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Warner earns honorary membership

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.

Open qualifier on Wednesday

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.

Gazette Cup set for Wednesday at Colonie G&CC

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.

Club pros return to Turning Stone

Monday, April 28, 2014
The marquee national event for club professionals returns to Turning Stone Resort in 2016.

Charity tournament will aid Oppedisano's cause

Sunday, April 20, 2014
But it’s not often that a club pro puts together a charity tournament that involves his own family and several others who face the same challenges.

VSI embracing Time-for-Nine theme

Friday, April 11, 2014
Time is of the essence.
We all know that the game we love has a few drawbacks, and one of the major ones is the time it takes to play 18 holes. Most of us just don’t have more than five hours to labor through a full round, especially if it’s a couple of times a week.

Spartans, Wellington family set for sectionals

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013
Dave Wellington believes in the family golf plan. In his dual role, the veteran Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School golf coach can keep an eye on all three of his sons and help them improve their games at the same time.

Down the Fairway: Welch can capture title, despite lack of victories

Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013
Despite a sub-par season by his own lofty standards, Jim Welch of Olde Kinderhook is about to wrap up his second Capital Region Amateur Golf Association point championship.

Down The Fairway: Connolly among favorites this week

Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013
For most 68-year-old golfers, their best years are well behind them. But Chuck Connolly still dreams of championships, and believe it or not, the Kingswood Links Golf Club member should be among the favorites to win the New York State Senior & Super Senior Amateur Championship Tuesday through Thursday at Normanside Country Club.

Down the Fairway: Great Danes new coach no stranger to the area

Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013
University at Albany continues to get more serious about its women’s golf program.
For the second year in a row, the school has turned to the Symetra Tour for a new coach.

Down the Fairway: Cornicelli is the man behind the numbers

Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013
Schenectady Bowling Assoc­iation Hall of Fame member Frank Cornicelli is best known for his administrative prowess around the lanes, but he’s equally adept tracking scores and handicaps on the links.

Down The Fairway: Kahler overcomes nervousness, course

Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013
Sue Kahler conquered both her nerves and the course en route to winning the biggest tournament of her career last week. The 55-year-old member of Ballston Spa Country Club, shot rounds of 76 and 80 for a two-day total of 10-over-par 156 to win the New York State Women’s Senior Amateur Golf Championship at Wayne Hills Country Club in Lyons.

Down the Fairway: Long to return for Senior County Am

Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013
Straight-talking Andy Long is a no-nonsense former military man and soccer coach.
He’s also a golf fanatic and the main force behind expanding the Gazette Senior County Amateur from one round to two more than 20 years ago.

Down the Fairway: Area's top amateurs can showcase skills this week

Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013
While the PGA Tour heads to Rochester’s Oak Hill Country Club for the final major of the season with the PGA Championship, it’s also crunch time on the local front.
Many of the area’s premier amateur golfers will be participating in a pair of major events this week, beginning Monday with the Edison Invitational and contin­uing Friday and Saturday with the Capital Region Amateur Stroke Play Championship.

Gazette CR N.I.E Junior event has banner field

Sunday, July 28, 2013
Aaron Simone of Pinehaven Country Club doesn’t know if he will be able to defend his overall boys’ title in Friday’s 16th annual Gazette Capital Region Newspaper in Education Junior Championship at Schenectady Municipal.

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