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Take I ’ m F me ! re e ( : -) Vol. 4, No.2

Summer 2019

Petrin takes ASHE

Sisson goes wire-towire winning AIM

Jeremy Sisson (c.) with his parents Barry & Pamela

Nineteen-year-old Jeremy Sisson (Skaneateles Country Club), played beyond his years en route to winning the 63rd annual Apogee Investment Management Championship. Sisson led from start to finish and won the event by nine strokes. 2018 Syracuse District Golf Amateur champion Dylan Plis and five-time AIM champion Luke Hobika finished tied for second at 4-over 288. Sisson finished the tournament at 5-under 279 becoming the second player in AIM history to record a four-round score of under 280. (Dr. Alan Foster owns the all-time record with 6-under-par 279 in 1986). MORE PAGE 14

Lakeshore 1860’s Jonny Petrin (l.) is congratulated by Aaron Macchia (r.) after winning the 2019 Gerry Ashe Memorial. Petrin fired a second round three under par 68 that included 4 birdies and just 1 bogey in very breezy conditions. Jonny’s two round total of 145 was three strokes better than Jeremy Sisson of Skaneateles CC. The event was hosted by Yahnundasis. MORE PAGE 4

It’s Europe vs. U.S at the Solheim

The Solheim Cup at Gleneagles, Scotland, is the place to be on Sept. 9-15.. If you can’t make the trip across the pond, be sure to tune in and watch the U.S. ladies battle it out with Europe. U.S. currently holds a 10-5 advantage and team Capt. Juli Inister is determined to make it 11-5.

Featured Golf Destinations

Brunswick Islands, NC

Perfect getaways for groups seeking Myrtle Beach weather and courses without the glitz. (See page 14)

Junior District Champion Ty Jones (See page 2)


OGCC Jr. Winners Jonny Gruninger & Jayde Ford

Eighty four high school contestants from across the state competed in the Ninth Annual OGCC JUNIOR Invitational Tournament, one of the top Junior tournaments in the state. MORE PAGE 9

Travelling abroad +

“Bud” Garmany offers unique “Golf Experiences” to top courses all over the world (See page 15)

Health & Fitness 2 • Alarming Tax Proposal 3 • Tournaments 3/4 Ladies Golf 6/7 • Juniors 8/9 • Industry News 11 • Travel 12/13 Caught on Camera 14 • On Course Living 15 • Aces 16/18 • Map 19

Summer 2019

Golf, Travel & Fun

It’s that time of year again. Finally the roughs are at a reasonable height, the fairways are for the most part dried out and the golf bug has nailed us. Actually we are wondering what happened to July. Suddenly so many tournaments have already been played with the winners’ names engraved on the trophies. In this issue of CNY Golfer, we continue to bring you these winners as well as news and photos of other golfers in the region. This spring I visited several places where the golf was worth the trip and the extras like the food, places we stayed and the interesting local attractions added up to a great golf vacation. I found the Brunswick Islands on North Carolina’s northern shore an excellent choice for golfing groups at prices that were amazingly reasonable. I also visited New Seabury in Cape Cod where one of the courses ran along the sea and on a windy day (like when we played) you could lose your hat. And I met with Bud Garmany who can set up golfing trips in exceptional places around the world. For those interested in a second home with designer golf and good living, I checked out Quechee Lakes in Vermont. Beautiful spot. You should find the article about staying hydrated by Dr. Holly Noun a must read. A couple of years ago I was playing golf out west at a lovely resort in the California desert. As I was used to playing in more humid environments like we have in Central New York, I did not drink much water. Later I found I was quite dizzy and unsteady. A quick check with the resort doctor confirmed I was dehydrated and close to a heat stroke. After consuming a great deal of water, I recovered but was left with a good lesson. When you play golf on a hot day drink plenty of fluids and not necessarily beer (sorry) as that can be dehydrating. On the more serious side, CNY Golfer is bringing to your attention, a proposed tax bill that could have a chilling effect on our golf industy in the state. On page 16 & 18 we have listed area holes-in-one as well as noted who has shot their age. Please continue to send in your special triumphs and keep the photos (with captions please) coming. Smooth swinging, Katharine Dyson & Perry Noun Co-publishers Co-Publishers Katharine Dyson & Perry Noun Sr. Editor: Katharine Dyson Sales: Perry Noun (315-374-1889) Dave Honeywell (802-583-4653) Contributing writer: Anne Miller Field Editor & Photos: Fran Piraino Health Editor: Dr. Holly Noun Historian: Ron Mack Rules Editor: Tom Gorman Business Manager: John Dyson Copy Editor: Holly Delavan Design: Katharine Dyson Editorial: 203-788-3521 Email:; Website: Logo:

It’s Summer! Drink up! By Dr. Holly Noun Now that the weather has caught up to summer, one of the most important changes to make to your golf preparation is hydration. Exercise Scientists and other health professionals are learning more and more about what hydration means and what form it should take. The old adage “drink eight cups a day” is, not surprisingly, outdated. In a paper for the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Spero Tsindos, identified its origin in the 19th century. The Institute of Medicine’s most recent recommendations for daily water intake are 10.5 glasses/day for men and nine glasses/day for women. But, it is just not that easy. We get 20% of our water from the food we eat (in a balanced diet, based on USDA guidelines), and the other 80% from the beverages we drink. A good eating day with lots of fruits and veggies may require less water intake. A day on the course, which often includes salty snacks, will probably require more water intake. The American College of Sports Medicine identified other factors that should influence our water intake. Variables such as sweat rate, environmental temperature, intensity and duration of physical activity, and age should all be considered when you are planning what to bring to drink at the course. If any of these variables increase – increase your consumption of water. The opposite is also important; if any of these variables decrease, decrease your consumption. This is important because both hypohydration (not enough water in the body) and hyperhydration (too much water in the body) are detrimental to optimal performance and to health. Too little water causes reduced brain function, strain on the heart, and inefficient muscle contractions. Too much water causes a condition known as hyponatremia, which is a lack of electrolyte balance and can inhibit body functions and even cause death. To know if you are appropriately hydrated, look at your urine (of course you can . . . you look at your dog’s poop, don’t you?). It should be pale yellow; anything darker and you need more fluid. If your urine remains dark, after an increase in fluid intake see your doctor to check kidney function. If you are not urinating, you will notice other signs of dehydration like confusion, fatigue, headache, and heart palpitations. These are serious and you need to get water immediately. As a golfer, and an athlete, you need to be aware of your hydration status and consider the variables that influence the amount of water you need for performance and for health. Invest as much, if not more, in caring for your body as you do for your clubs. What’s in that big plastic bag with ice on YOUR cart?

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Caleb Decker wins the Sub Junior District Amateur.

Ty Jones from Skaneateles CC wins the Junior division of the District Amateur over Adam Butch.

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Summer 2019

SDGA Senior Stroke Play winners

The 2019 SDGA Senior & Super Senior Stroke Play Championship, hosted by Cazenovia Country Club, produced two champions. Randy Young (Bellevue CC, left) won the Super Senior Division and Tim Scheemaker (Beaver Meadows GC, right) won the Senior Division.

The team of Todd Dischinger and Don Christensen captured top honors in the CNYSG Best Ball held at Lakeshore 1860 in June. M. & T. Scheemaker won the 2nd Flight and H. Furst and T. Marris took the 3rd Flight.

