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|Above: Marty Moraghan (1991 CT Golf Hall of Fame Inductee)|
Litchfield, Connecticut native Marty Moraghan would have turned 100 years old on July 18 of this year. A 1991 inductee into the Connecticut Golf Hall of Fame, Moraghan was a past-president of the Connecticut State Golf Association who also spent 20 years as the CSGA’s Tournament Director.
“My Dad passed away in 2009 at age 93. He had a great life, and golf and the CSGA were enormously important to him,” says CSGA Executive Director Mike Moraghan. “To pay a proper tribute to him and to raise money for the scholarship that bears his name, 100 holes at Litchfield on his 100th birthday is something I think he would have appreciated. Of course, he might have also said, ‘you’re out of your mind trying to play 100 holes in one day.’”
Mike Moraghan will tee off at 5:30am on the 18th with longtime friend and Litchfield member Tony FitzGerald. Averaging 9 minutes per hole over the course of the day Moraghan expects to finish the “Marty Marathon” around 8:30 that evening.
“I’ve invited a number of friends who knew my Dad to join me, and to sub in after every 9 or 18 holes” says Moraghan, “it will be a twosome throughout the day so we can play quickly and try to get in all 100 holes.”
Supporters are invited to commit a pledge based upon the number of holes Moraghan plays on July 18. Contributions to the Scholarship Fund are 100% tax deductible.
Moraghan is planning to use his father’s old leather golf bag and at least one of his father’s putters during the marathon. “I still have a couple of his golf shirts and a pair of his shorts that fit me,” says Moraghan, “I usually wear the shorts when I’m mowing the lawn and they are a little beat up, but the shirts are in pretty good shape. I figure I’ll need a change at least once, and I think it makes sense to wear some of his clothes.”
The CSGA created the Marty Moraghan Scholarship in 2012 and awarded its first “Marty” in 2013 to Ryan Zetterholm of Enfield. Nicholas Lamothe of Torrington and Sean Svab of Norwich received the Scholarship in 2014 and 2015 respectively. Funds raised by the Marty Marathon will supplement an endowment to ensure perpetuity of the scholarship.
Below: CSGA Executive Director, Mike Moraghan wearing one of his father's shirts from the 1970s. Mike will use Marty's golf bag and old wooden putter during The Marty Marathon on July 18. The putter was a gift from Marty's wife Jane on their 2nd wedding anniversary in 1944.