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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Tour cupboard half full or half empty?

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Sometimes the glass is half empty, sometimes it's half full.


When it comes to the highest level of professional golf visiting Delaware Valley fairways, the glass has been pretty empty.


The last regularly scheduled PGA Tour event that made its way onto the schedule was the 2000 SEI Pennsylvania Golf Classis held at Waynesborough Country Club. Chris DiMarco won that championship, kick-starting a stellar decade of play.

Bristol's Wahal assumes Blue Bell head pro slot

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When Stephen Wahal Jr. gets to the workplace each day he sees beautiful fairways and greens.


It is not nirvana, though. Like most golf professionals, the closest he gets to playing the game on work days is being on the practice range when he's giving lessons or playing in an occasional pro-am.


The irony of the situation is that most head club golf pros simply don't have the time to play a lot of golf. It's sort of like the engraver at the Philadelphia Mint not getting a chance to spend all those greenbacks printed.

Wanna play with the pros? Anyone Can!

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Actor Jack Lemmon never made the cut in countless playings of the Crosby Clambake.

Over the years the tournament has been called the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, the Bing Crosby National Professional Amateur and other names. Whatever called, Lemmon’s game soured down the stretch as the television viewing audience and playing partner Peter Jacobsen felt his pain.

Lemmon passed on without the thrill of making the cut, yet time and again he spoke of how lucky he was to compete in the event.

Wie comes up short in Men's Open bid

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Summit, N.J. ---
Michelle Wie’s attempt to qualify for the United States Open Golf Championship was part circus, part surreal, part frenzy and all about the future of golf.

Wie, the 16-year-old female sensation, was the reason nearly 6,500 spectators and more than 300 journalists showed up at the Canoe Brook Country Club Monday. The swarm to the course was so high that USGA and club officials closed the gates to new fans late in the morning. A Wie sellout, so to speak, as the youngster from Hawaii was the reason the crowds were there.

“I’ve played in about 25 of these (sectionals) things and if you totaled up all the fans who’ve attended over the years it wouldn’t match today’s crowd,” explained Duke Delcher, a 1994 U.S. Open qualifier and two-time U.S. Amateur quarterfinalist.