2017 NYSGA Amateur Series Championships at Turning Stone

November 14, 2017

VERONA, NY -- The 2017 New York State Golf Association Amateur Series wrapped up earlier this fall with two season-ending championships on September 29th & 30th at Turning Stone Resort &...

Four Downstaters to Compete in 31st US Mid-Amateur in Houston

November 10, 2017

HOUSTON, T.X. -- (11/14) All three players from the Empire State fell during the round of 64 at the 31st US Women's Mid-Amateur Championship at Houston's Champions Golf Club on Monday. Related: Scori...

Syracuse's Joe Tesori Inducted into PGA Hall of Fame

November 03, 2017

AUSTIN, T.X. -- Syracuse area's longtime industry leader and the current Le Moyne College Men's Golf Coach, Joe Tesori, was inducted into the Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) of America Hall of...

Bard, Hall, Sluman Among Pros Taking Aim at Q-School

October 30, 2017

Six golfers from New York have advanced through the first two stages of PGA Web.com Tour Qualifying. The group will attempt to qualify for the third and final stage at one of five sites over the...

Donald Ross and his New York Influence

October 24, 2017

An essay by Chris Buie, Author of "The Life & Times of Donald Ross" Donald was not the first of his family to work in New York. His father Murdo (short for Murdoch) came over to help constru...

Girls' Junior Champ Shoemaker Advances to Augusta for 2018 Drive, Chip & Putt Nationals

October 11, 2017

Mamoroneck, NY – The 2017 NYS Girls’ Junior Amateur Champion, Bailey Shoemaker, added yet another accolade to her already impressive list of golfing accomplishments as she qualified for th...

Kim, Lewis & Monaco Represent NY in Final USGA Women's State Team Championship

September 25, 2017

SANTA FE, N.M -- Three of the state’s top women amateurs will represent New York at the 12th United States Golf Association’s (USGA) Women’s State Team Championship at The Club at La...

Keegan Plays Lights Out to Capture Mid-Am Title

September 24, 2017

New Hartford, N.Y. – Patrick Keegan played lights out through the final forty-five holes of competition with one of the best performances the NYS Men’s Mid-Amateur has seen in 34 years of...

Keegan Ties Mid-Am Record, Surges into Lead Through Two Rounds

September 23, 2017

New Hartford, N.Y. – Patrick Keegan fired a record-tying 5-under 66 to surge into a two-stroke lead entering tomorrow’s final round of the 34th NYS Men’s Mid-Amateur. Related: Full...

Spitz Breaks Par, Leads Cluttered Leaderboard

September 22, 2017

Tim Spitz fired the only score in red numbers during the opening round of the 34th New York State Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship at Yahnundasis Golf Club to separate himself from a cluttered lea...

Preview: 34th NYS Men's Mid-Amateur Championship at Yahnundasis GC

September 21, 2017

New Hartford, N.Y. (September 21, 2017) – The upcoming 34th annual New York State Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship at Yahnundasis Golf Club will be an exciting and difficult test for amateur...

Bellevue CC Hosts 2017 NYSGA Hall of Fame Induction

September 21, 2017

Update (10/16/17) - Family, friends and various other distinguished guests gathered at Syracuse's Bellevue Country Club this past Saturday for a special evening honoring two of New York State's most p...

Second-Round Leaders Hold On & Claim NYS Senior Amateur Titles

September 14, 2017

EAST AURORA, N.Y. -- Throughout fifty-four holes of stroke play competition at the Robert Trent Jones gem, Crag Burn Golf Club, two players managed to avoid trouble and kept close to par, propelling t...

Prowler & Smith Lead Their Respective Fields Headed into Final Round Senior

September 13, 2017

East Aurora, N.Y. – On another beautiful day at the picturesque Crag Burn Golf Club, David Prowler shot even par to capture the lead headed into tomorrow’s final round of the 61st NYS Men&...

Leaders Match Even Par During Opening Round of the 2017 NYS Men's Senior Amateur Championships

September 12, 2017

EAST AURORA, N.Y. -- In the opening round of the 2017 NYS Men’s Senior Amateur & Super Senior Championships, one player from each division registered even-par 72 on Crag Burn Golf Club&rsquo...

Preview: 61st NYS Men's Senior Amateur Championships at Crag Burn GC

September 11, 2017

EAST AURORA, N.Y.  – The upcoming 61st annual New York State Men’s Amateur Senior Championship and 22nd annual Men’s Super Senior Amateur Championship at Crag Burn Golf Clu...

