Fifty Years Ago…
Monticello Duo Wins Lochmor Championship
by Win Hadley
LOCH SHELDRAKE—It was 50 years ago this month—on August 18, 1971—that the duo of Harvey Stoloff and Marvin Newman clinched the championship in the Wednesday Night Golf League at the Lochmor golf course in Loch Sheldrake.
Mr. Stoloff was an industrial arts teacher in the Monticello School district, while Mr. Newman was an attorney with an office on Broadway in the village.
The pair clinched the championship with one week remaining in the 16-week schedule by capturing all four points in their contest against Per Hellevig and Mack Rosen.
“Stoloff carded his season low of 39 in the nine-hole match to assure his team of first place in the league competition,” the Times Herald-Record newspaper reported in its August 21, 1971 edition. “The second place team of Joe Drobysch and Bob Akers were stymied by Clem Leffer and Bruce Silverman when they lost 2-1/2 points, subsequently being knocked out of contention for the league leadership.”
The Record reported that the duel for second place would thus be decided on the last week of play the following Wednesday because of a strong showing by the team of Martin Van Fleet and John Halchak, who recorded three points on the night to move into contention.
The results of that final week of play were not reported.