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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

GOLFJAY: Koepka overpowers Bellerive, Tiger en route to third major (podcast)

Brooks Koepka held off Tiger Woods and Adam Scott in a highly entertaining final round at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis to capture the 100th PGA Championship, his third major title. On this week’s GolfJay.com Podcast we’ll recap all the action, talk about Tiger’s comeback and discuss if Koepka could go down as one of the best American golfers... more

Will Thomson birdies 72nd hole to win NYS Men’s Am Championship

With a birdie on the 72nd hole, Will Thomson claimed the 96th New York State Men’s Amateur Championship by a stroke at Irondequoit Country Club. Championship Media Resources: Final Results / Photo Galleries / Past Results Thomson fired a tournament-low 67 in the fourth and final round on Thursday afternoon, and finished at 7-under 281. Finishing in second was Chris... more

GOLFJAY.COM: 100th PGA Championship preview episode (podcast)

Golf’s final major of the year tees off Thursday at Bellerive Golf Course in St. Louis. The 2018 PGA Championship is the 100th time this tournament has been played and the first time it has been at Bellerive since 1992 when Nick Price won his first major. Join Jim Sinicropi, Doug Brown and Rhett Ticconi to preview the season’s final... more

GOLFJAY: Molinari out-duels star-studded leaderboard at Carnoustie (podcast)

With Tiger Woods, Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth all in contention on the back-nine at Carnoustie during the 147th Open Championship, it was Francesco Molinari who would outplay them all en route to Italy’s first ever major golf championship. We talk all about it along with a look ahead on this week’s GolfJay.com Podcast… . more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Golf Channel’s Kellie Stenzel at SFCC Junior Golf (podcast & video)

With the Web Dog off this week, Jim Sinicropi sits in and shares a video of Golf Channel on-air personality and nationally renowned teaching professional Kellie Stenzel who was at the Junior Golf Camp of the Finger Lakes on Monday morning at Seneca Falls Country Club. Stenzel graduated from Geneva High School, is a former NYS Women’s Am Champion and... more
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