Thursday, May 31, 2012

ON TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Bears Headed For Championship Game

  When your hot your hot and Tri-Valley Central School varsity coach John Rusin handed the ball to his ace pitcher Joey Mickelson in a Section 9 Class C semifinal game at Grahamsville Thursday and Joey fired a two-hitter and struck out eight as the Bears defeated Chester 1-0.
  The win advances Tri-Valley to the championship game Saturday afternoon at 3 against S.S. Seward who defeated Rhineback 4-1. The location of the game was not known at this time.
  Mickelson's record this season now reads 7-0 and in recording this pitching masterpiece he only needed 83 pitches.
  The only run came about in the second inning when Tyler Lopez singles, stole second and scored on an RBI by Steve McInerney.
  The game took only one hour and 20 minutes to play.
  The win pushes the Bears record to 17-4. Seward will come into the championship game with a 15-7 record.
Identification of the above photos, from top to bottom. Bears ace pitcher Joey Mickelson throws a strike in Thursday's 1-0 win against Chester. Tri-Valley short-stop Rodney "Taylor" Jester swings at a curve during the Bears 1-0 victory. Congratulation to everyone as pats on the back were in order with the win over Chester.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Here & There Column 5-29-12


Celebrating 15-Years Of Fellowship   w/photo

  The Rock Hill United Methodist Church Men's Fellowship Ministry will be commemorating their 15th anniversary on June 9.
  Although the official title of this ministry says Men's Fellowship the Saturday 9 a.m. gathering welcomes everyone as an interdenominational group of Christian believers from a various group of churches, denominations and many walks of life.
  This fellowship has continued to grow and their May 12 message on the topic of Mothers Day was inspirational and spiritually uplifting. 
  Using the Mothers Day theme Pastors Bob Pinto and Stu Pholman referenced scriptures from Ephesians 5 and urged husbands "to show them (wives) the respect that is due."  
  The morning scripture reading in Ephesians 5, verse 24 and 25 says, " So you wives must willingly obey your husbands in everything, just as the church obeys Christ. And you husbands, show the kind of love to your wives as Christ showed to the church."
  Those gathering for this Saturday morning worship enjoyed a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, grits, sausage, french toast, coffee and orange juice and we just loved watching Pastor Jim Persons whipping up those scrambled eggs.
  Any fellowship ministry that meets success has outstanding volunteer help but one of the guiding hands of this group is the great leadership of Church Lay Leader Charles Davis.
  Following breakfast and fellowship Charles passed out roses to all the ladies. 
  Thank God for these types of inspirational gatherings.


        



                                                   

Identification of Above Photos

Charles Davis, standing, Lay Leader of the Rock Hill United Methodist Church, presents Mothers Day roses to Ms. Maria (Angie) Santiago at the church's Men's Fellowship Ministry breakfast May 12. Looking on at the left is Angie's husband, Pastor Mosies Santiago, who will retire the end of this month as Christian Pastor at the Woodbourne Correctional Facility. 

Pastor Jim Persons whipping up those delicious scrambled eggs.

Pastor Stu Pholman delivering the morning's message.

                                                              

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Golfing Highlights Column 5-25-12


New Management At Tennanah Lake Golf & Tennis Club
  
   Golfers making their first trip to the Tennanah Lake Golf & Tennis Club will be greeted by new general manager Fran Muller and new Pro-Shop Manager Bret Reimer along with a popular outside dining deck which offers golfers a 60-mile panoramic view of the magnificent Catskill Mountains.
  Fran  has been associated with Tennanah Lake Golf & Tennis Club since 2008 when she worked part-time one day a week preparing the payroll. 
  Originally from Long Island Fran moved here to get out of the everyday Long Island grind and also to be home more with the children which would offer them a better quality of life. 
  After  moving into the local community Ms. Muller became involved with community service serving as local Chamber of  Commerce treasurer for the past five years, worked with Renaissance and is a church volunteer. 
  She is well liked and posses a great personality and when the opportunity came she stepped up and took the position of general manager which she prefers the title to be called  team leader.
  "We have a great team that has moved mountains with big and small changes to the course and property," Fran noted.
  "Our employees have really taken ownership and care about their jobs and the property as a whole, always looking beyond their scope of responsibility," Ms. Muller said. 
  Noting that the Thursday Men's league has almost doubled in size Fran added, "we continue to enjoy the support of our local businesses, organizations and residents," Fran said. 
  Twenty-three year-old Bret Reimer is the new Pro-Shop Manager and is starting his 5th summer of work at this facility. At the age of 12 Bret came up Tennanah Lake to play in the Youth Tournaments then started working as a cart boy and progressed up to working at the front desk.
  A resident of Hortonville Bret is a graduate of Sullivan West Central High School where he was a member of the school golf team. He is also a graduate of SUNY Oswego  with a BS degree in Political Science and Public Justice.
  Bret will teach youth leagues this season and he pointed out that the pro shop is fully equipped with leading brand clubs and custom-made clubs are now available.
  The course this year features new tee signs with sponsors, new cart paths on the back nine and a new signature hole at the 12th green. 
  The Grill restaurant is being managed by Food & Beverage Manager Casey Tallman with the restaurant serving lunch, breakfast and dinner. Call the club for restaurant hours.  
   Jimmy Bowers Jr. is the golf course superintendent.
   The golf facilities also offers a putting green and driving range.
  The facilities also include two tennis courts, a heated pool, stay and play packages and catering facilities at Wolf's Catering.
  Tennanah Lake is the oldest golf course operating in Sullivan County.
  Tee times reservations and information can be obtained by calling 607-498-5000 or at their web site, www.tennanah.com or by email at tennanahlake@aol.com 
  This week we will outline the front nine 1-9 and offer suggestions on how these holes should be played.   
  Hole No. 1 is a 355-yard par 4 with a slight dogleg to the left. Take your tee shot to the left center. A trap is on the right front section of this green. 
    Hole No. 2 is a 547-yard par 5 featuring a narrow opening in front of the tee but the fairway then opens up some 75 to 100 yards from the tee. A straight tee shot is a must here or a lot of trouble will greet you on the left and right. A sand trap is on the left side of the green. A long-straight tee shot and a solid second shot slightly down hill makes this green reachable in two and a good par or birdie possibility.
    Hole No. 3 is a 379-yard par 4 slightly uphill with a dogleg left. Best tee shot is right center on top of the hill. From here there is still a slight uphill shot. From 50 to 60 yards from the green there is a small deep ditch and it runs all the way across the fairway.
    Hole No. 4 is a 192-yard par 3. Drive it left center and there is a trap on the left side of this new green. Takes a long iron or 3 to 5 wood to reach the green. 
    Hole No. 5 is a 358-yard par 4 with a dogleg left. Some trees will come into play if you hit left. 
     Hole No. 6 is a 413-yard par 4 which presents to every golfer one of the smallest openings from the tee to the fairway we have ever seen. After a real straight tee shot the fairway does open up to the left but there are trees to the right. Best tee shot is left center. Some 100 yards from the tee there is another ditch which runs across the  fairway. A trap on the left and right side of the green also is a challenge. 
    Hole No. 7 is a 435-yard par 5 and the fairway runs straight uphill. This is where you let it all out with a long tee shot and a long iron or three wood from the fairway. A trap is on the right side of the green. Long ball hitters can go for the birdie on this hole.
   Hole No. 8 is a 312-yard par 4. Sand traps are on the left and right side of the green and a large tree stands almost in front of the green which makes for an interesting approach shot to the green.  
   Hole No. 9 is a 190-yard par 3 and is slightly uphill and seems to play longer than 190 yards. A tough par 3 with a new green but a good tee shot to the green almost results in a par. Sand traps are at the front and back of this green.
   We will outline  holes 10-18 in next week's column.

