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Name: hugh arnold
City: savannah
State/Province: georgia
Country: usa
Sent: 05/15/2009 07:20:09 pm

What can you say you say about the Red-Man? A great golfer, a true character and an insitution at the Valley. I couldn't shoot a 64 at St Mt in a four man scramble with two mulligans each, but he did it by himself with old equipment.
I admire the fact that (like Bill Russell and Ben Hogan)Red pretty much quit playing when he was not at his very best.

Name: Richie Gillespie
City: Dallas, Ga.
Sent: 05/13/2009 09:41:31 am

I had the honor of meeting Red when I was 17 years old. I had never met a "living legend" before and Red certainly fit the bill. When I learned that he had shot 64 at Stone Mountain for the course record I was in disbelief. That is until I got to play with him! He had tremendous skill as a golfer and his presence will be missed at Mystery Valley. I count Mr. Dobbins as one of those people who truly lived up to his reputation. He was the real deal.
Name: Chris Roper
City: Loganville
State/Province: Georgia
Country: United States
Sent: 05/12/2009 11:37:58 am

I heard Red had passed away and deeply sorry I could not find out when and where the arrangements were made. I tried several places and people including the paper but never realized "The Valley" has its own webpage that would have informed me. I would have been honored to given my last respects to Red and his family. The days of golf played together along with all his stories and humor will always be missed. Red was a true man representing the game of golf for he never mind playing with anyone regardless of their handicap. I personally will miss him and glad to be able to say we were friends and shared countless rounds of golf together.


Chris Roper

Name: Dick Gillespie
Sent: 05/08/2009 10:33:53 am

Red was a genuine character and unique personality who absolutely loved the 'Valley' .[although frequently vowing never to return!!!!......He was always there the next day!!] ....His presence here was bigger than life and he will be sorely missed by all of his family of friends and fellow competitors all over the local golf community.........I only hope he got to read our latest newsletter noting his encounter w Allen Doyle in 1989 GSGA Publinx....3 years ago at the USGA Annual meeting held in Atlanta, Mr. Doyle,in attendance to accept his back to back US Senior Open victories asked me "Hows that redheaded guy from the Valley doing?
I know we will have a large gathering tomorrow...and I am certain that somewhere, somehow the "Redman" will be sitting in his EZ-Go watching us and wondering what all the fuss is about?

Name: Olen Arnold "Doug"
City: Tucker
State/Province: Ga
Country: USA
Sent: 05/06/2009 12:13:26 pm

I just got the word about Red and was quite shocked to hear that "Mr.Valley" had passed away - he was just a great guy who loved golf, loved the valley, and will certainly be missed by all!
I enjoyed several rounds with Red over the years and loved to hear his stories about his many rounds and tournaments!
He always loved to kid me about the day several years back when he gave me a "Par as a Partner" - shot 63 and beat me out of $14. He would tell it many times and I would laugh along with him with pleasure!
He was a great golfer and a great guy and we shall all miss him!
Thanks for all the memories Red! God Bless you!

Name: Craig Stevens
City: Alpharetta
State/Province: GA
Country: USA
Sent: 05/06/2009 09:18:40 am

I can see him now standing over a ten footer for birdie. Using the blade 8802-like putter he'd give a wristy pop with those enormous, freckeled wrists and then when the putt would take an unexpected turn away or catch some lip he would stand up straight and look at you and push his glasses back up his nose and give a choice four letter word of disbelief. Comical every time. Although he did not miss as often as he'd lead you to believe.
Name: Buddy Stacy
Sent: 05/06/2009 09:16:52 am

The memorial service for Red Dobbins will be Saturday 11:00 AM at Bill Head Funeral Home (see the address below).

For those who are interested, we will delay the start of the ?Oddball? until 1:00 PM. We have 7 tee times. If you plan on playing, please call Marty Wade ASAP @ 770-289-0857, so if we need to add tee times we can.

Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc.

Lilburn/Tucker Chapel
6101 Highway 29 ? Tucker, GA 30084
(770) 564-2726 ? Fax: (770) 564-2527 ? Email:

Name: Craig Stevens
Sent: 05/05/2009 10:30:24 am

A legend....

.......64 in the rain at Stone Mountain stands as course record to date with 2s on all four par threes........63 shared on the old Valley layout.......battled with Allen Doyle and others for years.......

the red faced gentleman in the Little Debbie van will be missed.

Name: Buddy Stacy
Sent: 05/05/2009 09:57:40 am

We were sadly informed yesterday that Red Dobbins passed away. Please keep Red?s family in your prayers. As of 8:00 AM on Tuesday. There are no arrangements posted yet. Please check or the Gwinnett Daily Post for the arrangements. Red was a wonderful character, he will be missed.