Sunday, August 9, 2009

Stanford Golf Day at Friars Head on September 14th

Dear Friends of Stanford Men's Golf:

We hope you have enjoyed reading all of the information we have been sending you recently with the new season on the horizon. I wanted to make special note of an opportunity that has presented itself on Long Island in September.

When Ken Bakst, class of 1980, heard that the Stanford Golf Team was going to be on the east coast to play a team match against Princeton at Shinnecock and in the Fighting Illini Invitational at Olympia Fields in Chicago, he kindly offered to host a fundraising outing for the Stanford Men’s Golf Team on Monday, September 14th at Friar’s Head on Long Island, NY. As I’m sure you can all appreciate this was a most welcome offer. On the trip will be our current starting six, my Assistant Coach Matt Tight, and myself. We are all very much looking forward to spending the day with a small number of Stanford supporters who would like to support our program and enjoy a great day of golf at Friar’s Head. For those of you who may not know, Friar’s Head is one of the world’s great new golf courses (currently ranked 22nd in the USA and 33rd in the World by Golf Magazine and 6th best course built in the USA in the last 50 years by Golfweek Magazine), and Ken is its Founding and Managing Member.

If you would like to participate in this event, details for which are included below, please let me know via reply email ( as soon as possible because participation will be limited to not more than 72 golfers.

I look forward to seeing many of you in New York in September!

Stanford Men’s Golf Fundraiser

Location:     Friar’s Head, 3000 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, New York 11901

Date: Monday, September 14th

Time:                       1:30 p.m. shotgun start (luncheon available beginning at 11:30 a.m.)

Cocktails, Hors D’ouerves & Live Auction after the conclusion of play.

Price:                        $1,500.00 per person (includes all costs for the day, including caddie fees)

RSVP:                       Conrad Ray,, 650-323-0939 or

Ken Bakst,, 631-722-6050