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Tom Sands was the force behind the creation of  "The Groves Trophy".   Tom provided the following information:

"Dick and Margaret Groves provided substantial support to the West Point Golf Team. Not only did the financial contribution result in the construction of the Groves Golf Training Center but also they sponsored and hosted the team on several trips to the San Diego area.The Class Committee approved the development of the Groves Golf Trophy and the conduct of "The Groves" tournament at each of our mini's in early 2011 with the first "Groves" was held at our Orlando mini. The Groves Trophy is on display at the Groves Golf Training Center at West Point.   I have attached some info relating to developing the trophy. The artist who created the trophy is Denise Bizot a friend and avid golfer. I coordinated with West Point to obtain permission to use the academy crest on the trophy. Since participation in The Groves has dropped significantly, it appears appropriate to hold the last "Groves", if participants are available, at our 60th reunion in 2018.  At that time I will add the names of our various mini winners to the trophy. Following is a list of past winners:"


  The Groves Trophy
    Low Gross Low Net
2011 Orlando Tom Sands Jim Peck
2012 Washington Ken Lager Andy Andreson
2013 West Point Phil Pryor Pete Trainor
2014 Gulf Shores John Abernathy Bob Shellenberger
2015 Austin Ken Lager Bo Craddock
2016 Carmel Jim Peck  Tom Morgan
2018 West Point TBD TBD

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Tom and Dick, San Francisco