Bob Labbance

Bob at Ekwanok in May of 2004.

Bob at Ekwanok in May of 2004.

Bob photographing re-discovered historic documents at The Course at Yale in 2004.

Bob photographing re-discovered historic documents at The Course at Yale in 2004.

On June 8, 2010. The New York Metropolitan Area Golf Writers Association posthumously presented the 2010 Linc Werden Award for Golf Journalism to Bob Labbance . His wife Kathie Hickman accepted the award.

Obituary from the August 30, 2008 edition of The Barre Montpelier Times Argus, written by his wife Kathie Hickman.

ALS, the Disease – This link is provided for visitors to better understand the disease which took Bob from us. Please visit the site and contribute if you can to these wonderful communities helping to change people’s lives.

A Tribute to Bob written by Kevin Mendik for the USGA, where Bob was a member of the USGA Museum & Library Committee

A Tribute to Bob’s life and work which appeared in several New England Golf Magazines in 2008. Written by his long time friend and fellow golf writer David Cornwell.

A Tribute to Bob Labbance which appeared in the New York Post. Written by Ralph Wimbish, friend and fellow golf writer.

A Tribute to Bob Labbance (see bottom paragraph) written by Jim McCabe, formerly of the Boston Globe. More Globe links on Bob and the book can be found here.

Click here for GolfWeek’s June 16, 2008 tribute to Bob’s career.

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Norwood Hills MO May '07Oakmont PA May 07Pontoosuc Lake MA October 05Prouts Neck ME June 04Sebonack NY June 07Seven Canyons AZ March 06Wildwood NJ July 07The Course At Yale CT May 04Albuquerque Country Club NM March 06Bob with Pat Kennedy VT June 06CC Pittsfield MA August 04Ekwanok VT May 04aEkwanok VT May 04bGCS VT June 06MA Golf House 1 May 2008 L to R KRM, Geoff Cornish, Bob Labbance & Phil WoganMontpelier Elks VT June 06Marlboro Country Club MA July 05