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Hogan

Hogan was famous for greeting members entering the pro shop, his rides around the course with Director of Operations, John Marino, and if not in view was very likely to have snuck his way into the men’s locker room for a treat. Rex Teaney fondly recalls Hogan as a puppy in hiding, as then new Head Pro John Marino did not feel he was supposed to have a dog on course, but at 8 weeks, Hogan could not be left alone all day. He made the office his clandestine daytime home for a few days, until John walked in on Rex, with the puppy in his arms. With a smile and sigh of relief, John was told that Hogan was officially welcomed. Hogan soon came to embody the home away from home feeling at Old Chatham and was every members’ dog.

When Hogan had to have a tumor removed in the summer of 2012, more members read and responded to emails than any other email ever sent. Despite his passing in summer 2013, his memory continues to be a fond part of the Old Chatham experience. Members commissioned a painting of Hogan in 2012 which now hangs in the entrance hall.

His grand nephew, Blue, joined the Club family in the winter of 2013 and expect to see him at the Club in 2014!