Title: Golf’s bunkers and memories of the war’s trenches For 86 years, The Overseas Boys of the Toronto Golf Club have met annually to celebrate life and mark loss.
Description: Jim Scandrett led the way one fresh and sunny morning last week into the venerable Toronto Golf Club and stopped to look over the large framed tribute on the wall to the right. On it were photos of the almost 200 club members who volunteered to serve in World War II. “The Overseas Boys” as they have come to be known. Jim Scandrett is pictured beside his late brother Bill. He pointed to a photo of Bob Charters. “He was a POW,” Scandrett said. There’s Alastair Gillespie. He became a Trudeau cabinet minister. And there’s Jack Rhind. “He looks like a young kid!” ‘C’mon,” said Scandrett, who will be 92 come November, and whose father helped found annual reunions of club members after World War I. “Some of them will be inside.” Photos View gallery Jim Scandrett joined a couple of dozen World War II vets at Toronto Golf Club last week for the 86th gathering of the "The Overseas Boys." Scandrett's father helped found annual reunions of club members after World War I.zoom And so they all were.