The Golf Tip
By Robert Menges  

    In today's ever-changing golf game, most players are under the influence that if they hit the ball longer they will play better.
    Even though technology has increased how far the ball will travel, the scores are about the same. There is no doubt that if you hit the ball longer you should have less club to the green and be able to get the ball closer to the hole and make more putts.
    I believe this to be true, but you better be able to hit the shots on the green close to the pin.
    To do this it's important to carry three wedges in your golf bag. Most golfers have a pitching wedge with 47-49 degrees of loft.
    You have a choice to make for the other two wedges. A gap wedge comes with about 50 to 53 degrees of loft and a lob wedge is about 60-64 degrees of loft. I would choose between these two clubs depending on how far you hit the ball.
    A lob wedge will save you shots around the green and a gap wedge will help you with the in between yardages in the fairway.
    You should always carry a sand wedge that has 54-57 degrees of loft.
    The next time you play a round of golf, count how many shots you take from 100 yards to the hole. I think you will find that this will total about 60 percent of your score.
    When you are trying to improve your score, it is important to lower the number of shots you take close to the green. I think having three wedges in your bag will help you accomplish a lower score.
     Robert Menges is the golf professional at the Swan Lake Golf & Country Club, Mt. Hope Road, Swan Lake. He is available for private lessons and if you have a question or subject you would like covered, he can be reached at 845-292-0323 or by e-mail at menges@hughes.net   

The Putting Tip
By Joe Bermel

  A special key  to good consistent putting is FINISHING THE PUTTING STROKE.
  Most golfers do not finish and then they wondwer why they are short of the hole.
  You start  the strike, you must finish and hold the finish.
  Finishing means the putter head is a minimum 2 feet past the ball. This helps the momentum, the ball will roll end over end and reach the hole.
  Joe Bermel is available for private lessons, group, corporate, organization and golf shows-tournaments. His special edition DVD "How To Putt Well" is available by calling 631-589-1384, at his Web Site www.ThePuttingDoctor.com or by email at joe@theputtingdoctor.com 

 Ed's Outlook

  We totally endorse fellow columnist Ken Cohen's remarks that poor decisions were made in the playing of the OCIAA boys golf tournament May 15 at Grossinger's.
  The weather that day wasn't fit for anyone but despite heavy rain some of the area's best local high school golfers were forced to play in terrible conditions.
  The weather and course conditions finally prevailed and play was suspended after 8-10 holes of play
  Is this what championship tournament golf is all about? 
  The OCIAA golf chairman and the coaches with the weather they were facing should have cancelled Tuesday's match and rescheduled the event later on that same week.
  We are sure that golf scores for this event would have been greatly improved under better playing conditions.

   Occasionally, tight space requirements results in items being edited out of columns. For full coverage of this column go to http://bght.blogspot.com This column is written by Ed Townsend,  a consultant to the amateur and professional sport of golf and to several golf writers associations. If you have a topic that you believe would make good reading or have league standings and tournament information, please call Ed at 845-439-8177, by e-mail at edwardctownsend@hotmail.com and by fax at 845-205-4474. This column is also available on Facebook. 


                                                          
Identification of above photos from top to bottom

Tennanah Lake Golf & Tennis Club's new Pro Shop Manager Bret Reimer, left, with the Club's new General Manager Fran Muller. 
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A new attractive addition at the Tennanah Lake Golf Course includes the installations of small pond like structures and a water fountain where the steam crosses the fairway on Hole No. 3. 
                                                                      
Tennanah Lake Golf & Tennis Club Golf Course Superintendent James Bowers, left, with Food Service Manager Casey Tallman. 

                                                                                  

               

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Here & There Column 5-22-12


Baldwinsville Lock 24

  The history buff in me always comes out when I see an historical project from the Erie Canal days still functioning today as part of the  modern Erie Canal.
  While traveling in the Syracuse-Fulton and Oswego area several weekends ago we secured motel rooms in Baldwinsville and after checking in asked the location of a nice restaurant.
  The motel desk clerk quickly without hesitation gave us directions to the Lock 24 Restaurant at 33 Water Street.
  Upon arriving at this location we immediately recognized that we were at a location with significant historical background. 
  Directly opposite the Lock 24 Restaurant was the Erie Canal (now referred to the Barge Canal) Baldwinsville Lock No. 24, a structure we amazingly have never seen before and after 100 years the lock is still lifting and lowering boats.
  Although the canal is now only open from May 1 through November 15, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week, in the summer, our memory took me back to the days we read about and were taught the workings of the Erie Canal. 
  The 100th anniversary of Barge Canal Lock 24 was celebrated last summer and although traffic on the canal is very different from the Erie days this waterway sees only a few commercial boats but pleasure boating is brisk. The canal system stretches 525 miles from the Hudson River to Lake Erie. 
  It takes a million gallons of water to "lock" a boat and the lock is all-electric, powered by 240 volts of direct current and folks in the restaurant noted that the "gates rumble mightily when they open."
  This artificial waterway and the locks that control it are an historical event with Lock 24 being one of the busiest along the canal system where nearly 20,000 boats lock-through in a season.
  Don't have a boat but would like to do some cruising on the canal. Go to these websites, lockportlocks.com, canalcruises.com, midlakesnav.com 
  Oh yes, before we forget, if in the area treat your pallets to outstanding food at the Lock 24 Restaurant. 
  Additional photos are posted on our Web page, http://bght.blogspot.com 

                                                                

Identification of photo

The historic Erie (Barge) Canal Lock No. 24 at Baldwinsville near Syracuse. 

