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Promoting Junior Golf

Posted on Mar 4, 2016 |

From Don Bausch, our Handicap Chairman and RDGA representative: The RDGA is embarking on a number of efforts in 2016 to grow the game of golf. This includes increasing the number of junior golfers who have USGA Handicaps. As you know, the RGGA does not charge a fee for golfers ages 17 and under to have an official GHIN Handicap. Below you will find guidelines on how to get an RDGA Junior...

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Reminder: pay your 2016 Dues in full by 19-Feb and receive Guest Passes

Posted on Feb 17, 2016 |

Just a friendly reminder that if you pay your 2016 Dues in full by Friday, 19-Feb, you'll receive some Guest Passes.  All Regular, Special Senior, Senior and Intermediate members will receive 4 guest passes, while all Social, Social with Golf, Special, Junior and Non-resident members will receive 2 guest passes.

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A bit of Travis history

Posted on Feb 1, 2016 |

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” to the importance of “understanding how I play shots”. Jack White believed that he would never have won the 1904 British Open if he had not watched Travis win the 1904 British Amateur, stating “if this is the class of golf that wins the amateur championship, I must try it in the Open, and I did---“. After Travis put on a putting clinic to win the 1904 British Amateur, Schenectady putters became the hottest item in golf shops throughout the world. Those are a few examples of Travis’s remarkable influence during a period of time, from 1900-1910, when he was the most prominent and successful amateur golfer in all of America, if not the world. Even today, his influence is acknowledged. According to a recent statement by Michael Breed, of Golf Channel’s “Golf Fix”, the “fundamentals of putting go back to...

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Sad news — Doug Evert has passed

Posted on Jan 29, 2016 |

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 friends.

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Sad news — Elio D’Andrea has passed

Posted on Jan 25, 2016 |

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. He was a member of the Albion Exempts Club, the Albion Knights of Columbus, and as an avid golfer had formerly belonged to the Stafford Country Club. Mr. D’Andrea was predeceased by his brothers: Albert and Jerry D’Andrea and his sister Ida Kaleta. He is survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21, West Avenue-Albion, WEDNESDAY 4-8 p.m. Elio’s Mass of Christian Burial will be THURSDAY 10 a.m. in Holy Family Parish-Albion (Please meet at church.) Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans, 14080 Rt. 31, Albion, NY, 14411. To share a special memory of Elio, please...

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