TRAVIS CUP RETURNS TO STAFFORD
The 2018 Travis Cup Team was victorious over Orchard Park CC and Lookout Point CC on Friday, August 10. By a score of 29 over 26 for each of the opponents, we eked out a hard-earned win. It is important to note that all our players scored points, no one was blanked, which accounts for the winning margin. Everyone contributed.
Judging by comments from all quarters, this tournament was a notable success. The Board of Governors provided perfect weather; the House staff and management performed flawlessly with meals and beverages; Eric, Mike and their staff did their usual fine work conducting their many tasks; and Brittany Ferris performed beautifully singing the national anthems of Canada and the USA.
The Honorary Striking of the First Ball was a fine shot hit by Travis Society Founder and Archivist Ed Homsey.
A 50 / 50 raffle was held to raise funds for the Travis Society Scholarship Program. With $640 in the pot to split, winner Jim Cook Sr. generously donated his winnings back into the program.
We are grateful for the efforts of the committee and many volunteers who served at the registration table, 50/50, and then as fore-caddies on six holes. They helped to maintain the pace of play resulting in timely finish by all with no stragglers.
WELL DONE STAFFORD!
Ralph Garnish, Tournament Chair
Gerald Shaughnessy Audrey Clarke
Jim Scorse Sharon Gnaan
Paul Columbo Pat Garnish
Matt Haefele Dione Harrington
Jim Cook Sr. Ruth Rath
TJ Woodward Linda Noeth
Jerry Buchinger Dominic Nicasto
Chip Braaten Eric Haile
Deb Buchinger Scott Harrington
Joan DeCarlo Don Gnann
Karen Percassi Carol Wescott
Mike McCarthy Ross Bruno
Jim Simboli Brian McCarthy
Mike McCarthy Skip Lamont
Pat Garnish Matt Haefele