Below please find individual links to each story published in Met Golfer EXTRA. For the full issue, click the cover pages to the right.
- Column: Welcome to the premiere issue of Met Golfer EXTRA (Greg Midland)
- Five Things: New President Jeff Holzschuh brings a wealth of experience to the MGA
- Beyond the Met: Which colleges and universities are the area's best juniors headed to?
- Culture: The Westchester County resident whose book, "Gangster Squad," is about to be a feature film
- Players: Harrison Shih of Saddle River, N.J., is one of the rising stars in MGA championships circles
- Rules: Brian Mahoney explains how a player can take relief, or not, from a sandy cart path (Brian Mahoney)
- Instruction: Darrell Kestner reveals the putting tip he gave Nick Watney before last year's Barclays (Darrel Kestner & Dave Allen)
- Equipment: Get a peek at TaylorMade's newest adjustable driver, the R1 (Scott Kramer)
- Travel: 54 Holes in... San Diego (Evan Rothman)
- Parting Shot: The Met Area was well represented at the PGA Tour's season-opening event
- Column: A valentine to golf and why it captures our hearts (Greg Midland)
- Five Things: NBC Sports President Gary Zenkel talks golf, programming, and the move to Stamford (Jeff Day)
- Issues: The USGA introduces a strategy to make pace of play a top priority in 2013
- People: Top instructor Michael Hebron is headed to the PGA Golf Professionals Hall of Fame
- Players: Several local pros are piling up wins on a South Florida mini-tour
- Rules: Not sure if a ball is yours? Avoid a penalty using these three steps (Brian Mahoney)
- Instruction: Michael Breed details a common mistake amateurs make at address, and how to fix it (Michael Breed)
- Equipment: Check out these two hot products from the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show (Scott Kramer)
- Travel: 54 Holes on... Hilton Head Island, a Lowcountry golf oasis
- Parting Shot: Mike Miller is back in Europe, competing in two prominent championships
- Column: Get your notebooks ready for the MGA's Spring Education Series (Greg Midland)
- Culture: Charles McGill has channeled his passion for golf into creating distinctive pieces of art (A.J. Voelpel)
- Five Things: Head coach Steve Pikiell has the Stony Brook men's basketball team eyeing March Madness (A.J. Voelpel)
- Rising Star: New Jersey's Alex Edfort took his game to a new level while attending college in California (A.J. Voelpel)
- Statistics: The National Golf Foundation reports that 26 million more rounds of golf were played in 2012 (Greg Midland)
- Rules: Should you get your feet wet? What to do when a ball is in a water hazard but you still think you can hit it (Brian Mahoney)
- Instruction: Brian Dobbie of Montclair Golf Club offers setup keys to hitting more precise wedge shots (Brian Dobbie)
- Technology: The SwingTipp app gives golfers instant feedback and corrections (Scott Kramer)
- Travel: 54 Holes in... West Palm Beach, Florida's golf capital (Evan Rothman)
- Parting Shot: Met Area legend Johnny Farrell won the 1927 Met Open at Wykagyl, the site of this year's Ike
- Column: With the first signs of spring, its hard not to get carried away with high hopes of a career year. (A.J. Voelpel)
- History: The seeds for Augusta National were planted at one Met Area club. (A.J. Voelpel)
- Players: Two MGA champions reflect on their fondest memories of playing in the Masters. (A.J. Voelpel)
- Rules: Embedded golf balls are always an issue in April. See if you're entitled to relief. (Brian R. Mahoney)
- Instruction: Brooklawn's Brad Worthington says a strong right hand will lead to soft, high shots around the green. (Brad Worthington)
- Equipment: The Odyssey's new Tank putter allows golfers to stabilize the arms without anchoring. (Scott Kramer)
- Travel: 54 Holes in... Northeast Florida, the state's "First Coast of Golf." (Evan Rothman)
- Championships: Meet the talented MGA team that will take on the GUI in the 11th Carey Cup matches.
- Parting Shot: Longtime head pro Rick Vershure is entering his last final year at the helm of Quaker Ridge.
- Column: The MGA championship season is underway, but can it provide the same thrills
- that 2012 produced? (A.J. Voelpel)
- Instruction: New Jersey pro Jason Barry shares a chipping tip that will have you saving more pars. (Jason Barry)
- Clubs: Willow Ridge Country Club's lease burning party was the start of a new era. (Helen Stock)
- Players: Reigning Met Amateur champ Ryan McCormick is hoping for an encore in 2013. (A.J. Voelpel)
- Foundation: The MGA's annual Day of Golf at Quaker Ridge raised big bucks for their GOLFWORKS program. (Jeff Day)
- Competition: Late day heroics propelled the MGA to their first ever Carey Cup victory on Irish soil.
- Rules: Don't be left stranded. Here's how to proceed in a "dangerous situation." (Brian R. Mahoney)
- Agronomy: Many superintendents are documenting their daily golf course activity via online blog posts. (A.J. Voelpel)
- Travel: 54 holes of Golf in... Dallas/Fort Worth. Home to the world's only NFL-themed club. (Robert Rodriguez)
- Equipment: The latest trend: players carrying grips that cover every color of the rainbow. (Scott Kramer)
- Parting Shot: The road to the U.S. Open goes through the Met Area this month.
- Column: The Met Area has a knack for producing great major championship moments.
- Winning: Annie Park's domination of the college game was startling. Sebonack could be her next stage
- Historical: The Ike Championship has been making headlines, literally, since 1953
- 5 Things: Fox Business Network's Gerri Williams would rather be golfing
- Rules: Swimmies? Nope. Learn how to proceed with casual water
- Clubs: Wheatley Hills is ringing in 100 years of rich history
- Gear: New summer shirt advancements allow you to beat the heat and stay dry
- Travel: 54 Holes in....Philadelphia, where awesome courses are as common as cheesesteaks
- Competitions: Dramatic Finishes capped off "Golf's Longest Day"
Parting Shot: Winged Foot pays tribute to U.S. Armed Forces on Memorial Day Weekend
- Met Moments: Saint Andrew’s was so excited about turning 125, they celebrated for a week straight.
- Column: Editor A.J. Voelpel has a confession to make; one some of you should be making too.
- 5 Things: The idea for Back9Network was derived while CEO Jamie Bosworth was caddying in the Met Area.
