CNY Golfer Fall 2019

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Fall 2019

Junior Ty Jones hits his stride SWDGA Founders

SWDGA’s Founders Tournament (played in Stableford) was held at Onondaga Golf & Country Club on July 26, Gross winners are from left, Grace Grosso (Beaver Meadows) Class C; Kim Driscoll (Skaneateles CC) Class B; and Sue Sims (Skaneateles CC), Class A. (More on page 7)

Te Cleland SWDGA’s Player of the Year!

Ty Jones won the SDGA Junior Match Play Championship along with the Skaneateles Men’s Club Championship.

Folds of Honor event benefits scholarship program

Once again Teresa “Te” Cleland from Bellevue CC captured SWDGA’s Player of the Year award given to the golfer who accumulates the most points for low gross scores throughout the season. Cleland has won this honor several times including 2015, 2016, 2018 and this year. Samantha Bernardo won it in 2017. More on page 7

For the past 11 years, the Folds of Honor event has been run by the CNYPGA as part of their Pro-Am series, the past nine at Tuscarora raising more than $200,000. Here (l. to r.) are Trish Wheeler, Membership Director CNYPGA, Tony Biata, and Folds of Honor Foundation, Volunteers Carol Pietraszek & Jan Anthony.

Featured Golf Destinations

New Seabury, Cape Cod

With two golf courses & many choices of where to live, stay, dine and play, New Seabury is worth a good hard look. (Pg. 12)

Don’t miss the Golf Show at Turning Stone

February 14-16, 2020 (See page 8)

Try Ulster County

Go to Ulster County for great courses, views and superb places to stay and dine like the Emerson Resort Inn & Spa. (Pg. 13)


Health & Fitness 2 • Tournaments 3/9 • Ladies Golf 4/5 Industry News 9 • Travel 10/11 • Caught on Camera 12 Juniors 13 • Holes-in-One 14 • Map 15

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Golf, Travel & Fun

What a fast summer! Lots of rain created havoc with many of the golf courses forcing a late start. But by mid summer, the grass, gardens and rough could not have been lusher. Fall looks like it is bringing a lot a bright blue days too. This issue is packed with results from the past few months as well as a report on a few special places to visit: New Seabury, Cape Cod, and Ulster County just east of us where you’ll find some great places to play and stay. This January we will once again head to the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando in January and CNY Golfer will come right along with us. We also remind you. although snow is not far behind, you can go indoors and fire away at Turning Stones Resort’s Golf Dome where you will find 40 hitting stations, a marvelous short game hitting area with three greens, bunkers, elevation changes and fairway, There is also a Super Store along with trained professionals to help sharpen your golf game. Another good thing to look forward to is the Golf Show at Turning Stone coming up February 14-16, 2020 2020. CNY Golfer publishes winners and news from clubs who submit the information to us. We make every attempt to include everything or at least the high notes. However, if you don’t send in the news, we don’t know about it so, guess what, it does not make the pages. If you want to read news about your club, someone has to get it to us. Some courses are great at staying in touch so you will see more about their golfers in our newspaper. We also welcome hearing about your fun on the courses south of CNY where many of you head. So, folks, to be part of our next issue, please email stories and photos to

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Mind your P’s and Q’s: Putts and Quirks By Dr. Holly Noun Golf can be a microcosm of our lives, with stress, negative thoughts and selfdoubt. In our current, plugged-in, yet increasingly detached and distracted lives, we need to make an effort to pay attention. The wellness community is focused on one particular technique – mindfulness. The Mayo Clinic recently reviewed the concept in their on-line Healthy Lifestyle newsletter. Mindfulness is particularly attractive because of its focus on the now – developing an awareness of sensations and feelings without judgment. Focusing on the self in the moment opens the door for reconnection. A few of the components of the technique are particularly relevant for golf. Breathe. A focus on breathing combines an immediate reduction in stress with a prompt to reconnect. Golf involves complex motions with an expectation of accuracy; anything you can do to focus your mind and body energy on each shot will optimize your performance and your health. A simple breathing exercise can be practiced in front of the mirror to give you feedback regarding whether you are doing it correctly. Place one hand in the middle of your abdomen and inhale through your nose, pushing your abdomen out against your hand. Continue breathing in for a count of 4, filling your lungs all the way to the top (you should feel the pressure move from your abdomen up through your chest). You will be doing it correctly if your shoulders do not move. Once your lungs are full, exhale over an 8 count. Repeat 3 times, each time you need to remind yourself to refocus. On the tee; over a putt. Attention. Pay attention to your surroundings and to yourself. Breathing helps to center the focus on you. Shifting your focus opens the door to eliminate distractions. Which way is the wind blowing? What direction is the grain of the fairway grass? What does it smell like? Accept. Accept yourself. Accept your current skill and your ability to be mindful. It is critical to have realistic expectations and to accept momentary negative thoughts and or skill mistakes. Accepting these, and your other quirks frees your mind to move on and refocus on the positive. Moment. Be in the moment. Leave your day’s “baggage” in the car, and experience the joy of engaging with nature, with people and with a game you enjoy!

