There were winning golfers — four, to be exact. But the real winners at the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club fall golf tournament, held Sept. 8 at the Edgartown Golf Club, were the children and families of the Vineyard.

The annual golf tournament, now in its 28th year, raised just over $9,000 to support the Boys and Girls Club’s affordable youth programs, most notably the club’s after-school program, which is open to all Island youth in grades K-6 for an annual membership fee of just $20.

Of course, of the 120 golfers who turned out for the competition, some did slice better than the rest. The team of Joseph Forte, Glenn Field, John Sinnott and Jack Reagan edged out the team of Mike Joyce Sr., Mike Joyce Jr., Bill Jones and John Feritio by way of a tie-breaker to take the tournament championship, with both teams shooting 60 for the day. Finishing in third place with a score of 62 was the team of Jason DaRosa, Nelson DaRosa, Hal Lopes and Kevin Gomes.

For more information about the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club, visit or contact Peter Lambos, executive director, at 508-627-3303 or The annual golf tournament was made possible by members and staff of Edgartown Golf Club, as well as tournament contributors Depot Corner Shell, Soigné, Shiretown Meats, Vineyard Cash & Carry and Dippin Donuts.