"My dad fought for our country in the Korean War in all sorts of weather so I think we can at least suck it up and play golf in the rain", I laughed while addressing several of the golfers who attended Jimbo’s Golf Scramble on September 27th at Paul Harney Golf Course.
It didn’t take much convincing. A solid group of family and loyal friends had signed up to play some golf but more importantly to share memories and laughs about James F. Murphy, Jr.
Jimbo (as we liked to call him) used to tell his six kids that back in the war when he was huddled in a fox hole with shells exploding around him that he made a decision. If he survived he would come back home and become a teacher.
“Why a teacher?” We’d ask.
“Because a teacher doesn’t only help their own dreams come true. They help their student’s dreams come true. What’s more rewarding than that?”
Jim Murphy did exactly that. He taught for over 52 years and lived his life to inspire students of all ages to find their dreams and reach their full potential.
Two scholarships have been founded in his name. The first one is for a Falmouth High School student who wants to further his/her education at Cape Cod Community College and the second one is at the Woods College of Advancing Studies at Boston College for a student who is making that courageous step of attending college after being in the workplace.
I’m happy to announce in our first year we raised over $5,000 that will be split between the two scholarships. We will keep a little in the kitty for the planning of next year’s event. Yes, we want this to be a yearly event so another part of Jimbo’s legacy will live on.
If you want to be part of next year’s event please click here for updates jimbosgolfscramble.com
Check out some pictures compliments of the very cool Shelly Hussey!
Beautiful poster designed by the very kind people at Paul Harney Golf Course.
The Gus Brothers took 2016 Jimbo’s Golf Scramble! Yeah, we don’t quite believe it either.
We’d like to thank the following hole sponsors:
Kristin Thrasher didn’t only donate she won some bids on some cool silent auction stuff! I’m sure Doug didn’t mind.
A big thanks to the following people who donated silent auction items:
Kristin & Doug Shearer of Paine’s Patio
Christine Frazier and Pine Hills Golf Course
Gigi is smiling. Gary must’ve not been around!
Thanks Amira & Jen for making deliveries in the the beverage cart!
The Grumpy’s Pub team may’ve lost when it came to gold, but they definitely won when it came to having fun!
Jimbo would’ve loved this one!
Lost in the woods like when these guys used to go visit Seth in Vermont.
The Murphy Family are so grateful to the smiles that you put on our faces!
Some special people who made things happen:
Adam Palmer of theadampalmer.com
Jennifer Keys of the Sea Crest Hotel Beach Hotel
Jennifer Edwards of The Falmouth Road Race
Michael Spellman of the Mass. Community Corrections Department for coordinating the tent from the Sheriff's department.
The Barnstable County Sheriff's Office has donated the event tent.
Spelly in the woods! What else is new?
** If I forgot thank anyone please let me know via TMMurphywriter@gmail.com so many people stepped up to the plate I’m a bit overwhelmed. There is no one better than Cape Codders especially the people in Falmouth! We will be putting up more of Shelly Hussey’s awesome pictures on the jimbosgolfscramble.com site very soon.