For everyone who was fortunate enough to have known Richard Smith, you would all agree that Virginia Golf recently lost a true pioneer. I am proud to have known Richard for many years and his contribution to junior golf in the Commonwealth was nothing short of fantastic. Richard was a true professional and was tireless in his commitment and promotion of the VSGA junior golf program. Many of our best and brightest (both on the course and off) owe Richard and his efforts an enormous debt of gratitude. It was an honor knowing and working with you Richard – Rest In Peace!
I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.