The 40th annual Fr. Richard G. Hartnett, S.J. Memorial Golf Classic brought more than 130 Jesuit alumni, parents, and supporters to the Carrollwood Country Club golf course on a beautiful Monday afternoon (April 9).
As it has for four decades now, the Hartnett Classic supported a great cause: Jesuit students with demonstrated financial need. Monday’s event raised more than $40,000 for the school’s financial aid program!
The Meadow and Pine courses at CCC were in prime condition, and the event's longtime exclusive Platinum Sponsor, the Columbia Restaurant, closed the day with a sensational dinner of Paella, 1905 Salad, and Flan.
(Homepage photo: (L-R) Brooks Edlund, P ’20, Mitch Campbell, P ’17, and Andrew Cox, P ’17 celebrate at Carrollwood CC on Monday. See a complete photo slideshow from the Hartnett Golf Classic below.)
The $40,000-plus raised directly benefits the 25-30% of Jesuit students who receive financial assistance each year. In large part due to events such as the Hartnett Classic, which generates funds through sponsorships, player registration, and raffle sales, Jesuit can provide so many with financial aid.
For the second consecutive year, Cindy Strady, P '19 was the Mothers’ Club’s Hartnett Committee chair. She, along with numerous Mothers’ Club volunteers and Jesuit’s Development Office, made the event operate smoothly, setting the tone for a fabulous day. Charity Golf International’s Trevor Consavage entertained golfers as they came past Meadow hole No. 5 with his amazing trick-shot talent and prodigious 350-yard drives.
A photo slideshow, the Hartnett Classic sponsors, event winners from Monday, and the tournament history are all listed below:
Jesuit High School thanks the sponsors who supported the 2018 Hartnett Classic!
The Columbia Restaurant
Craig Arndt ’96 - Local Allstate Agent
Tee Pouch Sponsor
AGW Capital Advisors
Crespo & Associates Comprehensive Injury Care
Al Dato ’60
Putting Green and Driving Range Sponsor
Your Desired Smile
Bay Food Brokerage
JE Dunn Construction
Morgan & Morgan Business Trial Group
Mutual of Omaha Bank
Reeves Import Motorcars
Snack Shack Sponsor
Jesuit Tiger Lilies
1950 Jesuit Basketball State Champions
Elizabeth & Richard Zabak ’72
Barbas Nunez Sanders Butler & Hovsepian, P.A.
Cory and Hurley Law Group: The Veteran's Lawyer
Paul J. Ferlita ’61, CPA
Hudgins Law Firm
Brick House Marketing
Drew Ben Hudgins ’74, P.A.
Brick City Eatery
Santana, Byrd & Jaap, P.A.
Tyler Wrage ’01
Vigo Importing Company
Quality Brick Pavers
Tastes of Tampa Bay
Watering Hole Sponsor
Republic National Distributing Co.
2018 Hartnett Golf Classic contest winners:
- 1st place team – Team Allstate: Craig Arndt ’96, Jeff Kirk ’96, Sam Komar, Chris Newcom ’97
- 2nd place team – Team Parisi: Tom Gavin, Doug James, Steve Parisi, P ’21, Nick Rauseo
- 3rd place team – Class of ’04: Chris Hill ’04, Ben Palmer, Patrick Reid ’04, Grant Podsobinski ’04
- Longest Drive – Chris Chatterton ’05
- Closest to the Pin – Evan Frederick
- Laser Hole (guess drive within 1 yard) – Sam Komar, David Jae ’05
Fr. Hartnett Golf 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 $40,000 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.