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Long Island golf courses and golfers mixed with a splash of PGA and other pro tours.

Liu, Lowe to play back-to-back at Open qualifier

Matt Lowe of Farmingdale High School reads the

(Credit: James Escher)

Two of Long Island’s male teenage sensations, Jim Liu of Smithtown and Matt Lowe of Farmingdale, will play in back-to-back twosomes in the U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying Tournament June 4.

Liu, a former U.S. Junior Amateur champion and member of the U.S. Junior Ryder Cup team will play the first of his two rounds on the South Course of Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit, N.J. at 7 a.m. A high...

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Assistants Tour tees off, Met PGA champ Danny Balin wins

      So what do Met Section assistant pros do on their one day off every week—the one day in which they do not have to help run the pro shop, make sure the carts are working, sell merchandise and give lessons? They play against each other in tournaments.


      The Assistants Tour has resumed, with play at Quaker Ridge this past...

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Jim Brown back on Long Island for golf event

NFL Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown

(Credit: John Roca)

Jim Brown, a golf enthusiast who took up the game during his Hall of Fame career with the Cleveland Browns, will make an appearance at the Get Golf Ready event Saturday afternoon at Eisenhower Park. The program, from 3 to 6 p.m., will feature clinics for beginners. Visit for more info.

That will follow a series of free 10-minute lessons for anyone interested...

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Upcoming golf outings on Long Island

The Al Borghard Memorial Golf Outing to benefit Friends of Riverhead Crew and Land and Sea Sports (which supports young people with autism spectrum disorder) will be June 1 at Pine Hills Country Club, Manorville. Email

The Suffolk County Chapter Knights of Columbus will hold its golf outing Monday, June 4 at the Links at Cherry Creek, Riverhead. Call (631) 654-8474....

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Foursome with Carl Banks to be auctioned at Nassau Country Club

A chance to be part of a golf foursome with Giants great Carl Banks, and a golf trip to Trump International in Palm Beach, Fla. will be among the prizes during a live auction at Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove Friday night, April 20.


      Proceeds from the auction will go to North Shore Boys and Girls Club. Information may be obtained by calling 516-835-9035...

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Phil comes out early to see the Big Three

Every one of the fabled Big Three was impressed. As they hit their honorary tee shots to begin the Masters, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player noticed that one of the many spectators out there to watch them was Phil Mickelson, wearing his champions green jacket—six hours before his own tee time.

        “I thought it was wonderful that he was out...

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Yet another golf event hosted by LI course

Another in a series of national championships is coming to Long Island this year. The U.S. Blind Golf Association, a tournament for blind and visually impaired golfers, will be held at Middle Bay Country Club in Oceanside Aug. 6-7.

It will be the first time that the event will be held in New York, said Ted Fass of Rockville Centre, the tournament chairman this year and a participant. He has...

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Upcoming golf outings on Long Island

Bishop Emil Wcela will be the honoree at the New Life Center’s Golf Outing May 11 at Rock Hill Golf & Country Club in Manorville. Proceeds help formerly incarcerated people. Call (631) 615-6170.

The Sixth Annual Samantha Britton Memorial Fund Golf Outing on June 18 is at Brookville Country Club. The fund, honoring a 7-year-old girl who died of a brain tumor, helps families of children...

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10-year-old gets hole-in-one at Spring Lake

      Jonathan Kasday, 10 years old, went out to play a friendly fall skins match tournament with six other youngsters recently at Spring Lake Golf Club in Middle Island. He made everyone's day by making a hole-in-one.


        Kasday aced the 13th hole on the Thunderbird course, sinking a 6-iron shot from 117 yards,...

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Barclays set for Bethpage Black Aug. 23-26

         The Barclays, the first event in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup Playoffs, will begin on Thursday, August 23 and run through Sunday, August 26, at Bethpage Black, the Tour announced today.


           It has been known for quite some time that the Black Course will be in the rotation for...

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