Golf Classic honors Dan Trombley and Nicole Westall, nets $33,000 for Athletics programs

Left to Right: 2019 Honorees Dan Trombley '90, Nicole Westall '92, and MCLA President Dr. James F. Birge
Left to Right: 2019 Honorees Dan Trombley '90, Nicole Westall '92, and MCLA President Dr. James F. Birge


Pittsfield, MA- The 23rd annual MCLA Golf Classic was held yesterday under sunny skies at Berkshire Hills Country Club in Pittsfield, MA.  The event benefits the student-athletes and athletics programs at MCLA.  Following the golf tournament, a reception was held in honor of Dan Trombley '90 and Nicole Westall '92, both alums of the college.

The event was a tremendous success as it raised over $33,000 for the Athletics program.  96 golfers competed in the scramble format which also included long drive and closest to the pin competitions.

Trombley and Westall are both graduates from MCLA as both earned Business Administration degrees. Trombley served on the Foundation Board of Directors from 2009 to 2018, and while a director served as treasurer, vice-chair, and chair of the board. Trombley and Westall have been Foundation corporators since 2009. Their commitment to MCLA is evident in their leadership roles at the college where both donate their time and resources to help raise funds for student scholarships and other initiatives. The duo have also been strong supporters of the MCLA Golf Classic through Alton & Westall as sponsors and players. Trombley and Westall have positively impacted the Berkshire County community.

The athletics department is extremely grateful for all the sponsors, players, volunteers, and committee work that made the golf classic the second highest grossing event of all time!  Below is a list of tournament winners along with all sponsors:

Gross Division-

1st- Mountain One
2nd- Puleri Team
3rd- Alton & Westall

Net Division-

1st- Pinsonault Team
2nd- LGI Land
3rd- BSN Sports

Long Drive Women- Judy Anne Willette
Long Drive Men- Andrew Fleming

Closest to the Pin-

3rd Hole- Tim Senecal
5th Hole- Bob Nurmi
13th Hole- D. Rosenthal
17th Hole- Andrew Fleming

Special Thanks to all our Sponsors in 2019

Flag Sponsor- Adams Community Bank

Closest to the Pin Sponsor- EDM

Snack Cart Sponsors

ARAMARK/Mass. College of Liberal Arts
Greylock Federal Credit Union

Turn Sponsor

Berkshire Health Systems, Inc.

Coaches Club Sponsors

Barr & Barr, Inc.
Berkshire Bank Foundation
J.H. Maxymillian, Inc.
Maier Neal Group
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated

Captains' Club Sponsor

Catherine Holbrook
Follett Higher Education Group
Interprint, Inc.
Berkshire Wealth Advisors– Steve Sykes & Tami Lee
Moresi & Associates Property Management, LLC
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center
Sawyer LLC
Bill and Jane Apkin

Hole in One Sponsor
Cross Insurance Agency- Paul Bowlby

Gold Sponsors

Becks Printing Company, Inc.
Burnham Gold Real Estate
Marc DeSanty Plumbing & Heating, LLC
Marc J. Bottesi, Inc. Construction
O'Connor & Drew, P.C.
Premiere Transportation Group
Gajda, Arnold & McConnell, PC
Smith Brothers-McAndrews
Smith Watson

Blue Sponsors

Laura Mooney
Susan Sullivan
Berkshire County Sheriff's Office
Bernie Pinsonnault & Dianne Cutillo
Bob Ziomek '89
Gerald F. Desmarais '74 and Mary J. Desmarais '72
Hammill Design
Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc.
MacFarlane Office Products, Inc.
Peter Jones Trophies
Pittsfield Cooperative Bank
Quality Printing Company
R.I. Baker Co. Inc
The Capitol Restaurant