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Freeholders Unveil Shippen Drive at Scotch Hills Country Club

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Thurman and Ruby Simmons display proclamation with Union County representatives and Scotch Plains officials. Credits: Jim Lowney/County of Union
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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Union County Freeholders Vernell Wright, Al Mirabella, Bette Jane Kowalski and Sergio Granados joined Scotch Plains Mayor Kevin Glover, Councilman John Del Sordi, Councilwoman Rose Checchio and Ruby Simmons and Thurman Simmons Sr. of the John Shippen Memorial Golf Foundation at the official unveiling of a ceremonial street sign at the Scotch Hills Country Club in honor of John Shippen, the first American to play in a U.S. Open golf tournament.

Shippen played in six U.S. Opens and made his career in golf. He also served as a pro at several clubs, the last of which was Shady Rest Golf Course in Scotch Plains, now known as Scotch Hills Country Club.

The road at the entrance to the golf course (off Jerusalem Rd.) will be known as John Shippen Drive.

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