Wolf & Christian triumph at CNYSG Best Ball event

Mike Wolf and Tom Christian topped the board in the first flight of the two-day CNYSG Best Ball held in August at Timber Banks. The Stableford scoring system was used. Tied for 2nd place were Dave Smith and Mike LaValle and Randy Young and Don Christian. In the 2nd flight, Gregg Bilyeu and Tim Scheemaker took first; Jim Sessler and Stew McGough 2nd and Nick Phillips and Scott Powers 3rd.

Bellevue wins League of the Iroquois event

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 than 100 players from Wanakah CC, Oakhill CC, Yahnundasis CC and Bellevue CC descended on the sacred grounds of the Onondaga Nation where looking South behind the 9th green of Donald Ross's masterpiece, you could find an historical marker. Among the clubs, Bellevue's Junior and Senior Warriors won the scratch event and the Bellevue Braves won the handicap event, making Bellevue the overall champions of the League of the Iroquois for 2019.

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Beaver Meadows Cavalry Club

Dave Martin and Greg Golding (above) won the Member-Guest at Sunset Ridge shooting 16under-par. Nancy Schmidt won the Ladies Club Championship. Brian Eisenberg scored a holein-one en route to winning the Men’s Club Championship. Dave Powlina (Green flight) and Dan Prior (Gold flight) won their flights in the Men’s Club Championship.

Dave Hanson won his sixth career club championship finishing 5-over-par 149 at Beaver Meadows. Rich Banish won the Men’s Senior Division, Jo Ann Shupe won the Ladies Division and Greg Lamb was the Men’s Super Senior Division champ.

Weinerth wins AIM Sr. Championship

Jack Weinerth (Highland Park Golf Club) closed with a 3-under-par 68 to win the 39th annual Apogee Investment Management Senior Championship by two strokes over threetime defending champion Mike Naton (Tuscarora Golf Club). Weinerth, 58, finished the tournament at 1-under 142 while Nation had a total of 1-over 144. The first round of the 36-hole tournament was held Aug. 5 at Radisson Greens. Weinerth entered the final round three strokes out of first. Tim Scheemaker (Beaver Meadows Golf Club) was the first round medalist. Ray Young finished third at 4over 147. Todd Dischinger and Scheemaker finished tied for fourth at 6-over 149. Weinerth, a 25-year Highland Park member and the club president also won the Cayuga County Men's District Golf Tournament in a playoff over Young on Aug. 4 at Dutch Hollow Country Club. Age divisions winners were : 75-over: (tie) Perry Noun and Robert Mitchell; 70-74; Joe Oddo; 65-69; Don VanGorder; 60-64: Randy Young; and 55-59: Mike Naton.

Interclub Winners at Cavalry GC: from l. to r. Mike Deblois Steve Rhu, & Luke Hobika. Missing Jim Harris.

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Cleland qualifies for U.S.  Sr. Women’s Amateur

Teresa Cleland (Bellevue CC) (far left) qualified for the 58th U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship this summer. Cleland earned a spot through a qualifier at Tuscarora Golf Club in July. Eleven senior women (age 50+) competed for three qualifying spots in this year’s championship at Cedar Rapids Country Club in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on August 24-29. Joann Ferrieri of Florida earned medalist honors after posting a 2-over 74. Marion Reid of Canada also qualified. At the main event, Cleland missed the cut after two rounds with a 169.

Caz team wins the CNY PGA Lady Pro Tournament

Playing on their home course, Cazenovia Country Club pro Mark Tucker and club members Cheryl Gray, Mag Paskins and ToniAnn Tropea finished first in the CNY PGA Lady Pro Tournament at Cazenovia Country Club on July 1.

NYSGA Senior Super Senior Amateur event players

Beaver Meadows (l to r) ) Club pro Ryan Reynolds played with Grace Grosso, Mimi Laboda-Stuber and Carina Watkins in the annual CNY PGA Lady Pro Tournament at Cazenovia Country Club on July 1. (Above l.) Penny Scheik (Hiland Park CC) and Carina Watkins (Beaver Meadows GC) were the Senior co-runner-ups (ages 5559).

