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
Daniel Gehrig, Michael Scalero and LIGA Executive Director Doug Vergith
Doug Vergith, Anthony Spadaro and Bradley Stauder
Brandon and Thomas Romano with Doug Vergith
On Thursday, August 18 at the Tam O'Shanter Club in Brookville, Daniel Gehrig of Bethpage State Park and Michael Scalero
of the Irish American Golf Club won the 2016 Long Island Net FourBall Championship with a net better ball score
of 11 under par 61. Anthony Spadero and Bradley Stauder of Bergen Point GC
won a match of cards for second place at 7 under par 65, edging out Jason and David Doppelt of Fresh Meadow Country Club.
The gross division was won by Thomas and Brandon Romano of Bethpage State Park with a score of 5 under par 67.
2015 and 2016 Long Island Mid-Amateur Champion Bradley Rock Jr. and LIGA Tournament Director John McGrath
hold the Louis Winkelman Trophy
Bradley Rock Jr. of Wheatley Hills Golf Club successfully defended his 2015 Long Island Mid-Amateur Championship on Tuesday August 16 at Sands Point Golf Club by shooting a combined 36 hole total of 3 under par 137 and winning the 2016 championship by 3 shots over Colby Anderson of North Shore Country Club and Don Enga of the Cherry Valley Club; Anderson was placed second by match of cards, as per the USGA Rulebook.
48 players made the cut at 76 or better on the first day of the championship; to see complete scoring for the event, click here.
On Thursday, August 11, at the beautiful and challenging Century CC in Purchase, the New Jersey State Golf Association team won the Stoddard Trophy competition over teams fielded by the Westchester Golf Association and the Long Island Golf Association. The score was 22.5 points for New Jersey, 16.5 points for Westchester and 15 points for Long Island. Long Island's notable players this year were Jay Sessa of the Cherry Valley Club and Gardiner's Bay CC, who went 3.5-0.5, Darin Goldstein of Noyac GC and Kyle Brey of Bethpage SP, who each went 3-1 and George Zahringer of Deepdale GC, who went 2-0.
The Stoddard Trophy competition began with the founding of the LIGA in 1922; it is a three-way, Ryder Cup style annual one day event, featuring six foursomes (alternate shot) matches in the morning, and twelve singles matches in the afternoon. The associations take turns hosting the competition. New Jersey's win followed Westchester's in 2015 and Long Island's in 2014. Long Island will host the competition next year, at the Rockaway Hunt Club in Lawrence. To view the complete 2016 Stoddard Trophy scoreboard, click here.
For 2016 Interim Player and Senior Player of the Year Standings (through August 9th), click here.
Runner-up Casey Durant, LIGA Tournament Director John McGrath, 2016 Women's Amateur Stroke Play Champion Danielle Greene and 4th place finisher Kaitlin Clancy on the 18th green of the Red Course at Bethpage State Park, immediately following the conclusion of the Championship
On Tuesday, August 2nd, Danielle Greene of Spring Lake Golf Club won the 2016 Long Island Women's Amateur Stroke Play Championship on the Red Course at Bethpage State Park. Ms. Greene shot 7 over par 157 for the 36 hole event, to win by one shot over Casey Durant of Eisenhower Park. Nabilla Inak of the MetPGA Junior Golf Club was third, 3 shots further back.
For the Prizewinners List, click here.
For posting information to assist in posting your WASP tournament rounds, click here.
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.
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,
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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