Playing in two days of difficult wind and cold conditions, Daniel Abbondandolo of Brookville CC won the 2nd annual Gene Sarazen Invitational Championship at Fresh Meadow CC on Tuesday, October 25th with a 36 hole total score of 3 over par 143; Colby Anderson of North Shore CC was second and Colin Dolph of North Hempstead CC was third. David Prowler of Bethpage State Park was the low Senior competitor.
LIGA Executive Director Doug Vergith was the guest on the "On Par with Anthony Scorcia" radio show
on Saturday morning, October 22. To listen to a recording of the show (Doug's interview starts at the 6:42 mark), click here.
For 2016 Final Player and Senior Player of the Year Standings, click here.
LIGA Tournament Director John McGrath, 2016 Long Island Senior Open Champion Darrell Kestner and Glen Cove GC Head Pro Mal Galetta III; Kestner holds the Mal Galletta Sr. permanent trophy
Darrell Kestner of Deepdale GC won the 2016 Long Island Senior Open at Hempstead Golf & Country Club on Tuesday, October 18, with a two day total of 5 under par 139. Kestner thus added a Long Island Senior Open Championship to his two Long Island Open victories in each of the last two decades (1995 and 2006). He won by a shot over Charlie Bolling of Glen Cove GC; Bill Van Orman of the Meadow Brook Club tied for third with amateur Dennis Lynch of the Nassau Players Club at even par 144. For hole by hole scoring, click here. For complete scoring, click here.
Please scroll down for more 2016 tournament results.
THE LIGA THANKS THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF AMATEUR GOLF
Audi is the Long Island Golf Association's flagship sponsor.
To see a list of Audi dealerships on Long Island, click here.
Thea and Robert Capazzi Foundation
2014-16 Long Island Senior Amateur Champion Tom Trakoval and LIGA Tournament Director John McGrath hold the permanent Arthur P. Weber Trophy
Tom Trakoval of Port Jefferson CC won his 3rd consecutive Long Island Senior Amateur Championship at Old Westbury G & CC on Friday, October 14, with a 36 hole total of 7 over par 151; Jay Sessa of the Cherry Valley Club and Gardiners Bay CC was second by a shot, and David Prowler of Bethpage State Park won a match of cards for third, one more shot behind.
For complete scoring, click here.
Jay Sessa and John McGrath
David Prowler and John McGrath
The flight prizes on Day One were as follows:
Senior Flight: Low Net: Kevin Mos 76* 2nd Low Net: Doug Jaeckel 76*
Super Senior Flight: Low Net: Andy Anello 75* 2nd Low Net: Don Lizak 75*
Low Gross: Peter Van Ingen 78 2nd Low Gross Wayne Wright 79
Legends Flight: Low Net: Frank Lamonica 74 2nd Low Net Robert Freeland 76
Low Gross: Rick Schmidt 75 2nd Low Gross Tony Rizzo 84
*-placed by match of cards, as per the USGA Rule Book
On Monday, October 31st the Lawrence Yacht & Country Club will be hosting the First Annual Long Island Village Men's Golf Team Championship, a 4 man team scramble benefitting Folds of Honor. Each Village on Long Island may send up to 2 foursomes of male residents for this scratch event; for more information, click here.
To view the LIGA's 2016 Tournament Schedule, click here.
Photos of the LIGA's 2016 tournament sites are now available; click here.
Tournament Entry News:
The Long Island Golf Association’s on-line Tournament Entry system is very easy to use: click on the navy blue rectangle immediately above and it will take you to the sign in page. If you do not have a profile already stored in our system, click on the blue line that says "Click here to Register" and create your profile. Log out, log back in and start entering tournaments that you qualify for (if you don't qualify for an event, there won't be a check box for that event on the left of the tournament screen). Of course, if you already have a profile, you can log in immediately (Note: Always keep your profile up-to-date, particularly for mail address, e-mail address, and phone number.). Almost all of our tournaments require amateurs to have an active handicap index from your club or course (the only exceptions are the Junior, Boys and Girls Championships). Make sure your handicap is active before attempting to enter a tournament. Pay particular attention to this issue at the start of the golf season, when clubs/courses may be slow to activate handicaps for the new season.
Online Tournament Entry is a joint service of
We have added a new section to our website, which contains the winners, runners-up, medalists, etc. from our entire history of our nine major championships. To see all these results, hover over "About the LIGA" in the menu above, then slide the cursor to hover over "LIGA History" in the drop-down menu, then slide the cursor to hover over "Major History" in the second drop-down menu, then slide the cursor into the third drop-down menu, and click on the tournament you choose.
To see complete results of previous years' tournaments, click on the words “Tournament Results: Previous Years” at the top of the page,
and then click on the year and then the event from the drop-down lists.
Drive, Chip & Putt Championship
This free youth golf development initiative, sponsored by the USGA, PGA and Augusta National, welcomes boys and girls ages 7-15 to participate in separate divisions in four age categories. Local qualifying will take place throughout all 50 states during the months of May, June, July and August. Top performers at the local level will advance through sub-regional and regional qualifiers in July/August and September, respectively. The top 80 performers – 40 boys and 40 girls – will earn an invitation to the National Finals at Augusta National on Sunday, April 2, the eve of the 2017 Masters. For more information, click here.
Anthony Scorcia’s half hour golf show on WGBB radio 1240 airs on Saturday mornings at 8 am during golf season.
Anthony has already had then-LIGA President Alan Finkelstein as a guest. You can listen to that segment and others at:
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.
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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