Lauren Cupp captures AIM Women’s Crown

Lauren Cupp (Yahnundasis Golf Club) won the 29th annual Apogee Investment Management Women’s Championship by four strokes over Carina Watkins (Beaver Meadows Golf Club) on July 15. The 36-hole tournament was held at The Links at Erie Village and concluded at Cazenovia Country Club. Cupp shot a 4-over-par 77 in the final round to finish at 7-over 151 to beat Watkins, who finished at 11over 155. This was Cupp’s third career AIM title. She also won in 2017 and 2011. Six-time champion Teresa Cleland (Bellevue Country Club) finished third (157) and Pennie Carlo (Crestwood Golf Club) finished fourth (162). Winners in six other divisions were: Jessica Riccardi (Junior 14under), Lucille Fowler (Junior 15-18), Michelle Riccardi (Open Handicap), Janis Luce (Senior Handicap), Watkins (Senior Scratch), and Cleland (Open Scratch).

Michelle Marquis (left- Pompey Club) was the SWDGA Super Senior Amateur winner with a 2day gross score of 161.

Jo Ann Shupe (Beaver Meadows GC) 2nd Place net, Senior (age 65-69)


Grace Grosso (Beaver Meadows GC) 1st place net (65- 69)

* All photos courtesy NYSGA



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Competing in SWDGA’s NYS Women’s Senior & Super Senior Amateur Championships were from left: Pam Ward (OGCC), Sue Sims (Skaneateles CC), GraceGrosso (Beaver Meadows), Michelle Marquis (Pompey Club), Linda Sturges (Oswego CC), Tina King (Beaver Meadows), Mimi LaBoda-Stuber (Beaver Meadows), Judy Rivizzigno (Skaneateles CC) - note: cast on wrist! Did not play due to recent fall, Carina Watkins (Beaver Meadows), Pat Roadarmel (Drumlins East), Cecily Havens (Pompey Club), Toni Ann Tropea (Lakeshore1860), and Jo Ann Shupe (Beaver Meadows).

SWDGA Senior & Super Senior Amateur Championship winners Age 75+ Age 75+ Age 70-74 Age 70-74 Age 70-74 Age 65-69 Age 65-69

Sue Sims - 1st place gross score 168 Pat Roadarmel - 2nd place gross score 177 - Michelle Marquis - 1st place gross score 161 - Cecily Havens - 3rd place gross score 175 - Toni Ann Tropea - 7th place gross score 186 - Grace Grosso - 1st place net score 133 - JoAnn Shupe - 2nd place net score 137

SWDGA 2019 Winners’ Wrap-up Player of the Year – Te Cleland (Bellevue)

Louise Suggs – Mimi LaBoda-Stuber (Beaver Meadows)Debbie Austin (Gross) – Carina Watkins (Beaver Meadows)

Abbie Bigelow (Net) – Mimi Laboda Stuber (Beaver Meadows) Ida Pirro 2-Ball (Gross) – Te Cleland (Bellevue), Sue Sims


Ida Pirro 2-Ball (Net) – Anne Miller (Cavalry Club) & Muffy Hansen (Cazenovia GC)

Virginia Allen Senior Gross – Pat Schaefer (Yahnundasis GC)

Virginia Allen Senior Net – Anne Miller (Cavalry Club)

Age 60-64 - Linda Sturges 7th place net score 151 Age 60-64 - Mimi Laboda-Stuber 8th place net score 151 Age 60-64 - Sue Ziff 11th place net score 157 Age 60-64 - Pam Ward 14th place net score 174 Age 55-59 - Carina Watkins 1st place net score 144 Age 55-59 - Tina King 11th place net score 152 * This was a two day event held at Bristol Harbour Golf Club

Ladies’ Member Guest Winners

Lakeshore 1860 Front 9, 1st. place: Jody Tantillo, Maria Martin, Annmarie Palucci, Erin Lore Front 9, 2nd place: Daniell Cima, Jennifer Smith, Mary Snyder, Joyce Cardone Closest to Pin: #8 Linda Eckler 21’- 4” Long Drive: #1 Theresa Haven Back 9, 1st place: Melinda Kuhn, Terry Haberek, Dina Thompson, Audrey Aldrich Back 9, 2nd place: Marybeth Donovan, Lynne Corp, Chris Duffy, Joanne Rauch Long Drive: #13 Melinda Kuhn

Virginia Allen Super Senior Gross – Michelle Marquis (Pompey)

