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Golfers ready, but courses aren't

CAPITAL REGION

Golfers ready, but courses aren't

Val Emerle answered the telephone inside Schenectady’s Stadium Golf Club.

Golf: 'Big Break' gave Stoelting a big challenge

Talk to professional golfers at various levels, and they will tell you that the most pressure they ever felt — when their tongues went dry and their hands began to shake — was either during a major tournament or in qualifying for their respective tours.

AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam council overrides Thane’s golf veto

Amsterdam’s Common Council on Tuesday shot down Mayor Ann Thane’s plans to bring new management to the city’s Municipal Golf Course, voting instead to override her veto and retain longtime golf pro Joseph Merendo and concessionaire Laura Elmendorf.

AMSTERDAM

Battle lines drawn on Amsterdam golf course

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

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.

NISKAYUNA

Breen loses to his boss in NENYPGA Match Play final

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.

DELMAR

Winchester stays in the hunt in State Senior Amateur

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.

LAKE FOREST, Ill.

Furyk shoots 59 at BMW Championship

Jim Furyk has become the sixth player in PGA Tour history to shoot a 59.

Golf: 'Dapper' Alex Sinclair remembered as great player

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

SCHENECTADY

Golf: Pratico pulls off first-ever County Amateur sweep

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

SCHENECTADY

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

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.

ALBANY

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

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.

ALBANY

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

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.

PITTSFORD

Fox takes U.S. Open golf tournament from NBC

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.

REXFORD

Edison Invitational: Barach makes most of his return

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

SCHENECTADY

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

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

VOORHEESVILLE

Golf: Madsen wins first NEWGA Championship

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

SCHENECTADY

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

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.

VOORHEESVILLE

Long-hitting Madsen leads NEWGA Championship by two

Two of the most useful weapons in golf are home-course knowledge and length off the tee. Jessica Madsen took full advantage of both to shoot a four-over-par 77 and grab the first-round lead in the annual Northeastern Women’s Golf Association Champ­ionship Tuesday at Colonie Golf & Country Club.

Golf: State Amateur title eludes Fox

LOUDONVILLE

Golf: State Amateur title eludes Fox

Armed with a torrid putter and a sharp short game, Matt Stasiak stole the 91st New York State Amateur Golf Championship from Victor Fox.

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