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Tournaments for everyone

Ed Townsend
Posted 7/22/21

It’s summer and hope your ‘A Game’ is ready. Here’s a list of weekly tournaments and golf outings.

 Aug. 6: Mamaktating K Of C, contact Tarry Brae at …

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Tournaments for everyone


It’s summer and hope your ‘A Game’ is ready. Here’s a list of weekly tournaments and golf outings.

  •  Aug. 6: Mamaktating K Of C, contact Tarry Brae at 845-434-2620.
  • Aug. 7: O.B. Outing, Swan Lake Golf Club, contact Bob Menges 845-292-0323.
  • Aug. 10: New Hope Community, contact Tarry Brae 845-434-2620.
  • Aug. 14: Youngsville Fire Company, contact Swan Lake Golf Club 845-292-0323.

Aug. 14: Pete DeVantier Memorial, Tennanah Lake, contact Dan DeVantier, 607-437-7301.

  • Aug. 15: Roger Bournoval, Contact Tarry Brae 845-434-2620.
  • Aug. 16: Thunder 102 Tournament, Contact Thunder 102.
  • Aug. 21: Carlson Outing, Tarry Brae, contact John Jaycox 845-866-6431.
  • Aug. 21: Drive to end Duchenne, Tennanah Lake, contact Justin Bowers, 607-348-7569.
  • Aug. 22: St. George's Church, 1 p.m. Start, Swan Lake Golf Club, contact Bill Moloney or golf club at 845-292-0323.
  • Aug. 26: Liberty Elks Frank Finn Memorial 11 a.m. start, Swan Lake Golf Club, contact Bob Menges 845-292-0323
  • Aug. 28: Napanoch Elks, Tarry Brae, contact Larry Navitsky, 845-706-0541.
  • Sept. 3, Inaugural Do Good Golf Outing, Tennanah Lake, Visit DoGoodSpirits.com.
  • Sept. 5: Sullivan West Football Tournament, Tennanah Lake, contact 607-498-5000
  • Sept. 11: Monticello Rotary, contact Tarry Brae 845-434-2620
  • Sept. 18: A.O.H. Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day. 11 a.m start. Contact Ed O'Malley, Swan Lake Golf Club 845-649-0911.
  • Sept. 19, Liberty Faculty Association 11 a.m. start, Swan Lake Golf Club, contact Liz Fuentes 631-560-6866.
  • Sept. 25, Monticello Basketball 11 a.m. start at Swan Lake Golf Club, contact Chris Russo 551-655-8281.
  • Oct. 2 Summitville FD, Tarry Brae, contact Tim Koestler 888-2007  
  • Oct. 9, County Cup, Tarry Brae, contact 845-434-2620

Attention golfers! Anyone planning a golf tournament please let me know at bght75@gmail.com and we will include it in the golf tournament calendar.

Ed's Outlook

If they play their A-Game well, PGA champions can made a pretty darn good living.

Proving this point Séamus Power, the winner of this past week’s 2021 Barbasol Championship, took home $630,000.

Second place went to J.T. Poston winning $381,500.

It’s fun watching these pros display their talents.

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 your three best shots of the round. Visualize them in slow motion and lock every detail into your memory. They'll come back to cheer you 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 and do it again.

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

Make it a part of your pre-shot routine to consciously expect a good 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. 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.

Robert Menges is the head golf professional at the Swan Lake Golf & Country Club, Mt. Hope Road, Swan Lake. Call to see if he is available for private lessons and if you have a question or subject you would like covered, he can be reached at 845-292-0323 or 845-866-5567 or via email at bobmenges22@gmail.com

   Putting Tip

   By Geoff Walsh

Three putting is one of the most common mistakes that the average player makes to ruin good scores.

Not only is it wasted strokes but it creates a bad mental attitude that is hard to shake.

The key to not three putting is to become proficient at the short ones (inside 10 feet). To do that you must develop a good stroke that starts the ball on the proper lines with the correct speed. This of course takes practice and sometimes a second set of eyes, preferably those of a golf professional.

A good drill to work on this is to find a hole on the putting green that has a little bit of slope. Space six balls evenly around the hole starting at three feet, putting around the horn until you can make themall from that distance. Then move the circle out a few feet at a time until you are 10 feet away. You'll find that making them all is not easy but in the process you will face all the breaks from the different angles around the hole. Use this drill on a regular basis and hopefully your confidence will grow and your three putting will become a rarity.

Geoff Walsh is a Class A PGA Professional at Tarry Brae Golf Course located at 387 Pleasant Valley Road, South Fallsburg, Call to see if he is available for private lessons and if you have a question or a subject you would like covered, he can be reached by telephone at 845-434-2620.

