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

U.S. Open returning to Shinnecock in 2018

Here's a copy of the current story about the return of the Open to Long Island. USGA officials are particularly happy to have the chance to let people see Shinnecock for the world-class course that it is, not as the object of derision it became in 2004, when the USGA admittedly "let the course get away from us."           The U.S....

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U.S. Women's Amateur to Nassau Country Club in 2014

Marilyn Keenan, of Muttontown, at hole 16 on

(Credit: Richard Slattery )

The USGA announced that Nassau Country Club will host the 2104 U.S. Women’s Amateur, 100 years after the same club, on St. Andrews Lane in Glen Cove, hosted its only previous Women’s Amateur. This will be the first time the USGA will come back to a course on the 100th anniversary.

Of course, we know Nassau Country Club as the home of the Nassau bet—a $5 Nassau means $5 to...

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John Farese of West Sayville wins USGA award

      John Farese of West Sayville, a junior at Sayville High School, spends most of his spare time in the business of giving. He has collected 10,000 pieces of gently used sports equipment and distributed them to organizations that needed them in an effort he calls “Operation Sports Equipment.”           ...

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Common sense prevails in new rule

 

       The USGA and R & A jointly issued a wise decision this morning, amending the rules of golf.  It's a victory for common sense.

        The gist of it is that, if a golfer commits an infraction he or she didn't know they committed--specifically one that comes to light after a TV replay--the...

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Mike Davis new head of USGA

 

      Mike Davis, who has been the lead setup person for the U.S. Open and other USGA championships, has been named the new executive director of the U.S. Golf Association. He replaces David Fay, who retired on Christmas Eve.

        Davis led a move to graduated rough and genuinely less penal layouts following the...

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Mark Mulder's shoulder forces him out of Mid-Am

            Probably the biggest name in the U.S. Mid-Amateur at Atlantic Golf Club and the Bridge in Bridgehampton had to withdraw. Mark Mulder, a 20-game winner for the Athletics who once beat Roger Clemens in a postseason game at Yankee Stadium, had to pull out because of a shoulder problem, a U.S. Golf Association official announced. Mulder’s...

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