Virginia Allen Super Senior Net – Carol Archer (Drumlins East) Founders – Flight A – Sue Sims (Skaneateles CC)

Founders – Flight B – Kim Driscoll (Skaneateles CC)

Founders – Flight C – Grace Grosso (Beaver Meadows) SWDGA Championship – Te Cleland (Bellevue)

Team Play Tournament, two days at Tuscarora & Yahnundasis – winning team - Beaver Meadows: Grace Grosso, Tina King,

Mimi LaBoda-Stuber, Jo Ann Shupe, Carina Watkins

Marquardt new Club champ at Skaneateles CC

The 18 hole ladies battled a wet, long golf course Thursday in their final round of their Club Championship. Playing a steady game, Bridget Marquardt was crowned the 2019 Women's Club Championship with a 2 day total of 177. The Low Net winner from the First Flight was Sharon Singler with a 2 day net of 146. In the Second Flight, Peggy Dickman was the Low Gross winner with a 207 and the Low Net winner was Carla Callahan.

Cupp Rome City Champion

Playing in the Rome City Women’s Amateur, Lauren Cupp shot a 75 to become the Rome City Champion while in the amateur Gross Division, Pennie Carlo won with a 78 and Michelle Ricciardi was first in the net Division. In the Senior Division, Linda Sturges took top honors for Gross play and Jessie Wagner won the Net. (Photo above (l. to r.) Pennie Carlo, Jessie Wagner, Lauren Cupp, Linda Sturges, and Michelle Ricciardi) 5

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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)

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Cameron George’s first career hole-in-one was a special milestone on many levels as George aced the 170-yard fourth hole at The Greens at Beaumont using an 8-iron. Yet the best part was one of his witnesses was 94-year-old Chris Dine. Dine has been playing in this league for over 60 years and still shoots in the mid-40s (for 9). George is still one ace behind Dine, who had his first hole in one in 2000 at age 75 and his second in 2017 at age 92. George, 20, is a scratch golfer taught by his father, Michael George, a local PGA professional for 30 years.

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Carol Polimino scored her first-ever hole-in-one Aug. 6 at Green Lakes State Park Golf Course. She used a 9 wood to ace the 147-yard sixth hole while playing with Nancy Hayes, Janice Luce and Erin Byrnes Hammond. Instead of putting her hole-in-one in her bag, Polimino continued to play with it. But later in the round the ball became lodged near piping and could not be retrieved. Unbeknownst to Polimino, the Green Lakes staff was able to retrieve the ball. She was given her hole-in-one ball at a later date.

An amazing thing happened to Ron Grinnell, who was playing as a guest during the Member-Guest Tournament at Streamside Golf Course in Pulaski on Aug. 10. With one swing, Grinnell won $10,000 for sinking a hole-in-one using a 6 iron on the fifth hole. The hole plays 170 yards to the front of the green. Grinnell’s ace was worth $10,000. The lucrative ace was witnessed by Carl Falk, a tournament official, Tim Perkins, Grinnell’s golf partner who is a Streamside member, Denis Crowley and Jim Crowley.

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Lalonde/Noun & George/Lavalle win Senior Best-Ball Championship

From l. to r. Don Lalonde, Perry Noun, Mike George and Mike Lavalle.

The 2019 SDGA Senior Best-Ball produced two championship teams; Mike George of Timber Banks GC & Marina, and Mike Lavalle of Lakehore 1860 won with a two day total of 134, good for 10 under par and a seven stroke victory. The duo went into the second round trailing the team of Todd Dischinger and Thomas Christian by one shot. They were able to control the lead after going out in 30, 6 under par, on the front nine. They ended up with five birdies, one eagle, and a bogey. In the Super Senior division, Perry Noun of Lakeshore 1860, and his partner Donald Lalonde, of Stonehedges GC, also had to make up a one shot deficit going into the second round. They were able to edge out a tightly contested division by one shot after posting a two-day total of 145. Round one leaders, Allen Gancarz and Mark Sgroi, finished second.

Will we lose another area golf course? Big news about Liverpool

There are plans afoot to build a 1,000-job distribution center in Clay on the site of the Liverpool Golf Course according to the Onondaga County Industrial Development Agency. There is strong speculation that the proposed 3.7-million-square-foot distribution center on Morgan Road is for online retailer Amazon. As part of the deal, Trammell Crow is seeking $65.6 million in tax breaks, consisting of $49.1 million in property tax discounts over 15 years, an exemption worth $15 million from sales taxes on construction materials and an exemption worth $1.5 million from the state mortgage recording tax. During the 15-year term of the proposed deal, the developer would make $28 million in payments in lieu of taxes on the property, compared with approximately $800,000 that the golf course would pay in property taxes over the same period if the project was not built. Trammell Crow has applied to the town for a zone change from recreational to industrial and for site plan approval. A meeting is scheduled on October 8 to provide more details about the $280 million project intraffic concerns. It will be held at the Oncenter at 800 S. State St. in Syracuse at 8:30 a.m. in meeting rooms 1/2/3 on the Oncenter’s first level.

