TTSG EPISODE O11 – TALKING THE NEW YORK STATE OPEN WITH CAMERON YOUNG AND CHRIS DEFOREST; TALKING THE 100TH MET JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP WITH JAKE MAYER, WILL O’NEILL AND SCOTT PARIS

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Cameron Young becomes first amateur to win New York State Open

In this week’s episode we’re talking the 2017 New York State Open with new champ Cameron Young and runner-up Chris DeForest

The NYS Open podcast interviews begin at:

Cameron Young(1:48)
Chris DeForest(5:45)

click here for more on the NYS Open and the Met PGA

We also talk the Metropolitan Golf Association’s 100th MET Junior Championship with new champ Jake Mayer runner-up Will O’Neill and Plainfield Country Club head professional Scott Paris.

The Met Junior Championship podcast interviews begin at:
Jake Mayer(9:05)
Will O’Neill(14:07)
Scott Paris(17:29)

2017 Met Junior Champ Jake Mayer with MGA Director of Championships Chris Gaffney

click here for more on the 100th Met Junior Championship and the MGA

TTSG EPISODE 010 – TALKING THE NJSGA OPEN, THE WESTCHESTER OPEN & THE LIGA WOMEN’S STROKE PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

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NJSGA champ Luke Graboyes(center) with Brendan Hansen(left) and Grant Sturgeon(right) at Metedeconk National in Jackson, New Jersey


In this week’s episode we’re talking the New Jersey State Golf Association’s 97th Open Championship with new champ Luke Graboyes and runner-up Grant Sturgeon.

The NJSGA Open Championship podcast interviews begin at:

Luke Graboyes(1:38)
Grant Sturgeon(6:35)

click here for more on the Open Championship and the NJSGA

We also talk the Metropolitan Golf Association’s 95th Westchester Open presented by Callaway with three time champ Danny Balin and runner-up David Pastore.

The Westchester Open podcast interviews begin at:

Danny Balin(11:07)
David Pastore(13:19)

click here for more on the Westchester Open and the MGA

Danny Balin wins 95th Westchester Open at Wykagyl Country Club in New Rochelle, New York

And we’re talking the Long Island Golf Association’s Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship with new champ Carly Peters, and runner-ups Angela Tocco and Brittany Ferrante

The LIGA podcast interviews begin at:

Carly Peters(16:59)
Angela Tocco(20:20)
Brittany Ferrante(22:53)

click here for more on the Women’s Amateur and the LIGA

Carly Peters accepts Woodcrest Bowl from LIGA Tournament Director John McGrath

TTSG EPISODE 009 – TALKING PGA HOPE WITH KELLI CLAYTON,ARTIE MCAULEY AND PAUL GLUT; TALKING THE WMGA LADIES MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP WITH LILIANA RUIZ-MUNOZ AND MICHELLE STELBEN MURPHY

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MET PGA HOPE SPRING 2017 GRADUATION AT TRUMP GOLF LINKS
FERRY POINT

In this week’s episode we talk Met PGA HOPE Program 2017 Spring Graduation with Met Section Director of Operations Kelli Clayton, disabled veteran Artie McAuley and Woodside Club head pro Paul Glut.

The Met PGA HOPE interviews begin at:
– Kelli Clayton(1:15)
– Artie McAuley(5:28)
– Paul Glut(8:49)

We also talk the WMGA 2017 Ladies Match Play Championship with new champ Liliana Ruiz-Munoz and 2016 champ and this years runner-up Michelle Stelben Murphy.

The WMGA Ladies Match Play Championship interviews begin at:
– Liliana Ruiz-Munoz(12:56)
– Michelle Stelben Murphy(15:54)

2017 WMGA Ladies Match Play Champ Liliana Ruiz-Munoz at Old Westbury Golf & Country Club

Links mentioned in Episode 009:
click here for the Met PGA
click here for the Women’s Metropolitan Golf Association(WMGA)

Danny Balin Charges Back To Win Westchester Open

Three Time Champ Danny Balin of Westchester CC came from six shots back on final nine holes to win the 95th Westchester Open presented by Callaway over 2014 champ David Pastore at Wykagyl Country Club in New Rochelle(Balin and Pastore to be featured in TTSG Podcast Episode 010, July 20th).

TTSG EPISODE OO8 – TALKING THE MGWA AWARDS DINNER WITH MARK O’MEARA, TOM WATSON, JIMMY ROBERTS AND ROB LABRITZ; TALKING THE CONNECTICUT AMATEUR WITH RICK DOWLING AND EVAN GRENUS

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World Golf Hall of Fame’s Mark O’Meara(right) interviewed at MGWA National Awards Dinner by News 12’s Greg Thompson(center) and Tom McCarthy(left).

World Golf Hall of Fame’s Tom Watson(right) posing with Pat Norton(left) of the Connecticut Women’s Golf Association at the MGWA National Awards Dinner.

