Golf Guide

SUNDAY, April 14, 2013 • TiMES UNiON • AlBANY, N.Y.

Guide to Capital Region golf courses /4-7 “30 Questions” asked of area golfers /15-17 Symetra Tour makes a move to June /19

Rescue club
When the State Am needed a site, Schuyler Meadows stepped up./18

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it’s time to remedy golf’s biggest ill
S
ay what you will about belly putters, titanium clubs and grooved wedges. The biggest threat to the sport of golf these days is pace of play. For all the resources golfers spend on trying to play better, the one they can’t buy is time. As the five- or six-hour round becomes more frequent, players are going to more time-efficient ways to spend their recreational time. “There’s no single bigger deterrent to growing this game than how long it takes to play golf these days,” says former PGA president Glen Nager said. “This problem touches every golfer, from the professional to the elite amateur to the millions of recreational golfers at both public and private facilities.” The USGA initiative is merely a small step toward addressing the issue, but at the same time recognizes that there is a problem. “At the U.S. Women’s Open last summer, we had six-hour rounds, which is not acceptable,” Nager said. “We will be talking to the players about what the expectations are before the round, during the around, and we’ll be administering penalties if we need to. “But it’s not only the players. We have to look at how we set up our championship. Last year at the Women’s Open, the sixth hole was a par 3, and a lot of pace-ofplay problems in that round were from the seventh on Saturday. We have to be held accountable for that.” Here’s what the USGA program includes: ■■■Analysis of key factors known to influence pace of play. ■■■Development of a pace-of-play model based on quanitifiable data. ■■■Improvements to the USGA pace-rating system. ■■■On-site assistance at golf courses to help managers assess and improve pace of play. ■■■Creation of player-education programs. The pace-of-play model, according to Nager, “will show the specific influences that course design, setup and operation, as well as the golfers themselves, have on pace of play.” In other words, if the structure is in place to promote speedier play, the golfers should follow suit. Nager said the PGA of America is on board with the program, and he hopes that the PGA Tour players will be, too. “They are a model for other players,” he said. “What we need to do is figure out, through our data analysis, how much of an effect it is. When we know what it is that’s causing slow play, we are going to go to everyone we can and ask them to help.” It’s going to be hard to grow the game until we can stunt the growth of how long it takes to play a round. ▶ pdougherty@timesunion.com ■ 518-4545416 ■ @Pete_Dougherty

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Courses and clubs
Course directory ................... 4-7 Club directory........................ 8-9 Course changes .......................10 Destination courses ................. 11 Websites ..................................... 12 Club champions ....................... 13 Future sites ................................14 Amateur winners .....................14

Extras
State amateur ................ 18 Symetra Tour.................. 19 Tucker column ..............30
GOLF GUIDE CREDITS: Edited by Pete Dougherty (pdougherty@timesunion. com). Produced by Joyce Bassett. Editorial assistance by Tom Quinlan, Mike Piekarski and Mike Huber. COVER: Schuyler Meadows Club in Loudonville, host of the 2013 New York State Golf Association’s Men’s Amateur on July 23-25. (Photo by Larry Lambrecht, courtesy of Schuyler Meadows)

Schedules
Local...................................... 20-21 USGA, NYSGA........................... 21 Pro tours ..............................22-23 Charity ................................. 24-25 Television............................ 26-29

On the web For the skinny on golf, in and out of the Capital Region, check out http://blog.timesunion.com/golf

Pete Dougherty

touring pro Brandel Chamblee, now a Golf Channel analyst. Unfortunately, today’s players don’t have great role models. We all turn to the PGA Tour to get our cues — what clubs to buy, what balls to use. So if Ben Crane or Hunter Mahan or Jim Furyk takes the equivalent of three commercial breaks to line up a putt, someone at the local municipal or country-club course is sure to imitate it. If pace of play is ever going to improve, it must start at the top, with the players on TV. “I was watching the guys pretty carefully about the slow play,” Johnny Miller, the lead golf analyst for NBC Sports, said recently, “and I counted several times, guys taking four or five, six, practice swings — and that’s prior to the start of preshot routine. That’s unbelievable.” Perhaps the USGA is listening. Golf’s governing body doesn’t always see things the same way as the PGA Tour — witness the bellyaching over the belly putter — but it has announced a program to study cause and effect of players at any level playing a round that approaches the eight-hour work shift. “Industry research clearly shows that slow play and the amount of time it takes to play a round of golf detract from the overall experience and threaten to drive players away from the game,” USGA

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albanY counTY Course Albany CC Capital Hills at Albany Colonial Acres GC Colonie G&CC French’s Hollow Fairways Hiawatha Trails Hidden Meadows GC Mill Road Acres GC Normanside CC Orchard Creek GC Pinehaven CC Schuyler Meadows CC Shaker Ridge CC Sycamore CC Town Of Colonie GC (bl/wh) (red/green) Van Schaick Island CC Western Turnpike (blue/red) (white) Wolferts Roost CC Location 300 Wormer Road, Voorheesville 65 O’Neil Road, Albany 15 Saybrook Drive, Glenmont 141 Maple Road, Voorheesville 4681 Hurst Rd., Guilderland Center 6051 State Farm Rd., Guilderland 138 Smultz Road, Glenmont 30 Mill Road, Latham 150 Salisbury Road, Delmar 6700 Dunnsville Road, Altamont 1151 Siver Road, Guilderland 17 Schuyler Meadows Rd., Ldnville 802 Albany-Shaker Road, Albany 38 Tompkins Road, Ravena 418 Consaul Road, Colonie 201 Continental Avenue, Cohoes 2354 Western Ave., Guilderland 120 Van Rensselaer Blvd., Albany Phone 765-2854 438-2208 439-2089 765-4103 861-8837 456-9512 443-2224 785-4653 439-3160 861-5000 456-7111 785-8191 869-5101 756-9555 374-4181 237-6127 456-0786 462-2115 Ext. Built 1963 1991 1964 1963 1968 1968 2009 1973 1927 1998 1960 1926 1931 1971 1969 ’81,’97 1920 1930 1915 Holes 18 18 9 18 9 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 36 9 27 18 Par 72 71 27 72 Longest tees Yards Rtg 7,051 73.4 6,332 69.4 1,317 6,847 74.1 Slp 131 117 133 Par 72 71 72 37 57 58 70 71 71 72 71 71 72 72 36 72 36 70 Middle tees Yards Rtg 6,774 70.7 5,784 68.7 6,310 3,145 2,331 3,025 6,005 6,178 6,186 6,567 6,308 6,211 6,330 6,277 2,714 6,026 2,809 5,863 71.5 Slp 125 116 130

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

54 70 71 71 72 71 71 72 72 36 72 36 70

2,677 6,454 6,623 6,496 6,787 6,837 6,528 6,795 6,524 3,197 6,427 2,970 6,255 71.2 72.2 72.1 72.3 74.0 71.5 72.5 70.8 35.7 72.0 34.8 70.6 124 133 125 123 137 123 130 122 125 132 124 132 69.1 70.2 70.5 71.3 71.6 70.2 70.1 69.7 33.4 70.0 33.9 69.1 121 128 123 121 132 117 125 119 116 127 121 130

1 120 12

columbia-greene counTies Course Blackhead Mountain CC Catskill GC Christman’s (Mountain) (Valley) Colonial CC Columbia G&CC Copake CC Meadowgreens GC Olde Kinderhook GC Onteora Club Rainbow GC Rip Van Winkle CC Sunny Hill Resort Thunderhart GC Undermountain GC Windham CC Winding Brook CC Location 75 Crows Nest Road, Round Top 27 Brooks Lane, Catskill 5742 Route 23, Windham 1 Faybrook Dr., Tannersville 295 Route 217, Claverack 44 Golf Course Road, Craryville 1238 Country Road 9, Ghent 202 Country Route 32, Valatie Onteora Park, Tannersville 3822 Route 26, Greenville 3200 Route 23A, Palenville 352 Sunny Hill Rd., Greenville 2740 Route 67, Freehold 274 Undermountain Road, Copake 36 South Street, Windham 2839 Route 203, Valatie Phone 622-3157 943-0302 734-6990 589-9807 851-9894 325-4338 828-0663 766-6542 589-5190 966-5343 678-9779 634-7698 634-7816 329-4444 734-9910 758-9117 Ext. Built 1990 1928 1960 Holes 18 18 27 9 18 18 9 18 9 18 9 18 18 9 18 18 Par 72 72 72 35 70 72 36 72 35 71 36 66 72 33 71 70 Longest tees Yards Rtg 6,076 69.9 6,482 71.8 7,114 75.3 2,681 6,231 6,169 3,011 7,257 3,100 6,287 3,005 4,316 6,482 1,640 6,126 6,106 32.9 70.6 70.3 34.0 69.6 70.8 34.3 61.7 71.7 29.1 72.2 69.0 Slp 133 135 132 107 137 132 106 121 126 115 96 124 85 127 123 Par 72 72 72 34 70 72 72 71 36 72 71 70 Middle tees Yards Rtg 5,868 69.3 6,013 69.8 6,007 69.5 2,700 34.4 5,815 5,500 6,659 5,861 3,001 6,040 5,534 5,745 68.7 34.2 69.5 67.3 67.5 117 115 117 126 122 68.9 67.2 Slp 129 131 127 110 134 122

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

1920 1921 1970 1999 1887 1956 1919 1968 1968 1973 1928 1963

f u lT o n - m o n T g o m e rY c o u n T i e s Course Amsterdam Municipal GC Canajoharie CC Fox Run GC Hales Mills CC Holland Meadows Kingsboro GC Nick Stoner GC Pine Brook GC Rolling Hills at Antlers Sacandaga GC Location 158 Van Dyke Ave., Amsterdam 154 Golf Club Road, Canajoharie 129 Fox Run Drive, Johnstown 146 Stele Rd., Johnstown 1503 Route 29, Gloversville 301 N. Kingsboro Ave., Gloversville 1830 State Hwy. 10, Caroga Lake 280 Main St., Gloversville 2258 Route 5, Fort Johnson 126 Pine Ave., Northville Phone 842-4265 673-8183 762-3717 736-4622 883-3318 773-4600 835-4220 725-1621 829-7423 863-4887 Ext. Built 1938 1937 1981 1995 1962 1930 1929 1920 1900 1898 Holes 18 18 18 18 18 9 18 18 18 9 Par 71 71 71 71 59 37 70 71 70 Longest tees Yards Rtg 6,702 6,146 69.0 6,400 70.9 5,995 68.4 3,333 3,005 68.5 6,275 68.0 6,238 69.5 6,450 71.7 Slp 118 120 111 Par 71 71 71 Middle tees Yards Rtg 6,328 70.2 5854 67.9 6,084 68.7 Slp 120 115 118

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

37 110 126 140 72 70 36

2,910 5,936 6,033 3,012

70.6 68.2

135 118

Executive courses in italics

Greens and cart fees are for 18 holes. If more than one fee is listed, the second is for 9 holes

Municipal course fees are for non-residents

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Par 73 71 29 72 37 57 57 72 71 71 74 72 72 72 72 36 72 36 70

Women’s Yards 5,675 4,968 1,197 5,547 2,980 2,255 2,39 5,244 4,810 5,810 5,650 5,258 5,607 5,770 5,493 2,722 5,137 2,472 5,237 Women’s Yards 4,993 4,842 4,769 2,400 2,199 5,279 5,329 2,914 5,372 2,970 4,345 2,698 4,115 5,033 1,586 4,733 5,198

tees Rtg 73.1 72.0 73.5

Slp 126 113 126

Green Fees Weekend Weekdays $29-$18 $15-$10 $20-$15 $17 $17-$10 $26-$18 $60 $40-$19 $29-$18 $15-$10 $17-$14 $15 $17-$10 $20-$15 $50 $35-$18

Cart fees*** Weekend Weekdays Private $16-$10 $16-$10 No carts No carts Private $12 $12 $12 $12 $18-$10 $18-$10 $11-$8 $11-$8 $16 Private Private Private $14-$9 $19-$16 Private $15 Private $16

70.4 68.4 73.9 72.8 70.8 71.7 72.3 70.8 35.6 70.7 33.9 70.8 tees Rtg 70.2 67.9 68.8 30.2 32.4 71.3 71.2

119 117 131 125 123 121 118 115 120 123 118 123

$25-$16 $29-$22

$23-$16 $29-$22

$14-$9 $19-$16

Driving Range Yes Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Driving Range Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No

Putting Green Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Putting Green Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Web site http://albanycc.cc http://caphills.com http://townofbethlehem.org http://coloniegcc.com http://frenchshollowgolf.com http://golfhiddenmeadows.com http://millroadacres.com http://normanside.com http://orchardcreek.com http://pinehavencc.com http://schuylermeadows.com http://www.shakerridge.com http://evergreencountryclub.com http://colonie.org/parks/golf http://vsicc.net http://westernturnpike.com http://wolfertsroost.com

$32-$19

$30-$18

$16

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

Par 72 72 72 34 36 70 72 36 72 35 71 36 66 72 33 71 73

Slp 119 114 110 94 103 123 121

Green Fees Weekend Weekdays $52 $36 $50-$35 $45-$25 $65-$43 $40-$30 $20 $20 NA NA $45-$32 $20 $27-$21 $17

68.4 65.9 35.5 62.9 68.4 29.4 67.6 70.4

119 106 118 98 108 90 118 119

$29 $22-$18 $22 $29-$21 $25-$16 $38-$28 $30-$15

$24-$16 $18-$15 $18 $23-$17 $21-$14 $20-$13 $25-$15

Cart fees*** Weekend Weekdays included included included included NA NA Private $17-$9 $17-$9 $14 $14 Private Private $15 $15-$10 $16-$13 $16-$13 $13-$9 $13-$9 $17-$9 $17-$8 $14-$7 $14-$7 $20-$10 $20-$10 $20-$14 $20-$14

Web site http://blackheadmountaingolf.com http://catskillgolfclub.com http://windhamhouse.com

http://columbiagolf.org http://copakecountryclub.com http://meadowgreensresort.com http://oldekinderhook.com http://onteoraclub.com http://rainbowgolfclub.com http://rvwcc.com http://sunnyhill.com http://thunderhartgolf.com http://undermountaingolf.com http://windhamcountryclub.com http://windingbrookcountryclub.com

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Par 74 72 71 71

Women’s Yards 5,333 5,144 5,148 4,983

tees Rtg 70.2 68.5 68.1

Slp 110 115 110

70 72 72 36

5,380 5,411 5,287 2,561

68.5 69.9 34.2

115 124 116

Green Fees Weekend Weekdays $29+ $26 $22-$13 $19-$13 $27-$19 $24-$18 $30-$25* $30-$25* $20-$11+ $19-$10 $18-$14* $18-$14* $22-$12 $22-$12 $28-$18 $22-$16 $50 $40 $22-$16* $18-14*

Cart fees*** Weekend Weekdays $13 $13 $13-$8 $13-$8 $12-$9 $12-$9 Included $15-$8 $15-$8 $8* $8* $12 $12 $18-$11 $18-$1 Included $15-$10* $14-$9*

Driving Range No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No

Putting Green Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Web site http://amsterdammuni.com http://canajohariecountryclub.com http://foxrungolfclub.net http://hollandmeadowsgolfcourse.com http://kingsborogolf.net http://pinebrookgolfclub.org http://golfrollinghills.cc http://officialsacgolf.com

All fees rounded up to the nearest dollar. last year’s rates + weekend rate includes Friday ++ weekend rate includes Thursday, Friday rate increases during Saratoga racing season cart fees are per person, based on double occupancy

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rensselaer COUnTY Course Brunswick Greens GC Burden Lake CC Dutchaven GC EverGreen CC (public) (private) Frear Park GC Hoosick Falls CC Mechanicville GC Pheasant Hollow GC Troy, CC of Airway Meadows GC Ballston Spa CC Barney Road GC Bend of The River GC Brookhaven GC Eagle Crest GC Edison Club (1-18) (19-27) Fairways of Halfmoon Galway GC McGregor Links CC Mohawk River CC Pioneer Hills GC Saratoga Golf and Polo Saratoga Lake GC Saratoga National GC Saratoga Spa GC (executive course) Tee Bird GC North Tee Bird GC South Van Patten GC (1-18) (19-27) Location 1004 Hoosick Rd., Troy 162 Totem Lodge Road, Averill Park 3167 Route 67, Buskirk 92 Schuuram Road, Castleton Frear Park, Oakwood Avenue, Troy 1 Richmond Avenue, Hoosick Falls 67 East Street, Mechanicville 2670 Phillips Rd, Castleton-on-Hudson 100 Troy CC Rd., Troy 262 Brownville Rd., Gansevoort Route 67, Ballston Spa Barney Road, Clifton Park 5 Park Avenue Ext., Hadley 333 Alpine Meadow Rd., Grnfield Ctr 1004 Route 146A, Clifton Park 891 Riverview Road, Rexford 17 Johnson Rd., Mechanicville 5797 Jockey St., Galway 359 Northern Pines Road, Wilton 847 Riverview Road, Rexford 3230 Galway Road, Ballston Spa 301 Church Street, Saratoga Springs 35 Gracemore Rd., Saratoga Springs 458 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs 60 Roosevelt Dr., Saratoga Springs 30 Reservoir Road, Fort Edward 65 Reynolds Road, Fort Edward 924 Main Street, Clifton Park Phone 279-3848 674-8917 753-7533 477-6224 270-4553 686-1967 664-3866 479-4653 274-4207 792-4144 885-7935 373-1435 696-3415 893-7458 877-7082 399-2992 664-1578 882-6395 584-6664 399-1920 885-7000 584-8122 581-6616 583-4653 584-2006 584-2773 792-7727 747-0280 877-5400 Ext. Built 1992 1925 1965 1963 1931 1910 1909 1963 1925 1998 1925 1964 1925 1962 1962 1925 1998 1967 1921 1964 1995 1896 2000 2001 1963 1962 1992 1968 Holes 9 18 9 36 18 9 9 9 18 18 18 9 9 18 18 27 18 9 18 18 18 9 18 18 18 9 18 9 27 Par 29 71 35 72 71 34 36 37 71 72 71 28 35 71 72 72 36 72 30 72 73 70 35 72 72 72 29 34 73 36 Longest tees Yards Rtg 1,715 6,205 70.8 2,600 7,244 6,234 2,750 3,571 3,315 6,663 6,427 6,280 1,331 2,885 6,527 6,929 6,501 3.426 6,430 1,838 6,629 7,095 5,600 3,046 6,270 7,265 7,141 1,635 2,975 6,640 3,232 73.5 68.0 33.0 34.3 36.0 72.5 71.2 70.6 33.5 71.3 73.4 70.5 35.8 Slp 124 Par 71 70 72 71 Middle tees Yards Rtg 5,750 6,001 6,750 5,903 68.3 68.0 72.0 66.5 Slp 118 111 126 106