Club Winners

Skaneateles CC Men’s Championship: Ty Jones earned top honors while Wayne Eckhardt triumphed in the Green Tee flight. Couples Club Championship: Kimball and Jim Kraus won 1st gross; Jane and Jim O’Brien took 1st. net. Closest to the pin #15 was Karen Fitzgerald and Jim Higbee. Mike and David May won both the Scratch Division and the 4-hole Shootout against 12 flights in the 70th Men’s Member Guest at Skaneateles Country Club. Elm Tree Golf Course In Cortland at Elm Tree GC, Ron Marshall is the new club champion. Dave Hicks is the Senior men’s club champion and Tom Dexter is the net champion. Lake Shore “The 1860” Brad Monroe and Brian Evans were Lake Shore’s overall champions followed by Brandon Jacobson and Charlie Breuer in 2nd place.

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Year’ round Magic at New Seabury on the Cape Ever been to Cape Cod? You know, salty fresh air, drifting dunes, rugosa roses clinging to pathways to the sea and windswept golf courses. Definitely the go to place for those who love kick-back vacations where most of the shops and restaurants are locally owned and life is easy. It’s not surprising that many who come here decide they want to come again and better yet, have a place of their own to come back to. Then consider New Seabury in Mashpee facing Martha’s Vineyard, where fortunate residents and visitors enjoy a comfortably low key but luxurious lifestyle. Founded in 1962, this is an older community yet much has been updated under the keen eye of Chris Card, president and executive director, including the Dunes Course, (Cont. next page) restaurants and homes so it looks much newer. New Seabury sits on about 2,000 acres

Chris Card, president & executive director of the Club at New Seabury tees off on Dunes #15.

New Seabury’s par 3 carry over a pond on the Ocean Course’s #4.


Nantucket Sound, ponds and the dunes are all part of the golf experience, especially on the Ocean Course.


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For colorful fall leaf peeper stay and play options head east to Ulster County

There is still some fantastic golf left to play where the foliage is awe-inspiring, the courses lush and the resorts so comfortable you will want to linger a few days just to relax and unwind before the snow arrives. Hotel Surrounded by the splendor of the Catskill Mountains, the contemporary-style Emerson Resort & Spa is a hidden treasure located within a two-three hour drive of CNY in Mount Tremper. The resort brings the Catskills inside with stunning views, open spaces and an earthy color palate. You can also stay in the Adirondack-style Emerson Resort Lodge overlooking the Esopus Creek and one of the region’s most maganificent peaks, Mount Tremper. Either way Emerson guests enjoy an award-winning Spa, dining in Woodnotes Grille, shopping in the Country Stores and visiting the World’s Largest Kaleidoscope. Woodnotes Grille features locally sourced foods prepared with a twist, and craft cocktails that are an experience as well as a drink. On chilly nights, you can sit by the fireplace. Courses Lazy Swan Golf & Country Club Village in Saugerties has arguably some of the finest panoramic views in the Catskills, so players need to work harder to focus their full attention on accu-

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with more than 1,300 homes clustered in 13 neighborhoods with a wide selection of really appealing styles and prices from one- and two-bedroom cottage condos to estate homes with beach rights priced in the $2 million and above. We stayed in Sea Quarters where everything was fresh and new while colors echoed the surroundings. Golf New Seabury has two excellent golf courses: the Ocean Course and the Dunes Course that has just been totally renovated. The clubhouse is impressive with 42,000 sq. feet. Many of the holes have views of the Sound, or play over salt ponds such as Ocean’s #4. On the Dunes, the fairways have been expanded, mounds re-contoured, bunkers repositioned, and approaches reshaped. Even the holes have been changed: the old 9th hole is now the 18th, and a great finishing hole at that. Finally, the Dunes is a much more robust course, yet remains playable for all levels of golfers. Now the beautiful prima donna,

