Maureen Garrett, former GB&I captain (1960) and player (1948), told of a time when Margaret and Harriot Curtis, who donated the Revere bowl that is given to the winning team, were thinking of changing the Cup. Garrett was asked by Mildred Prunaret, former USA captain and a member of the USGA Women’s Committee, to meet with Margaret and Harriot about the issue. The four met for lunch at the Curtis house on Nob Hill, Boston. “I had never seen anybody smoke a clay pipe before, but Margaret smoked hers after lunch,” Garrett said. “And she had her dogs roll over and ‘play dead’ for me. During the course of lunch, Mildred Prunaret and I said in so many ways, ‘Please, please do not change that bowl.’ It is so beautiful, we told them, and it had the special meaning about ‘the British are coming.’ So they said they wouldn’t. As we left, Margaret turned to me and said, ‘Do you play golf?’ And she put a ball in my hand. It was just lovely. I put it in my handbag. And when I got back, I looked at it, and it was full of terrific cuts. Apparently, she had found these balls with her dog on the course. And I thought, ‘Margaret knows what state my golf is in, giving me a cut ball.’ "
-- Rhonda Glenn