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John Farley and Gregory Boff

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (June 26, 2008) - JThe Metropolitan Golf Association mourns the recent passing of two prominent members of the local golf community. Metropolitan PGA Tournament Director John Farley, 62, passed away at his home on Friday, June 20. Farley had been with the Met PGA since 1997 and in that time had organized and run the section’s tournament schedule. The Met Section’s schedule is one of the most ambitious in the country, with events that include the New York State Open and Met PGA Championship. While his job may have been to conduct first-rate championships, his colleagues and friends remember him more for his down-to-earth demeanor and the way he fostered close relationships with many of the area’s professionals. Always willing to lend a helping hand at the MGA’s and Met PGA’s “Golf Central” headquarters, John Farley will be missed by his friends, colleagues and the Met Area golfing community. Contributions in John’s memory may be made to The First Tee of Metropolitan New York care of the Met PGA or to a charity of your choice.

The MGA also wishes to note the loss of Dr. Todd F. Boff of West Orange, New Jersey, on June 24. A long-time member of Shackamaxon Golf and Country Club in Scotch Plains, N.J., Dr. Boff is best known among the Met Area golf community as the founder of the Gregory Boff Invitational at Shackamaxon, named in honor of his son, an outstanding amateur player who died in an automobile accident in 1989. Dr. Boff was a fixture on the local amateur golf circuit “recruiting” players for the Invitational, which he grew into one of the area’s top amateur events. Dr. Boff was also a generous supporter of the MGA’s charitable Foundation. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Gregory Boff Memorial Foundation, 29 Waldeck Court, West Orange, New Jersey 07052.

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