The newly formed Scholarship Committee for the Chuck Courtney Honorary Scholarship Fund held its first meeting May 23. Recently established by the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, the fund will provide a four-year renewable scholarship for entering college freshmen. Courtney served as the Head Professional at the club for 21 years, from 1983-2004. As a result of his service and friendship to the club and the community, he is being honored for his work through the establishment of this scholarship.
Scholarship Fund trustees include Jeff Javelet – chairman, Bob Baker, Vearle Smith, Colleen Greenway, Anne Feighner and Kent Humber. Advisors to the committee are Chuck Courtney and Scott Johnson, current Head Professional. Shannon McCarthy will provide administrative support on behalf of the Golf Club.
Notifications of the scholarship were sent to First Tee and Pro Kids Golf early in May and at least one scholarship will be awarded by June 30. Applicants must have participated in the game of golf during their high school careers.
There will be a special unveiling of a bronze 3D facial plaque of Chuck Courtney and a display of personal memorabilia on July 20 at 5 p.m. at the Short Game area. This event is open to RSF Association members and golf club members. Wine and cheese will be served.
Should you be interested in supporting the scholarship fund, please contact Shannon McCarthy at the RSF Golf Club, 858-756-1182, or Christy Wilson at the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation: 858-756-6557. All contributions to the Courtney Honorary Scholarship Fund are tax deductible and checks should be made payable to RSF Foundation (please put Courtney Fund in the memo line).