4.6 Southward Ho Country Club

May 10, 2014

Each Spring, there is a two-tournament right of passage for amateur golfers on Long Island. The first, is the Richardson Invitational held at the Seawane Club in Hewlett Harbor. Unfortunately, inclement weather has forced this year's Richardson Invitational to September. The second, is the Havemeyer Invitational held on the A.W. Tillinghast gem at Southward Ho. 

Southward Ho is in the process of working with Long Island native and A.W. Tillinghast expert, Phil Young to help restore Southward Ho to its original Tillinghast design. If the full plan comes to fruition, Southward Ho would now include one of only three original "Reef" holes designed by Tillinghast and a "Hell's Half Acre" or "Sahara." 
In this episode, the On Par radio show spoke with Havemeyer Invitational committee member, Lee Ann Lewis and committee chairman, John Halleron to discuss restoring the golf course to its original intent and how Horace Havemeyer saved Southward Ho.

4.3 LiGA President- Alan Finkelstein

April 19, 2014

The Long Island Golf Association continues to be the heart and soul of amateur golf on Long Island. This week, I spoke LIGA President, Alan Finkelstein. For more information about the LIGA and the Caddie Scholarship Fund, please visit Please give back to the organization that makes local amateur competition a reality for Long Island golfers. 


Season 3 Episode 3: Kirk Oguri PGA and Frank Darby-St. John’s Golf

April 28, 2013

Episode three brings us a continued discussion with Kirk Oguri PGA about the importance of club fitting. While St. John's head coach, Frank Darby had some great insights into the college recruiting process.


3.2: Golfweek AM Tour and South Shore Golf

April 28, 2013

Episode two brings you Golfweek Amateur Tour Metro NY, Tom Steinmann and co-owner of South Shore Golf, Rich Hoffer. In terms of amateur golf, there is the professional amateur and the weekend warrior. The Golfweek Amateur Tour gives us the best of both worlds.

Rich Hoffer just finished his annual Mega Demo Day and was great in telling us what we should be looking for when we attend a demo day to make a new purchase to upgrade out games.