What is CHCM, you ask?  CHCM stands for the Christ Health Care Ministry, a charitable organization that provides primary healthcare to adults without medical insurance.  Besides offering this needed health care to those in need, they have discovered they can enjoy golf with their many supporters and help keep the charity financially viable at the same time.  They enjoyed that mission on Friday at Tarry Brae Golf Course.

Golf 8th Annual Team Picture 

The golfers in the 8th Annual CHCM Golf Outing take a break for a group photo.

The group, representing golfers of all ages, genders, and abilities, competed for bragging rights, playing a team scramble format competition with additional prizes for both men’s and women’s longest drive and closest to the pin honors.

With the event being held to provide financial support for an extraordinary charitable organization, CHCM it also produced extraordinary golfing performances by the winning team and on or the women golfer participants.  The winning team of Marcolino Andalis, Alvin Viray, Rich Panio, and Dillon Barone shot an unheard-of 18 under par 54 to outpace the second-place team of Ira, Steingart, Cindy Perlmutter, Nathan Steingart, and Pravin Singh’s 13 under par 59.


8th CHCM Tournament Champs with host Geoff Walsh & Laura Northrup, CHCM Board Member

If the extraordinary team performance of Team Andalis achieving an 18 under winning score was not enough, Buffy Whiting from the Chamberlain Team hit the longest drive for women on hole #16 and then moved on to the next hole, the par 3 hole designated as the closest to the pin competition.  Her tee shot landed 36’ from the hole, earning her the win on that hole, too.  At the awards ceremony, she celebrated a rare double win in the skills events.

Buffy Whiting celebrates her double win with Golf Pro Geoff Walsh & CHCM Board Member, Laura Northrup 

Buffy Whiting celebrates her double win with Golf Pro Geoff Walsh & CHCM Board Member Laura Northrup.

It was an extraordinary golf day on a beautiful day that raised funds to support the CHCM mission.  To learn more about the CHCM organization and donate, visit their website at  https://www.christhealthcareministry.org/donate.  To learn more about and play the beautiful Tarry Brae Golf Course, visit their website at https://townoffallsburg.com/226/Tarry-Brae-Golf-Course.


Written by:  Dr. John T. Whiting

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