Written by John Bosco (Secretary) and Charlie Acerra (Treasurer) Thursday, 29 August 2013 00:00
The Cantiague Park Senior Men’s Golf League had its 9th tournament on Aug. 22. We had 26 golfers. We had 6 golfers who scored under 40, including a brilliant 33 by Bob Ross and Dave Malle. Low overall score was won by Dave Malle with a tiebreaker. John Valsecchi scored a 42, his personal best so far and easily won low overall net.
Please note: There will be no early outs from this point on. Club golfers who do not wait for the 7:30 a.m. start will lose rights to winning any prize money or points. Golfers who must be the first out at 7:30 a.m. will be accommodated. A new rule will also be imposed that you must play your round with club members only or default your score. Please give your email address to John Bosco for a pre-publication subscription to this article published in the Levittown Tribune and Hicksville Illustrated News.
Low Actual Score: Dave Malle (33) won by tie breaker over Bob Ross
Low Overall Net: John Valsecchi (22)
Low Flight A: Bob Ross (24)
2nd Low Flight A: Bob Evans (28) Won by tie breaker over Charlie Acerra
Longest Drive: Jerry Skaee
Closest to the Pin: No eligible winner this week
Low Flight B: John Dilavore (26)
2nd Low Flight (B): Pete Kerr (26)
Leaders in points scored for Club Champion are Charlie Hong (24) Dave Malle (19) John Bosco (18) Bob Kann and Bob Evans (17) two tied with 16 - Macaluso, and Pekarek - 3 tied with (15) Tripp, Sterling, Acerra - 3 tied with (13) Guerra, Marukawa, Skaee. Prizes for winning overall club Champ will be 1st $50; 2nd $40; 3rd $30; 4th $20.
The next tournament will be on Thursday, Sept. 5. Sign-in will be promptly at 7:30 a.m. Rain date is Friday, Sept. 6 same time. Match play began on July 11. Prizes for match play are 1st $80; 2nd $40; 3rd $20. Match play continues. The handicap you had at beginning of match play remains static for the tournament. The changes in your handicap for purposes of regular prizes may change from week to week. Golfers advancing: Rudi Pekarek vs the winner of Marukawa vs, Guerriero for the club Match Play Championship.
Competition on the nine-hole course is divided into two divisions. Flight A is for players with a handicap of 13 or lower. Flight B is for players with a handicap of 14 or more. The league is a 100 percent handicap league. Any man 55 years or older is eligible for membership.
If you are interested in joining our league for next year, please call John Bosco at 516-512-0050 for information. Our league includes an optional match play competition beginning in July and includes recognition of a yearly overall club champion by awarding points throughout the year. There are numerous opportunities for cash prizes for individual achievement utilizing your handicap in every tournament. In case of inclement weather, call 516-512-0050.
Name Score - Handicap- Net Score -New Handicap-points
Charlie Acerra 39-11-28-10-15
John Agnoli DNP - 25 -5
John Bosco 52-13-39-14-18
Jim Caffrey DNP-13-6
Bruce Danen 40-7-33-6-10
Jim Daugherty DNP -10- 6
John Dilavore 43-17-26-15-12
Bob Evans 35-7-28-5-16
Jim Fitzpatrick 41-10-31-9-8
Warren Gallagher DNP -19-1
Mike Galgano DNP -24-3
Pete Guerra 40-9-31-10-13
Mike Guerriero 48-12-36-12-10
George Hatalsky DNP - 17-4
Charles Hong 34-4-30-4-24
Ken Hymes DNP - 9-6
Joe Iavaroni DNP-22-13
Bob Kann DNP - 15-17
Pete Kerr 41-15-26-13-10
Sevald Knudsen DNP -11-3
Pat Lehane DNP - 10-5
Walter Ludewig DNP- 23-9
Tony Macaluso 54-22-32-23-16
Dave Malle 33-7-26-7-19
Andrew Malone DNP -14-5
Ted Marukawa 49-11-37-11-13
Augie Moschitto DNP -14-1
Jim Murphy DNP-16-7
Jim O’Brien 43-10-33-10-10
Tom Parker DNP -14-6
Rudy Pekarek 37-9-28-7-16
Walter Pietsch 49-11-37-13-11
Al Poggioli 48-17-31-17-9
Bob Powers 43-14-29-14-11
Jack Prunty 49-17-32-18-7
Bob Ross 33-9-24-7-12
George Rottkamp 52-23-29-21-8
Frank Russo DNP - 21-0
Joe Sander DNP - 21-12
Kent Schreiber 53-19-34-20-10
Jerry Skaee 40-11-29-11-13
Don Sterling 48-11-37-13-15
Geoff Tripp 47-10-37-11-15
John Valsecchi 42-20-22-17-8
Dom Vissicchio DNP- 15-11
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
Although Fuel Cafe is six years old, it's been a work in progress since new owners took over one-and one-half years ago. The main part of the cafe was recently redecorated and an adjoining room is soon to open. And though there's been several changes, the concept remains the same—this is a place where healthy and hearty food is served. The food is grilled or baked, never fried, and they do not use microwaves so everything is made to order.
With a menu of over 170 items and dozens of combinations of meats, vegetables, bread and more, be prepared to do a lot of reading to figure out what your meal will be.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
For the past six months, Hicksville resident Chris Collins has spent his days digging for fossils and his nights falling asleep to the sound of vervet monkeys and coyotes. As a teacher’s assistant at the Turkana Basin Institute (TBI) in Kenya, Collins got a firsthand look at what it was like to live like an anthropologist.
Collins got his first taste of Turkana last year, as a student at the TBI field school which was founded by Stony Brook University and paleoanthropologist Dr. Richard Leakey. As a student, Collins spent four months learning about archeology, paleontology, geology, ecology and human evolution. What started as a study abroad experience, turned into a life changing experience as Collins soon found himself homesick for Africa.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
As they come off their most successful season in 30 years, the Hicksville Boys basketball team faces a challenge in replicating last year's success. The 2012-13 season saw the Comets compile a 15-5 record and had their season ending in the Nassau County semifinals to rival Baldwin. According to Head Coach Phil Essigman, who is entering his 14th season with the varsity team, the team will feature only two returning players from last season. Last year’s team was incredibly deep and experienced and it is part of the “rollercoaster”, as he described it, of high school sports for teams to go through periods of grooming inexperienced players.
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 00:00
Hicksville’s Mary-Jo Depaoli, and Nao Joe scored with awards on Sunday, November 17 in the 5th annual Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer, a 5 Kilometer road race that started and finished at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park.Depaoli crossed the finish line with a time of 23:01, earning her second place honors in the women’s 35-39 age group, and Joe finished the race with a time of 28:36, to earn third place in the women’s 30-34 age group, A record breaking total of 414 runners and walkers crossed the finish line.
The race was held by the Town of Oyster Bay and raised money to help in the fight against prostate cancer. Free prostate cancer screenings were offered on-site, as well as informative urology and men’s health exhibits, refreshments and prizes for participants.