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MGA Wins Carey Cup at Bethpage; First Victory Since 1996

Britton, Brigham Share Lead at MGA Senior Open

WEST ORANGE, N.J. (October 17, 2011) – On a cool and windy autumn day at Crestmont Country Club in West Orange, N.J., the Met Area’s top professionals and amateurs over the age of 50 collected to compete for the 15th MGA Senior Open Championship. With six former champions highlighting the field of 128, 2006 winner Bill Britton of Trump National-Colts Neck holds a share of the first-round lead with Don Brigham of Battleground after both players carded 4-under-par 68.

First Tee of Essex County Unveils New Learning Center

NEWARK, N.J. (October 13, 2011) – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced Tuesday the unveiling of plans for the development of a 1,600-plus square foot Junior Golf Learning Center at Essex County Weequahic Park Golf Course, allowing the First Tee of Essex County to provide year-round instruction.

First Tee Gala a Huge Success

Former President Bill Clinton (right) was the keynote speaker at The First Tee of Metropolitan New York’s 10th Anniversary Gala, featuring auction items in support of junior golf.

Handley Handles Pressure to Win First MGA Title

Handley Holds Early Lead at MGA Mid-Am

WEST ORANGE, N.J. (September 27, 2011) - Niall Handley of Essex Fells Country Club got off to a strong start in the first round of the 5th MGA Mid-Amateur Championship at Essex County Country Club in West Orange, N.J. The championship is an invitational consisting of the best 35-and-older players from across the Met Area, and Handley has a strong record in the event, with a runner-up and T-9 finish the last two years.

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