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By Marian on 11/21/2016 5:42 PM
New Jersey is getting a new indoor golf facility, located on Route 46 East in Fairfield, that will provide another place for golfers to practice in the winter months.

This indoor golf facility has six hitting bays giving golfers of all levels the ability to work on their game with conditions similar to a driving range range. They can also play storied golf courses from throughout the United States and around the world.

The Clubhouse is the brainchild of a consortium of local golfers and businessmen who have combined finances in the belief that indoor golf will have broad appeal to the golfing public for a variety of reasons. 

“This has been a two-year project, said partner Kevin McGlynn, a member of the Montclair Golf Club. “We expected to open in this space a year ago, but encountered some unexpected issues that delayed the venture. We are happy to announce our grand opening on Monday, November 28.

 “We are convinced The Clubhouse will be a success.  There is so much passion...
By Marian on 11/21/2016 12:12 PM
The LPGA awarded ShopRite with the distinguished Commissioner’s Award during the tour’s recent season-ending Rolex Awards banquet. Fla. In 2016, ShopRite celebrated its 25th year as a supporter of the LPGA and the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer. During that tenure, ShopRite has donated more than $30 million through its association with the LPGA, more than any other sponsor in the history of the tour. 

The Commissioner’s Award was introduced in 1991 by the LPGA. It annually honors a person or organization that has contributed uniquely to the LPGA and its members, furthered the cause of women’s golf, and possesses character and standards of the highest order.

“We’re proud to recognize ShopRite for lifting the LPGA to new heights for 25 years and counting,” said LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan. “They are our longest partner in tournament business and one of our greatest charitable supporters. We’re honored to be associated with a company that has worked so tirelessly as an advocate of its community...
By Marian on 11/15/2016 9:06 AM
The Metropolitan Golf Association announced that longtime broadcaster and writer Jimmy Roberts will receive the 2016 MGA Distinguished Service Award. The Westchester native has long been an ambassador for the game of golf, using his talents to support golf in the Met Area and serving the game around the world through his thoughtful commentary.

The MGA Distinguished Service Award, created in 1973, is presented annually to a candidate who has contributed “distinguished service to golf and its related activities, consistent with the valued standards and honorable traditions of the game.” Some of its earliest winners include Joe Dey, Harry Cooper, Robert Trent Jones, Sr., and P.J. Boatwright, while names such as Dave Anderson, David Fay and Jim Nantz have received the honor in recent years.

Roberts’ career has spanned more than 30 years, beginning as a writer and producer in the 1980s with ABC Sports. After working on shows such as SportsBeat and supervising sports coverage for ABC News, Roberts covered the World Series, Super Bowl, NBA Finals, heavyweight championships, and the 1992 and 1994 Winter Olympics as a SportsCenter correspondent. He joined NBC Sports in 2000 and is the leading essayist, interviewer, feature reporter, and studio host for NBC and Golf Channel’s coverage of the PGA TOUR.

By Marian on 11/10/2016 8:18 PM
       The PGA of America held its annual meeting commemerating its 100th anniversary in New York City this week. Delegates, Special Committee Members and many other members of the PGA joined for this special event, which was highlighted by an in-depth conversation with legendary half-century PGA Member, Jack Nicklaus.

       Lead by Emmy Award-winning Sports Commentator, Jimmy Roberts, Nicklaus discussed many aspects of his life in golf, including his relationship with long-time golf instructor Jack (Nicklaus frequently referred to him as "Jay" eventhough his actual name was "John") Grout. Nicklaus also discussed the importance of Arnold Palmer in the game, noting that it was Palmer who brought the "blue collar into the game - and that was good." Nicklaus described how he preferred to eat a quiet dinner with wife, Barbara and "maybe another couple, while Arnold preferred to eat in a room of 100 strangers. That was Arnie."

             Another feature of the annual meeting was the Special Awards...
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