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

Piping Rock's Quinlivan heads LIPGA qualifiers

      Sean Quinlivan, the Piping Rock pro, was the medalist at 4 under par and led a field of 31 qualifiers Monday for the match play phase of the Long Island PGA Championship. Bill Van Orman, an assistant at the Meadow Brook Club, was exempt from qualifying as the defending champion.

       Match play begins Tuesday at Mill River...

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Jan Stephenson on Aussie `Dancing with the Stars'

     Jan Stephenson, the former LPGA glamor star and pinup sensation, will be among the stars on the upcoming Australian edition of Dancing with the Stars

       Here's a release from the channel that is airing it Down Under:

Australia’s Channel Seven announced that Jan Stephenson will be joining the line-up for Series 11 of Dancing...

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Former LPGA player second in Assistants Tourney


          Liz Janangelo, a former All America at Duke and recent LPGA player, finished one shot behind winner John Bushka in a Met PGA Assistants Tour event Monday at Rolling Hills Country Club in Wilton, Connecticut. Janangelo is an assistant at Rockrimmon CC and looks likely to be a force against men assistants on the local circuit.


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Smithtown Landing's Hebron wins Met PGA award

Michael Hebron referred to the Metropolitan PGA as “the finest golf university in America.” If that is the case, then Hebron must be considered a distinguished professor in residence.

Hebron, director of golf at Smithtown Landing, was given the association’s Sam Snead Award for service to the PGA, the game of golf and the Met Section.

He cited his students and all...

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Tiger: I've got balance


     Every champion golfer will tell you that balance is the most important part of a golf swing. Tiger Woods just said that it's the most important part of a golfer's life, too.

      "I went down a path I should never have gone, now the determination is keeping my life in balance," he said during a news conference in...

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Mark Brown wins Met PGA

    Mark Brown, the head pro at Tam O'Shanter, made two birdies on the final three holes to win the Met PGA Championship. He finished at 6-under par for 54 holes at Piping Rock Club. Brown finished at 6 under, two ahead of second-round leader Danny Balin.

        Brown also said his mind was at ease in that he has some job security--he...

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Brown, Balin tied through 15

Danny Balin has moved back into a tie with Mark Brown, both are 4-under through 15 holes. Looks like a piping hot finish at Piping Rock....

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Blustery Met PGA final underway


          It feels like fall here at Piping Rock Club, with the wind cool and hard. Should make for some nteresting play in the final round of the Met PGA Championship, the final local major of the season.

       Mark Brown, the head pro at Tam O' Shanter in Brookville, will be in the final group with...

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Former Cold Spring pro wins Horton Smith Award

            John Kennedy, who spent 10 years as director of golf at Cold Spring Country Club before the past 20 at Westchester Country Club, was named the winner of the Horton Smith Award by the PGA of America. The Smith award is given for contributions to PGA education.


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Met PGA at Piping Rock

     It's worth getting out to the Met PGA Championship just to see the course and the magnificent grounds at Piping Rock, here in Locust Valley. It's an amazing place, this C.B. Macdonald course, with a sprawling wide driving range, grass tennis courts, croquet courts, a skeet shooting range.

       Par is a respectable score here, too,...

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