                                                    

  

                                                    

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Getting Ready For Tri-Valley Prom

SOME OF THE PHOTOS OF TRI-VALLEY CENTRAL SCHOOL STUDENTS GETTING READY FOR THE JUNIOR PROM HELD SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE VILLA ROMA RESORT


Golfing Highlights Column


Joe Stegh's Golf Shows

  Targeting golfers when they can't play golf has proven why Joe Stegh meets with success in the presentation of the North Coast Golf Shows from mid-January through  mid-March.
  Tri-state golfers in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania flock each year to the Somerset, NJ show held annually in the Garden State Exhibit Center. 
  After many years of attending Joe's shows which previously were held at the Rockland County Community College, Syracuse, NY and now at Somerset we finally were able to get together and meet the President of this great golf show.
  Joe, 48, was born and still resides in suburban Cleveland, Ohio. He's married with a stepdaughter and the family also has four dogs.
  Joe's wife Tracey works with him selling booth space and handling exhibitor relations.
  An avid golfer, Joe started playing at an early age and now plays a couple times a week during the summer months. He formerly played in local Cleveland USGA amateur events when he was a member of a club where he was a 9-time club champion. The club was sold and went public so he can no longer enter these events. His current USGA index is 0.7.
  He held his first golf show in 1986 in Cleveland and the original concept for the show was to gather all of the local golf professionals together at the end of the season to sell their remaining pro shop inventory.
  The show's concept has now evolved into something much different where golfers can shop, compare and save on a huge selection of golf equipment, apparel, accessories, where you can plan your next golf getaway to fabulous resorts, where you can compete in skills competitions and win valuable prizes, where you can test, hit and compare the newest golf clubs, where you can enjoy entertaining stage presentations and demonstrations and where you can receive free instruction from PGA professionals. 
  His North Coast Golf Shows start out in mid-January and run through mid-March with 2013 shows already scheduled in Baltimore, New Jersey (Somerset) for January 18-20, Indianapolis, Washington, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Columbus and Pittsburgh.
  Moving the show from one location to another involves transporting  tons of equipment in four trucks. Joe brings with him to each show a staff of 11 people and he also hires an additional five or six people locally as well.
  His own staff of employees are mostly involved in setting up and dismantling all of their interactive features and displays and they also staff the long drive contest, demo range, long putt areas etc. etc. 
  Each show averages about 150 exhibitors which fills around 250 booths.
  The golf  entertainers selected for the shows are professionals who are popular with golfers and are good speakers.
  The only show we have missed in many years was the result of a severe snow storm that hit this area and we can attest to the fact that Joe Stegh's North Coast Golf Shows bring an outstanding, professionally run golfing event which is certainly refreshing and welcome to area golfers in the middle of our winter months. 

The Golf Tip
By Robert Menges

  COURSE MANAGEMENT--One of the most overlooked aspects in the game of golf is called "course management". 
  There are two different components that control the game of golf, mental and physical. Course management falls under the mental side of the game. Golfers of all ability levels can learn to shave strokes off their game by thinking. 
  Even the greatest golfers in the world hit errant shots once in a while. While some of them make fantastic miracle shots to get out of trouble the smart safe play is forgotten because it does not make the highlight reel. 
  I see golfers try to hit shots they are not capable of and it ends up costing them strokes instead of saving them. If you use good course management, sometimes it is better to pitch out to the fairway and then hit to the green.
  When you are playing a par 5 you may want to lay up with your second shot and then try to make a birdie by using a good wedge game. 
  If you find yourself in trouble on the course, make sure you go through all your options before you hit your shot. By using good course management you are able to keep a big number off of your scorecard.
  You may feel like you are giving up, but sometimes a smart safe play will save you strokes and improve your score.
  Robert Menges is the head golf professional at the Swan Lake Golf & Country Club on Mt. Hope Road in Swan Lake. He is available for private lessons and if you have a question or subject you would like covered, he can be reached at 292-0323 or via email at menges@hughes.net 

The Putting Tip
By Joe Bermel

  Confidence in your putting ability is a huge key.
  4 step process.
  1. Motivation to improve.
  2. Practicing the correct elements of putting including 4 putting drills.
  3. Quality, diligent practice putting sessions will bring good results.
  4. Good results will give the golfer the CONFIDENCE to continue the practice and building of putting skills over time.
  Joe Bermel is available for private lessons, group, corporate, organization and golf shows-tournaments. His special edition DVD "How To Putt Well" is available by calling 631-589-1384, at his web site www.ThePuttingDoctor.com or my email at joe@theputtingdoctor.com 
  The entire putting tip is available at http://bght.blogspot.com 

Ed's Outlook

  An interesting and unique tournament is scheduled this year on September 1 at the Tennanah Lake Golf Course and the Catskill Pheasantry Shooting Facility. 
  Teams will compete on the golf course and clay bird shooting at Catskill Pheasantry.
  The $400 entry fee per team includes golf, a prime rib dinner and drinks provided throughout the day. Lunch is available for purchase at both venues and participants must provide their own shotgun shells and safety glasses for shooting. 
  Scoring will include a scramble format for golf with every missed clay bird counting as an additional stroke. 
  Prizes will provided for best overall team, best golfing team, best shooting team and there will be raffle and door prizes.
  The event is sponsored by both venues and pre-registration is requested at 607-498-5000, 845-887-4487 or online at www.tennanah.com and www.catskillpheasantry.com or email at tennanahlake@aol.com or pheasantry@hughes.net 
  Rain date for the event is September 2. 

  Occasionally, tight space requirements results in items being edited out of columns. For full coverage of this column go to http://bght.blogspot.com This column is written by Ed Townsend, a consultant to the amateur and professional sport of golf and to several golf writers associations. If you have a topic that would make good reading or have league standings or tournament information, Ed can be reached by phone at 439-8177, via email at edwardctownsend@hotmail.com or by fax at 205-4474. For an expanded version of this column, please visit our Web page. We are also on Facebook.                                             



Identification of above photos

North Coast Golf Shows president Joe Stegh, right,  with Golfing Highlights Columnist Ed Townsend at the Somerset, NJ show.                                                        -

Local Sullivan County golfers and exhibitors at the Somerset, NJ North Coast Golf Show include, from the left, Golfing Highlights Columnist Ed Townsend, golfers Dean Winters, Charlie Winters, Villa Roma Resort Hotel representative Kelly Mullally and The Concord Monster Director of Golf Mike Stoltz.