It was a cold and windy day at Cazenovia Country Club until the sunshine broke through as our final groups finished their second round this past June. The Senior Division came down to the wire as there was a two-way tie at 75 after the first day between Michael Naton (Tuscarora GC) and eventual winner Tim Scheemaker (Beaver Meadows GC). Tim used his solid short game to capitalize on a couple of key scrambles coming down the stretch. He was able to hold off Naton for a 2-stroke victory, after posting a second-round score of 78 for a two-day total of 153. According to Tim, this is his first individual title in competitive golf. Super Senior Division winner, Randy Young, coasted to victory with spectacular rounds of 75 and 73 besting the field by a whopping 12 strokes.

Chilling thought: Proposed tax bill could put many golf courses out of business

Our state is looking to change the tax law, a move that could force about one third of private clubs to close within five years says Charles Dorn, president of the NYS Club Association. If adopted into law, municipalities would be able to assess the value of golf courses, both private and public, based on their "highest and best use" rather than their current use. Such an assessment could take into account the residential development value of the property, the amenities of a golf course, and the revenue it brings in. Estimates are this tax could adversely impact 250 private clubs and 500 public and semi-public courses across the state. Taxes could quadruple and there could be situations where taxes would increase tenfold. Local governments could face deciding whether to raise the taxes on courses and risk them closing while private clubs would be forced to adapt to a new economic reality as members leave. Rochester District Golf Association executive director Tim Vangellow has been urging state representatives to reject the bill. “In our district there are 66 golf courses and 13,000 golfers who play here,” he said. “This would have a devastating impact on golf courses in this area, causing many to close. We have a 50-50 split between public and private and all golf courses in our area struggle because it’s a very short season. Even at the busy courses in our area, it’s difficult to make a living.” Chuck Hart, president of Lake Shore Country Club in Rochester, said more than 50,000 rounds were played there last year. Lake Shore currently pays over $110,000 in property taxes a year, Hart said. But some estimates, he said, would put the course's new tax bill at over $1 million if the bill passes, a price that could be too high to stay in business. Ten years ago with 818 courses, 38 golf resorts and nine annual championship golf events in the “Empire State,” the total economic impact of these golf-related activities contributed approximately $2.9 billion to the state’s economy. All that could change. It’s time to contact your state representatives: New York Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, D-Ossining, is the author of the legislation, Assembly bill A6444. Sen. David Carlucci, D-Rockland/Westchester, is the key sponsor of the state Senate version, S4420. Also check this site:

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Summer 2019

Gerry Ashe Memorial

Dave Hanson, 2013 and 2018 Ashe champion, teeing off first hole in the final round of the tournament. Hanson is a long-time member of Beaver Meadows.

SDGA 36 hole Best Ball at Kaluhyat

The SDGA 36-Hole best Ball was played at Kaluhyat Golf Course at Turning Stone. Winners were Chad Holbert (Oswego CC and Beaver Meadows GC) and Chris Quilty (Tuscarora GC) in a playoff over Matt Clark (Cazenovia CC) and Dan Gaulin (Cazenovia CC). Chris is a member at Tuscarora GC; Chad is a member at Oswego CC and Beaver Meadows and Dan and Matt are members at Cazenovia CC.

Lining up putts at the Ashe: Joel Jakubowicz (top) and David Cappadonia (bottom) get ready to putt on the 18th green.

Vandenberg wins Oswego Invitational

The winning team of Chris Quilty and Chad Holbert pose with their trophies.

Kevin Vandenberg (above right) won the Oswego Invitational Championship this past June. Runner up was Brandon Grzywacz (left) from the Rochester District.

Sodus Bay Two Man Invitational Flight Champions Chris Quilty reaches out to shake hands with Matt Clark as Chad Holbert (l.) and Dan Gauilin (r.) look on.


1st Flight: Bob Charno & Dan Hodak 2nd Flight: Jim Dettman & Jay Rode 3rd Flight: Chuck Bacon & Dean Rice

Held at the Sodus BayHeight Golf Course

Summer 2019

Kristen’s Kitchen at Battle Island... a “Dream come True”

By Perry Noun

In 2007, Kristen Aluzzi successfully out-bid several other aspiring entrepreneurs to become the “Concessionaire” for the Battle Island Golf Course on Rt.48 in Fulton, NY. becoming the only female in New York State to lease both the golf course and restuarant operations...a distinction that I believe is worthy of significant praise from her family, friends, customers and all golfers in CNY. Twelve years ago James Aluzzi, a successful businessman for many years and Kristen’s father decided that serving fresh, homemade made, great quality food to the general public and golfers would be their, “Dream Come True.” It happened and the rest is history. Today they have a full service bar, dining area, beverage cart and a snack shed on the golf course. They also cater events both on and off the

premises. Kristen says her priority is to have everyone enjoy the experience of having “fun” when they visit and then select a menu item from their wide variety of cuisine including....Italian, Southern BBQ and Kristen’s Creations. But Kristen is not only known for her creative delicious food at Battle Island, she has placed first at the Oswego Wing Fest for her signature Jumbo Wings and won the Oswego Golden Pumpkin award in the Savory Division. Interested in a few recipes? No problem. Go to for her; Hot, Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip, Kristen’s Mac & Cheese and slow cooked Pulled Pork. Battle Island is known for its “Golf Trifecta”...playing a round of golf, having a great time in the clubhouse and enjoying some delicious food from Kristen’s that’s what I call “Picking a Winner”. And the entire “Trifecta” is at the right price. Oh, did you know that Battle Island was designed on land formerly owned by F.A. Emerick, around 1936 and remodelled by Robert Trent Jones Sr. who was one of the most famous golf course architects in the world at that time? He also designed Green Lakes and Radisson Greens. Although Mr. Jones layed out Battle Island at just under 6,000 yards, the course is unique in that there are three par3’s and 3 par 5’s. A player-friendly course for higher handicappers, advanced golfers will tell you if you’re playing from the back tees, you’ll get all the challenge you can handle. Call the Pro-Shop (315-593-3408) the next time you have some time to play a few holes. Call Kristen’s Kitchen (315-402-2694) the next time you want to have an event catered or have a party in the clubhouse. Don’t be surprised to see yours truly there enjoying some Sausage Kale with White Bean soup (my favorite) and the Broiled Haddock with Broccoli Salad (absolutely delicious).

From Kristen’s Kitchen (l. to r.): Charlie Aluzzi (the lab), Jami Keding, Madison Jackson, Kristen Aluzzi, Stacie Lamont & Carol Orkis.

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Bellevue hosts The League of the Iroquois Bellevue Country Club hosted the 107th Anniversary of the Oldest Continuously Played Amateur Match Play Golf League in the World: The League of the Iroquois. More than100 players from Wanakah CC, Yannandasis CC, Oakhill CC and Bellevue CC competed.

It was on the shores of Onondaga Lake, 3.6 miles North of Bellevue CC, that The League of the Iroquois was formed as "League of Peace and Power" in 1550 among the 5-Nations; Oneida's Onondagas, Mohawks, Cayugas and Senecas with the Tuscarora Tribe joining later in the 1700's. This June, players from the Country Clubs mentioned descended on the sacred grounds of the Onondaga Nation where a historical marker pays Special Tribute to the Onondaga Nation and all indigenous People....looking south behind the 9th green of 's Donald Ross's masterpiece, Bellevue CC. The traditional open Keg and Flag Raising Ceremony with bagpipers officially opened the annual meeting and tournament the evening of the 12th. (Ken Bodley)


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Syracuse Women’s District Golf Tournament results

Abbie Harper Bigelow and Debbie Austin Tournament (“Abbie-Debbie”): Day one, the net tournament was played at Kanon Valley; Day two, the gross tournament was played at the Cavalry Club. Mimi LaBoda Stuber l. (Beaver Meadows) was low net winner and Carina Watkins r. (Beaver Meadows) was the low gross winner.