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

131 109 113 118 120 133 125 121 110 125 127 123 126

71 72 71 35 71 72 72 36 72 72 73 70 72 72 72 70 34 73 36

6,084 6,000 5,890 2,720 6,137 5,649 6191 3,255 5,849 6,349 6,490 5,500 5,823 6,225 6,245 6,164 2,658 6,239 3,070

69.8 69.2 68.8 33.0 71.0 67.2 69.2 35.6

128 121 119 108 123 109 122 126

s a r aT O g a C O U n T Y

230

1

11

1 10

72.2 73.7 69.5 34.4 71.6 75.7 74.4

134 128 116 112 121 147 130

71.0 70.7

129 120

69.9 73.5 69.8 68.7 69.0 34.8

119 141 128 106 117 113

71.1 35.6

121 118

s C h e n e C Ta dY / s C h O h a r i e C O U n T i e s 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Briar Creek GC Cobleskill G&CC Hillcrest GC Iron Works GC Mohawk GC Schenectady Municipal GC Stadium GC Whispering Pines GC 2347 Pangburn Road, Princetown 2322 Route 7, Cobleskill 3428 Giffords Church Rd, Princetown 884 Schoharie Turnpike, Duanesburg 1849 Union Street, Schenectady 400 Oregon Avenue, Schenectady 333 Jackson Avenue, Schenectady 2200 Helderberg Avenue, Rotterdam 355-6145 234-4045 355-9817 365-4552 374-9124 382-5155 374-9104 355-2724 1966 1929 1961 2003 1898 1935 1957 1965 18 18 9 9 18 18 18 18 70 37 31 71 72 71 55 6,133 3,132 1,267 6,671 6,740 6,316 2,315 69.2 116 70 71 30 71 72 71 5,672 5,859 1,214 6,301 6,250 5,959 69.4 67.7 112 113

1

72.1 71.2 69.5

126 117 113

70.6 69.1 67.7

123 113 110

Wa r r e n / Wa s h i n gT O n C O Un T i es 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Battenkill CC Bay Meadows GC Cronin’s Golf Resort Glens Falls CC Hiland Park CC Kingswood GL Pole Valley Players Club Queensbury CC Sagamore Resort & GC Skene Valley CC Sunnyside GC Thousand Acres Ranch Top of the World Wedgewood GC Windy Hills GC Route 29 Greenwich 31 Cronin Road, Queensbury 515 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg 211 Round Pond Road, Queensbury 195 Haviland Rd., Queensbury 111 Country Route 41, Hudson Falls 3737 State Route 196, Hartford 907 State Route 149, Lake George 110 Sagamore Road, Bolton Landing 129 Country Route 9A, Whitehall 168 Sunnyside Road, Glens Falls 465 Warrensburg Rd., Stony Creek 441 Lockhart Mtn. Rd., Lake George 69 East Road, Fort Edward 219 Windy Hills Rd., Greenwich 692-9179 792-1650 623-4653 793-0021 761-4653 747-8888 632-9632 793-3711 644-9400 499-1685 792-0148 696-5246 668-2062 747-0003 695-4902 1925 1953 1930 1912 1988 1992 2002 1966 1928 1966 1964 1971 1939 1974 1995 9 9 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 9 9 18 9 18 35 35 71 71 72 71 72 70 70 72 27 35 71 27 2,973 3,155 6,121 6,450 6,732 6,571 6,585 6,067 6,821 6,823 870 3,000 6,044 725 67.6 68.7 69.4 70.9 72.8 71.9 67.4 73.8 71.8 67.0 69.9 117 117 123 127 130 128 112 137 121 107 117

71 72 71 72 70 70 72

6,125 6,368 6,117 5,915 5,536 6,392 6,455

69.2 71.6 68.8 64.7 72.0 69.5

124 127 123 105 133 116

71 71

5,603 6,022

68.7 69.5

113 117

Executive courses in italics

Greens and cart fees are for 18 holes. If more than one fee is listed, the second is for 9 holes

Municipal course fees are for non-residents

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Par 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 71 35 70 76 73 34 36 37 74 71 74 35 70 72 72 36 72 75 75 70 37 72 72 72 29 70 34 72 35

Women’s tees Yards Rtg 4,880 2,250 5,134 6,200 5,327 2,097 2,870 3,025 5,160 4,737 5,505 2,540 4,806 5,094 5,560 2,727 4,975 5,521 5,815 4,600 2,743 5,113 4,954 5,567 1,605 5,235 2,275 5,515 2,687 68.8 72.0 76.5 69.2 31.3 35.9 37.2 69.9 67.4 66.8 33.3 70 69.4 72.0 35.7

Slp 114 117 113 111 109 119 127 119 114 114

Green Fees Weekend Weekdays $25-$16 $22-$15 $35-$23 $30-$17 $25-$22 $25-$22 $18-$15 $18-$15 $26-$18 $26-$18 $28-$16 $26-$16 $22-$15+* $20-$13* $24-$15 $23-$14 $10 $10

Cart fees*** Weekend Weekdays $21-$13 $21-$13 $17 $17 included $28-$18 $28-$18 $28-$18 $28-$18 $28-$18 $28-$18 $18-$12+* $16-$10* $12-$7 $12-$7 $9 $9 Private $15-$8 included No carts $18-$9 $15-$8 $16-$9 Private $15-$8 No carts $18-$9 $15-$8 $16-$9

Driving Range Yes Yes No Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes

Putting Green Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Web site http://brunswickgreens.com http://blccgolf.com http://evergreencountryclub.com http://evergreencountryclub.com http://troyny.gov/golf.html http://hoosickgolf.com http://evergreencountryclub.com http://countrycluboftroy.com http://airwaymeadowsgolf.com http://ballstonspacc.com http://cliftonpark.org/golfcourse http://bendoftheriver.com http://brookhavengolfclub.com http://eaglecrestgolf.com http://edisonclub.com http://fairwaysofhalfmoon.com http://www.galwaygolfclub.com http://www.mcgregorlinks.com http://mohawkrivercc.com http://pioneerhillsgolf.com http://saratogagolfpoloclub.org http://www.saratogalakegolf.com http://golfsaratoga.com http://saratogaspagolf.com http://saratogaspagolf.com http://teebirdgolf.com http://teebirdgolf.com http://vanpattengolf.com

121 115 123 120

$32-$19 Private+ 19-$13 $12 $28-$16 $35-$20+

$28-$16 $65 $17-$12 $12 $23-$16 $29-$18

72.2 73.4 35.7 71.5 71.3 71.1 68.5 70.1 35

128 124 119 127 130 119 102 113 114

$28-$15+ $23-$14 Private $28-$17 $42

$16-$8 No carts Private $12-$8 included Private $48-$18+ $26-$18 $14-$8 $150-$100++ $130-$100** $16-$10 $44-$23 $37-$19 $26-$16 $23-$14 $16-$12 $27-$15* $25-$13* $12-$8* $27-$15* $25-$13* $12-$8* $40-$20 $30-$20 $15-$10

$22-$15 $20-$12 $65 $25-$17 $37

$16-$8 included $10-$8

$14-$8 included $16-$10 $16-$12 $12-$8* $12-$8* $15-$10

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

70 73

5,075 5,212

70.1

122

$28-$17 $28-$19 $35-$22 $13-$8 $27-$17 $33-$18+ $22-$17

$25-$17 $28-$19 $30-$20 $13-$8 $25-$17 $29-$18 $19-$14

73 72 71 55

5,751 5,275 5,423 2,010

73.8 68.5 68.5

125 110 106

$15-$8 $15-$10 included $10-$5 Private $16-$9 $16-$8 $19-$10

$15-$8 $15-$10 $10-$5 $14-$9 $16-$8 $19-$10

No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes

http://briarcreekgolf.com http://cobleskillgc.com No http://mohawkgolfclub.com http://schenectadygolf.com http://stadiumgolfclub.com http://whisperingpinesgolfclub.info

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

35 39 70 73 72 71 72 70 71 73 35 71 27 71

2,618 2,595 5,757 5,852 5,599 5,184 4,609 4,755 5,176 5,688 2,570 4,682 550 5,470

68.6 68.6 71.4 72.5 69.8 66.5 73.0 71.8 67.0 70.4 70.7

110

$20-$15 $18-$13 $32-$20* $40+ $40-$30+ $21-$16 $27+ $150 $22* $13-$10 $25-$18 $35-$20 $12-$9 $24-$13

$20-$15 $18-$13 $30-$15* $35 $30-$20 $21-$16 $25 $19* $12-$9 $25-$18 $30-$16 $11-$8 $24-$13

122 124 116 106 122 117 107 119 114

$10-$6 $13-$10 $15-$8* Private $15 $16-$11 $17-$9 $15 $150 $12* No carts $10 $20-$12 No carts $15-$10

$10-$6 $13-$10 $15-$8* $10 $16-$11 $17-$9 $15 included $12* $10 $15-$10 $15-$10

No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes

http://battenkillcc.com http://golfbaymeadows.com http://croninsgolfresort.com http://glensfallscountryclub.com http://hilandparkcc.com http://kingswoodgolf.com http://polevalley.com http://queensburygolf.com http://thesagamore.com http://sunnysidepar3.com http://1000acres.com http://topoftheworldgolfresort.com No No http://wedgewoodfe.com http://windyhillsgolf.com

All fees rounded up to the nearest dollar. * last year’s rates + weekend rate includes Friday ++ weekend rate includes Thursday, Friday ** rate increases during Saratoga racing season *** cart fees are per person, based on double occupancy

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▶ AIRWAY MEADOWS GC Designer: James Heber Teaching pros: Curt Lohrey, Brian Rhodes Superintendent: Jacob Heber April 27: Meet the members four-player scramble May 18: Spring warmup two-player scramble July 4: Airway Cup July 13-14: Club championship July 27: Couples tournament Aug. 17: Annual benefit tournament Sept. 15: League championship Oct. 6: Oktoberfest Oct. 23: Employee/member scramble ▶ ALBANY CC Designer: Robert Trent Jones Head pro: Glenn Davis Assistants: Sam Cummings, Jeff Betti Superintendent: Dan Shaughnessy July 11-13: Member-guest July 18: Women’s invitational Aug. 3-11: Club championship Oct. 12-13: Senior-junior invitational ▶ AMSTERDAM MUNICIPAL GC Designer: Robert Trent Jones Head pro: Joe Merendo Superintendent: James Derrick ▶ BALLSTON SPA CC Designer: Pete Craig Director of golf: Todd Manderson Superintendent: Steve Solsky ▶ BARNEY ROAD GC Designer: Robert Lee Mitchell Superintendent: Fred Porter ▶ BATTENKILL CC Head pro: Bill Wigand Superintendent: David Battis ▶ BAY MEADOWS GC Designer: Warren Gallagher Head pro: John Burke Superintendent: Steven Capone ▶ BEND OF THE RIVER GC Designer: Steve Carhhart Superintendent: David Santone ▶ BLACKHEAD MOUNTAIN CC Designer: Nick Psiahas Head pro: Peter Maassmann Superintendent: Edward Maassmann ▶ BRIAR CREEK GC Designer: Robert W. Parks Superintendent: William Sise ▶ BROOKHAVEN GC Designer: George Pulver Head pro: Kevin Canale Superintendent: Tom Baker ▶ BRUNSWICK GREENS GC Designers: Al Riccardi, Don Lampert, Richard Danskin Head pro: Andrew Weyl Superintendent: Ryan Holmes ▶ BURDEN LAKE CC Director of golf: Ron Choquette Head pro: Brian Hampson Superintendent: Mike Pendergast July 6-7: Stroke-play championship Aug. 3-4: Member-member Aug. 10-11: Club championship ▶ CANAJOHARIE CC Designers: Scott North, John North Superintendent: Ron Bowerman ▶ CAPITAL HILLS AT ALBANY GC Designers: Bob Smith, Ed Bosse Head pro: Steve Vatter Assistant: Brian Jeffers Superintendent: Scott Gallup ▶ CATSKILL GC Designer: James Thompson Head pro: TBD Superintendent: Steve Blendell June 28-30: Berton A. Coons Invitational ▶ CHRISTMAN’S WINDHAM HOUSE Designers: Stanley Christman, Bill Christman Assistant: Ryan Leach Superintendent: David Lang April 28: Member-guest May 24: Relay for Life May 26: Member-guest June 14: Golf for Parkinsons June 17: Bruce Story Memorial June 24-28: Tech Valley juniors June 30: Member-guest July 26: Knights of the Road July 28: Member-guest Aug. 25: Member-guest Sept. 21-22: Stanley Cup Oct. 14: Windham Cup ▶ COBLESKILL G&CC Designer: Rick Colyer (back nine) Head pro: Paul Jaycox Assistant: Scott Berliner Superintendent: Jeff Wall May 4: Spring Swing June 15-16: Men’s senior club championship June 16: Women’s senior club championship June 19: ENYGA tournament July 4: Red, White and Blue tournament July 8-9: Coby Classic July 20-21: Two-man club championship July 21: Two-women club championship July 25: Women’s Intercounty tournament Aug. 9: Women’s invitational Aug. 18, 25: Women’s club championship Aug. 24-25: Bill Flynn club championship Aug. 31: Member-member, member-guest Sept. 7-8: Ringers tournament ▶ COLONIAL ACRES GC Designer: James Michaels Head pro: Dale Ezyk Superintendent: Pat Blum ▶ COLONIAL CC Head pro: Tim Leach Superintendents: Eirik Leach, Ryan Leach, Tim Leach ▶ COLONIE G&CC Designer: Geoffrey Cornish Head pro: Frank Mellet Assistants: Ian Breen, Ben Banks, Kevin Cain Superintendent: Rich Brumley June 26: Women’s member-guest June 28-29: Men’s member-guest ▶ COLUMBIA G&CC Designer: Hal Purdy Head pro: Marc Levesque Assistant: Eric Keeler Superintendent: Tom Niebling ▶ COPAKE CC Superintendent: Mark Anderson June 29: Member-guest July 14: Cahill Invitational Aug. 17-18: Club championship ▶ CRONIN’S GOLF RESORT Designer: Patrick Cronin Superintendent: Steve Rathje ▶ DUTCHAVEN GC Designer: Nicholas Schnurk Head pro: Rik Seiler Superintendent: Brett Seiler ▶ EAGLE CREST Designer: Gino Turchi Head pro: John Peterson Assistant: Don DeNyse Superintendent: David Gordon ▶ EDISON CLUB Head pro: Craig McLean Assistants: Kevin Bennison, Brad Gardner Superintendent: Jeff Madison ▶ EVERGREEN CC Designers: Warren David (public), Ed VanKappen (private) Head pro: Joe Bove Superintendent: Tony Iabone ▶ FAIRWAYS OF HALFMOON Designer: Gary Van Alstyne Superintendent: Joshua Yeardon ▶ FOX RUN GC Designer: Attilio Albanese Head pro: Rich Scott Superintendent: Darren Graf ▶ FREAR PARK Designer: Robert Trent Jones Manager: Larry Reilly Superintendent: Mark Yamin ▶ FRENCH’S HOLLOW FAIRWAYS Designer: Z. John Betlejeski Superintendent: Janet Betlejeski ▶ GALWAY GC Designer: George Wedekind Head instructor: Charles Veeder Superintendent: George Wedekind ▶ GLENS FALLS CC Designer: Donald Ross Head pro: Tom Haggerty Assistants: Kevin Haller, Jack Madej Superintendent: Chris Frelinghaus Aug. 1-3: Member-guest ▶ HALES MILLS CC Designer: Jim Derrick Superintendent: Larry Hollenbeck ▶ HIAWATHA TRAILS GC Designer: Dominic Ferraioli Superintendent: John Cook ▶ HIDDEN MEADOWS GC Designer: Anthony Rappazzo, Joseph Rappazzo Superintendent: Anthony Rappazzo ▶ HILAND PARK GC Designer: Stephen Kay Director of golf: Jim Jeffers ▶ HILLCREST GC Superintendent: Jeff Canastra ▶ HOLLAND MEADOWS GC Designer: Walt Coons Head pro: Mike Iannotti Superintendent: Dennis Sniezyk July 13: Broadalbin Men’s Open Aug. 15: Broadalbin Women’s Open ▶ HOOSICK FALLS CC Superintendent: Scott McCart ▶ KINGSBORO GC Designers: James Floyd, Hugo Kuhne ▶ KINGSWOOD GL Designer: Michael Woodbury Superintendent: Travis Morris May 18-19: Ryder Cup June 30: Member-member July 21: Guest day Aug. 16-18: Club championship ▶ MCGREGOR LINKS GC Designer: Devereux Emmet Head pro: Tom Oppedisano Assistants: Nick Campbell, Annemarie Kissane Superintendent: Greg Shaughnessy ▶ MEADOWGREENS GC Director of golf: Bob Conti ▶ MECHANICVILLE GC Designer: Devereux Emmet Head pro: Tom Sullivan ▶ MILL ROAD ACRES GC Designer: Clayton Russell Head pro: Peter Gerard Superintendent: Michael O’Neill ▶ MOHAWK GC Designer: Devereux Emmet Head pro: Jeremy Kerr Assistant: TBD Superintendent: Richard Smathers ▶ MOHAWK RIVER CC Designer: William Mitchell Superintendent: Michael DeLorenzo ▶ NICK STONER GC Head pro: Steve Jennings Superintendent: Steve Jennings

