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Nearly $100,000 Raised at Newton Medical Center Foundation Redfern Golf Open

July 19, 2014 at 12:14 AM

SPARTA, NJ-The annual Frank Redfern Memorial Golf Open was held at Lake Mohawk Golf Club on Monday, July 14.  Approximately 140 golfers came out to play to support The Newton Medical Center Foundation.  The shotgun start was new to this event with a long history.

Frank Redfern started the golf outing in the 1970’s.  Starting small and casual it became a tradition until the 1990’s.  After a brief hiatus, the hospital foundation revived the popular event in 1997.  It has been going strong ever since.  This year’s event raised approximately $100,000, putting the total amount raised by the Redfern Memorial Golf Open to over a million dollars. 

Redfern and his family enjoyed summers here in Sussex County.  Eventually becoming part of the community, Redfern was instrumental in the founding of the Barn Hill Care Center adjacent to the Newton Medical Center.  The two entities enjoy a strong relationship to this day. 

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The day began with a luncheon on the terrace overlooking the greens usually reserved for club members. It was sponsored by Eckroth Planning Group. Inc., Franklin Mutual Insurance Co. and Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. 

With the Shotgun start, all of the golfers lined up in their carts, rolling out at the same time to begin at their assigned hole.  They played a Shamble format where the best tee shot from each of the two foursomes determined where they would take their second, playing stroke play for the rest of the way to the hole. 

“Many participants, individuals and corporate, return year after year.  It’s a good day and they enjoy playing on a course that is not typically open to the public,” said Meghan Sandow, Chief of Development for the Foundation and “ten year veteran” running the event. 

The weather managed to hold out for the golfers though several chose to come in, while others waited out the storm and resumed play.  They all were able to play between nine and 16 holes.  With the abbreviate play it was not possible to determine all of the golfing prizes like low gross, closest to the pin, longest drive so they were raffled off instead during dinner.  This was in addition to the planned raffle for a Maine Vacation and Perona Farms Brunch gift certificates. 

Hors d’oeuvres were sponsored by Century Link, JP Morgan and Team Life, Inc.  The Raw Bar was sponsored by Barn Hill Care Center.  The buffer dinner was sponsored by Hudson Fiber Network and Wicklow & Laurano. 

No one was able to claim any of the four Hole in One prizes.  These included two Mercedes sponsored by Intercar, $15,000 prize sponsored by Bar Hill Care Center and one week in Aruba sponsored by Newton Medical Center Foundation. 

There were also four silent auction items.  There was a set of Yankee tickets and a set of Devils tickets, provided by Residential Home Funding, 18 Holes of Golf at Wild Turkey donated by Crystal Springs and Giants tickets donated by Ray and Denise Fochest. 

 “All of the funds raised here, raised locally stay local.  That was part of the agreement when Newton Hospital became part of Atlantic Health System,” said Richard, board member and assistant chairman of the golfing event.

Since its inception the Newton Medical Center has raised over $28 million to support various projects to support the hospital.  They include an MRI suite, new emergency department and maternity unit.  The hospital board has not yet decided on the disposition of the funds raised by the Frank Redfern Memorial Golf Open.  

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