Introduction

Located on 140 rolling acres of former farmland near the intersection of Route 31E and Marshall Rd. in Town of Ridgeway, Shelridge Country Club has matured over a half-century and today draws its membership of 230 from Orleans, Niagara, Erie and Genesee Counties. It boasts a good draw between low-handicapped near-scratch performers and plenty of likable "duffers." In 1995 it ranked among the 25 most challenging gold courses in Western N.Y.

For Shelridge, the years between 1960 and 2000 had seen times of highs and lows, successes, and mere dreams, but consistent community loyalty, and finally in the 1980s the hope of expanding from nine to 18 holes was a done deal. Then, between 1989 and the mid-1990s a genuine turnaround in morals and facilities took place under a succession of presidents, Gerald LaMont, Dr. A.J. Monacelli Pat Petrie, Ronald L. Thomas (7 terms), plus supt. Ken McKeever, Bruce Foley Pro Dudley Jackson, and some determined directors. As this update is written, one board member, Matt Bush, has just passed his fourth year as president.

PGA professionals have played their part in the step-by-step growth of SCC over the past three decades ---notably George Moore and currently David Green, two blesses with special affection by the membership. Green has greatly expanded "family golf" among the membership, has welded a strong tie with the W.N.Y. Golf Association, Buffalo District Golf Association, and New York State Golf Association. In 2017 we are happy to have added a full-time assistant pro, Jeremy Anderson.