Nicholas;Calabrese The Springhaven Club
Calabrese, 21, of Newtown Square, Pa., was named Empire 8 Conference
Men’s Golfer of the Year April 16 . He earned the individual title in the Empire
8 Conference Championship April 14-15 at Hershey Country Club in Hershey,
Pa . Calabrese, a junior at St . John Fisher College, carded rounds of 73 and 82
to finish the event at 9-over-par. He held a five-stroke lead entering the event
after rounds of 71 and 69 in the Empire 8 Fall Championship at Kanon Valley
Country Club in Oneida, N . Y.
Isabella;DiLisio Indian Valley Country Club
DiLisio, 21, of Hatfield, Pa., a Notre Dame University rising senior, made her
professional tournament debut – as an amateur – in the Symetra Tour’s Valley
Forge Invitational at Raven’s Claw Golf Club in Pottstown, Pa . May 24-26 . DiLisio
finished in a tie for 34th after carding rounds of 70, 71 and 69 . Sweden’s Louise
Ridderstrom was the victor with a three-day total of 16-under par after rounds
of 69, 65 and 63. The Symetra Tour is a developmental circuit for the LPGA
Tour. During the 2017-18 season, DiLisio competed in all 10 Notre Dame team
tournaments . Her top finish was a tie for 10th at the Minnesota Invitational in
Sept . 2017 . “It was an awesome week,” said DiLisio . “I wanted to have fun and
enjoy the experience . It made me play better because I was so relaxed . I didn’t
make a lot of mistakes .”
Glenn;Newman Chester Valley Golf Club
Newman, 59, in his 26th year as a member of Chester Valley, aced all four par
3s at his home club within a 15-month span . On April 14, Newman completed
the square by jarring a pitching wedge from 122 yards on the seventh hole . It’s
been a long road back for Newman, a Villanova, Pa . resident . He was placed in a
medically-induced coma for eight days in October 2016 with encephalitis – an
inflammation of the brain – due to infection . “I’m a pretty lucky guy,” he said.
“In the short term, I lost my memory. All of my golfing buddies came back and
brought pictures from our golf trips . One of my buddies brought a DVD of our
trip to Ireland where we had a blast. I lost 45 pounds and had to learn how to
walk all over again . I am very fortunate to return to 100 percent from my illness .”
Mark;Parson Harbor Pines Golf Club
Parson, 48, of Northfield, N.J., carded a 5-under-par 67 at Sunnybrook Golf
Club to claim the Haverford Trust Philadelphia PGA Classic May 29 and to
secure the largest PGA of America section prize, $100,000. Parson, who is
in his second season as a teaching professional at Harbor Pines, carded eight
birdies and three bogeys . “I never looked at the scoreboard once,” said Parson,
who teed off in the final pairing of the day. “I made Mike [Connolly, my caddie]
keep the score . I never knew how the tournament was going . I did know before
I teed off that 3 under was low, but I just played my game the whole day.”
Parson, whose late father, Donald, played on the PGA TOUR, is originally from
Ludlow, Mass . He has been a PGA professional for more than 20 years, 10 in
the Philadelphia Section .
John;Sawin Merion Golf Club
Sawin, 33, of Haverford, Pa . and San Francisco, Calif., was named Pebble Beach
Company Vice President and Director of Golf in January. Pebble Beach Company, headquartered in Pebble Beach, Calif., owns and operates the world-famous
Pebble Beach Resorts, including four renowned golf courses: Pebble Beach
Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, The Links at Spanish Bay and Del Monte
Golf Course. In the coming decade, the company will host four USGA national
championships, including the U .S. Amateur in August and U .S. Open next June
alongside its Centennial . “I’m beyond honored to have been entrusted with this
role,” said Sawin . “There’s never a bad time to be in Pebble Beach, but this is a
particularly unique and exciting time to have joined the company.” Prior, Sawin
was a Vice President in the San Francisco office of Evercore, a financial advisory
firm. He is a past winner of the Association’s Junior Boys’ Championship and
Silver Cross Award . He also won the 2014 Pennsylvania Amateur .
Time a club has fielded two teams in the BMW
GAP Team Matches Playoff, done this year by
Philadelphia Cricket’s top two teams, since
the event started in 1897 .
Holes played in BMW Philadelphia Amateur
Final, most since 2000 .
Philadelphia Cups won by Merion Golf Club in
the Women’s Golf Association of Philadelphia
Team Matches .
Years since West Shore Country Club’s
Scholars to receive J . Wood Platt Caddie
Scholarship grants in 2018-19 academic year .
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