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 log onto http://www.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 https://www.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 https://www.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)

TTSG EPISODE 002 – DUNWOODIE G. C. & TODD BORDONARO

In this week’s episode I catch up with Todd Bordonaro. Todd is the director of instruction at Dunwoodie Golf Course in Yonkers. Among the topics we discuss:
– what it means to play a “county” course
– Todd’s involvement in the “First Tee” program
– his humble introduction to the game
– Todd’s insights regarding golf fitness.

Links mentioned in this episode:

– http://www.toddbordonaro.com/index.html
– http://sacredhearths.org/golf-outing-2017

also:
– http://golf.westchestergov.com/dunwoodie-golf-course-
– for more information on the “Quinn For The Win” Golf Outing you can e-mail PatrickLiam320@gmail.com

TTSG EPISODE 001 – LBCRS GOLF OUTING AT LIDO

In Episode 001 I find out what goes into coordinating a typical golf outing.

I catch up with Rich Hamablet of Lido Golf Club(lidogolf.org)
and Terri Bohm the coordinator for the Long Beach Catholic Regional School annual golf outing(lbcrs.org.).

For a guide to how to coordinate a golf outing you can log onto(southernhillsgolfcourse.com).

Other links mentioned in this podcast:
– mgagolf.org
– njsga.org
– csgalinks.org