Thendara Golf Club’s Board of Directors presented an engraved award to Ted Russell in recognition of his years of service. From left are Tim Harwood, John Tormey, Lance Maly, Scott deCamp, John Hopsicker, David Barker, Ted Russell, Tim White, Tim Foley, Peggy Rotton, and Club President George Hiltebrant. Photo by Michele deCamp
Ted Russell was the guest of honor at Thendara Golf Club’s annual end of season employee luncheon held Wednesday, October 3 at The Grill Room.
Russell will retire this year after serving as the golf course’s Greens Superintendent for the past 35 years.
Among the 50 club and board members, employees, and friends who turned out for the luncheon was Matthew Simon, who has been hired as Russell’s replacement. Simon, of Whitesboro, has served as Greens Superintendent at Radisson Greens Golf Club in Baldwinsville for the last seven years.
“We thank Ted for his 35 years of service, dedication, and loyalty to Thendara Golf Club. Over the years he has done a great job on the course—and we received nothing but praise and compliments on the condition of the course this past summer,” said Thendara Board President George Hiltebrant.
Matthew Simon, Thendara’s new Greens Superintendent. Photo by Michele deCamp
Thendara Golf Club held its Fall Scramble on Sun-day, September 2 with 19 four-member teams participating.
Following the 18 holes of golf, participants gathered in the Club House for a light dinner while Golf Pro Rich Chapman and Assistant Pro Mike Bike announced the scramble winners, along with the names of raffle winners. Continue reading
Dave Barker, Chairman of the Memorial Paver project at Thendara Golf Club, stands on the "putting green" with pavers to honor those who have passed on. Photo by Carol Hansen
The Thendara Golf Club has begun a beautification project that offers an opportunity for people to honor past and present golfers who have a passion for the historic Thendara course.
Through the new Paver Project, pavers can be purchased and inscribed with messages to either memorialize a golfer who has passed, or to celebrate a personal golfing milestone.
Dave Barker, Club board member and project chairman, said a 12’ by 12’ space—featuring 400 pavers—has been designated as a Memorial area, while pavers on the porch can be purchased to acknowledge such feats as a hole-in-one, winning a club championship, or simply playing one’s best golf match ever.
The idea for the Paver Project was suggested by past-board member Jerry Britton, who was inspired by a similar fundraising beautification effort at Constableville Hall.
Barker expanded on the idea by prompting the addition of the Golfers’ Memorial. Continue reading
Bob Grummond of Tega Cay, SC shot a hole-in-one on the 12th hole of the Thendara Golf Club on September 10.
He nailed the ace on the 176-yard hole using a 5-wood. According to Grummond, 77, it was his first ever hole-in-one.
Witnesses to the feat were Don Porterfield and Bob Risley.
Bob Philipson of Old Forge and New Hartford won the 2011 gross title in the Monday Men’s League championship held at the Inlet Golf Club on September 1.
Philipson shot a 35 in a nine-hole playoff, defeating Dr. Alan Bennett of Raquette Lake.
It is Philipson’s fourth consecutive Monday League championship title at the Inlet club.
In the net division held on Monday, August 25, Terry Ritz edged out Bob Heneka in a closely contested match that went down to the last hole of their nine-hole playoff.
Ritz won by two strokes. Continue reading
In the Clubhouse, friends of Muriel Cohen get ready to play dominoes, which was one of her favorite games. Clockwise from left are Nancy Jones, Patty Bowen, Renee Leve, Connie Zogby, Linda Slavin, Dianne Slavin and Bonnie Mantle. Photo by Carol Hansen
The Muriel Cohen Memory Celebration Golf Benefit, held Monday, August 22 at Thendara Golf Club drew a crowd of 126 golfers.
The fundraising event honored the memory of Muriel Cohen, a local golfer and active volunteer who passed away in September 2010.
Friends also honored Muriel by participating in activities that she enjoyed, such as dominoes, Canasta, kayaking, and tennis.
A buffet lunch and hors d’oeuvres were also included in the day of activities.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the Summer Golf Camp for Kids at Thendara Golf Club. Continue reading
Bob Hauck of Rochester and Old Forge shot an eagle on the fourth hole at the Thendara Golf Club on Wednesday, August 17. He used a 7-iron from 120 yards.
Witnesses were Ivan Kaye, Bob Haughton, and Dave Durfee.