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Local golfers in contention for PGA Championship slot

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:55:21 -0400

The top 20 finishers qualify for the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in August and Polland isn’t the only Met Section pro in the mix.

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Trump's Ferry Point course to host Hanks Yanks Golf Classic

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:58:47 -0400

The funds raised will support Hank's Yanks, the youth baseball teams backed by Yankees general partner Hank Steinbrenner.

Val Skinner's LIFE Event raises $500K for cancer research

Thu, 4 Jun 2015 10:04:04 -0400

Skinner, a six-time LPGA winner and Golf Channel commentator, has raised over $10 million since she began the Foundation in 1999.

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Golf Course Review: Chambers Bay ready for U.S. Open

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 10:53:57 -0500

The Washington course will be the second of three straight non-traditional U.S. Open courses, between Pinehurst No. 2 and Erin Hills.

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Enter your kid in the Pee Wee Golf Swing contest

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 16:29:13 -0500

Think your kid’s got a swing like Tiger Woods? Better yet, Rory McIlroy?

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Play-by-play from Garfield HS's magical 1939 championship

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:40:35 -0500

Here is the play-by-play account of the game as it was read to the crowd at School No. 8 back in Garfield:

Ferry Point lands Breed Golf Academy

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:24:04 -0500

Breed, PGA National’s Teacher of the Year in 2012, opens his academy at the new club hard by the Whitestone Bridge.

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Tim Finchem "appreciates" fired Bishop's work for golf

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:09:12 -0400

Commissioner Finchem weighs in on Ted Bishop

Hard to play Tump Golf Links at Ferry Point without thinking of Joel Blumberg

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:24:58 -0400

Blumberg, the longtime voice of Manhattan College basketball, took his first steps at Ferry Point Park. Now, four years after his untimely death, the Donald Tump-financed course is open at the foot of the Whitestone Bridge.

Not wanting to caddy full time, Steve Williams parts ways with Adam Scott

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:09:32 -0400

Caddy Steve Williams is heading into semi-retirement and will be parting ways with Adam Scott, they both announced Wednesday.

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Ron Vannelli wins MGA Senior Masters

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:23:07 -0400

A year ago, Marty Winkelman, of Glen Head, edged Ron Vannelli by a shot at Apawamis. Monday, it was the Forsgate pro shooting a 1-over 71 to beat Winkelman by two.

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Ellen Port goes for three-peat at U.S. Women's Senior Am

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:38:30 -0400

Hollywood Golf Club in Deal will host the over-50 women Sept. 13-18. Port has six USGA championships to her credit and captained the victorious U.S. Curtis Cup team this summer.

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Cameron Young named to U.S. Junior Ryder Cup team

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:14:55 -0400

A talented group of 12 junior golfers representing eight states will travel to face their European counterparts in the 2014 Junior Ryder Cup, Sept. 22-23, at Blairgowrie Golf Club in Perthshire, Scotland.

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USGA kicks off Play 9 initiative at Neshanic Valley

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:33:18 -0400

In an effort to stem the game’s declining participation numbers, the USGA is encouraging nine hole rounds, especially when time is constrained.The program encourages golfers to fit a nine-hole round into their busy schedules, and rallies the golf industry to promote the game’s accessibility. It was introduced at the U.S. Open via a public service announcement by Rickie Fowler.

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Dawson Jones wins Met Junior

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:16:15 -0400

The 16-year-old from Howell, N.J., held off John VanDerLaan of Southbury, Ct.

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Blind border collie keeps things tidy at Scottish Open

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:21:28 -0400

Skye, a five-year-old border collie, is the constant companion of Royal Aberdeen head greenskeeper Robert Paterson. Sadly, they lost Brodie, a 15-year-old border collie, earlier this year.

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Brooklyn Open amateur champ McDonald-Smith wins MGA Public Links

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:58:35 -0400

McDonald-Smith, a senior at Penn State, tied the record for the largest margin of victory and his total of 138 (6-under) tied for the second lowest winning score in MGA Public Links history.

World's Largest Golf Outing to benefit Wounded Warrior Project

Tue, 8 Jul 2014 11:51:29 -0400

Run by Billy Casper Golf at its managed courses, last year’s the event included more than 10,000 golfers, including 70 wounded warriors, at 110 BCG courses in 28 states and raised $735,000 for WWP, topping the 2012 event that totaled 7,800 golfers and $400,000 to WWP.

Carbone, McDonald-Smith capture Brooklyn Open titles

Tue, 8 Jul 2014 11:39:04 -0400

Xander McDonald-Smith, of Rockaway Beach, added the title to a resume that includes this year’s New York City Amateur. The No. 1 player at Penn State, the 21-year-old edged Shuvam Bhaumik of Chelsea, Mass., by a shot, firing a one-over 73 in blustery conditions.

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Errie Ball, last surviving player from first-ever Masters, dead at 130

Wed, 2 Jul 2014 16:40:46 -0400

The Welshman was encouraged to move to the U.S. by Bobby Jones after they met at Hoylake, where the great amateur made the British Open part of his 1930 Grand Slam. Ball's 83 years as a PGA of America member is unsurpassed.