July 2015

Angelillo Leads Met Amateur On-Site Qualifying

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (July 30, 2015) – On-site qualifying for match play is halfway finished for the Met Amateur, following the completion of the morning round on Baltusrol’s Upper Course. Six players carded under-par rounds in the morning, led by Gregg Angelillo’s 3-under 68.

GOLFWORKS Intern Joshua in Full Force at Baltusrol

Springfield, N.J. (July 30, 2015) - Joshua Skillern, second year GOLFWORKS intern and rising senior at Technology High School in Newark, is in the midst of working his second summer at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, NJ.

Diforio Claims First MGA Victory at 13th Carter Cup

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (July 29, 2015) – Bobby Diforio, Jr. posted even-par rounds on both the Upper and Lower Courses at Baltusrol on Wednesday to secure his first-career MGA title at the 13th Carter Cup. The White Plains, N.Y., native’s 143 total earned him a one-stroke victory over Connor Daly of Bronxville, N.Y.

Diforio Leads Packed Leaderboard at 13th Carter Cup

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (July 29, 2015) – Eighteen players are within three shots of the lead at the 13th Carter Cup, as the morning round on Baltusrol’s Upper Course is complete. Bobby Diforio of White Plains, N.Y., leads the field by one shot following an even-par round of 71. The area’s top juniors are now in action on the Lower Course to conclude the 36-hole championship.

Met Area's Amateur Talent Takes on Baltusrol

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (July 28, 2015) – The MGA’s oldest championship heads to Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J., on July 30 – August 2 when 67 of the Met Area’s finest will compete in the 113th Met Amateur Championship.

The MGA Mourns the Passing Joseph C. Cantwell

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (July 28, 2015) The Metropolitan Golf Association is deeply saddened to report the passing of its 53rd President, Joseph C. Cantwell.  Joe passed away on Sunday, July 26th, at age 85, after a lengthy illness.

Kids Enjoy Annual MGA/MetLife USGA Youth Clinic

FAR HILLS, N.J. (July 24, 2015) – A spirited group of more than 35 young golfers took part in the summer's second MGA/MetLife Youth Clinic, hosted by the USGA at their headquarters in Far Hills, N.J. on Wednesday. Groups from The First Tee of Metropolitan New York’s Plainfield West and Essex County facilities were in attendance and able to enjoy the day’s events.

Top Players Ready to Take on Baltusrol in Carter Cup

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (July 23, 2015) – The 13th Carter Cup returns to Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J., on Wednesday, August 29 when a full field of the best juniors in the Met Area will take on Baltusrol’s challenging Upper and Lower Courses. Related: Pairings and Starting Times

Met Open Qualifying Concludes at Hackensack

ORADELL, N.J. (July 23, 2015) – Today concluded the final sectional qualifying for the Met Open at Hackensack Golf Club in Oradell, N.J., where 16 players qualified for this year’s 100th Met Open Championship. At the start of the day, a group of 150 competitors competed for 13 qualifying spots plus ties.

18 Players Qualify at Port Jefferson for Met Open

PORT JEFFERSON, N.Y. (July 22, 2015) – A total of 18 players qualified at Port Jefferson Country Club in Port Jefferson, N.Y. for the 100th Met Open Championship from a starting field of 141. Related: Full Results | Road to Winged Foot