ALUMNI GOLFERS BATTLE
THE BLUES AT ANNUAL OUTING
The golfers who accepted
the challenge at George Dunne National Golf Course June 11 met a subtle
surprise when they prepared to hit their first tee shots.
Trinity's annual alumni golf
outing traditionally played from the white tees at previous venues, but
the 109 golfers at this year's event, the largest number in its history,
began at the blue tee boxes. The course measured nearly 6,700 yards from
the blue tees, but several teams carded red numbers during the scramble
After the last putt dropped,
Jim Huisenga '99, Chris Van Til '99, Nathan Rinsema '00, and Tim VandeWerken
'99 finished as the lowest foursome after posting a 10-under 62. Bob Schaaf
'95 and Joe Graffeo '93 had the best score among the twosomes at 67.
The alumni golf committee
- Schaaf, Joel DeJager '90, Scott Pothoven '97, and Ken Dryfhout '03 -
recommended a change of location to George Dunne. The course, located five
miles south of Palos Heights in Oak Forest, Illinois, is billed as one
of the more demanding in Chicago's south suburbs. Although the golfers
lost plenty of balls in the water and woods that line the fairways, they
helped contribute more than $5,000 for alumni scholarships.
"George Dunne is not easy
because it penalizes you for making mistakes," said Dennis Harms '89, director
of alumni and donor relations. "Playing as a team made it easier to keep
scores respectable, and swinging from the blue tees added another degree
of intrigue and difficulty.
"I'm very pleased with the
outing. Year after year, it attracts alumni and friends who understand
the mission of the College and show their commitment by helping students
receive a Trinity education."
Jack Strong '86 and Dustin
VanZuiden '04 were Harms' partners on the team that finished second among
foursomes at 9-under. Runner-up honors for twosomes went to Joel Wories
'05 and Josh Mitchell '05, who shot an even-par 72.