                                                            


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Here & There Column 5-15-12


Goldstein & Sunshine Were Hotel Icons 

  If the remains of the former great Grossinger Hotel could talk they would certainly offer many great memories about former well known employees Louis "Lou" Goldstein and Morton "Morty" Sunshine. 
  Louis passed away April 2 and Morton died April 26. Both men were in their 90's.
  Lou Goldstein served as Activities and Entertainment Director and this is where he honed his famous version of the "Simon Says" game while Morty was popular at the hotel as its general manager.
  Goldstein while attending college at Long Island University became quite a notable basketball player there and this actually brought him to the Catskills and Grossinger's.
  Lou and his famous "Simon Says" game created many TV appearances on shows such as "Be Our Guest", "Mike Douglas", "Celebrity Superstars",  "ABC Superstars", "John Davidson Show", "Merv Griffin", "Dick Clark Show", "Battle of the Networks Stars", "Kids Are People Too", "Wonderama", "Canadian Superstars", all over 125 television appearances. 
  During his years (1948-1986) at Grossinger's Lou did half time shows for the NBA, NHL and baseball featured his nationally known "Simon Says".
  Lou was certainly an icon of this area and everywhere he worked he always make the audience laugh.
  Morty in his early working days worked with his father and then went out on his own into advertising and publicity. He went back into the hotel business and opened The Doral Hotel and Country Club in Miami and then went on to open hotels in Puerto Rico and Mexico. 
  In 1964 Jennie Grossinger asked Morton to come to Grossinger's to help out following the death of Harry Grossiner. In addition to serving as general  manager for over 7 years he was also the general manager at the Granite in Kerhonkson.
  His passion to teach got him his Master's degree at Empire College and he taught at both the Woodbourne and Sullivan Correctional facilities. He also became at NYS inspector at Monticello Raceway testing horses for drugs.
  Monty also loved raising Great Danes for several years.
  These two outstanding professionals will long be remembered for adding so much over the  years to the historic Sullivan County hotel industry. 

                                                          

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Local Bowlers Look To College Competition

  The dream of bowling in high-level college competition has become a reality for Monticello bowlers James Durland and Eddie Walsh who starting this fall will become members of the Union College bowling team located in Barbourville, KY.
  Union College has notified both Monticello bowlers that they will receive bowling scholarships and the college head bowling coach Brad Piper stated "with both of these students along with others in this years recruiting class I believe that we will have a real shot at winning nationals next year."
  High praise of Durland and Walsh, who presently compete in United States Bowling Congress  (USBC) men's and mixed leagues at Kiamesha Lanes, also comes from their Saturday Morning Youth league coach Mal Press who met the boys some four years ago and started offering instructions on "angel of entry into the pocket, hand position, lack of tork on the ball at release, and subtle changes in their lines to the pocket." 
  Press, a highly respected bowler and coach is listed as "one of the better coaches" by the New York State USBC Association and when approached by Brad Piper asking if Mal had any young men special enough to join his program. Mal became one of the biggest college recruiters in the country and was a line officer and a board member with the New York City USBC Association. At the age of 70 Press bowls in eight leagues, is a certified lane inspector and averages in the 190's.
  Both Walsh and Durland's names were offered to the Kentucky coach and on December 10 of last year the boys journeyed south for tryouts.
  The tryouts skills test showed very clearly that coach Press had indeed helped develop two outstanding young bowlers as both Durland and Walsh recorded the top two scores of anyone  that has taken the skills test.
  Durland scored the highest score of any recruit with an 875 out of a possible 100 and Walsh the second highest score with a 772. 
  Coach Piper when asked what his forecast about the future of his college team would be with Walsh and Durland as members said he could see them "battling for a national championship next year with Eddie and James battling for rookie/bowler of the year in the nation."
  In discussing the Union College scholarship offer James said, "we should both be getting about a half scholarship but that can go up next year based on performance." He added that "I finished second in a recent college "Bulldog scholarship tournament and won an additional  $12,000 ($3,000) a year scholarship.
  Coach Press added that "knowing the abilities of all the boys it makes me a proud coach and they'll be nationally recognized without question."
  Twenty-year-old Eddie Walsh has been bowling for some 13 years and came up through the ranks of the Saturday Morning Youth leagues at Kiamesha Lanes.
  Presently a 200 plus average bowler he has scored several perfect 300 games, the first one coming while bowling in the Jr./Major Saturday morning youth league. A 2009 graduate of Monticello Central School, he is single and employed by KIamesha Lanes and Thompson Sanitation. 
  James Durland, 19, a 2010 graduate of Monticello Central School, has been bowling for some 14 years, 13 years in the youth league. 
  A 200 plus average bowler Durland is presently employed at the Pep Boys distribution center in Chester. 
  As to his future in the sport of bowling James said, "I do look forward to going further with college bowling," and "the team should have the firepower to compete nationally next year."
  Durland added that "I'd like to see how I compete on a big collegiate stage before I think about bowling professionally."
  Union College Bulldogs head coach Brad Piper is completing his second season, making him the second person to take the helm since the program was revitalized in 2008. He is a Bronze Level USBC coach. 
  Union College has a long and rich history in athletics and offers 21 different intercollegiate athletic programs. They are a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Association and a member of the Appalachian Athletic Conference and the Mid-South Conference in football only.

                                                        
    Identification of photos from top to bottom. Union College bound Freshman bowlers, l to r, Eddie Walsh and James Durland, Union College Coach Brad Piper and Local USBC Coach Mal Press.

                                                           
  

