NEWCOMB - Golfers turned out in numbers to tee-off in memory of Newcomb graduate and avid golfer Robert Dubay at the Memorial Golf Tournament at High Peaks Gold Course, Aug. 14.
Dubay was a Newcomb native and avid golfer. He did not live to see the High Peaks Golf course completed, but was dedicated to the sport of golf and exhibiting sportsmanship in all areas of competition. In his honor, the proceeds from the golf tournament are used to award a $500 scholarship to one Newcomb Central School student, who exhibits the same dedication to sportsmanship as Dubay.
The 2010 scholarship winner was Brandon Poulton, son of Craig and Kathy Poulton. Past winners include Kevin Yandon, Jonas June, Laura Bolan and Shenna Montanye.
Local students were not the only beneficiaries from this year's tournament, however.
"This tournament took more a somber tone," said Newcomb supervisor George Canon. "As we honor lost fellow golfer and friend George Hurlburt."
Hurlburt passed away in July after a long battle with cancer and was regularly seen with clubs in hand at the High Peaks Golf Course. Canon announced $500 from the tournament proceeds will be given to cancer research in Hurlburt's name.
The sixth annual golf tournament hosted teams in three flights in a four-person scramble competition. Overall and individual hole cash and gift prizes were awarded, provided by local sponsors.
Flight A saw a tie between two teams - Martin Turcotte, Andre Turcotte, Scott Howe, and Kris Howe tied with Chucky Canon, Brian Warrington, Lyman Pooler, and Sue Pooler. Flight B winners were Mark Yandon, Melissa Yandon, Bobby Yandon, and Joanne Bush. Flight C winners also boasted the lowest score of the day and included relatives of Robert Dubay, Dick Dubay, Josh Dubay, Adam Dubay, and Bob Robitaille.
"We had a great day," said Robitaille. "It was nice to be able to come out here and honor a family member.
Robert's wife Madeline made an appearance at the tournament and was happy to see the Dubay name represented well in the competition.
For more information, contact the High Peaks Golf Course at 582-2300.