Now in it’s sixth year, the Simon Family JCC Presidents’ Cup Golf Tournament has seen its share of exciting and silly moments

May 20, 2016

What’s Happening

Thursday, June 9, 11:30 am registration, 1 pm shotgun start, Heron Ridge Golf Club, Virginia Beach

Everyone’s favorite character—Norman Sher (known to most as Normie)— shares a few, colorful memories from past Simon Family JCC Presidents’ Cup Golf Tournaments, as well as a bit of advice for rookie participants in this year’s tournament.

Gaby: Hi is this Normie Sher?
Normie: You got my whole body!

Gaby: (Already laughing) Hi, this is Gaby with the Jewish News.
Normie: Hi. Hello, Gaby. How are you?

Gaby: Hi, good, thank you. I was wondering if I could ask you some questions about the golf tournament?
Normie: Okay, I’m only capable of answering multiple-choice questions.

Gaby: Oh, well, that’s unfortunate because these are anything but multiple-choice questions.
Normie: Okay, go!

Gaby: Well, I’ve been told you make your own Bloody Mary mix for the golf tournament.
Normie: That’s what I’ve been told.

Gaby: I was wondering when you started bringing this mix and why?
Normie: It was a couple of years ago and it was because I…could… I thought it would be fun, and everyone liked it.

Gaby: Do you have any tips you’d like to share with anyone about playing at the Heron Ridge Golf Club?
Normie: Try not to cheat. Put your real score down. Buy lots of mulligans. And, um, try to keep your balls dry! (Norm breaks into laughter).

Gaby: (Still chuckling to herself) I bet that does help! What for you has been the most memorable moment at the golf tournament these past couple years?
Normie: Most memorable experience at the golf tournament was that I came in second place—when I thought I won.

Gaby: How did that happen?
Normie: I didn’t cheat as much as the other guy did.

Gaby: Ah I see, I see.
Normie: (Laughter commences) No, actually it was some “facacta” rule they had that we ended up in second place. And I’m a lousy golfer, by the way.

Gaby: I appreciate your frankness—your honesty.
Normie: The tournament has become a popular event, and we give decent prizes to decent players. We give good prizes for better players.

It’s just a fun event. It brings the community together and we appreciate the support of all the groups and all the people that have continually come. It’s a wonderful community experience and it helps bring the Hampton Roads community together—not just the Jewish community.

Gaby: Do you have a memorable experience from past years?
Normie: If you’re going to go to the bathroom on the course, just make sure no one is watching.

Gaby: (Containing laughter) That’s a very good tip!
Normie: (Laughing) And, if somebody shoots a hole in one, I don’t believe it.

Interested in trying some of Normie’s legendary Bloody Mary cocktails? Want to make hilarious memories while playing golf for a good cause with great people?

Look no further than the 6th Annual Simon Family JCC Presidents’ Cup Golf Tournament. Registration starts at 11:30 am and the main event starts at 1 pm.

Registration $180 per player, $720 per foursome. Deadline is Friday May 27.

Register at or by contacting Corrie Lentz, assistant director of development and fundraising at 757-321‑2337 or

All proceeds from the tournament fund the Simon Family JCC children’s programs and Camp JCC scholarships.

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