Busy fall golf includes Magee event, Crump Cup

The fall usually is a busy time for golf in the Philadelphia area. Here's a look at some of what's going on:

New golf booster for Magee

For 21 years, Philadelphia attorney Jerry Segal hosted a charity golf tournament that raised more than $10 million for Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, a labor of love for Segal toward the facility that treated him after an error during 1988 neck surgery left him a quadriplegic.

This year, the baton has been passed to former Penn State football player Adam Taliaferro, who also took advantage of Magee’s services starting in 2000 when he suffered a spinal cord injury while playing for the Nittany Lions against Ohio State.

The first annual Magee Rehab and Adam Taliaferro Golf Outing will take place Monday at Green Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill, conducted by the Adam Taliaferro Foundation.

And it’s only fitting that during Monday night’s program that follows the golf, Taliaferro will present Segal with the first Believe Award for his philanthropic activities. Segal was one of Taliaferro’s biggest supporters during the former player’s rehabilitation.

According to a release from Magee, Segal and his supporters have promised to raise $500,000 for the facility through non-golf endeavors.


Crump Cup this weekend

Pine Valley Golf Club again will open its gates to the public Sunday for the final match of the 87th Crump Cup championship, starting at 1 p.m.

Parking will be available at Clementon Lake Amusement Park. A $20 fee covers parking and bus transportation to the golf course. The Clementon Youth Athletic Association is handling parking and transportation, and will have a refreshment stand inside the front gate.

The club said cameras, cell phones and video equipment will not be permitted on the grounds.


Two area women in championship

Alexandra Frazier of West Conshohocken and Lisa McGill of Philadelphia will join Noreen Mohler of Bethlehem on the Pennsylvania side for the ninth USGA Women’s State Team Championship. The 54-hole competition begins Tuesday in Savannah, Ga.

Angie Whitley Coleman of New Castle, Del., is a member of the Delaware team. Meghan Stasi, formerly of Haddonfield, N.J., and now living in Oakland Park, Fla., will play for the Sunshine State.


Dave Hill passes away

Dave Hill, the outspoken golfer whose win at the 1989 Bell Atlantic Classic at Chester Valley Golf Club was one of his six Senior PGA Tour victories, died Tuesday in Jackson, Mich., at the age of 74.

Hill’s brother, Mike, a former Senior PGA Tour player, said Dave Hill had suffered from emphysema for several years, according to the Jackson Citizen Patriot.

Dave Hill enjoyed a successful run on the PGA Tour, winning 13 times. He captured the 1969 Vardon Trophy for the lowest scoring average on the tour, and made three appearances in the Ryder Cup.

He probably received the most publicity of his career during the 1970 U.S. Open at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn., when he said the course “lacked only 80 acres of corn and a few cows to be a good farm” and that architect Robert Trent Jones “had the blueprints upside down.”

Hill would go on to finish second at that Open to Tony Jacklin.

Hill joined the Senior PGA Tour in 1987 and won all six of his events there in his first three years of competition. One of those victories came in 1989 at the Bell Atlantic Classic when he defeated Chi Chi Rodriguez in a playoff at Chester Valley in Malvern.

Hill was never shy to say what he felt. Mike Hill called his brother “opinionated and stubborn. If he felt he was seeing things that weren’t right, he always spoke out. He used to say, ‘If you don’t like the answer, you shouldn’t ask the question.’”

Dave Hill is survived by a son and a daughter. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday in Jackson, Mich.


Local club pros honored

Two members of the Philadelphia Section PGA have won national awards from the PGA of America.

Jeff Kiddie, head pro at Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, was honored as PGA Merchandiser of the Year for private facilities. John Rogers, director of golf at Majestic Ridge Golf Club in Chambersburg, was named recipient of the Horton Smith Award for outstanding contributions to professional education.

The two men and the other award winners will be honored in January at the annual convention of the PGA of America in Orlando, Fla.


Feeling lucky?

We realize this is short notice, but Friday is the final day that fans may enter the random ticket draw for the 2012 Ryder Cup, to be played next September at Medinah Country Club near Chicago.

Individuals may register at www.RyderCup.com until midnight Friday. Results from the random drawing will be announced the week of Oct. 10. The gallery for the days of the Ryder Cup will be limited to approximately 40,000 per day.

Information on ticket options can be found at www.RyderCup.com.


 Annika coming to central N.J.

LPGA Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam will join PGA Tour veteran Brad Faxon at the Forsgate Foundation Charity Golf Classic, being held Tuesday at Forsgate Country Club in Jamesburg, N.J.

The outing, which benefits the Annika Foundation, will featured a kids’ clinic, a celebrity skills competition and a nine-hole Skins Game between the two pros. Ticket information can be obtained at www.forsgatefoundation.org.

--Joe Juliano