Ida Pirro Two Ball Tournament: Ida Pirro's daughter (on right) presented plaques to Teresa Cleland, l. (Bellevue CC) and Sue Sims r. (Skaneateles CC) who were the winners of the Gross Division. Day one was played at Cazenovia CC and day two at Lakeshore 1860.

Ida Pirro Two Ball Tournament: Ida Pirro's daughter, Rockette Brunetti (center) presented the trophies to net winners, Muffy , l. Hansen (Cazenovia GC) and Anne Miller r. (Cavalry Club).

Virginia Allen Senior Tournament winners

(l. to r.) Low Gross Winner, Pat Schaefer; Ginnie’s daughter, Ginnie Russo; granddaughter, Mary Klebery; great granddaughter, Elena Klebery.

(l. to r.) Super Senior Low Gross Winner, Michelle Marquis with Ginnie Russo.

(l. to r.) Super Senior Low Winner, Carol Archer; Ginnie Russo; Mary Klebery; and Elena Klebery.

(l. to r.) Senior 1st low net Anne Miller & Ginnie Russo.

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Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk debuted in theaters June 7. The film is The most thorough feature-length film documentary ever developed on golf’s historic caddie profession. Take a look.


Summer 2019

Crouse Spirit of Women Outing

Cavalry Club women get into the spirit at the outing. In photo from left: Jennine Lombardi, Elaine Sall, Donna Rapp, Lisa Bethmann, Donna Kelly, Cheri Schiccitano, Maria Giamartino, JudyPasquale, Debbie Rosenbaum, Anne Miller, Sandy Kinsella. (C2019RonTrincaPhotography)

The 2nd annual Crouse Spirit of Women Outing, held in June at Lakeshore 1860 (Lake Shore Yacht & Country Club), was sold-out with 78 participating golfers. Proceeds support the work of Crouse Health's Baker Regional NeonatalIntensive Care Unit, where the region's highest risk premature and critically ill infants - our "Little

Fighters" - receive care from a dedicated team of neonatologists, pediatric specialists and nurses. Plans are moving forward for the first major upgrade in nearly 20 years of Baker Regional NICU, which will provide more comfort and convenience for families and the very latest in lifesaving medical equipment for newborns.

Although the 9-hole tournament was cancelled due to heavy rain that prevented play on the Lakeshore course, fun was still had with a putting contest on the practice putting green and long drive and closest to the pin contests at Lakeshore's two new Top Golf Swing Suites located on the upper level of Lakeshore's clubhouse.

"Golf is the closest game

Area golfers win State Women’s Four-Ball

Lauren Cupp (Yahnundasis Golf Club) and Pennie Carlo (Crestwood Golf Club) finished three strokes ahead of the field to capture the second annual New York State Women’s Amateur Four-Ball title June 23 at Ravenwood Golf Club in Victor.The duo carded a one-under 71 to secure the title. This win marks the first NYSGA title for Carlo and second for Cupp, who won the Women’s Mid-Amateur at Schuyler Meadows Club in 2017. In the Senior division, Teresa Cleland (Bellevue Country Club)and Carina Watkins (Beaver Meadows Golf Club) collaborated for their second straight State Senior Women’s Four-Ball title. The teammates finished at 2under 70, just a stroke ahead of Joy Florczak and Maggie Kril (Durand Eastman Golf Club). Cleland’s and Watkin’s victory marks a combined eight state amateur golf

The evening concluded with a Spirit of Women reception and a special program featuring NICU parent, Lori Gardner, who shared the touching story of her preemie twins.

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LIFE. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get breaks from bad shots -

Four-Ball: This year’s winners of the State Women’s Amateur Four-Ball were (left to right): Senior Division: Carina Watkins (Beaver Meadows) and Teresa Cleland (Bellevue Country Club); Open Division: Pennie Carlo (Crestwood Golf Club) and Lauren Cupp (Yahnundasis Golf Club).

titles between the two. Cleland is a three-time Women’s Mid-Amateur Champion (2011-13) and a twotime Women’s Senior Champion (2009, 2010). Watkins won the 2011 Women’s Senior Championship at Clifton Springs Country Club

but you have to play the ball where it lies." - Bobby Jones

2019 SWDGA Calendar

7/26: Onondaga Golf & Country Club-Founders 7/3: Drumlins East Country Club-Sweeps 8/6-8/8: Cortland Country Club-SWDGA Championship 8/16: Yahnundasis Golf Club-Team Play 8/28: Cazenovia Golf Club-Sweeps 9/4: Owasco Golf & Tennis-Sweeps 9/11: Bellevue Country Club-Closing 9/18: Cortland Country Club-BOG/Tournament Chair


Summer 2019

Turning Stone a sure bet for golfers looking for a great experience on and off the course Central New York golfers are a lucky bunch, given their easy access to one of the finest golf destinations in the country. Just 30 miles east of Syracuse, the award-winning Turning Stone offers the perfect day trip for both casual and seasoned players. This 3,400-acre resort sees more than 4.5 million visitors each year and boasts a robust golf program that includes three championshiplevel 18-hole courses. Turning Stone makes it easy for players to get on the green, with a number of custom packages to choose from. The 2019 Multi-Play Pass invites golfers to enjoy two of its top courses at a great rate, with 10 prepaid rounds on the acclaimed Kaluhyat and/or Shenendoah courses. Three premier courses With its openness and exciting green complexes that demand respect, Atunyote doesn’t favor one type of player over another. A Tom Fazio design, it caters to very different styles of play, as seen when both Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar won during the PGA TOUR’s Turning Stone Resort Championship, which shows that any style of play can be successful. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., Kaluhyat (Oneida word for “the other side of the sky”) is a traditional shot makers’ course that rewards accuracy and strategy more so than length; it’s not a golf course that can be overpowered. Finding the fairway is key off of each tee box, with par being a good score on some holes. Shenendoah offers guests a truly unique round of golf in a gorgeous natural setting. The course was designed to elevate the overall

golf experience by refining Shenendoah’s routing and enhancing the design variety, shot variety and memorability. The course was also built to comply with Audubon International standards for environmental protection and preservation. Designer Rick Smith used the landscape to create wooded parkland holes and open pastures. Given these remarkable courses, it’s no wonder Turning Stone has been recognized continuously for its outstanding golf experience. Golf Digest named it a 2018 recipient of the Editors’ Choice Award for Best Golf Resorts in the Americas and Golf Magazine awarded Turning Stone the Golf GOLD Premier Resorts Gold Medal for 2017, one of only three locations in New York. The 19th Hole Experience And the day doesn’t have to end at the 18th hole. Enjoy dinner and drinks at a slightly higher elevation at TS Steakhouse, a penthouse restaurant with magnificent panoramic views from the 21st floor of The Tower hotel. Like the golf, TS Steakhouse is an award-winner as well. It was recommended by Forbes Travel Guide as One of the Finest Properties in the World and also received Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. TS Steakhouse features an exquisite selection of steakhouse favorites created with seasonal accents by Chef de Cuisine Ray Wells. Rounding out the ambience is a piano bar and intimate cigar and smoking parlor with its own dramatic views. With world-class amenities, come see for yourself why Turning Stone has earned its reputation as one of the leading golf destinations in the Northeast.


