Area Golf Notes: Parcells hosts Affinity Pro-Am on Monday

Bill Parcells will be the host for the first Affinity Group Pro-Am Monday at Saratoga National Golf
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Bill Parcells will be the host for the first Affinity Group Pro-Am Monday at Saratoga National Golf Club.

Parcells, the former New York Giants, New York Jets, New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys coach who is now executive vice president of football operations with the Miami Dolphins, will be playing with Saratoga National

assistant pro Anders Mattson.

There will be 25 teams competing, each with a club professional from the Northeastern New York PGA. Among the top local pros in the field are Brian Lowe of Windham Country Club, Glenn Davis of Albany Country Club, Bob Meh­eran of Cobleskill Golf & Country Club, Peter Gerard of Mill Road Acres, Scott Berliner of Shaker Ridge Country Club, Frank Mellet of Colonie Golf & Country Club, Steve Jensen of Schuyler Meadows, Brian Damon of Schenectady

Municipal Golf Course, Tom Smack of The Sagamore Resort, Todd Manderson of Ballston Spa Country Club and John Neet of The Edison Club.

UAlbany athletic director Lee McElroy is playing on a team with Massena Country Club head pro Tom Siddon.

The top amateur in the field is Wolferts Roost Country Club’s John Vaccaro.

CHIP SHOTS

u Country Club of Troy will host the USGA Junior Amateur qualifier June 30. Junior golfers from all over the northeastern United States and Canada will compete. Among the top local players are Ryan Simpson (Ballston Spa Country Club), Joe Marro (Normanside Country Club), Scott Brayden (The Edison Club), Sean Miles (Ballston Spa Country Club), Nicholas Longo (Alb­any Country Club), Bryan Barach (Mohawk Golf Club), Matt Porter (Normanside Country Club), Chris Swiers (Hiland Golf Club) and Ryan Prinzo (Normanside Country Club). Two players will qualify from the 45-player field.

u The Take A Swing Against Breast Cancer tournament will be held July 9 at Town of Colonie Golf Course. Entry fee is $125 per person, and includes golf, cart, light breakfast, food at the turn, prizes, goodie

bags and a buffet dinner. The format will be four-person scramble. Make checks payable to CRAAB. Entry deadline is July 1. Contact Janet (885-5259) or Bonnie

(459-97493) for more infor­mation.

u Harry Morgan recently shot his age (69) at Schenectady Municipal Golf Course.

u Fox Run Golf club head pro Rich Scott will conduct the High Performance Golf Academy, designed for aspiring high school golfers, July 8-29. The four-week program will run from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturdays. The focus will be on the golf swing, competition, scoring and the rules. Entry fee is $140 per player. Call Scott at 762-3717 for more information.

u Earl Skiff won the men’s gross division in the 18th annual ALS

Memorial Open at Van Patten with a six-under-par 66. Kathy Harkins was the women’s gross winner with a 75. The tournament, which drew 230 competitors, raised $111,000.

HOLES-IN-ONE

Paula Barclay aced the 82-yard 13th hole at McGregor Links Country Club.

At Pine Brook Golf Club, Jim

Carney of Hageman used a 5-iron to hole out on the 158-yard eighth hole.

Gary Piurek aced the 201-yard eighth hole with a 3-wood at Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course.

Michael Pizzo found the cup with a 9-iron on the 155-yard ninth hole at Albany Country Club.

At Saratoga Lake Golf Club, John Howe of Carthage used a 7-iron on the 14th hole for his hole-in-one.

EAGLES

Tim Potter eagled the ninth hole while competing in the Tony Renna league at Schenectady Municipal Golf Course.

Also at Schenectady Municipal, Jim Hafensteiner of the Building 16 league eagled the par-4 eighth hole with an 8-iron from 150 yards. It was his first eagle in 30 years of golfing.

At Mohawk River Country Club & Chateau, Mike Tahoe eagled the 14th hole while playing in the KAPL league.

Jim Longo eagled the eighth hole at Briar Creek while playing in the Canali’s league.

Rich Duda eagled the fourth hole at Mechanicville Golf Club.

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