Democrat Photo by Ed Townsend
CHAMPIONS OF THE Roscoe Twin Village Golf Club annual Memorial Tournament are, from the left, Jim Bedford (second low gross men), Anna May Husson (second low gross ladies), Jim Bowers Jr. (first place for men in the Calloway division), Mary Day (women's first place low gross), Cheryl Bowers (first place for women in the Calloway division) and Paul Stock Jr. (first place for low gross men).
A Good Cause
By Ed Townsend
ROSCOE July 30, 2002 Residents of a small town pulling together to assist one of their own became a reality on Sunday, July 14 when the Twin Village Golf Clubs annual Memorial Tournament teamed up with the Chrysler Corporation and the Roscoe Kirchner Chrysler Dealership to raise $2,100 for Brad Chesney and the Chesney Family Fund.
The yearly and very popular golf tournament usually raises money for the Twin Village Golf Club Young Golfer Scholarships, but the tournament committee, which is headed up by Chuck Husson, directed the fund raising this year to assist Brad Chesney, son of Steve and Lisa Chesney of Roscoe.
Brad is currently undergoing treatment for a recurring brain tumor and has recently been selected to participate in the Make-A-Wish Foundation program.
A great amount of assistance and cooperation with fund-raising came to the tournament from the Chrysler Corporation and the Kirchner Chrysler Dealership, which sponsored a hole-in-one competition where a golfer who scored an ace on the 175-yard par 3 eighth hole would receive a new Chrysler 300M.
In addition, Chrysler and the Kirchner Dealership set up a vehicle test drive at the tournament and for each person who test drove a vehicle, Chrysler donated $5 to the Chesney Family Fund. This event alone raised $675.
Raffles of golf packages and prizes donated by area golf courses and other area merchants raised an additional $1,425.
While announcing the total monies raised, tournament director Chuck Husson thanked the Chrysler Corporation, Chrysler Field Representative Ken Bouffard and Max and Karrie Jara of the Kirchner Chrysler Dealership.
Also thanked were the prize sponsors: Tennanah Lake Golf & Country Club, Grossingers Country Club, The Concord Golf Course, Terry Brae Golf Club, Lochmore Golf Club, Kutshers Country Club, Afton Golf Course, French Woods Golf & Country Club, Hancock Golf Club, Sullivan County Golf & Country Club, Villa Roma Golf Course, Pines Golf Course, Pepperidge Farms, Rockland House, Fairway Inn, Roscoe Diner, Caseys Kitchen and M & T Bank.
In the tournament competition, which took place with shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 12:45 p.m., James Bedford, Paul Stock, Paul Stock Jr. and Jim Bowers Sr. each recorded a low gross score of 66 which forced a three-hole mens playoff.
Stock Jr. won the Mens Championship with Bedford taking second place.
Mary Day and Anna May Husson tied in the ladies division, with Day winning after a one-hole playoff.
Cheryl Bowers won first place in the ladies division of the Calloway competition while Jim Bowers Jr. took the mens division.
Mens and womens closest to the pin were Francis Fisher and Anna May Husson, straightest drives were recorded by Bowers Sr. and Day. Longest drive winners were Bob Manzouratos (268-yards) and Anna May Husson (218-yards).
Over 100 people attended the tournament awards banquet at the Rockland House in Roscoe that same evening.