The Fox Puss

The Fox Puss History

History of The Fox Puss

 

   Late in the year 1970, a committee was formed to establish a 54-hole medal invitational golf tournament for the members and invited guests.  The committee was chaired by Mr. Frank Spruce and included Mr. Joe Klein and Mr. Al Stump. The tournament was given the name “FOX PUSS” to honor two of Boonsboro’s members that for many years had devoted their talents and time to amateur golf in the State of Virginia and the Lynchburg area, Mr. H. M. “Fox” Blankinship and Mr. Charles “Puss” Hancock.  Both of these gentlemen were former Presidents of the Virginia State Golf Association.  This is the ruling body for Amateur golf within the State of Virginia.  Additionally, Mr. Hancock was a long term President of Boonsboro Country Club. The first tournament was held late in 1971 and has continued each year.  While we have had to cancel the tournament three times over the years, we have been able to retain a high level of competition for the contestants.  Our Champions and contestants have been State Amateur Champions; United States Amateur Champion; British Amateur Champion; and Walker Cup Members.  This is the quality of golf that we strive to bring to the Boonsboro Country Club membership. Mr. Frank Spruce served as Chairman from 1970 thru 1980.  Mr. Joe Klein served from 1981 thru 1985.  Mr. Steve Blosser was appointed in 1986 and served thru 2004. Mr. Chris Webb accepted the chairmanship in 2005 continues as the Chairman. 

 

Past Champions

YEAR FIRST LAST RD 1 RD 2 RD 3 TOTAL Playoff Competitors
1971 NED BABER 75 RAIN 74 149  
1972 VINNY GILES 74 72 69 215  
1973 CHIP HEYL 75 74 70 219  
1974 TED VALLO 74 75 73 222 DAVID HOWARD
1975 CHIP HEYL 69 68 77 214  
1976 DAVID HOWARD 71 69 73 213  
1977 GIL FITZHUGH 70 70 72 212  
1978 ERIC SMITH 71 70 72 213 VINNY GILES
1979 VINNY GILES 71 73 73 217  
1980 JOHN POOLE 76 68 69 213  
1981 DAVID BROGAN 78 69 72 219 STEVE LIEBLER
1982 GIL FITZHUGH 72 73 72 217 LEIGH; PRATT; & TOLLEY
1983 DAVID TOLLEY 72 67 71 210  
1984 DAVID GRAHAM 69 71 73 213 GILES; & McKNIGHT
1985 TRACY NEWMAN 72 72 74 218  
1986 VINNY GILES 75 70 69 214 DAVID BROGAN
1987 PAUL SIMSON 76 68 76 220  
1988 NO TOURNAMENT          
1989 VINNY GILES 74 73 73 220 DONNIE WALLACE
1990 VINNY GILES 70 73 68 211  
1991 VINNY GILES 73 71 69 213  
1992 HUNTER RUSSELL 73 71 71 215  
1993 DAVID PARTRIDGE RAIN 70 73 143  
1994 NO TOURNAMENT          
1995 DAVID PARTRIDGE 69 73 75 217  
1996 NO TOURNAMENT          
1997 DANIEL WILLIS 74 72 65 211  
1998 DAVID BROGAN 71 70 75 216  
1999 BILL CALFEE 71 71 69 211  
2000 BILL CALFEE 67 72 68 207  
2001 DAVID PASSERELL 72 71 74 217  
2002 KEITH DECKER 71 71 67 209  
2003 KEITH DECKER 72 65 70 207  
2004 KEITH DECKER 70 72 72 214  
2005 BEN KEEFER 68 69 72 209 STEVE LIEBLER
2006 KEITH DECKER 68 70 RAIN 138  
2007 KEITH DECKER 66 69 67 202  
2008 RYAN STINNETT 72 71 70 213  
2009 JON HURST 67 71 72 210  
2010 STEVEN LEIBLER 67 71 69 207  
2011 BEN LASSO 70 70 67 207  
 2012  BUCK BRITTAIN 71 70 68 209  
2013 KEITH DECKER 73 72 70 215  
2014  STEVEN LEIBLER 67 71 68 206  
2015  TOM  LAWTON 73 71  71 215 SCOTT SHINGLER
2016 CONNOR  BURGESS  70 66 RAIN 136  
2017 SAM  O'DELL  73 69 69 211  
2018 JIMMIE  MASSIE  75 68 66 209 JUSTIN YOUNG
2019 CONNOR  BURGESS  66 65 68 199  

Red Denotes: Course Record and Tournament Record

Past Senior Champions
YEAR FIRST LAST RD 1 RD 2 RD 3 TOTAL Playoff Competitors
1998 VINNY GILES 78 74   152  
1999 JIM ALEXANDER 75 71   146  
2000 NEFF McCLARY 79 76   155  
2001 JIM ALEXANDER 75 73   148  
2002 DONNIE WALLACE 76 75 78 229  
2003 JIM HIGGINBOTHAM 78 72 73 223  
2004 PETE DALTON 78 70 75 223  
2005 STAN FISCHER 69 77 74 220  
2006 CHARLES GREEN III 70 70 RAIN 140  
2007 CHARLES GREEN III 72 74 78 224  
2008 CHUCK BREWER 77 80 71 228  
2009 BOB YOW 73 73 72 218  
2010 BERT ALLEN 70 77 72 219 JIMMY ANGEL
2011 TIM KELLEY 74 71 72 217 BERT ALLEN
2012 TIM KELLEY 77 74 68 219  
2013 JACK ALLARA 74 69 73 216  
2014  AL BELLO 78 72 72 222 JAMES ANGEL 
2015 JACK ALLARA 71 68 74 213  
2016 JACK ALLARA 70 75 RAIN 145 ALLEN BARBER, BILL APPLE
2017 LEON  RODAY  69 73 70 212  
2018 PETER DETEMPLE 76 69 69 214  
2019 JACK ALLARA II 72 69 68 209  

 

Past Super Senior Champions
YEAR FIRST LAST RD 1 RD 2 RD 3 TOTAL Playoff Competitors
2013 RUSTY NAPIER 75 77 77 229  
2014  WILLIAM PROFFITT 72 77 77 226  
2015 RICHARD  SUGGS 74 78 81 233  
2016 BOB  YOW 75 74 RAIN 149  
2017 BOB ROTELLA 73 71 72 216  
2018 BILL NUNNENKAMP 71 74 74 219  
2019 TIM VIGOTSKY 72 70 67 209