- Instruction: Ridgewood assistant Michael Harger has three greenside bunker “Death Moves” to avoid.
- Legends: Some wonder if Bedford Golf & Tennis Club’s Benny Langworth was there before the property.
- Gear: Stylish headcovers are among the long list of trendy and customizable golf gear.
- Rules: Don’t let your round go down the drain; get relief from an immovable obstruction.
- Winning: The Lexus U.S. Open Sweepstakes winners got to meet Natalie Gulbis and a whole lot more.
- Travel: 54 Holes in…Omaha, where Middle America offers up top-notch golf courses.
- Parting Shot: Top 100 Teacher David Glenz kept busy last month. But he wasn’t playing or teaching…
- Met Moments: Jason Dufner was on top of the world (literally) after his PGA victory.
- Column: This season's crop of talented juniors has overwhelmed the editor.
- Caption This: MGA personnel and players were made famous by a front page photo.
- Instruction: Grab a mirror for this ball-striking drill with Stanwich's Sara Dickson.
- Rules Video: Don't scrape your your new irons; take relief from the cart path.
- Social: We asked what your golf-related pet peeves were, and many of you responded...
- Gear: Callaway's Mack Daddy wedges helped Lefty win a few big events this summer.
- Agronomy: Matt Ceplo explains how drastic summer weather affects our golf courses.
- Travel: 54 Holes in...Atlantic City, where you can cash in outside of the casinos.
- Parting Shot: Live scoring at MGA championships has become the norm, thanks to these folks...
- Beyond the Met: See where the area's top players are beginning their college careers.
- Column: It took the editor 28 years, but he finally made the pilgrimage to one of golf's greatest places.
- Entertainment: USA Network's hit series "Royal Pains" filmed their season finale at this scenic New York club...
- Rising Star: Greenwich, Conn.'s Theo Humphrey went on a late-summer record tear.
- Foundation: Go inside GOLFWORKS with J.D. Barnett, who spent the summer interning at Century.
- Rules Video: Do you get relief from an immovable obstruction that's in your line of sight?
- Championships: The heavy hitters were out in full force at the Met Open.
- Gear: These new and improved irons could give your game the boost it deserves.
- Travel: 54 Holes at...Turning Stone, where an Upstate New York golf getaway awaits.
- Parting Shot: George Zahringer III's latest accomplishment could be his best ever.
- Famous Faces: Three of them were on hand in the Bronx to announce some good news.
- Star Power: She didn’t score a touchdown, but she sure garnered overwhelming applause during a USC football game.
- Instruction: Having putting woes? The Apawamis Club’s James Ondo can help.
- Players: This longtime New Jersey pro won a trifecta of Garden State titles this season.
- Gear: Go easy on your back and glide around the course with one of these over your shoulder.
- Met Moments: Bells were ringing in the Big Apple for a few Web.com Tour grads.
- Rules: Always be aware of local rules… they could save you shots (and nicks on your new irons).
- Foundation: A couple of First Tee players got the experience of a lifetime out on the West Coast.
- Travel: 54 Holes in…Williamsburg, Va., where they consider mashie niblicks new clubs.
- Parting Shot: A Ryder Cup in the Met Area? It’s about time!
- Big Picture: Halloween costumes on the golf course? Halloween costumes on the golf course!
- Next Level: School colors were out in full force during national signing week.
- Met Moments: One of the biggest names in golf is the recipient of the MGA's top award.
- Instruction: Not getting enough out of those long irons? Let Garden City's Bob Rittberger help.
- Star Power: It was only a matter of time until Max Buckley made his mark on the Met Area.
- Clubs: It took 30 years, but this fun group of guys finally took home their club championship.
- Gear: Dunning Golf and Zero Restriction have your back (literally) for those chilly and wet rounds.
- Travel: 54 Holes in... Puerto Rico, where the stunning landscapes instantly erase bogeys from the mind.
- Parting Shot: How much of an issue is slow play? Enough for the USGA to hold a symposium to address it.
- Big Picture: Take a bow, Mr. Nantz and Mr. Buckley. Your praise is much deserved.
- Column: According to the editor, five championship moments in 2013 stood above all others
Winning: Already with several local titles, this 16-year-old phenom added a
national trophy to his mantle.
- Gear: Our gift ideas are perfect for all golfers in your family. (If not, we know a good coal guy.)
- Traditions: It was an anniversary year for a highly underrated Met Area competition.
- Clubs: GlenArbor's clubhouse is currently on display inside GlenArbor's clubhouse.
- Video: Canoe Brook's method of documenting course changes is pretty awesome.
- Travel: 54 Holes in... Maui, where they keep towels and umbrella drinks in the bunkers.
- Parting Shot: We pay tribute to the late Joe Valentine, a dedicated family man and MGA photographer.
- Beyond the Met: Golf, law and...opera? This Irish lad is a jack of all trades.
- Big Picture: These greens were running so fast they actually stumped the stimpmeter.
- Five Things: One of golf's most respected superintendents shares his secrets for success.
- Column: We're celebrating EXTRA's first birthday, and we couldn't be more proud.
- Gear: Here's the lowdown on can't miss, game improving shoes for the new season.
- Player's: Q&A with former MET Area star and LPGA rookie Megan Grehan.
- Travel: 54 Holes in...Cabo, where birdies result in celebratory tequila shots!
- Parting Shot: It wasn't long ago that these tour pros were clashing for MGA supremacy.
- Big Picture: One of Columbia Men's Golf programs biggest championships of the year takes place indoors.
Winning: Accomplished MET Area youngster Clancy Waugh joined Arnold Palmer and
Curtis Strange on this elite list.
- Gear: Lots of products impressed at this years PGA show, but these took the cake.
- Beyond the Met: Who knew you could earn $10,000 just by breaking some glass...
- Video: Still contemplating custom clubs? Fitting specialist Kirk Oguri helps explain the process and benefits.
- 5 Things: This New Jersey native is becoming one of the biggest names in Women's golf fashion.
- Travel: 54 Holes in Scottsdale...where cacti and jumping chollas compete for wayward tee shots.
- Parting Shot: Some of the scenes in this Oscar-nominated blockbuster were filmed at this MET Area Club.
- Column: It's not only March Marchness on the hardwood, but at Golf Central as well.
