Golf Bucks County

By Bob Oliver

Middletown Country Club

Middletown is a compact 80 acres of challenging golf, with rolling hills and large specimen trees that have watched many golfers travel its fairways over time. It has retained its old time feel with tees and greens in close proximity, allowing golfers to walk the course if they choose.

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11 Aug
2016

Bartolacci, Smeraglio claim 4-ball title

Written by Bob Oliver

You would need an adding machine to calculate the number of championships Tom Bartolacci and Glenn Smeraglio have captured in their illustrious careers. 

They added another with the 57th Golf Association of Philadelphia Senior Four-Ball Stroke Play at LedgeRock, where they claimed a two-shot win over Laurel Creek's Joe RUsso and Mark Walker, 66 to 68. 

Bartolacci, who plays out of Saucon Valley, and Smeraglio, of LuLu savor the challenge. They scored 30 on the front nine with a birdie and eagle on the card, and played near flawless golf throughout. It was the second championship in the event for the twosome, who also claimed the 2010 tournament.

Jericho National's Mark Metaxas and Jim Gavagan finished at 72.

CHIP SHOTS: A familiar face will be competing in the USGA Mid-Amateur Championship at the beautiful and challenging Stonewall next month. Yardley C.C. Chris Ault earned a berth after a strong 71 at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. 

25 Jul
2016

Radick claims 6th NVCC title

Written by Bob Oliver
There are horses for courses, and in the Northampton Valley Country Club race there has been no better than Jonathan Radick in recent history.
Radick claimed his sixth men's club championship, the last four consecutively. Radick outlasted Ken Schaefer, 7 and 6, in their 36-hole final match. Earlier this year Radick claimed the stroke play championship at NVCC.
"He's been a picture of perfection in the championship," said head professional Vin Ciarlone.
Dave Drabot successfully defended his first flight championship with a 4 and 3 win over Dave Mangione, while John Schikal upended Bob Mitchell, 5 and 4, in their second flight play.
Amongst the seniors, Jerry Powell scored a 3 and 1 victory over Jeff Hilton in the championship match.