History of the Club

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The Ed Mills Years

by Lynne Belluschio

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At the end of the 2006 season, Ed Mills decided to step down from his position as Head Pro at the Le Roy Country Club after holding the spot for thirty-three years.

Ed's love for the game is long standing. He began as a caddy at the age of 10 and has worked all aspects of the game. Through the years Ed has worked on the course, in the locker room and eventually in the Pro Shop. In 1965, he became Assistant Pro under Joe Redanty and finally head Golf Professional in 1974.

At the time Ed became Assistant Pro, LeRoy Country Club was owned by Bra Cal Realty who had purchased it in the early 60s. In 1985, the course was purchased by Gomil Enterprises. Ed was a part of that ownership group for over 20 years until several years ago. Most recently, the course was purchased by Jim Gomborone in 2004.

Despite a degree in economics from Brockport State College, Ed chose a career in the sport of golf and has no regrets. He stills holds the course record of 61 at LeRoy Country Club that he set at the age of 27 when he was the Assistant Pro. The record has been standing for 35 years and will probably never be broken.

Ed is known for his knowledge and love of the game, his fairness, easy demeanor and ready smile. One would be hard placed to find anyone in the surrounding area who holds a greater knowledge of the game.