If you met an industrial engineer, attorney, information technology manager, biker who survived a 400-mile ride, husband of 54 years, father of three, grandfather of four, and golfer who has scored a 4 under par 63 at Ironwood, you have partially described the IMGA Golfer of the Month, Dick Boscombe.
Dick was born in Swansea, Mass., a town in Bristol County in Southeastern Massachusetts with a population of around 5,000 in the late 1940s (17,000 today) and located at the mouth of the Taunton River, just west of Fall River, 47 miles south of Boston, and 12 miles southeast of Providence, R.I.
Dick and his wife Mary Jane were married in 1969, and they have three children (all boys) and four grandchildren. Two of the boys and three grandchildren reside in Chandler and are fortunate to have their grandparents living nearby.
After graduating in 1970 with a B.S. in industrial engineering, he went to work for a local public utility in Central Massachusetts and helped to design and install a computerized central control system to monitor the gas distribution system.
Moving to San Diego, Calif., In 1978, he went to work for San Diego Gas and Electric and helped design and install a computerized system to monitor and control their electric generation and distribution.
Taking a new direction, he graduated from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 1998 and passed the California Bar exam. Moving to Seattle, Wash., in 1999, he worked at the Bellevue Club as the manager of information technology until his retirement in 2009.
Moving to Sun Lakes in 2010, Dick continued his passion for bike riding and not only rode from Tucson to the border in Douglas, Ariz., and back to Tucson, but also endured a 400-mile Oregon Coast ride from Astoria, Ore., to the California border in seven days (to name a couple of his excursions).
He has transitioned from being an avid bike rider to being an avid golfer, now playing six days a week, hoping to get that elusive hole-in-one.
He has also assumed the duties of Prize Committee chairman for IMGA. So, when you get those chits added to your account, you can thank Dick.
Dick, thank you for volunteering your talent! We hope that you soon get that hole-in-one!