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Battle lines drawn on Amsterdam golf course

Friday, Jan. 17, 2014
Amsterdam Mayor Ann Thane issued several vetoes this week, setting up a battle with the Common Council over management of the city’s golf course.

Stoelting caps memorable year with LPGA Tour card

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013
Jackie Stoelting, formerly Jackie Barenborg, played her best golf when she needed it the most during last week’s LPGA Qualifying School.
Now, the daughter of Niskayuna native Ed Barenborg is headed to the LPGA Tour.

Breen loses to his boss in NENYPGA Match Play final

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013
Colonie Golf & Country Club assistant pro Ian Breen pumped his fist after watching a 25-foot birdie putt roll in on the 18th hole at Mohawk Golf Club.
But the celebration wasn’t for him.

Winchester stays in the hunt in State Senior Amateur

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013
Few people have more course knowledge about Normanside Country Club than Earl Winchester, and he took full advantage in the second round of the 57th annual New York State Senior Amateur Championship Wednesday.

Furyk shoots 59 at BMW Championship

Friday, Sept. 13, 2013
Jim Furyk has become the sixth player in PGA Tour history to shoot a 59.

Golf: 'Dapper' Alex Sinclair remembered as great player

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013
Alex Sinclair was old school. He played that way, and he looked that way.
The consummate club professional died last week at age 93 in Crystal River, Fla. He was a lifetime member of the Northeastern New York PGA.
Golf: Pratico pulls off first-ever County Amateur sweep

Golf: Pratico pulls off first-ever County Amateur sweep

Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013
Paul Pratico is running out of room in his trophy case.
The steady former pro not only won his third consecutive Gazette Senior County Amateur Golf Championship Friday at Schenec­tady Municipal Golf Course, but he also became the first player to own both the open division and senior division County Amateur crowns in the same season.
Gazette Senior County Amateur: Pratico has lead, and a pack on his heels

Gazette Senior County Amateur: Pratico has lead, and a pack on his heels

Friday, Aug. 16, 2013
Now, the hard part begins.
A relatively easy first-round setup at Schenectady Municipal Golf Course produced a cutline that left nearly all 21 remaining players with at least an outside shot for the Gazette Senior County Amateur Golf Championship.

Golf: Russo fires a 70 to win Capital Region Stroke Play championship

Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013
For more than three decades, Dan Russo has built a reputation as perhaps the best pure ball-striker in the area.
Saturday, he relied on his often overlooked short game to add another trophy to his overflowing collection.

CRAGA Stroke Play: Haase beats rainy weather, registers a 68

Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013
On a day when almost everyone agreed that Wolferts Roost Country Club was there for the taking, only one player delivered.
Brandon Haase of Mohawk Golf Club rolled in four birdies and survived a three-hole stretch of poor weather to shoot a two-under-par 68 in the opening round of the Capital Region Amateur Golf Association Stroke Play Championship Friday afternoon.

Fox takes U.S. Open golf tournament from NBC

Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013
In a surprising announcement Wednesday evening, the U.S. Golf Association said it has signed a 12-year multimedia deal with Fox network and Fox Sports 1 to be the domestic broadcast partner for the U.S. Open and other USGA championships.

Edison Invitational: Barach makes most of his return

Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013
Since moving away from the area last October, Chris Barach has been working for the Golub Corporation in a Price Chopper store located in Worcester, Mass.
He says his golfing rounds are down to a couple per month because of work commitments.
Fonda fires a 71, wins Gazette's N.I.E. Junior Golf championship

Fonda fires a 71, wins Gazette's N.I.E. Junior Golf championship

Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013
Joshua Fonda stayed away from the big stick, and it helped him take the largest prize.

Golf: Madsen wins first NEWGA Championship

Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013
Jessica Madsen was almost too comfortable during the final round of the NEWGA Championship, and her nearest competitor might have been to blame.

Gazette Junior Golf: Short games put McCarthy, Daley at top of favorites' list

Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013
Bobby McCarthy and Brian Daley both get a big kick out of hitting their approach shots close to the pin. If they are successful in that endeavor during Friday’s Gazette Newspaper in Education Capital Region Junior Championship, one of them just might add his name to the permanent trophy.

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