Author: Mo'Golf

The Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarships & Walter J. Travis-Rudy Zocchi Memorial Scholarship

The Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarships and Walter J. Travis-Rudy Zocchi Memorial Scholarship For 2018, The Walter J. Travis Society is offering four scholarships for students who are outstanding amateur golfers, or pursuing careers in any one of the following fields of undergraduate or graduate study: Landscape Architecture, with goal of becoming a golf course architect. Turfgrass Management, with goal of becoming a golf course superintendent Professional Golf Management, with goal of becoming a Director of Golf and/or golf club professional Sports Journalism, with special interest in golf Go to:  www.TravisSociety.com/college-scholarship/ for more details, and application forms Deadline for...

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How to go about rebuilding Delaware Park Meadows golf course

Kevin Gaughan has championed the hiring of the Jack Nicklaus design firm to redesign and build a replacement course for Delaware Park Meadows, the unique, funky and flat course in Delaware Park. The Park Country Club was founded there, before moving out to Williamsville. The Country Club of Buffalo had its rudimentary beginnings across Nottingham Terrace from the park, on land that was later used for the 1901 World’s Fair. Alan Bozer recently had an Another Voice piece in the Buffalo News (to which Gaughan wrote his aforementioned response) on preserving Delaware Park and its golf environs. As you can...

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Alfred Stanger Application for Golf Industry Students

Don Mahaffey keeps the legacy of an employer and friend alive, in the form of a scholarship for students entering the golf industry. Read about it in Don’s words, and click the PDF link at the end to access the application. I met Al Stanger in 2005 when he told me he wanted a personal 18-hole golf course. He could always read me and when he saw the look on my face he said, “I do what I say I’m going to do”, and he did. The story of Wolf Point Club has been told many times here so I’ll...

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Niagara Golf Show returns for 7th year to the Scotiabank Convention Center

The 7th Annual Niagara Golf Show & Sale is slated for this March 3rd & 4th at the Scotiabank Convention Center (fallsconventions.com) It has grown yearly in support of the popular golf industry in the Niagara region. This year is no different as we are anticipating 2,500+ customers through the doors and 60 vendors to be present plus lots of other events happening over the weekend. There are so many things to do! Purchase those new bags, shoes, headwear, clubs and apparel from Niagara Golf Warehouse and Tee to Green Liquidators. Meet representatives from local and regional golf courses promoting their memberships, spring rates, presale guest...

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Chestnut Hill marks 30th anniversary season with new golf professional

  Chestnut Hill golf course, in Darien Center, New York, promises a number of reminders of its respected stature during this, its 30th season of operation. The club recently announced the hiring of Jim Labuda, a well-known teaching pro in Buffalo-Niagara. After stints at Terry Hills and Harvest Hill, among other clubs, Labuda signed on as the head golf professional for the 2018 season. Labuda will take on the shop and teaching duties at The Hill, and will offer individual and group lessons, along with clinics for golfers of all ages and skill levels. From the club’s website: Jim became a...

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Tom Tucker’s 2018 Golf Tips: Stage 8

Featured Tip: 3 Great Drills To Prevent Winter Rust For simplicity, all advice on actual swings or drills is provided from a right handed perspective. Here are my top 3 drills for preventing winter rust in your swing and for actually improving your game at the same time. The time investment will be minimal for the return on investment that these drills will yield. Drill 1 – Swing Something A Little Heavier Than A Golf Club Around Your Body Three Times Per Week, 20 repetitions per session. (Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 5 minutes) It could be a baseball bat,...

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