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.
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 longislandgolf.org. Please give back to the organization that makes local amateur competition a reality for Long Island golfers.
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.
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.