The Essex County Club is the home club of sisters Margaret and Harriot Curtis, who founded this match and donated the cup. The historic atmosphere at this venerable old club is not lost on Barbara McIntire, the two-time USA captain and six-time player. “There is nothing but history at Essex, and also at Myopia Hunt Club, where the Supporters Saucer was played yesterday,” McIntire said. “I actually played with Margaret here in 1960. We played with Mildred Prunaret, our 1960 USA captain, and Judy Bell, my business partner and a member of that team. I lost a ball that day. Margaret went out and found it after we played. She called Prunes and said, ‘I found the ball.’ “ In her later years, Margaret had a curious habit of looking for lost balls by lying in the rough and rolling over and over to find them. But she found hundreds, donating them to charity.
-- Rhonda Glenn