CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine — PGA caddy Mike “Fluff” Cowan, a Waterville native, sank a 50-foot putt for $5,000 during the Carrabassett Valley Academy’s 28th Annual Golf Classic Tournament to benefit the Martha B. Webber Scholarship Fund over the weekend at Sugarloaf Golf Club.
During the final hour of the putting competition Cowan was the last golfer standing with an opportunity to make a 50-foot putt for $5,000. Not even Cowan’s signature mustache could hide his smile as the ball fell into the cup. He generously gave his winnings back to CVA.
Cowan has caddied for Ed Sabo (1976-78), Peter Jacobsen (1978-96), Tiger Woods (1996-99) and Jim Furyk (1999-present). Through his career, Cowan has become one of the PGA’s most recognizable caddies.
“Sinking that putt made my day” said Cowan, “and I’m happy to help out the scholarship fund. CVA is a great organization, and they put on a great tournament today.”
Also in attendance were New England Patriots Hall of Famer Gino Cappelletti and two-time Olympic gold medalist Seth Wescott of Farmington.
“This year’s star-studded field of golfers and event attendees made it another successful fundraiser for us,” said CVA’s head of school, Kate Punderson. “The money raised this weekend will help a lot of kids make their dreams a reality at CVA.”
Over the years, the CVA tournament has raised more than $1.1 million for Maine students in need of financial assistance, according to a press release from the school.