THE LIGA THANKS THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF AMATEUR GOLF:
Thea and Robert Capazzi Foundation
For Global Golf Post's coverage of the Travis Invitational, held last week at Garden City GC, go to http://digitalmag.globalgolfpost.com/20130520/20130520/0/0#&pageSet=42&page=0 and the page that follows it (with its link to the complete results).
Russ Aue and Hal Berman
Russ Aue of Bethpage State Park defeated Hal Berman of the Woodmere Club 2 up to win the Championship Division of the Richardson Invitational at Engineers CC on Sunday afternoon, May 5th; in the morning semi-finals, Berman defeated Pieter Hartong of the Stanwich Club 4 & 3 and Aue defeated Phillip Gutterman of Pine Hollow CC 6 & 5.
Also in the afternoon, George Zahringer of Deepdale GC defeated David Prowler of Bethpage State Park In the Senior Masters Division 2 up.
The match play trees for the Championship and Senior Masters Divisions and complete Day One results are available,
under "2013 Tournament Results" above.
Tournament Entry News :
The Long Island Golf Association’s on-line Tournament Entry system is now open. Enter tournaments you qualify for by using your previously-created profile (or, if you do not have a profile, create one now) by clicking on:
(Always keep your profile up-to-date, particularly for e-mail address and phone number.)
To view the 2013 Long Island Golf Association Schedule, click on the words "Tournament Schedule" at the top of the page.
Please note: The Long Island Open: If you are exempt, the system will allow you to sign up for the Exempt “Qualifier.” For a list of the exemption categories, hover your cursor over the “Tournament Schedule” heading on our website (www.longislandgolf.org) and then click on the list.
The LIGA is very appreciative of the premier venue Fresh Meadow CC hosting the tournament proper this year, after another site backed out. Because of that last-minute change, Fresh Meadow was only able to give us two days to run the event. Therefore, the format will revert to the one we used in 2011 and prior to that: a cut to 40 and ties after the first 18 holes, and 36 holes of play on day two (remember, motorized carts are not permitted in the tournament proper). In 2014, when the tournament will be played at The Bridge, we will return to the format we used last year: 3 days of 18 holes, and a cut after day two.
Do you know an accomplished Girls’ Junior golfer? Go to https://champs.usga.org to enter the USGA Girls' Junior Championship and select a sectional qualifying site. This is a National Championship; the finals will be held at Sycamore Hills Golf Club, Fort Wayne, Indiana, from July 22 – 27, 2013.
Michael Sullivan, James Dunne and Alan Finkelstein
The LIGA/LICSF Annual Meeting was held at the Muttontown Club in East Norwich on Thursday, November 29th. At the meeting, Alan Finkelstein was elected President of the LIGA, Martin Winkelman was elected Vice President, Michael Sullivan was elected Secretary, and outgoing President James Dunne was elected Treasurer. For a complete list of the LIGA officers and members of the Executive Board for 2013, click on the words "About the LIGA" at the top of the page.
Michael Sullivan was also re-elected President of the LICSF. For a complete list of the LICSF officers and members of the Board of Directors for 2013, hover your mouse over the words "Long Island Caddie Scholarship Fund" at the top of the page, and then click on the words "LICSF Officers and Board."
The Long Island Golf Association has partnered with the Golfweek Amateur Tour Metro NY. They manage a tour of golf tournaments for players of all handicap levels from scratch to over 20. Their tournaments are mostly on weekends at public courses. In 2012 they had tournaments at Bethpage State Park, La Tourette GC, Long Island National GC, Timber Point GC, Willow Creek G&CC, and Windwatch G&CC, as well as sites in New Jersey. Check out their website at http://www.amateurgolftour.net/metrony_tour_pages/default6.asp to see their 2013 schedule and determine if joining their Tour makes sense for you.
2013 U.S. Women’s Open – Marshal Volunteer Opportunity
Interested in volunteering for the 2013 U.S. Women’s Open?
The Long Island Golf Association has been asked to provide Volunteer Marshals for one of the holes at Sebonack Golf Club during the 2013 US Women's Open Championship, which will be held there from June 24th through June 30th. As a Volunteer Marshal, you will be offered a package of benefits, the cost for which will be $125. The package will include 2 championship shirts, 1 championship windbreaker, 1 cap or visor, 1 championship water bottle, food and beverage while on shift, complimentary parking, 1 ticket to the Volunteer Parking, and a discounted upgrade into the Trophy Club Pavilion. Your USGA personalized credential will provide access into the championship all seven (7) days. In return for these benefits Volunteer Marshals will be asked to work 4 to 5 shifts over the course of seven days starting on Monday, June 24th. A shift is one-half day. The duties of a Marshal are very important and include managing the movement of players and gallery and promoting physical safety and enjoyment for all people. This is an "Inside the Ropes" job.
