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By Marian on 10/23/2018 3:14 PM
On October 4, 2018, Golf Kitchen Magazine, in collaboration with Edgewood Country Club of River Vale, NJ, hosted the first-ever “Golf Kitchen Edgewood Fine Dining Soirée” and the premiere of the “Golf Kitchen Culinary Excellence Awards.”

Anthony Villanueva, Edgewood's Executive Chef and Host Chef for the event, welcomed guest chefs from some of the most prestigious golf clubs and resorts throughout the Northeast and Florida: Anthony Giacoponello, Executive Chef of Sebonack Golf Club; Keith Armstrong, Executive Chef of Westchester Country Club; Michael Ruggerio, Executive Chef of GlenArbor Golf Club; Zach Bell, Executive Chef of Addison Reserve Country Club, and Dana Iannelli, Executive Pastry Chef of Addison Reserve Country Club.

The evening featured a lavish cocktail party and a seated dinner prepared by the guest chefs in Edgewood’s elegantly decorated ballroom.  Diana DeLucia, editor in chief of Golf Kitchen Magazine and Founder of the “Golf Kitchen Culinary Excellence Awards,” presented Edgewood...
By Marian on 10/15/2018 10:53 AM
The Metropolitan Golf Association has announced, Jack Wall of Brielle, N.J., as the recipient of the 2018 MGA Junior Player of the Year Award, Presented by Callaway Golf. Wall’s second-place finish as low amateur in the 103rd Met Open served as the 17-year-old’s crowning achievement of the season, propelling him to earn the honor that is now in its second year. Wall, a senior at Christian Brothers Academy, will be recognized for his accomplishment at the MGA’s 121st Annual Meeting and Dinner on Wednesday, December 5 at Westchester Country Club in Harrison, N.Y.

The MGA Junior Player of the Year Award, Presented by Callaway Golf, was established to recognize excellence among the highly talented junior competitors in the Met Area, with an emphasis put on the region’s top junior events including the Met Junior Championship Sponsored by MetLife and the Carter Cup, the MGA’s invitational junior stroke play championship. Jake Mayer of Scotch Plains, N.J., captured the award in its inaugural season last year....
By Marian on 10/12/2018 3:22 PM

Dennis Walters is an elite golfer who was paralyzed from the waist-down at the age of 24 following a golf cart accident. He has since dedicated his career to sharing life lessons and inspiring fans and disabled golfers of all ages through golf clinics and special performances at more than 3,000 worldwide appearances. Former spokesperson and national ambassador for The First Tee, his message is to always continue hoping and dreaming. He is one of only 11 honorary lifetime members of the PGA of America. Walters was also honored with the 1978 Ben Hogan Award and was a 2018 recipient of the USGA’s Bob Jones Award.

By Marian on 10/12/2018 3:18 PM

Dennis Walters is an elite golfer who was paralyzed from the waist-down at the age of 24 following a golf cart accident. He has since dedicated his career to sharing life lessons and inspiring fans and disabled golfers of all ages through golf clinics and special performances at more than 3,000 worldwide appearances. Former spokesperson and national ambassador for The First Tee, his message is to always continue hoping and dreaming. He is one of only 11 honorary lifetime members of the PGA of America. Walters was also honored with the 1978 Ben Hogan Award and was a 2018 recipient of the USGA’s Bob Jones Award.

By Marian on 10/10/2018 6:26 PM
Forsgate Country Club has announced the hiring of a new Director of Instruction, Bill Schmedes III.

Prior to joining Forsgate, Bill was Director of Instruction at Fiddlers Elbow in Bedminster, New Jersey, for the past four years.  Bill also spent time in Florida working as a Head Golf Coach for the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy.

Bill has been recognized as one of the top golf coaches in the country.  Golf Digest has rated him as both a Best Young Teacher in America as well as Best in State (NJ).  Golf Tips Magazine named Bill to their Top 30 Instructor list, Future Champions Golf selected him as a Top 25 Elite Junior Coach in the USA, and he earned a U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Kids Coach honorable mention.

Bill has worked under some of the top golf instructors in the world and has assisted over 14 tour players on the PGA, LPGA, European and Web.com Tour.  His students have won amateur events such as the Massachusetts Amateur, Met Amateur, NJSGA Women’s Public Links, and U.S. Women’s Amateur...
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