Atunyote (top); Kaluhyat, (bottom)


Girls’ Sectionals players have a lot to be proud of The Fayetteville-Manlius girls golf team won its fourth straight Section III Large School Championship May 22 at Barker Brook Golf Club in Oriskany. The Hornets finished the season undefeated at 14-0. Christian Brothers Academy dethroned Marcellus to win the Small School Division. The Warriors finished second in the Large School Division. Also at Barker Brook was the Girls State Qualifier. F-M competed in the team championships. The individual players who qualified for the state tournament from Section III were (above): Lena Jones (Jamesville-DeWitt), Mia Avotins (Liverpool) who was the overall Section III medalist, Nataly Avotins (Liverpool), Bailey Wallace (Fayetteville-Manlius), Morgan Stubley (Mount Markham), Lucy Fowler (Fayetteville-Manlius), Amy Krohl (Cicero-North Syracuse), Danielle Caringi (Camden), Gabby Paple (UND/Whitesboro/Oriskany), and alternates Abby Ainsworth (Cicero-North Syracuse) and Bella Pepe (UND/Whitesboro/Oriskany). The state tournament was held at Deerfield Country Club in Brockport on May 31-June 2. Section III finished in seventh place in states. Section I won the team championship.



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Junior combined events News: tournament champs Section The Inaugural UpIII East state New York Junior Champion (First Tee Division of Corning’s Mike Heib Memorial and High OGCC JUNIOR combined events) for girls School was Alexandra Tomasso (Waverly) events with a combined 82Rome Free Academy coached by Wes Cupp, snapped New Hartford’s nine-year reign as Section III champion with an eight-stroke victory over the Spartans at the Section III East

Division Tournament on May 20. RFA junior Dan DeHimer (above) earned medalist honors with a 4over par 75 at the Yahnundasis Golf Club. The Black Knights defeated New Hartford, 406-414, in the Section III Large School team standings. The win avenged RFA’s only dual match losses of the season which came against New Hartford. Besides DeHimer, Kyle Lubey (77), Justin Watson (82), Will Bartell (84) and Kevin Beach (88) also factored into the sectional victory. New Hartford finished as the Tri-Valley League champ with a 13-0 regular season record while Cooperstown was the Section III East Division Small School champion. In the Section III North Division Tournament played May 20 at the McConnellsville Golf Course, Thousand Islands won the Large School title with TI senior Matt Barton (74) finishing as the medalist. Alexandria Bay was the Small School champion. The individual state qualifier was held at Seven Oaks Golf Course on May 25 with the top nine scores advancing to the NYSPHSAA Championship. Johnny Gruninger of Manlius Pebble Hill and Nick Bove (West Genesee) finished tied with a 36-hole total of 146. Gruninger won medalist honors in a playoff. Also on the Section III team is: Shawn Colella (Marcellus), Tynan Jones (Skaneateles), Max Dec (Baldwinsville), Anthony Maglisco (Westhill), Grant Lewis (MPH), Adam Butch (Fayetteville-Manlius) and Ian Rivers (ESM) The Section III golfers advanced to the state tournament, June 1-3, at the Robert Trent Golf Course at Cornell University. Section III placed second behind champion Section I. Bove was the highest Section III individual finisher at states, coming in 10th place.

Shoemaker and Baum qualify for Junior PGA Championship

Spencer Baum, of Liverpool, and Bailey Shoemaker (left) of West Edmeston, won their respective divisions at the Central New York PGA’s Junior Championship qualifier on June 22-23 at Radis-

son Greens. The pair will represent the CNY PGA at the Junior PGA Championships in Keney Park Golf Course, Hartford, Conn. The Girls Junior PGA Championship is July 9-12 and the Junior PGA Championship for boys is July 30 - August 2. Shoemaker led all players with a 36-hole score of 3-under-par 141. Baum won the overall boys division with a 6-over 150 total. Trophies were also given for age division winners. They were: Boys 12-under: Porter Matt, Dan Young Boys 13-14: Anthony Maglisco

Shawn Colella (l.) & Alexandra Tomasso (r.)

90 score of 172. The Boys Champion was Shawn Colella (Marcellus) 73-77 combined 150 after making birdie on the first extra hole in a playoff with Tynan Jones (Skaneateles) 78-72 combined 150.

3 OCC golfers make All-Region team

Onondaga Community College freshmen Carter Austin (Marcellus), Paul Hagen (Liverpool) and Trevor Tooke (Baldwinsville) were all named to the 2019 All-Region III Junior College Team in May. The Lazers concluded their season with a third place finish at the Region III Tournament which was held at Timber Banks. Austin, who finished sixth in the tournament, qualified to compete in the NJCAA Division III National Championship. Prior to the regional tournament, OCC concluded its regular season May 5 at the Genesee Invitational held at Batavia Country Club. The Lazers placed third in the event. Austin finished tied for first in the individual standings with a 74 and recorded his first career hole-in-one on the third hole. Austin aced the par3, 153-yard hole using a 9-iron. (See page 17)

Gruninger and Ford triumph in OGCC  Invitational (Cont. from page 1) Johnny Gruninger, a sophomore from Manlius Pebble Hill, defended his 2018 title by winning the Boys Division with a impressive score of 3 under par 68. Jayde Ford of Pittsford Sutherland prevailed in the Girls Division with a 9-over 83. As winners of the Boys and Girls Divisions, Johnny and Jayde won the Tony Langan Cup. Tynan Jones of Skaneateles finished second in the Boys Division with a 72, with Landon Rozewski of Cortland finishing third with a 74. Solomia Avontis of Liverpool placed second in the Girls

Ty Jones tops board in Silver bracket of International Junior Masters

Skaneateles High School stand out Ty Jones recently competed in the 2019 International Junior Masters Golf Tournament at East Aurora Country Club winning the Silver Bracket in the match play competition. This event is one of North America's most prestigious junior golf events dating from 1953 with competitors from across the globe.

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Quirk named Director of Golf at Leatherstocking

Tim Quirk, the new Director of Golf at Leatherstocking Golf Course at The Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown, NY, replaces Longtime Director of Golf Dan Spooner, who’s retiring. “We’re sad to see Dan leave us after so many years,” said Jim Miles, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer at The Otesaga. “Dan’s will be big shoes to fill, but we know that Tim’s up to the challenge and look forward to seeing how he leads Leatherstocking into its next chapter.” The Leatherstocking Golf Course sweeps along the western edge of Lake Otsego in the quintessentially American town of Cooperstown — home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, The Farmer’s Museum and the historic home of James Fenimore Cooper, author of the legendary Leatherstocking Tales. The course welcomes guests of The Otesaga; its sister property, The Cooper Inn; local residents; and visitors to the village of Cooperstown. Designed in 1909 by Devereux Emmet and offering panoramic vistas from almost every hole, Leatherstocking GC is considered one of the East’s most scenic and challenging resort golf courses. A prolific course architect in the early 1900s, Emmet also designed former U.S. Open site Congressional Country Club. Following an upgrade overseen by the late golf course architect Bob Cupp, Leatherstocking GC has been voted No. 3 “Best Golf Course to Play in New York” by Golfweek magazine, while GOLF magazine and Golf Digest have both rated Leatherstocking among New York’s “Best Public Courses in New York” and “Top 50 Most Fun Public Courses.” “I consider Leatherstocking to be one of the most iconic golf facilities and resorts in the country,” Quirk said. “To be able to look at this lake every day out of the pro shop window is pretty exhilarating.” A PGA Professional since 1997, Quirk, 51, comes to Leatherstocking GC from Longmeadow Country Club, one of the premier golf clubs in Western Massachusetts, where he was the PGA Head Golf Professional for nine years. Prior to that, Quirk was the PGA Head Golf Professional at Twin Hills Country Club in Enfield, CT and Tower Ridge Country Club in Simsbury, CT. Quirk said his family — he and his wife, Erin, have two children, Drew and Ally — has owned a second home in upstate New York, about 20 miles from Cooperstown, for the last decade. “I just fell in love with Cooperstown,” he said. “Whenever I could get a couple days off, we’d come here and wouldn’t even stay at our house; we would stay at the Otesaga Hotel just because we loved Cooperstown so much. We loved the golf course and we loved the town.”

