Jim Barry

Agawam resident, has been a behind-the-scenes ambassador to golf for most of his life; an original and current committee member of the Western Mass. Tee Party that was first held in 1947; solid amateur golfer won two club championships at Franconia Golf Course in Springfield and was a member of the New England Public Links team champion in 1960; had three holes-in-one and once shot a 69 at Springfield Country Club; married to Marguerite since 1956; U.S. Army veteran spent 2 1/2 years in Europe during World War II; his Anti-Aircraft Artillery division participated in D-Day Invasion, Liberation of Paris, the Capture of the Remagen Bridge and the Battle of the Bulge.