The Chequessett Club has hired Harry Munns, Director of Waterfront and Sailing. I hope you will all welcome Harry as he works to restore a robust sailing program here at the Club of the next few years. 2022 will see the return of Sailing as a part of the summer camp.

Harry Munns began spending time on power and sailboats as a boy in his native Massachusetts. His love of the ocean brought him to southern California where he began sailing, teaching and doing captain work professionally. He was one of the founders of the American Sailing Association.

In his 20 year career at ASA, Harry trained hundreds of instructors around the world, wrote or contributed to many boating publications including his popular book, Cruising Fundamentals.

Harry was one of the original authors of the NASBLA National Education Standards that were developed at the behest of the coast guard and funded by a series of USCG grants.

He holds a USCG Master, 100 Gross Ton License as well as an American Sailing Association Offshore Passagemaking Instructor Evaluator rating.  He continues to sail, lecture and write whenever time allows.

Additionally, Harry will be offering an afternoon sailing program for youth and teenagers. Dates and time for that program are being created and an announcement should be forthcoming. If you require assistance with any waterfront activities or the storage of watercraft, please contact Harry at Note: there is a lot of work going on at the beach, so please don’t drive down to that area without approval from Harry. Thank you

We are delighted to announce that our Golf Professional, Don Brigham, has returned to Wellfleet for his second season. Don is a Life Member of The PGA of America with over 50 years of experience in the golf industry including 30 years as a Head Golf Professional as well as stints with Golf Digest Instruction schools and as an instructor at The Greenbrier Golf Academy in West Virginia. He brings to The Chequessett Club extensive experience in teaching and tournament operation.  He will assist  in the management of the entire golf department.

Don is now in residence on The Cape and available to assist you in game improvement.

We are also announcing a spring members’ re-grip special.  From now until Father’s Day Don will assess your grips and recommend replacement if needed.  Special pricing will apply to in stock Golf Pride and Winn replacement grips as well an economy option. There will be a slight upcharge for special order grips.

For both of these services contact Don directly at 732-996-3164 for talk or text or via email at

The Board of Governors sadly announces the passing of Club member

Elizabeth Gordon Gorski, 73

Elizabeth “Betsy” Gordon Gorski, of Wellfleet, Mass., passed away on Tuesday, March 1, at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, N.Y. The daughter of James and Betty (Tiernan) Gordon, Betsy was born on Jan. 31, 1949, in New Rochelle, N.Y. The eldest of three sisters, she graduated from St. Gabriel’s High School in 1967 and the College of Mount Saint Vincent in 1971. She enjoyed two wonderful careers in her life: First, she became a buyer for Sears, where she enjoyed a globetrotting lifestyle, dressed the women of America, and met her husband, Joseph Gorski. In classic romantic comedy form, the two sparred over reports before ultimately falling in love and marrying in 1980.

For her second career, she found her passion in non-profit education. She returned to Mount Saint Vincent in 1996 as the Director of Alumni Relations, and then served as the Director of Development at the Epiphany School in Manhattan beginning in 2007. In both positions, she made many lifelong friends as she worked to advance the schools’ missions through fundraising.
Throughout the years Betsy was always a gracious host, preparing elegant dinners for friends and family. She loved her retirement on Cape Cod, trying her hand at the New York Times crossword puzzles and clipping articles to send to her family. She and Joe would drive through Wellfleet every day. Whenever she could, she enjoyed traveling to visit her children in New York and Pennsylvania.

Betsy was a devoted, doting, and loving mother to her children: her favorite older son Nicholas Gorski and favorite younger daughter Alexandra Castellano. Betsy is also survived by her husband, Joseph (Joe or Danny), her two sisters Margaret (Peg) Gordon and Kathleen (Kate) Gordon Ronan, and her granddaughter Amelia Castellano. She is also bereaved by her daughter-in-law Emily Mitchell, son-in-law Michael (Mick) Castellano, and nieces (Bridget Hickes, Elizabeth Ronan), nephew (James Ronan) and cousins.

A wake was held from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, at Lloyd Maxcy Funeral Home in New Rochelle, N.Y. The funeral service was held at the Church of the Holy Family in New Rochelle, at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 7. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lower Cape Outreach Council (19 Brewster Cross Road, Orleans, MA 02653), Cristo Rey New York High School (112 E. 106 St., New York, NY 10029) or the College of Mount Saint Vincent (6301 Riverdale Avenue, Riverdale, New York 10471).