rate shot placement. Golfers must “think” their way around this track whether it’s deciding where to place the tee shot from a massive elevation drop to a fairway and green protected by water on the par-5, 8th or testing your fate by going for a sucker pin placement on par-3, 9th. After golf, you can relax at a distinctive open air bar and restaurant. Although The Lazy Swan is a 6,300-yard par-70 course, do not be fooled by the lack of length. The course plays much longer than it reads. The course has forced carries, uphill par-3s and tee shots that require players to fly the ball past certain yardage for correct angle to the green. It’s a narrow, challenging course that golfers of any skill level can enjoy. Woodstock Golf Club just down the road from the Emerson Resort, is a lovely old classic 9hole layout dating from 1929 with lots of trees and a meandering brook. It’s perfect for all levels of skill. After 85 years as a private club, Wiltwyck Golf Club in Kingston, designed by famed golf course arOcean, has a competitor! Other Sports I was impressed with their tennis facilities: 16 courts (12 Har-Tru; 4 all-weather). There is a new 9,000 sq. ft. Athletic Club as well as walking trails, two beach clubs and more. The private beach club is quite extensive with a large pool, a number of bright blue umbrella tables, cabanas and plenty of lounging options for relaxing by the water. A glance at the daily activities revealed there was plenty to keep you going: Bootcamp, Mat Pilates, Deep Stretch, Cardio Core, Yoga Flow and more. Dining New Seabury’s signature restaurant, 95 Shore overlooking Nantucket Sound, is casual and laid back yet sophisticated enough to appeal to those who come down (or up) from the city. Many of the dishes are locally sourced from the region’s gardens and the sea. The wine selections are pretty special too as many selection come from fam-

chitect Robert Trent Jones Sr., was opened last year to the public for the first time. The 6,891yard, par-72 layout is widely recognized as one of the finest and most challenging in the Hudson Valley. The 27- hole Apple Greens Golf Club in Highland is another popular golfing choice. Packages Special stay-andplay packages with accommodations at the Emerson Resort are available.; 845688-2828 Photos Top to bottom: Wiltwyck GC, Lazy Swan G&CC, Woodstock GC and Emerson Resort Inn & Spa

ily-owned vineyards. Sit on the ocean front deck at the Lure Raw Bar and order a special cocktail like Pedro Gonzalez’s sangria created from an old family recipe. Then go next door for a delicious dinner at the Popponesset Inn. I was told they serve lighter fare here, but I found the shrimp dinner I ordered was more than I could eat. Delicious..

After golf, grab lunch at the Sand Wedge Bistro. If you’re a fan of lobster, be sure to ask for theirsumptuous lobster roll. It’s packed with lobster and the salads are a work of art. When we came here this spring, the Cape air was sparkling, breezy yet perfect for golf, walking, dining and exploring. The Cape and New Seabury: it’s a great way to go.


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Sr. PGA Championship Pro-Am


Gilbane Charity Golf Tournament rolls out some tee-off surprises

On the road to raising some sizable funds to donate to local charities, the 12th Annual Gilbane Charity Golf Tournament brought in some extra fun to kick off the day’s event. Massage therapists loosened up tight muscles of players near the first tee while savvy cigar rollers set up operations by the Skaneateles CC clubhouse, offering big fat cigars to happy participants. Sponsored by the Gilbane Building Company, this is a big deal and just keeps getting better each year. William Gilbane III, who heads up the New York State division of the family-owned construction and real estate copany, lives in Skaneateles.

(Left to right) CNY PGA tournament director Joe Tesori Jr., CNY PGA president Richard Windstead and Kyle Reader were on hand for the Senior PGA Championship Pro-Am at Irondequoit Country Club on May 23.

Prudy Prior, LTM, (Licensed Massage Therapist) from Homer, NY, helps players get ready to tee off at the Gilbane event. Prudy is a specialist in Integrative, Swedish, Shiatsu, and reflexology. 607-591-9050

Against a backdrop of water, kayaks, flowers and lawns, Carlo Tamilia from Rocky’s Cigars (a great cigar lounge in Syracuse) shows off his products. 315-422-1997

Bellevue Country Club PGA Professional Steve Aloi worked at 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, NY in May. Aloi is a member of the PGA of America Board of Directors. He announced the golfers on the first tee May 16 and also worked the 18th green May 18.

Golf is always a part of Matt Chetney’s annual trip to Indianapolis for the Indianapolis 500. This year, Chetney, of Baldwinsville, golfed at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Indianapolis May 25. (Left to right) Greg Kersten, John Smyers, Chetney, and Marty Kersten.