You need not reply to the LIGA, but may go right to the USGA Women's Open website (www.2013uswomensopen.com) or email email@example.com. Make sure that you indicate that you are part of the LIGA Team or Hole #11. By the way, the 11th Hole at Sebonack GC is one of the more spectacular holes on the course with sweeping views of Peconic Bay and views from the drive landing area to the green below and the next hole, a short par 3.
To see complete results of previous years' tournaments, click on the words “Past Tournament Results” at the top of the page, and then
choose the event from the list in the left-hand column (scroll down to see the complete list).
Final standings for Player and Senior Player of the Year are now available: click on the words "Player of the Year" at the top of the page.
Anthony Scorcia’s half hour golf show on WGBB radio 1240 airs on Saturday mornings at 8 am during golf season.
Last summer, Anthony’s guest was then-LIGA President Jim Dunne. To hear the segment with Jim:
LIGA Executive Director Steve Smith, with an Audi allroad during our Long Island Amateur Championship at Engineers Country Club. Audi has become a major sponsor of the Long Island Golf Association. To see a list of Audi dealerships on Long Island, click here.
The Long Island Golf Association is proud to announce that Community National Bank (CNB) has become a sponsor of the Association.
CNB is a Long Island-based independent, community, commercial bank operating ten locations throughout Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Manhattan counties. CNB offers a full range of modern financial services, backed by state-of-the-art technology. In addition to commercial loans, commercial mortgages, residential mortgages, small business loans and lines of credit, CNB also provides a complete selection of traditional personal and commercial deposit products such as no fee individual and business checking accounts, IRA accounts and statement savings. As a Small Business Administration (SBA) preferred lender, CNB also offers special loan and financial management programs designed to help small and medium-sized businesses succeed. Community National Bank is a member of the FDIC and is an Equal Housing/Equal Opportunity Lender. For more information about Community National Bank, visit the Bank's website at www.cnbny.com.
The LIGA and The A Position (a website devoted to great writing about all aspects of the game of golf) have created a partnership aimed at bringing the site’s content directly to the users of our site, with an emphasis on content particularly relevant to Long Island golfers. To visit the LIGA’s page on the site,
The site’s content is updated frequently; we suggest you visit often (and scroll down the page) to see articles with a Long Island aspect. In addition, once on the LIGA page, please also click through to the A Position homepage (using the A Position logo in the upper lefthand corner of the LIGA page), for golf stories that don’t necessarily have a Long Island component.
Interested in the Long Island Caddie Scholarship Fund?
Did you know the LICSF has an Alumni Association?
Click on "Long Island Caddie Scholarship Fund" at the top of the page to learn more.
Looking for junior tournaments in the Metropolitan area?
Check out their website at http://www.honorsjuniorgolf.org/.
Did you know that the LIGA has a Facebook page and a Twitter site?
Right Click on the logos and choose “Open Link in New Window” to visit them.
Check out the websites of courses you can play: hover your mouse over the words "About the LIGA" at the top of the page, and then click on the words "Club Websites."
Would you or your business like to sponsor a Long Island Golf Association event?
A few of our events are currently available. Sponsorships provide you with a way of supporting golf on Long Island and keeping the name of your business foremost in the thoughts of the Long Island golf community. Sponsorships are prominently displayed at tournament sites and on all posters, applications and promotional materials, as well as on this website. A link from this site is also provided to the sponsor’s website. For further information, please contact LIGA Treasurer Jim Dunne at (516) 746-7440 or at JLDCPA@aol.com.
Want to play in LIGA tournaments but don’t belong to a member club and don’t keep your handicap at a member course?
Become an Associate Member! The LIGA has created an Associate Membership for competitors
who would otherwise be unable to play in our championships. (To become an LIGA Associate member, create an LIGA online entry profile [see above],
then log in to your profile, and click on “Program Signup” to the left of the list of tournaments.)
Long Island Golf Association
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Phone: (516) 746-1015; Fax: (516) 746-3032