Big Picture: A driving range in the middle of Times Square? A driving range in the
middle of Times Square.
- Instruction: Before you start your putting stroke, set up for consistency with the three tips.
- Clubs: Big time celebrities once graced the stage at this Northern Westchester country club.
- Tour Report: Bobby Heins was seen working with this most famous pupil down in Florida.
- Gear: Stay dry (and stylish) this spring with these alluring rain jackets.
- Members Only: Yes they do exist...MGA competitions everyone can compete in.
- Travel: 54 Holes in... South West Ireland, where dazzling courses are almost as common as pints of Guinness.
- Parting Shot: Maintenance staffs hope to finally trade in their snow blowers for lawn mowers.
Big Picture: Westchester Country Club chefs whipped up some delectables for the Met Club Foundation
Legends: Late golf journalist Red Hoffman gave so much to the Met Area.
So these folks have been giving back.
Young Guns: This 13-year-old was playing around on Augusta National's 18th
green and getting away with it.
- Entertainment: A Hall of Fame drummer who doubles as a caddie? Yes sir.
5 Things: Popular Met pro Jim McGovern could recall just about everything
from his first trip to the Masters
Foundation: It was another successful 19th Hole on the Park fundraiser for
The First Tee's Young Benefactors.
- Gear: Oversized putting grips are golfs new epidemic. But that's not a bad thing.
Players: He's been on top of the MGA since a young teen.
Now Cameron Wilson is ruling the college game.
- Met Moments: Not many people know that long time PGA Tour caddie Joe LaCava is just a local guy.
- Travel: 54 Holes On...Hilton Head Island, where a one-way ticket would do just fine.
- Parting Shot: The MGA had a very special guest at their Media Day. You may have heard of him...
- Big Picture: Could Andrew Svoboda's big finish at the Zurich Classic be just the beginning of a breakthrough?
- Winning: Stanford's Cameron Wilson adds the NCAA title to his growing list of victories. What's Next?
Legends: George Zahringer joins an elite international event that honors one of the
great memories in golf.
Rules: The MGA's annual Tournament Officials Seminar keeps its corps of volunteers
at the top of their game when it comes to Rules and tournament administration.
Revolution Revisited: Some ideas keep coming back again and again-like
the bid for a larger golf hole. But this ones been around longer than you think.
- Comeback Story: The Bluebird is back. Thanks to GlenArbor's commitment to a unique program.
- MGA Foundation: A record number turn out to support the 20th anniversary of GOLFWORKS.
- Gear: TaylorMade's hot new SLDR series offers much more than just full-sized drivers.
- Instruction: Tips on using The Flop Sho-albeit sparingly, advises Leigh Notley from Gardiner's Bay.
54 Holes-Pebble Beach: Golf choices along the Pacific Coast's 17-Mile Drive
are on every golfer's bucket list.
Parting Shot: Giants quarterback Eli Manning shows his softer side in supporting the Guiding Eye for the Blind
Classic and their service dog program.
Big Picture: Athletes from all over the country traveled to New Jersey for the 2014 USA Games
which included three days of golf events at Mercer Oaks.
- History: A look back at the 2002 Ike at Montclair, where Johnson Wagner made birdies on top of birdies.
- Met Moments: Derek Jeter recieved one of his best farewell gifts yet from the PGA of America.
- Curtis Cup: New York's Annie Park helped Team USA regain the Curtis Cup earlier this month.
- Winning: Lexus sent a lucky New Yorker to Pinehurst for a pretty perfect week.
Five Things: Dr. Jeffrey Poplarski makes sure players are ready to go when they
hit the first tee at the U.S. Open.
- Foundation: Ladies from different fields shared their knowledge at Chelsea Piers.
- Gear: With these wedges you will be getting up and down just like your favorite TOUR pros.
- 54 Holes: The Adirondacks, where breathtaking views of Lake George are par for the course.
Parting Shot: As players gear up for the final U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship,
we re-visit one Met-Area players 1988 win.
- Big Picture: A hall of famer and a young rising star met each other at this years MGWA dinner.
- Winning: A Nittany Lion roared his was to a record-tying victory at the 67th MGA Public Links.
Rules: Sometimes even PGA TOUR players aren't aware of their best options in taking
relief from water hazards.
Foundation: Tee it up for a great cause at Trump-Bedminster this August in the
MGA Caddie Scholarship Pro-Am.
- Gear: Hit it long and stright off the tee without having to pull out the driver or the 3-wood.
- 54 Holes: The Poconos, where the green slopes rival the ski slopes in the summer months.
Instruction: Turn those frustrating doubles into up-and-down par saves with these
chipping tips from Rockaway River's Greg Baker.
- Parting Shot: Michelle Wie finally got her big win at Pinehurst. Those of us in the Met Area knew it was just a matter of time.
- Big Picture: The MGA's Executive Director accepted an icy-cold challenge.
- Winning: Red-hot David Pastore closed out the Met Am in historic fashion.
- History: Tombstones going back to the 1700s sit in the heart of The Creek's back nine.
- Foundation: A group of juniors got to meet the one-and-only Donald Trump at a MGA/MetLifeYouth Clinic at Trump - Bedminster.
- Five Things: Giants Radio broadcaster Bob Papa has been around golf his whole life.
- Met Moments: Two of the faces of golf met up with the face of late night television in NYC.
- Gear: Pick up these drivers and you will be swinging with less drag and more swag.
- 54 Holes: ... In Cape Cod, where birdies and chowda go hand-in-hand.
- Parting Shot: Four generations were brought together for a great day of golf.
- Big Picture: Some of the PGA TOUR's top players came out to support Els for Autism.
- History: A couple of the finest courses in N.J. all link to one man.
- Foundation: Another year for GOLFWORKS in the books and it is only going to grow from here.
- On the Rise: Former Carter Cup Champion Morgan Hoffmann made a big splash in this year's Fed Ex Cup Playoffs.
- Rules: When your ball lies just off the green, make sure you know what you can and can't repair.
- Gear: Check out these irons that earned a stamp approval from some of the TOUR's best.
- 54 Holes: ... In West Virginia, where the courses will have you praising Mountaineer Country like John Denver.
- Parting Shot: Put these two on each other's bag and it is practically a top-10 machine.
