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August 6, 2018 - 5:00pm
posted by Thomas Tucker in sports, golf, news, batavia country club.

The Batavia Country Club recently completed three weeks of their junior golf camp.

For Web page with pictures click here.

Please note that next year we'll be changing the age groups to: Junior Division -- Ages 7-10; Senior Division -- Ages 11-15. There will be divisions for boys and girls in each age group.



Pee Wee Division Boys and Girls -- July 9th-13th: Roane George, Naomi Utz, Riley Yunker, Maisse Yunker, Brooklyn Jachimowicz, Natalie Hamm, Josh Utz, Owen Glazier, Noah Calarco-Smith, Brayden Jachimowicz, Nicholas Calarco-Smith.

The Pee Wee players experienced one day with a little rain, but overall it was a great week for golf!

The Friday Tournament saw Owen Glazier dominate the boys' division; he medaled with a score of 29. The girls' division was a close contest, with Riley Yunker prevailing by two strokes over Roane George.

This was Riley's second championship medal in two years!
 
Closest to the pin winner on hole 13 was Roane George, and on hole 17 the winner was Brayden Jachimowicz. The long drive winner on hole 14 was Owen Glazier.

Other contests and winners were:
  • Putting Contest Medalist -- Noah Calarco-Smith
  • Chipping Contest Medalist -- Roane George
  • Lag Putting Contest -- Noah Calarco Smith
  • Aim Line Accuracy -- Natalie Hamm; she won a few bucks for herself and her fellow golfers for the effort.
  • Pitching Target -- Brayden Jachimowicz

The kids had fun, and we hope to see them all next year.

(Inset photo at right: Riley Yunker and Owen Glazier.)
                                                                                                                                           


Junior -- Senior Boys and Girls Division -- July 23rd-27th: Michala Falkner, Lily Davis, Lindsey Betters Connor Demoy, Ryan Muscarella, Logan Clark, Tyler Roth.

We had great weather all week for these kids, and they played very good golf.

In Friday's Tournament, Ryan Muscarella dominated the other boys as he went low with a score of 34, and Lily Davis dominated her competition with a score of 48.

 

(Inset photo, left: Lily Davis and Ryan Muscarella.)

 

Closest to the pin winner on hole 13 for the boys was Ryan Muscarella, and for the girls it was Lily Davis.

Closest to the pin winner on hole 17 for the boys was Ryan Muscarella, and for the girls it was Lindsey Betters.

The long drive winner for the girls on hole 14 was Michala Falkner, no boys hit the fairway.
 

 

Other contests and winners were:

  • Putting Contest Medalist - Boys -- Ryan Muscarella
  • Putting Contest Medalist - Girls -- Lily Davis, also overall putting contest winner
  • Chipping Contest Medalist - Boys -- Ryan Muscarella
  • Chipping Contest Medalist - Girls -- Michala Falkner
  • Lag Putting Contest - Boys -- Logan Clark
  • Lag Putting Contest - Girls -- Lily Davis, also overall lag putting contest winner
  • Aim Line Accuracy - Boys -- Tyler Roth, Tyler and Lily got into coach Tucker's wallet for a few bucks for themselves and their fellow golfers.
  • Aim Line Accuracy - Girls -- Lily Davis
  • Pitching Target - Boys -- Tyler Roth
  • Pitching Target - Girls -- no qualifiers



Junior - Senior Boys and Girls Division, July 30th through Aug. 3rd: Molly Adkins, Kaylee Frens, Jada Fite, Amelia Frens, Emily Frens, Riley Prunner, Brennen Pederson, Rhys Tanner, Sam Dinsmore, Will Fulton, Andrew Ricupito, Even Preston, Coach Roxanne Noeth.

We were concerned about the weather for this week of camp. Rain was projected for every day, but we got through the week without a drop!

We had some high drama at the Friday Tournament. Will Fulton and Sam Dinsmore tied with a score of 39 and we had a playoff from 100 yards on hole 18. Both boys hit the green with fine shots, and Will Fulton prevailed with a birdie. In the girls' division, Amelia Frens shot a 44 to edge out Jada Fite by one stroke.

(Left: Will Fulton and Amelia Frens)

Closest to the pin winner on hole 13 for the boys was Sam Dinsmore, and for the girls it was Riley Prunner.

Closest to the pin winner on hole 17 for the boys was Brennen Pederson, and for the girls it was Emily Frens.