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Camillus’ Clare wins back-to-back CNY Open titles

Camillus native John Clare repeated as the Golf Max/Golf Pride Central New York Open champion June 3 at Highland Park Golf Club in Auburn. Clare, who qualified for the New York State Open May 31, shot rounds of 71 and 67 in the one-day, 36hole event to edge Josh Holling, of Horseheads, by one stroke. Holling (Corning Country Club) carded rounds of 71 and 69 to finish second at 2-under 140. The win marked Clare’s third title as a professional. It was also Clare’s third CNY Open title. He also won in 2018 as a professional and in 2015 as an amateur. Clare ended the tournament with back-to-back birdies on 17 and 18 to clinch the win. Clare sank an eight-foot putt on 18 to repeat as champion cashing in $1,400 for the win while Holling, of Horseheads, earned $1,150 for second in his CNY Open debut. Nick Barney, of Apalachin, finished as the low amateur for the tournament. The Golf Max/Golf Pride CNY Open, which is open to amateurs, is the first major of the season for Central New York PGA players.

Winners of the CNY PGA Pro-Am at the Irondequoit CC in Rochester, NY. (l. to r.) Trey Walewski, Perry Noun and Mike Doctor. (Bill Noun was not available for the photo).

When it comes to juniors, Vesper Hills is doing its part

The PGA of America is one of the world’s largest sports organizations with nearly 29,000 PGA Professionals who work to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. Encouraging Junior golfers to participate in golf and other sports is essential to their physical, emotional, social and cognitive skills that will be beneficial well into adulthood. Robbie Phelps, Head PGA Golf Professional at Vesper Hills Golf Club, Tully NY and Karen Lang, PGA Golf Professional are doing their part to offer Junior golfers the opportunity to participate and learn more about, “The greatest game ever invented,” according to Arnold Palmer. Vesper Hills offers two Junior Golf programs for ages 5-8 for beginners and one for ages 9-14. The beginners must have an adult (over the age of 21) with them to assist with instruction that includes, “having fun and learning the basics of the golf swing” in four sessions over four weeks. The older Juniors participate in more advanced instruction including; etiquette, rules, short game, iron play, driver, mental skills along with oncourse games and activities in five sessions over five weeks concluding with a Captain and Crew event on the last day. Although these two programs are already in session, Robbie (above

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Play (on & off) the Myrtle Beach you may not know Try the quiet, laid back Brunswick Islands on NC’s northern coast

Golfing and playing in the Brunswick Islands, NC? Were we having fun?  You bet! By Katharine Dyson You’d have to have been buried in a pot bunker not to have heard of “The Grand Strand” of Myrtle Beach in the Carolinas with its 100 plus courses, endless beaches lined with high rise condos, chain restaurants and nonstop activities where you can play ‘til you drop at Tiger’s Eye great prices. Still there is another coastal area you may not know about: the Brunswick Islands north of the popular Myrtle stretch. It’s a lot quieter here with a southern beat you can feel with soft ocean breezes, ever-changing grassy marshes and buckets of seafood and hush puppies to peak your appetite. And the capper? The Brunswick Islands has more than 35 golf courses that flow through marshes and along the sea. Glitz, gridlock and other things that might not be your style? Not here. Locally-owned water-side seafood restaurants like Oyster Rock in Calabash; lighthouses and art galleries plus small towns like Southport cool enough to be used for movie sets such as “Crimes of the Heart” and “Summer Catch” give you a plethora of things to do off course. It’s a perfect place for ladies’ golf getaways. I know. I went there this spring. While the weather in Central New York continued to be dismal, rainy and chilly delaying the opening of some local courses, our merry band of “girls” from as far away as Colorado, smugly enjoyed sunny 80-85 degree days and evenings warm enough to dine outside by the water and sit on decks at the seaside Winds Resort, chatting into the late evenings. And yes, one in our group even lit up a cigar. That’s living! GOLF We played in the early mornings teeing up at the Arnold Palmer-designed River’s Edge, Tim Cate’s Tiger’s Eye at Ocean Ridge Plantation and the Brunswick Plantation Golf Course designed by William Byrd and Clyde Johnston with a clubhouse evoking “Gone with the Wind.” We learned how courses here were making serious attempts to make their environment more women- friendly. Many were rethinking their “forward” tees. Rivers Edge already had five tees but offered seven combinations for play ranging from 6,635 to 4,525 yards. And their forward tees were not red, but blue. Other courses also provided sensible tees for women and more rated choices to accommodate all range of players. Conscious that women are an important part of their business, yet approach golf a bit differently from men, Scott Thrailkill of Brunswick Plantation said, “We want to build an environment that is fun.” Were we having fun? You bet. OFF COURSE Afternoons were for discovery. One day we checked out the latest in women’s golf apparel at Lori’s Golf Shoppe and browsed the vast art collection at the Sunset River Marketplace. On another we climbed the 131 steps to the gallery of the Oak Island Lighthouse for superb views of the countryside and visited the Silver Coast Winery. Having grown up in the Finger Lakes region of NY State and familiar with wine regions of the world such as California, France and Portugal, I wasn’t expecting to be blown away by our tasting of North Carolina wines. But…. The first one we tried, their Stainless Chardonnay was a hit out of the starting gate, a crisp, well balanced wine with hints of green apples, pears and fruits. Their Merlot was likewise a winner. Touriga, Cape Fear Blood Wine — the list went on making it a struggle to choose a favorite especially as Silver Coast’s presenter, Al Gomes, made every wine sound irresistible Evenings we were off to dinner at yet another local place with clever menus and irresistible food like the freshly shucked oysters at Oyster Rock and thick steaks and scallops at The Boundary House in Calabash. We consumed fresh grouper at Fishy Fishy dining outside by the harbor in Southport and at the


