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NCS Fund-a-Fellow Golf Tournament for Research By William A. Knight IV, MD, FNCS, FACEP During the 12th NCS Annual Meeting in The long drive of the day went to Peter Andrews with a monster Seattle, many members were already looking bomb, and the closest to the pin was awarded to Gary Bernardini forward to the sunny resort layout that who edged out Jordan Bonomo’s “fringe” shot. Sadly, there was Scottsdale would offer. With visions of desert one casualty with Ed Manno’s right ankle (or several ligaments) golf looming like an oasis in the cool, fall lost on the front nine in what could only have been a gopher hole. Seattle weather, the NCS Fund-A-Fellow Golf Tournament for Research was born. What Thanks to the NCS Golf Task Force, the entire outing was a better way to cap off the 13th NCS Annual blast, as well as a fi nancial success. $2300 was raised from the Meeting than with a golf tournament with a player’s entry fees and an additional $4500 was raised in hole society driven cause? sponsorships from various individuals and institutions. Special thanks to Sage Therapeutics for a $5000 sponsorship of the A Golf Taskforce was formed, comprised of Claude Hemphill, outing. The task force’s fundraising goal of $10,000 was surpassed Bill Knight, Arash Afshinnik, Ed Manno, and Lizzie Larson. A with the total of $11,800! This money will be donated directly to fundraising goal of $10,000 was set with all proceeds to benefi t the NCS Fund-A-Fellow Research campaign. the Fund-A-Fellow for Research campaign. Special thanks to Lizzie Larson from the NCS Executive Offi ce for The fi rst annual NCS Fund-A-Fellow Golf Tournament for the detailed organization of this tournament. It would not have Research, held on the Saturday following the Annual Meeting, was happened without her! a rousing success. Teams were grouped randomly by the Golf Task Force to encourage networking. The weather was perfect and the William Knight, MD is a neurointensivist at the University of course was in great shape! We had 24 golfers participate in a best- Cincinnati and an invited guest writer for Currents. ball scramble in teams of four at the Westin Kierland Resort. Each golfer would tee off, and the teams would select the best Golfers ball to hit from next. Each team would hit from that spot until Peter Andrews Claude Hemphill the ball was in the hole. Some teams hit more than others… Ryan Arnold (Sage Christopher Junker Tournament participants received a nametag for their golf bags, Therapeutics) Stephen Kanes (SAGE resort logo golf balls, and a divot tool as well as personalized Neeraj Badjatia Therapeutics) scorecards and golf carts. James Bartscher Bill Knight Gary Bernardini Hitoshi Kobata The golfers gathered after the tournament with several players Jordan Bonomo Aaron LacKamp from the NCS Soccer Friendly for a picturesque sunset patio Gretchen Brophy Jason Makii reception and award ceremony. Cyrus Dastur Ed Manno As’ad Ehtisham Eric Rosenthal First place with a score of 67 (fi ve under par) went to Gretchen Diana Greene-Chandos Wade Smith Brophy, Jason Makii, Hitoshi Kobata, and Christopher Junker. Daryl Gress Michel Torbey Second and third places were a tie with a score of 68. Second Werner Hacke place was awarded to the team with the better score on the Joseph Haymore course’s toughest hole and with a par. Second place went to Jordan Bonomo, Bill Knight, Ryan Arnold, and As’ad Ehtisham. Third place was awarded to Claude Hemphill, Ed Manno, Gary Bernardini, and Werner Hacke. 12


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