Leea Osborne Trussell’s parents were members at Ould Newbury. While Leea played occasionally growing up, tennis took up most of her time. However, when her mother invited her to play in a member-guest one time, the competitive juices started to flow and she got hooked. Leea found fun and friends at ONGC. In addition, Leea also found her husband at Ould Newbury. Leea married Jim Trussell, whose entire family were golfers at Ould Newbury. “I wanted to get married on the 9th green and wear white linen knickers,” said Leea with a smile. That didn’t work out but, at one time, the Trussell family held the most club championships in one family on the North Shore.
Leea left the game for a time while her daughter showed Morgan horses. But after her daughter left the horse circuit and entered nursing school, Leea came back when a friend asked her to teach her how to play golf. Leea said, “I brought Judy out for 9 holes and got hooked all over again!”
When asked how she is enjoying ONGC the second time around, Leea said, “I love it here. Belonging here is inexpensive and it gives me a chance to play competitively at so many other wonderful courses. This is my home and wouldn’t have gone anywhere else. Plus, Jimmy Hilton, our Pro, has taught me so much. He knows everyone’s game and is right there to help out all the time.”