- Big Picture: MGA/WMGA Team enjoyed their trip to the City of Lights for the French-American Challenge.
- Met Moments: Some of the Met Area's best former pro athletes returned to N.Y. to show off their golf skills at Quaker Ridge.
- Legends: A well deserving family had an unexpected honor bestowed upon them by the MGA last month at Arcola.
- Foundation: The MGA/MetLife Boys Champion teamed up with a former Players Champion at Pebble Beach.
- Rules: When you mark your ball on the green make sure not to move it. If you do, Brian R. Mahoney is here to explain what to do.
- Gear: These gloves will prove they are just as important for your game as the Pro V1 you're ripping down the middle of the fairway.
- 54 Holes:...In San Antonio, where everything, even a bad round, will be bigger and better.
- Parting Shot: At this rate, Cameron Young might make it around the world in faster than 80 days.
- Rules: If you are able to get a few more fall rounds in, make sure you don't leave the rulebook at home.
- Young Guns: The PGA Junior League is growing at a rapid pace and the Met Area is very much involved in that process.
- Winning: Grant Sturgeon took his talents to...Port St. Lucie. The end result? Another victory.
- Instruction: One of the most common mistakes with amateurs comes before you even start your backswing. Use this drill this off-season to improve your posture.
- Gear: Get ready to bomb it like Bubba with these new drivers.
- 54 Holes: ...In Mesquite, Nevada, where the golf courses might make you forget about ever returning to the casino again.
- Parting Shot: A man who has won countless awards in his career just added a very distinguished one to the list.
- Entertainment: Legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld brought his popular web based series to Fiddlers Elbow Country Club.
- Rising Stars: This 14-year-old prodigy brings new meaning to the phrase "well-rounded."
- Big Picture: Winged Foot members found out if they were making the naughty or nice list when Santa paid them a visit.
- Gear: These holiday gifts will give shoppers a bang for their buck.
- 54 Holes: ... In Mississippi, where some of golf's best kept secrets await.
- Comeback Story: Connecticut native Monique Gesualdi is still swinging the club and doesn't plan on stopping any time soon.
- Parting Shot: NJSGA Executive Director Steve Foehl is stepping down and leaving behind quite a legacy.
- Beyond The Met: Lake Isle Head Pro Dave Stevenson is no stranger to helping those in need.
- Instruction: Jim Beadle and Scott Riehl are back to make sure you can keep working on your game without having to leave your own house.
- Gear: Nothing like a new flat stick in the winter to get you hyped for some testy 3-footers come springtime.
- 54 Holes: ... In Bermuda, where the view of crystal clear water makes the pain of a bogey almost non existent, almost.
- Players: Morgan Hoffmann's late season push earned him a coveted invitation to the season's first major.
- Championships: The 100th Met Open is headed to Winged Foot for an MGA record 7th time; does it get any better than that ?
- Parting Shot: Former MGA President Paul Dillon received the Met Golf Course Superintendent Association's highest honor this month.
- Big Picture: The USGA took to Manhattan for its annual meeting and some big names were in attendance.
- Technology: Bill Smittle, head pro at Scarsdale Golf Club, has his members rolling in putts from everywhere with some help from a state-of-the-art putting lab.
- Gear: April is almost here, it may be time to hang up the last year’s pair of kicks and start fresh with the latest and greatest on your feet.
- Players: Scarsdale, N.Y.’s James Nicholas is going to tear it up in the Ivy League, in two sports.
- 54 Holes: … In Southern California, where the weather in February is noticeably different than what we are experiencing here in the tri-state area.
- Five Things: The radio voice of the New York Jets is a very busy man, but that doesn’t stop him from hitting the links whenever he has a chance.
Championships: This month’s Met Open Moment takes us back to 2001, when a future PGA TOUR champion took the Met Area by storm.
- Entertainment: Met Area pros took over The Golf Channel one night this month to throw a tip or two your way, right in time for spring.
- Players: These four college studs are not only getting it done for their schools, but they expect to do big things on the MGA circuit this summer.
- Instruction: Mosholu Pro Todd Bordonaro introduces us to his 'Fit for Golf - Set for Life' program that combines instruction, fitness, and nutrition.
- Gear: You wouldn't think it is possible to make yardage devices more essential than they already are, but a couple manufacturers did just that.
- 54 Holes in: ... Tennessee, where these stellar courses could have you making Rocky Top your home sweet home.
- Championships: This month we take you back to 1981, when the Met Open was played in Golf Central's backyard.
- Met Moments: The man who won the season's first major went on a hectic media tour in Manhattan after his historic week.
- Big Picture: Johnson Wagner will have to wait for his fourth PGA TOUR victory, but he came oh-so-close at the site of his first win on TOUR in 2008.
- Instruction Part 2: Mosholu's Todd Bordonaro shows us part two of his "Fit For Golf - Set For Life," program. This month, fitness is fun, people.
- Players: We go behind the scenes at The Masters with first-time participant Morgan Hoffmann, who had his whole crew there to share the experience.
- 54 Holes in: .... Georgia, where you may not get to tee it up at Augusta, but that doesn't mean you can't find some diamonds in the rough on Lake Oconee.
- Gear: It's finally happening... The sun is coming out. Make sure you get your hands on a new pair of shades to block out the sun, and maybe help you see things a little clearer on the greens.
- Championships: This month we go all the way back to 1916, when a very recognizable name overcame major pressure to capture the 11th Met Open.
- Foundation: The MGA Foundation and Met MGA introduce WE Golf to promote the game for young women.
- Big Picture: USGA holds a Golf Course Architecture Symposium at its Headquarters to discuss new designs and strategies to keep the game exciting.
- Instruction Part 3: sholuhu’s Todd Bordanaro cooks the perfect omelette that will improve your performance.
- Gear: A look at the recent trend of small driver heads for golfers who prefer accuracy over distance.
- Winning: George Zahringer III claims his 16th MGA title at the MGA Senior Amateur, the most titles by any individual ever.
- 54 Holes: ... In Wisconsin, where you enjoy the cheese, but stay for the scenic views.
- Met Moments: Marie Bos makes her first ever hole-in-one at the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championships.
- Championships: A look back to 2005 when John Stoltz became the last amateur to win the Met Open.
