Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Corning Country Club

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Senate Resolution No. 1960

BY: Senator O'MARA

COMMEMORATING the 100th Anniversary of the Corning
Country Club

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body that the quality
of life of the citizens of New York State is greatly enriched by its
exceptional cultural, educational and recreational facilities; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Corning Country Club to be
recognized with a six-day-long centennial celebration, kicking off on
Monday, July 22, 2019, and culminating with a Legends Pro-Am Golf
Shootout on Saturday, July 27, 2019; and

WHEREAS, A number of players from the LPGA Legends Tour will be
participating in the shootout, including two-time LPGA Tour winner Gail
Graham, 1996 and 1997 Corning Classic Champion Rosie Jones, 27-time LPGA
Tour winner Jane Blalock, 1998 Corning winner Tammie (Green) Parker,
1986 Corning Champion Laurie Rinker, and World Golf Hall of Famers
Sandra Haynie, Jan Stephenson and Pat Bradley, who won at Corning in
1990; and

WHEREAS, The Corning Country Club was established in 1919, and
designed by Thomas Winston, a Scottish born greenskeeper who later
pursued golf course design; the land which was acquired for the golf
course included a farm house; this structure was modified and became the
very first clubhouse which was located behind today's number nine tee
box; and

WHEREAS, While in the midst of renovation in 1951, the clubhouse was
destroyed in a fire; a second clubhouse was built on a different site
and was opened to rave reviews in July of 1952; the then modern facility
was much larger and offered more room to meet the members' needs; and

WHEREAS, In 1999, the second clubhouse was demolished to insert a
new clubhouse, which can accommodate functions up to 180 people and
remains on the property today; and

WHEREAS, Among Corning Country Club's most notable events was the
LPGA Corning Classic, an annual golf tournament for professional female
golfers on the LPGA Tour which took place every year from 1979 through
2009; and

WHEREAS, The Corning Classic was one of the longest running LPGA
tournaments, and many of its participants recognize Corning, New York,
for its contribution to the history of women's athletics; and

WHEREAS, Furthermore, proceeds for the LPGA Corning Classic exceeded
3.8 million dollars since its debut at the Corning Country Club in 1979;

WHEREAS, Over its distinguished 100-year history, the Corning
Country Club has demonstrated continuous service to the residents and
communities which it serves; and

WHEREAS, The success of the Corning Country Club is in direct
correlation to the efforts of its dedicated staff, whose involvement is,
and always has been, characterized by an impressive commitment, an
unbridled enthusiasm, and an uncompromising standard of excellence in
all endeavors on behalf of the organization and the community it serves;

WHEREAS, This auspicious occasion presents an opportunity for this
Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute to the Corning Country
Club; and

WHEREAS, Steeped in a proud and distinguished history, the Corning
Country Club may take just pride in its purposeful growth, as it looks
forward to continuing to serve the recreational needs of the community;
now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Corning Country Club; and be it

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the Corning Country Club.


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