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Hauff services Wednesday in Beaver Creek

Cliff Thompson

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 3 at the Beaver Creek

Chapel at 4 p.m. for long-time local Brian Hauff.

Hauff, 54, died Saturday evening at home, after a year-long struggle


brain cancer. A reception for friends will follow at 5 p.m. at the

Homestead Court Club in Edwards.

Hauff was well-known in national and regional tennis circles, and

particularly at the Homestead Court Club where he was director of


“He was the heart and soul of that club,” said Steve Wickum, president


the Homestead Homeowner’s Association.

Many tenured locals remembers Hauff’s early days when he owned the Lord

Vail salon in Crossroads, and when he was the tennis pro at the Potato

Patch Club.

He later operated the new Homestead Court Club when it opened in the


-1980s and was able to attract top-notch tennis there.

“He established the Homestead as the center of tennis in the Vail


said doubles teammate and friend of Hauff’s, Stuart Green, who has known

Hauff since the late 1970s.

Green said Hauff had an organizational knack and was able to

arrange court times for friends and club members, and his phone calls

abut tennis times were often distilled to the essentials.

“He’d call me, something like, “Stuart? Brian. Noon,” and was able to

communicate so much with so few words. He was an organizer and just

enhanced the image of the club and the Vail Valley. We were darn good


Hauff is survived by his wife Jeannie; grown daughters Martha and


his father Jack Hauff of Golden and a sister, Kathleen Lawson also of


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