Golf Event Calendar


                                                           Golf Events 

May 12, Monticello High School Golf Outing, Swan Lake Golf & Country Club. Information Dennis Browne, 774-9436.
May 18, Mamakating Lions Tournament, Terry Brae Golf Course, Information 434-2620.
May 18, Marine Corp. Golf League Outing, Lochmor Golf Club, Information 434-1257.
May 19, Fallsburg PBA Tournament 9 a.m. Shotgun. Lochmor Golf  Club. Information 434-1257.
May 20, Pars For Parkinsons Outing, Terry Brae Golf  Course, Information 434-2620.
June 1, Monticello PBA Tournament, 100 players, A.M. shotgun.Lochmor Golf Club, Information 434-1257.
June 1, Jake Hulse Memorial Tournament, Swan Lake Golf & Country  Club. Information Bill Hulse, 292-0438
June 3, Fallsburg Lions Tournament. Terry Brae Golf Course. Information 434-2620.
June 3, Shady Acres Hunting Club Outing. Ternnanah Lake Golf & Tennis Club. Information 607-498-5000.
June 9, 10th Annual Jake Classic Golf Outing, Terry Brae Golf Course. Information call 434-2620.
June 10, New City 30P, 12 noon shotgun. Terry Brae Golf Club. Information 434-2620.
June 10, Hiriam Jones HC Tourney, Lochmor Golf  Club, Information 434-1257.
June 11, Bull Pen Outing, Terry Brae Golf Club. Information 434-2620.
June 10, Jeffersonville Lions Club Tournament, Swan Lake Golf & Country Club. Information Doug Immoor, 482-5094.
June 16, Twinbrook Duffers Outing. Lochmor Golf Club. Information 434-1257. 
June 16, Rock Hill Ambulance Tournament. Terry Brae Golf Club, Information 434-2620.
June 22, 2012 Pro-Am Tournament to benefit Occupations, Inc. At the Golf Club at Mansion Ridge, Monroe. Information email jporter@occupations.org 
June 23, Tarfaglia Picklepuss Tournament, Terry Brae Golf Club, Information 434-2620.
June 29-30, Twin Village Golf  Club first time ever Ryder Cup  fun team event. Two consecutive evenings at 5 p.m. 9 holes each evening.Very low entry fee around $5 each evening. Call Ralph Kirchner at 607-498-5555.
July 1, Billy Moran Memorial Golf Outing, Villa Roma Golf Club, Golf & Dinner $85. Information call 887-4734 or 87-4174
July 3, Claryville Open, 11 a.m., Lochmore Golf Club, Information 434-1257.
July 7, Cornell Co-Op Tournamment, Swan Lake Golf & Country Club. Information Sean Welsh, 292-2420.
July 8, Annual Twin Village Golf Club Memorial Tournament. Twin Village GC, 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. start times. Information 607-498-5557
July 14, Friends Outing, Swan Lake Golf & Country Club. Information 292-0323.
July 14, Carlson 1:30 Shotgun Outing, Lochmor Golf Club, Information 434-1257.
July 14, Liberty Elks 11th Annual Golf Tournament, Tennanah Lake Golf & Tennis Club. Early Bird Special, call Harry or Peggy Fox at 482-5331.
July 15, Liberty Booster Club Outing, Swan Lake Golf & Country Club, Inforamation Deb Simpson, 292-0323.
July 20, D.O.C.C.S. Outing, Swan Lake Golf & Country Club. Information 292-0323.
July 20, Country Store Youth Foundation Tournament, Tennanah Lake Golf & Tennis Club. Information 607-498-5000.
July 22, Swan Lake Fire Company Tournament. Swan Lake Golf & Country Club, Information 292-0323
July 22, Lazy Beagle Golf Tournament, Tennanah Lake Golf & Tennis Club. Information 607-498-5000.
July 27, 28, 29, Sullivan County Democrat Two-Man-Better Ball Golf  Tournament, Villa Roma Country Club. Entries must be postmarked no later than July 11. Information Fred Stabbert III, 887-5200.
July 28, Monticello Fire Dept. Tournament. Lochmor Golf Club. Information 434-1257. 
July 28, Twinbrook Duffers 9 a.m. shotgun Outing, Terry Brae Golf Club, Information 434-2620.
July 29, N.A.M.I. Outing. Swan Lake Golf & Country Club. Information Al Beatini, 754-8752.
July 29, Roscoe Kiwanis Club Tournament. Tennanah Lake Golf & Tennis Club. Information 607-498-5000.
August 5, St. George's Church Outing, Swan Lake Golf & Country Club. Information Bill Moloney, 482-5625.
August 10, Sheriff's Outing, Lochmor Golf Club. Information  434-1257.
August 10, St. Joseph's Church Outing 9 a.m., Terry Brae Golf Club, Information 434-2620.
August 19, Town of Callicoon Republican Party Outing, Swan Lake Golf & Country Club. Information Bonnie Hubert, 482-5390.
August 23, Ralph Behar Tournament, Terry Brae Golf Club, Information 434-2620.
August 24, Mahwah Elks Tournament 8:30 shotgun. Terry Brae Golf Club. Information 434-2620.
August 25, O.B. Outing. Swan Lake Golf & Country Club. Information 292-0323.
August 26, Roscoe/Rockland Fire Department Tournament, Tennanah Lake Golf & Tennis Club. Information 607-498-5000.
Sept. 1, Pull & Putt Tournament presented by Tennanah Lake Golf & Tennis Club  and Catskill Pheasantry $400 entry fee for 4 person team. Dinner and drinks, a special event. Information call 607-498-5000 or 887-4487. 
Sept. 2, Dave Curreri Memorial Tournament, Swan Lake Golf & Country Club. Information Joe Cirreri, 292-0323.
Sept. 15, Warwick GL Outing 8 a.m. shotgun. Terry Brae Golf Club. Information 434-2620.
Sept. 16, Rock Hill FD Tournament. 12 noon shotgun. Terry Brae Golf Club. Information 434-2620.
Sept. 15, Trevor Simpson Memorial Tournament, Swan Lake Golf & Country Club. Information Bob Simpson, 439-5034.
Sept. 16, Methol Hunting Club Tournament. Tennanah Lake Golf & Tennis Club. Information 607-498-5000.
Oct. 1, Putnam Fire 11 a.m. lunch, 12 noon shotgun. Terry Brae Golf Club, Information 434-2620.

 

Golfing Highlights Column 5-11-12


Golfers Look For Pain Relief 

  The popularity of magnetic therapy and the introduction of a revolutionary product developed for people that suffer from osteoarthritis, rheumatic arthritis along with chronic back and neck pain is always a popular topic of discussion with golfers. 
  When visiting recently on the telephone with Sami Int. company representative Michelle Kaleta  she  explained that the Golfers Pain Relief product is used externally to treat serious problems such as dull aching pain in the lumbar region of the back, rheumatic pain, extreme cases of arthritis, sports injuries and neck and muscle joint pain.
  Michelle noted that this product is so effective as a pain reliever because it contains a special blend of natural powerful herbs with a high concentration of Capsicum, St. John's Wort and Boswellia Serrata.
  Sami International Inc. president and chief executive officer Michelle Callahan prior to starting her own company in 1999, spent 17 years launching new products for companies such as Revlon and the Lancaster Group.
  The Golfers Pain Relief product was first introduced in 2003. When Michelle started the company in 1999 they began as a manufacturer of hand and nail skin care products that sold to salons and spas.
  Having suffered from knee injuries along with neck and back injuries and pain and some arthritis the only way to tell if a product like this works is to try it. We have been using this product several years now and find it offering great relief from the injuries I have and there is relief from arthritis pain.
  Sami International also specializes in magnetic therapy bracelets.
  Ms. Kaleta carefully explained that their bracelets contain 3000 Gauss on every link.
  Magnetic therapy is today an ancient tool for modern times and the bracelets have proven to be effective in relieving pain from arthritis, tendinitis, headaches, muscle strains, carpel tunnel syndrome as well as in speeding the healing of wounds and injuries.
  Michelle Kaleta pointed out that the use of magnets as pain therapy for alternative health purposes and other forms of homeopathy goes back to ancient China.
  Magnets are man-made, with either a ceramic or neodymium housing. The latter are considered the best. The magnetic energy can be controlled as to its positive and negative charge and the amount of each.....which is called a Gauss rating. The higher the Gauss, the stronger the magnet. Negative energy is considered the most effective for pain relief.
  The magnetic bracelet is popular and while spending a day of golf at your local course you will find many people wearing these bracelets. The king himself, Arnold Palmer wears a  magnetic bracelet.  Information on the Golfers Pain Relief and their magnetic bracelets may be found at www.golferspainrelief.com or by phone at 877-726-4468 or email at samicosmetics@att.net

