History & Heritage Overview

Rick and Rene DeMane in their golf shop at 35 Chapel Street in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Rick and Rene DeMane in their golf shop at 35 Chapel Street in Greenwich, Connecticut.

DeMane Golf is a family business that was founded in Rye, New York in the late 1930’s. The family’s rich golfing history and heritage, however, dates back over 100 years to the turn of the 20th century. In 1958 the business relocated to where it is now, at 35 Chapel Street, Greenwich, Connecticut.

The business legacy is carried on by Rick and his wife, Rene (pronounced Ree’nee). Rick represents the third generation of the DeMane’s in the golf business. He was introduced to the game at his grandfather, Nick’s, golf driving range in Port Chester, along with his brother Bob.

Rick and Bob helped pick up golf balls at the range and they both worked in the old pro shop. Bob was instrumental in assisting with the design and manufacturing of some of the unique equipment used in the shop, and still continues to be involved in a variety of technical aspects of the business to this very day.

Rick met Rene attended college on the isle of Maui in Hawaii. They both later transferred to the University of Hawaii, Manoa, on Oahu, and were later married in a Park on Mount Tantalus, Honolulu, Hawaii.

After graduating from the University of Hawaii, on Oahu, Rick and Rene moved back to 35 Chapel Street in Greenwich, Connecticut, and eventually took over operating DeMane Golf.

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