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Home-course advantage favors Mellet

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
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

Back on course

Friday, April 18, 2014
Forget Mother Nature — Fred Mullins brought spring to Schenectady’s Municipal Golf Course Thursday morning.

Golf: Bigley cashing far from home

Saturday, April 12, 2014
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

Friday, April 11, 2014
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.

Golf Guide: Pepper making broadcasting history at Masters

Friday, April 11, 2014
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

Friday, April 11, 2014
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

Friday, April 11, 2014
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

Friday, April 11, 2014
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

Friday, April 11, 2014
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.

Golf Guide: Fox proves he can play with the big boys

Friday, April 11, 2014
One of the most accomplished scholastic golfers in Section II history is making a seamless transition to the college game.
No surprise here. This kid can play with the big boys.

Golf Guide: Cobleskill G&CC still going strong

Friday, April 11, 2014
For more than eight decades, duffers and skilled golfers alike have left their marks on this course.
These fairways and greens would not have been around that long, though, if the course had not left its mark on the players.

Golf Guide: New equipment can improve your game

Friday, April 11, 2014
In the market for some new golf equipment?
Want to hit the ball longer and straighter off the tee, more accurately with your irons and then chip it close if you happen to miss a green or two?
And of course, once you’re on the green, don’t you want to make every reasonable putt and avoid those ugly three-putts?

Golf Guide: At Airway Meadows, planes have the right of way

Friday, April 11, 2014
Flying golf balls take on a new meaning at Airway Meadows, which includes a public airport on its 177 acres of land.

Golf Guide: Saint Rose facing a new challenge

Friday, April 11, 2014
Late to the party is still at the party.
The College of Saint Rose announced this spring it will start a women’s golf program for the 2014-15 academic year. Of course, recruiting for that first season will be difficult, as golfers in the high school Class of 2014 have pretty much already made their decisions on which college to attend.

Golf Guide: Keeping Stadium buzzing is a family affair

Friday, April 11, 2014
Family owned and operated, Stadium Golf Course is usually the first local facility to open and the last one to close.

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