TTSG EPISODE 007 – TALKING THE MGA’s 2017 IKE CHAMPIONSHIP WITH MATT LOWE, PETER KIM, LUKE GRABOYES AND MIKE GRABOYES

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Matt Lowe(center) posing with the MGA’s Brian Mahoney(left) and Chris Gaffney(right).

In this week’s episode we’re talking the 62nd MGA Ike Stroke Play Championship Presented by Callaway at Century Country Club in Purchase, New York with new champ Matt Lowe, West Point grad Peter Kim who tied for second this year and finished runner-up last season. We also catch up with Luke and Mike Graboyes. The New Jersey duo combined to win The Ike “Team” Championship.

The time each feature interview begins:

– Matt Lowe(2:30)
– Peter Kim(6:12)
– Luke & Mike Graboyes(9:57)

Links mentioned in this episode:

http://mgagolf.org

 

TTSG EPISODE OO6 – TALKING THE 2017 LONG ISLAND AMATEUR WITH GARETT ENGEL, MIKE MIRANDA, DOUG VERGITH, GEORGE BURNS, CHARLIE ROBSON AND CHRIS CRENSHAW

Legendary Long Island golfer George Burns(center) posing with 2017 L.I. Amateur Champ Garett Engel(right) and runner-up Mike Miranda(left) at St. George’s Golf and Country Club in Seatuaket, NY.

In this week’s episode we’re talking The 2017 Long Island Amateur Championship with new champ Garett Engel, runner-up Mike Miranda, LIGA Executive Director Doug Vergith, legendary Long Island golfer George Burns, former Met PGA Executive Director Charlie Robson and St George Golf and Country Club Head Professional Chris Crenshaw.

The time each interview begins:

1:58 – Garett Engel
9:10 – Mike Miranda
12:11 – Doug Vergith
15:27 – George Burns
22:50 – Charlie Robson
27:16 – Chris Crenshaw

The links mentioned in this episode:

http://longislandgolf.org
http://met.pga.com/

TTSG 005 – TALKING THE WESTCHESTER AMATEUR WITH CHRISTIAN CAVALIERE, BRAD TILLEY AND CHRIS GAFFNEY

In this week’s episode we’re talking The 98th Westchester Amateur Championship with new champ Christian Cavaliere, runner-up Brad Tilley and the Metropolitan Golf Association’s Director of Championships, Chris Gaffney.

Among the topics discussed with Christian:
– What it feels like to be the new Westchester Amateur Champion(1:50)
– How he sizzled in the second round AFTER he bent his putter and had to putt with a wedge(2:40)
– How he strikes a balance between practicing and competing(8:00)

Among the topics discussed with Brad:
– He assesses his runner-up performance in the Westchester Amateur(10:30)
– What it’s like competing in MGA events(11:08)
– His expericence competing several years as a pro before regaining his amateur status(13:25)

Among the topics discussed with Chris:
– The history of the Westchester Amateur(16:15)
– The 2017 MGA schedule(17:30)
– A preview of the upcoming Ike Championship(18:30)

For further information on the Metropolitan Golf Association visit mgagolf.org

TTSG 004 – TALKING CSGA WITH BRENT PALADINO

In this week’s episode we catch up with Brent Paladino.
Brent is the Director of Communications for the Connecticut State Golf Association csgalinks.org

Brent is also a former CSGA Player of the Year

Among the topics we discuss:

– Brent’s career as an accomplished CSGA amateur golfer(2:20)
– His transition to working for the CSGA(2:55)
– The CSGA’s premiere events for the 2017 season including the 83rd Connecticut Open(4:05)
– The CSGA’s Widdy Neale Scholarship(15:40)

TTSG 003 – TALKING NJSGA WITH ERIC HOUSEKNECHT

In this week’s episode we catch up with Eric Houseknecht. Eric is the tournament director of the New Jersey State Golf Association njsga.org

Among the topics we discuss:

– The NJSGA’s Championships Season(1:50)
– The exciting finish to the NJSGA’s Amateur Championship at Tavistock(3:10)
– The Women’s U.S. Open Qualifier at Hidden Creek(6:10)
– The upcoming NJSGA Open Championship at Metedeconk(9:10)
– NJSGA’s Member Golf Days(15:00)
– NJSGA’s Senior Interclub Championship(16:07)