The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund will present its first annual Ouimet Golf Professional of the Year award to long-time Tedesco Country Club professional Bob Green this fall.
The award will annually recognize a New England PGA Professional for not only their efforts and achievements in guiding the young men and women who work for them to the Francis Ouimet Scholarship, but also their ongoing mentoring through college and beyond. The recipient will be someone who works closely with The Fund and plays an important role in promoting both the scholarship to kids, their parents and also the various Ouimet programs to the club membership.
Green, a North Shore Golf magazine contributing writer who has been head professional at Tedesco for 39 years, is one of the strongest promoters of the scholarship. Over the years, Bob has been serving as the Head Golf Professional, Tedesco has had 140 Ouimet Scholars including all four of his children who worked as caddies or in the pro shop. Each fall, Bob organizes a meeting with all potential scholarship recipients and their parents to explain the benefits of being a Ouimet Scholar and offers them help on how to navigate the application process. Bob works tirelessly with Tedesco’s Ouimet Chairperson, Michael Zmetrovich, to ensure that all club caddies and golf employees take advantage of this scholarship opportunity. They also work together to keep the rest of the Tedesco Membership involved in the mentoring process as well as the support of The Fund’s critical fundraising programs, including the Bag Tag and Golf Marathon. Bob Green demonstrates how integral a role the golf professional plays in the Ouimet programs and the future of those young Ouimet Scholars.
“Frankly, I am literally speechless receiving this award. The Ouimet Scholarship has been such an asset for the young men and women who have worked at our club over the years. They are such outstanding kids and being able to help them every year was an honor itself,” said Mr. Green when informed of the award.
The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund was founded in 1949. Ouimet Scholars have served at least two years as caddies or in pro shop or course superintendent operations in Massachusetts, and many have gone on to outstanding positions of leadership in business and professional careers. Over the years The Fund has awarded nearly $34 Million in need-based tuition assistance scholarships to 5,700 students. In 2017-2018, The Fund will award a record $2 Million in financial awards to 345 Students. The Ouimet Fund is a 501 (c)(3) organization and is considered, “The Golf Charity of Massachusetts™.”