Ed Townsend is a Public Relations Consultant to the sport of golf and brings over 60-years of sports journalism experience in writing and compiling the information for this column. If you have league or tournament information, shoot a hole-in-one or score you age let Ed know at 845-439-8177, email to bght75@gmail.com or fax to 845-205-4474. View this column at http://bght.blogspot.com We are also on Facebook and Twitter.

Twin Village


Monday Mens

1. Husson & Husson 149.5

2. Brock & Brock 132.5

3. Thomas & Hendrickson 127.5

4. Reed & Odell 121.5

5. Templin & Lee 121.0

6. Rampe & Clancy 120.0

7. Bennett & Rowan 115.5

8. Tucker & Smith 114.5

9. Tallman & Ackerly 113.5

9. Clark & Mooney 113.5

11. Green & Glantzis 112.0

12. Haas & France 110.0

13. Harris & Spalding 109.5

14. Madera & Diaz 106.0

15. Murphy & Townsend 105.0

15. Darbee & France 105.0

17. Ryder & Ryder 103.5

18. Wood & Brosius 90.0


Tuesday Ladies

1. A. Husson & B. Ackerly 102.5

2. C. Bowers & S. Feeney 90.5

3. L. Hendrickson & M. Ross 87.0

4. Y. Rowan & T. Stark 84.0

5. S. Ferber & J. Husson 79.5

6. E. Casey & E. Carlson 73.0

7. D. Tallman & C. Routledge 71.5

8. S. Clark & K. Ahart 65.5

9. K. Harris & S. Green 36.5




Tuesday Night Birdie Division

1. D. Luczynski & M. Garigliano 99.0

2. M. Welsh & S. Duquette 96.5

3. P. Clifford & A. Hauser 96.0

4. T. Ditmar & N. Rusin 95.5

5. Todd & Taylor VanKeuren 92.0

6. H. Keherley & J. Rhupert 90.0

7. J. Merklin & W. Huebner 82.5

8. C. Hicks & B. Garber 81.5

9. K. Torrens & M. Lagatutta 78.5

10. N. Huggler & M. Murphy 77.0

11. D. Byrne & T. Byrne 75.0

12. N. Bell & M. Freaney 74.0

13. A. Atkins & R. Festa 63.5

14. M. Williams & D. Divita 58.0

15. T. Merklin & S. Austin 50.0

15. T. Osterhout & B. Meyer 50.0


Tuesday Night Par Division

1. E. O’Malley & T. Ellison 90.0

2. C. Schadt & W. Mall 87.0

3. J. Finn & J. Russell 86.0

4. T. Gallo & C. Roth 85.5

5. K. Wheeler & S. Hamlin 85.0

6. C. Roth & C. Roth 84.0

7. J. Sazoff & S. Ottino 83.0

8. J. Rusin & R. Ellison 74.5

9. J. J. VanKeuren & T. Nieman 71.5

10. J. Tanous & J. Wilhelm 66.5

11. J. Frankie & R. Frankie 66.0

11. K. Clifford & B. Menges 66.0

12. Walter & Quitin Herzog 65.0

13. M. Diehl & A. Bradley 56.0

14. P. Donovan & K. Scheibe 55.0

15. P. Fanning & A. Marciano 54.0


Wednesday Night

1. R. Schmidt & B. Russell 119.0

2. E. Stratton & M. Brand 103.0

3. F. Barrett & D. Hendrickson 96.5

4. D. Kuebler & R. O’Mara 89.5

5. J. Hinkley & P. Alden 89.0

6. T. Martin & T. Martin Jr. 87.5

6. W. Mall & F. Stabbert 87.5

7. P. Wegman & R. Lennon 79.5

8. R. Heyman & J. Weinstein 78.5

8. R. Meihoffer & T. Doughty 78.5

9. D. Immoor & H. Tighe 71.5

10. J. Fink & J. Graham 67.5

11. G. Ziegler & J. Wunder 63.5

12. R. Espsito & D. Hoskings 57.0


Thursday Travel League

1. Thomas & Husson 131.5

2. Kuhn & Martin 116.0

3. Schmidt & Ackerly 114.0

4. Gilmore & Gilmore 113.5

5. Stevens & Holmquest 112.5

6. Benstein & Lubniewski 106.5

7. Benzenberg & Benzenberg 103.0

8. Hutchins & Mack 102.5

9. Collura & Fisher 101.0

10. Coney & Martinez 100.0

11. Winters & Petraglia 99.0

12. Jardine & Stanley 92.5

13. Cawley & Todora 88.5

14. Cunningham & Poli 63.5


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