I’m dashing off this quick little blurb about one month too late for Thanksgiving. I looked forward before I looked back at 2011. It was a memorable golfing year for me and I’d like to take the time to share those memories and gratitude with you.
Monthly Archive: December 2011
The Links at Ivy Ridge opened its tees to the public in July of 2005. The course was a collaboration between the two owners and a number of area golf architects and shapers. The golf course has hosted US Amateur qualifiers and a number of area events. Set back from Main Street in Akron, LAIR …
After spending day two with each other, western New York’s duo of Chris Covelli and Jonathan Clark will split up for day four of the South Beach International Amateur. Covelli turned in a 77 for a 50th place tie at 226 (+14). Clark went one stroke higher with 78 and will tee off two groups …
An ill wind must have blown in overnight in south Florida, as all but one contestant shot 70 or higher in round two. US Amateur champion Kelly Kraft added a 72 to his opening 66 to take a one-stroke lead over France’s Gary Stal. Unfortunately for the western New York contingent, the ill wind blew …
If there’s a good thing about the cold weather and snow in Buffalo, it’s that it gives us an official off-season in our golfing lives. Off-seasons are important. Some times we need to step away from our pursuits in life to reanalyze what we’re doing right and what we’re doing wrong. It gives us time …
Buffalo’s Chris Covelli, enjoying tournament golf after a self-imposed hiatus from the competitive game, stands in 6th place after round one of the inaugural South Beach International Amateur in Miami.
As we fast approach the end of 2011, it is time to award this years’ RICOS’ for outstanding achievement in professional golf. So after many long and grueling hours in a sweat lodge somewhere in Lackawanna, here goes:
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A posse of WNY amateur golfers is getting an early start on the 2012 Buffalo District amateur rankings. Chris Covelli, Jonathan Clark, Bill Gaffney, Jake Kreuz and Billy Hanes are in Miami, competing in the inaugural South Beach IAC, an event that runs Tuesday through Friday at Miami Beach and Normandy Shores golf courses.
Musings are trending on BuffaloGolfer.Com. First that Rico’s Rants looked back at 2011, followed by The Mouth That Roars, who peered forward into 2012. Call me a plagiarist, call me unoriginal, call me a visionary…I’m doing both. I’ve gathered four salient issues of local interest and am tackling the leads-up and the fall-outs.
Earlier this week Rico mused about the year that was in golf, it’s inspired me to muse about the year ahead… ~ After Tiger Woods won the Chevron World Challenge in early December, giving him his first win since the fire hydrant, my first thought was, “I’ve got to write a column…” Then, I sat …
Grab a copy of the January edition of Golfweek to find Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course on the list of 50 Best Casino Courses. The course is one of only four courses in New York to make the list while the majority of courses are located in the Southwest.
Some 30 years ago, the University at Buffalo abandoned a number of varsity sports at the beginning of its ascent of the division I-A mountain. One of the victims of the purge was varsity golf. In 2012, UB will field a club golf team for the first time. Buoyed by a slate of officers including …