HCC 2015 Season Membership Form
The 2015 Membership form has been uploaded to the Memberships page. The Membership rates are the same as last year. I was up to the club this week and there is a LOT of snow! The good news there is that for many years when there has been a lot of snow there is not too thick of a frost layer. So as the snow melts it can get into the ground quicker and the course will dry up faster. Let's hope so!
I look forward to seeing everyone in April.
The new 2015 Membership Renewal forms can be downloaded by clicking on the download form link below. Please mail in completed application form with your check.
HCC Member Inducted into
Western MA Golf Hall of Fame
Congratulations to HCC member Ed Polchlopek Jr. on being inducted into the Western Mass Golf Hall of Fame!!
Ed was the Massachusetts State Amateur Champion!. He's also a two-time winner of the Tippy Ryan!
Hole-in-one Recorded at HCC
Congratulations to Ted Monette on his Hole-in-one on Sunday, June 8th. His 131 yard shot on the 8th hole was made with a 9 iron!! This was Ted's 1st hole-in-one!!
Holyoke Country Club Announces
Head Golf Professional
Holyoke Country Club recently announced the addition of Chris Tallman as its new Head Golf Professional.
Tallman's experience includes one year as the Assistant Professional at Holyoke Country Club, one year Assistant Professional at Brownson Country Club in Huntington, CT and is presently an Instructor and Coach at the First Tee of Connecticut, Alling Memorial. At First Tee of CT, he assists and introduces young children to the game of golf teaching them life skills and core values through the game of golf.
“My father introduced me to the game of golf at the age of 5. Holyoke Country Club is where I spent most of my childhood under the tutelage of Via Wightman,” said Tallman. His passion for the game led to a successful junior golf career, and an opportunity to play Division 1 Collegiate Golf at the University of South Florida.
Following his education, Tallman had the privilege to work in several different areas of the golfing industry. Having worked with the First Tee for several years, Tallman said, “I have an enthusiasm for teaching junior golfers and introducing them to this wonderful game.”
Tallman is currently involved in the PGA Program and Working towards Class A Professional Status and has moved from New Haven, CT to reside here in Holyoke, MA with his girlfriend Colleen. Chris is also a certified Club Fitter and Certified Club Technician.
“I am incredibly honored to have the opportunity to follow in Via’s footsteps as the Head Golf Professional here at Holyoke Country Club. It is a wonderful feeling to be back at the course that I grew up on. I have a lot of good memories here and plan on creating many more as there are a lot of great things happening here.”
The BIG news in the last couple of weeks, Via Wightman has decided to stay in Utah with his family! He will give lessons at Tele’s course, The Ranches, and he will be working with the local college woman’s golf team. He will be playing with his growing list of grandchildren; Julie had her second child in December. So after 30 years of dedicated service the Members, Juniors, and all golfers of Holyoke Country Club wish him well in his retirement!