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!


Some collect club championships

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Some people collect coins, others autographs of famous people and still others trinkets that sit on shelves and provide a special reminder of this or that. Still others --- those who play the game of golf --- have a way of collecting club championships.


In Bucks County golf circles, numerous players have captured multiple championships, but there are some that simply stand out as being amazing feats.


Lower Bucks County's Bob Kotz traveled over the Delaware River to the Trenton Country Club where he compiled the awesome record of 14 men's club championships. Keith Wilson went one better, scoring 15 titles between stints at Hi-Point (now Spring Mill) and Bensalem Township. Glenn Smeraglio claimed 12 from time at Yardley and Mercer Oaks while Dennis Konczyk claimed 11 at Torresdale-Frankford and Don Everett secured 10 at Northampton Valley.


Courier-Intel Open successful

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It took an 11-under-par 61 at the Makefield Highlands Golf Club to win the 8th annual Courier-Intel Open.


Two teams tied for the best score in the scramble event, but the squad of Rob Weber, Doug Thompson, John Lowry and Rich Keller emerged victorious with a match of cards playoff win after a birdie on the second handicap  hole. It was Lowry's third winning effort in the event.


Dropping the playoff was the foursome of Bob Braun, Jack Keyburn, Tony Reale and Nel Mallon.

Know your golf rules

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Golf is a game of honor and integrity. It is the only game where players call penalties on themselves. In team sports like football or hockey for example players often throw their hands up in the air as if to say, "Who me, what are you talking about?" even if they may have committed an infraction calling for a penalty.

In golf a player will, and is required by the honor the game is played by, call a penalty upon himself. A good example is when in 2010 PGA Tour pro Brian Davis notified a rules official to report he believed he had incurred a two stroke penalty for touching a loose impediment in a hazard.

2011's Most Viewed Stories

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Last year was a stellar one for  We thank you, our viewers for a great 2011!


We've learned long ago that you can't be all things to all people. Clearly though, we are about the great game of golf and how it impacts Bucks County. Of course, there are golf happenings in the Delaware Valley, out region or nationally that impact Bucks County golf, and we attempt to bring you stories of interest from anywhere.


As is every year, the number one story accessed on this side is "Bucks County Golf Courses," our summary of courses in the county. Nearly 9,000 people viewed that story in 2011 looking and finding information on the area's wonderful golf opportunities.

2011: Herr heads Year in Review

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In 2011 scores of area golfers had outstanding achievements. Here's quick lookback at the year's top stories.


When it comes to golf in Bucks County, 2011 was a year of firsts.


Oh, there were the annual assortment of winners, no doubt about it. But there were also some historic firsts that "lap" the list of firsts.