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Bill Harty will be missed

I am very sad to say that our dear friend, William F. Harty Jr, 80, died Friday, October 14, 2011. Bill was a big supporter of the Jim Tanner Caddy Classic. Every year Bill sent a tournament hat to his son in Sacramento.
He was a graduate of St. Raphael Academy, Pawtucket and Bryant College.
Mr. Harty was the President of Harty Realty and the HOD Corporation and Chairman of the Pawtucket Redevelopment Association. He was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard.
Mr. Harty was a former Mayor of the City of Pawtucket, serving from 1981-1982. Prior to his tenure as Mayor Mr. Harty served as a Councilman at Large and President of the City Council in Pawtucket for over 13 years. He was the former Treasurer for the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island in Pawtucket, a former board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Pawtucket, a member of the To Kalon Club, Past President and longtime member of Pawtucket Country Club, Past President of Pawtucket Rotary Club, a member of the the Board of Directors of the Salvation Army in Pawtucket, a Board member of the Children’s Shelter, Pawtucket, and a member of the Economic Development Committee.
Besides his wife, Barbara, Mr. Harty is survived by his sons, Michael F. Harty and his wife Mary, Bill Harty and his wife Tracey and their children Katelin and Jessianne and his daughter Shannon and her children Andrew and Rachel. Mr Harty is also survived by his sisters Helen Keough and Joan Ballard. He leaves a wonderful group of nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Virginia Keough.
Bill was a left handed golfer, and loved to tell the story of lending his clubs to Ted Williams so that the Splendid Splinter could play a round of golf at Pawtucket Country Club.

Faxon wins first Champions Tour event

The Rhode Island resident became the fourth straight first-time winner on the senior circuit, following Mark Calcavecchia (Boeing Classic), Jay Don Blake (Songdo IBD Championship) and Kenny Perry (SAS Championship).
Faxon, who turned 50 on Aug. 1, may be a particular player to watch at this week’s AT&T Championship, which runs Friday through Sunday, because of a familiar back story: His renowned putting skills will come in handy on the often-compact, contoured greens of the AT&T Canyons Course.
“Brad Faxon goes out and strikes the ball really well,” Fred Couples said before the Insperity Championship. “He’ll be in the top five every week because he putts so well.”
The lanky Faxon, who won eight times on the PGA Tour and played on two Ryder Cup squads, led the main tour in putting average three times, including a single-season record average of only 1.704 putts per greens in regulation in 2000.
He carried his celebrated Scotty Cameron putter onto the Champions Tour schedule, but saw his skills on the green offset by erratic play off the tee box and on approaches. Before winning last week, he hadn’t finished higher than 16th in his previous five events.
On another note, John Markley has been using his Titleist Vokey wedge that was previously in Brad’s bag with great success. John says it hops twice, then bites to a stop.
Thanks to Nick Matook for donating the Faxon Wedge for our auction.

Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/sports/golf/article/Faxon-finds-home-on-Champions-Tour-2214263.php#ixzz1afSVKpJu