1985 marked the end of an era of sorts for the Dickinson College Golf team. As noted, this year marked the last of Coach DuCharme's tenure. Joseph Gordon DuCharme arrived at Dickinson College with a master's degree from New York University in 1955 and retired in 1985 after thirty year's service; he died, sadly, in 1995.
This was also to be the last year that Dickinson home matches were played at Cumberland Country Club, with the future home of the golf team to be Mayapple Country Club. John Brown, the head professional at Mayapple would serve as the new head coach for the 1986 season. Although the 1985 team was one of the most successful Dickinson has had, they face many obstacles for the upcoming season. In addition to losing Coach DuCharme and having to adapt to a new home course, both Leitch and Ruane graduated and left a challenge for the underclassmen.
It is interesting to note the attire worn in this picture. In all intercollegiate golf matches today, it is required that khaki trousers or shorts must be worn in addition to a collared shirt. This team, while it seems as though they have a Dickinson College Golf team shirt, they quite obviously had no requirements for their trousers.