By Ed Townsend
ROSCOE July 16, 2004 This past Sunday, the Chrysler Corporation, along with Roscoes Kirchner Chrysler dealership and the Twin Village Golf Club, pulled together to assist the Twin Village Golf Club Scholarship Fund and area youth golfers.
The Drive For The Chrysler fund raiser and the annual Twin Village Golf Club Memorial Tournament were successful in raising a total of $3,055. That money will be divided between golf scholarships for Roscoe youth.
The Drive For The Chrysler event was organized by Karrie and Max Jara of the Kirchner Chrysler dealership in Roscoe along with Kenneth Boufford, who is a field representative for Promotion and Services, Inc. Automotive Division-Jubilee Group (Daimler Chrysler) out of Greenwich. They set up a test drive/road test at the golf tournament opposite The Rockland House. Each person who test drove a new Chrysler or Dodge received a free sleeve of golf balls and Daimler Chrysler donated $5 for every test drive to the youth scholarship fund.
Additional assistance and cooperation from the Chrysler Corporation and the Kirchner Chrysler dealership came in the sponsorship of a hole-in-one competition. A golfer who scored an ace on the 175-yard par 3 eighth hole would receive a new 2005 Chrysler 300.
The 300 went unclaimed, but the tournament and awards banquet dinner proved to be complete successes. The Chrysler test drive saw 201 people participate.
A total of over $1,400 in golf packages and prizes donated by area golf courses and other merchants were awarded to tournament golfers.
This very popular yearly golf tournament raises money for the Twin Village Golf Club Youth Golfer Scholarships. The tournament committee, which is headed up by Chuck Husson, in years past has also directed the fund raising to assist the Roscoe communitys volunteer fire department and ambulance corps.
Tournament Director Husson, in announcing the total monies raised, thanked the Chrysler Corporation, Boufford and Karrie and Max Jara.
Boufford said that of all the tournaments that he is involved with, the Twin Village Tournament gets the most people out for the test drives. He pointed out that this is due to the local dealerships involvement in the community.
Husson also thanked sponsors who donated prizes. Those sponsors included: Tennanah Lake Golf & Tennis Club, Grossingers Country Club, The Concord Golf Club, Terry Brae Golf Club, Lochmor Golf Club, French Woods Golf Course & Country Club, Hancock Golf Course, Sullivan County Golf & Country Club, Villa Roma Golf Course, Pines Golf Course, Swan Lake Golf & Country Club, Kutshers Country Club, Delhi Golf Course, The Rockland House, Fairway Inn, Pepperidge Farms, Country Store Youth Foundation, Fleet Bank, Roscoe Lumber Yard, M&T Bank and Ken Mooney.
A total of 80 golfers competed in the tournament, which began with shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. (Next year, the tournament is expected to go with a Scramble format.)
The mens tournament champion was Chuck Husson IV, who recorded a 62. Second place honors went to Steve Bowers.
The ladies champion was Jean Knickerbocker, who finished with a 78. Anna May Husson took second place.
Callaway winners were Lonnie Ackerley Jr. and Barbara Trask.
The Twin Village Golf Clubs 2004 scholarship recipients are recent Roscoe Central School graduates Lonnie Ackerley Jr., Kim Bingay, Justin Bowers, Shannon Bowers and Brenden Hendrickson.
Over 100 people attended the tournament awards banquet at The Rockland House that same evening.