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)
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
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
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)
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)
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.
New Jersey Section Junior PGA Championship at Fiddlers Elbow CC in Bedminster Township.
In this week’s episode we’re talking the New Jersey PGA Junior Tour with Greg Zohovetz. Greg is the NJPGA Junior Tour Director along with being in charge of Player Development.
Throughout the 2017 season 600 golfers participated in the NJPGA Junior Tour.
Among the topics discussed:
– The NJPGA Junior Tour final event of the season. The Precision Pro Invite-Bustard Memorial(1:52)
– How young golfers can get involved with the NJPGA Junior Tour(4:30)
– The road from junior golf to collegiate golf(10:16)
– The increased participation in the NJPGA Junior Tour(14:20)
– The NJPGA Junior Tour growth initiatives for 2018(17:44)
NJPGA Junior Tour Director Greg Sohovetz
The NJPGA Junior Tour season culminated with the Pro Precision Invite-Bustard Memorial at Old York Country Club in Columbus.
Boys Division Award Winners at NJPGA Junior Tour Precision Pro Invite at Old York CC, Colombus
Girls Division Award Winners at the NJPGA Junior Tour Precision Pro Invite at Old York CC, Colombus
For more on the NJPGA Junior Tour log onto:http://newjersey.pga.com/
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)
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click here to visit the Metropolitan Golf Association(MGA)