PLYMOUTH – This past Friday, Oct. 11, the Greater Norwich Golf Hall of Fame welcomed six new members at a ceremony hosted by Canasawacta Country Club. Entering in the players category were Edward Jenkins and Dave Scully, enshrined in the contributors category was Daryl Forsythe, while posthumous entries in the masters class were Mike Pollie, Anthony “Pine” Paino, while Herbert “Red” Rosing was selected in the legends class. Below are brief summaries of each individual’s accomplishments:
Edward “Double D” Jenkins
Regarded as one of the most improved players at the course since his move to Norwich over 20 years ago, Jenkins took up the game nearly 35 years ago while living and working near Harrisburg, Pa. After settling in Norwich in 1989, his game took off. Tireless work on the range and the putting green have helped Jenkins become a low, single-digit handicap, and he won his first scratch titles in 2004, 2005 winning the Canasawacta Country Club senior scratch championships. A regular final-day competitor in the men’s overall scratch division for over 10 years, he has won two Empire State Senior Games golf medals, and won the overall title in the Chenango County Amateur in 2012 at the age of 66. That was one year removed from a runner-up finish in the same tournament. “I’ve said it many times,” said friend, Doug Wilson. “There are a lot of good players at the driving range, and great players take it to the course. Edd’s hard work has paid off.”
Scully, a Norwich High School graduate who now resides in Jupiter, Fla., was one of the best individual players in the Chenango County area through the 1960s and 1970s. A student of the game who was diligent with his practice, it only took a few years for Scully to become a low, single-digit handicap and one of the area’s best ball strikers.
Some of Scully’s accomplishments while living in the area were member-guest wins at Canasawacta, Binghamton C.C. and Cooperstown C.C. He was a multiple-time league champion in the Victory Markets league, his longtime employer, the CCC handicap club champion in 1967, 1975, and a men’s scratch league champion. Scully also won many Sunday member-member events. Scully has a long list of accomplishments outside of the area including a Northeast Division title in Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf; three individual and team titles while living in Virginia; and a club championships at his current course in Florida. An “age shooter” hundreds of times, Scully also has 10 career holes-in-one.