ANN ARNOLD 10/11/33-11/5/2014
My first year of teaching at EGGC was 1997, and that’s
when I met my friend Ann Gardiner Arnold.
enjoyable summer of lessons, our bond was formed.
August, my friend Ann had a complaint.
understand why all the local golf tournaments were primarily
She looked me in the eye and said, “Jorie,
you need to do something about this, we need a tournament
for women only.
Ann’s dream was to have a day
where women would play together and not feel intimidated.”
The following Sept., the “Ftorek Finale” was born
starting with 32 of my female students, including Ann.
couple of years later it turned into a successful fund raiser
for local breast cancer survivors and local charities.
missed only 2 tournaments, one was this year.
and inspiration for the Ftorek Finale left us on Nov. 5.
Ann’s vision will continue to live on as the 18th Ftorek
Finale will be played Sept. 16, 2015.
I know the 72 women
who play will be thankful to my friend. Ann.