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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Local Columns

Rusk seeks elusive PGA Tour goal

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The road to PGA Tour stardom is long and filled with obstacles. Bunkers seemingly carved by land mines and greens shaped by a dastardly designer hoping to preserve precious par.


The money is enticing, but for every Tiger Woods who makes it look easy, there are countless of talented, hardworking players searching for success.


Sheer talent doesn't necessarily equate to victory. One not only needs superb playing skills - but perseverance, dedication, and mental agility. A dose of luck helps. And all of those attributes merely gets one knocking at the door.

Charity wins at 5th Courier Times Open

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A little bit of charity goes a long way. Sometimes golf can help that charitable effort, as the 5th annual Bucks County Courier Times Open proves. The event offered a day of golf, food, camaraderie and prizes with a goal of supporting the Newspaper In Education Program that helps area students.


The team of Judy Cunningham, Andy Cunningham, Rob Cheatle and Troy Tignor claimed top honors over the windswept course, carding a 9-under-par 63 in the four-person scramble event.

Golf and Charity, perfect together

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The Masters is right around the corner, as are the Golf Association of Philadelphia Team Matches, the 8th annual Terracciano Cup of the Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association and the Levittown, Nomads and Delaware Valley golf leagues.


The weather is turning and golfers are dusting off their clubs for the year. Are you ready for action?

Courier Open sparks competitive juices

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The competition was strong, the course played tough, and the main champion of the 4th annual Courier Open Golf Tournament continued to be the Newspaper In Education Program.


The foursome of David Ferrero, James Ferrero, Sr., James Fererro, Jr. and Tim Henahen captured its 2nd crown in 4 years by posting a sparkling 10-under-par 62 at Yardley Country Club.

Smeraglio nips Arnold at Yardley Invitational

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The new guard fell to the old guard at Yardley Country Club's Men's Invitational.


Glenn Smeraglio, all of 48-years-young, played stellar golf in winning the championship on the 2nd hole of a playoff with Villanova University senior Steve Arnold. The twosome completed regulation at 4-under-par 68, a single shot ahead of Mark Miller and 2 in front of defending champion Ed Erickson and 2004 champion Paul Rogowicz.