80 Golfers Participated in the 33rd Annual Tryzub Golf Tournament
by Orest Lesiuk
June 10, 2009
A gorgeous Sunday interrupted five straight days of rain in the Philadelphia area. The weather seemingly yielded to the strength of the friendship and camaraderie that Ukrainian golfers and their honored guests had cultivated over the course of a thirty-three year tradition that is the Ukrainian American Sport Center - Tryzub’s annual golf tournament.
Eighty golfers from Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland flocked to Limekiln Golf Club, on Saturday, June 6, 2009. The course, although “long” as a result of the heavy rains, played well and presented a challenge to all aspects of the players’ games.
“The Tryzub golf tournament is designed to reinvigorate old friendships and to start new ones; our golfers … pass the tradition on to their sons and daughters”, said avid golfer and golf committee chair, Joe Homick. A sizeable attendance by younger golfers and women (six) marked this year’s event.
After golf, everyone gathered at nearby “Tryzubiwka” in Horsham, Pa. for an awards banquet. Gene Luciw, Vice President of the Ukrainian American Sports Center welcomed everyone, thanked them for participating, reminded them about any number of exciting sporting, cultural and social events at Tryzub, and turned over the program to Joe Homick. Mr. Homick thanked his committee members -- Roman Jarymovych, Andrij Zajac, Orest Lesiuk, Bohdan Anniuk, George Lucyszyn and Alex Woloschuk -- for their hard work and dedication.
The committee acknowledged three golfers who had played in all 33 annual golf outings: Bohdan Anniuk, George Baer and Lou Leskiw. A woman golfer, Pam Remmey, distinguished herself by winning the overall “Closest to the Pin” award.
Joe Homick and Bohdan Anniuk announced the winners of this year’s competition and rewarded them with customized plaques.
The sponsors for this year’s event were perennial supporter, Fletcher-Nasevich Funeral Home (which, in addition to a generous monetary donation, also brought four paid players to the competition) and Pepsi Bottling Company that donated for auction four highly coveted tickets to an upcoming Phillies vs. Boston Red Sox Major League baseball game. Company representative, Alex Woloschuk, raffled off the tickets for donations totaling $300.
Each player received a generous and thoughtful door prize and a popular 50/50 raffle replenished the pool for next year’s tournament with $440. Naturally, $440 went to the winner of the draw.
Next years golf tournament will take place on Saturday June 13, 2010. Check Tryzub’s website for additional details and for upcoming events.
This year’s competition winners were as follows:
Men’s Low Gross
- 1st Place - Bohdan Anniuk (Tryzub)
- 2nd Place Mike Szegda (Hartford, Ct. National Home)
- 1st Place Low Gross - Pam Remmey (Tryzub)
- 1st Place Low Net - Lori Henkels (Tryzub)
Men’s Low Net - “A” Flight
- 1st Place - Michael Andrusko (Tryzub)
- 2nd Place Zenon Kos (Tryzub)
Men’s Low Net - “B” Flight
- 1st Place Andre Shevchenko (Independent)
- 2nd Place Greg Homick (Tryzub)
- Mike Szegda (Hartford, CT National Home)
Closest to the Pin
- Pam Remmey (Tryzub)
1st Place Team Best (Hartford, CT National Home)
- Mike Szegda
- Bill Zeurbliss
- Roman Zastawsky
- Glen Cassells