For 2016 Interim Player and Senior Player of the Year Standings (through May 24th), click here.
Kyle Ritchie of the Cherry Valley Club shot 69 on Thursday, May 12, at the Muttontown Club to lead 15 other players at 75 or better in qualifying for the Long Island Open in the second and final qualifier. For complete scoring, click here.
Michael Miranda of Pine Ridge Golf Club shot even par 70 in the Long Island Open Qualifier #1 at Bethpage Red on Tuesday
to lead 35 other players at 74 or better in qualifying, To view complete scoring, click here.
2016 Richardson Champions George Zahringer and Brett Cooper
Brett Cooper of the home club won the 69th Annual Richardson Memorial Invitational Championship at the Seawane Club in Hewlett Harbor on Saturday, May 7th by defeating Jonathan Jeter of the Nassau Players Club, 3 & 2.. George Zahringer of Deepdale GC won the Senior Masters Division by defeating David Prowler of Bethpage State Park, 2 & 1. The Richardson, permanently sited at the Seawane Club, is the opening event of the metropolitan area amateur season. Mr. Cooper, 26, grew up at Seawane, started playing competitive golf at age 18, has gotten progressively better and is the first Seawane Club member to win the event since the tournament began in 1948.
Mr. Zahringer has won the Championship Division of the Richardson four times; this is his second Senior Masters Division win. He has won the USGA Mid-Amateur Championship and is universally acknowledged as the best amateur in the met area for at least the last 20 years.
The four players who lost today have championship backgrounds as well: Dolph and Prowler have won the Richardson; Berman has finished second twice, and Jeter won the last competitive amateur tournament in the met area, the Inaugural Gene Sarazen Invitational at Fresh Meadow Country Club in late October 2015.
For complete results in the Richardson Memorial Invitational Championship as well as brief summaries of the two final matches, click here.
Once again, the Richardson was made special by the members and employees of Seawane, who go far out of their way to provide superb facilities and a deeply challenging golf course to the players and LIGA officials. Special thanks to the board members, General Manager Don Molitor, Head Golf Professional Jim Lusk Jr. and Course Superintendent Brian Benedict for their support for the Richardson.
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.
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.
USGA - U. S. Girls' Junior Tournaments
USGA U. S. Girls' Junior Championship
July 18-23, 2016
If you're a female amateur golfer under the age of 18 and have a
USGA Handicap Index of 18.4 or lower, you can compete for one of the
most prestigious titles in women's amateur golf - the U. S. Girls' Junior
The deadline to enter is 5 p.m. (EDT) on June 1, 2016. To apply and
find a qualifying site near you, please visit usga.org and then
click on "Apply to Play" under Championships.
Click here to go to U. S. Girls' Junior Championship page on
usga.org website. Click on this link to find qualifying sites and dates.
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 this past year. 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