MCLA Athletics Golf Classic nets all time high, honors Dick Lamb and Holly Taylor

Pictured from left to right:
Laura Mooney (Director of Athletics), Dick Lamb, Holly Taylor, and MCLA President Dr. James Birge
Pictured from left to right: Laura Mooney (Director of Athletics), Dick Lamb, Holly Taylor, and MCLA President Dr. James Birge

Pittsfield, MA- The MCLA Athletics Golf Classic was held yesterday amid cloudy skies and the threat of rain at Berkshire Hills Country Club.  132 golfers teed off in the scramble event that raised a record $30,000 for Athletics as the tournament was held in honor of Dick Lamb and Holly Taylor.

MountainOne served as the Presidents Club Title Sponsor in 2017 after the largest gift in tournament history.  

The Lamb/Taylors have been extremely supportive of the College as well as impacting the Berkshire County community. Lamb is a Foundation corporator; former Foundation Board director, and former MCLA trustee.  Taylor recently retired as the President of True North Insurance (now MountainOne Insurance) and has been a constant supporter of MCLA as well.

Each year, the golf classic tees off in support of the student athletes at MCLA.  With MountainOne setting the pace and Petri Contracting serving as the MVP sponsor, the tournament was destined to break the high water mark of $27,000 back in 2013.  After all the numbers were crunched, it was announced that the event had shattered that high with a grand total of $30,325 raised in 2017.

The scramble event was won by the MountainOne team with a gross score of 57 (-15 under par).  Closest to the pin prizes were also held along with long drive contests throughout the day.  

The MCLA Athletics department would like to thank all of our sponsors in 2017, especially our exclusive sponsors listed below:


Snack Cart Sponsor:

Greylock Federal Credit Union

Turn Sponsors:  

Alton & Westall Real Estate Agency
Dick Lamb and Holly Taylor

Coaches Club Sponsors:

Berkshire Bank
Raymond James (Steve Sykes and Tami Lee)
EDM Services, Inc.
Barr and Barr 

Captains' Club Sponsor:

Interprint, Inc
Ron Plock and Paula Nickerson-Plock '73
BTP Systems
Cathy Holbrook

Hole in One Sponsor

Paul Bowlby-Cross Insurance

Gold Sponsors:

O'Connor & Drew, P.C.
Becks Printing Company, Inc.
Smith Watson
Bill, David, and Katie Lamb

Blue Sponsors:

J.H. Maxymillian, Inc.
Haddad Auto
Burnham Gold Real Estate
MacFarlene Office Products, Inc.
Larry Behan
Marc Desanty Plumbing & Heating, LLC.
Peter Jones Trophies
Souliere & Zepka Construction
Steepleview Realty
Sue and Andy Budz
Cardillo Mechanical
Hammill Design
Mike and Denise Richardello
Five Maples
Moresi Associates
Molari Employment and Healthcare Services