Lehigh Valley / Poconos News & Events

  • Stroke of Genius: Golfers Use Donor Advised Fund To Fight Cancer

    You could call them the marathon men of golf foursomes. In 1993, Harold Yahr, Bill Dahn, Ernie Peters and Jeff Lichter launched an event they called the Longest Day of Golf to raise money for organizations that fight cancer. After collecting pledges from contributors, who paid either per hole or as a flat amount, they set about playing as many holes of gol ...

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  • Stars Come Out For Inside Golf Celebrity Scramble

    A number of sports and golf celebrities from the Greater Philadelphia area will be in attendance on Tuesday, July 31 when the Inside Golf Celebrity Scramble presented by Yuengling will be held at Edgmont CC. The event will bring together the cast of Inside Golf, including show host Harry Donahue, with a number of their sports and golf friends for a fun day ...

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  • Nationwide Facilities Help Take Your Daughter To The Course Week

    The PGA of America and the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) are encouraging everyone to introduce daughters, granddaughters and nieces to the game of golf during Take Your Daughter to the Course Week, July 9-15. More than 1,000 participating facilities across the country will offer free green fees to girls accompanied by a paying adult, with m ...

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  • Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains Introduces Family Golf Month

    Parents who wish to get their kids out of video-game mode and into outdoor activities can take advantage of area-wide freebies and golf specials through Pocono Mountains' Family Golf Month in July. Free golf clinics family-friendly scrambles and golf round discounts are available at many of 30-plus golf courses in the four-county region of eastern Pennsylva ...

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  • EWGA Championship Series Semifinals Set

    EWGA, an organization enabling current and aspiring business and professional women to connect through golf, will host its 17th Annual Championship Series starting this month. The event is the world's largest women's amateur golf competition. More than 2,400 women will participate in the championship series, which starts with individual chapter championship ...

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  • Bedford Springs Course Tops Best of PA List

    The Old Course at Omni Bedford Springs Resort has been named 2010’s Best Public Course in Pennsylvania by Golf Magazine. The historic 18-hole course, which dates back to the inception of golf in the U.S., was ranked No. 1 out of 15 top courses open to the public in Pennsylvania. The Old Course earned praise for “delicious” quirks and &ldq ...

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

    Golfers today are constantly bombarded with fancy marketing messages from equipment manufactures vying for their business. Amidst all the flash and hype, how can the average player know what will actually help their game? It can be difficult to differentiate the gimmicks from those products that offer a true technological advancement. One company that is a ...

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  • Mount Airy Golf Club Reopens in the Pocono Mountains

    The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau has announced that the Mount Airy Casino Resort Golf Club has re-opened. The course had been temporarily closed for two seasons due to construction of the new resort, which features a mix of more than 2,500 of the latest slot machines, including the newest themed video slots, electronic table games, as well as progre ...

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  • Tour Professional's Swings Set Bad Example for All Amateur Golfers

    After taking part in a recent onine survey, amateur golfers have weighed in, and the results confirm that copying a professional golfer's swing doesn't work for them.  Teens don’t find basics on how professionals do it. Seniors can’t relate to current professional’s swing speeds. Women are seeking distance, but can’t find i ...

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