September 2016

MGA/WMGA French-American Team Announced

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (September 27, 2016) – The French-American Challenge Matches return to home soil October 18 and 19 when the MGA/WMGA welcomes competitors from the Ligue de Golf de Paris to The Stanwich Club in Greenwich, Conn., for the 18th edition of the biennial competition.

Locals conclude play in USGA's Men's State Team Championship

UPDATED (September 31, 2016 - 4:00 p.m.) - MGA eClub - Westchester/Fairfield member Chet Hrostek led Connecticut on the final day at the Men's State Team Championship at Country Club of Birmingham in Birmingham, Ala., but Michigan surged to capture top honors. Related: Scoring

Arnold Palmer: 1929-2016

Participants from The First Tee of Metropolitan New York had the great privilege of meeting Arnold Palmer at a MetLife/MGA Foundation Youth Clinic in 2008. ELMSFORD, N.Y. (September 26, 2016) - The game of golf lost not only one of its greatest champions but also one of its greatest ambassadors with the passing of Arnold Palmer on Sunday evening (Sept. 27) at the age of 87.

Pilossoph claims long-awaited MGA title at Senior Masters

TUXEDO PARK, N.Y. (September 22, 2016) – A hot start proved to be key for David Pilossoph of Bronx River Golf Club, as two early birdies fueled his run to the 5th MGA Senior Masters Tournament title on Thursday afternoon at Tuxedo Club.

5th MGA Senior Masters Tournament heads to Tuxedo Club

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (September 21, 2016) – In its fifth playing, the MGA Senior Masters Tournament will welcome 70 amateurs aged 65 and over to compete for the title, Thursday, September 22 at Tuxedo Club in Tuxedo Park, N.Y. Related: Pairings

Area players compete at U.S. Senior Am & U.S. Senior Women's Am

UPDATE (September 20, 2016 - 3:00 p.m.) - After advancing to the Round of 32 at their respective U.S. Senior Amateur (Old Warson CC, St. Louis, Mo.) and U.S. Senior Women's Amateur (Wellesley CC, Wellesley, Mass.) championships, Adam Kugler and Sherry Herman's runs came to an end on Tuesday.

Remarkable comeback earns Hagestad U.S. Mid-Am

ELVERSON, Pa. (September 15, 2016) - Four down with five holes to play, Stewart Hagestad authored a comeback in the 36-hole final of the 36th U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship that will be remembered for years to come. Birdies fell at Nos.

Q&A with David Pastore following his PGA TOUR Canada win

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (September 15, 2016) - Five-time MGA champion and 2014 MGA Player of the Year David Pastore of Greenwich, Conn., broke through with his first professional win recently, claiming the PGA TOUR Canada - Mackenzie Tour's Niagara Championship.

Jay Mottola to step down as MGA Executive Director

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (August 19, 2016) – The Metropolitan Golf Association (MGA) has announced today that Jay Mottola will be stepping down as the Executive Director of the Association at the end of the 2016 calendar year. Mottola has acted in this position for the past 34 years, leading the Association and its charitable MGA Foundation and helping to establish the MGA as a leader among regional and national golf organizations.