- Big Picture: Katonah's Barbara Israel kicks off the annual Summer Solstice Sunset Soiree in Yonkers.
- Legends: The USGA opened up a room dedicated to Jack Nicklaus for his accomplishments on and off the course.
- Met Moments: The LPGA inspired greatness for young goilfers at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Westchester.
- 54 Holes: ... In Vermont, where you can enjoy one of the best new courses in the country and enjoy the mountain views.
- Gear: A preview on Titleist's new custom program, 'Made Only to Order' that provide a fit for a golfers preference.
- Rules: What you need to do when you are trying to identify your ball in the rough or bunker.
- Major Moments: Pat Wilson had many memorable moments in his first PGA Tour start the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.
- Winning: George Cutler and his wife Michelle won the Lexus Perfect Drive contest for their first U.S. Open.
- Championships: A flashback to Martin Bohen's back-to-back Met Open victories in 1976 and 1977.
- Big Picture: The idylic surroundings of The Tuxedo Club provide the ultimate setting for a grand car show.
- 54 Holes: Just to the north of golf's homeland, the Scottish Highlands present exquisite playing opportunities.
- Instruction: Ron Korn of Cedar Hill CC in Livingston, N.J., provides short game tips that translate into distance for your irons.
- Video: Delve into the Met Open's history with a special video series, as the 100th playing of the championship quickly approaches.
- Legends: Renowned Architect A.W. Tillinghast has finally found his rightful place in the World Golf Hall of Fame.
- Gear: TaylorMade's latest putter provides a new level of stability for your stroke, as anchoring soon makes its way out the door.
- Winning: One of the Met Area's most accomplished players has etched his name in the MGA record books once more.
- Rules: Brian R. Mahoney presents a pair of situations where it's key to utilize golf's golden rule.
- Players: Five Met Area club pros punched their tickets to the PGA Championship and are set to take on Whistling Straits.
- Met Moments: Westchester Country Club served as a grand host for the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.
- Technology: An innovative way to maneuver your way around the course aims to both speed up the game and attract a new crowd.
- Championships: This month we look to 1934, when a young competitor rose above golf greats to capture the Met Open.
- People: Several key life events have led to Dr. Nick Molinaro's practice as a consultant of sport psyhology.
- Met Moments: A family name that holds rich golf history newly adorns an MGA trophy.
- Rules: Brian R. Mahoney explains situations that may be faced at the 100th Met Open. You may experience them too.
- Players: West Point provides 113th Met Am champion Peter Kim with a different collegiate golf experience compared to the norm.
- Gear: Callaway's Great Big Bertha is back...is it better than ever?
- Video: The closing parts of a special video series lead into the 100th Met Open.
- Foundation: MetLife Stadium recently played host to a different sport than it's accustom to.
- 54 Holes: In Asheville, N.C., where mountain vistas will quickly take away any woes on your scorecard.
- Winning: a comeback and thrilling finish earned the MGA its first Williamson Cup since 2012.
- Championships: The final Met Open Moment remembers Chet Sanok's breakthrough win for amateurs in 1952.
- Beyond the Met: Annie Park has excelled at every level, now she's set for the LPGA Tour
- Winning: Pat Morrell created a premium handcrafted pedestal for the Walker L. Trammell trophy.
- Legends: Westchester Country Club celebrated the outstanding golf achievements of its longtime member Peter V. Bisconti, Jr.
- 54 Holes: In Maine, where the state's golf courses match the high quality of its lobster.
- Championships: With his win at the 100th Met Open, Ben Polland's name now joins his mentor's on the famed trophy.
- Gear: Cobra focused on shape and Mizuno on materials in their newest sets of 'players' irons.
- Rules: The MGA's Brian R. Mahoney advises what to do if your ball makes a move on the green without being struck.
- Met Moments: Kyra Cox has had a breakout summer and now she's sure to have a memorable experience in April.
- Big Picture: A dedicated group of women and Long Island country clubs are committed to rallying against cancer.
- Parting Shot: The MGA fondly remembers Yogi Berra and his passion for the game of golf.
- Clubs: Children had to hold on to their heads at Sleepy Hollow's Halloween bash.
- Competition: Winged Foot paved the way for a new collegiate event, The Bush Cup.
- Gear: Many swear by their hybrids. Will these new offerings find their way into your bag?
- Championships: The Carey Cup reunited with its own history at Metedeconk National.
- People: Adversity can discourage many, but not Kewan Beebe.
- Met Moments: Gary Player and his world-touring invitational made a stop at GlenArbor.
- 54 Holes: In Orlando, where theme parks aren't the only place for great up and downs.
- Parting Shot: It's time to say goodbye to the active score posting season.
- Winning: Junior golf is flourishing in New Jersey and a PGA initiative is a driving force.
- Players: It's been a whirlwind year for 2014 MGA Player of the Year David Pastore.
- Gear: These new multi-material drivers will feed golfers' enduring love for the long ball.
- Met Moments: Days of old were relived at Baltusrol with the playing of the Hickory Grail.
- 54 Holes: In Tucson, Arizona, where desert sun and golf pair perfectly to crush the winter doldrums.
- People: A major guest was on hand following the Met PGA's yearly professional roundtables.
- Beyond the Met: These Met Area college athletes are passing on-course tests with flying colors.
- Parting Shot: One of the Met Area's own took home the top award at the 99th PGA Annual Meeting.
- Clubs: Innis Arden brought the game inside this fall with its own mini golf course!
- Five Things: Golf runs deep in the roots of Tyler's Trees founder Tyler Kupper.
- Rules: Brian R. Mahoney highlights several Rules changes for 2016.
- People: Mike Gesmundo found his niche role as a volunteer with the MGA.
- 54 Holes: In Kauai, where golf thrives amidst lush vegetation and striking mountains.
- Beyond the Met: Met Area juniors donned their college colors during the early signing period.
- Gear: These stocking stuffers should be on every golfer's wish list this year.
- Parting Shot: Remember 2015 by getting social with the MGA.
- Winning: 2015's year on the golf course will be a hard one to top for Fresh Meadow head professional Matt Dobyns.
- Big Picture: With many big events on the horizon, there's no better time to be a fan of golf in the Met Area.
- Travel: We debut a new angle for our travel feature with Charlotte, as we focus on business trips and golf.
