Golfers scramble to support Turning Point

Apr 30, 2024

As golf balls sailed through the air on Sunday, April 28, golfers hit their drives secure in the knowledge that their play helped support local charity work. 

Turning Point, a non-profit that helps the homeless and near-homeless in the Wareham area, held its annual golf tournament at Bay Pointe Golf Club. Approximately 70 golfers got together for the tournament, playing in a scramble format, with teammates all hitting the ball from the same spot and selecting the best ball hit to play from. 

One player, Brett, and his group came out “to support a good cause,” because housing insecurity is a real issue in the area, he said. 

“It’s also competition,” he added. “The goal is to come in first, but the goal is also to have fun.”

Another golfer, Dennis Fusco, said a friend of his on the Turning Point board bought the group tickets. 

“We want the best result,” but it depends on the “golf gods,” he said. 

“I think it’s a wonderful show of support,” said Turning Point Executive Director Shirley Santos. She thanked the sponsors of the event, including Bay Pointe.