Robert Bontempo

Springfield native and long-time Granby resident was the face of Orchards Golf Club in South Hadley, as head pro and from 1970-95; founded and coached (26 years) women’s golf program at Mount Holyoke College; first pro at Twin Hills CC, from 1965-69; operated golf range in Granby for eight years; Springfield Public Schools Hall of Fame member was high school state individual champion as senior at Classical in 1957; 1956 state Jaycee tournament winner; first junior to win The Republican City Championship; played three seasons at University of North Carolina; served in U.S. Army; 1983 Western Mass. Tee Party honoree and co-founder of Western Mass. Hall of Fame; son of the late Hall of Famer Henry Bontempo; married to wife Jane since 1977, with daughters Elizabeth and Sarah.