Tony Griffi of Sawmill Creek Golf Resort and Spa ripped off my group for an event that he was supposed to host for us. After giving him a LOT of cash for our large function, he did not hold up his end of the deal and pocketed my money. I saw that someone else had problems with Tony Griffi as well and I wanted to share my story. This happened to me summer of 2012.
My group showed up to Sawmill Creek Golf Resort & Spa on the correct date and time and Tony had another function already in progress. He claimed not to know us, yet I could see a letter that I sent to him posted to his bulletin board and both my wife and I recalled speaking to him personally just a few months prior. He kept playing dumb so I had to sue him for my money. Which I got, as well as court costs.
Upon doing some further research about Tony Griffi online, I discovered that he was fired from Sutton Creek Golf and Country Club previously for similar shady business. This man must be in court a lot as the poster before me also took him to court. Clearly this man is a fraud. As well, when we met the first time, he looked to be under the influence of something. I thought he was drunk but then I could smell marijuana. My brother who is a police officer and who was with us at the time also suspected that he was high.
I really should've seen the red flags but he seemed legitimate due to the fact that he is part of the Links of Kent (C.P.G.A. Head Golf Professional) and a PGA Ontario professional. I will be MUCH more careful when choosing a golf venue in the future.