Ocean Isle Fish Company in Ocean Isle Beach, we sat on their open-air deck on chairs made from large painted planks salvaged from wooden boats. Clever recycling indeed. Every menu included “catch of the day” and that meant caught that day! Shrimp, clams, oysters, fish, accompanied by fried green tomatoes and hush puppies…just bring it on. Craft beers with crafty names like Luchador from Mason Jar Lager Co. and Pineapple Beach from Funky Buddha along with signature drinks such as Key Lime Margarita and Miami Vice sweetened the pot. We had a contest going too: which restaurant served the best key lime pie? Tough call. Ultimately the winner was Oyster Rock in Calabash where the oysters, raw, steamed and Rockefeller-style were good enough for second helpings along with the calamari and fried green tomato appetizers. The tart pale yellow pie came with a live orchid and whipped cream. The tipping point for sure. On our last day we became true sloths as we soaked up the massages and facials at the Sacred Willow Spa. Two hours of bliss left us totally unprepared for golf’s rigors in any case so it was a good time to sadly depart. The price was right too. The Spa Special for a onehour facial and one-hour massage, Lori’s Golf Shoppe in Calabash, $110. the largest retail operation for The Brunswick Islands are used women golfers,was founded by Lori to hosting golfing (and other) DeSimone. groups. For example, along the dunes of Ocean Isle Beach, The Winds Resort has 4-6 bedroom cottages with large living rooms and kitchens, family rooms, 1-3 bedroom suites, and other configurations. There are three pools, Tiki Bar, fitness room, bicycles, and event spaces indoors and out. The Winds’ Fall Fore Golf deal from $109 includes lodging, golf, with cart, breakfast, and daily housekeeping. At the Brunswick Plantation you can stay in one of the spacious villas located along the fairways and choose from more than 20 play and stay packages such as the two night/three round deal per person, with four golfers staying in a two-bedroom unit. Your biggest dilemma may be which beach, which place: Sunset, Ocean Isle, Holden, Oak Island, Caswell, or Bald Head; Leland, Shallotte, Southport or Calabash? Getting here: Driving will take you about 9 hours or fly into Wilmington, NC or Myrtle Beach and rent a car. Information: PS: The Brunswick Islands are perfect for men’s groups too. Trust us. Plenty of good places to play big courses, eat, drink and relax! And did we mention great fishing, kayaking and sports bars?

Golf Course bandits, these Fox Squirrels will each your lunch!

“Arnie’s Revenge, the par 5, 9th hole at Rivers Edge. Indeed. Tee shot to marshy swale, 2nd shot up and across, then to green.


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For that ultimate golf experience try Garmany & roll out that bucket list..... Pebble Beach, Scotland, New Zealand, South Africa and beyond

When Bud Garmany started playing golf in his 20s, he said, “It was an immediate love affair.” His innate curiosity led him to play in places like South Africa, England and Scotland. About 10 years ago, Garmany, who was in the solar energy industry at the time, founded a company where the emphasis was on creating unforgettable experiences. Recently at the PGA Show, CNY Golfer sat down with Garmany (right) who revealed his passion for discovering unique golf destinations. What makes you different from other tour organizers? A: Instead of trips and tours, we create ‘experiences’ for those who want more. We don’t see our travelers as clients, we see them as ‘guests.’ Our Concierge Team will work with you throughout the entire Experience from the planning phase to the pre-departure and travel. When you travel with us, we make it impossible to go with anyone else. How did you get started? A: I did a lot of homework. For example I studied other successful operations like Disney and

Ritz-Carlton and realized that a great part of their success was that they really gave a damn about their customers. Where was your first trip? A: Our first experience went to Scottsdale for “Spring Training in Golf.” That was 10 years ago. What places are on your hot list? A: Northern Ireland, South Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, France, Dubai & Abu Dhabi, Melbourne, Australia, Wisconsin, Australia. How long is the ideal golf experience? A: Eight to 10 days are enough but 14-15 days are better.

What do you consider your top five best golf destinations? 1. Australia: Several courses we visit in places like Victoria, Tasmania, B.Dunes and King Island rank in the “Top 100 Great Courses in the World.” 2. England: We play layouts like Royal Lytham St. Anne’s, Royal Liverpool, Hillside, Sunningdale, Swinley Forest and Wentworth while staying in Windsor and Ascott. 3. South Africa: Top tracks like Leopard Creek and Fancourt are included in our itinerary and we enjoy amazing food, safaris to Botswana, visits to Victoria Falls and stay in Shamwari. Capetown and other places offers unparal-

leled value. You also get a great exchange for your money there. 4. New Zealand: Our guests love Cape Kidnappers, Cary Cliffs, owned by Julian Monta Cary, three fantastic courses around Queensland like Hills Point and other big advantages: we have great wine and food. 5. United Emerites: What a fantastic destination. You’ll see the biggest and tallest buildings, and play golf at some of the best courses in the world in places like Dubai and Abu Daubi, Garmany Golf is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations in Chicago, Illinois, and Edinburgh, Scotland. (408) 755-9405

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Father/Child Tournament winners

AIMS Tournament Highlights

Luke Hobika (above) and Dylan Plis (left) tied for 2nd in the AIMS Championship.

(Sisson cont. from page 1) Sisson (above) distanced himself from the field with rounds of 68 at Yahnundasis Country Club and 66 at Drumlins Country Club to establish an insurmountable 10stroke lead. Sisson matched Jim Roy’s 2008 tournament record for the lowest 36-hole total (134). Sisson’s 8-under-par after two rounds also

broke Roy’s mark for most underpar (7) at the halfway point of the event which Roy set in 2008. Sisson attended the Junior Players Golf Academy in Hilton Head, S.C. from 2016-2018. He signed a letter of intent this spring to golf for Arkansas.

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Mark & Jack Angelucci (above) were the winners of the Scratch Division of the SDGA Father Child Tournament held at the Cazenovia Golf Club.

Mark & Jack Angelucci prevailed over 2-time defending champs Perry & Perry Noun Jr. (60) with a birdie on the first payoff hole. Incredibly, Jack Angelucci had an ace on # 6 and the younger Perry Noun scored a double-eagle (albatross) on # 16. Larry & Ryan Smith (70) beat Terry & Pat Langan (70) in a card-off to capture the Calloway Division (net).

Mike Naton and Dave Smith (above l. to r.) both of Tuscarora G.C., won first place in the CNYSG event at Turnings Stone’s Shenendoah by virtue of the USGA tie breaking system. Todd Dischinger of Foxfire and Perry Noun (bottom l. to r.) of Lakeshore 1860 tied for first.

VandenBerg competes in U.S. Senior Open

Kevin VandenBerg (Tuscarora Golf Club) secured his second trip to the U.S. Senior Open in May when he qualified at Bonnie Briar Country Club with a 2-over par 73, which included an eaglebirdie-par finish to get into a playoff. There were seven players for one spot and VandenBerg won the playoff and earned the spot. This year's championship was played at the Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana from June 27-30. VandenBerg shot 76-81 and missed the cut. VandenBerg first qualified for U.S. Senior Open in 2016 at Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio, where he shot 80-76 to miss the cut by nine strokes.

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Enjoy the active life in Quechee Lakes, Vt By Katharine Dyson Set on 5,500 acres in mid-Vermont’s mountainous landscape, Quechee Lakes’ residents will hardly run out of things to do with two championship golf courses, eight HarTru tennis courts, three hard courts, pickleball, paddle courts, squash courts and a fitness center and aquatics complex with indoor and outdoor pools. Enjoy a day at the beach at Lake Pinneo with kayak and canoe rentals. Hikers and bikers can head out on miles of trails while the Quechee Ski Area offers Nordic and Alpine skiing and a full service base lodge. Vacation rentals are available. The result of a partnership dating from 1966, between L. John Davidson and Phidias Dantos, Quechee Lakes grew out of a desire to create a residential environment celebrating local traditions and the beauty of the area’s natural assets. Securing more than 5,500 acres from local land and homeowners, by 1971 Quechee Lakes became the largest development of its kind in New England. Quechee Golf Quechee’s two golf courses designed (1970) by the renowned late Geoffrey S. Cornish, include The Lakeland Course that flows along the Ottauguechee River and Lake Pinneo and The Highland Course that climbs into the hills. Water is found on 16 holes on Lakeland although it doesn’t come into serious play for the majority of the holes while Highlands is the more dramatic of the two with some serious elevations. Woodland cottages, townhome condominiums and single family custom homes are located along fairways, apple orchards, tucked into trees and set back along roads. Quechee Lakes Club property owers are members of the Quechee Club where a three-story clubhouse serves as the epicenter of the action. Woodstock The picture-perfect village of Woodstock is a mere10 minutes from Quechee. Here you can play golf and indulge in Wood-

Left: 12th hole on Quechee’s Highland Course; above: Kedron Brook winds through Woodstock’s RTJones course.

stock Inn’s exquisite farm-to-table cuisine with produce coming from its own Kelly Way Gardens (left).

