Tuesday, July 31, 2007

November 2, 2007 Cardinal Golf Classic

I hope this short note finds you doing well and enjoying your summer. We are doing our best on this end to soak up the amazing feeling of being the 2007 National Champions and we are already looking forward to the start of next season. The top five guys report back to campus on August 31st in preparation for our first event just outside of Tokyo, Japan. We can't wait to get started and it is all possible because of your support.

The purpose of this note is to let you know that we have identified November 2nd, 2007 as the day that we will have our third annual Cardinal Golf Classic. Hopefully those of you that have played in the past can attest to how nice the day is for all that participate. Like last year we will have wonderful tee gifts, food, and auctions items for you to bid on. The afternoon of November 2nd is also the afternoon before the Stanford vs. Washington football game. We hope you can make a weekend out of it and cheer the Cardinal on to victory.

By the first part of September we will be forwarding on the particulars as far as cost structure, times and final details. The afternoon promises to be a great one and we hope you can make it to celebrate Stanford Golf's Eighth National Championship as well as the season ahead. Please mark you calendars and let us know if you have any questions.

All the best and Go Cardinal!


Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Dick McElyea Celebration on August 4th

Dear Friends of Stanford Men's Golf:

Please take a minute to read the following letter from Bob Murphy. Bob is organizing a get together to honor and celebrate Stanford Hall of Fame Golf Great, Dick McElyea.

Go Cardinal!


To: Friends of Dick McElyea

The last time we saw our dear old pal Dick McElyea was when we all gathered to pay tribute to a wonderful Championship Golf Team.

Dick had to make a great competitive effort just to be there. Obviously in poor health and facing almost immediate surgery, none of that was going to keep him from honoring these brand new National Champions.

Just a few short days later he had putted out on 18 and headed for that big clubhouse in the sky. What a tragic and sudden loss it was for all of us.

Now we are going to gather one again, just behind that 18th green at Stanford, tell a few stories, bring back some great memories and probably fight back a tear or two!

Please join us on Saturday, August 4 at 5:30 p.m. to recall the great McElyea triumphs, that day a few years ago when McElyea and "Sam" O'Donnel emptied the great old hotel at Turnberry at 5:00 a.m. and that great joy which "Wimpy" always displayed with your three dollars after he had just won the front, the back, and the match!!!

Please join us and bring along a story or two. Hope to see you there.

Bob Murphy