The long drive for the boys was Sam Dinsmore, for the girls it was Jada Fite.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other contests and winners were:

  • Putting Contest Medalist - Boys -- Brennen Pederson, tied with Jada for overall winner
  • Putting Contest Medalist - Girls -- Jada Fite, tied with Brennan for overall winner
  • Chipping Contest Medalist - Boys -- Sam Dinsmore
  • Chipping Contest Medalist - Girls -- Jada Fite
  • Lag Putting Contest - Boys -- Evan Preston
  • Lag Putting Contest - Girls -- Jada Fite, also the overall lag putting winner
  • Aim Line Accuracy - Boys -- Evan Preston
  • Aim Line Accuracy - Girls -- Riley Prunner; Riley and Evan won a few bucks for themselves and their fellow golfers for the effort
  • Pitching Target - Boys -- Sam Dinsmore
  • Pitching Target - Girls -- Emily Frens
July 6, 2018 - 12:17pm

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Children and their families dealing with cancer often need an extra ray of sunshine and that's the purpose of Maria’s Sunshine and Dreams fund, which is the focus of a golf tournament July 29 at the Batavia Country Club.

There is still time to sign up for the sixth annual tournament, said Sarah Christ, Sunshine and Dreams Fund board member.

Maria’s Sunshine and Dreams fund provides "sunshine" for children and their families facing medical hardships with large toys, family memberships to local zoos/museums, and needed "supplies" including gift cards for gas, groceries and more.

The fund is made possible through donations and the annual golf tournament, which typically funds the program for the rest of the year. Registration for the golf tournament can be found on their website here and any questions can be directed to [email protected]

“Many local people come and golf in the tournament and we are constantly looking for donations and big-ticket items as well,” Christ said. “We are new and we are trying to get our name out there.”

Maria’s Sunshine and Dreams fund was started in honor of Christ’s friend, Maria Nash Anderson, who lost her battle with cancer in March 2012 at age 25. Anderson served on missions trips while attending Roberts Wesleyan College, and worked as a youth caseworker for the Genesee County Department of Social Services. Christ said she loved children and wanted to make a better life for other children.

“We thought this would be a great way to keep her memory alive,” Christ said. “We want to help other families going through difficult times by providing sunshine to them.”

Christ helps to personalize each gift by speaking with friends and family to find out the children’s interests and personalities.

“We’ve done WWE live event tickets for one boy, a spa day for a little girl, and other things, too,” Christ said. “We try to include the siblings and other family members as well because they’re going through this, too.”

Missy Sacheli, mother of “Sunshine Kid” Joseph Sacheli, said the organization brings happiness, comfort and smiles to those who need it most and they will be forever grateful they were chosen to bring sunshine to.

“The Sunshine organization was an unexpected ray of light for our son during a really difficult and dark time,” Sacheli said. “They are thoughtful and take into account each child’s interests and likes. My favorite part about them is they allow kids to focus on being kids...instead of the setbacks they are working to overcome.”

Almost all of the sunshine stays in Genesee County, but Christ said they do branch outward to surrounding areas to help other children.

In the past, Maria’s Sunshine and Dreams fund has given a lot of the proceeds to Ronald McDonald House of Rochester to be used as a separate fund for families to have fun in Rochester while they were in the area and provide meals once a week. Christ said they realized they needed to keep the money local, so most of the funds go to local families now.

“We want to try to help more kids in the area and spread the word around more than we have in the past years to get support in the community,” Christ said.

Christ is hoping to continue growing the organization to give the children bigger and better toys, as well as help the parents provide more necessities. The organization started in Rochester but was brought back locally about four years ago. Since then, Christ said they have helped more than 20 children and their families, and the number is growing.

“We try to help any kids from the age of a preemie baby whose family has to go back and forth to the hospital, or a kid with a severe or daily medical issue,” Christ said. “We focus on the kids' needs and what they love and try to use that to personalize each basket. Every basket is completely different.”

Dawn Logsdon, mother of “Sunshine Kid” Roger “Bubba” Logsdon said it is a phenomenal organization that has a unique way to brighten kids’ days and put smiles on faces that have every reason not to smile.

“The kids [Maria’s Sunshine and Dreams Fund] help have been dealt a terrible hand and [the] organization gives them the “wild card” that keeps them motivated to keep getting better and stronger,” Logsdon said.

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August 19, 2017 - 12:45pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Genesee Cancer Assistance, batavia, batavia country club, news.

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Genesee Cancer Assistance held its annual gofl and bocce ball tournament at Batavia Country Club yesterday. This year, in memory of Joe Gerace, one of the agency's founders and a tireless supporter and volunteer.

There were 97 golfers and 18 bocce ball players, plus 30 volunteers, on hand for the festivities.

The event raised more than $15,000 for Genesee Cancer Assistance.

Photos and information submitted by Kayla Underwood.

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July 28, 2017 - 12:00pm


Golf Against Cancer Golf & Bocce Tournament will be held at the Batavia Country Club on Friday August 18th, 2017. An 18-hole course has a links type flavor to it with it's wide fairways and large, undulating greens.

The watered fairways provide an even test of golf for all levels of skill. You'll love the scenic panoramic views you will be afforded during your round, especially on the back nine where you can enjoy a breathtaking vista of the entire course.

