournament is fun for all!

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Patrick Strauch
Patrick Strauch

Even Executive Director Patrick Strauch, who cleverly avoided playing last year by breaking his leg, couldn’t resist a perfect day for a golf tournament. Sunny, breezy, a bit warm, perhaps, but never too hot. Win, lose or just watch, the MFPC tournament July 17 at Bangor Municipal Course was fun for all.

“This year’s golf tournament was an event MFPC members really looked forward to,” said Pat Sioris, “with familiar surroundings, friends and colleagues to catch up with.”

Sue McCarthy, MFPC office manager, deserves enormous credit for organizing the event and for working incredibly hard on tournament day to insure everyone has a great time. However, her prime concern  is to thank all the others who help and support the tournament.

“On behalf of the Maine Forest Products Council, we would like to thank all who participated in this years’ Annual Summer Golf Tournament,” she said. “We drew a crowd of 132 golfers and had more than 55 sponsors (see some of them below). Sponsors deserve an enormous amount of thanks for providing equipment showings,  hole sponsorships,  banner, banquet, golf cart and prizes sponsorships.  A special thanks to Brian Enman from the Bangor Municipal Golf Course for allowing us to play on their golf course again.

“Brian Flewelling of Key Bank and I have worked together for eight years on this tournament,” she added. “Each year we have filled our tournament with over 130 golfers, in fact, we routinely have a waiting list of participants.  This is one of the largest gatherings of the year for the forest products industry and people really look forward to the event.  With the very generous support of our sponsors, we are able to reach our financial goals.”

Of course, we still kept score.  And took pictures. So if you would like a copy of your team’s photo, please contact Sue.




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