The Golf Tip
By Robert Menges
                     
 Preventing the Flying Right Elbow:
 The flying right elbow is one of the game's best known negative touchstones.
  It occurs in the back swing when the elbow just out behind the player so the right arm forms the letter V or L, depending on the angle from which you view it.
  What's wrong with a flying right elbow?
  It restricts the width or arc of the back swing, for one thing. It also makes it difficult to get the shaft parallel at the top of the swing with the longer clubs, a restriction that reduces power.
  Finally, you don't want the elbow jutting out in the downswing because this also limits power and adds inaccuracy to the mix.
  So, you must drop down and in toward your right side. This connection is an extra move that must be made in less than a second of real time.
  However, trying to keep the elbow in close is too restrictive. It prevents a free-flowing overall swing motion and narrows the width of the back swing, both of which costs power.
  The right elbow can move away from the right side so long as it remains pointed down toward the ground and in a viable effective position. This will generate fluidity in the swing and allow the elbow to easily and readily return to or near the right side in the downswing.           You do want the elbow close to the body in the downswing because it keeps the club moving from the inside.
  To put it another way and more meaningful, it prevents the club from going "over the top" and cutting the ball from outside to inside the target line at impact.
  Which is to say, with the right elbow in close to your side at impact, you are much less likely to hit a slice.
  Indeed, there is a very good chance you will get a nice little draw on the ball.
  Robert Menges is the head golf professional at the Swan Lake Golf & Country Club, Mt. Hope Road, Swan Lake. He is available for private lessons and if you have a question he can be reached by phone at 292-0323 or via email at menges@hughes.net  

The Putting Tip
By Joe Bermel

  The miscue of golfers is that on short putts, especially, they decelerate on the forward stroke.
  Golfers need to do the exact opposite, that is accelerate on the forward stroke. 
  Short putting is from a tap up to 6 ft., the "holy grail" of putting. 
  Paramount to be proficient here......Your 2ed putt on every hole is between a tap in and up to 6 ft.
  How many of these 18 you make or do not make will determine your score. 
  Joe Bermel is available for private lessons, group, corporate, organization and golf shows-tournaments. His special edition DVD "How to Putt Well" is available by calling 631-589-1384, at his web site www.ThePuttingDoctor.com or by email at joe@theputtingdoctor.com

Pro-Am Tourney
Set For June 22

  The 2012 Pro-Am Tournament to beneift Occupations, Inc. will be held on Friday, June 22 at The Golf Club at Mansion Ridge, a Jack Nicklaus signature course in Monroe. 
  The event is hosted by Mark Lye of The Golf Channel with celebrity guest Holly Sonders.

Ed's Outlook

  Upon reflection, what was worse? Tiger Woods performance at the Masters or his behavior? Neither was anything to get excited about. Woods' tie for 40th was his worst at the Masters as a pro and his worst finish in a major championship as a pro in which he played 72 holes.
  Then there was his frustration, which came out in full force, swearing at audible levels and the drop kick of his 9-iron during the second round after a poor shot at the 16th hole. 
  He deservedly caught a lot of heat for his outburst. 

The Golf Events Calendar can be found as a separate blog.
                            
  Occasionally tight space requirements results in items being edited out of columns. For full coverage of this column go to http://bght.blogspot.com This column is written by Ed Townsend, a public relations consultant to the amateur- professional sport of golf and to several golf writers associations. Information can be submitted by phone at 845-439-8177, by email at edwardctownsend@hotmail.com or by fax at 845-205-4474. We are also on Facebook.

                                        

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Tri-Valley Completes Sweep Over Manor

The Tr-Valley Bears boys varsity baseball team completed a three-game sweep of Livingston Manor Thursday afternoon at the Manor home diamond with a 13-11 win.
  George Battatta pitched the entire game for the win giving the Bears a 12-3 record.
  Joey Mickelson led the offensive attack  going 6 for 6 and knocking in three runs with five singles and a double.
  Rodney "Taylor" Jester had four hits while Mike Foster and Fred Dumond added three hits each.


  Identification of the above photos, top to bottom include Tri-Valley Pitcher George Baggatta in his windup,  Tri-Valley third baseman Mike Foster getting set in the batters box, Tri-Valley short stop Rodeny "Taylor" Jester hitting one of his four hits and Tri-Valley fans sitting in the sunshine and rain enjoying their team efforts.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Here & There Column 5-8-12


 Honesty Is Still Alive

  Is honesty a real part of your life?
  Many folks would say that honesty was instilled into their psyche as a child.
  Mom was always a righteous person, had a good religious background and a definite moral compass that she passed along to family members by her words, deeds and examples. 
  Some in our society today don't get it when it comes to truth, justice and what is right.
  The problem has always been the truth, if told, can often hurt people unnecessarily. There are some things that need not be told to protect someone from pain.
  As a long time photo-journalism columnist I have taken the belief that what I convey to people is real and not tainted by ulterior motives or lesser truth as being aware of one's ego and motives is a useful tool in determining the reasons behinds one's actions.
  You see, what honesty is, is often not obvious and needs some understanding. I think kindness is a consideration when answering a leading question. There is a give and take in all relationships and being honest can only improve your entire lifestyle. 
  A trend in society today seems to show a general lack of trust and honesty many times is imbued in our attitudes and this is all because we have chosen to be dishonest with our true feelings.
  Honesty is the best policy and over the weekend of April 28-29 while traveling upstate to the NYS Elks Bowling Tournament, then visiting friends Sunday in Binghamton and shopping at the Johnson City Wegmans Supermarket we arrived home and several hours later learned what real honesty consists of.
  After unpacking our clothes, putting away items you take on a trip, doing some laundry and putting the items away we purchased at Wegmans I asked my wife what was the brand name of one of the products we bought at Wegmans.
  My wife paused and said that she did not remember putting that item away while unpacking the groceries. We looked around the house, searched the car and then my wife recalled that she thought she heard something fall and hit the ground when she was putting the groceries into the back seat of the car at the  supermarket parking lot but since she did not see anything laying on the ground by the car she closed the car door and we left the parking lot. 
  Being that the item we could not locate was valued close to the $20 range I called Wegmans to just ask if possibly the clerk set this item aside and did not put it into our shopping bags.
  The customer service clerk replied back to me, Mr. Townsend you just are not going to believe this," and went on to say, "the item you are inquiring about apparently dropped out of your shopping bag in the parking lot and it was picked up by one of our customers and brought back into the store." 
  Well, I almost fell off the chair I was sitting in as the customer service representative told me all we had to do is bring in the receipt showing the item and that they had it recorded in their computer system and anytime I was in the store I could pick up the same item without any charge. 
  Now go ahead and figure this one .... I can truthfully say that honesty is still alive in today's society. 

