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Ring of Remembrance

Posted on Feb 4

The Ring of Remembrance offers a unique and lasting way to recognize and honor Stafford members past and present, and their families. We have heard that people feel the Ring of Remembrance is only for the founding fathers or past board members of Stafford CC, this is simply not correct. The Ring of Remembrance is for anyone to create a lasting memorial to a loved one, or commemorate memorable times spent at Stafford with family or friends. The vision for the Ring of Remembrance was to surround the center...


Sad news — Doug Evert has passed

Posted on Jan 29

We are saddened to report that longtime Stafford member Doug Evert has passed.  Doug passed Thursday night, 28-Jan, with his wife, Nancy, and brother at his side.  Per his wishes, there will be no calling hours or service.  Our deepest sympathies go out to Nancy and all of Doug's family and...


A bit of Travis history

Posted on Jan 27

Thanks to Club Historian, Ed Homesy, for providing another interesting tidbit of info... What about Walter J. Travis??? Yes—Travis designed our course, but did you know that he was the Tiger Woods of his era? No, definitely not from a fitness angle—too much Old Crow and big, black cigars--but as a player who influenced the game, and those who played it. He was the boyhood idol of Bobby Jones, later giving him a game-changing putting lesson. And, then, there was Francis Ouimet, who credited Travis with “opening my eyes”...


Sad news — Elio D’Andrea has passed

Posted on Jan 25

We are sad to report that former Stafford Country Club member Elio D'Andrea has passed.  Following is his obituary, as copied from the Batavia Daily News: Elio F. D’Andrea, age 89 of Herrick Street, died 1/22/2016 in Strong Memorial Hospital following a short illness. He was born 12/23/1926 in Albion to Peter and Anita (Amorosi) D’Andrea and was a lifetime resident of this area. Elio was a United States Air Force Veteran of the Korean War, a member of Holy Family Parish, and a retired Unites States Postal Worker....


Sad news… Mike Houseknecht has passed

Posted on Jan 8

We are sad to report that Mike Houseknecht passed away yesterday.  He was only 38 years old, but has been a member of our Club for many years.  He's a seated Board member and has been our Golf Chairman for two seasons.  Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Jen, their children, and the whole Houseknecht family. The following is as found in The Batavian: Michael R. Houseknecht Michael R. Houseknecht 38, local businessman and life-long resident of Batavia died most unexpectedly on January 7th. Michael...