Author: Mo'Golf

Multiple Winners at Monsignor Martin All-Catholic Tournament

A two-week delay, thanks to weather, did nothing beyond delay the golfers of the Monsignor Martin high school athletic association. Originally scheduled for October 9th, a 10-hour downpour forced a 2-week postponement. On October 23rd, the Tan Tara golf club was prepped for the event and the tournament went off as scheduled. The All-Catholic championship serves multiple purposes. It identifies team champions in the A and B divisions. In addition, it recognizes the best six golfers (and ties) as members of the All-Catholic team. Finally, golfers who record a score of 80 and lower earn a spot in the...

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The Genius Ball: An Interview with Bret Blakely

OnCore made news in 2017 with the release of Elixr, its ball for expert players. In its brief existence, the Buffalo company has sat still for zero minutes, always pushing the limits of its R&D, its marketing, and its product. In addition to clothing and golf bags, the company took the extraordinary step of announcing the Genius Ball, essentially a smart golf ball with massive feedback for the golfer. Well, let’s let Bret Blakely, vice-president and co-founder, take over and walks us through the ball with a brain. Walk us through the OnCore golf ball timeline, bringing us to...

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Jacob Roach, The First Tee of Western New York

Jacob Roach is the third TFTWNY honoree to show sincere generosity in taking the time to answer our questions. Jacob high-profiled his way to Pebble Beach this year, where he participated in the Pro-Am portion of the PURE Insurance Championship, on the PGA Tour Champions. Roach was paired with Brandt Jobe, a California native who tied for 15th in the professional portion of the tournament. Roach finished second in October’s ECIC championship and will compete in the Section VI tournament in the spring, where he hopes to return to NYSPHSAA state-level competition in June. 1. Tell us who you...

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ECIC boys golf completes play at Sheridan Park

A day after Monsoon October washed out the All-Catholic Championship, forcing a 2-week postponement, the sun returned to western New York and the Erie County Interscholastic Conference completed its ECIC boys golf individual conference championship at Sheridan Park golf course in the town of Tonawanda.   This slideshow requires JavaScript. Andrew LaCongo medaled with 72. In case you wondered, that isn’t him above! 2017 All ECIC All Stars (Top 8 Finishers) Medalist: Andrew LaCongo , EA/Holl (72). #preptalklive @buffalogolfer @BeeSportsLive — Nate Leary (@OPGolfCoach) October 10, 2017 How well did Sheridan Park recover? Have a look. Sheridan Park...

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Wanakah restorevision nears completion

Wanakah country club has origins as a club with a sporty golf course. Originally developed as a summer club for those Buffalo magnates with getaways along the Lake Erie shore, the club has taken steps to return a bit of the club to the playing characteristics of the era in which it was developed, in addition to strengthening holes that might have been considered weak or featureless. What turned out is the type of course that William Watson envisioned when he laid Wanakah out in the 1920s. Wanakah, like most northeastern courses, fell victim to a tree-planting fever during...

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All-Catholic and ECIC championships highlight fall weekend

The All-Catholic championships (team and individual) of the Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association will be played on Monday, October 9th at Tan Tara golf club in North Tonawanda. A day later, the best of the Erie County Interscholastic Conference will tee up at Sheridan Park golf course in Tonawanda. Both tournaments will be played over 18 holes, with shotgun starts. The MMSHAA will see all players who shoot 80 and under, join the 11 qualifiers from the regular season (based on scoring average) at the New York State Catholic High School Athletic Association state golf championship at James...

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