NYSGA Partners with Affinity Travel Benefits

August 29, 2017

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The New York State Golf Association has entered into a partnership with Affinity Travel Benefits, a leading edge, online travel aggregation platform providing exclusive discount...

Five-Time State Champion Headed to Another US Mid-Am

August 24, 2017

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Five-time state champion, Jim Scorse, punched his ticket to another US Mid-Amateur Championship after capturing the lone qualifier spot at Radisson Greens Golf Course with a convinci...

Impressive Duos Win 5th NYS Mixed Team Amateur Championships

August 22, 2017

SKANEATELES, N.Y. -- Julie & Michael Murphy collaborated for a birdie on the third playoff hole to win the 5th NYS Mixed Team Amateur Championship at Skaneateles Country Club on Monday afternoon....

Five From New York Advance to Match Play at 117th US Amateur

August 16, 2017

PACIFIC PALISADES, C.A. -- Five players from New York have advanced to match play at the 117th US Amateur and finished in the top 64 after two rounds of stroke play qualifying at the The Riviera Count...

Sicard/Wood Claim NYS Women's Senior & Super Senior Titles at Corning Country Club

August 15, 2017

CORNING, N.Y.  – On a hot and humid August day at Corning Country Club, Mary Sicard shot an even-par 74 to edge the field by one stroke and capture her second consecutive NYS Women’s...

Ten Players from NYSGA to Compete in US Amateur

August 14, 2017

PALISADES, C.A. - Ten players from NYSGA clubs are set to compete at The Riviera Country Club as well as the co-host Bel-Air Country Club, on Monday and Tuesday for the stroke play qualifying rounds f...

Tight Race Entering the Final Round of the 65th NYS Women's Senior Amateur at Corning CC

August 14, 2017

CORNING, N.Y. – After the opening round of action of the 65th New York State Women’s Senior Amateur Championship at Corning Country Club, two players are tied atop the leaderboard at 3-ove...

Preview: 65th NYS Women's Senior Amateur Championships at Corning CC

August 13, 2017

Corning, N.Y. (August 13, 2017) – The 65th New York State Women’s Senior Championships are set to take on the ex-LPGA Tour site, Corning Country Club, for the first time in the championshi...

Condello Breaks Through to Win Historic State Amateur

August 10, 2017

Farmingdale, N.Y. – On a scorching hot, sunny day, at a course that’s a true challenge for even the world’s most skilled golfers, the top amateur players from around New York battled...

Condello Plays Mistake-Free Golf, Now Leads Field by Three

August 09, 2017

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- The formidable Bethpage State Park’s Black Course is a beast of a course. Its narrow fairways, overwhelming bunkers, unforgiving rough and small, elevated greens can give an...

Barnes Fires a Sizzling 66 in Opening Round of 95th NYS Men's Amateur at Bethpage Black

August 08, 2017

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- On a windy afternoon at Bethpage Black, Gray Barnes birdied three out of his last four holes to finish with a sizzling 5-under 66 during the opening round of play at the 95th...

Preview: 95th New York State Men's Amateur Championship at Bethpage Black

August 07, 2017

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- The upcoming 95th annual New York State Amateur Championship at the formidable Bethpage State Park’s Black Course will be the ultimate test for amateur golfers around the st...

Derek Bard With Impressive Finish in Venerable Western Amateur Championship

August 05, 2017

GLENCOE, ILL. -- Derek Bard continues to prove why he's one of the top-ranked amateurs in the world after his outstanding performance in the Western Amateur Championship at Skokie Country Club this we...

Two from Syracuse to be Inducted into NYSGA Hall of Fame

August 02, 2017

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The New York State Golf Association (NYSGA) Hall of Fame Committee has elected two individuals to the New York State Golf Association Hall of Fame – Class of 2017. The elected...

Cummings Outlasts Sisson to Win the 75th NYS Junior Am

July 26, 2017

HAMILTON, N.Y. -- In a four-hole playoff, Jude Cummings outlasted Jeremy Sisson under dark, late-evening skies at Seven Oaks Golf Club to win the 75th NYS Boys’ Junior Amateur Championship....

Sample Avoids Trouble to Earn 61st NYS Boys' Sub-Junior Amateur Title

July 26, 2017

HAMILTON, N.Y. -- Luke Sample avoided trouble throughout two rounds to capture the 61st NYS Boys’ Sub-Junior Amateur Championship title by four strokes at Colgate University’s Seven O...

Shoemaker Takes NYS Girls' Junior Amateur Title On Home Turf

July 26, 2017

HAMILTON, N.Y. -- Bailey Shoemaker led the field from start to finish over two rounds to win the NYS Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship by seven strokes, carding an even-par 144 at Seven Oaks Go...

