Holiday Valley Pro AM Golf Tournament Nets $5700
for Ellicottville Library
The 9th Annual Holiday Valley Ellicottville Memorial Library Pro AM was held on Monday, July 2. It was a perfect day for golf and players commented on the great condition of the course: Firm and Fast! The 104 golfers consisted of 26 Western New York and Western Pennsylvania Pros and 78 amateurs from as far away as Colorado.
The Holiday Valley Pro AM began 9 years ago to support Holiday Valley’s pledge to raise $100,000 for construction of the Library. This pledge was fulfilled in 2009, but the Pro AM continues to raise $4,000 to $6,000 yearly to help with Library expenses. $5,700.00, generated from sponsors, registration fees and raffles was donated to the Ellicottville Library this year.
One Pro and three amateurs played on each team with the Pros playing actual gross score and the amateurs playing best ball using an 80% handicap. The winning team consisted of Pro Dwayne Randall (Peek ‘n Peak Resort), Lyndon Smith, Bud King and Jim Carls. Kirk Stauffer of Pine Acres Country Club in Bradford was the winning Pro. Billy Atwood of Breckenridge, Colorado scored a hole in one with a 7 iron on number 12. Closest to the pin prizes were also awarded to Todd Lindell (#5), Jerry Pirritano (#9), Bob Kedde (#10) and Dick Munday (#15).
A Buick Century, donated long standing major sponsor, The Shults Auto Group was the grand prize for the raffle and it was won by Darrel Knopfel of Cambridge Springs, PA. Holiday Valley and the Ellicottville Library would like to thank the tournament sponsors including major sponsors Shults Auto Group, Chautauqua Brick and Clark Patterson Lee Architects. Tee and Green sponsors were the Ellicottville Pharmacy, West Herr Automotive, Mandon Building Systems, Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro PC, Lawley Insurance and Southern Tier Brewing Company. Tee sponsors were Weber Murphy Fox Architects, Fitzpatrick and Weller, Weed-Ross Agency, J.D. Northrup Construction, The SKM Group, Cattaraugus County Bank, Ellicottville Storage/Green Valley Estates, Stride Tool, Amy DeTine and Cathy Pritchard ERA Team VP, Tina Dillon and Wendy O’Neil ERA Team VP, E-Ville Spirits, Dina’s of Ellicottville, Timberbuilt Homes, Daff and Kazoo II and Ellicottville Oasis Spa. Donations for the raffle were made by the Phil Ritson/Mel Sole Golf School, Holiday Valley Resort, the Royal Niagara Golf Club, Gado Gado and the Red Door Ski Shop.