The Diamond Hawk golf course has had one owner in its fifteen-plus years of existence. In 2021, Sam Tadio sold his interests to a group headed by Don Papaj, a lifelong western New York resident. Papaj made two excellent decisions right off the bat: he kept his general manager and course superintendent in place. This continuity will help Diamond Hawk transition seamlessly, from one ownership team to the another. We had a chance to engage Mr. Papaj (pronounced PAP-idge) in a nine-question interview, and he was refreshing and forthcoming with his answers. Enjoy a quick nine with Don Papaj, on the future of the Diamond Hawk golf course, in Cheektowaga, NY.