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CLUB DIRECTORY
May 27: Memorial Day tournament Sept. 2: Impossible pin tournament Oct. 6: Falling Leaves tournament ▶ NORMANSIDE CC Designer: William Harries Head pro: Erik Smith Assistants: Scott Battiste, Justin Hearley Superintendent: Scott Wachtel July 19-20: William Glenn member-guest July 24: Women’s member-guest Aug. 3-4: Club championship Aug. 22: Women’s interclub Oct. 4: Dutch Girvin guest day ▶ OLDE KINDERHOOK GC Designer: Rees Jones Head pro: Phil Kaminski Superintendent: Eric Bresky ▶ ONTEORA CLUB Head pro: TBD Superintendent: Fred Kapell ▶ ORCHARD CREEK GC Designer: Paul Cowley Head pro: Scott Brennan Superintendent: Pete Cure ▶ PHEASANT HOLLOW GC Designer: Pete Mitchell Head pro: Joe Bove Superintendent: Todd Bove ▶ PINE BROOK CC Designer: James Floyd ▶ PINEHAVEN CC Designer: Armand Farina, Jim Thompson Head pro: Scott Warren Assistants: Brian Pierotti, Davana Kessler Superintendent: Rob Bigley Sr. April 22: NENYPGA Pro/Assistant Pro Championship May 22: NEWGA Tournament June 7-9: Men’s member-guest July 1: NYSGA State Amateur qualifier July 13-14: Men’s and Women’s Senior Championship Aug. 3-4, 10-11: Men’s and women’s club championship ▶ PIONEER HILLS GC Designer: Allen Hills Head pro: Keith Sprenger ▶ POLE VALLEY PLAYERS CLUB Designer: Steve Forbes Head pro: Steve Forbes Superintendent: Steve Forbes, Pete Russell ▶ QUEENSBURY GC Designer: Mark Cassidy Sr. Director of golf: Frank Costello Superintendent: Scot Smith Aug. 23-25: Club championship Sept. 26-28: Red male tournament ▶ RAINBOW GC Designer: Walt Birmann Superintendent: Walt Birmann ▶ RIP VAN WINKLE CC Designer: Donald Ross Head pro: John Smith Superintendent: John Smith ▶ ROLLING HILLS AT ANTLERS CC Designer: William Tucker Director of golf: Rick Wolcott Superintendent: Dave Biltucci Aug. 16-18: Miracle Ear Open ▶ SACANDAGA GC Designer: Donald Ball Head pro: Dick Osborne Superintendent: Dick Osborne ▶ SAGAMORE RESORT & GC Designer: Donald Ross Head pro: David Cummings Superintendent: Joe Tennyson ▶ SARATOGA GOLF & POLO CLUB Designer: J.S. Mott Head pro: Kevin Hughes Assistant: Anthony Therrien Superintendent: Geoff Leather May 18: Women’s member-member June 26: Women’s member-guest July 12-13: Men’s member-guest July 27-28: Club championship Sept. 5: Men’s pro-member Sept. 21: Men’s member-member ▶ SARATOGA LAKE GC Designer: Michael Ingersoll Superintendent: Nathan Jordan May 29: Four-player scramble June 26: Two-player scramble July 20-21: Club championship Aug. 17: Couples tournament Sept. 14: 6-6-6 tournament Oct. 6: Fall Foliage four-player scramble ▶ SARATOGA NATIONAL GC Designer: Roger Rulewich Director of golf: Peter Tavares Head pro: Anders Mattson Assistants: Steve Plata, Tom Sullivan, C.J. Callan ▶ SARATOGA SPA GOLF Designer: William Mitchell Director of golf: Bill Richardson Head pro: Bob Tribley Assistants: Ken Long, Jonathan Hines, Sean Madden Superintendent: Randy Hoffman ▶ SCHENECTADY MUNICIPAL GC Designer: Jim Thompson Head pro: Matthew Daley Assistant: Chris Bentrovato Superintendent: Mike Scesney ▶ SCHUYLER MEADOWS CC Designer: Devereux Emmet Head pro: Steve Jensen Assistant: Bob Van Auken Superintendent: Jeff Joedicke June 12: Women’s guest day June 21-23: Member-guest Aug. 1: Men’s guest day Aug. 12-14: Women’s club championship Aug. 23-25: Men’s club championship ▶ SHAKER RIDGE CC Designer: James Thompson Director of golf: Trent Kaufmann Head pro: Charles Conrad Assistants: Kevin Van Ort Superintendent: Jim Seamen ▶ SKENE VALLEY CC Designer: Mark Cassidy Sr. Superintendent: Clifford Sparks ▶ STADIUM GC Designer: Douglas Hennel Head pro: John Souza Superintendent: Gary Hennel ▶ SUNNY HILL RESORT Designer: Hal Purdy Superintendent: Erik Nicholsen ▶ SUNNYSIDE GC Designer: Bob Scherer Head pro: Miles Nolan Superintendent: Miles Nolan ▶ SYCAMORE CC Designer: Francis Duane Head pro: Joe Bove Superintendent: Bernie Carak ▶ TEE BIRD GC NORTH Designer: Bruce Irwin Superintendent: Jeremy Tripp ▶ TEE BIRD GC SOUTH Designer: Dan Irwin Superintendent: Dan Irwin ▶ THOUSAND ACRES RANCH Designer: Joe Hanlon Head pro: Tucker Backus Superintendent: Arthur Hoffman ▶ THUNDERHART GC Designers: Francis Duane, Bill Gressick Superintendent: Erik Nicholsen ▶ TOP OF THE WORLD Designer: Hendrix Van Rensselaer Head pro: Tom Smack Superintendent: Walt Shaw ▶ TOWN OF COLONIE GC Designers: William Mitchell (blue/white), Robert Trent Jones (red), Rick Jacobson (green) Head pro: Noel Gebauer Teaching pros: Tim Podeswa, Matt Bogdanowicz Superintendent: John Risler Aug. 10-11: Town championship Sept. 8: Saul Greenhouse best-ball ▶ TROY, CC OF Designer: Walter Travis Head pro: Mike Kucera Assistant: Dan Cardella Superintendent: Chris Strong June 21-23: Men’s invitational July 8-9: Women’s invitational ▶ UNDERMOUNTAIN GC Designer: John Shakshober Head instructor: Judy Hill Superintendents: John Shakshober, John MacArthur ▶ VAN PATTEN GC Designer: Armand Farina Head pro: Bob Kennedy Assistant: Adam Catanzarite Superintendent: Brian Goudey ▶ VAN SCHAICK ISLAND CC Designer: Jack Gormley Head pro: Luke Scala Superintendent: Connor Fitzgerald ▶ WEDGEWOOD GC Designer: Michael Evanico Superintendent: Michael Evanico ▶ WESTERN TURNPIKE GC Designer: Jim Thompson Director of golf: Herb Moreland Head pro: Casey Childs Superintendent: C.J. Gallup ▶ WHISPERING PINES GC Designer: Burnham Armstrong, Phil Mitchell Head pro: Kirk Armstrong Superintendent: Brett Armstrong ▶ WINDHAM CC Designer: Len Raynor Head pro: Brian Lowe Superintendent: Randy Tuttle ▶ WINDING BROOK CC Designer: Paul Roth Head pro: Larry Markowski Superintendent: Dave Shook ▶ WINDY HILLS GC Designer: Joe Kehn Superintendent: Bob White July 27: Member-guest Aug. 17-18: Club championship ▶ WOLFERTS ROOST CC Designer: A.W. Tillingast Head pro: Tim Lonergan Assistants: Adam Panagopoulos, Trever Fiedler April 15: NENYPGA spring pro-pro June 13-15: Men’s member-guest June 25-26: Women’s invitational July 26: Jack Maxwell junior Aug. 9-10: Capital Stroke Play Sept. 6-8: Men’s invitational

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▶ aIrWaY MeaDoWs: A new red tee box has been added on 18. The white tee box on 2 has been reconstructed. Additional cart-path paving, drainage and new sod have been added to 16. ▶ CoBLesKILL: Scott Berliner, formerly of Normanside and Shaker Ridge, is the new assistant pro.

▶ CoLonIaL aCres: Dale Ezyk is the new head pro. ▶ eagLe CresT: Don DeNyse, formerly of Capital Hills, is the new assistant pro. ▶ eDIson CLuB: Brad Gardner is a new assistant pro. ▶ gLens FaLLs: Kevin Haller is a new assistant pro.

Shaker Ridge Country Club
18 new Bent Grass greens
Cindy Schultz/Times Union

The Town of Colonie has added back tees to four holes, expanding the championship yardage 130 yards. The course is host to the Section II Class A championship, which Vincent Fox (Bethlehem), David Jensen (Shaker) and Calvin Beckwith (Saratoga) played last fall.

▶ hoLLanD MeaDoWs: A new men’s tee box on 9 has been added. There has been significant tree-trimming and cutting throughout the course. ▶ MILL roaD aCres: There has been tree trimming throughout the course.
Cindy Schultz/Times Union

Scott Berliner is the new assistant pro at Cobleskill Golf and Country Club.

More affordable than you think
4 Great family and women’s golf activities 4 Summer youth program 4 Best practice facilities in the area 4 Teaching professionals with state-of-the-art techniques available 4 Centrally located near the airport 4 Full-service banquet facilities

▶ PInehaVen: Michael Van Buren is the new club president. ▶ PIoneer hILLs: Keith Sprenger has been hired as new head pro. ▶ roLLIng hILLs: An initiative is under way to attract new members. Season membership rates have been reduced to $1,195 for singles and $1,995 for families. ▶ saCanDaga: Dick Osborne new head pro/owner. ▶ saraToga LaKe: Nathan Jordan is the new course superintendent. ▶ sCheneCTaDY MunICIPaL: Matthew Daley named head pro, replacing Brian Damon.

▶ sChuYLer MeaDoWs: The No. 4 green has been enlarged, and new cart paths have been added throughout the course. ▶ ToWn oF CoLonIe: New back tees have been added to holes 2, 5 and 8 on the white course, and to 8 on the blue, adding 130 yards to the championship-tee yardage. ▶ WesTern TurnPIKe: Casey Childs has been named head pro. Herb Moreland remains as director of golf. ▶ WInDY hILLs: A new driving range has been added. ▶ WoLFerTs roosT: Bill Stevens has retired after 42 years as superintendent.

Flexible membership categories
Professional
Play 3 times each month. Enjoy all other privileges. ONLY $1,800 per year.

4 Young Adult 4 Single 4 Family

4 Social 4 Corporate

Call Bill Sarver at 869-0246 for more information
GOLF 3 POOL 3 TENNIS 3 CLUBHOUSE DINING 3 BANQUETS | www.shakerridge.com

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Destination courses

50 best public/resort courses outside Capital Region but within 150 Miles
NEW YORK Club ▶ Links at Hiawatha Landing ▶ Villa Roma Resort & CC ▶ Centennial GC ▶ Conklin Players Club ▶ Leatherstocking GC ▶ Delhi College GC ▶ Nevele Resort & CC ▶ Seven Oaks GC ▶ Branton Woods GC ▶ Concord Resort & GC ▶ Links at Union Vale ▶ Craig Wood GC ▶ Lake Placid Resort (Links) ▶ Lake Placid Resort (Mountain) ▶ Grossinger CC ▶ Turning Stone (Shenendoah) ▶ Turning Stone (Atunyote) ▶ Turning Stone (Kaluhyat) ▶ Casperkill CC ▶ McCann GC ▶ Tennanah GC ▶ Saranac Inn & GC ▶ Stamford GC ▶ Valley View Golf Course ▶ West Point Golf Course ▶ Westport CC MASSACHUSETTS ▶ Crumpin-Fox CC ▶ Wahconah CC ▶ Cranwell Resort & GC ▶ Berkshire Hills CC ▶ The Orchards ▶ The Ranch GC ▶ Blackstone National GC ▶ Taconic GC VERMONT ▶ Mount Anthony GC ▶ Brattleboro CC ▶ Green Mountain National ▶ Killington Golf Course ▶ Okemo Valley GC ▶ Gleneagles GC at the Equinox ▶ Rutland CC ▶ Stratton Mountain CC CONNECTICUT ▶ Wintonbury Hills ▶ Fox Hopyard GC ▶ Tunxis Plantation CC (white) ▶ Tunxis Plantation (green) ▶ Great River GC ▶ Candlewood Valley CC ▶ Western Hills Golf Course ▶ Crestbrook Park GC
* — Approximate mileage from Albany

Location Apalachin Callicoon Carmel Conklin Cooperstown Delhi Ellenville Hamilton Hopewell Junction Kiamesha Lake Lagrangeville Lake Placid Lake Placid Lake Placid Liberty Oneida Oneida Oneida Poughkeepsie Poughkeepsie Roscoe Saranac Lake Stamford Utica West Point Westport Bernardston Dalton Lenox Pittsfield South Hadley Southwick Sutton Williamstown Bennington Brattleboro Killington Killington Ludlow Manchester Rutland Stratton Mountain Bloomfield East Haddam Farmington Farmington Milford New Milford Waterbury Watertown

Holes 18 18 27 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 27 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18

Par 72 71 108 72 72 72 70 72 72 72 72 72 71 70 71 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 70 71 70 72 72 71 70 72 71 72 72 71 71 71 71 72 70 71 70 108 72 71 72 70 72 72 72 71

Yards 7,067 6,534 10,649 6,772 6,324 6,346 6,532 6,915 7,100 7,650 6,839 6,554 7,006 6,156 6,907 7,129 7,314 7,105 6,691 6,524 6,769 6,631 6,285 6,632 6,007 6,544 6.532 6,567 6,346 6,606 6,424 7,174 6,909 6,640 6,146 6,265 6,589 6,326 6,400 6,423 6,134 9,803 6,623 6,912 6,638 6,446 7,191 6,295 6,427 6,906

Type Public Resort Public Public Resort Public Resort Semi-Private Public Resort Semi-Private Municipal Resort Resort Resort Resort Resort Resort Semi-Private Public Public Public Semi-Private Public Public Public Semi-Private Semi-Private Resort Semi-Private Semi-Private Public Semi-Private Semi-Private Public Semi-Private Public Resort Public Resort Semi-Private Resort Public Semi-Private Public Public Public Public Public Public

Phone 607 687-6952 845 887-5097 845 225-5700 607 775-3042 607 547-5275 607 746-4653 914 647-6000 315 824-1432 845 223-1600 845 794-4000 845 223-1000 800 218-9811 518 523-4460 518 523-4460 914 292-9000 315 829-4653 315 829-4653 315 829-4653 914 433-2222 845 471-3917 607 498-5502 518 891-1402 607 652-7398 315 732-8755 914 938-2435 800 600-4470 413 648-9101 413 684-1333 413 637-0441 413 442-1451 413 534-3806 413 569-9333 508 865-2111 413 458-3997 802 447-7079 802 257-7380 802 422-4653 802 422-6700 802 228-1396 800 362-4747 802 773-3254 802 297-4115 860 242-1401 860 434-6644 860 677-1367 860 677-1367 203 876-8051 860 354-9359 203 755-6828 860 945-5249

Miles* 146 130 105 141 80 83 89 124 90 105 87 134 134 134 107 111 111 111 85 90 118 142 65 89 108 121 127 59 57 54 97 89 144 45 40 80 115 115 89 62 100 80 100 141 107 107 134 110 122 118

▶ Color Key Green — public Red — resort Blue — semi-private

12 GOLF GUIDE | Times Union, AlbAny, new york And TimesUnion.com | SUnDay, aprIL 14, 2013 Websites Course information
http://golfcourses.com http://golfnow.com http://igolf.com http://golfobserver.com http://golfweek.com http://golfworld.com http://golfwrx.com

Players (men)
http://adamscott.com.au http://ernieels.com http://justinrose.com http://kjchoi.net http://padraigharrington.com http://philmickelson.com http://rorysabbatini.com http://tigerwoods.com

General
http://badgolfer.com http://blog.timesunion.com/golf http://danielwexler.com http://freegolfinfo.com http://golfbytes.com http://golfmovies.com http://oobgolf.com http://ultimategolfdirectory.com

Instruction
http://golflessonsonline.com http://golfpartnersclub.com http://golftipsmag.com http://learnaboutgolf.com http://pgaprofessional.com

Players (women)
http://annikasorenstam.com http://lorenaochoa.com http://nataliegulbis.com http://seoulsisters.com
(Grace Park, Se Ri Pak, Mi Hyun Kim)

http://golfdiscount.com http://golfgalaxy.com http://golfjoy.com http://golfsmith.com http://golfwarehouse.com http://rockbottomgolf.com http://scorelow.com http://shoppingguide.com http://thesandtrap.com http://tgw.com

Tournaments
http://masters.org http://opengolf.com http://pga.com/pgachampionship/2013 http://presidentscup.com http://rydercup.com http://solheimcup.com http://usopen.com http://ussenioropen.com http://uswomensopen.com

Local information
http://capitalareagolf.com http://greenecountygolf.com http://lakegeorgegolf.com

Information
http://cbssports.com http://espn.go.com/golf http://geoffshackleford.com http://golf.com http://golfchannel.com http://golfdigest.com http://golfnews.com

Local organizations
http://albanyasga.com http://capitalareagolf.com http://ewgacapitalregion.com http://neny.pga.com http://nysga.org

http://suzanngolf.com (Pettersen) http://yanigolf.com (Yani Tseng)

Player rankings
http://officialworldgolfranking.com https://wwgr.net/public (women’s)

Playing services
http://ghin.com http://golfrecord.com http://mygolfrounds.com http://scratchplayers.org

Tours
http://asiantour.com http://celebrityplayerstour.com http://europeantour.com http://lpga.com http://pga.com (PGA of America) http://pgatour.com http://pgatour.com.au (Australasia) http://pgatour.co.za (So. Africa) http://symetratour.com http://usga.com http://worldgolfchampionships.com

Experience history on a Donald Ross Classic

• Spring and Fall Golfer’s Special $60* Local’s Rate
• Monday-Thursday: Anytime • Friday-Sunday: After 12pm

Shopping
http://3balls.com http://austads.com http://callowaygolfpreowned.com http://clevelandgolf.com http://ebay.com http://edwinwattsgolf.com

• 2013 Play Pass Book $850 for 10 rounds May-October! • Visit our website or call for details about our FREE Golf Package
Tee Times: 518-743-6380 Reservation: 866-385-6221

▶ Websites for local courses listed in the Course Guide on Pages 4-7

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*Restrictions apply. Based on availability.