                                                                              

 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Golfing Highlights Column


             
 Early Golf In March--Now Tee It Up For Leagues   

  Weather has been mixed the past several weeks, some nice golf days and then again some not too nice golf days. 
  Who would have ever believed that golfers would have been out on Sullivan County course's in the middle of March. In all the years I have been golfing in Sullivan County never have I played golf in early to mid March. 
   The mixed bag of weather has not deterred the launch of the Sullivan County golf season where  golf leagues are now posting their schedules.
    The grass is  growing, some trees are budding so its time to tee it up....hit it straight and long and enjoy our golf season.   
    Golfing Highlights is back for our 12th season and we will continue to provide you with a column filled with golf league statistics and standings, golf tournament information, golf trips and vacation news, new golf equipment, a tip each week from a local golf professional, Ed's Outlook, golf feature stories and a weekly review of golf courses in and around our area.
   Special attention this week goes out to all golf league secretaries and club professionals.....remember to get your weekly golf league highlights and standings to Ed Townsend, PO Box 116, Livingston Manor, NY 12758 or e-mail them to edwardctownsend@hotmail.com   Visit out Internet Web Site at  www.http://bght.blogspot.com                             

 Welcome Back To
  Pro Bob Menges  

    We welcome back to our Golfing Highlights Column for his ninth year, Professional Robert Menges from the Swan Lake Golf & Country Club who will again entertain and hopefully educate golfers with his writing of the weekly "Golf Tip." 
    Bob, 44, started his golf career as an assistant pro at the Swan Lake Golf Club under then head pro Steve Eisenberg. From Swan Lake he and Steve moved to the Huff House at Tennanah Lake where Steve formed the Steve Eisenberg Golf Academy. The Academy and Bob Menges then moved to the school's locations at Eddy Farms near Sparrowbush and the Town of Wallkill Golf Course near Middletown. 
    Bob then took his first job as a head professional at the Tennanah Lake Golf Club and two years later became the head professional at the Swan Lake Golf & Country Club. He competed in local PGA tournaments, the local Pro-Am tournaments and the Metropolitan local tournaments.
  Menges has been playing golf since he was 6 and remembers well starting out at the former Waldemere Golf Course at  Shandelee above Livingston Manor. 
   Married to Kathy, who is a nurse, the Menges' live in the Jeffersonville area.
   Menges noted that he will be giving private golf lessons and will conduct Junior Golf Camps during different weeks this summer. The Swan Lake Golf Club presently has three leagues, Tuesday Men's, Wednesday Men's, Thursday Ladies and is planning a Friday Mixed league also.    Golfers may call Bob at 845-292-0323.  

Golf Tip
By Robert Menges

  Play golf to stay young. 
   The tip: In today's day in age, with modern medicine and advances in science, people are living longer and healthier lives. So many senior citizens are exercising and eating right to maintain an active life. Research shows that playing golf can add years to your life and keep the mind sharp.
   I believe there is no other way to enjoy nature then being out on the course. Seeing the animals, hearing the birds chirp, certainly gives a sense of appreciation of life. Most golf courses afford gorgeous views, vibrant color and good old fashioned fresh air. There is no better way to spend a few hours with a group of friends while walking, talking and laughing your way around the course                 Everyone knows what a mental game golf is. One of the best ways to keep the mind sharp is to have one use your mind for the technical side of golf. Golf is the perfect sport for this because you are getting mental stimulation, you are counting strokes and analyzing your next shot.
   In your search for the fountain of youth, let golf help you find your way. By getting exercise, stimulating your mind and having social interaction, you can stay younger and live longer.
   Robert Menges is the head golf professional at the Swan Lake Golf & Country Club, Mt. Hope Road, Swan Lake. He is available for private lessons and if you have a question or subject you would like covered, he can be reached at 845-292-0323 or via e-mail at menges@hughes.net         

The Putting Tip
By Joe Bermel

  We welcome back for the second year the world famous "Putting Doctor" Joe Bermel to our weekly column. Joe will entertain golfers about the importance of putting to the entire game of golf.
  Putting: A Pragmatic Approach:
  How important is putting to the entire game of  golf.? We can not understate it. On average, 43% of the total score is putting. For a golfer to tangibly raise the skill level of their putting game, they must understand, and be committed to apply, all of the Keys To Good Consistent Putting.
  Absolute Key # 1 is organization of your mind. What are we going to do and how are we going to go about doing it. A clear organized mind is paramount. Key # 2 is a specific, exacting, methodical PPR ( Pre-Putt Routine). A great PPR is always airtight. Key # 3 is that of a triangle. Your eyes see the distance between the ball and the hole. A signal is sent to your mind. Your mind sends a signal to the muscles in your fingers for the amount of acceleration for the desired distance you want the ball to travel. EYES, MIND, HAND.
  Joe is available for private lessons, group, corporate, organizations and golf shows-tournaments. His special edition DVD "How To Putt Well" is available by calling 631-589-1384, at his web site www.ThePuttingDoctor.com or by email at joe@theputtingdoctor.com 

Golf Courses Note
New Improvements

  The Swan Lake Golf & Country Club has announced improvements to their bunkers for this coming season. 
  The Tennanah Lake Golf & Tennis Club announces new cart paths and a beautiful expanded pond on hole No. 12. 

  Leagues Are
  Being Formed

  The Tennanah Lake Golf & Tennis Club announces the forming of their Thursday 5 p.m. Men's league that will start league play on May 17. The league is a 2-man team and the handicaps will be point based just as the previous year. Nine holes played each week and league members will enjoy a  meal after the match. Price for the league is $150 per person for members and $250 per person for Non-Members. League fees will include dinner each week and year end prizes for the winners.Weekly car fee is $10 if you do not have a full golf/cart membership. 
  The club is also interested in forming a Ladies league and any interested ladies can call 607-498-5000

  Twin Village Golf
  Club  Half Price
  Membership Fee

  The Roscoe Twin Village  Golf Club is offering a half-price membership fee for golfers who have never been a member before. The half-price membership fee allows you full membership benefits. 
  For information call Chuck Husson at 607-498-5557.  

