Former Pine Valley president Ernie Ransome passed away on Sunday. Here is his obituary.
He was a Trustee and member of the board of Directors of Pine Valley Golf Club, which has been selected for many years as the No. 1 Golf Course in the World. He served as Chairman of the Board as well as President of Pine Valley Golf Club—Chairman from 1988 through June 2001; President from 1977 to 1988. In addition, he was a member of the Board of Governors of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course in Manassas, Virginia; was a Director of the Philadelphia Golf Classic from 1968–1970; and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Golf Association for 10 years, as well as its President for three years 1965–1967. He was on the Board of Directors of the first Presidents Cup in honor of President George H.W. Bush held at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. Besides Pine Valley Golf Club he is a member of numerous golf courses, in the United States and abroad. His golf accomplishments include: twice South Jersey Amateur Champion, twice Club Champion Riverton County Club, once Club Champion Pine Valley Golf Club, winner James S. Coale Tournament Riverton County Club, twice winner Griscom Cup and twice winner Boyle Cup with Helen Sigel Wilson. In 1995 he was awarded the 1995 United States Golf Association Ike Grainger Award in recognition of giving 25+ years of his time and talents in volunteer committee service to the game of golf and the USGA.
To honor his great contribution to the game of golf, in 1994 a group of his friends established in his name a Scholarship Trust at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Survived by, his wife Myradean, his three daughters Leslie (Greg) Hudson, Elizabeth Ransome, Jane (Wayne) Bromley, and numerous loving grandchildren and great grand-children.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service Thursday 11 A.M. at Christ Episcopal Church, 4th & Main St Riverton, NJ Burial private. In lieu of flowers family requests donations in his name to: Alzheimer's Association of South Jersey 11000 Lincoln Dr. W. Marlton, NJ 08053 or to Ernest L. Ransome, III Scholarship Trust c/o Michael B. Kennedy, Treasurer Pine Valley Golf Club 10 Baker Hill Rd. Pine Valley, NJ 08021. Arrangements by: WEBER FUNERAL HOME 112 Broad Street, Riverton, NJ 08077.
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