NEWS&VIEWS by Jacqueline Bennett

Posts tagged “Travelers Championship

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…

K9S FOR WARRIORS, Travelers Championship, Liberty Bank Team Up To Aid Vets with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Posted on June 11, 2014

Write-up by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb As if the chance to see top notch professional golfers compete in person is not enough of an incentive to attend the upcoming Travelers Championship, here’s another. Travelers Championship has teamed up with K9s For Warriors and presenter Liberty Bank to help a Connecticut veteran struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. As part of a new initiative for Military Appreciation at the Travelers Championship, a “deserving veteran” will receive a shelter rescue dog which will be trained to become a service canine. The Travelers Championship is slated to get underway on June 16 and run through June 22 at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, CT. “We are honored to continue to support our military through programs such as…

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,…