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2015 Hartnett Classic

2015 Hartnett Classic
Jesuit's annual golf fundraiser provides for the financial aid program

The 37th annual Fr. Richard G. Hartnett Memorial Golf Classic was once again a great success, bringing together more than 120 Jesuit alumni, parents, and supporters on Monday (April 20) for good times and a great cause.

The Carrollwood Country Club course was in ideal condition, the rain held until the 18th hole, and exclusive Platinum Sponsor the Columbia Restaurant capped things off with a sensational dinner of Paella, 1905 Salad, and Flan.

(Homepage photo: Dave Moore, P '17, and Jim McNulty '68.)

The money raised – in excess of $30,000 – directly benefits Jesuit students with demonstrated financial need. More than 25% of all Jesuit students receive financial assistance, in large part due to events such as the Hartnett Classic, which generates funds through sponsorships, player registration, and raffle sales.

Mothers’ Club Hartnett Committee co-chairs Monica Smiley, P ’15 and Carolyn Musselman, P ’17, and a host of volunteers made the event operate smoothly.

A photo slideshow and the event winners from Monday are below (or click here for the slideshow), as is the tournament history.

Jesuit High School thanks the sponsors who supported the 2015 Hartnett Classic:

Platinum Sponsor
The Columbia Restaurant

Ball Sponsor
Crespo & Associates Comprehensive Injury Care

Hat Sponsor
Curry Law Group

Beer Cart Sponsor
My Tampa Agent

Driving Range/Practice Green Sponsor
Friendly Smiles Dental Care 

Silver Sponsors
Bay Food Brokerage
Drummond & Wehle LLP
JEM Investments, LTD
The Nouss and McDonald Families
Platinum Bank
Reeves Import Motorcars

Tee Sponsors
Diaz Fritz Isabel General Contractors, Richard Zabak ’72, Vigo Importing Co., Inc., Barbas Nunez Sanders Butler & Hovsepian, P.A.,
AMI Cottages, Paul J. Ferlita, CPA ’61, and Robert Donaghy ’66

Hole-in-One Sponsors
Reeves Import Motorcars
Century Buick GMC

2015 Hartnett Classic golf contest winners:

1st place team – Grant Podsobinski ’04, Patrick Reid ’04, Chris Hill ’04, Ben Palmer

2nd place team – Mark Nouss P ’17, ’18, Teddy Dupay, Ryan McDonald, P '18, Rob Henning

3rd place team – Tim Nalls ’97, Mark Jones, P ’17, Greg Lieb ’91, Geoff Goetz ’97

Longest Drive – Chris Hill ’04

Closest to the Pin – Taylor Catoe ’05


Hartnett Classic History
Fr. Richard G. Hartnett, S.J. dedicated 62 years of his life to Jesuit High School. He was a graduate of the Class of 1930, a Jesuit priest, teacher, alumni chaplain, school archivist, and historian. In 1979, Jesuit’s Alumni Association established the annual Fr. Richard G. Hartnett, S.J. Golf Classic to raise money for the school’s financial aid program for needy students. The tournament’s original organizers included James J. “Buddy” Clark ’38, Manuel Corral ’37, Victor DiMaio ’42, Sam Ferlita ’38, and Sal Urso ’44. Their intent was to bring together Jesuit alumni and friends to benefit the Fr. Hartnett Endowment Fund, and as a way of honoring Fr. Hartnett’s lifelong commitment and service to Jesuit High School. The Classic now raises more than $30,000 annually, and in its nearly four decades has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars to help Jesuit's financial aid program. Fr. Hartnett passed away in 2004, but his legacy and impact on the school lives on in the minds of thousands of Jesuit alumni, and with the annual Fr. Richard G. Hartnett, S.J. Memorial Golf Classic, which is believed to be the Tampa Bay area’s longest continuously running charity golf event.

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