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

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.

Everyday fans have "say" in pro golf league

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I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve yelled at a television set, begging for a coach or manager to make a strategic move, and I am sure you have too.

Have you ever fantasized you were able to call up the Philadelphia Eagles’ Andy Reid and advise him on play selection or on whether Jeff Garcia or A.J. Feeley should be replacing injured quarterback Donovan McNabb?

Or give Flyers’ coach John Stevens suggestions on line combinations? Heck, he’s a new NHL coach, having replaced the fired Ken Hitchcock a month ago. He certainly would want advice from the knowledgeable fans. 

DiJulia Earns Top-100 Teaching Honor

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Noted area golf instructor Dom DiJulia has earned recognition from Golf Magazine as one of the Top 100 Teachers in America.

DiJulia, a PGA Master Professional and Master Professor Faculty Member, is the founder of the Dom DiJulia School of Golf located at Jericho National Golf Club in New Hope. Over the years he has worked with area professionals such as Christian Bartolacci and Jon Rusk as well as hundreds of amateurs.

Courier Times Open benefits NIE

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Strong play and camaraderie teamed with a good cause at the 3rd annual Bucks County Courier Times Open Golf Championship.

On the course the foursome representing GMA sparkled with a 9-under-par 61 in a 4-perscon scramble competition at the par-70, 6,201-yard Northampton Valley Country Club, while the big winner for the day was the Newspapers in Education Program.

The winning team, earning their second championship in three years, included Thomas Cepek, Steve Schoenberger, Roger Baney and Richard Remetta.