Posted on February 6, 2012 by Mike Dyer
The New York State Golf Association will be heading west July 17-19 for the Men’s Amateur Golf Championship.
The 72-hole event is slated for picturesque Elmira Country Club here in the Finger Lakes Region.
Defending champion Dominic Bozzelli is expected to find strong competition from West New York shot-makers Ken Riter of Amherst, Blake Gianning, Carter Lucas and Matt Weins, all of Rochester and East Aurora’s Bill Hanes and Pete Creighton.
The Buffalo qualifier will be held at Wanaka Country Club in Hamburg on May 31. Wanakah, built in 1899, offers a difficult par-72, 6,952-yard layout. Entries will close on May 28.
For more details contact the New York State Golf Association’s website.
Posted on June 1, 2010 by Patrick Moran
One of the delightful things about South Shore golf course is that it provides a mixture of challenges and opportunity for golfers of all skill levels. For every hole that has you scratching your head if you fail to make par, there’s another waiting that’ll have you fist pumping if your score matches what the scorecard says it should.
As is the case with most public courses, South Shore has a number of holes that hardly will test how far your game has come along. But as I’m rapidly learning with most courses where anyone with a set of a clubs and a few bucks in their pocket can play, the trials and tribulations that lie on these greens are as strenuous as the prestigious clubs you must be a member to play at.
Golf Course Review: South Shore Country Club – continue reading…
Posted on May 25, 2010 by Patrick Moran
One of the real staples in Western New York golf, Grover Cleveland Golf Course is steep in tradition. It was the site of the 1912 U.S. Open, won by John McDermott.
That was a long time ago.
Now mainly considered a breeding ground for people learning the game and elders not wanting to walk longer, hilly venues, Grover is hardly a skilled tournament-level golf course. In fact, you’re as likely to see gentlemen in sandals and tee shirts shanking iron shots while enjoying a few “pops” as you are witnessing accomplished veterans spinning wedges back towards the flag.
Golf Course Review: Grover Cleveland – continue reading…
Posted on September 23, 2009 by Patrick Moran
Our debut golf post here at Buffalo Sports Daily isn’t a happy one.
Regrettably, it looks like PGA Senior Tour and former Buffalo native Jim Thorpe is in big trouble with the law.