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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11 May
2016

Nordqvist heads stellar LPGA field

Written by Bob Oliver
There is an old saying, be there or be square.
The saying goes way back, but is still important today. Because when you think of LPGA events, the "there" is the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer, and you better believe the best of the best LPGA professionals don't want to be called "square".
The annual trek to South Jersey's Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club sees the LPGA's best competing for $1.5M in prize money over 54-holes of tournament play June 3-4-5. Practice rounds and pro-ams precede the event.
Back will be defending champion Anna Nordqvist, who birdied two of the final three holes to secure the 2015 crown. The field is one of the LPGA's strongest, with superstars Stacy Lewis, Julie Inkster, Karrie Webb and Se Ri Pak all expected to play.
"This is simply a great venue and wonderful tournament," said Nordqvist at Seaview. "The (Donald Ross designed) Bay Course is an ultimate challenge. It's not a long course, but it's tight fairways and difficult greens and of course the winds (off Reeds Bay) make it a challenge. I think all the players respect the course and its history and want to be part of it."
The ShopRite LPGA Classic is known for its history of superb champions.  In it's early years, Hall of Fame members Betsy King (three). Inkster (two), Nancy Lopez and Pak (one) earned championships. More recently Lewis (2012, 2014), Webb (2013) and Annika Sorenstam (1998, 2002, 2005) earned championships. The best come out to play in the Shore Tradition.
"We are proud that our list of champions includes so many of the great players in the history of the LPGA," commented tournament executive director Tim Erensen.
Simply stated, the best players come to Seaview. Not only do they love the venue, but the proximity to Atlantic City, the hospitality, dining and fun, is a major draw. The golf course presents numerous challenges, and the best of the best survive.     
This year will be no exception as the LPGA's best will be on hand. Tickets are available and compete details can be found at www.shopritelpgaclassic.com.
 
03 May
2016

Herr 29th ACC Championship

Written by Bob Oliver

New Hope's Erica Herr is closing out her sophomore season at Wake Forest University in good form. Herr placed 29th in the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships at Sedgefield C.C. in Greensboro, NC.

The former Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association girl's state champion carded rounds of 77-73-76 for a 54-hole total of 226 to help the Lady Deacons to a second place finish behind Virginia. Herr, a graduate of Council Rock North High School, has played 31 rounds and compiled a scoring average of 77.0. Wake Forest will be playing in the NCAA Regionals.