Golf events would fund scholarship
HUDSON – Jonathan Gove’s family hopes to raise money for a scholarship in his name, playing on the greens where he spent so much time.
Gove’s family and friends have organized two golf tournaments – one in Hudson and one in South Carolina – to benefit the Jonathan P. Gove Memorial Scholarship.
The local tournament is planned for Friday, Oct. 22, at Green Meadow Golf Club.
Gove died June 11 after his 2001 Lincoln veered off Dracut Road, hitting a large boulder at the intersection of Ponderosa Drive.
The 23-year-old was an avid golfer, who dreamed of one day owning a golf course in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
The scholarship will be awarded yearly to a student at Alvirne High School. The family is still working on the qualifications for the scholarship, said Lester Gove, Jonathan’s father.
Bobby McCullough, who was on the Alvirne High School golf team with Gove, organized the tournament in Myrtle Beach. That tournament was to have taken place Sunday.
When Gove went to school in Myrtle Beach, the two were close, with Gove spending a lot of time with McCullough’s family.
Marvin Doors and Windows, where Gove worked, is sponsoring the second tournament. The goal is to raise several thousand dollars, said Peter Brnger, who was Gove’s boss.Although Gove had only worked at Marvin Doors for a few months, Brnger, wanted to do something special to honor his memory.
“He was just an extremely wonderful young man,” Brnger said. “He just wanted to go out and capture the world.”
Gove worked at Marvin for about six weeks before he was killed. He was coming home from a grand opening for a showroom in Keene when the accident happened, Brnger said.
“He was a remarkable young man,” he said. “This is my way of telling his parents thanks.”