Nick Bova opened the National Car Rental Met Assistant Championship with an eye-popping 8-under 62, but the 28-year-old who’s on staff at Friar’s Head is being closely pursued. Greg Bisconti of St. Andrew’s was also making birdies aplenty Tuesday at Bethpage Red. He is just one shot back heading into… Read More →
FARMINGDALE — After he captured all three of the local majors last summer, Danny Balin had a number of peers offering to pay his Q-school entry fee. It was all tongue in cheek. There’s a very good chance a hat will actually be passed before this season ends if the… Read More →
FARMINGDALE — It’s no easy task, catching Danny Balin. And the job’s even more difficult when the Burning Tree assistant is in his element. The 31-year-old, who’s currently going back and forth between the lesson tee and the PGA Tour Latinoamerica, is in position to defend his New York State… Read More →
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By Josh Thomson TUXEDO PARK – A little swale stood between Rob Labritz’s golf ball and his eyeballs 187 yards away on the third tee box. The GlenArbor head pro and his playing partners had momentarily lost sight of it on the green. They just didn’t know if the swale… Read More →
By Mike Dougherty Charlie Robson walked the fairway at St. Andrew’s Golf Club with a purposeful stride, keeping one eye on the match playing out a few yards in the distance and one eye on a beat up Blackberry that was constantly buzzing. He was quick to strike up a… Read More →
By Mike Dougherty Making a hole-in-one to win a luxury automobile lease is the kind of experience a golfer happily recounts for a lifetime. It’s a rare and unforgettable moment. Mike Miller used that very experience Thursday as a jumping-off point — literally. The 21-year-old Brewster resident aced the 16th… Read More →
After he made a hole-in-one to win a two-year lease on a Lincoln MKZ on Thursday at Knollwood C.C., Mike Miller was thinking about PGA tour veteran Rich Beem, who jumped on a red Altima and posed following a hole-in-one at the Nissan Open. The plan came apart for Miller… Read More →
Pelham C.C. head pro Mike Diffley captured the MasterCard Met PGA Senior Match Play Championship by defeating Ron McDougal of Golf & Body NYC 3 and 2 at Round Hill Country Club in Greenwich. Long Island pros had won the last three titles. Diffley, who turns 54 in a week,… Read More →
MasterCard Met PGA Senior Match Play Championship At Round Hill Club, Greenwich, Conn. Quarterfinals Mike Caporale (North Hills) d. Michael Turnesa (Rockville Links) 5 and 4; Ron McDougal (Golf & Body NYC) d. Charlie Bolling (unaffiliated) 1-up; Mike Diffley (Pelham) d. Bobby Heins (Old Oaks) 21 holes; John DeForest (Rondout)… Read More →
MasterCard Met PGA Senior Match Play Championship At Round Hill Club, Greenwich, Conn. Monday Results Round 1 Rick Hartmann (Atlantic) d. Tom Joyce (Glen Oaks Club) 3 and 2; Mike Caporale (North Hills) C.C. d. Peter Procops (Lawrence G.C.) 3 and 2; Michael Turnesa (Rockville Links C.C.) d. Phil Rusnack… Read More →
By Mike Dougherty HASTINGS — There was no mistaking how meaningful this win was as Greg Bisconti wrestled a cranky putter down the stretch and held on long enough to capture the MasterCard Westchester PGA Championship. A difficult 1-up victory over Kyle Baehler came on home turf, St. Andrew’s Golf… Read More →
Greg Bisconti and Kyle Baehler discuss the championship match, a 1-up victory by Bisconti in front of members and staff of the home club, St. Andrew’s.
The reign of defending champion Kirk Satterfield came to an abrupt end when the Country Club of Purchase assistant lost in 19 holes to Pelham assistant Joseph DiDomenico. The second and third rounds will be played on Tuesday at St. Andrew’s. The quarterfinals and semifinals are Wednesday, and the championship… Read More →
By Mike Dougherty ELMSFORD – Long before he ranked among the world’s best golf instructors, Jim McLean sat in the audience during the annual Metropolitan PGA Education Form, taking mental notes. And it helped the master professional became a headliner. McLean was on stage for nearly two hours at the… Read More →
From the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association … Veteran broadcaster Ed Ingles, Metropolitan PGA Section Executive Director Charles Robson and Old Oaks Country Club will be honored at the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association’s 62nd National Awards Dinner on June 18, at the Westchester Marriott, Tarrytown, NY. Ingles, who served as Sports… Read More →