Under beautiful skies and perfect early fall conditions, the Middlesex Alumni Association held the first Bradford S. Kingman Memorial Golf Tournament on September 30th at Concord Country Club. Nearly 70 alumni, parents, and friends of Middlesex turned out to enjoy a great day of golf and to honor Brad’s memory. Brad was a long-time faculty member who served in a variety of capacities – many simultaneously - including several years as the School’s golf coach. He worked with thousands of students during his tenure at Middlesex, having a profound impact on many alumni while serving as the consummate boarding school triple threat in the classroom, on the playing fields, and in the dormitory. Brad’s wife Chris, herself a fixture at Middlesex for many years as the School’s assistant athletic director, was in attendance at the tournament, as were her three boys, Phil ’82, Brad ’84, and David.
Golfers began arriving late morning just as the sun burned through and began warming up the course. After hitting the driving range and lunching on the terrace, players were off to their respective tees and competition commenced. The bramble golf format afforded some leveling of the playing field, but a clear victor eventually emerged. After 18 holes, all golfers relaxed on the Club’s terrace and watched as scores were tallied and posted. Fittingly, the winning group included two members of the Kingman family. Brad '84 and Dave Kingman paired up with Walter Kondon ’83 and Joe Delorey ’81 to record a winning score of sixteen under par, one shot better than Justin Oates ’98, Ravi Pahuja ’98, David Mulvany ’98, and P.T. Vineburgh ’97. A group of current parents made up of Sean McGrath P’14’16, Kevin Queally P’16, John Porter P’14, and Jonathan Uhrig P’15 finished third at fourteen under par.
Golfers and some additional guests moved into the Concord Country Club’s dining room for a delicious buffet. Phil Kingman '82 and former faculty member Brian Davis each welcomed dinner guests and thanked all for their support, participation, and friendship. They noted that Brad would have been honored to have the two institutions that were so important to him converge at an event to honor him. Coincidentally, Brad was a member at the Club for 39 years – the same number of years he taught at Middlesex. Anticipation heightened as John Morrissey, Director of Alumni Relations, and Rob Trumbull ’00, Middlesex Alumni Association’s Events Chair drew names for the day’s lucky raffle winners. All proceeds from the day will support the Bradford S. Kingman Fund at Middlesex, a fund that provides support for faculty salaries.
Many thanks to everyone who supported the event and honored all that Brad meant to Middlesex. We hope to see even more participants next fall!
Photos from the 2013 tournament can be viewed on Flickr.
Read and listen as some faculty and alumni share their favorite memories of Brad at his 2012 Memorial Service .
Written by Anonymous (not verified) on October 3rd 2013