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2012 Club Champions Club Airway Meadows Albany Ballston Spa Brookhaven Burden Lake Capital Hills Catskill Christman’s Cobleskill Colonie Columbia Eagle Crest Glens Falls Kingswood McGregor Links Mechanicville Normanside Queensbury Pinehaven Rip Van Winkle Saratoga National Saratoga Polo Schuyler Meadows Shaker Ridge Thunderhart Town of Colonie Troy Undermountain Van Schaick Western Turnpike Windham Windy Hills Wolferts Roost Brent Herlihy Chuck Connolly David Huestis Tim Sheehan Peter Broderick Mike O’Neil Robby Bigley, Jr. Mike McKinley Ryan Swingruber Skip Carlson Austin Teal Greg Bennett Steven Bartholomew Jim Jewett David Mooradian Robert Kitchen Zach Scala John Reagan Tom McGoldrick Brad Cone Jeb Buchanan Pat Mayne Sue Reynolds Deb Yarter Mary Jo Kelly Martin Feherty Gary Loomis Tanner Donovan
Jeb bUchanan

Men Pat Shawver Matt DeVito

Women Tammy Crawford Grace Ziamandanis

Senior Men Tad Deuel John Davis

Senior Women Marie Petrie Lynn Pauquette Sue Kahler

Junior Nathan Shawver Matt Parrottino

Bruce Parent Steve Quillinan, Jr. Don DeNyse III Tom Yannone Steve Lenseth Andy Rubilotta Rob Leonard Paul Matties

Yong Lake Heather Morrison Jack Rodzwell
Jeff Palmerino

Sandra Drahushuk Kristen Garraghan Linda Kolnick Celene McManus Caroline Merritt Ryan McDonnell Heidi Vittengl Ella Kellogg Betty Bellinger Mark Patterson Barb Terpining Calvin Beckwith Kevin Herlihy
SUe kahler

Paul Lesta Dave Beckett

Ilene Gaffney Barb Cunningham Jeff Palmerino

Kathy Collins Mary Sicard Nan Lanahan Mike O’Neil Bill Toomey Mary Sicard Anne Van Buren Aaron Simone
matt Parrottino

Anna Farone Abigail Rehfuss Madison Braman Diane Bartholomew Macy Raimo Suzanne Bollinger Trish MacArthur Bill LeBeau Phil Butler Sr. Al Stranahan Lonnie Palmer MaryEllen Neppl Andrea Zaretzki Cathy Siggia Gary Wood Anne Bailey

J.D. Towers Bobby Canniff Corey Purcell

Pat mayne

Riley Naclerio

Ann Casey

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▶ BRITISH OPEN 2013 Muirfield 2014 Royal Liverpool (Hoylake Course) 2015 St. Andrews (Old Course) 2016 Royal Troon (Old Course) ▶ PGA CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 Oak Hill CC 2014 Valhalla GC 2015 Whistling Straits 2016 Baltusrol GC 2017 Quail Hollow Club 2018 Bellerive CC ▶ PRESIDENTS CUP 2013 Muirfield Village 2015 Course to be determined ▶ RYDER CUP 2014 Gleneagles 2016 Hazeltine National GC 2018 Le Golf National 2020 Whistling Straits 2022 European site to be determined ▶ SOLHEIM CUP 2013 Colorado Golf Club 2015 St. Leon-Rot 2017 U.S. site to be determined Gullane, Scotland Merceyside, England St. Andrews, Scotland South Ayrshire, Scotland Rochester Louisville, Ky. Kohler, Wis. Springfield, N.J. Charlotte, N.C. St. Louis Dublin, Ohio South Korea Perthshire, Scotland Chaska, Minn. Versailles, France Kohler, Wis. ▶ U.S. AMATEUR 2013 The Country Club 2014 Atlanta Athletic Club 2015 Olympia Fields CC 2016 Oakland Hills CC 2017 Riviera CC 2018 Pebble Beach GL ▶ U.S. OPEN 2013 Merion GC (East Course) 2014 Pinehurst No. 2 2015 Chambers Bay GC 2016 Oakmont CC 2017 Erin Hills 2018 Shinnecock Hills GC 2019 Pebble Beach GL 2020 Winged Foot (West Course) ▶ U.S. SENIOR OPEN 2013 Omaha CC 2014 Oak Tree National 2015 Del Paso CC 2016 Scioto CC ▶ U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN 2013 Sebonack GC 2014 Pinehurst No. 2 2015 Lancaster CC 2016 Course to be determined 2017 Trump National GC Brookline, Mass. Johns Creek, Ga. Olympia Fields, Ill. Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Pacific Palisades, Calif. Pebble Beach, Calif. Ardmore, Pa. Pinehurst, N.C. University Place, Wash. Oakmont, Pa. Erin, Wis. Southampton Pebble Beach, Calif. Mamaroneck Omaha, Neb. Edmond, Okla. Sacramento, Calif. Columbus, Ohio Southampton Pinehurst, N.C. Lancaster, Pa. Bedminster, N.J.
Steve Quillinan Jr.
Champions of last year’s major amateur tournaments: Stadium Classic: Jim Gifford (Mohawk)-Mike Gifford (Saratoga National) Tri-County Match Play: Chris Barach (Mohawk) Haggerty TwoMan: Mike Wheeler (Mohawk)-Tom Salmon (Mohawk) Albany County Amateur: Victor Fox (Normanside) Saratoga County Amateur: D.J. Tozier (Western Turnpike) Schenectady County Amateur: Ben Bates (Mohawk) Troy Invitational: Steve Quillinan Jr. (Troy) Eagle Crest Shootout: James Bologna (Shaker Ridge)Bryan Gorman (Shaker Ridge) Edison Invitational: Jim Gifford (Mohawk) Capital Stroke Play: Jim Welch (Olde Kinderhook) Shaker Ridge Invitational: Mike Wheeler (Mohawk)Tom Salmon (Mohawk) Wolferts Roost Invitational: Chad Stoffer (Wolferts Roost)-Jim Welch (Olde Kinderhook)
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2012 winners

Parker, Colo. Sankt Leon-Rot, Germany

Oak Hill Country Club is the site of the PGA Championship. The event will take place Aug. 11-17 in Rochester.

Rensselaer County Amateur: Bryan Gorman (Shaker Ridge)

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Survey

30 questions:
Each year that we offer our annual golf survey, and this is the 11th, there is a question or two that stands above the rest. This year it’s No. 23. (We’ll make you look ahead to see it.) It required more thought and time than the other 29 questions, but the responses were both wide-ranging and revealing. Amen to that. We wound up with nearly as many responses this year as the past two years combined. We thank you for that. After some of the responses you’ll see the “Off the green” comments. These unattributed observations were construed to be the most interesting. Be sure to check out the Times Union golf blog at http://blog.timesunion.com/golf.

We had nearly as many responses to this year’s golf survey as the past two years combined

SURVEY QUESTIONS
1. Approximately how often do you play golf (in season)?
0.14% 1.14% 3.13% 10.38% 22.90% 31.15% 31.15% don’t play once a year once a month twice a month once a week twice a week more than twice a week

Off the green “To truly test your ability, you should play as many courses as you can.”

5. What is your average nine-hole score?
0.28% 10.81% 29.45% 31.86% 18.07% 5.97% 1.56% 1.14% 0.85% 34-lower 35-38 39-42 43-46 47-50 51-55 56-60 61-70 over 70

2. How often do you practice golf?
8.15% 5.01% 16.74% 15.59% 23.32% 16.45% 14.74% never practice once a year once a month twice a month once a week twice a week more than twice a week

GENERAL INFORMATION
What is your gender?
90.12% Male 9.88% Female

6. If you were to attend a golf clinic, which subject would interest you most?
47.34% 35.83% 7.34% 5.04% 4.03% 0.43% short game full swing club fitting trouble shots rules of golf etiquette of golf

What is your age?
0.13% 6.88% 20.65% 40.00% 30.52% 1.82% 46.17% 2.20% 1.17% 15.43% 17.64% 10.64% 1.04% 2.33% 3.37% 1.44% 5.51% 20.87% 23.62% 20.34% 6.82% 21.39% 16-under 17-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75-older Albany Columbia/Greene Fulton/Montgomery Rensselaer Saratoga Schenectady/Schoharie Warren/Washington Other (within N.Y. state) Other (outside N.Y. state) Less than $20,000 $20,001-$40,000 $40,001-$70,000 $70,001-$100,000 $100,001-$200,000 More than $200,000 Prefer not to answer

Off the green “As often as I can sneak away from wife and kids, yardwork, housework etc.” “Unfortunately, practice makes permanent, not perfect.”

7. The last time made a golf club purchase, what did you buy?
30.64% 19.36% 17.49% 13.44% 10.12% 8.96% Driver Iron(s) Fairway wood(s) Entire set (woods/irons) Wedge Putter

In what county do you live?

3. How far is your home course, or the course you play most frequently, from your house?
34.47% 35.60% 19.29% 8.23% 2.41% Less than 5 miles 5-10 miles 11-15 miles 16-25 miles More than 25 miles

8. Where did you make your last purchase of golf clubs?
32.85% 21.33% .74% 18.44% 3.03% 0.58% 4.03% Golf specialty store Golf course/range On the internet Sporting goods store From a friend Warehouse club Other

What is your annual income?

4. Consider the course you play most. What percentage of your golf rounds are played there?
5.33% 12.10% 16.71% 13.40% 22.52% 22.77% 2.16% Less than 25 percent 25-49 percent 50 percent 51-74 percent 75-89 percent 90-99 percent 100 percent

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Off the green 9. Where did you make your last purchase of “I personally am responsible golf balls? for keeping the golf industry 34.29% Sporting goods store afloat.” 23.63% Golf specialty store
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19.45% 10.23% 2.31% 1.59% 8.50%

Golf course/range On the internet Warehouse club From a friend Other

“I dress for the part better than I play.”

“The USGA can make rules and guidelines, courses can use rangers to help, but individual players are ultimately responsible for the pace of play.”

Off the green A majority of the “other” was from the Siena sale. “Hilton Honors points. I HATE paying for something I’m either going to lose or destroy!”

13. How much would you estimate that you spent on golf products, including clubs and balls, last year?
4.85% 17.27% 29.85% 22.88% 20.45% 4.70% $2,000 or more $1,000–$1,999 $500–$999 $250–$499 $100–$249 $100 or less
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19. Is it OK to have separate rules for tour professionals and amateurs?
48.64% Yes 43.37% No 7.99% Not sure

10. For your last purchase of golf balls, how many did you buy?
0.15% 3.50% 0.87% 75.66% 19.83% One Sleeve of three Sleeve of four Dozen Other

Off the green “My wife says too much, so I bought her diamond earrings.” “I wouldn’t ask a lady her weight.”

Off the green “Most sports do. We need to make the game more fun, not less.”
Adam Scott of Australia is one of a number of pro golfers who employ an anchored method of putting who would be forced to change his technique if the ban proposed by the USGA and R&A goes through in 2016.

“One of the great things about the sport: One set of rules.”

11. Have you ever purchased used balls?
37.63% Yes 62.37% No

14. Do you play in a golf league?
45.27% Yes 54.73% No

15. If so, how many leagues?
81.11% 16.61% 1.63% 0.65% One Two Three Four

Off the green “If you can swing a driver with it anchored, I’ll let you putt with it anchored.”

20. Should the USGA explore the use of limited-flight balls to counteract improvement of other equipment?
17.69% Yes 66.48% No 15.83% Not sure

Off the green “There is something about a new clean ball that motivates me.” “I never buy them, but they’re mostly what I play with.”

16. If so, on which day(s) do you play in a golf league? (Check all that apply.)
21.10% 39.76% 23.55% 26.61% 8.56% 3.67% 2.45% Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Off the green “If it’s such an advantage, why “It would make many of the classic courses become venues don’t more people do it?” for majors and also limit land “The USGA waited way too use needed in building new long to take action.” golf courses.”

18. Whose responsibility is it to enforce pace “This is FAR more important of play? than anchoring.”
49.71% 39.40% 7.31% 0.72% 2.87% Individual player Course rangers Pro shop USGA Other

12. What other types of golf products have you purchased in the past year? (Check all that apply.)
75.93% 73.64% 62.03% 24.79% 22.35% 6.45% 10.74% 2.87% Clothes Glove Shoes Bag Publications Pull cart Other Did not buy any golf products

“My ball flight is limited enough already.” “I believe this should be limited to the professional game.”

17. Should the practice of anchoring the putter against a golfer’s body be banned?
30.96% 13.27% 42.51% 13.27% Yes, for all golfers Yes, but for professionals only No Not sure

Off the green “All of the above.” “I don’t think anyone truly knows the answer to this anymore.”

21. Have you ever played in a charity golf outing?
93.28% Yes 6.72% No

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22. What is your favorite format for a charity Fairways 13-15: “Cliffs of Halfmoon” outing?
63.17% Scramble (choosing the best shot following every stroke) 17.90% Best-ball (low score on each hole counts) 9.91% Shamble (use best tee shot, then all play own ball) 4.59% Individual stroke play 1.78% Callaway (handicap based on score; worst holes eliminated) 1.33% Alternate shot (also called “Foursomes”) 0.89% Modified Stableford (points awarded based on performance for each hole) 0.44% Other

26. What is the last golf book you read?
7.14% “Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book” 6.77% “A Good Walk Spoiled” (John Feinstein) 5.26% “The Big Miss” (Hank Haney) 4.14% “The Match” (Mark Frost) 3.76% “A Course Called Ireland” (Tom Coyne) 3.38% “Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons” 3.38% “In And Out Of The Rough” (John Daly) 3.01% “Golf Is Not A Game Of Perfect” (Bob Rotella) 2.63% “Greatest Game Ever Played” (Mark Frost) 2.63% “Who’s Your Caddy?” (Rick Reilly) 2.26% “Dave Pelz’s Short Game Bible” 1.88% “Zen Golf” (Joseph Parent) 1.50% “Putting Out Of Your Mind” (Bob Rotella) 1.50% “Jenkins at the Majors (Dan Jenkins) 1.50% “How I Play Golf” (Tiger Woods) 1.50% “Unconscious Putting” (Dave Stockton)

21.82% August 28.33% September

Orchard Creek 15-17: “Apple Sauce” Pinehaven 16-18: “Pine Alley” Saratoga National 11-13: “Rubber meets the road” Schuyler Meadows 16-18: “General’s burial ground” Town of Colonie 2-4 red: “Vito’s pass”

Off the green
“Any month is fine, but something should be done to encourage more people to attend.”

Off the green “Whatever format takes less than five hours.”

24. Where do you get a majority of your golf news? (Please check only one.)
42.07% 31.12% 14.27% 10.66% 0.43% 1.44% Internet Television Magazine Newspaper Radio Other

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Pins for the 2013 PGA Championship in Rochester.

23. Augusta National has “Amen Corner,” PGA National has the “Bear Trap.” What three-hole stretch on a Capital Region course deserves is own name? (Holes must be consecutive.)
There was such a disparity in answers, we opted to give the top choices for 20 different courses in the region. (Courses not listed didn’t have a consensus of one three-hole stretch.) Albany 13-15 Ballston Spa 13-15 Burden Lake 3-5 Capital Hills 15-17 Colonie 12-14 Eagle Crest 14-16 EverGreen 13-15 Fairways of Halfmoon 13-15 Frear Park 5-7 McGregor 6-8 Mohawk 3-5 Olde Kinderhook 13-15 Orchard Creek 15-17 Pinehaven 16-18 Saratoga National 11-13 Schenectady Municipal 10-12 Schuyler Meadows 16-18 Shaker Ridge 15-17 Town of Colonie (red) 2-4 Wolferts Roost 10-12

25. What is your favorite golf website? (See Page 12 for a complete list of websites)
20.78% 18.34% 7.58 6.85 6.36% 4.40% 3.91% 31.78% PGATour.com GolfChannel.com Golf.com PGA.com GolfDigest.com TGW.com ESPN.com Other

Off the green “Only real fanatics read golf books.”

30. Should we have included a Tiger Woods question in the survey?
18.75% Yes 81.26% No

27. Will you attend this year’s PGA Championship in Rochester?
14.20% Yes 57.96% No 27.83% Haven’t decided

Off the green

“Only if accompanied by a Lindsey Vonn pic.”

Off the green “Got to make the trek when a major is in your part of the country.”

28. Have you ever attended a previous PGA Tour major championship?
46.56% Yes 53.44% No

Off the green “Masters is on my bucket list.”

Off the green Albany 13-15: “Wally’s Waterloo” Capital Hills 15-17: “The round-breaker”

29. The Symetra Tour, known as the Futures before 2012, will make its 29th Capital Region appearance July 12-14. When is the best month to hold the tournament?
13.94% June 35.91% July

Courtesy Tiger Woods/Lindsey Vonn via AP

Tiger Woods made his relationship with skier Lindsey Vonn public by posting this photo on his website and on his Facebook page.

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A showcAse At schuyler
Loudonville club takes the State Am at the 11th hour to display course renovations
By Pete Dougherty

By the time the New York State Golf Association realized that it may be without a course for its 2013 Men’s Amateur championship, almost any 100-acre parcel of land may have been considered. The Red Course at Bethpage State Park had been designated as the site, but officials learned in December of a conflict that couldn’t be resolved. As it turned out, the state association didn’t have to “settle” for a substandard track. The Schuyler Meadows Club in Loudonville stepped up. “It’s going to be great for us,” NYSGA

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executive director Bill Moore said. “I’m very excited.” The tournament, a 72-hole stroke-play event, will be held July 23-25. Schuyler Meadows, a private club built in 1926, underwent a massive course renovation two years ago. Gil Hanse, who was hired to design the course in Rio de Janeiro that will be used for the 2016 Olympics, was the architect for the project. “We saw it as a great opportunity to showcase the golf course, showcase the club, and also give something back to golf,” said David Hayes, Schuyler Meadows’ green chairman. “You should host tournaments like this. It’s an important tournament, a state championship, so why not do it?” A majority of the work was to the bunkers, which have increased from 33 to 63. Those that were retained were renovated

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David Hayes said offering Schuyler Meadows Club as the location for the New York State Amateur was “a great opportunity to showcase the golf course, showcase the club, and also give something back to golf.” The event is schedule for July 23-25.

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completely. Tree removal has made the course much more scenic and strategic, a true test for the 144 amateurs who will play the 6,787-yard, par-72 layout. “It was kind of an open field,” Hayes said. “You could hit it anywhere. There wasn’t a lot of strategy on the golf course. That’s what Gil brought into it.” In anticipation of a lot of area players wanting to enter, the NYSGA has scheduled two qualifiers for the Capital Region: Sunday, June 23, at Ballston Spa, and Monday, July 1, at Pinehaven. “There’s no question that Albany is our strong area in participation,” Moore said. “It’s amazing.” This will mark the third time in six years that the State Am has been held in the Capital Region. Pinehaven was host in 2008. Albany Country Club was the site in 2010.

Next year’s tournament will be played at Bellevue in Syracuse. Moore said that the 2015 event will be on Long Island, perhaps Bethpage. “We want to go back to Long Island in ’15,” he said. “Whether it’s Bethpage or somewhere else, we are committed to doing that. We’re OK with Bethpage and the way it went down. We understand they’re a state park, and they had a chance to make some significant revenue (because of a Major League Baseball outing that was scheduled). “They were great in the way they worked with us. We just weren’t able to change our date. We’re going to keep looking at other sites as well as Bethpage for ’15, but we definitely want to get back down to the Island.” ▶ pdougherty@timesunion.com ■ 518-4545416 ■ @Pete_Dougherty

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SYMETRA TOUR

Back to a midsummer dream
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t has been played at four courses under two tour names, but the Capital Region’s only professional tournament will be played for the 29th time this summer.

2013 schedule (tentative)
Other events may be added at later date ■■■TUESDAY, JULY 9: Junior instructional clinic, 3 p.m. ■■■WEDNESDAY, JULY 10: Corporate pro-am scramble, 1 p.m. ■■■THURSDAY, JULY 11: Corporate pro-am scramble, 1 p.m. ■■■FRIDAY, JULY 12: First round. ■■■SATURDAY, JULY 13: Second round. ■■■SUNDAY, JULY 14: Final round. ■■■TICKETS: $10 per day, $20 tournament pass; 16-and-under free (http://thecreditunionchallenge.com)

The Credit Union Challenge will be a stop on the Symetra Tour, which until two years ago was known as the Futures, and played July 12-14 at Capital Hills. Those are the earliest dates for the women’s event since moving to the Albany course in 2004, enabling its completion before the start of the Saratoga racing season. Jaclyn Sweeney, a Boston native who lives in Bradenton, Fla., may be back to defend her title. She finished 13th on last season’s tour money list and failed to earn unconditional LPGA status last season. The top 10 on the seasonending Symetra money list will gain full LPGA status for 2014.