Genaway Sits Atop a Crowded Leaderboard After the Opening Round of the NYS Junior

July 25, 2017

HAMILTON, N.Y. -- A slew of players finished close to par on a wet and dreary morning at the 76th New York State Junior Amateur, but only one player could break it during Tuesday’s opening round...

Sample Matches Par to Lead the Field by Two in Opening Round

July 25, 2017

HAMILTON, N.Y. -- Luke Sample came in at even-par during the opening round of the 61st New York State Boys’ Sub-Junior Amateur Championship at Seven Oaks Golf Club to lead the field by two...

Twelve-Year-Old Shoemaker In Front of the Pack after Opening Round of Girls' Junior

July 25, 2017

HAMILTON, N.Y. -- Twelve-year-old Bailey Shoemaker carded an impressive 1-under 71 to lead the field by two strokes after the opening round of the 55th NYS Junior Girls’ Amateur at Seven Oaks Go...

Cameron Young Becomes First Amateur to Win NYS Open

July 21, 2017

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- Cameron Young, of Sleepy Hollow Country Club, made history this week after becoming the first amateur to win the Lenox Advisors New York State Open Championship, hosted by the Met...

Preview: 2017 NYS Boys' & Girls' Junior Amateur Championship at Seven Oaks GC

July 21, 2017

HAMILTON, N.Y. -- Young amateur golfers from around New York will head to Hamilton next week for the 2017 New York State Boys’ & Girls’ Junior Amateur Championships at Seven Oaks Golf...

Qualifying: NYS Boys' & Girls' Junior Amateur Championships

July 17, 2017

SYRACUSE, NY -- Qualifying for the 2017 NYS Boys' & Girls' Junior Amateur Championships is complete and the field is now set for the two-day championship, which will be held at Seven Oaks Gol...

Monaco/Cupp Claim NYS Women's Amateur & Mid-Amateur Titles at Schuyler

July 14, 2017

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. -  Marianna Monaco came from behind in today’s final round at Schuyler Meadows Club to claim the title of 88th NYS Women’s Amateur champion. Related: Final Res...

Lowe/Cupp On Top After Second Round of the NYS Women's Am & Mid-Am

July 13, 2017

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. -- Alix Lowe, of Colonial Springs Golf Club, matched par during the second round of the 88th NYS Women’s Amateur Championship and holds a 2-stroke lead over the field headed in...

Former NYS Girls' Champion Alexis Hios & Julie Murphy Leading After Opening Round

July 12, 2017

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. -- Alexis Hios of Westchester Country Club leads the field by two strokes with a 4-under 68 after today’s opening round of the 88th NYS Women’s Amateur Championship. ...

Griffin Qualifies For His Second Consecutive US Amateur

July 11, 2017

HAMILTON, N.Y. -- Arthur Griffin has certainly been on top of his game these past few months. The twenty-one-year-old from Lake Placid has now qualified for both a U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier and U....

Preview: NYS Women's Amateur & Mid-Amateur Championships

July 11, 2017

LOUDONVILLE, NY -- New York State’s top amateur women golfers will face off this week at Schuyler Meadows Club in Loudonville, N.Y. for the 88th NYS Women’s Amateur & 9th Mid-Amateur C...

Gianniny wins International Junior Masters in Buffalo

July 05, 2017

EAST AURORA, N.Y. -- Rochester’s Danny Gianniny chipped in on the final two holes of match play to win the 2017 International Junior Masters (IJM) in dramatic fashion at East Aurora Country Club...

Origins of the Schenectady Putter

June 30, 2017

At the turn of the twentieth century, A.F. Knight, the top player at Mohawk Golf Club in Schenectady, NY, identified that his putting was rather inconsistent. This was not because of his stroke o...

Final Wave of Amateur Series Tournaments Now Open!

June 28, 2017

The final eight NYSGA Amateur Series tournaments of the 2017 season are now open for registration. The third wave includes some excellent New York designs including Bellevue Country Club, Binghamton...

US Open & the Tournament's Rich New York History

June 14, 2017

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The 117th United States Open Championship at Erin Hills, Wisconsin begins today and the longstanding major pro-am tournament is rich in history, drama, and deeply rooted in New...

Derek Bard Wins Prestigious Monroe Invitational

June 13, 2017

PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Derek Bard’s impressive up-and-down on the final hole at Monroe Golf Club earned him the prestigious Monroe Invitational Championship title by one stroke on Saturday.  R...