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Look who got their first career holes-in-one ED LEWIS & BOB DRESSER (photo left) During the Kanon Valley Country Club Member-Member Tournament, Dresser (r.) made his first career hole-in-one on June 23. Dresser aced the eighth hole that was playing 155 yards. Then 20 minutes later, Ed Lewis aced the same hole. NICK BOVE The West Genesee senior scored his first career hole-in-one May 27 when he dunked his tee shot on the fly on the 86-yard, par-3 third hole at Bellevue Country Club. He used a sand wedge on the shot. JOHN KELLER Keller recorded his first-ever hole-in-one June 5 at Foxfire Golf Course. Keller aced the 12th hole from 188 yards away using his 8-iron. JOHN NAPOLI At 76-years-old, Napoli chalked up a hole-in-one May 29 at Foxfire Golf Course. While playing with Joe Dattellas, Chris Borell and Don Vincentini, Napoli aced the 143-yard 17th hole using a 7-iron.

SARAH MERRICK While playing in a Syracuse Women’s District Golf Association event at Oswego Country Club, Merrick sank her first career hole-in-one on June 5. Merrick aced the 146-yard second hole. MIKE GUZEWICZ After 45 years of playing golf, Guzewicz achieved his first hole-in-one June 19 at Millstone Golf Course. Although no one saw the ball go in, Guzewicz’s milestone was a special one because his playing partners were his wife, Lori, and his son, Brian. Guzewicz’s ace was scored on the 13th hole, 138-yards from the blue tees, using an 8-iron. JASON CARTER Carter, a 15-year-old junior golfer, scored a hole-in-one July 1 while playing the par-3, 156-yard, 17th hole using a 6-iron at Woodcrest Golf Club in Manlius PATRICK COULTRY The Bellevue Country Club member recorded his first career hole-in-one at the 153-yard par 3 15th hole on July 10. Coultry used a 6-iron. CARTER AUSTIN This OCC Student player (left) nailed his first career hole-in-one on May 5 at the 153-yard par 3, 3rd hole at the Batavia Country Club using a 9-iron.

PETER TAMBURRO Tamburro’s career-first hole-in-one May 5 was also the first ace of the season at Kanon Valley Country Club. Tamburro, playing with Tim Coon, Lynn Hurrle and Norm Luther, used an 8-iron on the 8th hole for his milestone.

All holes-in-ones were witnessed.

SEAN MALLEY Malley hit a 100-yard shot using a gap wedge to record his first career holein-one on the par-3 third hole at Bellevue Country Club on April 30. JJ PELLEGRA Pellegra achieved his first-ever hole-in-one June 6 at Bellevue Country Club the 3rd hole. It played 110 yards and he used a 50-degree gap wedge.

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Salanger cousins compete in Four-Ball at Bandon Dunes, Oregon

Connor Salanger hits a shot while Kyle and Kevin Roy look on at the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

Cousins Kyle, Roy and Connor Salanger were among the 11 golfers from New York State to compete in the fifth annual U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship held May 25-29 at the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Oregon. Roy and Salanger had the best performance out of the six NYS teams. The duo shot a 67 and 70 to finish at 137, two strokes under the cut line. No New York team advanced past the first two rounds of stroke play. Roy, a Syracuse native who resides in Tampa, Fla., and Salanger of Tuscarora Golf Club qualified at the Crag Burn Golf Club in East Aurora, N.Y. last September with a score of 67. Also representing New York were James Scorse of Churchville and Shawn Baker of Rochester, Jimin Jung of Briarcliff Manor and Jud Langille of Ossining, Matthew Meyer of Pelham and Dave Staudinger of Rye, Jonathan Farber of Plainview and Kyle Ritchie of Garden City, and Jordan Kaplan of Plainview and Steve Tarulli of Rockville Center.

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Birdies before Brew at the Zoo

The Birdies Before Brew golf tournament kicks off August 2 with great prizes, beer tastings and VIP treatment at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo’s 23rd annual brew fest. “Our committee really stepped it up this year, with big prizes for a hole-in-one on seven out of Burnet Park’s nine holes,” said Friends of the Zoo President Janet Agostini. “We think the possibility of winning $10,000 will inject a lot of excitement into Birdies this year. And of course, it’s all for a great cause, our accredited zoo and its conservation mission.” Prizes at Birdies 2019 include: Win $10,000 cash for a 150-yard holein-one on three different holes of the nine-hole course (135 yards for women); $5,000 for a 50-foot putt in the event’s putting contest; 50-inch ultra-high definition TV; $500 VISA gift card or one of two sets of Calloway golf clubs for a hole-in-one on four different holes. The golf tournament on Burnet Park’s historic nine-hole course benefits the zoo’s wildlife conservation and education mission. The fee of $200 per golfer ($800 per foursome) includes: Nine holes of golf at Burnet Park Golf Course; Golf cart and greens fees; Friends of the Zoo exclusive plush animal golf club covers; VIP beer tastings from distributor TJ Sheehan on the clubhouse deck; Hole-in-one and putting contests with huge prizes; and VIP tickets to Brew at the Zoo, valued at $95 per person. The VIP treatment at Brew starts with a 4 p.m. reception featuring delicious food, select beers and wines, animal greeters, pre-event VIP-only tastings and desserts. Visit:


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Aced It!

