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An Original ‘Insurance City Open/Travelers Championship’ Girl

Posted on June 21, 2015

    Story by Jacqueline Bennett   Fortunately our mother was a saver. Still, who would have imagined when a photo among her things of my sister, Dixie-Sue Bennett Larned, was recently stumbled upon it would be accompanied by such an interesting background. As told to me, it turns out Dixie was an original spokesperson, a.k.a. – a ‘Travelers Girl’ – for what is now called the Travelers Championship.   No stranger to the spotlight Dixie had modeled and worked in the display department for G. Fox & Co. in downtown Hartford before accepting a job at Travelers in indemnity/fidelity at the home office, also located in Connecticut’s capital city. It was in 1957. Soon enough her work earned her a couple of…

Javier Colon, Jefferson Starship, Cutie Flutie, UConn Connection, Military Appreciation, Women’s Day – All Part of Travelers Championship

Posted on May 18, 2014

Write-Up & Photos By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb One of the premier sporting events in New England, The Travelers Championship returns to the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut from June 16-22. In addition to a “strong field of golfers” there will be a weeklong military appreciation, the 6th Annual Women’s Day, performances from Jefferson Starship and Little River Band and the ever popular Celebrity Pro-Am Day. “These acts, mixed with seeing golf from one of the strongest playing fields in the tour’s history will be a thrill for our fans,” Nathan Grube, Traveler’s Championship Director, was quoted as saying in a press release. Golfers will include reigning champ Ken Duke, two time Masters winner Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker, Joanas Blixt,…