Golf

More Than 200 Tee Up For Everwonder’s ‘Science Of Golf’

Published: Oct 26, 2020 07:00 AM

The Bshara family — Duke, Lyla, Julie, and Greg — have not even finished building their new house in Newtown, but they were some of the many supporters who came to tee up and learn a few things at the Everwonder Children’s Museum “Science of Golf” fundraiser on October 10.

They were among 200-plus attendees at the first-of-its-kind activity that combined scientific factoids about the popular sport with a temporary mini golf course winding through the Pecks Lane museum.

According to Executive Director Merredith Christos, the event played out smoothly and safely. The golf course was supplied by Joe Buckley at Mobile Mini Golf, and the refreshments, primarily beer, were provided exclusively by Newtown’s two local breweries, Reverie and NewSylum.

A percentage of profits from visiting food trucks was also donated to EverWonder, and revenues from a silent auction that extended through October 17 was boosted by $20,000 in matching funds from the Jeniam Foundation.

As visitors putted their way around the museum, they learned a few interesting points about the game, including how to put backspin on a wedge shot; why some golf balls are so much more expensive than others; and how good contact in golf is similar to hockey.

To learn more about museum programs and how to support the nonprofit, visit everwondermuseum.org.

The Bshara family, from left, Lyla, Greg, Duke and Julie, begin their trip through the Everwonder Children’s Museum “Science of Golf” event October 10. More than 200 attended the fundraiser for the local museum. —Bee Photo, Voket

Everwonder Museum “Science of Golf” attendee Dick Horner gets ready to sink a putt in front of one of the Main Street murals. —Bee Photo, Voket

Everyone got into the swing of things — from some of the youngest participants, like little Amelia Daniel, to Everwonder board members and volunteers including, from left, Frank Caico, Meagan Ferriter, and Pam and Brian Fagan — October 10 at the local children’s museum’s “Science of Golf” fundraiser. —Meredith Christos photos


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