Sponsor Michael Hebron, 2016 Hebron Amateur Champion Kyle Brey and LIGA Tournament Director John McGrath,
with the Florence P. Hebron permanent trophy
On Tuesday, July 27, Kyle Brey of the park won the 2016 Michael Hebron Amateur Championship on the Black Course at Bethpage State Park with a 36 hole total score of 4 under par 138. Rob Rusche of Hamlet Golf & Country Club finished second, five shots back. Despite the weather difficulties on the first day (there were two play stoppages for lightning in the area) and the extreme difficulty of the Black Course (which is being prepared for the Barclay's Championship in 4 weeks and is playing harder than anyone remembers it playing), Brey played marvelous golf, with a first round of 1 under par 70 and a second round of 3 under par 68 (the only second round score below par). To view complete scoring, click here.
LIGA Tournament Director John McGrath and 2016 Long Island Junior Champion Gerry Mackedon hold the permanent A.S. Bourne trophy
Gerry Mackedon of the home club defeated Charlie Mitchell of Fresh Meadow CC by the score of 2 up on Thursday, July 21
at Port Jefferson CC to win the 2016 Long Island Junior Championship.
To view a video interview with Gerry Mackedon after his win, click here.
To see complete match play results in the 2016 Long Island Junior Championship, click here.
LIGA Executive Director Doug Vergith and 2016 Girls Champion Danielle Bambola, holding the permanent Helen Joyce Trophy
Matt Mirocco of Bellport CC was the medalist at 2 under par 70 as he led 15 other competitors into match play in the 2016 Long Island Junior Championship on Monday, July 18th;
Shane Devincenzo of the Met PGA Junior Golf Club won the 2016 Long Island Boys' Championship on Monday, July 18th at Port Jefferson CC; for complete results, click here.
Danielle Bambola of the home club won the 2016 Long Island Girls' Championship at Port Jefferson CC on Monday, July 18; for complete results in that competition, click here.
Click here for a special offer on hospitality tickets at the Barclays FedEx Cup event at Bethpage Black benefiting the Long Island Caddie Scholarship Fund.
The Gabrielles hold the John Montgomery Ward Trophy
The Okurowskis, on either side of LIGA Tournament Director John McGrath
Christopher and Paul Gabriele of the Mill River Club won the 2016 Long Island Father & Son Championship at Nissequogue GC on Tuesday, July 5th with a gross score of 4 under par 68. Former winners Jon and Jason Doppelt of Fresh Meadow CC won a match of cards to finish second at 73; Tony and Spencer Tichner of The Woodmere Club were third. The tournament is played using a modified Pinehurst format. In the Net competition, Ray and Eric Okurowski of Peninsula GC won with a 5 under par 67; Eric and Charlie Berridge of Friar's Head/Wkykagl won a match of cards for second place at 68; Jim and Jimmy Cullen of Bellport CC were third. In the Professional Division, Sean and Will Farren of The Creek Club shot 67 to win.
For 2016 Interim Player and Senior Player of the Year Standings (through July 2nd), click here.
To view the LIGA's 2016 Tournament Schedule, click here.
To read a recent article about an LIGA member club in the online e-zine Global Golf Post, click here.
Photos of the LIGA's 2016 tournament sites are now available; click here.
Darin Goldstein David Prowler
The Long Island Golf Association has named Darin Goldstein of Noyac Golf Club the Long Island Player of the Year for 2015, and David Prowler of Bethpage State Park the Long Island Senior Player of the Year.
For the complete press release and the top finishers in each competition, 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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Phone: (516) 746-1015