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May 2, 2009

Rub of the Green: Valley legend Gene Verostko was a man for the ages

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TERRE HAUTE —

Good friend Bill Doan once observed, “You know why Gene won so often?” Answering his own question he indicated, “It was the size of his heart,” and that was the simple truth. Gene combined fantastic athletic ability with the desire to be the best in any athletic endeavor he undertook, whether it was the football field, the baseball diamond, the basketball court and especially the golf course.

To say that Gene Verostko was an athlete for all seasons would fall somewhat short. I’d rather believe that Gene was a man for the ages.

Always willing to give back to the game he loved, Gene served as president of Terre Haute Golf Association and Rea Park Men’s Club. As a longtime member of Terre Haute Park Board, he served as its president on multiple occasions.

Later in life, Gene limited his golf to weekends with his three sons, Gary, Paul and Danny. Gary was an excellent high school divotman at Gerstmeyer and went on to win tournaments where he now resides in Bloomington.

Paul Verostko has played sub par golf at the former Elks Fort Harrison Course now named River Bend at the Landing.

Danny, the youngest of Gene’s sons has shown aptitude for the game as well. Neither Gene’s wife, Joann, who passed away in 1985, nor his daughters, Sandy Dunn and Gayle Fountain have ever shown an interest in playing their father’s favorite sport.



Former Terre Haute golfers, John Trierweiler, Matt Cain and Luke Blank have joined Jake Peacock, a West Vigo divotman, and all are attending the Golf Academy of America located in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Trierweiler indicated that the curriculum includes the history of golf, rules fundamentals of the sport, golf management skills and basics of the short game among many other tenets of golf. The two-year program leads to an associate’s degree.

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