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Antigua Pro-Pro Moved to Stafford Country Club Septmber 22nd!
Registration NOW OPEN for ANNUAL MEETING
@ Seneca Niagara Casino
To REGISTER: For the Breakfast/Meeting, Education Session, and Awards Banquet
-Login in with your Professional Login (Top Left on Home Page)
-On the left hand margin of the Home Page you will see the BlueGolf Member's Login
-Login with your BlueGolf Players Club ID (Please call if you do not have it and we will give it to you)
-Lastly (when logged in) Under the General Seminars Tab you will see all 3 Seminars.
Annual Meeting- (Breakfast/Meeting)
Education Seminar- Annual Meeting
Annual Meeting Awards Banquet
*Note it is separate Registrations for each Seminar. Golf Tournament Registration is under the Tournaments Tab
KID's Escaping Drugs Pro-Am
@Harvest Hill Golf Course
Congratulations Lon Nielsen and Kirk Stauffer on winning the Kid’s Escaping Drugs Pro-Am with a fabulous (-4) 68 at Harvest Hill Golf Course. It was absolutely just a perfect day for golf in which we would like to thank everyone from the KED’s program for all the cool awards that were presented today. Also, a big thank to Head PGA Professional, Josh Wojtaszczyk, and his entire staff at Harvest Hill for all the work that they put in. For more results please click here.
National Car Rental Assistants Championship
@ Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course
Congratulation Eric Mabee, Assistant out of Oak Hill Country Club, on winning the 2014 WNYPGA Assistants Championship today at Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course. Mabee put together a fantastic day of golf shooting a (-4) 68 in the morning and followed that up with a (-1) 71 this afternoon. The Top 2 finishers, Eric Mabee and Christopher Stoddard, qualified for the 38th National Car Rental PGA Assistants Championship which is October 30th-November 2nd taking place at the PGA Golf Club, Wanamaker course, Port St. Lucie, Florida. For more results click here.
Mizuno/Stuart Miller Pro-Assistant
@ Locust Hill Country Club
It was a gorgeous day for the Pro-Assistant Championship that was held at Locust Hill Country Club today where teams: Jason Ballard/Eric Mabee, Steven Carney/Kyle Benish, Neil Reidy/Cody Endress, and Neil Reidy/Cody Endress all shoot a (-3) 69 to tie for 1st place in the 1 of 2 Best Ball format. A special thank you to host PGA Professional Steve Barber and Locust Hill CC & our sponsors Pete Kohelis of Mizuno Golf and Stuart Miller of Stuart Miller Golf Sales. For more results.
Left to Right (Kevin Long, Pete Kohelis, Stuart Miller, Joe Bertino)
2014 Senior Section Championship
Crag Burn Golf Club, East Aurora, NY
Tim Fries, Head PGA Professional of Transit Valley Country Club, recorded an impressive two day total of (E) 144 to win the WNYPGA Senior Section Championship. This was Fries’ first year of eligibility for the Senior Section Championship as he turned 50 years of age earlier this Summer. He shot a 69 for his first round giving him a two stroke lead over Kirk Stauffer heading into the final round. He played very well to start off the second round firing a (-1) 35 on the front but had a couple blunders on the back to shoot 40, recording a final round (+3) 75 which was just enough to take the victory! For our Super Senior Division (60-69) our Champion was Bobby Hogan recording a two day total of (+9) 153, and our Classic Division (+70) Champion was Denny Lyons shooting a (+6) 78! This was also a qualifier to earn a spot into this year’s Senior PGA Professional Championship that will be held at the PGA Golf Club, Port St. Lucie, Florida November 13-16, 2014. Congratulations to our four qualifiers, Tim Fries, Kirk Stauffer, Lon Nielsen, and Jon Hoecker who we wish the best of luck down in Florida. We would also like to thank, Head PGA Professional Frank LaForce, and his entire staff for a fantastic two days at Crag Burn Golf Club! For more results click here.
The Blaisdell Pro-Am at Pennhills
Champion- Chris Stoddard
Congratulations to Chris Stoddard who won the 1st annual Blaisdell Pro-Am at Pennhills Invitational with a (-4) 66! This day would not have been possible if it wasn’t for George Duke, the owner of Zippo, who sponsored this fabulous event. Mr. Duke has a strong connection with The Pennhills Club and Zippo through his Grandfather, Goerge G. Blaisdell, who was the founder of Zippo and who hosted the first Zippo Open Golf Tournament at the Pennhills Club. The Zippo Open eventually faded away about 20 years ago, and Mr. Duke wanted to revive the tradition that use to be his grandfathers by hosting the first annual Blaisdell Pro-Am Invitational at The Pennhills Club. The tournament was absolutely spectacular and the WNYPGA is looking forward to many more years with Zippo!
Lon Nielsen Wins at Locust Hill
Locust Hill Pro-Am
Congratulations Lon Nielsen on wining the 47th Locust Hill Pro-Am shooting a (-2) 69! Nieslen won his 5th tournament by one stroke over Rob Horak and Dwayne Randall who both carded a (-1) 70. The winning Team for the Best 2 of 5 was Jon Hoecker, Dave Coleman, Dick Kievit, Martin Denning and Frank Serr with a net score of 124. We would like to say thank you to Head PGA Professional Steve Barber and his staff for all their hard work and to all the sponsors that helped make today such a great event!
Neil Reidy is the 2014 Coors Section Champion!
@ Country Club of Buffalo
Neil Reidy had himself a fantastic round of golf on the final day of the Western New York Coors Section Championship firing a (-3) 67. Reidy entered round two tied for 8th with five other players at (+4) 74 where he came out hot making three straight birdies to start the day. He recorded a 33 on the front side and a 34 on the back finishing with six birdies on the day. Reidy’s two day total was (+1) 141! Lon Nielsen finished in 2nd (142), and Liam Friedman took 3rd (143). The WNY Section would like to say a big Thank You to all our sponsors Coors, Certo Brothers, Wright Beverage Distributing, and Glenwood Beer Distributors. Also, Thank you to Head PGA Professional J.A. Sutherland and his entire staff for their tremendous efforts the week leading up to the tournament and during! For more results and hole by hole scoring click here.