The 13th Annual Mayors Tournament

February 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Yes folks it’s only a couple of month’s away. The 13th Annual The Mayors Tournament will be held on June 14th at Cobblestone Gold Course starting at 09:00. Cost will be the same as last four years $80.00 which includes, practice balls, rental of cart, and lunch. We will have a new contest this year. The Ugliest Golf Apparel, the winner will receive a donated gift. We will also have The 50 foot $5000.00 putt contest, 50/50 chance, Longest Shot, and Closest to the Pin contest.
You can on PayPal by looking for The Mayors Tournament, or check or see me with your credit card. Last year we had 71 players so first come first serve. Also if you have anything to donate to the tournament please call me or email me at

Thank You,
Da Mayor!

How to Lose $5K in One Easy Swing

June 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In the fifth installment in our How To series, Steve Ventimiglia shows us how to lose $5,000 in one easy swing.

Note the great camera work by our resident audio visual team. Had the putt gone in, I’m not sure it would have been adequate proof to the insurance company. But rest assured, it was never a real possibility anyway.

Here’s the video:

New Champs Look a Lot Like the Old Champs

June 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Deja vu all over again.

This year’s Mayor’s Tournament saw the repeat winning performance from the fearsome Askew threesome of  Spencer Askew, Kevin Askew, and father Jim Askew. They upgraded the fourth member of their squad by bringing along David Booth for this year’s tournament to put up an astounding 56.

The conditions were perfect as the sharpshooters in this year’s game went low. In total, four teams shot a 60 or below.

Even perennial losers, The Three Massaros and a Mantineo, exceeded expectations by coming within 25 shots of the winners by shooting an 80.

Closest to the pin winner was Mark Hoell, hitting his tee shot within 3 feet of the hole.

Longest drive went to Long Shlong Chris Curran.

Congratulations to the winners and losers. You know which group you belong to.

2013 Invitations Are Out

May 2, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Charity golf eventThe Mayor’s Tournament selection committee is proud to announce that we have secured, yet again, the services of Cobblestone Golf Course for this year’s tournament.

The tournament will commence on June 15th at 9:00 am. The cost is a meager $80 for golf, cart, practice balls, lunch and a chance at prizes.

RSVP by  June 1st.

Payments are already starting to trickle in via Paypal. If you’re financially strapped, there’s no better way to pay than via a credit card. Why pay now for something you can fore go in bankruptcy later?

Don’t forget, if you’d like to sponsor a hole it is only an additional $100. There’s no better way to get your business’ name in front of the heavy spenders that The Mayor’s Tournament attracts.

If you’d like to donate cash, gifts or prizes please contact Mayor Joe. Email him at or talk to him live at 770.419.0008. Remember, all proceeds go to charity.

From all of us at TMT HQ, we’re looking forward to seeing you out there.

The Mayor’s Tournament – 2012 Champions

July 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

This year’s Mayor’s Tournament saw the crowning of a new set of champions. In a tournament made up of mediocre golf by gentlemen at the top of their games, this year’s winning score was truly a standout. A score of 62 was put up by the foursome of Shaun Webb, Spencer Askew, Kevin Askew, and father Jim Askew.



The Kids Thank You!

December 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The AFLAC Cancer Center sends their heartfelt gratitude for all particpants of the Mayor’s Tournament. Thanks for being part of the effort to make a difference.

On behalf of all the patients and families served by the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta let me express warm appreciation to you for conveying a $1,925.00 donation which represents proceed from 2011 Tournament. We are deeply grateful for your support.

Your gift enables Children’s to strengthen our fight against cancer and blood disorders, offering patients and their families c1inica1leadership and advanced research they need and deserve. Your support of the Aflac Cancer Center helps provide the full physical, emotional and spiritual support they need – at one of the most stressful times of their lives.

The dream we share to end cancer and blood disorders in children all over the world will be realized because of your thoughtfulness. Thank you for being a part of this urgent work.

With warmest best wishes for this coming holiday season.


Lauren Griffin

Development Officer

The 2011 Wrap Up

June 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Mayor Speaks - Quietly


Can you believe it! It’s been ten years of sustained bad golf action for The Mayor’s Tournament. This year was special as we had a record number of players (sixty four!) help to contribute a record amount of money ($1,925.00) to The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, The Afflac Cancer Center.

Topping the list of mediocre foursomes was our winning group consisting of Mike and Joe Glancy, with Staurt Hackworth and Mike Oliver…aka The Glancy Allstate group.

In the death defying putt of the year- the fifty foot, double breaker for five grand – had gutsy Mark Hartman wondering if maybe one more beer might have produced the result he was looking for. Tournament participants are now a collective 0 for 3 in this event ending show of skill.

We also had winners for closest to the pin and longest drive, but quite fankly we can’t post the winners’ names here. No, not because of some sercurity measure, but because we can’t remember who they were. We lost the paperwork after the 30th $1 beer.

But we do remember the winner of the 50-50 raffle – Crack Attack author Steve Ventimiglia who won a staggering eighty two dollars.