NYSGA Welcomes Junior Golf Hub as Official Partner

June 07, 2017

SYRACUSE, NY -- The New York State Golf Association has teamed up with Junior Golf Hub; an online community for junior athletes on the rise and college coaches seeking top talent, to further extend ju...

2016 Women's Am Champ to Play in Symetra Tour Stop in Albany this Weekend

June 01, 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Last year’s New York State Women’s Amateur champion, Bailey Cocca will be playing in the Fuccillo Kia Classic of NY this weekend, a Symetra Tour stop at Capital Hills...

Changes in NYS Junior Amateur Brings More Opportunity

May 31, 2017

SYRACUSE, N.Y. --  The school year is ending soon and junior golfers will begin setting their sights towards local and state amateur competitions to continue developing their skills throughout th...

Four "Ballers" From NY to Compete at Pinehurst this Weekend

May 26, 2017

PINEHURST, N.C. --  Four “ballers” from New York will be competing in 2017 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship this weekend including Jim Gifford (Mohawk GC), his partner Chad Stoffer...

Dan Russo Qualifies for 2017 U.S. Senior Open

May 25, 2017

LARCHMONT, N.Y. -- New York amateur golfer Dan Russo has qualified for the 2017 U.S. Senior Open after earning the second of four sectional qualifying spots on Wednesday at Bonnie Briar Country Club i...

Three New York Natives to Compete in NCAA's This Weekend

May 25, 2017

SUGAR GROVE, ILL. -- Three collegiate golfers from upstate New York will be among the 154-player, 30-team field in this year’s NCAA Division 1 Championship in Sugar Grove, Illinois. Pittsford na...

Clark/Wolniewicz and Webb/Branham win Four-Ball Championship titles at Leatherstocking

May 22, 2017

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- The 2017 NYS Men's Amateur & Senior Amateur Four-Ball Championships, a two-man, better-ball team competition hosted at Cooperstown's Leatherstocking Golf Course, ended once ag...

Tee & Misiti hold two-stroke lead in opening round of NYS Men's Four-Ball

May 21, 2017

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- James Tee & Alex Misiti collaborated on an impressive 7-under 65 to hold a two-stroke lead over the field after the first round of the 2017 NYS Men’s Amateur Four-Ball C...

Sixteen Advance Out of New York in Local U.S. Open Qualifiers

May 18, 2017

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- This week, U.S. Open local qualifying was conducted at three different sites in New York including Rochester’s Oak Hill Country Club, Long Island’s Northshore Countr...

Bethpage Black to Host the 95th N.Y.S Men's Amateur Championship

May 08, 2017

SYRACUSE, N.Y. --  For the first time in fifty years, the New York State Men’s Amateur Championship is headed back to Long Island. The world-renowned Bethpage State Park Black Course will h...

Second Wave of Amateur Series Tournaments Now Open

April 28, 2017

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Registration is now open for the second wave of the popular Amateur Series tournaments, held at premier member clubs around New York State from the beginning of May through the...

NYSGA Welcomes New Director of Marketing & Partnerships

April 18, 2017

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The New York State Golf Association (NYSGA) is pleased to announce that Dan Thompson has joined the association as the Director of Marketing & Partnerships, effective immediately...

Dominic Bozzelli Finishes Third at PGA Tour's Valspar Championship

March 13, 2017

PGA Tour rookie and Rochester native Dominic Bozzelli added another top-five finish this season with a third-place finish at the 2017 Valspar Championship. His 12 under-par total put him just two stro...

Derek Bard Captures Third Collegiate Title at Cleveland Palmetto

March 07, 2017

Derek Bard, the New Hartford native and senior at the University of Virginia, captured his third career collegiate victor as the third ranked Virgina men’s golf team finished runners-up to Clems...

Registration Now Open for 2018 Drive Chip & Putt Championship

February 09, 2017

Registration for the 2018 Drive Chip & Putt Championship is open with twelve local qualifying sites available throughout New York State (see below). It is free to compete in this competition, whic...

2017 NYSGA Amateur Series Schedule Released

February 09, 2017

NYSGA tournament registration will open Wednesday, February 15th at 9:00AM. Along with the full championship schedule, highlighted by the NYS Men’s Amateur hosted by Bethpage Black, the 201...

Syracuse's Dan McCarthy takes aim at the Web.com Tour

February 01, 2017

After a record setting 2016 on the Mackenzie Tour, Syracuse native Dan McCarthy is off to strong start in his first fully-exempt year on the Web.com Tour. Through the first two events of 2017, McCarth...