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Coming Attractions, Including Anderson Memorial at Winged Foot, U.S. Open from Pebble Beach

Tournament coverage at GNN and JFDC is heating up. We’ll be at the 119th U.S. Open from sparkling Pebble Beach for the entire week, while also covering the 83rd Anderson Memorial from venerable Winged Foot. In between we’ll have articles on the Senior PGA, our Mt. Snow ski and golf trips, and a new piece on Golf Course Trades on N.J.’s Shackamaxon...

Dear Forsgate: Thank you from the Golf Writers, Thank you from The Game

MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ – Last Thursday saw the 10th annual Writer Cup between Philadelphia/NJ and Greater New York City golf writers end in yet another Philly romp. Yet as Philly Captain Mike Kern of the Inquirer was again drenched in metaphoric victory champagne and as his players were wreathed in the smoky fog of proverbial victory cigars for the eighth time in...

Forsgate and the Banks Course Ready for 9th Annual Golf Writer Battle Between New York, Philly

Forsgate and he Banks Course Ready for 9th Annual Golf Writer Battle Between New York, Philly –Special to AWITP by Correspondent Rodney Zilla MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ – There’s Giants-Eagles, Mets-Phillies, Rangers-Flyers, and Knicks-Sixers, and each one of them has iconic moments. Remember? “It’s a fumble! Herm Edwards picks it up! Oh no! He’s running it in...

Hometown Heroes! Winged Foot College Stars Win 80th Anderson Memorial

MAMARONECK, NY – For the first time since 2009 the John G. Anderson Memorial Trophy will spend the year at home, and you can bet that every junior golfer in the club will make a point of stopping by for a little inspiration. Chris Troy and James Nicholas, each junior club champions at storied Winged Foot Golf Club, will have their names up on the grill room wall yet...

Winged Victories! One Home Team Powers to Anderson Memorial Semis, Another Ousts Top Seed

MAMARONECK, NY – Brian Williams pitched in from perdition to open the day’s play with lightning, while college stars Chris Troy and James Nicholas closed the day with thunder, using gargantuan length and unyielding pressure to pummel their opponents by a combined score of 8&7. Winged Foot members all, along with Williams’s partner Hans Albertsson, they...

Fear the Horseman! Sleepy Hollow Duo Fire 62, Take Medalist Honors at Anderson Memorial at Winged Foot

MAMARONECK, NY – With all the merciless ferocity of the Headless Horseman himself, Sleepy Hollow Country Club’s Cameron Young and Michael Quagliano fired a blistering 8-under 62 on Winged Foot’s formidable West course Friday for a 2-day total of 4-under to claim medalist honors in the 80th Anderson Memorial Tournament at Winged Foot. Meanwhile darkness halted a...

Former Potomac Cup Rivals Sandman and Phatty Team up at USGA Fourball

MAMARONECK, NY – One’s called “Sandman,” because he puts opponents in a sleeper hold until they succumb. The other, “Phatty” to his friends, is one of a fourball tandem known as “The Silent Assassins,” that used to go undefeated through state championship caliber fields. Yet this week these former rivals teamed up in the USGA Fourball at storied Winged Foot Golf...

Opening Day at Forsgate – The North Bids Golf a Hearty “Welcome Back”

MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ – The wind was cold as Spanish steel. A golf ball-gray sky stretched end to end across the horizon, clouds moving forlornly before the breeze. To the west a dark thunderhead roiled, black as a witch’s cauldron. Yet to the buoyant hearts of northeast golfers it might have well been a sunny 4th of July. “What a perfect day for golf. Just you, the...

Redemption Song – Elizabeth Manor’s Horton and Newsom Fulfill Year-long Quest, Win Anderson Memorial at Winged Foot

MAMARONECK, NY – With Amazonian fierceness and single-minded resolve Elizabeth Manor Golf and Country Club’s Adam Horton and Roger Newsom avenged last year’s heartbreaking loss and claimed the 79th Anderson Memorial at Winged Foot, the oldest and most venerable four-ball event in American golf. “We had a long and disappointing drive home last year. We lost to the...

Saturday Bloody Saturday – Big Names Fall as 79th Anderson Memorial at Winged Foot Heads to Semi-Finals

MAMARONECK, NY – —Of cruel and mighty Winged Foot now to you I sadly sing And all the lost and broken men who felt her deadly sting Who wander now as shadows in her darkness evermore To roam her haunted passageways forsaken and forlorn And to the Champion’s Graveyard the Unconquerable King Our greatest heroes in defeat inexorably brings— —Old...

Winged Foot’s East Course Restoration Headlines 79th Anderson Memorial Four-ball Championship

MAMARONECK, NY – The eyes of amateur golf turn again to Winged Foot Golf Club this week for one of the game’s great traditions – the 79th Anderson Memorial. Long renowned as the de facto national amateur four-ball championship before the U.S.G.A. added their own event this year at Olympic Club, the Anderson is regarded as one of the Mid-Amateur major championships...

Peru-ving Their Mettle! Lima’s Barca and Alzamora win 78th Anderson Memorial Fourball Tournament at Winged Foot West

MAMARONECK, NY – They may not have made it to the World Cup soccer tournament, but now Peru is the toast of the entire amateur golf world as Lima Golf Club’s Fernando Barca and Patricio Alzamora won the 78th Anderson Memorial at Winged Foot Golf Club, defeating Bethesda Country Club’s Tim Kane and Matt Sughrue 4&3 in the final match. With the right...