Record book
Record 18 holes 36 holes 54 holes Score 63 (−8) 134 (−10) 133 (−9) 199 (−14) Course Capital Hills Town of Colonie Capital Hills Capital Hills Player Meredith Ward Michele Vinieratos Seon-Hwa Lee Seon-Hwa Lee Year 2005 1998 2005 2005

Jaclyn Sweeney of Bradenton, Fla., won last year’s Credit Union Challenge at Capital Hills. Because she didn’t finish in the top 10 of last year’s Symetra Tour money list to earn LPGA status, Sweeney likely will be back to defend her crown.

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History
Date Winner resiDence score Prize Purse runner-uP margin June 22-24, 1984 Marci Bozarth Fort Worth, Texas 219 (+3) $2,000 $12,000 Cindy Flom-Rarick 4 June 21-23, 1985 a-Dottie Pepper Wilton 218 (+2) $2,250** $15,000 Janice Gibson 1 June 17-19, 1986 Cheryl Stacy Findlay, Ohio 211 (–5) $2,000 $14,000 Patti Brendt 8 aug. 7-9, 1987 x-Peggy Kirsch Duluth, Minn. 208 (–8) $4,650 $40,000 Caroline Pierce x June 13-15, 1988 Kandi Kessler Charlottesville, Va. 211 (–5) $3,200 $25,000 Barb Mucha 1 June 7-9, 1989 x-Shelley Green Miami Lakes, Fla. 70* (–2) $4,000 $30,000 Lisa DePaulo x June 7-9, 1990 Kelly Holland Lansing, Mich. 215 (–1) $4,000 $30,000 Noelle Daghe 1 June 22-24, 1991 Kimberly Williams Bethesda, Md. 216 (E) $2,600 $20,000 Nicole Danforth 1 June 19-21, 1992 Cathy Mockett-Villa Newport Beach, Calif. 213 (–3) $2,600 $20,000 Jodi Figley 1 June 18-19, 1993 Jodi Figley Aliquippa, Pa. 138* (–3) $2,600 $20,000 N. Bowen; N. Jeray 2 July 29-31, 1994 x-Marilyn Lovander Willmar, Minn. 213 (–3) $3,330 $25,000 Carolyn McKenzie x July 28-30, 1995 Marilyn Lovander Willmar, Minn. 212 (–4) $6,000 $40,000 Nadia Ste-Marie 1 July 26-28, 1996 Stephanie Comstock Binghamton 212 (–4) $6,000 $40,000 Cristie Kerr 1 July 18-20, 1997 Heather Daly-Donofrio Southport, Conn. 208 (–8) $5,300 $40,000 Marilyn Lovander 4 July 17-19, 1998 Michele Vinieratos Largo, Fla. 203 (-13) $5,300 $40,000 J. Kleiman; A. Wheelhouse 6 1999 No tournament July 7-9, 2000 x-Dodie Mazzuca Santa Cruz, Calif. 218 (+2) $7,000 $50,000 Sue Ertl x July 6-8, 2001 Angela Buzminski Oshawa, Ontario 208 (–8) $8,400 $60,000 Beth Bauer 5 July 5-7, 2002 x-Miriam Nagl Berlin, Germany 210 (–3) $8,400 $60,000 Christina Kim x July 18-20, 2003 x-Lindsey Wright Albury, Australia 205 (–8) $8,400 $60,000 L. Hall; M. Fuller x aug. 13-15, 2004 Nicole Perrot Vina del Mar, Chile 203 (–10) $9,800 $70,000 Keyong Bae 3 July 15-17, 2005 Seon-Hwa Lee Chonan, Korea 199 (–14) $9,800 $70,000 C. Mayorkas, N. Wong 7 sept. 8-10, 2006 Ji Min Jeong Kyungki, Korea 206 (–7) $11,900 $85,000 Charlotte Mayorkas 1 sept. 7-9, 2007 Onnarin Sattayabanphot Bangkok, Thailand 210 (–3) $14,000 $100,000 Allison Fouch 1 sept. 5-7, 2008 Sarah Jane Kenyon Queensland, Australia 204 (–9) $14,000 $100,000 Mindy Kim 2 sept. 4-6, 2009 Song Yi Choi Seoul, South Korea 205 (–8) $15,400 $110,000 Libby Smith 1 sept. 3-5, 2010 x-Cindy LaCrosse Tampa, Fla. 208 (–5) $16,800 $120,000 Jennifer Song x sept. 9-11, 2011 Sydnee Michaels Temecula, Calif. 202 (–11) $16,800 $120,000 Jessi Gebhardt 1 aug, 3-5, 2012 Jaclyn Sweeney Bradenton, Fla. 203 (–10) $15,000 $100,000 Olivia Jordan-Higgins 1 July 12-14, 2013 $15,000 $100,000 a — amateur; x — won sudden-death playoff; * — rain-shortened; ** — money awarded to second-place finisher Janice gibson course Town of Colonie Town of Colonie Town of Colonie Town of Colonie Town of Colonie Town of Colonie Town of Colonie Town of Colonie Town of Colonie Town of Colonie Town of Colonie Town of Colonie Town of Colonie Town of Colonie Town of Colonie Western Turnpike Western Turnpike Orchard Creek Orchard Creek Capital Hills Capital Hills Capital Hills Capital Hills Capital Hills Capital Hills Capital Hills Capital Hills Capital Hills Capital Hills Beneficiary Albany Chamber of Commerce Albany Chamber of Commerce Albany Chamber of Commerce Albany Chamber of Commerce Center for the Disabled New York Easter Seal Society New York Easter Seal Society New York Easter Seal Society New York Easter Seal Society New York Easter Seal Society Ronald McDonald House Ronald McDonald House Ronald McDonald House Ronald McDonald House St. Peter’s Cancer Care Cancer Resource Foundation Girls Inc. of the Capital Region Girls Inc. of the Capital Region Girls Inc. of the Capital Region Albany Police/Fire Foundation Albany Police/Fire Foundation Albany Police/Fire Foundation Albany Police/Fire Foundation Albany Police/Fire Foundation Albany Police/Fire Foundation Albany Police/Fire Foundation Albany Police/Fire Foundation Albany Boys & Girls Club Albany Boys & Girls Club

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amateur tournaments
For information on Capital Region Amateur Golf Association events, contact the Northeastern New York PGA office (4388645 or http://neny.pga.com). For invitationals, contact the individual clubs. Day Date Event Course Wednesday April 25 CRAGA Tour Classic 1* † Saratoga National Monday April 29 CRAGA Tour Classic 2* Wiltwyck Sat.-Sun. May 4-5 Stadium Classic* Stadium Wednesday May 8 U.S. Open local qualifier* Albany Fri.-Sun. May 10-12 Tri-County Match Play* Colonie Wednesday May 15 Pros vs. Amateurs Challenge Cup Mohawk Monday May 20 Pro and One Am Scratch Saratoga National Wednesday May 22 CRAGA Tour Classic 3* † Albany Friday May 24 Stockbridge Classic Stockbridge (Mass.) Tuesday June 4 CRAGA Tour Classic 4 McGregor Sat.-Sun. June 8-9 Albany Co. Championship* Normanside Wednesday June 12 CRAGA Tour Classic 5* † TBD Fri.-Sun. June 14-16 Schenectady Co. Championship* Schenectady Municipal Wednesday June 19 CRAGA Tour Classic 6* † Edison Friday June 21 New York Open qualifier* Massena Fri.-Sun. June 21-23 Troy Invitational* Troy Sunday June 23 N.Y. Amateur qualifier* Ballston Spa Fri.-Sun. June 28-30 Catskill Invitational* Catskill Sat.-Sun. June 29-30 Haggerty Two-Man* Schenectady Municipal Friday June 29 Saratoga Co. Championship* Van Patten Saturday June 30 Saratoga Co. Championship* Edison Monday July 1 N.Y. Amateur qualifier* Pinehaven Friday July 12 Eagle Crest Shootout (fourball)* Eagle Crest Sat.-Sun. July 13-14 Whiteface Open Whiteface (Vt.) Monday Aug. 5 Edison Invitational* Edison Fri.-Sat. Aug. 9-10 CRAGA Capital Stroke Play* Wolferts Roost Thu.-Fri. Aug. 15-16 Schenectady Co. Senior Schenectady Muny Friday Aug. 16 CRAGA Tour Classic 7* † TBD Monday Aug. 19 YMCA Pro-Am Wiltwyck Fri.-Sun. Aug. 23-25 Shaker Ridge Invitational* Shaker Ridge Tuesday Sept. 3 Woodstock Open Woodstock Fri.-Sun. Sept. 6-8 Wolferts Roost Invitational* Wolferts Roost Sat.-Sun. Sept. 7-8 Rensselaer Co. Amateur* Frear Park Wednesday Sept. 11 CRAGA Tour Classic 8* † TBD Sat.-Sun. Oct. 12-13 Senior/Junior Invitational Albany Sat-.Sun. Oct. TBD Tri-County Partners Olde Kinderhook * — Capital Region Amateur Golf Association points event; † — gross and handicap divisions

Intercounty Women’s Golf association
Series of 18-hole medal-play tournaments for women who have established handicaps and belong to leagues or have membership at 12 participating clubs in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene and Rensselaer Counties. Paula Leonard (872-2138). Day Date Friday May 31 Friday June 7 Friday June 14 Friday June 21 Friday June 28 Wed. July 3 Friday July 12 Friday July 19 * — member club Course Sycamore Windham* Sunny Hill* Rip Van Winkle* Rainbow* Red Hook* Winding Brook* Frear Park* Day Date Friday July 26 Friday Friday Friday Friday Friday Aug. 2 Aug. 9 Aug. 16 Aug. 23 Aug. 30 Course Blackhead Mountain* Copake* Thunderhart* Catskill* Colonial Christman’s*

Junior tournaments
Day Sat.-Sun. Saturday Wednesday Wednesday Fri-Sat. Monday Sunday Friday Thursday Friday Thursday Saturday Sunday Date May 11-12 June 1 June 26 June 26 June 28-29 July 1 July 21 July 26 Aug. 1 Aug. 2 Aug. 8 Aug. 10 Sept. 29 Event N.Y. State Junior PGA Championship NENYPGA JGT Open Event U.S. Junior Boys Amateur qualifier U.S. Junior Girls Amateur qualifier NENYPGA Junior Championship NENYPGA Pro/Three Junior NENYPGA Parent-Child Championship Jack Maxwell Junior Invitational Junior DeBerry Invitational NIE Schenectady County Junior Capital District Golf Course Association NENYPGA Junior Tour Championship Schuyler Meadows H.S. Invitational Course Leatherstocking Delhi Shaker Ridge Eaglevale (Fairport) Town of Colonie Hiland Van Patten Wolferts Roost Normanside Schenectady Muny Colonie Glens Falls Schuyler Meadows

Mon.-Tue. Aug. 12-13 Stroke Play Championship* Wednesday Aug. 14 Playing Ability Test Monday Aug. 19 YMCA Pro-Am Wednesday Aug. 21 Senior Stroke Play Championship* Monday Aug. 26 Class A Championship* Tuesday Sept. 10 Pro/Three Lady Tue.-Wed. Sept. 17-18 Match Play Championship* Thursday Sept. 19 Playing Ability Test Wednesday Sept. 25 Assistants Championship Friday Sept. 27 Bob Smith Memorial Senior Pro-Am Monday Sept. 30 Pro-Pro Tue-.Wed. Oct. 1-2 Assistants Match Play Championship* Friday Oct. 4 Playing Ability Test Monday Oct. 7 Assistants Silver Dollar Pro-Am Thursday Oct. 10 NENY vs. CNY Challenge Cup Monday Oct. 14 Saratoga National Pro-Member Monday Oct. 21 Fall meeting and Pro-Pro * — NENYPGA Player of the Year points events

Albany Town of Colonie Wiltwyck Troy Wyantenuck Wolferts Roost Mohawk Greenock Colonie Leatherstocking Normanside Colonie Delhi McGregor Edison Saratoga National Saratoga National

NeNYPGa Junior Golf Tour
Series of tournaments for boys or girls ages 8-17 who live within the boundaries of the Northeastern New York PGA (players should be able to break 60 for nine holes). Tracie Warner or Doug Evans (438-8645), or http://neny.pga.com. Day Date Event Course Wednesday June 26 JGT Event 1 Pinehaven Fri.-Sat. June 28-29 JGT Event 2 and Jr. Championship Town of Colonie Tuesday July 2 JGT Event 3 Wiltwyck Thursday July 11 JGT Event 4 Orchard Creek Tuesday July 16 JGT Event 5 Wahconah Wednesday July 17 JGT Event 6 Town of Colonie Sunday July 21 JGA Parent-Child Championship Van Patten Monday July 22 JGT Mini-Division (12-under) Van Schaick Wednesday July 24 JGT Event 7 Ballston Spa Thursday July 25 JGT Event 8 Airway Meadows Wednesday July 31 JGT Event 9 (ages 13-18) Albany Thursday Aug. 1 JGT Event 10 (DeBerry Invitational) Normanside Saturday Aug. 10 Junior Tour Championship Glens Falls

Northeastern New York PGa
Series of tournaments for area PGA section members and apprentices. Tracie Warner or Doug Evans (438-8645) or http://neny.pga.com. Day Monday Thursday Monday Monday Friday Monday Wednesday Friday Monday Wednesday Monday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Thursday Sunday Monday Monday Friday Monday Monday Mon.-Tue. Monday Friday Monday Tue.-Thu. Monday Tuesday. Monday Tuesday Date April 15 April 18 April 22 April 29 May 3 May 6 May 8 May 10 May 13 May 15 May 20 May 21 May 28 June 4 June 6 June 9 June 10 June 17 June 21 June 24 July 1 July 8-9 July 15 July 19 July 22 July 23-25 July 29 July 30 Aug. 5 Aug. 6 Event Spring meeting; Pro-Pro Assistants spring meeting Pro/Assistant Pro Pro Classic 1* Playing Ability Test Pro Classic 2* U.S. Open local qualifier Double-H Hole-In-The-Woods Pro-Am Pro Classic 3* Pros vs. Amateurs Challenge Cup Pro/One Am Scratch Playing Ability Test Pro/Senior Pro Classic 4* Playing Ability Test Donald Ross Classic* Donald Ross Classic* PGA REACH Pro-Am New York State Open qualifier Ellis Medicine Pro-Am Pro/Three Junior Cobleskill Pro-Am Classic* Center for Disability Services Pro-Am Playing Ability Test Windham Pro-Am New York State Open NENY Professional Championship* NENY Professional Championship* Senior Professional Championship* ALS Pro-Am Invitational Course Wolferts Roost Mohawk Pinehaven Wiltwyck Delhi Colonie Albany Sagamore Saratoga Polo Mohawk Saratoga National Troy Troy McGregor Massena Sagamore Glens Falls Oak Hill (Rochester) Massena Mohawk Pinehaven Cobleskill Albany Capital Hills Windham Bethpage Black Stockbridge Berkshire Hills Westport Mohawk

Northeastern Women’s Golf association
Series of tournaments open to female players who belong to participating clubs and hold handicaps of 22 or lower. http:// newgagolf.com. Day Date Event Course Wednesday May 22 Four-person scramble Pinehaven Tuesday June 4 G&P Individual Saratoga Polo Monday June 10 Gail Sykes Better Ball Leatherstocking Monday July 1 Team Match Play Ballston Spa Tue.-Wed. July 30-31 NEWGA Championship Colonie Thursday Aug. 15 Best Two Balls of Four Burden Lake Monday Aug. 19 Mixed/Ladies Invitational Schuyler Meadows Mon.-Tue. Sept. 9-10 Senior Championship Oneonta

eastern New York Golf association
Series of 18-hole tournaments open to golfers from member courses who have established handicap indexes. Ron Farrigan (512-1466) or Jack Porter (439-7747) or http://sites.google. com/site/enygaleague. Day Mon. Mon. Wed. Wed. Wed. Wed. Wed. Mon. Wed. Tue. Course Rolling Hills* Pioneer Hills Town of Colonie* Kingswood* Mohawk River*‡ Hiland* Frear Park* Fairways at Halfmoon* Tue. Sept. 17 Schenectady Municipal Wed. July 3 Town of Colonie* Wed. Sept. 25 Eagle Crest* Tue. July 9 Winding Brook* Mon. Sept. 30 Stadium* Wed. July 17 Orchard Creek*^ Wed. Oct. 9 Normanside* * — mandatory cart; † — Lou Torre Two-Man; ‡ — Four-Man Scramble; ^ — Harry and Bonnie Clark Memorial ABCD Championship (9 a.m. shotgun) Date April 22 April 29 May 8 May 15 May 22 May 29 June 5 June 10 June 19 June 25 Course McGregor* Ballston Spa* Van Patten* Queensbury* Burden Lake* Western Turnpike Fox Run* Sycamore*† Cobleskill* Brookhaven Day Date Wed. July 24 Wed. July 31 Wed. Aug. 7 Wed. Aug. 14 Mon. Aug. 19 Wed. Aug. 28 Wed. Sept. 4 Wed. Sept. 11

NYsGa state days
A series of handicapped tournaments throughout the state (Capital Region courses in boldface), administered by NYSGA staff and volunteers, open to all NYSGA members. For the schedule of NYSGA championships, turn to Page 21. Day Date Course Day Date Course Mon. April 29 Saratoga National Mon. July 29 Lake Shore (Syracuse) Mon. May 6 Tuscarora (Syracuse) Thu. Aug. 1 Elmira Mon. May 13 Irondequoit (Rochester) Sun. Aug. 18 Wayne Hills Mon. May 20 Lancaster (Buffalo) (Rochester) Tue. May 21 Sagamore Mon. Aug. 19 Edison Mon. June 17 Seven Oaks (Utica) Mon. Aug. 26 Mendon (Rochester) Mon. June 24 En-Joie (Binghamton) Mon. Sept. 9 Springville (Buffalo) Mon. July 8 Stafford (Rochester) Tue. Sept. 10 Troy Mon. July 15 Colonie Mon. Sept. 30 Bellevue (Syracuse)

