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Brumby Bowl History


The NNSY Golf Association annual club championship tournament is known as the BRUMBY BOWL. It began in 1931 and was named in honor of the Shipyard Commandant at the time, RADM Frank H. Brumby. The tournament is one of the oldest continuous running amateur golf tournaments in the state of Virginia. A large sterling silver trophy presented by Robertson Northrop Sport Shop, a prominent sport equipment supplier for many years in Portsmouth, bears the names of all past champions. For many years the trophy was on display in the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in downtown Portsmouth but is now kept in various locations within the shipyard. A new permanent home is planned near the Command Briefing Room in Bldg. 1500. Some interesting stats are: R. F. "Juicy" Staylor has won the tournament more than anyone - eight times from 1957-1975. From 1991-2008 Billy Gilpin has won six championships. From 2011-2000 Archie McDowell from Capitol Industries has won five times. Dana Gwynn has the most consecutive wins with four from 1984-1987. Bob Rowell has been a champion four times from 1981-1997. From 1952-1959 E.P. Taylor captured four wins and J.C. Thompson won four times from 1932-1937. Shop 31 has produced the most champions - twelve times (thirteen if you count the one Staylor won after retiring).

 

Past Champions are:

2015    Mason Riggins, Navy Crane Center

2014    Marvin Teachey, Retired

2013    Paul Townsley, Code 1130

2012    Marvin Teachey, Retired

2011    Archie McDowell, Capital Industrial

2010    Danny Forbes

2009    Archie McDowell, Capital Industrial

2008    Billy Gilpin., Code 135.3

2007    Paul Townsley, Code 106

2006    David Umberger, SPAWAR

2005    Jim Walker, C-900 Process Mgr.

2004    Archie McDowell, Capital Industrial

2003    Billy Gilpin, Jr., Code 135.3

2002    Billy Gilpin, Jr., Code 135.3

2001    Archie McDowell, Capital Industrial

2000    Archie McDowell, Capital Industrial

1999    Billy Gilpin, Jr., Code 135.3

1998    Bernie Rull, Code 261

1997    Bob Rowell, SUPSHIP

1996    Jim Walker, Code 916

1995    Billy Gilpin, Jr., Shop 38

1994    Jim Walker, Mechanical Engineer

1993    Bernie Rull, Code 222

1992    Donnie Simpson, Shop 31

1991    Billy Gilpin, Jr., Code 451

1990    Bob Rowell, SUPSHIP

1989    Carl Hall, Public Works

1988    Donnie Simpson, Shop 31

1987    Dana Gwynn, Shop 51

1986    Dana Gwynn, Shop 51

1985    Dana Gwynn, Shop 51

1984    Dana Gwynn, Shop 51

1983    Donnie Simpson, Shop 31

1982    Bob Rowell, Shop 11

1981    Bob Rowell, Shop 11

1980    H. "Harvo" James, P&E Division (N)

1979    Marvin Teachey, Design Division

1978    H. "Harvo" James, P&E Division (N)

1977    Tom "Pop" Foxworth, (retired)

1976    Tom Foxworth, (retired)

1975    R. F. Staylor, (retired)

1974    Lewis Jarvis, Production Dept. (N)

1973    R. F. Staylor, Shop 07

1972    Ernest Bishop, Progress Section

1971    "Skip" Small, Shop 67

1970    E. P. Taylor, Shop 31

1969    R. F. Staylor, Shop 26

1968    R. G. Brewer, Design Division

1967    R. G. Brewer, Design Division

1966    C. E. Shively, Supply

1965    L. A. Webster, P&E Division

1964    J. C. Stearns, Repair Division

1963    R. F. Staylor, Shop 26

1962    R. G. Brewer, Shop 31

1961    R. F. Staylor, Shop 26

1960    R. F. Staylor, Shop 26

1959    E. P. Taylor, Shop 31

1958    R. F. Staylor, Shop 26

1957    R. F. Staylor, Shop 26

1956    E. P. Taylor, Shop 31

1955    Winfield J. Gorsuch, Design Section

1954    R. A. Barco, Shop 71

1953    E. P. Taylor, Shop 31

1952    E. P. Taylor, Shop 31

1951    T. J. Whillock, Shop 17

1950    T. J. Whillock, Shop 17

1949    T. J. Whillock, Shop 17

1948    L. L. Adams, Jr., Design Section

1947    A. H. Williford, Shop 35

1946     CANCELLED

1945    G. B. Harvey, Shop 06

1944    G. B. Harvey, Shop 06

1943    Joe W. Tureman, Shop 81

1942    Wayne Clark, Shop 31

1941    Wayne Clark, Shop 31

1940    Wayne Clark, Shop 31

1939    Frederick G. Moseley, Shop 61

1938    E. L. Morrow, Shop 11

1937    J.C. Thompson, Shop 81

1936    Norborne Rawlings, Lt. Comdr. (CC), USN

1935    J.C. Thompson, Shop 81

1934    Chief Bosn. J. H. Anderson, USN, Capt of Yard Office

1933    J.C. Thompson, Shop 81

1932    J.C. Thompson, Shop 81

1931    R.D. Thom, Shop 70

President's Cup History


This match play tournament has been going on since 1990. The following results for each year proves that the handicap system works. The number in brackets was the handicap for the players at the time of the match. Each year we have approximately 40 to 60 members that compete for top position.


Past Champions are:

2014 Paul Cook beat Todd Howard

2013 Paul Cook beat Wayne Marek

2012 Gary Cline beat (forfeit) Donnie Coffield 

2011 Mike Angelo (21) beat Eric Hakanson (11)

2010 Sam Coco (22) beat Mike Mathews (23)

2009 Jack Snider (14) beat David Wilkins (14)

2008 Bob Buhr (20) beat Billy Best (23)

2007 Wayne Marek (10) beat Keith Heins (15)

2006 Jim Walker (4) beat Gene Daniels (18)

2005 Dana Gwynn (7) beat Gordon Martin (8)

2004 Jack Snider (13) beat Archie McDowell (4)

2003 Jim Walker (5) beat Archie McDowell (5)

2002 Mark Meade (14) beat Will Din (13)

2001 Archie McDowell (4) beat Bob Smith (39)

2000 Frank Soles (10) beat Johnny Powell (20)

1999 Richard Sweatman (21) beat Stan Swydek (18)

1998 Jim Walker (5) beat Mel Lassiter (14)

1997 Butch Stahl (18) beat Bill Mizell (34)

1996 Carolyn Collins (30) beat Don Cox (18)

1995 Paul Perdue Jr. (14) beat Archie McDowell (4)

1994 RG Smith (14) beat Walt Tapler (16)

1993 Mark Jaxtheimer (16) beat Gary Blow (18)

1992 Dana Gwynn (4) beat Bill Mizell (36)

1991 Jim Walker (4) beat Isiah Baker (21)

1990 Lennie Luke (4) beat Archie McDowell (4)

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