In this week’s episode we’re talking the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association 66th National Awards Dinner Presented By Matercard with Mark O’Meara, Tom Watson, Jimmy Roberts and Rob Labritz.
The time each interview begins:

-Mark O’Meara(2:09)
-Tom Watson(6:47)
-Jimmy Roberts(10:13)
-Rob Labritz(13:29)

We’re also talking the 115th Connecticut Amateur Championship with new champ Rick Dowling and 2015 champ and this year’s runner-up Evan Grenus (Connecticut Amateur photos below).
The time each interview begins:

-Rick Dowling(16:05)
-Evan Grenus(23:36)

Rick Dowling wins 2017 Connecticut Amateur Championship at Tashua Knolls

 

2017 Connecticut Amateur Champ Rick Dowling(left) with runner-up Evan Grenus(right).

TTSG EPISODE 007 – TALKING THE MGA’s 2017 IKE CHAMPIONSHIP WITH MATT LOWE, PETER KIM, LUKE GRABOYES AND MIKE GRABOYES

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Matt Lowe(center) posing with the MGA’s Brian Mahoney(left) and Chris Gaffney(right).

In this week’s episode we’re talking the 62nd MGA Ike Stroke Play Championship Presented by Callaway at Century Country Club in Purchase, New York with new champ Matt Lowe, West Point grad Peter Kim who tied for second this year and finished runner-up last season. We also catch up with Luke and Mike Graboyes. The New Jersey duo combined to win The Ike “Team” Championship.

The time each feature interview begins:

– Matt Lowe(2:30)
– Peter Kim(6:12)
– Luke & Mike Graboyes(9:57)

Links mentioned in this episode:

http://mgagolf.org

 

TTSG EPISODE OO6 – TALKING THE 2017 LONG ISLAND AMATEUR WITH GARETT ENGEL, MIKE MIRANDA, DOUG VERGITH, GEORGE BURNS, CHARLIE ROBSON AND CHRIS CRENSHAW

Legendary Long Island golfer George Burns(center) posing with 2017 L.I. Amateur Champ Garett Engel(right) and runner-up Mike Miranda(left) at St. George’s Golf and Country Club in Seatuaket, NY.

In this week’s episode we’re talking The 2017 Long Island Amateur Championship with new champ Garett Engel, runner-up Mike Miranda, LIGA Executive Director Doug Vergith, legendary Long Island golfer George Burns, former Met PGA Executive Director Charlie Robson and St George Golf and Country Club Head Professional Chris Crenshaw.

The time each interview begins:

1:58 – Garett Engel
9:10 – Mike Miranda
12:11 – Doug Vergith
15:27 – George Burns
22:50 – Charlie Robson
27:16 – Chris Crenshaw

The links mentioned in this episode:

http://longislandgolf.org
http://met.pga.com/

TTSG 005 – TALKING THE WESTCHESTER AMATEUR WITH CHRISTIAN CAVALIERE, BRAD TILLEY AND CHRIS GAFFNEY

In this week’s episode we’re talking The 98th Westchester Amateur Championship with new champ Christian Cavaliere, runner-up Brad Tilley and the Metropolitan Golf Association’s Director of Championships, Chris Gaffney.

Among the topics discussed with Christian:
– What it feels like to be the new Westchester Amateur Champion(1:50)
– How he sizzled in the second round AFTER he bent his putter and had to putt with a wedge(2:40)
– How he strikes a balance between practicing and competing(8:00)

Among the topics discussed with Brad:
– He assesses his runner-up performance in the Westchester Amateur(10:30)
– What it’s like competing in MGA events(11:08)
– His expericence competing several years as a pro before regaining his amateur status(13:25)

Among the topics discussed with Chris:
– The history of the Westchester Amateur(16:15)
– The 2017 MGA schedule(17:30)
– A preview of the upcoming Ike Championship(18:30)

For further information on the Metropolitan Golf Association visit mgagolf.org

TTSG 004 – TALKING CSGA WITH BRENT PALADINO

In this week’s episode we catch up with Brent Paladino.
Brent is the Director of Communications for the Connecticut State Golf Association csgalinks.org

Brent is also a former CSGA Player of the Year

Among the topics we discuss:

– Brent’s career as an accomplished CSGA amateur golfer(2:20)
– His transition to working for the CSGA(2:55)
– The CSGA’s premiere events for the 2017 season including the 83rd Connecticut Open(4:05)
– The CSGA’s Widdy Neale Scholarship(15:40)

TTSG 003 – TALKING NJSGA WITH ERIC HOUSEKNECHT

In this week’s episode we catch up with Eric Houseknecht. Eric is the tournament director of the New Jersey State Golf Association njsga.org

Among the topics we discuss:

– The NJSGA’s Championships Season(1:50)
– The exciting finish to the NJSGA’s Amateur Championship at Tavistock(3:10)
– The Women’s U.S. Open Qualifier at Hidden Creek(6:10)
– The upcoming NJSGA Open Championship at Metedeconk(9:10)
– NJSGA’s Member Golf Days(15:00)
– NJSGA’s Senior Interclub Championship(16:07)