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

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Gagliardi wins Philadelphia Senior Crown

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Naz Gagliardi was holding court in the clubhouse of the Franklin D. Roosevelt golf club when he was announced as the winner of the Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association Senior Amateur Championship.


A huge smile appeared as he accepted congratulations from fellow competitors.

Miller magical in GAP Open

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What a difference a couple days make.


On Saturday 21-year-old Mark Miller was totally frustrated with his game. Two days later he became the first amateur from Bucks County to win the Golf Association of Philadelphia's Open Championship. 

Timby captures Bucks County Amateur

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Tom Timby of Makefield Highlands Golf Club captured the inaugural Bucks County Amateur Championship with sparkling rounds of 67 and 70 for a 3-under-par 137 at Bucks County Country Club in Jamison.

Timby, who recently claimed the Pennsylvania Amateur Public Links Championship, scored a 5-shot victory over Jamie Harrell (142) of Commonwealth National. Warren Taylor, 15, of Yardley C.C. placed third at 150 on rounds of 73 and 77.

Rounding out the top finishers were Ryan Gelrod (151), David Goodman (152), Adam Pifer (154), John Alterman (158), Frank Filippo (162) and Monica Pedano (167).

Rusk learns, waits and hopes

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It's hard, really hard, to gain one's PGA Tour card.

It takes talent...and a lot of luck. One needs a will to win and the ability to get one's game together at the PGA Tour qualifying school.

Two years ago Jonathan Rusk, an aspiring professional from Washington Crossing, Pa., came ever so close to earning a PGA Tour card. He advanced through local and sectional qualifying only to come up short of playing privileges at the PGA Tour Q-School Finals.