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Qualifiers
Qualifiers within the Capital Region in boldface. For further information, check each organization’s website (USGA: http:// usga.com; NYSGA: http://nysga.org; New York Open: http:/ met.pga.com/nyso). Day Date Event Course Wednesday May 8 U.S. Open local (Albany) Albany Monday May 13 U.S. Open local (New York) Willow Ridge Monday May 13 U.S. Women’s Open (New England) Mount Pleasant Wednesday May 15 U.S. Open local (Syracuse) Bellevue Thursday May 16 U.S. Open local (Rochester) Mendon Thursday May 16 U.S. Open local (Long Island) Baiting Hollow Thursday May 30 U.S. Women’s Open (N.Y./N.J.) Edgewood (N.J.) Friday May 31 New York Open (Syracuse) Elmira Monday June 3 U.S. Open sectional (N.Y./N.J.) Old Oaks/Century Tuesday June 4 New York Open (Hudson Valley) Trump National Wednesday June 5 New York Open (Buffalo) Transit Valley Friday June 7 N.Y. Amateur (Utica/Rome) Yahnundasis Monday June 10 U.S. Am Public Links (Rochester) Blue Heron Hills Tuesday June 12 New York Open (Long Island) Colonial Springs Friday June 14 N.Y. Amateur (Syracuse) Beaver Meadows Wednesday June 19 U.S. Amateur Public Links (N.Y./N.J.) Hudson Hills Thursday June 20 U.S. Senior Open (Massachusetts) Kittansett Thursday June 20 N.Y. Amateur (Long Island) Great Rock Thursday June 20 N.Y. Amateur (Rochester) Brookwoods Friday June 21 New York Open (Albany) Massena Sunday June 23 N.Y. Amateur (Albany) Ballston Spa Monday June 24 U.S. Junior Amateur Old Hickory Monday June 24 N.Y. Amateur (Binghamton) Vestal Hills Tuesday June 25 N.Y. Amateur (North Country) Malone Wednesday June 26 U.S. Junior Amateur (Albany) Shaker Ridge

Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday Thursday Thursday Monday Monday Monday Monday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Wednesday Wednesday Monday Friday Thursday Thursday Monday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Monday Monday Monday Wednesday Friday Monday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

June 26 June 26 June 26 June 27 June 27 July 1 July 1 July 1 July 1 July 2 July 2 July 2 July 10 July 10 July 15 Aug. 16 July 18 July 18 July 29 July 30 July 30 Aug. 6 Aug. 19 Aug. 19 Aug. 19 Aug. 21 Aug. 23 Aug. 26 Aug. 26 Aug. 27 Aug. 28 Sept. 12

U.S. Girls Junior Amateur (Rochester) Eaglevale N.Y. Amateur (Buffalo) Springfield New York Open (Westchester) Leewood U.S. Senior Open (N.Y./N.J.) Garden City N.Y. Amateur (Mid-Hudson) Minisceongo N.Y. Amateur (Albany) Pinehaven N.Y. Junior (Binghamton) Binghamton N.Y. Junior (North Country) Craig Wood N.Y. Junior (Rochester) Brook-Lea N.Y. Amateur (Finger Lakes) Wayne Hills N.Y. Junior (Buffalo) Fox Valley N.Y. Junior (Finger Lakes) Wayne Hills N.Y. Junior (Albany) Normanside N.Y. Junior (Syracuse) Erie Village N.Y. Junior (Utica/Rome) Seven Oaks N.Y. Mid-Amateur (Utica/Rome) Seven Oaks U.S. Amateur (Poughkeepsie) Links at Union Vale U.S. Amateur (Long Island) Harbor Links U.S. Amateur (Utica/Rome) Seven Oaks U.S. Amateur (Rochester) Brookwoods USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Niagara Falls USGA Senior Amateur (Finger Lakes) Wayne Hills N.Y. Mid-Amateur (Binghamton) Links at Hiawatha N.Y. Mid-Amateur (Buffalo) Gowanda N.Y. Mid-Amateur (North Country) Lake Placid N.Y. Mid-Amateur (Mid-Hudson) West Hills N.Y. Mid-Amateur (Syracuse) Tuscarora U.S. Mid-Amateur (Albany) Schuyler Meadows U.S. Mid-Amateur (Syracuse) Cavalry N.Y. Mid-Amateur (Albany) Troy N.Y. Mid-Amateur (Long Island) Mond Pond N.Y. Mid-Amateur (Rochester) Mendon

Two X Fore Golf Association
Series of tournaments among men who have “an interest in playing golf regularly at a variety of fine courses in the company of congenial comrades.” Jerry Dunn (477-9132) Day Date Course Day Date Course Monday May 13 McGregor Monday Aug. 25 Waubeeka (Mass.) Monday June 3 Troy Monday Sept. 16 Taconic (Mass.) Monday June 24 Lazy Swan † Monday Oct. 7 Shaker Ridge Monday July 15 Green Mtn. (Vt.) Monday Oct. 21 Edison Monday Aug. 5 Albany † — Saugerties

Women’s tournaments
Day Sat.-Sun. Mon.-Tue. Tue.-Wed. Tue.-Wed. Friday Mon-.Tue. Wednesday Friday Tue.-Wed. Thursday Mon.-Tue. Tue.-Wed. Mon.-Wed. Friday Tue.-Wed. Mon.-Tue. Date May 18-19 June 10-11 June 18-19 June 25-26 June 28 July 8-9 July 10 July 12 July 16-17 July 18 July 22-23 July 30-31 Aug. 5-7 Aug. 9 Aug. 13-14 Aug. 19-20 Event City Manchester Invitational Manchester (Vt.) Wahconah Invitational Dalton, Mass. Pittsfield Invitational Pittsfield, Mass. Wolferts Roost Invitational Albany Columbia Invitational Claverack Troy Invitational Troy Wiltwyck Invitational Kingston Windham Invitational Windham Stockbridge Invitatational Stockbridge, Mass. Albany Invitational Voorheesville Capital District Women’s Open Queensbury (Hiland) NEWGA Championship Voorheesville (Colonie) Taconic Invitational Williamstown, Mass. Cobleskill Invitational Cobleskill Twin Hills Invitational Coventry, Conn. The Orchards Invitational South Hadley, Mass.

chAmpioNships

united states Golf Association
Championship Entries Close Qualifying Rounds Event Dates Hdcp. Age Limit* Limit 2012 Entries
8,300 697 1,364 2,479 3,034 2,941 1,070 1,123 6,403 532 2,290 3,810 405

U.S. Open U.S. Women’s Public Links U.S. Women’s Open U.S. Senior Open U.S. Amateur Public Links U.S. Junior Amateur U.S. Girls’ Junior U.S. Women’s Amateur U.S. Amateur USGA Senior Women’s Am USGA Senior Amateur U.S. Mid-Amateur U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur

April 24 May 8 May 1 June 5 May 22 May 29 May 29 June 26 June 26 July 17 July 17 Aug. 7 Aug. 7

May 3-16† May 22-June 3 May 13-31 June 17-25 June 12-24 June 24-July 2 June 24-July 2 July 8-17 July 13-30 July 29-Aug. 6 July 29-Aug. 6 Aug. 26-Sept. 9 Aug. 26-Sept. 9

June 13-16 1.4 None June 17-23 18.4 None June 27-30 4.4 None July 11-14 3.4 50-over July 15-20 4.4 None July 22-27 6.4 17-under § July 22-27 18.4 17-under § Aug. 5-11 5.4 None Aug. 12-18 2.4 None Sept. 21-26 18.4 50-over Sept. 21-26 7.4 55-over Oct. 5-10 3.4 25-over Oct. 5-10 9.4 25-over

Record Entries (Year)

9,086 (2009) 1,085 (1986) 1,364 (2011) 3,101 (2002) 6,300 (1998) 4,508 (1999) 1,086 (2011) 1,123 (2012) 7,920 (1999) 543 (2010) 2,498 (2005) 5,271 (1997) 533 (2000)

Course

Merion GC Jimmie Austin GC Sebonack GC Omaha CC Laurel Hill GC Maris Camp Sycamore Hills GC CC of Charleston The Country Club CordeValle Wade Hampton GC CC of Birmingham Biltmore Forest CC

Location

Ardmore, Pa. Norman, Okla. Southampton Omaha, Neb Lorton, Va. Truckee, Calif. Fort Wayne, Ind. Charleston, S.C. Brookline, Mass. San Martin, Calif. Cashiers, N.C. Birmingham, Ala. Asheville, N.C.

* — USGA handicap index † — sectional qualifying June 3 § — cannot be 18 on or before July 27

New York state Golf Association
Championship Entries Close Qualifying Rounds Event Dates Age Limit 2012 Entries Record Entries Course Location

Four-Ball Championship Senior Four-Ball Championship Mixed Team Amateur Women’s Amateur Men’s Amateur Junior Amateur Junior Boys Amateur Junior Girls Amateur Senior Women’s Amateur Senior Men’s Amateur Men’s Mid-Amateur

* — records on entries date back to 1990

May 7 May 7 June 18 June 25 June 4 June 25 June 25 June 25 Aug. 8 Sept. 3 Aug. 13

None None None None June 7-July 2 July 1-18 July 1-18 Aug. 7 at site None None Aug. 16-Sept. 12

May 19-20 May 19-20 July 1 July 9-11 July 23-25 Aug. 6-7 Aug. 6-7 Aug. 6-7 Aug. 20-21 Sept. 17-19 Sept. 27-29

None 55-over None None None 15-17 14-under 17-under 50-over 55-over 25-over

76 First year First year 58 446 159 50 41 45 132 326

96 (limit) 94 (2002) 726 (1992) 278 (1997) 123 (1998) 46 (’03, ’07) 120 (limit) 132 (limit) 526 (1996)

Leatherstocking GC Leatherstocking GC Edison Club CC of Ithaca Schuyler Meadows Club Skaneateles CC Skaneateles CC Skaneateles CC Wayne Hills CC Normanside CC Onondaga G&CC

Cooperstown Cooperstown Rexford Ithaca Loudonville Skaneateles Skaneateles Skaneateles Lyons Delmar Fayetteville

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DATE April 11-14 April 18-21 April 25-28 May 2-5 May 9-12 May 16-19 May 23-26 May 30-June 2 June 6-9 June 13-16 June 20-23 June 24-25 June 27-30 July 4-7 July 11-14 July 18-21 July 25-28 Aug. 1-4 Aug. 8-11 Aug. 15-18 Aug. 22-25 Aug. 29-Sept. 1 Sept. 6-9 Sept. 12-15 Sept. 19-22 Sept. 26-29 Oct. 3-6 Oct. 10-13 Oct. 15-16 Oct. 17-20 Oct. 24-27 Oct. 31-Nov. 3 Nov. 7-10 Nov. 14-17 Nov. 21-24 Nov. 28-31 Dec. 5-8 Dec. 14-15 Dec. 21-22 WGC Mission Hills World Cup § x–World Challenge (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) x–Shark Shootout (Naples, Fla.) x–Father-Son Challenge (Orlando, Fla.) President’s Cup (Dublin, Ohio) Frys Open (San Martin, Calif.) x-PGA Grand Slam of Golf (Southampton Parish, Bermuda) Shriners Hospitals Open (Las Vegas)
CIMB Classic (Selangor, Malaysia)

PGA (http://pgatour.com) Masters (Augusta, Ga.) The Heritage (Hilton Head, S.C.) Zurich Classic (Avondale, La.) Wells Fargo Championship (Charlotte, N.C.) Players Champio Byron Nelson Championship (Irving, Texas) The Colonial (Fort Worth, Texas) Memorial Tourmament (Dublin, Ohio) St. Jude Classic (Memphis, Tenn.) U.S. Open (Ardmore, Pa.) Travelers Championship (Cromwell, Conn.) x-CVS Charity Classic (Barrington, R.I.) AT&T National (Bethesda, Md.) Greenbrier Classic (White Sulphur Spgs, W.Va.) John Deere Classic (Silvis, Ill.) British Open (Gullane, Scotland) True South Classic (Madison, Miss.) Canadian Open (Oakville, Ontario) WGC Bridgestone Invitational (Akron, Ohio) Reno-Tahoe Open (Reno, Nev.) PGA Championship (Rochester) Wyndham Championship (Greensboro, N.C.) The Barclays (Jersey City, N.J.) Deutsche Bank Championship (Norton, Mass.)† BMW Championship (Lemont, Ill) Tour Championship (Atlanta)

LPGA (http://lpga.com) Lotte Championship (Kapolei, Hawaii) § North Texas Shootout (Irving, Texas) Kingsmill Championship (Williamsburg, Va.) nship (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) Mobile Bay Classic (Mobile, Ala.) Bahamas Classic (Paradise Island, Bahamas) ShopRite Classic (Galloway, N.J.)* LPGA Championship (Pittsford) NW Arkansas Championship (Rogers, Ark.)* U.S. Women’s Open (Kohler, Wis.) Manulife Classic (Waterloo, Ontario) Marathon Classsic (Sylvania, Ohio)

CHAMPIONS (http://pgatour.com/s) Gwinnett Championship (Duluth, Ga.) Legends of Golf (Savannah, Ga.)* Insperity Championship (Woodlands, Texas)*

Senior PGA Championship (St. Louis) Principal Classic (West Des Moines, Iowa)* The Tradition (Shoal Creek, Ala.) Encompass Classic (Glenview, Ill.) Senior Players Championship (Pittsburgh) U.S. Senior Open (Omaha, Neb.)

Senior British Open (Southport, England) Women’s British Open (Fife, Scotland)

Solheim Cup (Parker, Colo.)* Canadian Women’s Open (Edmonton, Alberta) Portland Classic (Portland, Ore.) Evian Championship (Evian-les-Bains, France)

Dick’s Sporting Goods Open (Endicott)* Boeing Classic (Snoqualmie, Wash.)* Calgary Classic (Calgary, Alberta) Montreal Championship (Montreal) Hawai’i Championship (Kapolei, Hawaii) First Tee Open (Pebble Beach, Calif.l)

Reignwood Pine Valley Classic (Beijing, China) Sime Darby Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) SAS Championship (Cary, N.C.)*

HanaBank Championship (Incheon, South Korea)* Taiwan Championship (Yang Mei, Taiwan) Mizuno Classic (Shima-shi, Japan)* Lorena Ochoa Invitational (Guadalajara, Mexico) Titleholders Championship (Naples, Fla.)

Greater Hickory Classic (Conover, N.C.)* AT&T Championship (San Antonio)* Charles Schwab Cup (San Francisco) Champions Q-School (Scottsdale, Ariz.)◊

WGC HSBC Champions (Shanghai, China) McGladrey Classic (Sea Island, Ga.) OHL Classic (Playa del Carmen, Mexico)

x unofficial event * three-day event (Friday-Sunday) † Friday through Monday ^ Monday-Tuesday only ◊ Tuesday - Friday § Wednesday-Saturday

Boldface indicates major championship

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Pro ToUr schedUles
DATE April 11-14 April 18-21 April 25-28 May 2-5 May 9-12 May 16-19 May 23-26 May 30-June 2 June 6-9 June 13-16 June 20-23 June 27-30 July 4-7 July 11-14 July 18-21 July 25-28 Aug. 1-4 Aug. 8-11 Aug. 15-18 Aug. 22-25 Aug. 29-Sept. 1 Sept. 5-8 Sept. 12-15 Sept. 19-22 Sept. 26-29 Oct. 3-6 Oct. 10-13 Oct. 17-20 Oct. 24-27 Oct. 31-Nov. 3 Nov. 7-10 Nov. 14-17 EUROPEAN (http://europeantour.com) Spanish Open (Seville, Spain) Ballentine’s Championship (Seoul, Korea) China Open (Tianjin, China) Volvo World Match Play (Kavarna,Bulgaria) Maderia Islands Open (Maderia, Portugal) BMW Championship (Wentworth, England) Scandinavian Masters (Stockholm) Austrian Open (Atzenbrugg, Austria) Saint-Omer Open (Lumbres, France) BMW International Open (Cologne, Germany) Irish Open (Kildare, Ireland) French Open (Paris) Scottish Open (Inverness, Scotland) British Open (Gullane, Scotland) Russian Masters (TBD, Russia) WEB.COM (http://pgatour.com/h) WNB Classic (Midland, Texas) South Georgia Classic (Valdosta, Ga.) Stadion Classic (Athens, Ga.) BMW Pro-Am (Greer, S.C.) Mexico Open (Leon, Mexico) Mid-Atlantic Championship (Potomac, Md.) Wichita Open (Wichita, Kan.) Rex Hospital Open (Raleigh, N.C.) United Leasing Championship (Newburgh, Ind.) Utah Championship (Sandy, Utah) Midwest Classic (Overland Park, Kan.) Boise Open (Boise, Idaho) Mylan Classic (Canonsburg, Pa.) Price Cutter Championship (Springfield, Mo.) Knoxville Open (Knoxville, Tenn.) Cox Classic (Omaha, Neb.) Hotel Fitness Championship (Fort Wayne, Ind.) Chiquita Classic (Weddington, N.C.) Children’s Hospital Championship (Columbus, Ohio) Tour Championship (McKinney, Texas) Volvik Championship (Kissimmee, Fla.)* Tour Championship (Daytona Beach, Fla.) Decatur-Forsyth Classic (Decatur, Ill.)* Four Winds Invitational (South Bend, Ind.)* Island Resort Championship (Harris, Mich.)* Credit Union Challenge (Albany)* The International at Concord (N.H.)* Credit Union Classic (Syracuse)* IOA Classic (Palm Harbor, Fla.)* Eagle Classic (Richmond, Va.)* SYMETRA (http://symetratour.com)

Sara Bay Classic (Sarasota, Fla.)* Symetra Classic (Charlotte, N.C.)* Friends of Mission Classic (Asheville, N.C.)*

Johnnie Walker Championship (Perthshire, Scotland) Wales Open (Newport, Wales) European Masters (Crans, Switzerland) KLM Open (Hilversum, Netherlands) Italian Open (Turin, Italy) Alfred Dunhill Links Championship (St. Andrews, Scotland) Seve Trophy (TBD) Portugal Masters (Vilamoura, Portugal) Perth International (Perth, Australia) BMW Masters (Shanghai, China) WGC: HSBC Champions (Shanghai, China) Turkish Open (Antalya, Turkey) Tour World Championship (Dubai, UAE)

