Del Valley News & Events

  • People in the News

    Congratulations go to Golf Digest Chairman and editor Jerry Tarde, who will be given the PGA of America’s 2011 Lifetime Achievement in Journalism Award at the Golf Writers of America annual bash at Augusta National on April 6. Jerry grew up playing golf at Juniata with Juniata Foundation head Bob Wheeler. Jerry also spent a lot of time at Atlantic Ci ...

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  • State of the Game

    Sixteen years ago when I started this magazine, the National Golf Foundation reported that we’d need a new course to open every day, to keep up with the demand. Oh if that were only true today. Golfers took up the game, then quit, kids now play soccer and lacrosse, it takes too long to play a round, golf courses in oversupply, demand down. Real ...

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  • Lower your scores and enjoy the game more with "Rose's Rules of Golf"

    By Mike Rose Ten years ago, I started coaching golf at Penn State University’s Abington campus. It wasn’t a big time program, we played mostly community colleges and other Penn State campus teams. But coaching was something I always wanted to do, and thought that my many years of playing and competing at a high level might be helpful in te ...

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  • Hershey C.C. to Host 2012 USGA Senior Women's Amateur

    Hershey (Pa.) Country Club has been selected by the United States Golf Association as the site of the 2012 USGA Senior Women's Amateur Championship. The dates of the championship are Sept. 8-13. The championship will be played on Hershey's West Course, which was designed by Maurice McCarthy and opened in 1930. Revisions were made in 1959 and again in 19 ...

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  • News and Notes

    • Municipal courses in Philly are on the rise. Walnut Lane, thanks to the leadership of John MacDonald and his staff, have improved the facility, and made it a central locale for The First Tee program, helping hundreds of kids to learn the game of golf and to live by the lessons that the game teaches. Within the course, they are building a separate ju ...

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  • 2010 Brother-Brother National Championship

    HILTON HEAD - This spring bands of brothers from every corner of the country will once again set aside sibling rivalries and team up for a chance to claim the 2010 Brother-Brother National Championship at Bluffton’s Old South Golf Links. The 36-hole Better Ball tournament is open to any and all two-man blood brother teams, and features two divisions ...

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  • Players of the Year

    Time for my annual “Rose Factor“awards, given to those golfers in the region who have distinguished themselves in both local and national tournaments, and represented the game as gentlemen in the tradition of the game. Let me start with the Downtown Michael Brown Award – given in honor of my 950 ESPN Radio co-host Michael Brown, form ...

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  • Boccieri Golf - Small Company, Big Ideas...Heavy Putters

    How many strokes do you waste on the green? If you’re like most, the answer is too many. One company helping thousands improve their stroke is Boccieri Golf: Maker of the Heavy Putter. The inventor of Heavy Putter Stephen Boccieri – previously a nuclear engineer by week, scratch golfer by weekend – spent his free time evaluating equ ...

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  • Join the Club(s)

    If you are a member of a golf club or are thinking of joining a club, there’s a new trend in private golf clubs, as they endeavor to stay alive in this very tough golf economy. Changes in demographics, aging golf population, more family activities, less disposable income, you name it, many private clubs are in trouble. ...

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  • Looking Ahead to 2010

    The Rose Factor Over the years, many of you have told me how much you’ve enjoyed my golf travel diaries. I’ve been to Scotland three times, playing in the British Amateur at Muirfield, the British Mid Am at Royal Troon, and the British Senior Am at Blairgowrie. I’ve been to England twice, including great links golf at the Bri ...

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