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Mark Herrmann

Mark Herrmann became Newsday's national golf writer in 2002 and writes a twice-weekly column called LI Golf Beat, appearing in the newspaper on Thursdays and Sundays.

Upcoming golf outings on Long Island

The Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island will hold its golf outing Tuesday, May 31 at North Shore Country Club in Glen Head. Proceeds go to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Long Island and the John J. Byrne Community Center. Call (516) 222-0550.

St. Joseph’s College will hold its 21st Annual Golf Classic Monday, June 6 at Plandome Country Club. Proceeds will support the...

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LIers win Met PGA Futures

Brooke Nethercott of Greenwich, Ct., Isabelle Galantino of

 Among the trophy winners at Eisenhower Park, from left, Brooke Nethercott of Greenwich, Ct., Isabelle Galantino of Westbury, Elizabeth Choi of Syosset      Isabelle Galantino of Westbury won the girls 12-18 division and Sean Keller of West Islip won the college division in the Met PGA Junior Golf Association Future Series tournament at Eisenhower Park Saturday...

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Huntington's Saladino wins the Richardson

Amateur Joe Saladino of the Huntington Country Club.

(Credit: Newsday / Joseph D. Sullivan)

Joe Saladino of Huntington is like every other Northeast golfer in that he found it a joy just to compete after a long winter. He is more than a little different, though, in that he finished 2010 at the top and began 2011 the same way.

Only a few months after he collected trophies as the Metropolitan Golf Association and Long Island Golf Association Player of the Year, Saladino earned another...

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Upcoming golf outings on Long Island

The Villanova Alumni Association’s 10th Annual Golf Outing will be Monday, May 23 at Garden City Country Club. Proceeds will benefit the association’s scholarship fund for Long Island students. Call 1-800-845-5266 or email

The Temple Hillel and Congregation Sons of Israel Golf and Tennis Classic will be Thursday, May 26 at Woodmere Country Club. Call...

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NYU honors Theresa Apoznanski of LI

Theresa Apoznanski of Long Island was honored by

         Theresa Apoznanski of  Nesconset, who helped establish the women’s golf program at NYU and led it to the ECAC Division II/III championship last fall, was honored by the school last week with the NYU Student-Athlete Academic Achievement Award.            The senior chose NYU for pre-med,...

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Tee times for U.S. Open qualifier

            Joe Saladino of Huntington, who won the season-opening Richardson Invitational run by the Long Island Golf Association Saturday, will be among 144 golfers in the local Long Island U.S. Open qualifier. It will be held all day Wednesday at Glen Head Country Club.            The...

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Dave Catalano toasted at retirement party

Dave Catalano will be able to attend any U.S. Open he wants, anywhere, for the rest of his life. That was one of the gifts he received—and the one that brought the most ooohs and aaahs from hundreds of guests—at his retirement dinner last night at Bethpage State Park.

Catalano, director of the park and the man who coordinated the massive effort to prepare it for two U.S. Opens,...

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Rob Gick goes 24 holes to reach LI PGA semis

      It wasn't quite a round-and-a-half, but it was getting there. Before the sky opened and rain postponed the semifinals of the Long Island PGA Championship to Thursday morning, Rob Gick of Sands Point Golf Club and Scott Wise of Rockaway Hunting Club went 24 holes in their quarterfinal match at the Mill River Club .


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Sita of Nassau among final 8 in Long Island PGA

Matthew Sita of Nassau Country Club defeated defending champion Bill Van Orman in an extra hole to reach the quarterfinal round Wednesday in the Long Island PGA Championship at the Mill River Club.            Sita will play Rick Hartmann of Atlantic Golf Club, the 2009 champion who defeated David Head of Laurel Links, 1-up, this afternoon.           ...

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Van Orman, Hartmann, Mielke among first-round winners

Defending champion Bill Van Orman of the Meadow Brook Club, 2009 champion Rick Hartmann of Atlantic Golf Club, qualifying round medalist Sean Quinlivan of Piping Rock and host pro Mark Mielke all advanced to the Round of 16 in the Long Island PGA Championship at the Mill River Club.            Van Orman, who defeated Michael Stevenson of Plandome...

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