NEW CUMBERLAND, Pa. –
The Riverview Golf Course at Defense Distribution Center Susquehanna celebrated its 60th unveiling ceremony Saturday, June 15. The Morale Welfare Recreation Office hosted a four-person scramble to unveil its new monument, which is a plaque to acknowledge the Riverview Golf Course’s 60 years of success. Col. James M. Callis, commander, DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, and former MWR Division Chief Tom Zerbe, unveiled the plaque, which reads, “In remembrance of beloved members, patrons, and employees no longer with us.”
The Cedar Cliff Color Guard opened the ceremony with a presentation of colors, followed by the playing of the national anthem. Donald Raider, a member of the Cumberland County Honor Guard, played taps. Col. Callis gave his remarks on how Riverview Golf Course has not only impacted the installation, but impacted the community as well.
“So while this course is small in comparison to many military courses, it’s been a part of the installation’s history. For the past 60 years, the golf-season at the Riverview Golf Course has featured a wide-variety of themed scrambles and tournaments, leagues and clinics, corporate golf outing opportunities to installation employees and the surrounding communities,” he says. “Thank you all again for coming out today to recognize this 60th Anniversary milestone on the installation…good luck to our golfers…and enjoy your day!”
The Riverview Golf Course is located on the Defense Distribution Center Susquehanna installation. It was originally constructed in 1959 by Royce Hewitt. Since its opening, the Riverside Golf Course has undergone many changes over the years. However, it is a perfect course for novices, as well as challenging enough for the most seasoned golfer. The golf course is along the stunning coast of the Susquehanna River, offering a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside. The course is open to the entire community, not just military and government personnel. However, non-military/government patrons are required to complete a security screening process for access.
The tournament consisted of teams of four. All participants consisted of both military personnel and civilians. All golf participants received a 60th Year Anniversary Celebration commemorative item for participating. First, second, and third placed teams received additional awards.