For the Record
Wednesday Travel League
The league held its third major event of the season, the “New York Open”, at Cardinal Hills Golf Course, in Randolph. Robert Calph shot the low round of 76 and has now won all three majors this season, and four straight dating back to last year. Calph became just the fourth golfer to win five career majors, joining Tony Nicosia (12) and both Kerry Murphy and Kevin Kaszuba (five each). Calph also joined Nicosia, Murphy and John Tofil as the only golfers to win all four major titles. The victory also gave Calph his league-best 10th win this season. Runners up at 82 were Bob Thompson and Mike Wolfe. Calph led both front nine (38) and back nine (38). In the B Flight, Dave Momberger won on a tiebreaker over Dave Franklin and John Bongiovanni. In the C Flight, Joe Bifaro won on a tiebreaker over John Waterman. Bifaro is the first golfer with four career C Flight titles in majors. The winner of the Bruce “Java” Chrabasz Commissioner’s Award was Angelo Leone.
Untied birdies were recorded by: A Flight — Calph (Nos. 1, 17), Wolfe (Nos. 2, 8), Thompson (No. 3) and Ed Tofil (No. 10); B Flight — Mike Willoughby (Nos. 2, 5), Dave Wallace (Nos. 6, 16), Tony Destro (No. 12), Bill Aldrich (No. 14) and Wayne Ormsby (No. 18); C Flight — Pat Weaver (Nos. 2, 10, 14), Jack Hood (No. 5) and Ken Kaus (No. 6). Closest to the pin were Don Kujawa (Nos. 4, 9), Bongiovanni (No. 11) and Ormsby (No.18, only half an inch from the cup!). Winners of the Par-3 Contest were: A Flight — Tom Destro, Jeff Kubera and Kujawa (All even-par with 4 pars); B Flight — Doug Grace (+2); C Flight — Dan Kaszuba and Waterman (+3 with identical scores).
Top point winners were Ormsby (45), Weaver (40) and Kujawa (33). Season points leaders: 1. Calph (279), 2. Ed Tofil (219), 3. Gary Haase (178), 4. Tom Destro (176), 5. Wolfe (162), 6. Franklin (140), 7. Weaver (122), 8. Al Etzel (107), 9. Dave Criscione (102), 10. Waterman (101).
This Wednesday, the league is playing The Links at Ivy Ridge in Akron, NY. The first group tees off at 9:40 a.m. Interested golfers should inquire about any possible openings with John (785-2291).
Vineyards Golf Course
Friday Night Pairs League — The league enjoyed a potluck dinner following a beautiful evening of golf. Low score, with a 32, was Team Korzeniewski, followed by Team Daniel/Penfold and Team Allessi/Crandall/Blodgett with a score of 34.
Annual Grape Belt Open is Aug. 10 at Pinehurst
The third annual Grape Belt Open is set for Aug. 10 at Pinehurst Golf Club in Westfield. The event is a four-person scramble format and includes refreshments, dinner and awards. All proceeds benefit the Grape Discovery Center, allowing the center to continue and operate as a non-profit, encourage tourism and educate all about the grape growing history in the Lake Erie Region. They are currently seeking Tee and Corporate sponsors for the event. Tee sponsorship is $50. If interested or with questions, call Lisa at (716) 969-4859.
Randy Goss Memorial tournament is Aug. 17
The 19th annual Randy Goss Memorial golf tournament will be on Aug. 17 at The Vineyards Golf Course with a 9 a.m. shotgun start (be at the course by 8:15). This is a two-person scramble format, $60 per golfer. That includes 18 holes of golf, cart, CTPs on every hole, skins, lunch and dinner by Freds at Dom Polskis club. With any questions or to sign up, call Jason Goss at 410-1538 or Cheyl or Kyle Goss at 366-1156.
Fredonia Hockey Camp set for Aug. 26-29
The Fredonia Blue Devils are hosting a youth hockey camp for boys and girls ages 5-12. The camp will be held from Aug. 26-29 at Steele Hall Ice Arena, from 10 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. each day. For further information, please call the Fredonia Hockey Office at 673-3334 or email Fredonia Blue Devils head coach Jeff Meredith at Meredith@fredonia.edu. Walk up registration will be available, as well.
The Relief Zone 5K/10K/Kidz Fun Run Aug. 24
The Relief Zone (TRZ) fundraising committee is holding its seventh annual 5K/10K/Kidz Fun Run on Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Frewsburg Firemen’s Grounds, 4 Main St., Frewsburg. The race will begin at 9 a.m. followed by awards at 10:30 a.m. Interested participants can register online or on race day. The cost to participate is $10 for Kidz Fun Run, $20 for the 5K, and $25 for the 10K. This fee includes a T-Shirt for runners pre-registered by Aug. 16. Registration will be from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. on race day. For more information or to register, go to www.thereliefzone.org.