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Let’s build a Fire Pit

Posted on Feb 22, 2017 |

For the past few years there have been inquiries from members about adding a fire pit at Stafford Country Club. Thanks to an initial offer from the Women’s Association, and additional contributions from a few members, we are very hopeful to make this happen this year. To make this a reality, and to avoid dipping into our Capital Fund, it will take some additional contributions from members. The estimated cost to add a fire pit and concrete walkway to match the patio is $5,000. This is only an estimate and we will be getting firm prices in the near future. Contributions can be forwarded to Penny in the business office or by contacting Joe Muscarella (joemuscarella84@hotmail.com>) . Can’t you picture a beautiful cool evening in May sitting around the fire pit chatting with...

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2017 Calendar Updated

Posted on Feb 21, 2017 |

The 2017 Stafford Country Club Calendar is still a work in progress, but all known events have been posted on both the Website and Clubster.  Details for events will be added as we get closer to those dates.

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Titleist ProV Sale

Posted on Feb 21, 2017 |

From our Head Golf Professional, Eric: Let's hope we have an early spring so we can get an early start to 2017!! Just a reminder the Golf Shop will open April 14, which is a Friday! Mike and I are looking forward to a Great year!! Titleist has announced its tremendously popular Loyalty program again this year! Starting March 16, if you purchase 3 doz Pro V's, you get 1 FREE!! They must be personalized not logoed! This program starts March 16!! This was a huge success last year as many of our members took advantage of this program! Please email me with your order if you are interested! Let me know whether you would like Pro V's or Pro V 1x, what you would like personalized, numbers and color imprint (black, red, green or blue). Keep in mind the Pro V's are brand new this year and Titleist is still the #1 ball in golf!! This is a great way to start the year off!! My email is golfproehaile@gmail.com Hope everyone's winter has been good!! See you April...

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New for 2017… a Guest can be your league partner

Posted on Feb 21, 2017 |

To entice new members, the suggestion has been made to allow weekly Member /Guest play.  The Board of Governors has approved this idea with the following stipulations: On Tuesday’s, during the Men’s 9 hole league and on Thursday’s during the Women's 9 hole league, play will be allowed as member/member or member/guest. If playing member/guest, the member must identify only one person to play as his/her guest in the league. The term is only good for a single year (at end of the year the guest must decide to join SCC or not return as a league guest). The guest fee for the Member/Guest League will be $25.00 for 9 holes and will be charged to the member's account. As an incentive to join, the guest fees paid for the year will be given as a credit towards next year’s dues if he or she decides to join SCC. If a cart is used, the cart fee is $8.64 (includes tax).  If utilized, the cart fee will also be charged to the member's account. League play does not count as guest rounds. Optional – If the guest would like to be part of our handicap system there will be a $18 fee to cover our...

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2017-2018 Travis Society Scholarship

Posted on Feb 20, 2017 |

  The Walter J. Travis Society, Inc, awards The Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarship annually to recognize the remarkable accomplishments and contributions of Walter J. Travis in the game of golf.  In his pioneering career, he was a champion amateur golfer, esteemed golf course architect, innovative turf grass expert, and prolific golf journalist.  We encourage applicants to learn more about the man in whose honor this scholarship has been established.  Go to  www.travissociety.com or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Travis The Travis Memorial Scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing a career in one of the following professions: landscape design/golf course architecture golf course turf grass management/golf course superintendent professional golf management, club professional sports journalism with a special interest in golf In addition, student golfers, with excellent records in competition, are invited to apply for our scholarships.  Applicants in the Amateur Golfer category are not restricted to any particular college program or career goal. Applicants for The Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarship must be entering or enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student, at an accredited two- or four-year college/university. The following criteria will be used in the evaluation and judging of all applicants: Academic record Involvement in golf-related interests and activities Career goals (Not applicable for amateur golfer applicants) Extracurricular activities, including volunteer work with student/community organizations; participation in sports and community affairs; jobs held; special interests, and hobbies Golf competition record, for those in the Amateur Golfer category. Award:  A minimum of $1,000 Number of Awards:  Four, at-large, and One reserved for a student connected to a Travis Society Member Club. Awards renewal:  Awards are renewable subject to re-application, including a letter of recommendation from at least one of the student's professors, and evidence of maintaining a 3.00 GPA, or higher. Awards use:  This scholarship may be used for any educational expense. Application procedures:  The application form is available at:   http://www.travissociety.com/college-scholarship/   Send fully completed applications to: Walter J. Travis Society, 24 Sandstone Drive, Rochester, NY 14616, or, via email, to TravisSociety@yahoo.com   Please call Scholarship Chairman, Ed Homsey, if you have any questions:  585-663-6120 APPLICATIONS FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2017-2018 MUST BE POST-MARKED NO LATER THAN JUNE 1,...

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Rules of Golf — change for 2017

Posted on Feb 20, 2017 |

The following is copied from an article in Golf Digest: One of golf’s most unjust rules is finally going to change. Effective Jan. 1, courses and tournament committees can enact a Local Rule that says if you, your caddie, your partner or your equipment accidentally move a ball or ball marker on the putting green, there is no penalty and the ball should be replaced. This Local Rule, which was announced jointly by the USGA and R&A, also applies to your opponent or opponents in match play, the other side’s caddies and equipment. You read that right. Rules-makers did something really, really good for the game. “We’re golfers, too, and when we saw players penalized for minor movement of a ball on the putting green, it didn’t sit well with us,” says Thomas Pagel, senior director of the Rules of Golf and amateur status for the USGA. “I do hope people are excited about the change and it’s well received.” Pagel added he could envision a time when this Local Rule becomes a permanent one—such as when the next revisions to the Rules of Golf go into effect in 2020—but “I’m not going to guarantee anything,” he says. The reaction from professional tournament organizers has been extremely positive. All the major pro tours, and the Masters, have confirmed they will use the new rule in 2017. It was created, in part, as a reaction to the messy rules situation that impacted Dustin Johnson during the U.S. Open at Oakmont in June, but Pagel says it was being considered prior to that. Johnson, who won the championship, was deemed to have accidentally moved his ball on the fifth green in the final round, and received a one-stroke penalty, although video evidence seemed inconclusive and Johnson said he didn’t cause it to move. The way Rule 18-2 and Decision 18-2/0.5 are worded, if the weight of evidence indicates it’s more likely than not that a player caused the ball to move, then the penalty must be assessed. In Johnson’s case, the USGA said there was no other reason more likely than Johnson that caused the ball to move. If this new...

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