                                                                                              
  Ed's Outlook                
                                                                              
 We are seeing more and more the promotion of "Golf Packages" throughout various sections of  New York State and South Carolina and sometimes get concerned that no efforts are being put forth to sell Sullivan County golf with hotel/motel and dining facilities all pitching in and working together to get golfers to visit and golf in our beautiful golf paradise.
    Golfers can go to South Carolina in the spring and fall and find packages that offer golf, cart, two in a room motel accommodations and breakfast and dinner for between $70 and $80 a day.
   We have started to see some dinner and golf and lunch and golf packages offered in Sullivan and Delaware counties but there has to  more of an effort to get motel/hotel owners, restaurants and golf courses all working on the same page for a total golf package that will attract golfers to our county courses from May through October.
   The golf economy here could stand a booster shot and we believe golf packages would help.                                                                                                                

Golf Events 

May 12, Monticello High School Golf Outing, Swan Lake Golf & Country Club. Information Dennis Browne, 774-9436.
May 18, Mamakating Lions Tournament, Terry Brae Golf Course, Information 434-2620.
May 18, Marine Corp. Golf League Outing, Lochmor Golf Club, Information 434-1257.
May 19, Fallsburg PBA Tournament 9 a.m. Shotgun. Lochmor Golf  Club. Information 434-1257.
May 20, Pars For Parkinsons Outing, Terry Brae Golf  Course, Information 434-2620.
June 1, Monticello PBA Tournament, 100 players, A.M. shotgun.Lochmor Golf Club, Information 434-1257.
June 1, Jake Hulse Memorial Tournament, Swan Lake Golf & Country  Club. Information Bill Hulse, 292-0438
June 3, Fallsburg Lions Tournament. Terry Brae Golf Course. Information 434-2620.
June 3, Shady Acres Hunting Club Outing. Ternnanah Lake Golf & Tennis Club. Information 607-498-5000.
June 9, 10th Annual Jake Classic Golf Outing, Terry Brae Golf Course. Information call 434-2620.
June 10, New City 30P, 12 noon shotgun. Terry Brae Golf Club. Information 434-2620.
June 10, Hiriam Jones HC Tourney, Lochmor Golf  Club, Information 434-1257.
June 11, Bull Pen Outing, Terry Brae Golf Club. Information 434-2620.
June 10, Jeffersonville Lions Club Tournament, Swan Lake Golf & Country Club. Information Doug Immoor, 482-5094.
June 16, Twinbrook Duffers Outing. Lochmor Golf Club. Information 434-1257. 
June 16, Rock Hill Ambulance Tournament. Terry Brae Golf Club, Information 434-2620.
June 22, 2012 Pro-Am Tournament to benefit Occupations, Inc. At the Golf Club at Mansion Ridge, Monroe. Information email jporter@occupations.org 
June 23, Tarfaglia Picklepuss Tournament, Terry Brae Golf Club, Information 434-2620.
June 29-30, Twin Village Golf  Club first time ever Ryder Cup  fun team event. Two consecutive evenings at 5 p.m. 9 holes each evening.Very low entry fee around $5 each evening. Call Ralph Kirchner at 607-498-5555.
July 1, Billy Moran Memorial Golf Outing, Villa Roma Golf Club, Golf & Dinner $85. Information call 887-4734 or 87-4174
July 3, Claryville Open, 11 a.m., Lochmore Golf Club, Information 434-1257.
July 7, Cornell Co-Op Tournamment, Swan Lake Golf & Country Club. Information Sean Welsh, 292-2420.
July 8, Annual Twin Village Golf Club Memorial Tournament. Twin Village GC, 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. start times. Information 607-498-5557
July 14, Friends Outing, Swan Lake Golf & Country Club. Information 292-0323.
July 14, Carlson 1:30 Shotgun Outing, Lochmor Golf Club, Information 434-1257.
July 14, Liberty Elks 11th Annual Golf Tournament, Tennanah Lake Golf & Tennis Club. Early Bird Special, call Harry or Peggy Fox at 482-5331.
July 15, Liberty Booster Club Outing, Swan Lake Golf & Country Club, Inforamation Deb Simpson, 292-0323.
July 20, D.O.C.C.S. Outing, Swan Lake Golf & Country Club. Information 292-0323.
July 20, Country Store Youth Foundation Tournament, Tennanah Lake Golf & Tennis Club. Information 607-498-5000.
July 22, Swan Lake Fire Company Tournament. Swan Lake Golf & Country Club, Information 292-0323
July 22, Lazy Beagle Golf Tournament, Tennanah Lake Golf & Tennis Club. Information 607-498-5000.
July 27, 28, 29, Sullivan County Democrat Two-Man-Better Ball Golf  Tournament, Villa Roma Country Club. Entries must be postmarked no later than July 11. Information Fred Stabbert III, 887-5200.
July 28, Monticello Fire Dept. Tournament. Lochmor Golf Club. Information 434-1257. 
July 28, Twinbrook Duffers 9 a.m. shotgun Outing, Terry Brae Golf Club, Information 434-2620.
July 29, N.A.M.I. Outing. Swan Lake Golf & Country Club. Information Al Beatini, 754-8752.
July 29, Roscoe Kiwanis Club Tournament. Tennanah Lake Golf & Tennis Club. Information 607-498-5000.
August 5, St. George's Church Outing, Swan Lake Golf & Country Club. Information Bill Moloney, 482-5625.
August 10, Sheriff's Outing, Lochmor Golf Club. Information  434-1257.
August 10, St. Joseph's Church Outing 9 a.m., Terry Brae Golf Club, Information 434-2620.
August 19, Town of Callicoon Republican Party Outing, Swan Lake Golf & Country Club. Information Bonnie Hubert, 482-5390.
August 23, Ralph Behar Tournament, Terry Brae Golf Club, Information 434-2620.
August 24, Mahwah Elks Tournament 8:30 shotgun. Terry Brae Golf Club. Information 434-2620.
August 25, O.B. Outing. Swan Lake Golf & Country Club. Information 292-0323.
August 26, Roscoe/Rockland Fire Department Tournament, Tennanah Lake Golf & Tennis Club. Information 607-498-5000.
Sept. 1, Pull & Putt Tournament presented by Tennanah Lake Golf & Tennis Club  and Catskill Pheasantry $400 entry fee for 4 person team. Dinner and drinks, a special event. Information call 607-498-5000 or 887-4487. 
Sept. 2, Dave Curreri Memorial Tournament, Swan Lake Golf & Country Club. Information Joe Cirreri, 292-0323.
Sept. 15, Warwick GL Outing 8 a.m. shotgun. Terry Brae Golf Club. Information 434-2620.
Sept. 16, Rock Hill FD Tournament. 12 noon shotgun. Terry Brae Golf Club. Information 434-2620.
Sept. 15, Trevor Simpson Memorial Tournament, Swan Lake Golf & Country Club. Information Bob Simpson, 439-5034.
Sept. 16, Methol Hunting Club Tournament. Tennanah Lake Golf & Tennis Club. Information 607-498-5000.
Oct. 1, Putnam Fire 11 a.m. lunch, 12 noon shotgun. Terry Brae Golf Club, Information 434-2620.

    This column is written by Ed Townsend, a consultant to the amateur and professional sport of golf and to several golf writers association. If you have a topic that would make good reading or have league standings or tournament information, Ed can be reached at 845-439-8177  by email at edwardctownsend@hotmail.com or by fax at 845-205-4474.  For a much more expanded version of this golf column, please visit our Web Page at http://bght.blogspot.com  We are also on Facebook. 

                          
                                                                                   
                                                     Swan Lake Golf Pro Bob Menges         



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