A sense of gloom has settled over past Curtis Cup players because Judy Bell, the two-time USA Captain who played on the American side in 1960 and ’62, is not here. It’s a rare absence for Bell, who has long been one of the Curtis Cup’s strongest advocates. Bell’s health issues and a lack of mobility forced her doctors to declare she could not travel to this gathering and Bell is greatly disappointed, to say the least. Her vivacious manner, dedication to the Cup and commanding presence are greatly missed here and a subject of much discussion among her multitude of pals. She will be notably absent at the two most moving ceremonies, tonight’s flag-raising and Sunday’s celebration dinner. Neither will she be taking her usual place among the rules officials.