Friday, October 9, 2009

2009 D-Club Golf Outing

Familiar faces, fun stories, a Wii 3 point shoot off, and a Perfect Hole in one!

More than 80 alumni, faculty and friends came out to the 2009 D-CLUB Golf Outing at Ruffled Feathers on Wednesday to showcase their skills on the green and to support DePaul Athletics.

The day-long event proved a success with DePaul professor Dan Strunk sinking a hole in one, and the foursome of Sam Davidson (tennis alum), Eric Huffman (tennis alum), Josh Scarborough (golf alum), and Bob Kruse (soccer alum) taking home first -place honors.

Golf wasn’t the only activity taking place at Ruffled Feathers. Once participants finished the course, they had the opportunity to challenge each other to a three-point showdown, via Nintendo Wii during the cocktail hour. Golfers were allowed to compete in the shoot- off using the avatars of either Quentin Richardson or Bobby Simmons. The game was such a hit, that Hall of Famer and co-chair of the Athletic Advisory board, Ron Griggs (golf alum) challenged Lemone Lampley (basketball alum) to a Wii three-point shoot-off when the Wii becomes part of the fun in the Champions Club room this winter.

The outing concluded with dinner and drinks, and remarks from Jean Lenti Ponsetto, Director of Athletics. Nicci Hays-Fort, Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach and Jerry Wainwright, Head Men’s Basketball Coach also spoke about their expectations for the upcoming season.

Both coaches acknowledged how hard their teams had worked in the off-season and that they looked forward to the continued support of the alumni. Coach Jerry Wainwright summed the night up in one sentence, “…we take a lot of pride in taking care of our own.”

Special thanks to all of the alumni in attendance, sponsors, faculty, and friends of the program! We cannot continue the legacy without the support of the individuals who have paved the way.


First Place: Sam Davidson, Eric Huffman, Josh Scarborough, & Bob Kruse


Second Place: Ron Griggs, Jim Wicklander, Matt Wormley, & Troy Temple


Third Place: Randy Ramsey, Justin Thomas, Craig Robinson, & Stan



Closest to the Pin #3: Ron Griggs

Longest Putt Made #4: Bob Mattingly, Laura Warren, Jack Lawlor, & Jack Padilla

Closest to the Hole #6: Paul Pomplin

Longest Drive (Men) #9: Josh Scarborough

Longest Drive (Women) #18: Melinda Miketinac