Tess and Jeff Gordon, both of Oswego, had the opportunity to watch the best golfers in the world compete in the 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, NY in May. Participants at the recent Folds of Honor Charity event at Tuscarora (from l. to r.): Bill Lydon, Scott Webster Head Golf Professional at Tuscarora, Shane Harrod, CIV US Army Med Com., Fr. Kevin Maloney and Jim Wheeler.


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Junior League Tour

Jr Tour boys ages 19-20 (L to r): Jack Angelucci, Jake Domagal and Ryan Fecco.

Jr Tour boys ages 12-13 (l. to r): Carter Mizro, Ryan Jones and Porter Matt

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(l. to r.) Richard Zielenski, Gabe Williams and Caleb Decker, all from the Utica area, took part in the CNY PGA Junior Tour Championship in August at Turning Stone Casino Resort. Decker was also the Sub Junior District Amateur champ.

(l. to r.) Emily Barnes (left from Central Square) and Abigail Ainsworth (Cicero-North Syracuse/ Utica College) hold their trophies from the CNY PGA Junior Tour Championship at Turning Stone Casino Resort.

Skaneateles Juniors Score well

Skaneateles CC junior golfers Ty Jones, Stephen Bicks and Tyson DiRubbo all had great finishes in the NYS Boys Amateur Championship held at Seven Oaks Golf Club. Ty Jones came in 15th, Steven Bicks finished 22nd, and Tyson DiRubbo placed 21st in the Boys Sub-Junior Division. Ty Jones also won the SDGA Junior Match Play Championship last week. This event is a major for junior golfers in our area and quite an accomplishment!


Fall 2019 JULY Mark J Webb, July 26 at the 81 yard, 3rd hole using a 5 iron at Millstone GC. John Donovan, July 25, at the 135-yard, 13th hole at Highland Park Golf Club using a 7-iron. AUGUST Kevin C. Nickels, August 24 at the 145 yard, 17th hole using a 7 iron at Foxfire GC. Maura Gorman, at the 122 yard 17th hole using a 7 wood at Foxfire Golf Course. Vance Poole, August 25 at the 143 yard 17th hole using a pitching wedge at Foxfire GC. Michael Barbieri, at the 143 yard 17th hole using a pitching wedge at Foxfire GC. Vivian Butera, August 26 at the 159 yard 8th hole using a 3 wood at the Millstone GC. Kathy Alfieri, August 18th at the 120 yard 5th hole using a 3 wood at Meadowbrook Golf Course. John Wozniczka IV, August 18 on the 162 yard 7th hole using a 6 iron at Northern Pines GC. (John is 15) Cameron George, at the 170 yard 4th hole using an 8 iron at the Greens at Beaumont. Mike Figler, August 11, at the 159-yard 8th hole using a 6 iron at Onondaga Golf and Country Club Mike Matyasik, August 11 at the 182 yard 4th hole using a 6 iron at Northern Pines Golf Club. Mike Muldoon, August 7, at the 153-yard, 4th hole at Timber Banks Golf Club using a pitching wedge. Mike Barney, Aug. 7, at the 167-yard, 2nd hole at Tuscarora Golf Club using a 7-iron. Rich Haswell, August 8, at the 130-yard, 7th hole at Radisson Greens using a 9-iron. Carol Polimino, August 6. at the 147 yard 6th hole using a 9 wood at Green Lakes State Park GC. Sean Larkin, August 5, at the 81-yard, 3rd hole at Sunset Pines Golf Course using a 56-degree club. Chris Manzer, August 4, at the 119-yard, 16th hole at Westvale Golf Club using a 9-iron. Dave Kaminski, August 3, at the 119-yard, 16th hole at Westvale Golf Club using an 8-iron. Don Christian, August 4, on the 175 yard 16th hole using a 5 iron at the Sodus Bay Heights GC. (Christian’s 12th ace.) Fred Floyd August 1, on the 248 yard 12th hole while playing in the Clear Path for Veteran’s League at Lyndon GC Bruce Van Holtz, Aug. 1, at the 106-yard, 6th hole at Millstone Golf Course using a 9-iron. SEPTEMBER Brett Gorman, Sept 8, at the 106 yard 6th hole using a lob wedge at Millstone GC Foxfire Golf Course. Ryan Osborn, September 16, at the 140-yard 17th hole using an 8 iron at Foxfire Golf Course. Ed Musengo, September 3, on the 192 yard 11th hole using 5 iron at Westvale GC Musengo, 85 also shot a 75, 10 years under his age. SHOT THEIR AGE Vic DeSiro, age 79, shot a 77 at Foxfire Golf Course. Zeke Zakreski, age 76, shot a 76 on July 24 at Radisson Greens GC; 74 at Foxfire Golf Course on Sept. 6 and 75 Sept 3. Ed Musengo (See above) Jim Kaczor age 74, shot a 73 at the Oneida Community Golf Club on September 21. Witnesses were Vinny Grove, Jack McKeon, Roger McReynolds, and Fred Kiehm, all members at the Skenanoda Club. Paul Bednarz, age 77, shot a 76 at McConnellsville Golf Club on July 20. Dr. Dan Rabuzzi, age 84, shot his age at Drumlins Country Club on July 19. Vince Buttiglieri, age 83, shot a 77 at WaNoa Golf Club on July 15. Mary Coon, age 90, shot 89 at The Pompey Club on Aug 6. Dom Lombardi, age 87, shot a 79 at Sunset Ridge Golf Club on Aug. 6. Joe Tesori, age 70, shot a 69 at Green Lakes State Park Golf Course on Aug. 5 playing in the CNY-PGA Pro-Junior. Dan DeAugustino, age 78, shot a 77 at Vesper Hills on July 30.