- People: The game of golf holds a special meaning to the new mayor of Mount Vernon, New York.
- Instruction: Get your grip right in the New Year with tips from Hudson National's Chris Cavanagh.
- Beyond the Met: What do you get when you give a head golf coach and a head golf professional a mic and a nation audience? Find out with On Course!
- Gear: Use the winter months to clean out your golf bag and make room for these new golf balls.
- Technology: Is it time to add this chilling recovery treatment to your golf fitness routine?
- Parting Shot: Winter Storm Jonas left the Met Area blanketed in snow.
- Big Picture: At Forsgate Country Club, some people are trading golf clubs for hockey sticks.
- Instruction: Strike these poses from yoga instructor Karen Young to develop a stronger core and a powerful golf swing.
- People: It takes years of planning to put on a PGA Championship, just ask Championship Director Ryan Cannon.
- Beyond the Met: At its annual meeting, the USGA honored the service of 25-year volunteers, including longtime MGA Tournament Director Gene Westmoreland.
- Gear: Learn more about your game from every swing with products introduced at the PGA Show.
- Clubs: Shackamaxon Country Club is looking forward to a year of celebrations as part of its centennial.
- Travel: These golf courses in Los Angeles shine as bright as the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- Parting Shot: We remember Monsignor Tom Hartman, on half of golf's God Squad.
- Big Picture: Winter months may bring cold temperatures, but that's right when the platform tennis season heats up.
- Instruction: The Patterson Club's Michael T. Bulger is here to help you make more consistent contact with the golf ball.
- Met Moments: The United States' top two golfers stormed New York City to promote the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship.
- Gear: The styles may take some getting used to, but these fresh golf shoes deliver with their comfort.
- Beyond the Met: For producer Tom Yellin, a trip to the Academy Awards is comparable to a specific golf achievement.
- History: The major championship history of Balutsrol Golf Club's Lower Course all started with the 1926 U.S. Amateur.
- Travel: Whether you're swinging through Atlanta for the upcoming Masters, or for work, make some time to tee it up.
- Parting Shot: The U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying Round returns to Canoe Brook Country Club this year.
- Met Moments: MGA President Steve Boyd greeted the captains of the 2017 Presidents Cup after their recent introduction.
- Winning: Jim Herman's win at the Shell Houston Open threw quite a wrench in his plans for the following week, but it was a very welcomed adjustment.
- Gear: Protect your eyes and look great on the course this summer with the latest golf-inspired sunglasses.
- Beyond the Met: Steve Scott returned to Pumpkin Ridge and reminisced on his duel with Tiger Woods 20 years ago.
- Travel: Incredible golf opportunities around Chicago include links golf, complete with the wind of course.
- People: One of the world's most renowned golf instructors returned home to Westchester County for the Met PGA's Educational Forum.
- MGA Foundation: The time-honored tradition of caddies continues to be supported and developed in the Met Area with guidance from the MGA Foundation.
- Players: This decorated Met Area product landed on a big screen in Times Square following his latest Web.com Tour victory.
- MGA Foundation: The 2016 GOLFWORKS season is already off to a great start.
- Instruction: Essex County assistant professional Dean Miller provides slight adjustments for your wedge game that will give you total control
- Met Moments: Takea look inside the numbers of the 2nd U.S. Amateur Four Ball, hosted by Winged Foot.
- Gear: With premium golf clubs being all the rage, maybe it's time you put one of these high-end putters in your bag.
- Clubs: Members at North Hempstead Country Club danced the night away in celebration of the club's centennial.
- Rules: You may not encounter them often, but the MGA's Brian R. Mahoney is here to set the record straight on Temporary Immovable Obstructions.
- Travel: The diverse landscapes surrounding Denver provide dramati settings for incredible golf.
- History: Championships at Baltusrol Golf Club have had a flare for the dramatics and the 1988 Met Open fits right in.
- People: PGA professional Michael Breed's "A New Breed of Golf Night Out raised funds and awareness for Alzheimer's.
- Major Moments: Two-time MGA Player of the Year Mike Miller made his major championship debut in the 116th U.S. Open Championship.
- Gear: The face is the key in these new top-of-the-line irons from Callaway and Titleist.
- Five Things: Deepdale director of golf Darrell Kestner has fond memories of competing in the 2005 PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club.
- MGA Foundation: Spectacular food, tasteful drinks, and a charitable cause. All were cmbined at the First Tee's 3rd Annual Taste of the Tee.
- Instruction: Karen Young is back with more yoga, now with tips to stay loose during your round!
- Big Picture: Is there anything better than time on te golf course with dad?
- Travel: New Orleans is sure to whet your appetite for both food and golf.
- Winning: A win in the Lexus Perfect Drive to the U.S. Open Sweepstakes gave Greg FitzMaurice a special experience at Oakmont.
- Parting Shot: Golf fans visiting Manhattan got their own shot at Oakmont's iconic Church Pew bunkers this month.
- Met Moments: The entire Young family played a role in Cameron Young's back-to-back MGA Ike Championship titles.
- Big Picture: Both student and teacher benefit from participating in the PGA HOPE program.
- Five Things: Learn more about golf's go-to insider and Brewster, N.Y., native, Tim Rosaforte.
- Travel: High-quality, affordable golf can be found all around the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
- Rules: Follow a simple process when two golf balls lie next to one another in a bunker.
- People: The PGA of America's Wendell Haskins uses his unique experience and background to grow the game.
- Gear: A trendy specialty club of the past has been making its comeback in recent years.
- Parting Shot: Take a look at what it takes to prepare a course for a national championship.
- Winning: Stewart Hagestad rewrote the record books with his performance at the Met Amateur.
- Big Picture: A welcoming environment and local golf professionals are making the WMGA's Girls to the Tee clinics thrive.
- Beyond the Met: Volunteering for golf events has taken Joe Calaban around the country, and now to Rio for the Olympics.
- Instruction: A simple drill from Green Brook's Andrew Bostrom can help produce more lag in your swing.
- Environment: Whippoorwill Club is clearing an overgrown area without machinery or chemicals.
- Travel: A trip north of the border to Toronto won't be complete without a round of golf.
- Gear: It may be tough to think about, but it's time to make sure your fall outerwear is handy.
