Ed Dougherty Personal Notes
Is a serious model train enthusiast with a vast collection of Lionel trains. Owns some from as early as the 1900s to 1969. Houses his collection in a two-story, 20-by-30 building. Usually makes it a point to visit train stores in cities while on traveling to tournaments.
In recent years, has also begun refurbishing old pinball machines.
Also collects cars and owns two 1958 Chevys and a 1963 Corvette.
Served a tour in Vietnam and is one of several Champions Tour players who served in the military.
Returned from Southeast Asia and took up golf seriously at Fort Lewis, Wash., when he wasn't allowed to play baseball.
Played golf for the first time when he was working in the post office in Linwood, Pa., at age 19.
Follows the Philadelphia-area pro sports teams.
Has started to learn to play the guitar and is a self-described "36-handicapper" with it.
In the past has helped put together an annual visit and clinic by Champions Tour players with veterans at the American Lake Veterans Hospital near Tacoma, Wash., in conjunction with the Boeing Classic.
Nickname is "Doc."