Ed Polcholpek Jr.

Chicopee native and resident won the Massachusetts Amateur Championship in 1979, defeating Joe Henley of Longmeadow in 36-hole final at Vesper CC in Tyngsboro; won 20 straight club championships at Oxford CC; won club championships as original member of Hampden CC and at Elmcrest CC; locally, won 22 four-balls and 10 two-balls; served as club president at Hampden and Oxford; played professionally for half-dozen years; 2013 inductee, as three-sport athlete, in Chicopee High School Hall of Fame; played two seasons at UMass, as civil engineering major and 1967 graduate; started as a caddie at Oxford at age 9, later caddying at Crestview CC; current member of Holyoke CC; father of Ed III and Kate, an assistant pro at Detroit (Mich) Golf Club.