Harley Knosher Golf Outing 2009

Annual event honors retired coach, athletic director

June 22, 2009

On June 19, Harley Knosher added ten more teams to the long list of championship squads he coached in 40 years at Knox: they are the alumni and friends of the College who played in the 2009 Harley Knosher Golf Outing, held at Soangetaha Country Club in Galesburg. The annual "scramble" tournament is named in honor of Knox's long-time athletic director and coach of football, basketball, baseball and golf who retired in 2000.

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Above Left, Harley Knosher displays the prize for the putting contest; above right, Harley serves as both coach and referee for the putting contest that preceded the golf outing tee-off.

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Above left, Harley gives pointers at Soangetaha's second tee to John Flood, Bob Prout, Mike Godsil and Monty Abbott; above right, hitting a practice shot.

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Above left, Andrew Isaacson and other golfers warm up at the driving range; above right, champions all, after 18 holes at Soangetaha Country Club.

2009 Harley Knosher Golf Outing Team Awards:

  • First Place Gross: Jeff Ancelet '96, Garth Gilster '02, David Marquardt '08, Vince Pavilionis '02
  • First Place Net: Bob King, Nick Ladine '96, Steve Luetger '75, Jim Lynch '97, Brett Tilly '95
  • Second Place Net: Dave Cratty '89, Jeff Douglas, Pete Douglas, John Reilly '78
  • Third Place Net: Terry Denoma '71, Jim Leech '71, John Steller, Max Utsler '70

"Technically, golf is an individual sport, but Harley Knosher made it into a team sport, and that opened my eyes to a lot about building successful teams." -- Andrew Isaacson '99 , executive producer, The Famous Group