Winning a club championship is a great accomplishment.
Never easy, it's the result of hard work and a little luck.
Some clubs have a stroke play competition, others match play. There are divisions, such as women's, men's and seniors. There are flights, based upon handicap. And there is intense competition.
Here's an overview of winners around the county:
Bensalem: Ryan Pfeifer (Men), Naz Gagliardi (Senior), Nancy Tomlinson (Women).
Bucks Club: Will Verrill (Men), Mike Finley (Senior), Nancy TUcker (Women).
Doylestown: Rick James (Men's), Dave Smith (Senor), Chrissy Palmeri (Women).
Five Ponds: Brian Rothaus (Men), Brian Rothaus (Senior).
Jericho National: Griffin Smith (Men), Mike Cavanaugh (Senior).
Lookaway: Mark Hutchinson (Men), Mark Hutchinson (Senior), Martha Robinson (Women).
Makefield Highlands: Daniel Charen (Men), Brian McDonnell (Senior).
Middletown: Greg Bumgardner (Men), Bill Walker, Sr. (Senior).
Northampton Valley: John Giordano (Men), Jerry Powell (Senior)
Spring Mill: Bryan Keeling (Men), Mark Smith (Women), Kathleen O'Dell (Women)
Yardley: Greg Buliga (Men), Greg Buliga (Senior), Jackie Rogowicz (Women).
Congratulations to the participants at all the clubs.
There are a multitude of reasons for wearing a golf glove.
Of course the most important reason is to facilitate a better grip on the golf club, so that it does not slip or move in one's hand while swinging at the ball. That ball as most golfers know, has a mind of its own and can find its way to all kinds of unwanted locations. Suffice it to say, a golf glove minimizes slippage that can cause wayward shots.
At the PGA Merchandise Show a conversation with representatives of the Pocketec Inc. turned to golf gloves and innovation in its new Copper Tech glove. Yes, copper is infused into the golf glove and that allows for numerous benefits for the golfer.
"Yes it starts as a golf glove, but that is a start. We use high grade copper fabrics to infuse our products with the support and healing properties of copper," explained Lloyd Cohn, President of Pocketec, Inc. "Our patented design gives the golfer a true custom fit with the power of compression for better blood circulation."
The company believes their design helps soothe muscle discomfort and joint pain while reducing the recovery time from pain in one's hands. Plus, there is the performance improvement of having a well-fitted glove to support a firm grip of the golf club.
Available in men's and women's right and left hand, the copper infused technology helps support the soothing of arthritic hands, that pain which comes after several days of playing golf in succession. It's form fitting comfort is not only built with non-slip technology, but the way it fits the hand supports improve circulation and oxygenation of working muscles and joints.
Of most importance, the glove provides support for muscle stiffness, soreness and pain, and helps reduce recovery time of muscles.
Plus, the glove is built to last.
Complete details can be found at www.coppertechglove.com.
Great news for Delaware Valley professional golf fans. The ShopRite LPGA event, which brings to the area the top female professional golfers in the world, has secured financial stability with a new deal with Acer.
The ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer see the computer company acting as title sponsor for at least three more years. Acer has been a major sponsor of the event, and the new deal will keep that partnering intact.
Tournament Director Leela Narang loves that partnership, especially because it continues Acer's involvement in the event, held annually at the Stockton Seaview Resort in Galloway Township.
"Acer has been an important partner and we could not be more pleased the company will continue to help us bring world-class sports to South Jersey and the Delaware Valley," said Narang. "Our event makes a huge economic and charitable impact on the region as Acer, ShopRite and more than 400 other companies support the event."
In-Kyung Kim is expected to defend the crown she won last summer over Seaview's historic Bay Course, a Donald Ross design. The event annually attracts the top LPGA professionals, and recently two-time champion Anna Nordqvist remarked she never wants to miss the event, which will be played June 8-10.