Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014
A familiar name is on top of the Northeastern New York PGA Player of the Year standings, and the way he is performing lately, he should once again be a huge favorite for the section’s biggest tournament of the year. Scott Berliner (2,366.50 points), assistant pro at McGregor Links Country Club, has a gigantic lead over runner-up Peter Gerard (1,383) of Mill Road Acres and Colonie Golf & Country Club assistant Kevin Cain (1,365.42) in the point standings.
Monday, Aug. 18, 2014
What a week for unbelievable golf shots at a pair of courses right down the road from each other.
Monday, Aug. 11, 2014
This is the 63rd year that The Daily Gazette has sponsored at least one men’s amateur golf tournament, and in all that time, no player has won four straight, in either the open or senior edition.
Monday, Aug. 4, 2014
Interest in the annual Capital Stroke Play golf tournament is so high this year that event organizers have decided to expand the field beyond the top 40 on the Capital Region Amateur Golf Association point list.
Monday, July 28, 2014
One of the friendliest yet most competitive female golfers in the Capital Region will be honored with a golf tournament in her name next month.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Dreams do come true on the Symetra Tour, the former Futures Tour that is billed as the official “Road to the LPGA.” But sometimes it takes a lot longer than one would think. A case in point is the unbelievable story of Mo Martin, a former Symetra Tour regular who won last week’s Ricoh British Women’s Open at the age of 31.
Monday, July 14, 2014
While on vacation last week, I finally got a chance to play a few rounds of golf, and I moved around the area a bit to spread the wealth — and some fat divots — to numerous local layouts.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
The future of golf depends on introducing young players to the game and developing their emerging talents. What better way to spark that interest and gauge their abilities than the national Drive, Chip and Putt competition?
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Bill Paulsen Jr. owns his own golf course, but he plays some of his best rounds away from home. The general manager/owner of Eagle Crest Golf Club won his sixth straight Saratoga County Amateur senior division crown last weekend with a 73 at The Edison Club to win by seven shots. The opening round, scheduled for his own course, was rained out.
Monday, June 16, 2014
One of the most successful charity golf tournaments in the Capital Region is going through a transition phase. The 24th annual ALS Memorial has raised an almost unbelievable $1,378,000 in net proceeds for the ALS Regional Center at St. Peter’s Hospital, including $127,000 last year, but co-chairman Scott Daly is concerned about what will happen after this year’s popular event is held June 25 at Van Patten Golf Course.
Sunday, June 8, 2014
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Sunday, June 1, 2014
While on vacation last week, I was extremely interested in the finale of GolfChannel’s “Big Break Florida” series, which had a local link. Jackie (Barenborg) Stoelting of Vero Beach, Fla., daughter of Niskayuna native Ed Barenborg, won the 21st edition of the reality series/golf skills competition by defeating Flamma Felitch of Oklahoma City, 4-and-3.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Unlike the club professionals she administrates for, Northeastern New York PGA executive director Tracie Warner was not a member of one of the largest sports organ-izations in the world. Until now. Warner recently was awarded an honorary membership into the NENYPGA in recognition of her longtime service, outstanding performance and dedication to the membership.
Sunday, May 11, 2014
The road to the 114th U.S. Open Championship at Pinehurst No. 2 — arguably the toughest test in all of golf — begins Wednesday with the local qualifier at Schuyler Meadows.
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Local club professionals seem to have the amateurs’ number lately, but the Capital Region Amateur Golf Association all-stars are primed for an upset when the 12th annual Gazette Cup is played Wednesday at Colonie Golf & Country Club.