MGA Press Releases
Greenwich, CT.--If there was ever a question on whether George Zahringer would ever make a competitive return to the amateur golf circuit he dominated in the 1980’s and early ‘90’s, he silenced all his critics yesterday by firing an impressive final round 5-under par 67 to capture his third Ike MGA/MetLife Stroke Play Championship yesterday at the spectacular Fairview Country Club in Greenwich, CT.
West Orange, N.J.--Former Champion Michael McBride and son Michael Jr. of Arcola CC teamed up and shot a 3-under par 68 to capture the 51st MGA Father & Son (Gross) Championship today at Essex County Country Club in West Orange, NJ. McBride’s first Father and Son title was in 1970 with his father Joseph, the 1949 Met Amateur Champion, who had also claimed 3 other Father and Son titles in ’64, ’65, and ’66 with son, Terry.
ST. ANDREWS GC--The 2000 MGA Tournament season kicked off in dramatic fashion as the Rutgers University team came from an eleven shot morning deficit to capture its first MGA Intercollegiate Championship in over 25 years. Rutgers heroic finish was good enough to edge out St. John’s University, leaders after the morning 18, on a spectacular day at historic St. Andrews Golf Club in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.
GLEN COVE, N.Y.-- In what turned out to be a two-man race Ken Macdonald, of Upper Montclair GC, showed veins of steel outlasting Marc Turnesa, of Rockville Links, by one stroke successfully defending his title in the 45th MGA/MetLife Ike Stroke Play Championship.
"It's okay for recreational golfers to use non-conforming clubs."
Say it ain't so, Arnie. When golf's majors needed a shot in the arm you shot 65 in the final round and won the U.S. Open at Cherry Hills. When golf needed a leading man on television, you were its Clarke Gable. Whenever the game needed someone to remind its army of golfers of the importance of playing by the Rules, you were our most passionate spokesperson.