LICSF and LIGA Hold Joint Annual Meeting
GLEN HEAD, N.Y. (NOVEMBER 29, 2018) – Nearly 100 people were in attendance as the Long Island Golf Association and Long Island Caddie Scholarship Fund held their joint annual meeting at Glen Head Country Club, Thursday.
The night started with a summary of the LICSF’s record-breaking year, highlighted by the largest scholar recipient class in the Fund’s 56-year history. The LICSF gave out $287,000 in scholarship aid to 120 scholars for the 2018-19 academic year. A large part of this funding came from the success of two golf marathons, in which five teams raised a total $61,000 and played 618 holes.
The LICSF also announced the dates and locations of 2019’s Long Island Golf Classic. Unique to 2019, there will be two Long Island Golf Classics as the 2018 Golf Classic was postponed due to inclement weather. The first Golf Classic will take place at Piping Rock Club on May 14 while the second will take place later in the summer at Sands Point Golf Club on August 12.
Lastly, Fresh Meadow Country Club was recognized and awarded for the being the top contributing club during the 2018 season.
The night transitioned to a recap of the LIGA’s 2018 tournament season, as a video highlighting the year’s champions, including the victorious LIGA Stoddard Trophy team, played for those in attendance. Two players were also recognized for their outstanding tournament performances: Jay Sessa of Cherry Valley was awarded the Senior Player of the Year while Darin Goldstein of Deepdale received the Player of the Year.
In closing, the night ended with a transition of officers on the LIGA Executive Committee. Martin Winkleman of Glen Head finished his two-year term as President and passed the role on to incoming President George Gatta of Southward Ho. There was also a new addition to the officers, as Jay Sessa of Cherry Valley assumes the role of Secretary