25th Annual Archbishop’s Open at Winged Foot Raises $700,000 for New Yorkers in Need

Celebrities and Chairs Photo: from left to right: Co-Chair Mike Smith, former NY Met Rusty Staub, former NY Islander Bob Nystrom, His Excellency, Most Reverend Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York, former NY Ranger Mike Richter, former NY Islander Ed Westfall, Co-Chair Jim Donaghy, Co-Chair Bob Garrett, and Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director of Catholic Charities.

At the 25th Annual Archbishop’s Open on May 9, 2011, 232 golfers raised nearly $700,000 for Catholic Charities programs that provide help to New Yorkers in need.

The field of 58 foursomes was the largest that has ever participated in the Archbishop’s Open, a signature event of the Archbishop's Committee for Charity held each year at the historic Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York.

After a shotgun start, golfers began their rounds on the East and West courses, competing for Winged Foot photographs and Callaway stand bags in longest drive competitions and closest-to-the-pin competitions, and for a new Lexus in hole-in-one competitions.

The day ended with a cocktail reception, dinner and live auction overlooking the course, where participants met
with former New York Met Rusty Staub, who served as auctioneer. Auction items included golf packages at Pebble Beach and Kiawah Island, South Carolina, a reservation for dinner at Rao’s, an outing on a Hinckley Yacht, a framed Masters flag signed by Phil Mickelson, collectible bats signed by Staub, and threesomes at various golf clubs in the New York area.


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