Thirteen years ago, Ed Newman was diagnosed with aggressive-type non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Today he is a cancer survivor and he is giving back. Together with family and friends, Ed has organized a golf outing held at different area golf courses each year.
This year's outing held in Rumson was a great success with over 128 golfers on the green to raise money for cancer research.
After torrential downpours, with thunder and lightning on Sunday night, Monday, August 22 was a beautiful day for golf at the . The original outing was scheduled for last Monday, the 15th and was postponed due to weather.
The morning started with a continental breakfast and first shotgun at 8:30a.m. A buffet lunch was served from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m. and a second shotgun start began at 1:30 p.m. Thirty two foursomes participated in the outing. There were prizes awarded for longest drive, closest to the pin and the lowest gross.
At 5:30 p.m. overlooking the scenic Shrewsbury River from the Pool House at Rumson Country Club, cocktails were served with passed hors d’oeuvres and a raw bar. Entertainment for the evening was provided by Andy McDonough Speakers paid tribute to the honoree, Rick Elliot followed by a clambake, awards for the day and winners of the silent auction.
To find out more about the Sports Foundation Against Cancer, please visit their site www.sportsfoundationusa.org.
Check out the photo gallery above to see some of the highlights from the day.