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Honoring Armand Farina for his extraordinary athletic achievements upon the occasion of his induction into the Schenectady Athletic ...

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J2486


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Armand Farina for his extraordinary
athletic achievements upon the occasion of his induction into the Sche-
nectady City School District Athletic Hall of Fame

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
outstanding athletes who distinguish themselves through their excep-
tional performance, attaining unprecedented success and the highest
level of personal achievement; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and fully in accord with its long-
standing traditions, it is the intent of this Legislative Body to honor
Armand Farina for his extraordinary athletic achievements upon the occa-
sion of his induction into the Schenectady City School District Athletic
Hall of Fame; this auspicious occasion will be celebrated at the Annual
Schenectady City School District Athletic Hall of Fame and Reunion
Dinner, to be held on Monday, September 12, 2011, at Proctor's Theatre
in Schenectady, New York; and
WHEREAS, The Schenectady City School District Athletic Hall of Fame
was established in 1998 to honor those individuals who have made signif-
icant contributions to the history and tradition of sports in the Sche-
nectady City School District; and
WHEREAS, Armand Farina attended Nott Terrace High School in the 1930s
and led its golf team to unbeaten seasons in 1935 and 1936, as Nott
Terrace won the District Championship in both 1935 and 1936; he was the
medalist in the 1935 District Interscholastic Championship; and
WHEREAS, After high school, Armand Farina became a golf professional
and was the head professional at both Western Turnpike and at Shaker
Ridge golf courses; and
WHEREAS, After serving in the United States Army during World War II,
Armand Farina was the golf professional and course superintendent at
Schenectady Municipal golf course from 1945 to 1966; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Armand Farina played on the National PGA Tour
against golfing legends Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Byron Nelson and Jimmy
Demeret; he had an outstanding record on tour, including finishing tied
for fourth in the San Francisco Open, winning his first round match in
the 1948 PGA Championship, and finishing "in the money" in several tour-
naments; and
WHEREAS, Armand Farina played in several major tournaments on the PGA
Tour, including the 1946, 1948 and 1957 PGA Championships, as well as in
the 1953 United States Open; and
WHEREAS, A five time winner of the Northeastern New York PGA Champion-
ship, Armand Farina also won the Woodstock Open six times; and
WHEREAS, Armand Farina also designed the Van Patten golf course in
Clifton Park, New York, and became its golf professional; and
WHEREAS, Considered to have the perfect golf swing by SCHENECTADY
GAZETTE golf writer, Lou Torre, Armand Farina was inducted into the
District PGA Hall of Fame in 1982; and
WHEREAS, This auspicious occasion presents a unique opportunity for
this Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute to Armand Farina; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is moved to honor Armand Farina for his
extraordinary athletic accomplishments which are a tribute to his skill,
dedication and commitment; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations with
praise and pride to honor Armand Farina for his extraordinary athletic
achievements upon the occasion of his induction into the Schenectady
City School District Athletic Hall of Fame; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Armand Farina.

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  • 10 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
K759
Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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