THE LIGA THANKS THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF AMATEUR GOLF
Nussbaum Yates Berg Klein & Wolpow, LLP
Thea and Robert Capazzi Foundation
To keep warm this winter, you may want to daydream about the 2014 golf season.
To view the LIGA Tournament Schedule for 2014, click here.
Steve Smith Retires; Doug Vergith Elected New LIGA Executive Director
Alan Finkelstein and Steve Smith Doug Vergith
At the Long Island Golf Association's and Long Island Caddie Scholarship Fund's joint Annual Meeting on Thursday evening, November 21st, at Garden City Country Club, Steve Smith of Rockaway Hunting Club retired from the position of Executive Director for both associations, which he had held for the last 10 years. Doug Vergith of St. George's Golf & Country Club was elected as the new Executive Director. The organizations re-elected their officers and their boards; the LIGA also added Daniel Goldstein of Wheatley Hills GC and Thomas Lorito of Montauk Downs SP to its Executive Board and the LICSF also added George Gatta of Southward Ho CC to its Board of Directors. Although he has retired as Executive Director, Steve Smith will remain on the boards of both organizations. Click here for a list of the officers and board members of the LIGA: click here for a list of the officers and board members of the LICSF.
The LIGA recognized Engineers CC, Glen Cove GC, Cold Spring CC, Glen Head CC, Huntington CC and Fresh Meadow CC for hosting its major tournaments in 2013. Joseph Saladino was presented with his trophy for winning 2013 Player of the Year (it was his 4th consecutive and 7th overall Long Island Player of the Year award), and Jay Sessa received his second consecutive Senior Player of the Year award. The LICSF recognized the player participants who helped make the Golf Marathon such a success. Henry Roed Jr., who has been the starter for LIGA tournaments for the past 23 years, received an award upon his retirement to Arizona.
For a photobook of the evening, click here.
Tournament Entry News :
The Long Island Golf Association’s on-line Tournament Entry system is now closed until spring. However, you can always keep your profile up-to-date, particularly for e-mail address and phone number, by clicking on:
To see complete results of this year's tournaments, hover your cursor over the words "2013 Tournament Results" at the top of the page, and then choose the tournament; to see previous years' tournament results, 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).
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. Check out their website at http://www.amateurgolftour.net/metrony_tour_pages/default6.asp to see their schedule and determine if joining their Tour makes sense for you.
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 emeritus Steve Smith, with an Audi allroad. Audi is the Long Island Golf Association's flagship sponsor.
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.)
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Phone: (516) 746-1015; Fax: (516) 746-3032