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.

The Traveling Golfer

With host Tony Leodora will travel both near and far to bring viewers a look at some of the most spectacular golf destinations in the world!

17 May
2013

Erica Herr nabs Women's Open spot

Written by Bob Oliver

There are 114 players currently in the field for the United States Women's Open. One of them is 17-year-old Council Rock junior Erica Herr.

 

Herr joined 85 exempt players in the field by winning the sectional qualifier at Butler Country Club with a 74-78--152 effort in brutal weather conditions. She earned medalist honors over Waynesburg's Rachel Rohanna by a stroke, earning a ticket to the Open which is slated for Sebonack Golf Club on Long Island.

 

The PIAA Class AAA two-time defending state champion joined LPGA players such as Laura Diaz, Jennifer Rosales, Becky Morgan, Christina Kim and Janice Moody as players who advance to the final 156-woman Open field. Sectonal qualifying continues and some pro players will qualify off their world golf ranking in early June.

 

It will be Herr's first Open, as the Council Rock North student missed in two prior qualifying events.

 

In Men's U.S. Open Qualifying, Warrington native Joey Bonargo advanced to sectionals as did Langhorne's Steve Arnold. Tom Timby of Doylestown came up short of advancing.

20 Feb
2013

Traveling Golfer video debuts

Written by Bob Oliver

Mention the name Tony Leodora in the Delaware Valley and everyone has an opinion. But unlike many personalities all sing his praises.

 

Leodora has reported on the Delaware Valley golf scene for more than 30 years, in newspapers, on the radio and television airwaves.  A former sports editor, Leodora has covered numerous major golf championships over the years, and has broadcast on site from everywhere from the PGA Merchandise Show to the United States Open.

 

His GolfTalk Life show on Newstalk 990, WNTP, has won national awards, as have his segments on such golf television shows as Inside Golf.

 

08 Jul
2009

Herr 2nd in Pa. Junior Championship

Written by Bob Oliver

New Hope's Zachary Herr came within a whisker of claiming the 59th Pennsylvania Golf Association Junior Amateur Championship Tuesday, battling RiverCrest's Tucker Koch into a sudden death playoff.

 

Koch won the state championship for boys ages 14-17 with a victory on the first playoff hole.   Herr, playing out of Jericho National, posted rounds of 70 and 73 for a one-over-par 143 at the Hershey Country Club to get into the playoff. Koch posted a 69-74-143.

17 Apr
2009

Blue Heron Pines: Simply Marvelous

Written by Bob Oliver

Back in 1993 it was a different time on the South Jersey public golf scene.

 

There were nice "local courses" like Brigantine, Avalon, Atlantis and Mays Landing. Nice golf, to be sure, but not extremely special.

 

Then owner Roger Hansen unveiled the brand spanking new, upscale, Blue Heron Pines. The new kid on the block was met with great reviews. The Stephen Kay design was challenging and a whole lot of fun.