This site is dedicated to the memory of Dominick J. Rapone Sr. and
his two sons Dominick J. Rapone Jr.
and Henry A. Rapone... With their dream, they created the Hauppauge Country Club Golf Course on long
Island New York.
Dominick Rapone Jr. had approached his father with his dream of an 18-hole
golf course. In 1959, both father and sons had
corralled Louis Bright and purchased the 144 acre Zorn's Turkey Farm.
Dominick Rapone Jr. had promised his wife that in less
than a few years Hauppauge county club golf course would
be "on the map." His dream developed, landing a mark on
that map and the loyalty and hearts of new members. In
less than a year, by mid-1960, the Hauppauge country
club sat high on a hill overlooking the first 9 holes
with the pride of a promise fulfilled.
Other people who were there from the beginning were golf
pro Frank Sposato, Al Nocito, Big Joe, Mel Lumbra,
Phil Pine, Walter Beck, Joe Vallone, Moon and many many more. We will be updating
soon with more Long Island, NY History about the
Hauppauge Country Club Golf Course with pictures and
more information about this beautiful Golf Course that
time has forgot.
Hauppauge History includes Hauppauge Village Hall, Carvel Ice Cream, Hubie Burger
Hamburgers, Pal Pools, Hauppauge
Shopping Center, Hills Supermarket, Charles and Sons, Hauppauge Movie Theater, Robert Hall, Chicken Delight,
Buster Brown Shoes, House of Pets, Mid Island, Hauppauge High
School, Waldbaum's, Kenners Drugs, Barbato's Yellow Top
Farm Stand, Green Gates Park, Blydenburgh Park, Forest Brook Elementary School are just
some of the few place that were around The Hauppauge Country Club.
If you have information or a story you
would like to share
Shared Memory from Cliff Mulcahy.
I enjoyed reading your reminiscences on HCC. I was a
caddie there from 1973 through 1980 and enjoyed riding
my bike to the club each weekend morning and sitting
with the other caddies and swapping stories. Ralph, the
retired cop caddie master and starter was an imposing
figure at about 6'3" who would determine whether you
went home with a few dollars in your pocket for the day.
$6 bucks for one bag and $12 for a double. $20 was the
high end for a double loop with tip. The caddies were a
colorful bunch. Stretch, Doc, Billy White, John Romano
Greg Lavista and a few others were the senior guys. More
colorful than the caddies were some of the members,
especially the ones who played weekdays with a few body
guards. Don't recall their names but they tipped great.
I eventually graduated from the caddie yard and got to
work inside with Pat in the locker room and moved into
bussing tables and dishwashing at weddings. I believe
Frank and his brother Richie ran the catering end of
things. Great guys to work with and for.
Loved playing golf on the course as well. Frank
Sposato would look the other way
if the course was slow and let the caddies play for free
mid-week. I can still remember every fairway, green and
trap. Walking the course a few hundred times makes an
impression. It's been over twenty years since I played
it last. Sorry to see the course was carved up but I am
grateful for the memories and to the men who had the
dream of HCC all those years ago.