I want to thank you all for being so generous along with our sponsors. Without you guys (and gals) we wouldn’t be able to give out all the gift certificates and grab bags to all the players.

Last of all, our favorite last place team, making it four out of five years, Team Ventimiglia did it again, winning the famous twelve pack – of toilet paper.

Thank you all, and see you next year!

Joe Mantineo

The Mayor

Official Invitations Are Out

May 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Hello fellow hackers and do-gooders. Today the Mayor posts the official 2011 Mayor’s Tournament Invitations.

As many of you know, these turn into collector’s items rather quickly and have been known to pull in big bucks when auctioned off on eBay.

Get your hard copy from the Mayor himself by stopping by his house, after 10:00pm preferably. Alternatively, he’ll seek you out.

If you haven’t already done so, pay the Mayor directly or utilize the Paypal button on this site to secure your spot.

New Champions Crowned in 2010

July 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

After all was said and done this year a new championship team was crowned as The Mayor’s Tournament champs.  We haven’t had repeat winners since Hogan, Nicklaus, Jones and Mantineo pulled it off in 1963, so this is no surprise.

The surpirse however was the winning team. Huge underdogs when the day began, the team was comprised of Todd Godwin, Dave Doering, David Hines, and Chad Tramonte. Knowing them as we all do, there’s no doubt a few foot wedges set up some birdie opportunities.

Outside of the obvious benefits a win like this provides, aka groupies and free hot dogs at the entrance of Home Depot on a spring day, this foursome also received huge trophies for their accomplishment (as seen in photo).

For every winner there’s also a loser. I could be politically correct and say they’re non-winners, but really, this foursome’s picture should be next to the word loser in the dictionary.

The team was comprised of  Joe Massaro, his son Anthony Massaro, Dan Dwyer, and his son Shawn Dwyer.

We will cut this team slack since it was made up of two father-son teams. Rather than getting a trophy, the last place team always gets something more valuable…the honorary pack of toilet paper. Happy wiping.

And finally, we had the $5,000 putt challenge. The object, simple. Bury a putt from 50′ and walk away with five grand. Miss it, and leave your ego on the dance floor. This year’s lucky contestant was Scott Gasparini. Foregoing the advice of the club professional, you know the guy that not only reads greens for a living, but has read this specific one for the past 10 years, Gasparini looked to his neighbor, Chad Tramonte for the line to the hole.

Needless to say, the putt missed on the rookie side and Gasparini was forced to ask others to buy him his $1 draft beers.

Good times had by all, the Mayor hopes you will all come back for more next year!

2010 Tournament Recap

July 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The 2010 Mayor’s Tournament proved to be another successful event as 36 hackers teed off on a beautiful Saturday morning to do their part in helping kids in need.

The weather was great, the sponsors were great and the players were…mediocre. But we’ve come to expect nothing less from this tournament.

Although the economy took a hit on the number of attendees, down twelve from last year, overall donations were only one hundred dollars less. The Mayor is happy to report that after adding up the receipts (yes, a calculator was used) the tournament netted $1,000 for our two charities: The Aflac Children’s Cancer Center and the Kennesaw Optimist Club.

This year we had a record setting six sets of father/son groups, and one set comprised of father/lazy son in law. What a great way to spend the day before Father’s Day!

Of course this tournament wouldn’t be possible without the help of so many people.

I want to thank Mike Glancy of The Glancy Allstate and Scott Smith of PestBan for sponsoring holes on the golf course. On a side note, if you know of a business or individual who wants to sponsor a hole, or a hole in one competition, let the Mayor know. It’s cheap and goes to the kids.

Donations, be it money, products or time, were made by the following folks: Scott Harper, Shon Rollins, Joe Massaro, John Losteau, Don White, Lynn Mertes, Robert Kenny, Scott Gasparini, Ryan Crass, Steve Matthews, Julie Doering, Jason Ellis, Kevin Dorman, Mark Dunn

Of course we can’t forget about our local restaurants and companies who’ve donated their products and services.

Chris Wright of Cobblestone Golf Course, Matt Floyd of Hooters in Kennesaw, Richard at Green Machine, Joanne Tubo of Waterstone Grill of Acworth, Henry of Henry’s Louisiana Grill, and of course our favorite place to hang out for beers, the folks at Olde Towne Tavern.

Thank you all so much!

I can’t wait to do it again next year.


Joe Mantineo

The Mayor

About Our Charities

The Aflac Cancer Center is committed to providing our pediatric patients a brighter future through advanced medical treatment, family-centered care, a child-friendly environment and innovative research.

Recognized as one of the top childhood cancer centers in the country by U.S.News & World Report, the Aflac Cancer Center treats more than 350 new cancer patients each year and follows more than 2,500 patients with sickle cell disease, hemophilia and other blood disorders. Our courageous patients range from infants to young adults.

The Kennesaw Optimist Club has been serving the youth of our community since 1975. By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in children. “Friend of Youth” is the club motto and guiding principle.

The club is a non-political, non-denominational civic club open to those who wish to serve the community.

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