- Parting Shot: Baltusrol's Doug Steffen has left his mark on the Met Area and has played a major role in one particular MGA championship.
- Big Picture: Whether you're a golfer in a pinch for time or just learning the game, Play9!
- Instruction: These exercises from physical therapist Kevin Dishon mimic motions of your golf swing to boost your strength where it counts.
- People: Colin Burns is celebrating 25 years as Winged Foot Golf Club's General Manager and is eager for the years ahead.
- Rules: Damaged club? It's important to know your options, especially depending on how the damage occured.
- Winning: Capturing the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship was a dream come true for Stewart Hagestad.
- Gear: The latst driver offerings focus on what everyone wants: forgiveness and length.
- Social: Catch up on all of September's exciting golf news in and beyond the Met Area with a social roundup.
- Travel: If you find yourself headed to Boston for either business or a quick weekend away, be sure to bring along the golf clubs.
- Parting Shot: Jules Alexander captured more than just images with his iconic photography.
- Competitions: Impressive comebacks and a near come-from-behind victory highlighted the final day of the French-American Challenge Matches.
- Clubs: Hosting the 1997 Walker Cup is one of many proud moments in Quaker Ridge Golf Club's 100-year history.
- Gear: Still hesitant to put a hybrid in your bag? These newest models are a fit for anyone's game.
- Met Moments: Presidents Cup Captains' Day revealed plans for a unique Fan Experience during the 2017 event.
- Big Picture: As golf season winds down, MGA and USGA staff take their turn to get competitive on the course.
- Travel: In the heart of Texas, Austin provides public and semi-private courses that will suit any visitor seeking a quality round.
- Winning: Trevor Randolph isnt the only one happy that he gets to hold on to the Westmoreland Cup for another year.
- Parting Shot: Old Oaks dedicated a night to celebrating its longtime head golf professional Bobby Heins.
- Players: It's been a successful fall season for Met Area golfers competing in the college ranks.
- Big Picture: Who better to recognize with a library than a Pulitzer Prize-winning sportswriter and author?
- Gear: A new age of drivers is ushered in, as this latest model includes pre-installed technology.
- Met Moments: The PGA of America came full circle by holding its 100th Annual Meeting in New York City.
- Instruction: Brice Busse of Metropolis Country Club helps you gain consistency and power by separating your upper and lower body movements.
- Entertainment: A visit to Manhattan put Tiger Woods on a mini media run to highlight a special anniversary.
- Travel: You won't feel as if you're in Florida at these uniquely styled golf courses around Tampa.
- Beyond the Met: Serving as a PGA Junior League Golf captain has left Anthony Latham with some memorable moments.
- Winning: Success and added experience over the past two seasons have made Ben Polland comfortable in any competitive situation.
- Met Moments: Look back at all the MGA and MGA Foundation had to offer in 2016.
- Technology: The latest club fitting technology is helping a Met Area health club take a 360-degree approach with golf.
- Gear: Stumped on what to give the golfer on your holiday list? Check out these ideas for last-minute gifts.
- People: Bob Russell found exactly what he was looking for in a volunteer opportunity when he joined the MGA's Rules and Competitions Committee.
- Rules: A new Local Rule will eliminate confusion and penalties in certain situations on the putting green.
- History: An unmatched view of Manhattan and a unique hazard were highlights of a now closed golf course.
- Travel: Mixing business and pleasure is easy with the outstanding golf options around the city of Houston.
- Parting Shot: John Kennedy has served more than just the game of golf during his 45 years as a golf professional.
- Met Moments: Another major host in the Met Area is playing home to Regional qualifying for the 2018 Drive, Chip and Putt Championship.
- Championships: As the Met Junior Championship approaches its 100th playing in July, we take a look back to 1912 when it all began.
- Gear: Make 2017 your longest year yet by giving one of these new drivers a try.
- Beyond the Met: A former MGA champion is tackling a new adventure on the Asian Tour after earning membership for the 2017 season.
- Agronomy: Delays as a result of frost can be a pain to deal with, but staying off is in the best interest of the turf and future playing conditions.
- Travel: Golf belongs on the long list of activities to enjoy while visiting Miami.
- Entertainment: This isn't your grandfather's driving range. Topgolf and its variety of entertainment options has arrived in the Met Area.
- Met Moments: A special photo essay captures the spectrum of golf operations performed day after day.
- Championships: A two-time winner of the Met Junior Championship will forever own a place in golf history.
- Gear: The PGA Show once again introduced products that are likely to shine in the upcoming season.
- Clubs: Members of Glen Ridge Country Club are taking to "The Bunker" to work on their game all year long.
- Instruction: Use these pre-round exercises from physical therapist Kevin Dishon to loosen up before you hit the first tee.
- Travel: In Memphis, make sure the wet wipes are handy as you transition from eating ribs to gripping a golf club.
- Parting Shot: Later this spring, learn what Met Area golf leadership thinks about the "State of the Game."
- Beyond the Met: A recent USGA symposium addressed how technology and data can help improve the game of golf.
- Rules: Proposed changes to the Rules of Golf aim for easier understanding and application.
- Championships: Memories revealed by past winners of the Met Junior Championship show several common themes from their experiences.
- MGA Foundation: Junior golfers from The First Tee had a front row seat to Tiger Woods' latest television appearance.
- Gear: Trajectory, control, distance and feel are all focus points for golf ball manufacturers in their latest offerings.
- Met Moments: The 66th MGWA National Awards Dinner is shaping up to be another can't-miss evening.
- Travel: Detroit may surprise you with its variety of golf courses that are set on scenic landscapes.
- Parting Shot: We bid goodbye to the winter months with a stunning scene from Bethpage State Park.
- Met Moments: The red carpet was out in Manhattan for the premiere of a golf movie you don't want to miss.
- Five Things: Stewart Hagestad had plenty of memories to take away from his experience at the 81st Masters Tournament.
- Architecture: There's a reason you can't talk about Hollywood Golf Club without mentioning its bunkers.
- Gear: Fresh styles and new technology are sending the market for high-end putters higher and higher.
- Competitions: Meet the team that is set to take on the GUI in this year's Carey Cup.
- People: Once sports broadcaster Bruce Beck was introduced to golf, he went all in with the game both personally and professionally.
