L/CPL Robert J. Slattery, Marine Corps League Det #206, NEWSLETTER, Sep 2019 - #5
Golf Outing 2019

After two weeks of rain or super hot days we ended up with a beautiful day for the 12th L/Cpl. Chris Cosgrove III Memorial Golf Outing. The skies were a rich blue with an occasional cloud and the wind was light. Thankfully the humidity was low and the temperature was 82 degrees or so for most of the day.

After getting through the guarded gates at Picatinny Arsenal Army Base, it was a short beautiful mile and a half drive to the golf course where the registration was held. This went off with no problems and 96 golfers were ready to go. 

Before two of them got to the registration table, in fact before they got through the gates two of them had to drive back home because one forgot to bring his drivers license that is required to get in. Their drive was back to about a mile from our American Legion Post. The driver wasn’t happy.

While all were signing in the Slattery members were doing their thing. The signs honoring various people, businesses or military groups had to be placed on some of the greens. Keith Butler and Tom Miller took care of that job as they were there early. 

While John Andrews and Char Cosgrove/Bowie took care of the registration and golf shirt distribution other members or their wives took care of the various tickets. Some of the tickets went to the golfers for the door prize to be given away at dinner. Others were selling tickets for the “Tricky Tray” baskets that were available.

The baskets were lovingly put together by Char over a period of 4 weeks. All looked great and all held some beautiful items. There were 35 baskets with items from Harley Davidson goods to a toaster oven, gift cards to liquor. There wasn’t a dog in the bunch.

Also available were two bikes donated by Jim Gauier who is one of Hanover Townships finest. They and two giant “tail gate” circular coolers which stood about three feet high and 24 inches across. They were available with separate tickets.

So while the golfers waited for the tee-off time they purchased tickets and placed them in containers of the basket or baskets they wanted to win. If they weren’t doing that they were “silent bidding” on 10 different beautiful gifts.   

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