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FriDAY, MAY 10 Double-H Ranch Classic 696-5921 x228 SAturDAY, MAY 11 Airway Meadows K of C Council 7670 859-4983 (St. Therese Chapel food pantry) MonDAY, MAY 13 Pinehaven Colonie Chamber of Commerce 785-6995 FriDAY,MAY 17 Fairways of Halfmoon Cohoes-Watervliet Police Union Classic 858-7639 SAturDAY, MAY 18 Airway Meadows Best Buddies (disabled youth) 235-2226 Sunny Hill Arnie’s Army (prostate cancer and research) 567-5529 SunDAY, MAY 19 Airway Meadows Stampede Tournament 222-3390 (Saratoga youth baseball) MonDAY, MAY 20 Burden Lake Gordy Noel Classic 465-3403 (Boys & Girls Club of So. Rensselaer County) Edison Friends of Union Athletics Classic 388-6286 McGregor Christopher Dailey Foundation Memorial 581-1328 Mohawk Harry Apkarian Memorial 372-5656 (Schenectady Chamber scholarship fund) Pinehaven College of Saint Rose Basketball Classic 458-5495 Schuyler Meadows DARE tournament 782-2662 (Colonie Police Department DARE program) x8466 WeDneSDAY, MAY 29 Saratoga National Golfapalooza (Alzheimer’s Association) 587-0108 SAturDAY, June 1 Airway Meadows Swinging for the Arts 584-7887 (Saratoga Chamber Players, Children’s Theatre) Airway Meadows Glens Falls Lions Club tournament 798-5441 Thunderhart UPS-United Way (United Way) 634-7816 Windy Hills Franklin Open (Franklin Community Center) 587-9826 SunDAY, June 2 Van Patten Rebuilding Together of Saratoga County 275-5270 MonDAY, June 3 Albany Great Danes Classic (scholarship fund, 442-3054 operational expenditures) Colonie Albany-Schenectady Jewish Community Center 438-6651 Eagle Crest, Junior Achievement of Northeastern 783-4336 Van Patten New York x216 Glens Falls Strong Kids Classic (Glens Falls YMCA) 793-3878 Normanside Gator Classic (Sage athletics) 244-2418 Saratoga National Hoffman/Jiffy Lube Classic 477-2873 (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Town of Colonie St. Ambrose Tournament 339-6624 (Immaculate Heart of Mary parish) Wolferts Roost Joseph Dolan Jr. Mostly Irish Classic 427-1916 (Irish-American Heritage Museum) thurSDAY, June 6 Western Turnpike Regional Food Bank 786-3691 x232 of Northeastern New York Classic FriDAY, June 7 Columbia Hole-in-One For Education 828-4181 x3727 (Columbia-Greene Foundation) Normanside Noah Sorensen and Mario Zeolla Memorial 694-7304 (scholarship fund; Grand Circle Foundation) Stadium Capital District Scottish Games 869-0628 (St. Anne’s Institute) Van Schaick Cohoes Mayor’s Cup 237-7523 (Cohoes Community Center) SAturDAY, June 8 Brookhaven Saratoga County 4-H Scholarship Classic 885-8995 (4-H youth) MonDAY, June 10 Airway Meadows Regal Foundation Classic (Regal Foundation) 489-8505 Sagamore CBA Tournament 452-9809 x110 (building fund; Varsity Club) Colonie Children’s Hospital (Albany Medical Center) 262-8890 McGregor AIM Services Classic 450-2866 Schuyler Meadows Fore, Love and Money (15-Love) 438-2039 Van Patten Saratoga County Golf Crusade 220-6932 (American Cancer Society) WeDneSDAY, June 12 Saratoga National Saratoga Regional YMCA Classic 583-9622 x104 FriDAY, June 14 Airway Meadows Summer Slam (United Way) 792-9914 x4413 Hiland Lyman A. Beeman Jr. Tournament 743-2243 (SUNY Adirondack scholarships) Orchard Creek Living Resources Tournament 218-0000 x5330 SAturDAY, June 15 Airway Meadows Wilton Rotary Classic (Club, local charities) 587-4051 Saratoga Lake G.A. Bove Fuels (Children’s Hospital) 664-5111 Thunderhart Autism Connection 731-6500 MonDAY, June 17 Colonie 65 Roses Classic (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation) 783-7361 Normanside Delmar Rotary Teeing for Charity 441-3800 (Gift of Life; local charities) Orchard Creek Community Caregivers 456-2898 Saints Alive Shootout (Siena athletics) 783-2530 Shaker Ridge thurSDAY, June 20 Winding Brook Schodack Valley Volunteer Fire Co. 732-7563 SunDAY, June 23 Western Turnpike Bishop Ball (Cathedral of All Saints programs) 465-1342 MonDAY, June 24 Albany Albany CC Charity Classic 765-2851 (Wounded Warrior project) Mohawk Ellis Medicine Pro-Am (Foundation for Ellis) 243-3434 Pinehaven St. Rose Golden Knights Classic 458-5496 Shaker Ridge CSJ Classic (Sisters of St. Joseph) 783-3600 Western Turnpike St. Colman’s Home Classic 273-4911 Wolferts Roost Cathedral Classic (preservation project) 436-7848 WeDneSDAY, June 26 Van Patten Daly-Michaels ALS Memorial Open 377-2236 (St. Peter’s ALS Regional Center) SAturDAY, June 29 Fairways of Halfmoon Golf for Rita 527-2953 (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) MonDAY, JulY 1 Capital Hills Timothy J. Murphy Foundation Classic 928-3999 FriDAY, JulY 12 Hiland Wakpominee Classic 415-4512 (Twin Rivers Council Boy Scouts of America) Normanside Casey Family Memorial (World’s Window) 694-7201 MonDAY, JulY 15 Albany SEFCU Classic (Center for Disability Services) 944-2107 Edison J. Michael Fitzgibbons Memorial 587-0723 x1266 (Saratoga Bridges; Fitzgibbons scholarship fund) Pinehaven NKBA Ronald McDonald House 496-0521 Shaker Ridge Our Lady of Hope Classic 213-4490 (Little Sisters of the Poor) Troy U.W. Marx Inc. Classic (HVCC foundation) 629-8012 Van Patten Rosie’s Love (Children’s Hospital) 366-8663 FriDAY, JulY 19 Airway Meadows Paul Schultz Memorial 792-6007 (Moreau Community Center) Fairways of Halfmoon Joseph M. Walsh Foundation 286-3398 (Double-H Ranch; Project Children; Irish-American Heritage Museum) Western Turnpike The Brothers Classic (American 861-1020 Foundation for Suicide Prevention) SAturDAY,JulY 20 Thunderhart Legs Diamond Open (Tech Valley youth program)634-7816 Albany

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Saturday, July 27 Fairways of Halfmoon Chuck Leonowicz Memorial (Scotia-Glenville 399-8394 scholarship fund; American Heart Association) Monday, July 29 Albany President’s Cup (Albany Pharmacy 694-7304 scholarship) Normanside Yono’s Scholarship Foundation Classic 434-4383 Schuyler Meadows Gene and Mary Sarazen Invitational 782-6514 (scholarship fund) Troy Chamber Classic (Rensselaer County programs) 274-7474 tueSday, July 30 Airway Meadows Junior Achievement Adirondack Region Classic 792-3177 Friday, aug. 2 Orchard Creek Guilderland Letterman Classic 424-7012 (Guilderland High student-athletes) Saturday, aug. 3 Sycamore David McCoy Memorial (Community Hospice) 487-5366 Sunday, aug. 4 Thunderhart Oak Hill Fire Department 634-7816 Monday, aug. 5 Colonie Sight Society of NENY 489-7606 (Lion’s Eye Bank at Albany) Normanside Delmar Kiwanis/CDCSS 366-9062 (AMC children’s hospital neo-natal ICU) tueSday, aug. 6 Mohawk ALS Pro-Am Invitational 852-9749 (Lewis Golub ALS Center at St. Peter’s) Schuyler Meadows Salvatore R. Beltrone Classic 459-2857 (Colonie Senior Service Centers) x308 thurSday, aug. 8 Winding Brook St. John the Baptist Tournament 766-4142 (youth community services) Friday, aug. 9 Eagle Crest Sunmark Classic 382-2597 (Fisher House at Stratton VA Hosp.) Monday, aug. 12 Jack Scaccia Sr. Memorial (youth bowling) 456-1113 Women’s Classic (American Cancer Society) 220-6934 Friday, aug. 16 Airway Meadows Hudson River Community Credit Union for Youth 743-0561 Western Turnpike Jack Falvo III Memorial (Falvo foundation) 792-1128 Monday, aug. 19 Albany Caddyshack Classic (Catholic Charities 462-7491 community maternity services) WedneSday, aug. 21 TBD Fulton-Montgomery Classic Chamber 725-0641 Friday, aug. 23 Fairways of Halfmoon Building on Love 237-3778 (families of children with serious illnesses) Sunday, aug. 25 Thunderhart Greenville Athletic Association (youth programs) 634-7816 Mohawk Mohawk Monday, aug. 26 Albany Cadet Open (La Salle Institute) 283-2500 Saturday, aug. 31 Airway Meadows David LaFountain Memorial 494-7948 (Center for Donation/Transplant) Sunday, Sept. 8 Fairways of Halfmoon Bus Stop Club 429-3780 (siblings of those with chronic illness) Monday, Sept. 9 Troy Community Hospice of Rensselaer County 377-8846 Wolferts Roost Visionary tournament 463-1211 x201 (NENY Association of the Blind at Albany)

Orchard Creek Pinehaven Saratoga National Schuyler Meadows Airway Meadows

Edison Schuyler Meadows Shaker Ridge Thunderhart Wolferts Roost Thunderhart Airway Meadows Glens Falls

WedneSday, Sept. 11 Thomas Patrick Morrison Foundation Classic 281-0930 Monday, Sept. 16 St. Lucy-St. Bernadette (outreach programs) 339-7828 Liberty Mutual Classic 533-7880 (Northeast Kidney Foundation) Fedullo-Catena Classic (St. Anne Institute) 437-6563 Sunday, Sept. 22 Light the Night 858-4384 (Leukemia and Lymphoma Society) Monday, Sept. 23 Miranda Real Estate (Children’s Hospital) 348-2060 Academy of the Holy Names 438-7895 x234 Athletes Against Alzheimer’s 867-4999 x304 Victoria Ecker Memorial w634-7816 (Greene County YMCA) Edwin T. Sells Memorial 783-2430 Saturday, Sept. 28 Michael J. Quill Irish Cultural Center 634-7816 Monday, Sept. 30 Jake Straughter Memorial 456-7501 x114 (Epilepsy Foundation of NENY} Friday, oct. 4 Kerry Challenge 792-3178 (St. Mary’s/St. Alphonsus) x1003

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Information was compiled by the Times Union from the most recent listings available from television networks and golf organizations. Every effort was made to assure accuracy, but the schedules are subject to change. Readers are encouraged to look at the Times Union daily sports listings for the latest television information. Italics indicate same-day taped telecast. *— a.m. (all others p.m.)
12:00 Senior PGA Championship 3:00 PGA: The Colonial 6:30 LPGA: Bahamas Classic GLF GLF GLF GLF CBS NBC GLF GLF CBS NBC GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF CBS GLF CBS GLF GLF CBS GLF CBS GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF CBS GLF GLF GLF GLF CBS GLF GLF ESPN NBC ESPN ESPN NBC ESPN NBC NBC GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF CBS GLF GLF

SATURDAY, MAY 27
9:00* 3:00 3:00 5:00 9:00* 3:00 3:00 5:00

EPGA: BMW PGA Championship PGA: The Colonial Senior PGA Championship LPGA: Bahamas Classic EPGA: BMW PGA Championship PGA: The Colonial Senior PGA Championship LPGA: Bahamas Classic

NETworkS: ABC WTEN (Ch. 10) CBS WRGB (Ch. 6) ESPN, ESPN2 (cable) GLF Golf Channel (cable)
SUNDAY, APRIL 14
2:00 6:30 The Masters

SUNDAY, MAY 28

NBC WNYT (Ch. 13) NBCSN NBC Sports Network (cable) TNT (cable)
CBS GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF CBS GLF GLF GLF GLF CBS GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF CBS GLF CBS GLF GLF CBS GLF CBS GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF CBS GLF GLF GLF GLF CBS GLF GLF

THURSDAY, MAY 30 FRIDAY, MAY 31
9:00* 12:00 2:30 7:00 9:00* 12:30 2:30 3:00 6:30 9:00* 12:00 2:00 2:30 7:00 9:00* 12:30 3:00 6:30 9:00* 12:30 3:00 6:30 9:00* 1:00 3:00 3:00 7:30 9:00* 1:00 3:00 3:00 7:30

9:00* EPGA: Scandinavian Masters 2:30 PGA: Memorial Tournament EPGA: Scandinavian Masters LPGA: ShopRite Classic PGA: Memorial Tournament Champions: Principal Classic EPGA: Scandinavian Masters PGA: Memorial Tournament LPGA: ShopRite Classic PGA: Memorial Tournament Champions: Principal Classic EPGA: Scandinavian Masters PGA: Memorial Tournament LPGA: ShopRite Classic PGA: Memorial Tournament Champions: Principal Classic EPGA: Lyoness Open LPGA Championship PGA: St. Jude’s Classic Champions: The Tradition EPGA: Lyoness Open LPGA Championship PGA: St. Jude’s Classic Champions: The Tradition EPGA: Lyoness Open PGA: St. Jude’s Classic PGA: St. Jude’s Classic LPGA Championship Champions: The Tradition EPGA: Lyoness Open PGA: St. Jude’s Classic PGA: St. Jude’s Classic LPGA Championship Champions: The Tradition

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 THURSDAY, APRIL 18

LPGA: Lotte Championship

9:00* EPGA: Spanish Open 3:00 PGA: The Heritage 6:30 LPGA: Lotte Championship

SATURDAY, JUNE 1

FRIDAY, APRIL 19
9:00* 12:30 3:00 6:30 9:00* 1:00 3:00 3:00 6:30 9:00* 1:00 3:00 3:00

EPGA: Spanish Open Champions: Gwinnett Championship PGA: The Heritage LPGA: Lotte Championship

SUNDAY, JUNE 2

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

EPGA: Spanish Open PGA: The Heritage PGA: The Heritage Champions: Gwinnett Championship LPGA: Lotte Championship EPGA: Spanish Open PGA: The Heritage PGA: The Heritage Champions: Gwinnett Championship

THURSDAY, JUNE 6

SUNDAY, APRIL 21

FRIDAY, JUNE 7

9:00* EPGA: Ballantine’s Championship 3:00 PGA: Zurich Classic of New Orleans 12:30 LPGA: North Texas Shootout 9:00* 12:30 3:00 6:30 9:00* 1:00 1:00 3:00 3:00 9:00* 1:00 1:00 3:00 3:00

THURSDAY, APRIL 25

FRIDAY, APRIL 26

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

EPGA: Ballantine’s Championship Champions: Legends of Golf PGA: Zurich Classic of New Orleans LPGA: North Texas Shootout EPGA: Ballantine’s Championship Champions: Legends of Golf PGA: Zurich Classic of New Orleans PGA: Zurich Classic of New Orleans LPGA: North Texas Shootout EPGA: Ballantine’s Championship Champions: Legends of Golf PGA: Zurich Classic of New Orleans PGA: Zurich Classic of New Orleans LPGA: North Texas Shootout

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

SUNDAY, JUNE 9

SUNDAY, APRIL 28

THURSDAY, JUNE 13
Monty Brinton/CBS

Nick Faldo, left, and Jim Nantz have been in the CBS golf tower together since 2007.

10:00* U.S. Open 3:00 U.S. Open 5:00 U.S. Open 10:00* U.S. Open 3:00 U.S. Open 5:00 U.S. Open

FRIDAY, JUNE 14

9:00* EPGA: China Open 12:30 LPGA: Kingsmill Championship 3:00 PGA: Wells Fargo Championship 9:00* 12:30 3:00 7:30 9:00* 1:00 3:00 3:00 6:30 9:00* 1:00 3:00 3:00 7:00

THURSDAY, MAY 1

THURSDAY, MAY 9
1:00 1:00 2:00 2:00

FRIDAY, MAY 2

PGA: Players Championship PGA: Players Championship PGA: Players Championship PGA: Players Championship

GLF GLF NBC NBC GLF GLF GLF

SATURDAY, MAY 18
6:30* 1:00 3:00 3:00 5:00 6:00* 1:00 3:00 3:00 5:00 9:00* 12:00 3:00 6:30

EPGA: China Open LPGA: Kingsmill Championship PGA: Wells Fargo Championship Champions: Insperity Championship EPGA: China Open PGA: Wells Fargo Championship PGA: Wells Fargo Championship LPGA: Kingsmill Championship Champions: Insperity Championship EPGA: China Open PGA: Wells Fargo Championship PGA: Wells Fargo Championship LPGA: Kingsmill Championship Champions: Insperity Championship

FRIDAY, MAY 10

SATURDAY, MAY 11 SUNDAY, MAY 12

SUNDAY, MAY 19

EPGA: Volvo World Match Play PGA: Byron Nelson Championship PGA: Byron Nelson Championship Web.com: BMW Charity Pro-Am LPGA: Mobile Bay Classic EPGA: Volvo World Match Play PGA: Byron Nelson Championship PGA: Byron Nelson Championship Web.com: BMW Charity Pro-Am LPGA: Mobile Bay Classic EPGA: BMW PGA Championship Senior PGA Championship PGA: The Colonial LPGA: Bahamas Classic

GLF GLF CBS GLF GLF GLF GLF CBS GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF

SATURDAY, JUNE 15
1:30 1:30 U.S. Open U.S. Open

SUNDAY, JUNE 16 THURSDAY, JUNE 20 FRIDAY, JUNE 21
9:00* 12:30 3:00 6:30 8:00* 1:00 3:00 3:00 5:00 9:00* EPGA: BMW International Open 3:00 PGA: Travelers Championship EPGA: BMW International Open Champions: Encompass Championship PGA: Travelers Championship LPGA: NW Arkansas Championship EPGA: BMW International Open PGA: Travelers Championship PGA: Travelers Championship Champions: Encompass Championship LPGA: NW Arkansas Championship

SATURDAY, MAY 3

THURSDAY, MAY 16

8:00* EPGA: Volvo World Match Play 12:30 Web.com: BMW Charity Pro-Am 3:00 PGA: Byron Nelson Championship
6:30 LPGA: Mobile Bay Classic

THURSDAY, MAY 25

SUNDAY, MAY 4

GLF

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

FRIDAY, MAY 17
8:00* 12:30 3:00 6:30

EPGA: Volvo World Match Play Web.com: BMW Charity Pro-Am PGA: Byron Nelson Championship LPGA: Mobile Bay Classic

GLF GLF GLF GLF

FRIDAY, MAY 26

9:00* EPGA: BMW PGA Championship

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Television
satuRday, juLy 27
9:30* 1:00 3:00 6:30 8:30 1:00 3:00 7:00 12:00 Champions: 3M Championship 2:00 WGC: Bridgestone Invitational 6:30 PGA: Reno-Tahoe Open GLF GLF GLF GLF CBS GLF GLF GLF GLF CBS GLF GLF GLF

EPGA: Russian Masters PGA: Canadian Open PGA: Canadian Open Web.com: Boise Open U.S. Junior Amateur PGA: Canadian Open PGA: Canadian Open Web.com: Boise Open

GLF GLF CBS GLF GLF GLF CBS GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF

satuRday, auG. 3
12:00 2:00 2:00 4:00 6:30 12:00 2:00 2:00 4:00 7:00

sunday, juLy 28 9:30* EPGA: Russian Masters

GLF

WGC: Bridgestone Invitational WGC: Bridgestone Invitational Web.com: Mylan Classic Champions: 3M Championship PGA: Reno-Tahoe Open WGC: Bridgestone Invitational WGC: Bridgestone Invitational Web.com: Mylan Classic Champions: 3M Championship PGA: Reno-Tahoe Open

sunday, auG. 4

tHuRsday, auG. 1

11:30* Web.com: Mylan Classic 2:00 WGC: Bridgestone Invitational 6:30 PGA: Reno-Tahoe Open FRIday, auG. 2 10:00* Web.com: Mylan Classic

