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The South Park Golf Club, founded in 1931 and open to the public, is proud to hold its events and tournaments at the South Park Golf Course located in South Park, a nationally known Frederick Law Olmsted park and arboretum in Buffalo, New York.

NEXT EVENT:
Travel Day at Elma Meadows GC
Sat. July 19, 2014 @ 11 am
18 hole Tourney with Steak Cookout following

Reminder: all match play tournament matches must be completed by the day listed on the pairing sheet or BOTH players will be disqualified.


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July 3, 2014

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2002-2014

WELCOME TO THE
SOUTH PARK GOLF CLUB

The members of the South Park Golf Club invite you to review our website and find out what it is that has made South Park one of the more popular men's golf clubs in Buffalo, New York for over 80 years. Our members compete in weekly and monthly tournaments on the South Park Golf Course located in South Buffalo.

The South Park Golf Club, or "SP" as its affectionately known, is a member club of the USGA, the BDGA, and the WNYPLGA. As a member club of each of these organizations all of our members are entitled to play in any tournament or event held by these organizations. While the Club has had its share of worthy champions, including past Buffalo District and WNY Public Links Golf Association Champions, most of our members just enjoy the game of golf and the friendship of our fellow members.

As you will see, the South Park Golf Club is a great place to enjoy the outdoors and one of the most economical golfing bargains in all of Western New York. New members are always welcome, and we invite you to join our Club. Please click on any of the links to the left to find out more about SP.

LATEST NEWS: Steve Scanlon Inducted into the Hall of Fame

On Saturday, June 28, Steve Scanlon became the 19th member to be inducted into the South Park Golf Club Hall of Fame. While there have been more than 5,000 members in the golf club since its formation at the start of the 20th Century, Steve joins select company as one of only 19 to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame for his dedication to the Club. Steve has been an officer in he club for more than 30 years, as well as an accomplished B Class golfer. In the photo to the left, Steve is on the left accepting congratulations from club president Matt Sullivan after his induction. For more information on Steve's dedication to the club and golfing accomplishments please click HERE.

Polish defeat Irish in 33rd Annual Ed Krypel Polish vs. Irish Challenge Match

After coming close for the past 2 years but in the end coming up short, the team representing Poland defeated the lads from Ireland by 2 strokes in the 33rd edition of the Ed Krypel Polish vs. Irish Challenge Match by a score of 668 to 670. In the match the lowest 10 net scores for each team are added up and then the lowest score wins.

The difference of 2 strokes was one of the closest tournaments in decades, as both teams shot well in tough, cold conditions, with the Polish squad's lowest 10 scores being 32 under par, while the Irish's were 30 under par. Members of the winning team are pictured in the photo to the left.

In the individual competition, the overall low score was shot by Ken Gawel with an 82, handicap of 21 and net score of 61. J.J. Langan finished 2nd after shooting a 78, handicap of 16 and net 62.

The low 4 scores for each class were as follows:

A Class
(1) Keith Dziak: 71-5-67 (won in sudden death playoff)
(2) Gary Masocco: 73-7-67
(3) Mark Poloncarz: 71-4-67
(4) Jason Surdyke: 73-5-68

B Class:
(1) J.J. Langan: 78-16-62
(2) Darrin Koepnick: 79-14-65
(3) Mark Sullivan: 83-17-66
(4) Mike Daniels: 81-14-67

C Class:
(1) Ken Gawel: 82-21-61
(2) Wayne Cross: 84-19-65
(3) Bill Daley: 92-25-67
(4) Bob Miller: 103-36-67

Passing of Former President and all-around Renaissance man Mike Kane on January 19, 2014

After a nearly 3 year long battle with Cancer, our dear friend, former president, 3 time "B" Class champion, and all around good man Mike Kane passed away on January 19, 2014 at the age of 71. Mike was a life long member of the South Park Golf Club, past president and club officer for many years and the 1990, 1992 and 2010 "B" Class Champion. Mike was an integral member of the winning 2010 Challenge Cup team and can be seen drinking from the Challenge Cup that year in the picture to the left.

Mike also made a dramatic run to the Club Championship in 2001 only to finish 2nd in a playoff to Tom Kozaczka. Most members still believe Mike actually won the tournament in regulation as he called a 1 stroke penalty on himself on the 16th hole of the final round when his ball oscillated after grounding his club, though the ball never left its position and he never touched the ball with his club. Under the rules of golf if the ball oscillates but never leaves its position a penalty need not be called. However, Mike did not feel comfortable and assessed himself a 1 stroke penalty, thereby finishing in a tie. This writer will always feel that Mike Kane walked off the course the real champion that year even if the record books state otherwise - the true character of the man was revealed that day when he did not want to win in "controversy" even though there would have been no controversy in his win.

Mike Kane was a true Renaissance man. He could weld new parts to your car and then paint a landscape. Mike was a master wood craftsman and was involved in almost every major infrastructure project at the South Park Golf Club. He was dedicated to the club and its members and was working on the roof of the club in 2011 when he felt dizzy and was taken from the course to the hospital where he was eventually diagnosed with brain cancer. He was also a dedicated husband to his wife of many years Marge and his daughter Kellie. In the picture to the right you can see Marge celebrating with Mike the 2010 Challenge Cup victory.

A man who will be truly missed, the 2014 South Park Golf Club season will be dedicated to the life and memory of our dear friend Mike Kane. Any comments or questions about this site or the Club may be directed HERE.