APRIL Chris Pecht, April 23, at the 150-yard 13th hole at the Links at Erie Village using a 7-iron. Jerry Locastro, April 23, at the 136-yard, 5th hole at Meadowbrook GC using an 8 iron. Sean Malley, April 30, (first hole-in-one), at the 100-yard 3rd hole at Bellevue Country Club using a gap wedge. Chris Mossotti, April 20, at the 128-yard 13th hole at Westvale Golf Club, using a gap wedge. Dan Anderson, April 19, at the 85-yard 5th hole at Burnet Park Golf Course using a pitching wedge. Mark Regin, April 18, at the 160-yard 16th hole at Drumlins East using a 4-hybrid. Bob Blakeman, April 18, at the 136-yard 3rd hole at Olde Oak Golf Course using a 7-iron. Dr. Ross Laguzza, April 12, at the 100-yard 3rd hole at Bellevue Country Club using a 9-iron. MAY John Kinsella, May 21, at the 8th hole using a 9 wood at the Calvary Club. Steve Dobbins, May 20, at the 160-yard 7th hole at Foxfire GC using a 6 iron. (It went in on the fly!) Chris Lupo, May 15, at the 108-yard 6th hole at Millstone GC using a pitching wedge. David Hayes, May 27, at the 83-yard 15th hole at Skaneateles CC using an 8 iron. JUNE Jeffrey White, June 23, at the 143-yard 17th hole using a 9 iron at Foxfire Golf Course. Stacey Lane-Sauve, June 28, at the 105-yard 14th hole at Pine Grove Country Club using a 9-iron. Corey Toscano, June 19, at the 175-yard second hole at Hickory Hill Golf Course using a 6-iron. Rob Heyman, June 15, at the 149-yard 16th hole at the Cavalry Club using a 9-iron. JULY Charles Curtis, July 17, at the 100-yard 14th hole at Glennwood Golf Course using a 9-iron. Tom Whipple, July 14, at the 160-yard eighth hole at Onondaga Golf and Country Club using a 23-degree hybrid. Jack A. McNeil, July 11, at 160-yard ninth hole at Hickory Hill Golf Course using a 4-iron. Doug Manning, July 11, at the 133-yard eighth hole at Woodcrest Golf Club using a pitching wedge. Ron Benedetti, July 10, at the 122-yard 13th hole at Green Lakes State Park Golf Course using a 9-iron. Ted Hansen, July 9, at the 147-yard second hole at Green Lakes State Park Golf Course using a 7-iron. Jim Heckathorne, July 8, at the 183-yard sixth hole at Green Lakes State Park Golf Course using a 5-wood. Forrest Heaney, July 7, at the 157-yard 13th hole at the Cavalry Club using a 6-iron. Jim Warren, July 6, at the 156-yard 13th hole at Green Lakes State Park Golf Course using a 7-iron. Steve White, July 4, at the 81-yard third hole at Sunset Pines Executive Golf Course using a wedge.

Here’s a guy you’d love to play with but wouldn’t want to bet against: Zeke Zakreski. He’s shot his age (76) (or better) so many times, we’ve lost count. This photo of Linda Clark was incorrectly captioned as Liza Bean in our last issue. Our apologies to Linda. (Now who is Liza?)

SHOT THEIR AGE Dr. Paul T. Fallon, age 76, shot his age at the Onondaga Golf and Country Club on Oct. 31, 2018. Zeke Zakreski, age 76, shot a 76 at Foxfire Golf Course. Bob McCarthy, age 71, shot his age on July 9 at the Cavalry Club.

Ambidextrous HIO!

How many golfers have a hole in one?! How many have four? Well, John Kinsella made one right-handed, and the other three lefthanded. The first was made David Hayes (M) with fellow players Fred Marty right-handed on the John Kinsella at (r.) and Gerard Hanlon original #4 at Green Calvary CC. (l.) at Skaneateles CC. Lakes State Park; the Please send us your news! second was made lefthanded on #5 at the CNY Golfer will be happy to post: those who Senator's Course, at achieve a hole-in-one; shoot or shoot below their age; eagles, double eagles and other amazing feats Don Shula's Resort in of brilliance. We welcome photos as long as they Miami Lakes, Florida, are identified. Please include the name of golfer, and the third and forth date, hole number, yardage, course name, & club were made left-handed used. on #8 at the Cavalry Club on League nights Send to Katharine Dyson, editor: where he happily bought for the crowd.

Ulster County Public Golf Courses

Battle Island St Pk

Alapaha Golf Links (9)

Caughdenoy Links GC

Apple Greens GC (9)

Fulton • 315-593-3408 Central Sq • 315-676-4653

Emerald Crest GC Fulton • 315-593-1016

Evergreen Hills GC (9) Oswego • 315-342-7888

Greenview CC

W. Monroe • 315-668-2244

Stone Creek GC

Oswego • 315-343-2996

Streamside RV&GC (12)

Finger Lakes Driving Range

Ellenville • 845-210-3106

Green Acres GC (9)

Kingston • 845-331-2283

Lazy Swan G&CC

Saugerties • 845-247-0075

Mohonk GC (9)

New Paltz • 845-256-2154

New Paltz GC (9)

New Paltz• 845-25-8282

Stone Dock GC (9)

The Elms GC

Turtle Creek GC (9)

Pulaski • 315-298-8100 * All courses have 18 holes unless otherwise indicated. Jeff White after his hole-in-one at Foxfire GC.

Fallsview GC (9)

Tamarack GC

The Pines GC

East of Village

Highland • 845-883-5500

Shawangunk CC (9)

Sandy Creek • 315-387-5297

Skaneateles, NY Rt. 20 just

Kingston • 845-3331-2334

Pulaski • 315-298-6887

Oswego • 315-342-6614

Practice 7 days a week on watered grass tees


Oswego County Public Golf Courses

Ellenville • 845-647-6090 High Falls • 845-3331-2334 Wallkill • 845-564-3220 Semi Private

Wiltwyck GC

Kingston• 845-331-0700 * All courses have 18 holes unless otherwise indicated.

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1 Lakeview Golf & CC

8 Liverpool Golf & Public CC

15 Seven Oaks Golf Course

6642 E. Lake Road Auburn, NY 13021 315- 253-3152

7209 Morgan Road Liverpool, NY 13090 315-457-7170

2 East Lake Rd., Hamilton, NY 13346 315-824-1432

2 Dutch Hollow CC

9 The Lazy Swan Golf & CC

16 Turning Stone Resort

1839 Benson Road Owasco, NY 13021 315- 784-5052

3 Meadowbrook GC

8702 Ball Road Weedsport, NY 1216 315 - 834-9358

4 Vesper Hills Golf Club

1754 Old Kings Highway Saugerties, NY 12477 845-247-0075

10 Woodstock GC 114 Mill Hill Rd. Woodstock, NY 12498 845-679-2914

11 Wiltwyck Golf Club 404 Steward Lane Kingston, NY 12401 845-331-7878

4291 Octagon Road Tully, NY 13159 315-696-8328

5 The Pompey Club 7200 Hamilton Road Pompey, NY 13138 315-677-3559

6 Sunset Ridge GC 2814 W. Seneca Tpk. Marcellus, NY 13108

12 Ulster County Courses See Listings page 16 13


7 Oswego County Courses See Listings page 16


Oak Hill CC

5342 Rome -Taberg Road Rome, NY 13440 315-336-6464

Atunyote 4774 State Route 31 Vernon, NY 13476 877-748-4653

18 Foxfire at Village Green

16 Turning Stone Resort

19 Lakeshore 1860

Kaluhyat 5218 Patrick Road Verona, NY 13478 877-748-4653

16 Turning Stone Resort

Shenendoah 5218 Patrick Road Verona, NY 13478 877-748-4653

1 Village Boulevard Baldwinsville, NY 13027 315-638-2930

6777 Lakeshore Rd. Cicero, NY 13039 315-699-8164

20 Battle Island State Park Golf Course 2150 State Route 48 Fulton, NY 13069 315-593-3408 nysparks.state.ny/golf-courses

16 Turning Stone Resort

Pleasant Knolls ( 9-holes) 4727 Stony Brook Rd. Vernon, NY 13476 877-748-4653

16 Turning Stone Resort Sandstone Hollow (par 3) 5218 Patrick Road Verona, NY 13478 877-748-4653

145 Kilbourn Rd. Rochester, NY 14618 585-381-1900

The Links at Greystone

16 Golf Dome, Sportsplex & Superstore at Turning Stone

1400 Atlantic Ave. Walworth, NY 14568

17 Rome Country Club

Exit 33, Verona, NY 13478 315-361-7509

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