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Steve Blosser

 

 

  The Boonsboro Invitational Committee thought it would be of interest to current and past participants to share some historical and biographical information about our longtime Chairman, friend and mentor Steve Blosser who passed away after last year’s tournament. Steve took over the reins as Chairman of the committee in 1986 after the passing of then Chairman Joe Klein. He served until 2005 when Chris Webb became Chairman. Steve remained part of the committee as Chairman Emeritus until his passing. Steve’s tenure as Chairman was marked by many accomplishments. He oversaw the tournament become one of the top amateur golf events in the Commonwealth. The tournament achieved Virginia State Golf Association’s designation as a points earning event. He continued the tradition of running a 3-day event with an emphasis on southern hospitality coupled with top flight golf completion. Steve stressed that the Committee remain focused on attention to detail in all aspects of the tournament (rules, pace of play, score keeping, and social events). All of these details contributed to making the Boonsboro Invitational golf experience the best it could be for players. The addition of a Senior Division occurred during Steve’s tenure.  The Committee named the Senior Champion Trophy of the Boonsboro Invitational in Steve’s honor last year in recognition of his contributions to the tournament. Steve and his wife Sallie moved to Lynchburg in 1959 while he was working for General Electric. Steve had a very successful career with GE and retired in 1994 as world-wide Sales Manager of their mobile radio division. Steve was a longtime member of the club and could be seen almost daily at Boonsboro. He was an icon to many BCC staff members from those in the business office, men’s locker room, wait and kitchen staff, and golf shop. Steve enjoyed golf, playing gin rummy and having a cocktail with his buddies.  Steve is sorely missed by the Boonsboro Country Club community and by many of you who come to play each year in our tournament. The Fox Puss Committee