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THE CHAMPIONS OF the 2005 Twin Village Golf Club Memorial Tournament are, from the left, Jim Bowers Sr. (men’s first place), Steve Bowers (men’s second place), Jean Knickerbocker (women’s first place), Cheryl Bowers (women’s second place) and Dustin Sullivan, who is the recipient of the 2005 Twin Village Golf Club Young Golfers’ Scholarship.

Money Rains Down On
Firefighters, Golfers

By Ed Townsend
ROSCOE — July 19, 2005 – The Chrysler Corporation, along with Roscoe’s Kirchner Chrysler Dealership and the Twin Village Golf Club pulled together on Sunday, July 10 to assist the Roscoe-Rockland Fire Department and the Twin Village Golf Club Scholarship Fund for area youth golfers.
The Drive For The Chrysler fundraiser and the annual Twin Village Golf Club Memorial Tournament were successful in raising a little over $2,000, which will be divided between golf scholarships for Roscoe youth and the fire department.
The Drive For The Chrysler event was organized by Karrie and Max Jara of the Roscoe Kirchner Chrysler dealership along with great cooperation from Kenneth Boufford, 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 and each person who drove a new Chrysler or Dodge received a free sleeve of golf balls and Daimler Chrysler donated $5 for every test drive to the Roscoe-Rockland Fire Department.
Additional assistance and cooperation from the Chrysler Corporation and the Roscoe Kirchner Chrysler dealership came in the sponsorship of a hole-in-one competition with the winner of an ace on the 175-yard par 3 eighth hole receiving a new 2005 Chrysler “300”. The “300” went unclaimed, but the tournament and awards banquet dinner proved to be a complete success. A total of over $2,000 in golf packages and prizes donated by area golf courses and other area merchants were awarded to tournament golfers.
This very popular annual golf tournament raises money for the Twin Village Golf Club Youth Golfer Scholarships. In years past, the tournament committee, which is headed up by Chuck Husson, has also directed the fund raising to assist needy families and other Roscoe volunteer organizations. In announcing the total amount of money raised, Husson thanked both the Chrysler Corporation and the Kirchner Chrysler Dealership for their participation in the tournament.
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 his is due to the local dealership’s involvement in the community. The Chrysler test drive saw 202 people take part, a new company record.
Husson also thanked the sponsors that donated prizes, which included: Chrysler Corporation, Concord Golf Course, Grossinger’s Country Club, Terry Brae Golf Course, Lochmor Golf Course, Swan Lake Golf & Country Club, French Woods Golf & Country Club, Kutsher’s Country Club, Tennanah Lake Golf & Country Club, Sullivan County Golf & Country Club, Pine’s Golf Course, Roscoe Diner, Twin Village Golf Course, Pepperidge Farms, Rockland House, Country Store Youth Foundation, Fairway Inn, M & T Bank and Ken Mooney.
Some 52 individuals or local merchants also sponsored holes for this tournament.
In the tournament competition, which took place with shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. and had 80 golfers, the men’s champion was Jim Bowers Sr. who scored a 64. Steve Bowers shot a 65 to earn the second place honors. The ladies’ champion was Jean Knickerbocker, who shot a 79. Second place honors were earned by Cheryl Bowers, who had an 80.
The men’s longest drive contest was won by Bob Alsworth, while women’s longest drive was Becky Ackerly took first place in the women’s longest drive competition.
Alsworth won the men’s closest-to-the-pin event, while Mary Day won the women’s closest-to-the-pin contest.
The straightest drive for men was recorded by Dustin Sullivan and the women’s straightest drive was hit by Sally Shea.
Sullivan was also the recipient of the 2005 Twin Village Golf Course Young Golfer Scholarship.
Over 100 people attended the tournament awards banquet dinner at the Roscoe Rockland House that same evening.

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