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Mike Ekern/CBS

David Feherty, left, joined CBS in 1997. Verne Lundquist has been with the network for 31 years.

sunday, june 23
8:00* 1:00 3:00 3:00 5:00 7:30 3:30 4:00 4:00

EPGA: BMW International Open GLF PGA: Travelers Championship GLF PGA: Travelers Championship CBS Champions: Encompass Championship GLF LPGA: NW Arkansas Championship GLF PGA Professional National Championship GLF PGA Professional National Championship GLF PGA Professional National Championship GLF PGA Professional National Championship GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF CBS GLF GLF GLF GLF CBS GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF CBS GLF GLF CBS GLF

12:30 3:00 3:00 6:30 9:30* 12:30 3:00 3:00 6:30

LPGA: Manulife Classic U.S. Senior Open PGA: John Deere Classic Web.com: Utah Championship EPGA: Scottish Open LPGA: Manulife Classic U.S. Senior Open PGA: John Deere Classic Web.com: Utah Championship

GLF ESPN2 GLF GLF GLF GLF ESPN2 GLF GLF

FRIday, juLy 12

MOnday, june 24

tuesday, june 25

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satuRday, juLy 13
8:30* 1:00 3:00 3:00 3:00 6:30 8:30* 1:00 3:00 3:00 3:00 7:00

9:00* EPGA: Irish Open 1:00 Senior Players Championship 3:00 PGA: AT&T National

FRIday, june 28

EPGA: Scottish Open PGA: John Deere Classic PGA: John Deere Classic U.S. Senior Open LPGA: Manulife Classic Web.com: Utah Championship EPGA: Scottish Open PGA: John Deere Classic PGA: John Deere Classic U.S. Senior Open LPGA: Manulife Classic Web.com: Utah Championship

GLF GLF CBS NBC GLF GLF GLF GLF CBS NBC GLF GLF ESPN GLF GLF ESPN GLF GLF ESPN GLF GLF ESPN GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF
GLF GLF GLF GLF

9:00* EPGA: Irish Open 1:00 Senior Players Championship 3:00 PGA: AT&T National

sunday, juLy 14

satuRday, june 29
8:30* 1:00 2:30 3:00 5:00 8:00* 1:00 2:30 3:00 5:00

EPGA: Irish Open PGA: AT&T National Senior Players Championship PGA: AT&T National LPGA: NW Arkansas Championship EPGA: Irish Open PGA: AT&T National Senior Players Championship PGA: AT&T National LPGA: NW Arkansas Championship

tHuRsday, juLy 18

sunday, june 30

5:00* British Open 2:00 LPGA: Marathon Classic 4:00 PGA: True South Classic

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FRIday, juLy 19

5:00* British Open 2:00 LPGA: Marathon Classic 4:00 PGA: True South Classic

tHuRsday, juLy 4 FRIday, juLy 5

9:00* EPGA: French Open 3:00 PGA: Greenbrier Classic 9:00* EPGA: French Open 3:00 PGA: Greenbrier Classic

satuRday, juLy 20

7:00* British Open 2:00 LPGA: Marathon Classic 4:00 PGA: True South Classic

sunday, juLy 21

satuRday, juLy 6

8:00* EPGA: French Open 1:00 PGA: Greenbrier Classic 3:00 PGA: Greenbrier Classic

6:00* British Open 2:00 LPGA: Marathon Classic 4:00 PGA: True South Classic 9:30* EPGA: Russian Masters 3:00 PGA: Canadian Open 6:30 Web.com: Boise Open
9:30* 1:00 3:00 6:30

tHuRsday, juLy 25

sunday, juLy 7

8:00* EPGA: French Open 1:00 PGA: Greenbrier Classic 3:00 PGA: Greenbrier Classic

FRIday, juLy 26

tHuRsday, juLy 11

9:30* EPGA: Scottish Open

EPGA: Russian Masters U.S. Junior Amateur PGA: Canadian Open Web.com: Boise Open

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WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7
3:00 1:00 4:00 1:00 4:00 U.S. Women’s Amateur PGA Championship U.S. Women’s Amateur PGA Championship U.S. Women’s Amateur GLF TNT GLF TNT GLF TNT CBS GLF TNT CBS GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF

thurSDAY, Aug. 8 FrIDAY, Aug. 9

SAturDAY, Aug. 10

11:00* PGA Championship 2:00 PGA Championship 4:00 U.S. Women’s Amateur

SuNDAY, Aug. 11

11:00* PGA Championship 2:00 PGA Championship 4:00 U.S. Women’s Amateur

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14
4:00 1:00 6:30 U.S. Amateur

thurSDAY, Aug. 15 FrIDAY, Aug. 16

PGA: Wyndham Championship U.S. Amateur

9:30* 3:00 5:00 9:00 11:00 9:30* 1:00 3:00 3:00 9:00 1:00 2:30 3:00 3:00 11:00

LPGA: Solheim Cup PGA: Wyndham Championship LPGA: Solheim Cup U.S. Amateur Champions: Dick’s Sporting Goods Open

SAturDAY, Aug. 17

LPGA: Solheim Cup GLF PGA: Wyndham Championship GLF PGA: Wyndham Championship CBS U.S. Amateur NBC Champions: Dick’s Sporting Goods Open GLF PGA: Wyndham Championship GLF LPGA: Solheim Cup GLF PGA: Wyndham Championship CBS U.S. Amateur NBC Champions: Dick’s Sporting Goods Open GLF EPGA: Johnnie Walker Championship Web.com: Cox Classic PGA: The Barclays LPGA: Canadian Women’s Open GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF CBS

SuNDAY, Aug. 18

thurSDAY, Aug. 22
9:30* 12:30 3:00 6:30

ESPN

Most of what ESPN offers these days are major championships, which is where you’ll find Mike Tirico, left, and Paul Azinger to call the action.
3:00 5:00 7:30 8:00* 12:00 2:00 2:00 4:00 7:00 Web.com: Cox Classic LPGA: Canadian Women’s Open Champions: Boeing Classic EPGA: Johnnie Walker Championship PGA: The Barclays PGA: The Barclays Web.com: Cox Classic LPGA: Canadian Women’s Open Champions: Boeing Classic GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF CBS GLF GLF GLF

9:30* EPGA: Johnnie Walker Championship 12:30 Web.com: Cox Classic 3:00 PGA: The Barclays 6:30 Champions: Boeing Classic 12:30* LPGA: Canadian Women’s Open

FrIDAY, Aug. 23

thurSDAY, SEpt 5

SAturDAY, Aug. 24

SuNDAY, Aug. 25

8:30* EPGA: European Masters 12:00 Walker Cup 4:00 Web.com: Chiquita Classic

GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF CBS GLF GLF GLF

1:00 3:00 6:30 3:00*

PGA: BMW Championship PGA: BMW Championship Web.com: Children’s Hospital EPGA: KLM Open

GLF CBS GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF NBC GLF GLF GLF NBC GLF

8:00* EPGA: Johnnie Walker Championship 1:00 PGA: The Barclays 3:00 PGA: The Barclays

FrIDAY, SEpt. 6
8:30* 12:00 4:00 6:30 8:00* 12:00 2:00 6:30 8:00* 2:00 4:00 6:30 7:30* 12:30 3:00 6:30 7:30* 12:30 3:00 6:30 8:00* 1:00 3:00 6:30 2:00*

EPGA: European Masters Walker Cup Web.com: Chiquita Classic Champions: Montreal Championship EPGA: European Masters Walker Cup Web.com: Chiquita Classic Champions: Montreal Championship EPGA: European Masters Web.com: Chiquita Classic Walker Cup Champions: Montreal Championship LPGA: Evian Masters EPGA: KLM Open PGA: BMW Championship Web.com: Children’s Hospital LPGA: Evian Masters EPGA: KLM Open PGA: BMW Championship Web.com: Children’s Hospital LPGA: Evian Masters PGA: BMW Championship PGA: BMW Championship Web.com: Children’s Hospital EPGA: KLM Open

thurSDAY, SEpt 19

9:00* EPGA: Italian Open 1:00 PGA Tour Championship

FrIDAY, SEpt. 20

SAturDAY, SEpt. 7

thurSDAY, Aug. 29

9:30* EPGA: Wales Open GLF 3:00 Web.com: Hotel Fitness Championship GLF 6:30 LPGA: Portland Classic GLF

9:00* EPGA: Italian Open 1:00 PGA Tour Championship 6:30 Champions: Hawaii Championship

SAturDAY, SEpt. 21

FrIDAY, Aug. 30
9:30* 12:30 3:00 6:30 8:30 8:00* 1:00 3:00 6:30 8:30 8:00* 1:00 3:00 5:00 7:30 9:30

SuNDAY, SEpt. 8

EPGA: Wales Open Web.com: Hotel Fitness Championship PGA: Deutsche Bank Championship LPGA: Portland Classic Champions: Shaw Classic EPGA: Wales Open Web.com: Hotel Fitness Championship PGA: Deutsche Bank Championship LPGA: Portland Classic Champions: Shaw Classic EPGA: Wales Open PGA: Deutsche Bank Championship PGA: Deutsche Bank Championship Web.com: Hotel Fitness Championship LPGA: Portland Classic Champions: Shaw Classic

GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF CBS GLF GLF GLF GLF CBS

8:00* EPGA: Madrid Masters 12:00 PGA Tour Championship 6:30 Champions: Hawaii Championship

SuNDAY, SEpt. 22
8:00* 12:00 1:30 7:00

thurSDAY, SEpt. 12

SAturDAY, Aug. 31

EPGA: Italian Open PGA Tour Championship PGA Tour Championship Champions: Hawaii Championship

thurSDAY, SEpt. 27

FrIDAY, SEpt. 13

8:30* EPGA: Alfred Dunhill Links Championship GLF 4:00 Web.com: Tour Championship GLF

FrIDAY, SEpt. 28

SuNDAY, SEpt. 1

8:30* EPGA: Alfred Dunhill Links Championship GLF 4:00 Web.com: Tour Championship GLF 6:30 Champions: First Tee Open GLF

SAturDAY, SEpt. 14

SAturDAY, SEpt. 29

8:30* EPGA: Alfred Dunhill Links Championship GLF 4:00 Web.com: Tour Championship GLF 6:30 Champions: First Tee Open GLF

Scott Clarke/ESPN

Andy North is on the ESPN broadcast team for the U.S. Open, an event he won twice.

moNDAY, SEpt. 2

SuNDAY, SEpt. 30

11:30* PGA: Deutsche Bank Championship 1:30 PGA: Deutsche Bank Championship

SuNDAY, SEpt. 15

8:00* LPGA: Evian Masters

8:00* EPGA: Alfred Dunhill Links Championship GLF 4:00 Web.com: Tour Championship GLF 6:30 Champions: First Tee Open GLF

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1:00 Presidents Cup 3:00* LPGA: Pine Valley Classic 9:00* EPGA: Seve Trophy 12:00 Presidents Cup 3:00* LPGA: Pine Valley Classic 9:00* EPGA: Seve Trophy 8:00* Presidents Cup 8:00* EPGA: Seve Trophy 3:00 LPGA: Pine Valley Classic 9:00* EPGA: Seve Trophy 12:00 Presidents Cup 3:00 LPGA: Pine Valley Classic 12:30* LPGA: Sime Darby Malaysia 9:00* EPGA: Portugal Masters 5:00 PGA: Frys Open 12:30* LPGA: Sime Darby Malaysia 9:00* EPGA: Portugal Masters 1:30 Champions: Greater Hictory Classic 5:00 PGA: Frys Open 12:30* LPGA: Sime Darby Malaysia 9:00* EPGA: Portugal Masters 1:30 Champions: Greater Hictory Classic 5:00 PGA: Frys Open 12:00* LPGA: Sime Darby Malaysia 9:00* EPGA: Portugal Masters 1:30 Champions: Greater Hictory Classic 5:00 PGA: Frys Open

GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF NBC GLF GLF GLF NBC GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF TNT TNT

FRIDAY, OCT. 4

SATURDAY, OCT. 5

SUNDAY, OCT. 6

THURSDAY, OCT. 10

FRIDAY, OCT. 11

SATURDAY, OCT. 12

SUNDAY, OCT. 13

TUESDAY, OCT. 15
TBD TBD

PGA Grand Slam of Golf PGA Grand Slam of Golf

wEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 THURSDAY, OCT. 17 FRIDAY, OCT. 18

1:30* EPGA: Perth International Championship GLF 5:00 PGA: Shriners Hospitals GLF 11:00* LPGA: HanaBank Championship 1:30* EPGA: Perth International Championship 2:00 Greater Hickory Classic 5:00 PGA: Shriners Hospitals 11:00* LPGA: HanaBank Championship 1:30* EPGA: Perth International Championship 2:00 Greater Hickory Classic 5:00 PGA: Shriners Hospitals 11:00* LPGA: HanaBank Championship 1:30* EPGA: Perth International Championship 2:00 Greater Hickory Classic 5:00 PGA: Shriners Hospitals GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF

SATURDAY, OCT. 19

KevinRivoli/Associated Press

SUNDAY, OCT. 20

Notah Begay III, left, has known Tiger Woods for 28 years. They were teammates on the Stanford golf team, and Woods has played in Begay’s charity event at Turning Stone. Begay is now covering the sport for Golf Channel and NBC, replacing Dottie Pepper as a course reporter.
SATURDAY, NOV. 2 SUNDAY, NOV. 3
4:30 4:30 Champions: Charles Schwab Cup 11:00 WGC: HSBC Champions Champions: Charles Schwab Cup GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF 4:00 1:00 4:00 1:30 1:30 1:30 1:30 LPGA: Lorena Ochoa Invitational PGA: OHL Classic LPGA: Lorena Ochoa Invitational LPGA: Titleholders LPGA: Titleholders LPGA: Titleholders LPGA: Titleholders GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF GLF 3:00 World Challenge NBC GLF GLF NBC GLF GLF GLF NBC GLF GLF NBC GLF GLF GLF NBC GLF GLF

SUNDAY, NOV. 17

SUNDAY, DEC. 8

wEDNESDAY, OCT. 23 THURSDAY, OCT. 24

2:00* EPGA: BMW Masters 10:00 PGA: CIMB Classic 2:00* EPGA: BMW Masters 10:00 PGA: CIMB Classic 12:00 LPGA: Taiwan Championship 2:00* 12:00 3:30 10:00 2:00* 12:00 3:30 10:00

THURSDAY, NOV. 7 FRIDAY, NOV. 8

THURSDAY, NOV. 21 FRIDAY, NOV. 22

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FRIDAY, NOV. 15

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SATURDAY, NOV. 16

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SATURDAY, DEC. 7

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9:00* Australian Open 1:00 World Challenge

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GolfinG has culture, bowlinG is for dullards
By William Tucker

y golfing friends know all about my disdain for bowling. They’ve heard me describe it as akin to playing the same hole over and over again in a windowless warehouse that smells of stale Genny Lite and malodorous shoes. On the other hand, I have played many courses in several countries in all kinds of weather, experiencing holes that range from a side-of-the-mountain Himalayan track to oiled sand greens in Manitoba to kangaroo-infested courses Down Under. Even when I play my home course, Ballston Spa Country Club, I often find myself playing any given hole from an adjacent fairway, lending a degree of freshness to the experience. My point being: golf and bowling occupy distantly opposite stars in the Milky Way of sports. The only similarity the

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two diversions share is that both have never been played in a canoe by the Pope. Nowhere is this antipodal relationship manifested more than in the language and cultural heritage of each game. Let’s start with the basics. Like many sports, the object of golf and bowling is essentially to move a ball from one position to another. To do this, bowlers roll or throw the ball. Golfers have many choices. We are all familiar with driving, hooking, drawing, slicing, fading, lobbing, pitching, putting, topping chunking, blading, blasting, skulling, whiffing, chili-dipping, toeing, heeling, exploding, scooping, punching, lagging, threading, skying and of course, shanking. We also hit fat shots, grass cutters, worm burners, pop-ups, knock downs, bump-and-runs, fliers, and stingers, not to mention duck hooks and zoomies. We execute these shots with modern

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woods, metals, wedges, irons, putters, chippers, ginties and hybrids as well as the historic brassies, mashies, niblicks, jiggers, cleeks and baffies. Bowlers roll the ball. With the arm. On the upside, it’s like experiencing death without the messy part. The terminology I have mentioned for golf is pretty standard stuff, but there exists in golf literature a degree of specialization that takes it even further: ■■■A sclaffed shot is a fat shot, but the club bounces into the ball. ■■■A snipe is a line drive with a sharp nosedive at the end of its trajectory. ■■■A foozle is a failed effort, with a skittering mud-runner result. ■■■A smudge is a smothered fudge of a stroke that invariably causes one not to relinquish the honor. ■■■Finally, John Updike describes a gronkled shot as one that is “topped in such a way that it comes to a halt behind some inconvenient undergrowth some 30 yards distant from the point of imperfect contact.” Now let’s examine the literature of the games. There are hundreds of literary books about the culture of golf. There is no literature about bowling. But writing derisively about bowling’s lack of class is too easy, much like the heyday of stand up comedians during George W’s terms in office. Feeling as though I wasn’t giving bowling a fair shake, I went all bleeding-heartgranola and searched for witty, insightful quotes about the pastime. I have well over 200 books in my golf library, four of which are devoted to golf quotations, but finding any quotes at all about bowling was like trying to find an honest politician. The golf quotes are often witty or pithy — “Golf is the loneliest game, not excluding postal chess” — and even poetic, such

as, “The links were sweet with the scent of wild orchids and thyme, commingling with the brackish breath of the ocean and the sweat of a golfer trying to conquer himself.” Then we have the best bowling quotes I could find on the internet. ■■■“So you’d go to the bowling alley. We bowled and you could be in the back and you could make out. And you know how hot it was to make out.” — Stephen Tyler ■■■“I haven’t had sex in eight months. To be honest, I now prefer to go bowling.” — Li’l Wayne ■■■“Shopping tip: You can get shoes for 85 cents at the bowling alley.” — Anonymous I finally realized that there was hope for bowling in the world of culture when I realized one of my favorite movies from my favorite directors, the Coen Brothers, was a bowling movie. “The Big Lebowski” has many memorable quotes, although sadly they only serve to underline the game’s (I’m being generous here) everyman status in the world of recreation. Few actually refer to bowling, although they’re there. The Dude asks, “You brought a (freakin)’ Pomeranian bowling?” to which Walter replies, “Brought it bowling? I didn’t rent it shoes. I’m not buying it a (freakin’) beer. It’s not taking your (freakin)’ turn, Dude.” But mostly the good quotes represent the bowling ethos without referring to it specifically. “Darkness warshed over the Dude — darker’n a black steer’s tookus on a moonless prairie night.” I rest my case. ▶ William Tucker is a Times Union golf blogger. Read his posts at http://blog. timesunion.com/golf.

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