The 2012 WNYPGA Professional Championship was held at Whispering Woods GC, Erie, PA, on July 30th and 31st. Dwayne Randall of Peek’N’Peak Resort posted twin 71s to win by 4 over Steve Barber of Locust Hill CC in Rochester. Regional favorite Kirk Stauffer of Pine Acres CC in Bradford had 147 to claim third place.
Monthly Archive: July 2012
Earlier this season, I was out for my first hickory round with The Scrambler, using a borrowed set of clubs. On the second or third hole, I went down after a 4-iron, or mashie, if you prefer. I must have supponated my wrist and created some serious lag, because that …
Mornings and evenings in summer, or any time during spring or fall, are perfect occasions for a long-sleeved golf shirt. The proper and appropriate question is, which type? Traditional predominantly-cotton shirts have given way to blended tops that breathe, keeping you warm or cool, depending on the situation. A fine example of this 2010-style shirt …
The WNYPGA began a new Pee Wee Tour today at Wild Wood CC, Rush, NY that included kids ages 5-9 who played both 3-holes and 5-holes. Each kid had an official caddie daddy walking alongside carrying their clubs and helping them as they played the wonderful game of golf. For Results, Click Here
Seneca Hickory Stick will offer morning shotguns the next two days, including cart, practice balls and a terrific course.
I’ve written in other posts about the expanding pathway toward comfortable, sneakerish golf shoes. Golf is a battle against the self and the elements; why should its combatants be stuck wearing uncomfortable wingtips that remind us of uncomfortable places? I’m all for the options available today. The Nike Lunar Ascend presents an athletic appearance and …
The WNYPLGA Seniors Championship will be contested on Tuesday, July 31st, among 64 competitors. The event will take place at Glen Oak Golf Course in North Amherst. Tee times are set between 10:06 and 12:14 and may be accessed here.
Colin Burns and Norm Nieminen emerged from clusters of competitors to claim their respective divisions in the 2012 WNYPLGA individual championships. Burns posted rounds of 72 & 76 at Sheridan Park to notch a three-stroke victory in the A Bracket over runners-up Kyle Harman and Jim Henesey. Nieminen signed for 82 and 85, good for …
As I watched third-round coverage of the British Open, I marveled not at the diversity of swing types nor the field, but most of all, at the shoes the competitors wore. Despite golf’s traditional look of a wingtip golf shoe, fashion trends move toward a rounded, comfortable toe and a softer overall feel. The Nike …
Energy Athletic is a new apparel label in the golf market, selling short- and long-sleeved shirts. The basic facts are: 95% polyester, 5% spandex. The sizable claim is a process a treatment called IonX embeds negative ions into the fabric. The result, according to the company, is more power. How you interpret that is up …
I’ve no doubt that my colleagues at The Buffalo News and The Niagara Gazette will do Richy Werenski’s win the justice it deserves. Werenski plays for a perennial ACC favorite at Georgia Tech. He clearly has game, something that the Niagara Falls Country Club does a fine job in identifying.