own experiences with impatient teachers,
as well as, discrimination and understands
how to correctly teach special needs
children. He is also seeking to obtain
funding to establish a foundation that will
provide special golf training for children
with learning or physical disabilities.
Bedford Hills Golf Club is owned by three
partners, John Rutter, Bob Moore and
Denny Long. As a group they are constantly
monitoring course conditions. Rutter
served as the course superintendent until
his retirement last November, when his
long-time assistant, Ken Schumacher was
promoted to fill Rutter’s big shoes.
Schumacher spent 16 years working at
Bedford Hills and knows every nuance of
the course. He assures it is always in the best
condition possible and if there is no snow
on the ground, the course is ready for the
Bedford Hills Regulars that show up to play,
even in less than perfect golfing weather.
When we talked with the general manager,
Scerba after Christmas, he reported to
NWO Golf Links that 151 golfers showed
up on Christmas Eve this year and played
Bedford Hills is constantly seeking to
improve the course and has made several
tweaks over the years. This past season a
renovation was completed to the No. 2 hole
on the Buckeye Course. In September, a
swampy wetlands was expanded and turned
into a water hazard that was extended to
guard the front of the green.
Even with the large number of rounds that
are played every year at Bedford Hills, the
greens are manicured to precise cut and
smoothness. Routine rolling, aeration,
fertilization and watering keep the greens
Bedford Hills Golf Club suffered a huge
loss in September, 2008, when a fire
completely destroyed the clubhouse.
Construction began as soon as the
debris was cleared away and the current
clubhouse was opened to the public by
the spring of 2009.
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