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Major plans for golfing industry

Ed Townsend
Posted 7/15/22

It's summer in Sullivan County and, in addition to golf leagues running in full gear, there are also plans and projects being discussed for two future developments at the Sullivan County Golf & …

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Major plans for golfing industry


It's summer in Sullivan County and, in addition to golf leagues running in full gear, there are also plans and projects being discussed for two future developments at the Sullivan County Golf & Country Club in Liberty and the world renowned Monster Golf Course in the Town of Thompson.

Look for the famous Monster golf course at the Resorts World Catskill Casino to bring us a planned opening sometime in the summer of 2023.

Meghan Taylor, Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Relations for Resorts World Catskill Casino, the applicant, Empire Real Estate has already gone before the Thompson Planning Board to modify the site plan for an existing clubhouse building and construct a new golf cart storage building.

The applicant submitted a memorandum to the planning board for the site plan modification, which said the golf course clubhouse, will be a 1,040 square foot building, a 4,200 square foot golf cart storage building and a golfer staging area.

This project saw delays in 2020 due to the rising cost of construction and groundwater issues.

When the go word is finalized, golf is being planned from April to November and the golf course will be closed during the winter months.

The Alder Hotel section of the golf course will feature a golf reception and pro shop and from that area golfers will be transported to the course.

PGA golf events currently are not anticipated to be held at the Monster, which instead will host small charity events.

Up at the site of the present Sullivan County Golf & Country Club expansion plans are in the works.

The property was purchased by Sims Foster and according to Liberty Town Supervisor Frank DeMayo, Foster's plans call for a 150-room hotel with 100 residential units around the golf course.

There will also be 30 glamping sites and an update to the present clubhouse with the addition of a pool and tennis courts.

Due to construction plans there would also be a golf course redesign of the golf course itself.

One of the major problems facing this redesign work will be a resolution with the Village of Liberty for sewer service.

DeMayo has said that all of these projects have had lots of open discussion with the Village of Liberty to bring them to fruition.

Liberty Elks Lodge Frank Finn Memorial

Liberty Elks Lodge # 1545 will hold their annual Frank Finn Memorial Golf Tournament on August 20 at the Swan Lake Golf & Country Club.

Registration will take place at 9 a.m. and tee time is 10 a.m.

The tournament includes 18-holes of golf, a golf cart, and a Chicken BBQ dinner.

Registration forms are available at the golf course and Liberty Elks Lodge 1545.

Tournament fee is $90 per player and $95 per player after Aug. 13.

Any questions please call Maureen Crescitelli at 845-807-8533, Bob Menges at 845-855-5567 or Phil Fanning 845-807-2744.

Golf Tip By Robert Menges

We all have different ways of doing things on the golf course, which is why one technique or strategy might work for one person but not another.

For example, some of us will visualize the shot we want to hit in our mind, because it helps us execute the shot. For others, they have to experience the shot.

With that said (or written in this case) it never hurts to try something new.

So here are several "pep talks" you can create to help build your confidence for the next round.

After each round of golf, take 60 seconds to sit quietly and replay three shots of the round. Visualize them in slow motion and lock every detail into your memory. They'll come back to cheer you on in the future.

Tell someone about your best shot of the day, but never talk about your worst shots. Professionals can usually remember every shot during a tournament, but there is one shot they "just don't recall" it's their worst shot. Let the bad shots go, and never ever talk about them.

After every shot, remember to say, "great shot" and mean it when you say it. The results may not be exactly what you wanted, but the ball went where you hit it. So go do it again.

Breathe before every shot or putt, remember to breathe deeply and softly. It will relax your body and allow you to focus on the task at hand.

Make it a part of your pre-shot routine to consciously expect a great shot. As you pull the club from your bag, smile. As you look down the fairway or line up your putt, smile. As you stand over the ball, smile. Expect the best.

Finally, but perhaps most importantly, have fun out there. Golf is a game. Yes, it can be very challenging and frustrating at times, but it is intended to be a form of enjoyment. Enjoy the day, the weather and the time with friends. Chances are, you'll enjoy the wonderful game of golf as well.

Tarry Brae

Tuesday Mens

  1. Yaun & Gilmore 124.5
  2. Aymes & Sauchuck 116.0
  3. Green & Garcia 113.5
  4. Bonsick & Cassevah 112.0
  5. Schneider & Garber 110.0
  6. Diffenderfer & Fleischman 110.0
  7. Martin & Poppo 108.0
  8. Jester & Mullen 106.5
  9. Kushetsky & Hinkley 103.5
  10. Flores & Kukas 103.0
  11. Kawauchi & Altbach 97.0
  12. Collette & Iqbal 96.5
  13. Pollock & Carey 95.5
  14. Metakes & Winship 91.5
  15. Goldberg & Klugman 91.0
  16. Simpson & Wolcott 81.5

Swan Lake

Tuesday Night Birdie Division

  1. T. Ditmar & J. Moylan 86.0
  2. N. Bell & M. Freaney 75.0
  3. D. Luczynski & M. Garigliano 73.0
  4. M. Welsh & S. Duquette 70.5
  5. P. Clifford & A. Hauser 68.0
  6. D. Byrne & T. Byrne 65.5
  7. A. Atkins & R. Festa 64.5
  8. M. Williams & D. Divita 64.5
  9. T. VanKeuren & T. VanKeuren 62.5
  10. C. Hicks & B. Garber 61.5
  11. 11.A. Torrens & M. Lagatutta 57.5
  12. K. Erlwein & B. Meyer 55.5
  13. H. Keherley & J. Rhupert 54.5
  14. N. Huggler & M. Murphy 51.5
  15. T. Merklin & S. Austin 45.5
  16. J. Merklin & P. Heisler 38.5

Tuesday Night Par Division

  1. P. Fanning & A. Marciano 80.5
  2. J. Tanous & J. Wilhelm 69.0
  3. W. Herzog & K. Clifford 68.5
  4. M. Diehl & A. Bradley 68.0
  5. J. Sazoff & A. Riente 66.0
  6. L. Whipple & L. Whipple 63.0
  7. K. Wheeler & S. Hamlin 59.5
  8. P. Donovan & K. Scheibe 58.5
  9. C. Roth & C. Roth 55.0
  10. C. Schadt & W. Mall 53.5
  11. J. Frankie & R. Frankie 53.5
  12. J. VanKeuren & T. Nieman 49.5
  13. E. O’Malley & T. Ellison 48.0
  14. T. Gallo & C. Roth 47.0
  15. J. Rusin & R. Ellison 46.5
  16. J. Finn & J. Russell 46.0


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