Fulton • 315-593-1016

Evergreen Hills GC (9)

Kingston • 845-3331-2334

Apple Greens GC (9) Highland • 845-883-5500

Fallsview GC (9)

Ellenville • 845-210-3106

Green Acres GC (9)

Kingston • 845-331-2283

Oswego • 315-342-7888

Lazy Swan G&CC

Greenview CC

Mohonk GC (9)

W. Monroe • 315-668-2244

Stone Creek GC

Oswego • 315-343-2996

Streamside RV&GC (12) Pulaski • 315-298-6887

Tamarack GC

Oswego • 315-342-6614

The Elms GC

Sandy Creek • 315-387-5297

The Pines GC Vance Poole scored a hole in one at Foxfire.

Look for more aces in our next issue of CNY Golfer!

Alapaha Golf Links (9)

Emerald Crest GC

Daniel Russo of Schuyler Meadows Club captured his first state title at the 2019 NYS Men’s Senior Amateur Championship. The 61-year-old was the leader after 36 holes and became the champion after the final round was cancelled due to rain on Thursday. He finished at 1-over 145 (72-73). John Bufalini of Ives Hill CCC and David Hicks of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell shared the runner-up honors while John Hamilton of Hudson Nat’l GC broke through to win the Super Senior Division, his first state title.

Michael Barbieri a happy man after his ace at Foxfire GC.

Battle Island St Pk

Central Sq • 315-676-4653

Russo & Hamilton capture NYS Senior Amateur titles


Ulster County Public Courses

Caughdenoy Links GC

Maura Gorman gets her first Hole-in-One.

Kevin Nickels got his hole in one at Foxfire GC.

Oswego County Public Courses Fulton • 315-593-3408

Don Christian shows off his 12th ace!

Aced It!

Pulaski • 315-298-8100 * All courses have 18 holes unless otherwise indicated.

Saugerties • 845-247-0075 New Paltz • 845-256-2154

New Paltz GC (9)

New Paltz• 845-25-8282

Shawangunk CC (9)

Ellenville • 845-647-6090

Stone Dock GC (9)

High Falls • 845-3331-2334

Turtle Creek GC (9) Wallkill • 845-564-3220 Semi Private

Wiltwyck GC

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

Course Locator Map

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1 Lakeview Golf & CC 6642 E. Lake Road Auburn, NY 13021 315- 253-3152

2 Dutch Hollow CC 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

8 Liverpool Golf & Public CC

15 Seven Oaks Golf Course

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

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

9 The Lazy Swan Golf & CC

16 Turning Stone Resort

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

20 Kristen’s Kitchen Battle Island St. Park 2150 State Rt 48 Fulton, NY 13069 315-402-2694

7 Oswego County Courses See Listings page 16

12 Ulster County Courses See Listings page 16 13


Oak Hill CC

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

16 Turning Stone Resort

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

16 Turning Stone Resort

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

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 315-524-0022

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

17 Rome Country Club

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

18 Foxfire at Village Green 1 Village Boulevard Baldwinsville, NY 13027 315-638-2930

19 Lakeshore 1860 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

Cam’s Pizzerias See Logos on Map

Camillus: 112 Kasson Rd. 315-487-CAM1 Cicero Aldi Plaza: 5962 NY-31 315-698-CAMS Baldwinsville: Cr. Rte. 31&57 315-652-CAMS LeMoyne Plaza:1135 Salt Springs Syracuse 315-449-CAMS Oswego: 31 West Bridge St. 315-342-4255 Cam’s

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