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Announcement soon on new golf course owners

Ed Townsend
Posted 5/6/22

The Sullivan County Golf World in 2022 is rapidly changing as there will soon be two new major golf course owners announced in the next future.

The Sullivan County Democrat will soon announce the …

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Announcement soon on new golf course owners


The Sullivan County Golf World in 2022 is rapidly changing as there will soon be two new major golf course owners announced in the next future.

The Sullivan County Democrat will soon announce the new owners with full details when the official transactions are completed.

Geoff Walsh Named Director of Golf

PGA Professional Geoff Walsh at the Town of Fallsburg Tarry Brae Golf Course has now been appointed the Director of Golf for the Town of Fallsburg golf courses which includes Tarry Brae and Lochmor.

Geoff was first appointed as the golf professional at Tarry Brae in February of 2019.

He is a graduate of Springfield College.

Woods Looks Like He is preparing for PGA

Tiger Woods looks like he is preparing for the PGA Championship in May because last week his private airline arrived in Tulsa, Oklahoma airport where he played a practice round at Southern Hills Country Club, the site of the PGA event.

The visit to Tulsa was a pit stop en route to Las Vegas, where Woods hosted Tiger Jam, his annual charity fundraiser for the Tiger Woods Foundation.

Perhaps, as some thought, Woods’ return indicated he plans to play at the PGA Championship later this month.

Golf Tip   By Robert Menges

Well it was raining earlier this week so we will have to see if it had any effect on the start of many local golf leagues.

As much as we would like to avoid rain, some moisture is going to fall on us while we are enjoying a tour of the golf course.

Additional advice for playing in the rain is important because the rain is full of distractions. It can become a distinct advantage for players with powers of conception stronger than their physical abilities.

With the assumption that you at least have your rain suit handy, here are a few extra arrows for your wet quiver.

Have you tried Latex gloves? Rubber on rubber doesn’t slip. Pulling them out at just the right time can be fun too. I like the yellow-colored ones the best. Naturally, it takes a plop, but you can do it. The “rain gloves” made by several manufacturers are another option if you lack some chutzpah.

Wear your contact lenses, if you have them. It’s tough to hit the ball when you are seeing three of them because of the raindrops on your glasses.

Bring several towels. They’ll come in handy for a variety of reasons.

Bring several hats, golfers can’t hack the drips.

Re-read the casual water rule.

Always dry your ball and your putter blade before making the stroke.

Remember shots out of the wet sand always go farther.

Bring a baggie for your scorecard. It’s nice to show your opponent how badly you “out mudded” them once you return to the 19th hole.

Robert Menges is the head golf professional at the Swan Lake Golf & Country Club, Mt. Hope Road, Swan Lake. Call to see if he is available for private lessons and if you have a question or subject you would like covered, he can be reached at 845-292-0323 or 845-866-5567 or via email at bobmenges22@gmail.com

Jake Classic August 20 at Tennanah Lake

The 18th annual Jake Classic 2022 Golf Outing will be held Saturday, August 20 at the Tennanah Lake Golf & Tennis Club.

The event is sponsored by the Sullivan County Probation Officers’ Association and all proceeds benefit the Jacob E. Gunther III Criminal Justice Scholarship Fund which will be awarded to a legislature district senior pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice.

For additional information call 845-796-6480 or email todeyodo@yahoo.com

Tourney Benefits New Hope Community

The New Hope Community 12th annual Wallace Berkowitz Cup, presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield will be held Monday, May 16 at the West Hills Country Club, 121 Golf Links Road, Middletown.

This event benefits the lives of residents within the New Hope Community.

For further information call 845-468-5223.

Sullivan County Golf Leagues

Sullivan County Golf leagues are starting.

At the Swan Lake Golf & Country Club, the Tuesday Men’s league is full. The Wednesday Night Men’s league meeting is May 18 at 4:30 p.m. and the league is looking for teams. Thursday is Ladies Fun league. Monday and Friday morning is Morning Choose Up, anyone can show up and play.

At Tarry Brae, the Tuesday Sullivan Golf league is full, the Wednesday Men’s Golf league plays this day and on Thursday the Sullivan County Men’s Travel league plays.

At Lochmor, the course plays host to the Monday Men’s league, the Tuesday Night Men’s league and Thursday, the Lochmor Ladies Golf Association plays.

The Sullivan County Men’s Thursday Travel league is scheduled to start on May 5 depending on the weather. League manager Chuck Husson III noted that the league will play this year at Lochmor, Tarry Brae, Villa Roma and Tennanah Lake golf courses.

At the Twin Village Golf Club, the Monday Men’s league plays and the Tuesday Ladies league will soon start.

The Tennanah Lake Thursday Men’s league was scheduled to start Thursday, May 5.

The Liberty Sullivan County Golf & Country Club announced leagues. On Monday Night, the Monday Men’s league will start next Monday, the Wednesday Men’s league starts next Wednesday, there is no set date for the Tuesday Ladies league and no set date for the Friday Mixed Couples league. Additional information may be obtained at golf@westernsullivan.com.


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