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2019 Junior Golf Camp of the Finger Lakes opens July 1st

2019 Junior Golf Camp of the Finger Lakes
The 2019 Junior Golf Camp of the Finger Lakes at Seneca Falls Country Club for ages 6 – 17 will be held on 4 Mondays in the month of July. This has become one of the most popular programs in the area with a cost of just $65 per child that includes instruction in all aspects of the game, lunch... more

19th annual PGA golf clinic a success at NR-W

19th annual PGA golf clinic a success at NR-W
The North Rose-Wolcott Central School District recently put on the 19th annual PGA golf clinic, where participants received tips from PGA professionals. Approximately 30 people attended the event in Wolcott. Jon Fowler, PGA pro from Springbrook Greens in Fair Haven, helped participants with their putting game. Larissa Carter, PGA Assistant from Highland Country Club in Auburn, NY, assisted with chipping.... more

Ken Tanigawa rallies to win Senior PGA Championship at Oak Hill

Tanigawa rallies to win Senior PGA Championship at Oak Hill
In being introduced at the podium as the winner of the 80th Senior PGA Championship, Ken Tanigawa blew out a deep breath still attempting to put into perspective what had just happened. From playing the final round with friend and former UCLA teammate Scott McCarron, to giving up professional golf some 16 years ago before taking a shot at qualifying... more

Golf courses worried proposed New York bill would hike taxes

Golf courses worried proposed New York bill would hike taxes
Golf course owners and operators across New York worry a new tax proposal would mean putting away their clubs and parking their carts for good. The bill proposed by lawmakers downstate would allow cities and town to hike up property taxes based on an assessment of the property’s highest and best use rather than its current use. It would impact... more

After 2018 fire Resevoir Creek ready for new season

After 2018 fire Resevoir Creek ready for new season
A brand new clubhouse will open its doors next week at Reservoir Creek Golf Course at Naples. Housing pro shop, restaurant, bar, outdoor deck and other amenities, the new digs replace the original building — a former farmhouse turned clubhouse where a kitchen fire last fall shot through the roof. The damage went well beyond the kitchen, said Tony Deusenbery,... more

NYSGA’s 2019 championship tournament schedule set

NYSGA’s 2019 championship tournament schedule set
The 2019 golf season is New York State is officially underway as of April 15th. The NYSGA has also finalized and released their 2019 Championship Tournament schedule that kicks off with the Men’s Amateur & Sr. Amateur Four-Ball Championships in May and concludes with the Men’s Mid-Am Championship at Tuscarora Golf Club in late September. The complete tournament line-up is below… 2019... more

Before basketball, Jim Boeheim led the Syracuse golf team

Before basketball, Jim Boeheim led the Syracuse golf team
When Jim Ganotis arrived at Syracuse, he thought about joining the golf team. Ganotis was a quality golfer on the junior level, and he wanted to keep playing at the college level. He went to Manley Field House to talk with the team’s young coach, Jim Boeheim. “I’m glad you came,” Ganotis recalled Boeheim saying. “We have a tournament tomorrow.... more

Are lawmakers teeing up a new tax to target golf courses in New York?

Are lawmakers teeing up a new tax to target golf courses in New York?
Senator Pam Helming joined local golfers and small business owners to oppose the Senate Democrats’ new “Golf Tax.” The so-called Golf Tax (S.4420) would allow municipalities to assess courses based upon the properties’ highest and best use rather than their current use. For example, many courses in the Finger Lakes and Lake Ontario area have beautiful vistas. Under the plan... more

Media day for 2019 Senior PGA Championship at Oak Hill held Tuesday

Oak Hill will be a beast and four 2019 Senior PGA Championship facts
Paul Broadhurst has never actually played a round on Oak Hill Country Club’s venerable East Course, but that doesn’t mean he’s unaware of the challenge he’ll be undertaking in two months’ time. “I can’t wait to come back in May and test my game against what is an iconic course,” the 53-year-old Englishman said during a visit to the site... more

NYSGA announces 2019 amateur Championship schedule

NYSGA announces 2019 amateur Championship schedule
The New York State Golf Association (NYSGA) is pleased to announce the official New York State amateur championship schedule for the 2019 golf season. The NYSGA’s 17 annual state championships, conducted at 9 member clubs around New York each summer, is again filled with a diverse group of historic, exceptional venues. The 97th edition of the NYSGA’s flagship event, the... more

Lerch takes 2nd in Hobart’s fall golf finale

Lerch takes 2nd in Hobart’s fall golf finale
Hobart College sophomore and Romulus high graduate Daniel Lerch finished second in the Nazareth Invitational this weekend. The 36-hole tournament was played at Monroe Golf Club and Irondequoit Country Club. Lerch opened the weekend with a 75 at Monroe, four over par and just one stroke off the lead. He closed the tournament with a six-over 78 at Irondequoit. It... more

GOLFJAY: Ryder Cup Reactions & PGA Tour Season Preview (podcast)

GOLFJAY: Ryder Cup Reactions & PGA Tour Season Preview (podcast)
On the final episode of the GolfJay.com Podcast of the season, we discuss Europe’s dominating win over the United States in the Ryder Cup. Then a look back at the season, and a look ahead to the new season which begins this weekend in California. What other sport can you have a season recap, and season preview, all in one... more

GOLFJAY: Tour Championship preview, SFCC Club Championship recap & Ryder Cup news (podcast)

GOLFJAY: Tour Championship preview & Ryder Cup news (podcast)
The GolfJay.com Podcast returns for the final week of the PGA Tour season with the Tour Championship in Atlanta on tap for this weekend. Then, the following week, the focus of the golf world will be on France as USA and Europe square off in the Ryder Cup matches. Finally, a recap of the 36 hole final match of the... more

WINNER AGAIN: Durso claims second title at Silver Creek Golf Club

WINNER AGAIN: Durso claims second title at Silver Creek Golf Club
It felt like fall at Silver Creek Golf Club over the weekend, as members participated in their annual Club Championship. The course was set to championship difficulty, as Superintendent Paul Clark and staff created stellar conditions for the 36-hole tournament. Josh Durso captured his second title in the championship division – carding a pair of 74s. However, that win didn’t... more

Familiar names emerge from Dick’s Open qualifier

A recent third-place finisher at En-Joie Golf Course was among those passing successfully through Monday’s Dick’s Sporting Goods Open Qualifier. Neal Lancaster shot 4-under-par 68 at The Links at Hiawatha Landing as one of four who added their names to the field for the $2,050,000 Champions Tour event to begin Friday at En-Joie. It was two years ago that Lancaster,... more
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