For the golf tournament: this is a 4-person scramble tournament. Hole-in-One prizes on all par 3 holes. Putting contest. Mulligans (can be used anywhere EXCEPT Par 3 holes) and Skins available for purchase at event.

While foursome registrations are encouraged, individual registrations are permitted. Entry fees ($95/Golfer) includes: Greens fees, cart, lunch, dinner, prizes, and loads of fun!

For the bocce tournament: Entry fees ($50/player) includes: bocce, lunch, dinner, prizes and a ton of fun!

Sponsorship Opportunities: If you, or your business would be interested in sponsoring this event, please contact the GCA office at (585) 345-0417. For more information, visit our site

August 7, 2015 - 5:25pm

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Genesee Cancer Assistance held its annual golf outing today at the Batavia Country Club.

Above, Andy Squire, of Spencerport, hits a shot off the first tee.

Below, Debbie and Dan Fischer, of WBTA, flank Mary Blevins and Andrea Mazukiewicz, ESL Credit Union, while playing bocce ball.

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July 14, 2015 - 9:25am
Event Date and Time: 
August 20, 2015 - 11:30am to 7:00pm

August 20, 2015 – 15th Annual Van Hulburt Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit Crossroads House ­@ Batavia Country Club, 11:30am – Sign In, 12:00 lunch, 
12:30pm Shotgun Start 4 person scramble, 18 holes with cart, lunch, dinner, prizes, $70.00. (Dinner guests only $20.00) Basket & Side Auctions also. Registration forms available at Crossroads or for more information call Marty @ 585­-494­-2147. 

 

June 4, 2015 - 12:51pm
Event Date and Time: 
June 20, 2015 - 12:00pm to 8:00pm
GOLF FUNDRAISER FOR NEW ROOF ON RESEARCH CENTER Golf Outing Package - $65.00 per person 4 Man Scramble Longest drive for men / women Closest to the pin for men/women Includes 18 holes with cart, lunch at the turn, followed by pulled pork dinner with sides and dessert. At Batavia Country Club: 11:00 AM registration 12:00 AM shotgun start... At Oakfield Fire Department: 6:00 PM dinner 6:30 PM Chinese Auction ***Tickets also available for the dinner only (without golf) for )$10*** ***Chinese auction open to the public at 5:30. Tickets are $5 per sheet.***
June 17, 2014 - 8:55am
Event Date and Time: 
July 26, 2014 - 2:00pm to 7:00pm

George and Wilma Garrison Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on July 26th at Batavia Country Club with a 2pm shotgun start. For more information, call Mark at 716-474-7960 or Penny at 716-474-6581.

June 8, 2013 - 11:37am

Today is the 7th annual Dave McCarthy Memorial Golf Tournament at Batavia Country Club.

McCarthy was an avid athlete who died in a car accident in 2006.

A field of 144 golfers along with 60 sponsors are raising funds to support athletics in Batavia, including hockey scholarships, Little League, and helping economically disadvantaged families get their children into hockey.

Billy Sutherland, Dan Fix, Mike Sisson and Kevin Rogers.

Paul Spiotta, kneeling, Brett Decker, James DeFreze and Jim DuRei.

December 26, 2012 - 3:36pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia country club, events.
Event Date and Time: 
December 28, 2012 - 8:00pm to December 29, 2012 - 12:00am

Batavia Country Club now has live entertainment on Friday nights from 8 p.m. to midnight. There's a small cover charge, with drink specials and food available. The full winter lineup can be seen at <http://bataviacc.com>

Here's the upcoming schedule for the live bands at Batavia CC:

Dec. 28 -- Widowmaker

Jan. 4 -- Amanda's Rage

Jan. 11 -- Unruly Band

Jan. 18 -- Haymaker

Jan. 25 -- Monster Johnson

Feb. 1 -- Red Creek

Feb. 8 -- Amanda's Revenge

Feb. 15 -- Haymaker

September 7, 2011 - 7:40am
posted by Bill Schutt in Batavia Downs, batavia country club, golf, Mercy Flight.
On Sept 14th Mercy Flight and the Batavia Downs will host the 3rd Annual "Hackers for Helicopters" fund raiser at the Batavia Country Club. This year’s event will also host a "Fire/EMS Challenge" where first responder foursomes will compete for a Trophy, Helicopter landing and all important bragging rights. Come on out and enjoy a day of golf at beautiful Batavia Country Club, dinner and drinks at the Downs and all important fundraising for your favorite community based non-profit. http://www.mercyflight.org/event/100046/hackers-for-helicopters
September 18, 2008 - 6:24pm
posted by Brian Hillabush in batavia country club, sports, golf.

Here it is, my first video!

I went out to Batavia Country Club Wednesday morning to talk to some folks about playing after the warm weather goes away.

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