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Archive: September, 2011

Sixteen-year-old Thompson receives LPGA membership

Friday, September 30, 2011, 6:16 PM
Sixteen-year-old Alexis “Lexi” Thompson, who became the youngest-ever winner of an LPGA event last month, has had her petition for LPGA Tour membership approved by commissioner Michael Whan, the association announced Friday. Thompson’s management team had asked the LPGA to waive... Read more

Busy fall golf includes Magee event, Crump Cup

Thursday, September 29, 2011, 7:33 PM
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... Read more

It's official: Tiger on Presidents Cup team

Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 8:20 PM
Fred Couples received a lot of attention – some of it negative – when he announced more than a month ago that Tiger Woods would be one of his captain’s picks for the 2011 U.S. Presidents Cup team. And when it came time to make the selections official on Tuesday, Couples didn’t... Read more

Field of 156 set for Philadelphia PGA Championship

Monday, September 19, 2011, 3:56 PM
A field of 156 players, including 11 former champions, are ready to tee it up Tuesday for the start of the Philadelphia PGA Championship, the most prestigious event of the season for the area's club professionals. For the first time, two courses -- White Manor Country Club in Malvern and St. Davids... Read more

Sheftic helps lead U.S. PGA Cup team to victory

Sunday, September 18, 2011, 7:55 PM
Mark Sheftic, a teaching pro at Merion Golf Club, recorded a 1-up victory over John Wells of England to help lead the United States to victory Sunday over Great Britain/Ireland in the 25th PGA Cup at San Martin, Calif. The United States captured a 17 ½-8 ½ win over its guests at CordeValle... Read more

Sheftic in leadoff spot for U.S. PGA Cup team

Friday, September 16, 2011, 9:22 AM
Merion Golf Club teaching pro Mark Sheftic will be part of Friday's first match in the opening round of the PGA Cup at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif. Sheftic, 37, of Blue Bell, will team with David Hutsell of Baltimore in a four-ball (better-ball) match against the Britain and Ireland team of Simon... Read more

Merion's Sheftic ready for PGA Cup

Thursday, September 15, 2011, 6:33 PM
Mark Sheftic is on the U.S. PGA Cup team for the second straight competition, and the feeling is one of which he will never tire. “It means just as much as the first time,” Sheftic, a teaching pro at Merion Golf Club who lives in Blue Bell, said Thursday before assembling with his teammates... Read more

U.S. Senior Amateurs and PGA Cup coming up

Thursday, September 8, 2011, 1:53 PM
Some local golf notes on a rainy day … PGA Cup. Mark Sheftic, teaching pro at Merion Golf Club, is getting ready to head to California to play for the U.S. team at the PGA Cup for the second time. The three-day competition, which features club professionals from the United States and from... Read more

Notes on Nicklaus, Patriot Golf Day, more

Thursday, September 1, 2011, 5:02 PM
Concerned that an increasing number of people are abandoning the game of golf, Jack Nicklaus will introduce an experimental option during Labor Day weekend at one of his home clubs -- Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio. The club will host two separate 12-hole tournaments featuring a hole that will... Read more
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