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A look back at the top-10 golf stories

A look back at the top-10 golf stories

Autumn officially began this week, and that signals the final stretch of the golf season.

Gifford, Stoffer qualify for USGA 4-Ball Championship

Gifford, Stoffer qualify for USGA 4-Ball Championship

Both Jim Gifford and Chad Stoffer have been around the block a few times when it comes to stellar golf accomplishments.

Wentraub gets an albatross

Wentraub gets an albatross

Jay Wentraub didn’t believe his buddies when they told him the ball dropped into the cup.

Age isn't a factor for Russo

Age isn't a factor for Russo

Golf is a game for a lifetime. It’s one of the few sports where excellence can be maintained — even at its pinnacle — over several decades.

Ex-UAlbany SID DePasquale enjoying time at USGA

Ex-UAlbany SID DePasquale enjoying time at USGA

For 17 years, I knew Brian DePasquale as perhaps the hardest working college sports information director in a business full of talented workaholics.

Martin is the king of holes-in-one

Martin is the king of holes-in-one

Holes-in-one are every duffer’s dream shot.

Capital Region golfers hope to break NYS Men's Amateur Championship drought

Capital Region golfers hope to break NYS Men's Amateur Championship drought

It’s been 30 years since a Capital Region player won the New York State Men’s Amateur Golf Championship, and even some home cooking hasn’t helped reverse that trend in recent years.

Busy time for area golfers

Busy time for area golfers

As the 98th annual PGA Championship at Baltusrol enters its final round today in Springfield, N.J., to close out a hectic month of major championships, Capital Region golfers prepare for their own busy slate of major events.

Eagle Crest hosting 4 Ball Shoot-Out

Eagle Crest hosting 4 Ball Shoot-Out

If you are bored with the same old stroke play or match play golf events, how about something different?

New technology finds home on golf range

Scott Hoffman, owner of Northway Golf Center, knows his business must be constantly changing in order to keep a dwindling customer base happy.

Schenectady's Maurycy to be honored by NENYPGA

Schenectady's Maurycy to be honored by NENYPGA

Schenectady native John Maurycy won the Gazette County Amateur when he was just 16 years old, and that was only the beginning of a long and successful golf career that included stints as a well-known and respected club professional at two prestigious area courses.

Neet's health is getting better, so is his golf game

Neet's health is getting better, so is his golf game

As a club professional at Golf Galaxy of Albany, John Neet’s job is to help golfers enjoy their favorite game more by teaching them a better way to swing, chip, pitch and putt.

Symetra Tour gives glimpse of LPGA's future players

Symetra Tour gives glimpse of LPGA's future players

The next crop of super stars on the LPGA Tour is ready to move on up, and a preview of their talents is just a short drive away.

Jorgensen making smooth transition at Shaker Ridge

Jorgensen making smooth transition at Shaker Ridge

Mark Jorgensen knows he has some big shoes to fill, but he’s walking just fine.

Capital Region is rich with talented golfers

Capital Region is rich with talented golfers

Although we have a shorter season than some, the Capital Region is loaded with talented golfers, both amateur and professional.

Road to U.S. Open qualifying begins Monday

Road to U.S. Open qualifying begins Monday

If you are currently an amateur scratch golfer, the chances of ever competing in the Masters, the British Open or the PGA Championship are like me making a 50-foot putt: Slim and none.

Siena golf team got hot at perfect time

Siena golf team got hot at perfect time

An unlikely comeback extended the season for the Siena College men’s golf team and gave first-year head coach Steve Jensen quite a thrill.

Bigley is still chasing PGA Tour dream

Bigley is still chasing PGA Tour dream

Although the clock keeps ticking, Bryan Bigley refuses to give up on his dream of playing on the PGA Tour.

Oppedisano maintains tradition at Skidmore

For most club professionals, teaching the game is almost as fun as playing it.

Changes coming to Schenectady Municipal Golf Course

Expect some major changes both on and off the course at scenic Schenectady Municipal Golf Course this season.

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