New York Highlights


Matt Mattare of Darlington GC wins the 2017 Met Amateur at Laurel Links CC

Three Time Champ Danny Balin of Westchester CC came from six shots back on final nine holes to win the 95th Westchester Open presented by Callaway over 2014 champ David Pastore at Wykagyl Country Club in New Rochelle(Balin and Pastore to be featured in TTSG Podcast Episode 010, July 20th).


Ina Kim wins repeats as WMGA Stroke Play Champion at The Westchester CC.


Cameron Young of Sleepy Hollow CC becomes first amateur to win NYS Open at Bethpage Black.


Liliana Ruiz-Munoz wins WMGA Match Play Championship at Old Westbury Golf & CC.


Matt Lowe of Colonial Springs CC wins the 2017 Ike Championship at Century Club in Purchase, NY


Christian Cavaliere wins the 2017 Westchester Open at Whippoorwill CC in Armonk, NY

TTSG EPISODE OO8 – TALKING THE MGWA AWARDS DINNER WITH MARK O’MEARA, TOM WATSON, JIMMY ROBERTS AND ROB LABRITZ; TALKING THE CONNECTICUT AMATEUR WITH RICK DOWLING AND EVAN GRENUS

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World Golf Hall of Fame’s Mark O’Meara(right) interviewed at MGWA National Awards Dinner by News 12’s Greg Thompson(center) and Tom McCarthy(left).

World Golf Hall of Fame’s Tom Watson(right) posing with Pat Norton(left) of the Connecticut Women’s Golf Association at the MGWA National Awards Dinner.

In this week’s episode we’re talking the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association 66th National Awards Dinner Presented By Matercard with Mark O’Meara, Tom Watson, Jimmy Roberts and Rob Labritz.
The time each interview begins:

-Mark O’Meara(2:09)
-Tom Watson(6:47)
-Jimmy Roberts(10:13)
-Rob Labritz(13:29)

We’re also talking the 115th Connecticut Amateur Championship with new champ Rick Dowling and 2015 champ and this year’s runner-up Evan Grenus (Connecticut Amateur photos below).
The time each interview begins:

-Rick Dowling(16:05)
-Evan Grenus(23:36)

Rick Dowling wins 2017 Connecticut Amateur Championship at Tashua Knolls

 

2017 Connecticut Amateur Champ Rick Dowling(left) with runner-up Evan Grenus(right).

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)

TTSG EPISODE 002 – DUNWOODIE G. C. & TODD BORDONARO

Dunwoodie G.C Todd Bordonaro instructing Cormac Smith, Austin Lawless and Max Steiker

In this week’s episode I catch up with Todd Bordonaro. Todd is the director of instruction at Dunwoodie Golf Course in Yonkers. Among the topics we discuss:
– what it means to play a “county” course
– Todd’s involvement in the “First Tee” program
– his humble introduction to the game
– Todd’s insights regarding golf fitness.

Links mentioned in this episode:

– toddbordonaro.com
sacredhearths.org/golf-outing-2017

also:
– http://golf.westchestergov.com/dunwoodie-golf-course-
– for more information on the “Quinn For The Win” Golf Outing you can e-mail PatrickLiam320@gmail.com

Connecticut Golf


Theo Humphrey of Greenwich, Connecticut discusses his approach to competing in the 2017 U.S. Amateur

click here to hear David Pastore of Fairview Country Club in Greenwich describe his performance at the Westchester Open(Episode 010)

click here to hear podcast on Connecticut Amateur(scroll down to TTSG Episode 008)


The 2017 Connecticut Open final round at Ellington Ridge Country Club

click here to visit the Connecticut State Golf Association(CSGA)

click here to visit the Metropolitan Golf Association(MGA)

click here to visit the Met PGA

click here to visit the Women’s Metropolitan Golf Association(WMGA)

NJ Golf Highlights, Podcasts & Websites

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    Hollywood Golf Club Head Pro Kevin Weyeneth and Hollywood G.C. Superintendent Mike Broome discuss what it was like for the picturesque club in Deal to host the 2017 Met Open(scroll to TTSG Episode 015)

    Matt Mattare of Darlington GC and Bradley Lankler of Fiddler’s Elbow CC at the 115th Met Amateur Championship(scroll to TTSG Episode 013)

    Jake Mayer of Scotch Plains and Will O’Neill of Morristown at the 100th Met Junior Championship(scroll to TTSG Episode 011)

    Luke Graboyes of Watchung Valley wins NJSGA Open Championship over Grant Sturgeon of Arcola CC(TTSG Episode 010)

  • NJ amateur golfing brothers Luke & Mike Graboyes
  • and West Point Graduate Peter Kim of Royce Brook CC in Hillsborough(scroll down to: TTSG Episode 007)

  • NJSGA Tournament Director Eric Houseknecht(scroll down to:TTSG Episode 003)

click here to visit the New Jersey State Golf Association(NJSGA)

click here to visit the Metropolitan Golf Association(MGA)

click here to visit the Met PGA

click here to visit the Women’s Metropolitan Golf Association(WMGA)