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Sept. 12 proved to be a glorious day for New England Chapter’s golf tournament Featured

A maxed-out field of 148 golfers took part in the New England Chapter’s 28th annual golf tournament, but based on reviews, it was a winning experience for just about everyone who was at Tunxis Country Club in Farmington, Connecticut.
The winning foursome—Tom Artinian, Matt Bagdovitz and Jim Stocking, all of Hitachi Cable America, and Greg Gitto, Chroma Color—shot nine under par to take top honors. Coming in second was the team of David Gow of Primetals, Dylan Simson of Primetals and James Ayers of Data Guide Cable Corp. The chapter plans to return next year to the Tunxis Country Club, and to go back to 36 holes so up to 200 players can take part, encouraged by comments sent by participants.
• “Great that we got partnered with a potential customer. Really appreciated the networking time before dinner. Thanks!” David Gerhart, Reelex Packaging.
• “Very well organized,” John O’Dell, RSCC Wire & Cable.
• “It was a terrific event and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Thank you!” Paul Gemelli, Gem Gravure.
• “Excellent event! Thank you!” Mim Winter,
Teknor Apex.
• “Pace of play was the best it has been ever! A+,” Dave Fisher, James Monroe.
The reviews were not unanimous, as one participant thought that the check-in process and other elements could have been better, but there was a lot of chatter at the awards dinner about how Tunxis was a better host than the Tumble Brook Country Club in Bloomfield in 2021.
New this year, the reception featured live music sponsored by James Monroe, which added fresh energy to the networking time. The open bar was extended an extra hour so everyone had ample time to mingle once coming off the course. The reception and dinner were both held outside at the Tunxis’ pavilion, making for a less formal event. There was an extensive buffet which included two carving stations and an ice cream sundae dessert bar. Finally, most of the raffle prizes were pulled and handed out ahead of time, so that it did not slow down the dinner program as in previous years.
Chapter President Michael Sarni, Insulated Wire, Inc., gave a thumbs up to the tourney. Admittedly not an avid golfer, he said he enjoyed it so much “that I cannot wait to attend it again. Seeing the regulars and some new faces to the industry made it that much better.”
The chapter wants to thank all the sponsors.
Premium sponsors: AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc.; Amacoil, Inc.; Carris Reels, Inc.; Chase Wire & Cable Materials; Commission Brokers, Inc.; Delta Tecnic; Electric Cable Compounds, Inc.; Elkem, Inc.; Fenn Torin; Fluorogistx; Gem Gravure Co., Inc.; Insulated Wire; James Monroe Wire & Cable Corp.; Lloyd & Bouvier, Inc.; M. Holland; Mathiasen Machinery, Inc.; The MGS Group; Multi/Cable Corp.; Rainbow Rubber; RichardsApex, Inc; SAMP USA, Inc.; Sikora; Teknikor; Ulbrich; United Wire Co., Inc.; Wire & Plastic Machinery; and Zumbach Electronics Corp.
Corporate Hole sponsors: Amaral Automation; AVIENT Corporation; Carris Reels, Inc.; Data Guide Cable Corp.; DeWal Industries (2); Elkem Inc.; Fluoropolymer Resources Inc.; Gem Gravure Co., Inc.; GEON; Graham Engineering; Insulated Wire; James Monroe Wire & Cable Corp (4); Joe Snee Associates, Inc.; Lloyd & Bouvier, Inc.; M. Holland; Mantec; Quabbin Wire & Cable Co., Inc.; REELEX Packaging Solutions, Inc.; RichardsApex, Inc.; SAMP USA, Inc.; Sikora; Specialty Cable Corp.; Teknikor; TriCab; Ulbrich Shaped Wire; United Wire Company; Winchester Interconnect; Wire & Cable Consulting LLC; Wire & Plastic Machinery Corp.; and Zumbach Electronics Corp.

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