- Travel: It may be the Gateway to the West, but a trip to St. Louis will lead to incredible golf opportunities.
- Clubs: Architect Rees Jones was on hand at Echo Lake Country Club to discuss the completion of the club's master plan.
- Parting Shot: No longer green with envy, Sergio Garcia visited New York City following his thrilling Masters victory.
- Competitions: The MGA and GUI battled to the very end in the 14th Governor Hugh L. Carey Challenge Cup.
- Beyond the Met: An invitation from President Donald J. Trump helped lead the Met Open's Walker L. Trammell Trophy to the White House.
- MGA Foundation: The 8th Annual 19th Hole on the Square was another sucess for the First Tee of Metropolitan New York's Young Benefactors.
- Instruction: Settle your pitching inconsistencies with this quick tip from Willow Ridge's Kyle Baehler.
- Gear: Several equipment companies are helping players make their gear stand out with new custom options.
- Environment: Monitoring owls at Bethpage State Park begins during the winter months and carries on through the summer.
- Travel: Though Salt Lake City provokes visions of skiing, its golf shouldn't be overlooked.
- People: Combining a pair of passions led Skip Rooney to establish his Golf-Art business more than 30 years ago.
- Parting Shot: The First Tee of Metropolitan New York bolstered its programming in Westchester with a new practice facility.
- Met Moments: After more than a year of planning, The Modern Dream 18 Presented by Rolex came to fruition on June 20.
- Winning: A round for the record books led Matt Lowe to hoist the iconic Ike trophy.
- Instruction: Steady your putting stroke with a pair of tips from Glen Ridge's Tommy Monteverdi.
- Beyond the Met: What's better than winning a national championship with one of your best friends?
- Travel: Push the rainy thoughts about Seattle to the back of your mind and head to The Emerald City for some outstanding golf.
- Championships: In 1935, Frank Strafaci followed up his win in the Met Junior with a national championship title.
- Gear: It's easy to show your American pride this summer with this patriotic golf gear.
- Major Moments: A new video series will prepare you for each major taking place in the Met Area.
- Met Moments: The 66th MGWA National Awards Dinner Presented by Mastercard proved to be another memorable evening.
- Major Moments: New Jersey's own Marina Alex is looking to build momentum after her finish at the 72nd U.S. Women's Open Championship.
- Big Picture: History was honored as the Met Junior Championship made its return to Plainfield Country Club.
- Gear: Looking for added height and distance with your fairway woods? The latest offerings may be for you!
- Championships: Two convincing wins on the final day of competition led Jake Mayer to a very meaningful victory in the 100th Met Junior Championship.
- Winning: Ken Goldstein's experience at Erin Hills as winner of the Lexus Perfect Drive to the U.S. Open Sweepstakes was even better than expected.
- Travel: Jacksonville is yet another Florida destination that presents an array of outstanding golf options nearby.
- Parting Shot: This Hudson River-view club ended its Fourth of July celebration with a bang.
- Met Moments: After testing the Met's best in 2016, Glen Oaks now welcomes the PGA TOUR's top 125 players as the FedExCup Playoffs begin!
- Championships: Two come-from-behind victories helped Matt Mattare earn a redeeming win in the 115th Met Amateur.
- Gear: Time to replace worn out wedges? Check out these new offerings, which cater to a variety of players.
- Big Picture: A tried and true charitable event at Winged Foot Golf Club has developed into a completely new opportunity just for junior golfers.
- Rules: Learn how to take relief if you come across an immovable obstruction in a bunker.
- Clubs: Sparkling white bunkers and open views highlighted Knollwood Country Club's restoration project last fall.
- Travel: With many standout golf options available, it's clear that Nashville is about much more than its music.
- Environment: Are golf course superintendents are taking several simple steps to create better habitats for pollinators.
- Parting Shot: A pair of U.S. Team members made an unexpected, albeit short, appearance at a recent Presidents Cup Media Day press conference.
- Beyond the Met: A dream year for Stewart Hagestad wrapped up with a win for the Red, White & Blue.
- Championships: After carrying clubs in the 2016 Met Open, Josh Rackley carried away the trophy in 2017.
- Gear: The newest irons designed for those with single-digit handicaps feature game improvement features for optimized speed and forgiveness.
- MGA Foundation: This summer's MGA/MetLife Youth Clinics provided memorable moments for all of those in attendance.
- Travel: One can find impressive golf courses throughout the state of Alabama, with many standout options around Birmingham alone.
- Winning: It was all in the family with this incredible occurence, as cousins both scored a hole-in-one in the same round at National Golf Links of America.
- Instruction: Get on your way to converting more sandies with these bunker tips from Edgewood Country Club's Tom Flatt.
- Clubs: Liberty National Golf Club was transformed from a toxic site to a championship stage and host of the Presidents Cup.
- Championships: A big win at Bayonne in the MGA Mid-Am capped off another championship season.
- Major Moments: Shinnecock Hils is sure to shine nexxt summer when the U.S. Open makes its anticipated return.
- Big Picture: Through instruction and encouragement, WE Golf inspires women to get out and play!
- Winning: It took 25 years for Tony DiPietrantonio to score his first ace, but he only had to wait 13 holes for his next.
- Gear: These new putter faces provide feel and feedback, plus improve forward roll to help your game on the greens.
- Met Moments: A Long Island native helped the U.S. capture the inaugural Junior Presidents Cup.
- Travel: Settled just on the edge of Texas Hill Country, San Antonio's golf courses offer a variety of impressive landscapes.
- Parting Shot: Sleepy Hollow honored the longtime career of caddie and golf operations manager Joe Barreiro with a grand celebration.
- Beyond the Met: Locals once again excelled as they returned to college this fall.
- People: Montclair's Mike Strlekar shares tips of the trade that helped him become the 2017 PGA Merchandiser of the Year for Private Facilities.
- Gear: A variety of technologies makes it easier than ever to finda hybrid that fits your game.
- Clubs: A growing tradition at Rye GOlf Club allows players to tee it up when the sun goes down.
- Big Picture: Another year of PGA Jr. League once again ended with Royce Brook at the national championship.
- Travel: Looking for a high-end golf getaway? Los Cabos stands among the greatest options in the world.
- History: Golf's historic Smith family created close ties between Carnoustie Golf Club and the Met Area.