Southampton Member Out with Golf Novel

  • Book Signing at SRA on Friday, July 9
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Looking for a breezy summer read? Check out Too Much Loft, a self-published coming of age novel by long-time Southampton member Mike Stott. While the book is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Ingram, Bookbaby Bookshop ( and distributors worldwide, he will bring, and sign, his well-received novel to the Southampton clubhouse Friday, July 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Too Much Loft consists of three well-connected novellas that follow a young man’s journey as a caddie, grounds crew member and golf shop attendant at suburban Chicago country club in the early 1960’s. Book One, Mrs. Peck, chronicles college boy Looper Litton’s partnership with a 67-year-old matron as she competes in the D flight of a country club championship she captured forty years earlier.

Book Two, Mr. O, details Looper’s summer travails while working for a contentious greenskeeper. Still caddying, this time for an international exhibition of female golfers, he is never far from the country club intrigue that consumes his life. Book Three. In The Pro Shop, thanks to his understanding of human nature and popularity with the membership, Looper views country club politics on a heightened level while giving lessons to an attractive member’s daughter. 

Outside of Southampton Stott is most well known as a swim coach and prolific writer for Swimming World magazine. He wrote his first golf article in 1962 and his writings have since appeared in Golf Week, Virginia Golfer, Washington Golf Monthly, Superintendent News/TurfNet, among other golf-centric publications. His caddy credentials include carrying for state champions and competitors in USGA national championships.

Welcome to returning members, prospective members, and curious folks around Richmond!

Your SRA Board is working hard to plan our summer pool season! As the number of vaccinations increase and the Governor continues to loosen restrictions, we are VERY hopeful that our summer pool season will be much closer to “normal.” While we cannot guarantee what state guidelines will be in the summer, here is what we expect based on current trends:

  • We plan for the pool to be open on time this year – including our water slide!
  • We are in discussion with JRAC and other swim teams, but expect to offer a FULL season of swim meets, including Champs, for our SRA Swordfish!
  • We plan to again offer deck furniture for member use, although members are (as always) welcome to bring their own chairs as well.
  • We may have to limit capacity, but we expect capacity to be up in the ~200-250 people range, so we do NOT plan on using a reservation system. (No more Omnify!)
  • We may need to enforce social distancing between non-family members of some kind. Masks may still be required or encouraged when not in the pool or at your seating area.

Again, these guidelines are subject to change based on prevailing conditions and the Governor’s orders. Still, we are very hopeful that current trends will continue. We encourage members to join & renew today!

Welcome to SRA!

We’re sure you’ll see that we have something for just about everyone. From a very active pool program and swim team, an ever-growing tennis program and a one-of-a-kind ice rink, Southampton Recreation Association is the place to be!


Interested in joining us for 2021?

Southampton Recreation Association is a membership only facility, to learn about our amenities and the membership levels we offer, then contact us for tour or to sign-up! If you want to catch up on recent SRA news, check out our Winter Newsletter. 

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