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Down The Fairway: Pratico puts game in tournament mode

Sunday, August 12, 2012
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Tournament golf is simply not the same as recreational golf.

It sounds like a simple statement, but the area’s top scratch players know there is a big difference in trying to hit a tee shot, approach shot, chip, pitch or putt when the tournament is on the line.

That’s why Paul Pratico makes it a point to start gearing up for his few major tournaments, which these days are strictly limited to the Gazette County Amateur, held in June, and the Gazette Senior

County Amateur, scheduled for Thursday and Friday at Schenec­tady Municipal Golf Course.


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