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Diaz handles pressure of being in contention

Scotia native Laura Diaz almost chose to walk away from golf to spend more time at home with her family. Now, she’s making the decision to juggle both jobs seem like a shrewd move.

Scotia native Diaz leads LPGA Marathon Classic

Scotia native Laura Diaz got off to a surprising start at the Marathon Classic. Diaz shot a nine-under 62 for a four-stroke lead in Thursday’s opening round.

COBLESKILL

Golf: Hearley chalks up first win

Normanside Country Club assistant pro Justin Hearley had to work overtime to earn his first local pro victory.

ENYGA morphed into tour for seniors

Older golfers still seek lower scores and bragging rights. Just ask the members of the Eastern New York Golf Association.

CLIFTON PARK

Golf: Boghosian-Singh pull off a big upset

Jay Singh and Adam Boghosian weren’t the biggest names in a strong field by any means, but they made some of the best shots when they had to.

BRUNSWICK

Horton wins Troy Invy crown

Matt Horton’s steady short game edged Dan Russo’s consistent long game to win the 71st Troy Invitational Sunday at the Country Club of Troy.

SCHENECTADY

Wet weather cuts County Am to 36 holes

Surprise, surprise. County golfers found no luck on Friday the 13th.

SCHENECTADY

Gazette Amateur: Chylinski looking forward to homecoming

As a former champion with a lifetime residents-only exemption, Ed Chylinski has been driving back to Schenectady to compete in the Gazette County Amateur Golf Championship ever since he left the area more than a decade ago. But this year is special.

Simone seeks Gazette County Am title

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Rough greens par for area

SCHENECTADY

Rough greens par for area

A nasty winter and miserable spring battered many area golf courses, some of which are only now beginning to recover.

VOORHEESVILLE

Welch wins third Match Play title

For Jim Welch, match-play competition isn’t much different than medal play, except for a few specific instances.

VOORHEESVILLE

Home-course advantage favors Mellet

Colonie Golf & Country Club head pro Frank Mellet has competed on the national stage numerous times as one of the premier club professionals in the Capital Region. But he still gets a kick out of squaring off right here at home against the local amateurs.

Back on course

SCHENECTADY

Back on course

Forget Mother Nature — Fred Mullins brought spring to Schenectady’s Municipal Golf Course Thursday morning.

Golf: Bigley cashing far from home

Bryan Bigley experienced plenty of culture shock, but he also rediscovered his scoring touch under pressure while competing on the Latin America PGA Tour for the last three weeks.

Golf Guide: At 56, Russo's at top of his game

Smooth-swinging Dan Russo still hits the ball a country mile off the tee, and he remains one of the premier scratch golfers in the Capital Region, despite competing against much younger players in nearly every event.

ALBANY

Golf Guide: Pepper making broadcasting history at Masters

Straight-talking Dottie Pepper is never afraid of monumental moments. Turn the spotlight on this former LPGA super star, and she constantly rises to the occasion.

Golf Guide: Mattson takes unique approach to teaching

Anders Mattson has his own way of teaching this challenging game of golf. His theory is that it’s more beneficial to adjust to his students’ strengths and weaknesses than showing them one standard method of swinging the club.

Golf Guide: EWGA focuses on participation, having fun

Seriously? Yes and no. The Executive Women’s Golf Association is serious about the game of golf, but having fun is the top priority.

Golf Guide: Pratico shooting for another double

Paul Pratico has been one of the most dominant golfers in Schenectady County for more than three decades, and he doesn’t appear to be slowing down now that he’s moved into the senior ranks.

Golf Guide: Flexibility, balance keys to a good golf swing

Golf is a game that requires flexibility, balance and strength in order to eventually place a small white ball into a slightly larger hole after whacking it several times from hundreds of yards away.

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