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Jim Scorse is the 2016 NYS Mid-Am Champion!

Posted on Sep 25, 2016 |

We were proud and honored to host the NYS Mid-Am this past weekend, and we're even more proud that our own Jim Scorse is the newly crowned champion!  At 6-under par over the course of 3 days (72-69-69 = 210), Jim birdied the final hole for a 1-stoke victory.  Besides his many Stafford and Rochester District championships, this marks Jim's 3rd NYS championship (2 Mid-Ams and an Amateur).  Well done, Jim! Congratulations also go out to Rich Luther, Mike Rogers and Matt Haefele for qualifying for this year's Mid-Am.  They all made it through the first day's cut, Rich and Mike made it to Sunday's final round, and Rich tied for 15th to earn an exemption into next year's...

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Travis Scratch Invitational Results

Posted on Sep 19, 2016 |

The 43rd edition of the Travis Scratch Invitational was contested this past weekend. The golf course was in phenomenal shape for the full field of some of the finest golfers from across New York, Canada, Pennsylvania, Ohio and beyond. Following are the Top 12 finishers of the 52 teams: Ken Seibold & Scott Harris, Jr. - 135 Derek Roller & Austin Nowak - 136 Eric Hofsommer & Chad Holbert - 137 Kevin Peters & Jim Prosperi - 137 Kyle Downey & Patrick Keegan - 138 Kristopher Boyes & Kevin Lewis - 138 Mike Rogers & Ryan Glazier - 139 Jim Johnson & Phil Muscato - 140 Zach Fuller & Dave Panepento - 141 Tom Connors & Jim Gantress - 141 Joe Dioguardi & Rob Marshall - 142 Shane Hewitson & Jesse Cicione - 143 Congratulations to...

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Sad news — Max Mason has passed

Posted on Sep 8, 2016 |

It is with heavy hearts that we share news of the passing of Max Mason.  Max was the longest tenured member at Stafford, having joined in 1939.  His Father, Uncle, and Grandfather were among the founding members of the club, and Max had memories of his days as a Caddy, in the late 1920s and early 1930s.  He was very active and involved member of the club, having served as President in 1961 during the opening of the swimming pool and installation of the club’s first irrigation system.  Throughout his active years as a member, Max served many terms on nearly every committee of the club.  He is loved and missed. Following is copied from The Batavian: Max W. Mason, Jr. Batavia - How do we paint a picture of a life of 99 years and 16 days? Here is a quick sketch. Max Wilson Mason, Jr. was born in Batavia in 1917 into a family talented in arts and business acumen. His grandfather F.E. Mason started a small company which designed and manufactured foil labels. Max's uncle, Roy M. Mason and his father Max W .Mason, Sr. worked there as did Max and his brother‐in‐law John Bertrand and later, John's sons: John and Jim. Max Jr. had the business sense: keeping orderly books, meticulous records and friendly dealings with all. Max, Sr, Roy and sister, Nina Mason Booth created beautiful oil and watercolor paintings which Max, Jr. greatly admired. Max graduated from Colgate University where he earned with a B.A. in Economics. During WWII, he was a Staff Sergeant in the Army Air Force stationed in New Guinea where they built landing strips for the Allies. In 1949, he married an Elba girl, Jane Bonney. They would have celebrated 67 remarkable years of marriage in October, full years enjoying outdoor activities of golf at Stafford Country Club, Sanibel Island vacations, cross country skiing, fishing in Florida and Keuka Lake and bird watching. Besides Jane, family and friends were top on Max's list. In later years, he was often found outside on the property tending to ski trails, watching birds or by the fire with Jane doing his crossword...

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Sad news — Patty Lown has passed

Posted on Sep 6, 2016 |

It is with heavy hearts that we share news of the passing of Patty Lown.  Patty, and her beloved and previously deceased husband Harry, joined our club in 1950... and amazing 66 years ago.  She is loved and missed. Following is copied from The Batavian: Patricia P. Lown Patricia Ann Lown died on 31 August 2016 in Batavia NY.  She is survived by her many friends in Batavia and Genesee County, and by her daughter Carolyn.  Patricia was predeceased by her husband Harry K. Lown and by her son Michael.  Patty was born on 28 October 1925 in Marietta, Ohio to Nell Griffin Pape and Clinton Pape.  The Griffins were one of the original land grant settlers of the Northwest Territory and the Papes immigrated from Germany in the 1830s to farm in Ohio.  Patty met her future husband Harry when they were both students at Marietta College, from which she earned a degree in Spanish.  In 1948, Patty and Harry married and settled in Batavia where Harry joined his family’s insurance agency.  Patty’s joys in life were restoring antiques, tending to her roses, entertaining, her bridge clubs, Conversation Class, the alter guild at St. James Episcopal Church, the Batavia Club and Stafford County Club, and her travels with Harry.  Patty was a woman of grace who also possessed a wry sense of humor.  She will be missed by those who knew her. There are no prior visiting hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. She will be entombed in St. James Columbarium with her beloved husband Harry. Memorials in Patty’s name may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 405 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Patty’s name, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com. Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street,...

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Fall Incentive Program reminder

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 |

To refresh everyone’s memory – the Fall Incentive Program allows someone to join Stafford Country Club (or to upgrade their membership) from September 1st for the remainder of the year for $500.  Keep in mind the Club will be open through mid November, so that is over 2 full months of access.  Not only that, the $500 is applied to next year’s dues as well. This is one of the best deals we have going, so please do tell your friends, and continue to bring guests out to the Club to show them our great course and...

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