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Sad news — Ralph Houseknecht has passed

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 |

It is with heavy hearts that we share news of the passing of Ralph Houseknecht.  Ralph and his lovely wife, Agnes, have been members of Stafford Country Club for 50 years.  He is loved and missed. Ralph William Houseknecht Sr. - age 89, a lifelong resident of Batavia and retired President of Batavia Pepsi-Cola and Loose Ends Vending, went home to be with the Lord Jesus, surrounded by his loving family, on May 30th. Ralph was born on December 24, 1926. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Seward and Kathryn (Dustin) Houseknecht; four brothers (Paul, Seward, Richard and brother Robert); a son Edward; and grandson Michael earlier this year. Ralph is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Agnes (Moynihan) Houseknecht; their children: Greg of Batavia, Ralph Jr. (Katy) of Silver Springs, Mary Kay (Bill) Barton of Silver Springs, Tom (Lynn) Houseknecht of Batavia, Tim (Sue) Houseknecht of Interlaken, John Houseknecht of Wyoming, and Katie (Gary) Berger of Stafford; beloved grandchildren: Joshua, Will, Paul, Mark, Craig, Eric, Ted, Sarah, Jake, Sara, Jack, and Bella; great grandchildren, Meghan and Ella, and their Mom, Jen (Thornton) Houseknecht; sisters-in-law, Frances (Moynihan) Driscoll of Batavia, Barbara Houseknecht (Greensboro, N.C.), and many beloved nieces and nephews. Ralph left high school early to join the service during World War II, where he served in the U.S. Navy after training at the Sampson Naval Training Station on Seneca Lake. Ralph was deployed to the Pacific, where he served with the Seabees, part of the Naval Construction Forces. When the war ended, Ralph returned safely home to Batavia and finished high school, after which he and his sweetheart, Agnes, were wed on April 3, 1948 at St. Mary’s Church in Batavia. They settled on Franklin Street next to Aggie’s parents, started their family, and Ralph began his career at Pepsi-Cola. The loss of Ralph and Aggie’s third child Edward at the age of three spurred a lifelong dedication to supporting the Genesee County ARC in Batavia. Pepsi-Cola of Batavia was the first business in the area to hire ARC associates, twice earning ARC’s business of the year award. Ralph humbly accepted the award, saying,...

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This week’s Bar Specials

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 |

Bar specials for this week: Beer of the Week: Southern Tier Porter - 50 cents off Friday Happy Hour 4-6pm: $2.00 off House Wine and Well Drinks Laguna Chardonnay: $1.00 off --This Chardonnay is one of the wines selected from last years Vine & Barley tasting at...

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Details of Greens Maintenance done on 9-May

Posted on May 15, 2016 |

As provided by our Course Superintendent, Peter Cavanaugh, following are details of the work done on our Greens last Monday, 9-May: The greens were Verticut in two, perpendicular directions. The greens were then mowed to clean up debris from the Verticut The green were heavily top dressed with a sand/peat mixture, and that material was allowed to The top dressing was then dragged with a mat to help work it into the greens. The greens were rolled with vibratory rollers to further work in the top dressing. The greens were then watered to further settle in the top dressing mix. The greens were also sprayed with a fungicide, wetting agent, and growth...

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Mens’ Stag Day, Wednesday, 18-May

Posted on May 8, 2016 |

The first Stag Day of the season is Wednesday, 18-May.  Stop in or call our Golf Shop to sign up. 1:00 shotgun start Lunch provided starting at 11:45 Format:  2 of 4 best ball, 100% handicap Dinner provided after play Prizes distributed after dinner Cost:  $65/player

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