Park to host seniors and ladies

Published 12:01 am Friday, October 14, 2011

NATCHEZ — It’s still the Natchez City Senior and Ladies Championship Tournament, but this year’s event will be extra special for many of the participants.

The tournament, which will be hosted by Duncan Park Oct. 22 and 23, will honor former city clerk Frances Trosclair.

Trosclair, who died in April 2010, was a long-time golfer at Duncan Park and was involved in the Ladies Golf Association, Duncan Park Golf Course Superintendent Greg Brooking said.

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“She was a saint among women, one of the kindest, generous people I’ve ever met,” Brooking said. “She has a large family, seven or eight children, that do a lot in the community, and Frances brought them up like that.”

The senior city championship will be divided into three groups, ages 50-59, ages 60-69 and ages 70 and older. The ladies’ city championship will be open to women of all ages.

Brooking was complimentary of Trosclair as a public servant and a humanitarian, which is why Duncan Park is honoring her next weekend, he said.

“She did an excellent job making sure the budget of the city stayed in line and the funds were allocated properly,” Brooking said.

“As a religious person, she helped with the Catholic church tremendously. She was known for generosity and had a tremendous capacity to love. She also had a lot of wisdom, and she kind of knew the right answer for any question you had.”

As a golfer, Trosclair played at Duncan Park all of her life and even had a hole-in-one on hole six, Brooking said.

“She played here until the last four years of her life,” Brooking said. “A lot of ladies will be coming from out of town that remember her and played with her when she played,” Brooking said.

“We planted Azalea trees on hole six in remembrance of her when she died. When people drive by on the highway, they’ll notice them. It’s really a beautiful memorial.”

For more information, contact Duncan Park at 601-442-5955.