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Cantiague Park Senior Men's Golf News: August 29, 2013

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

News

Vastra boutique finds a niche

in hand-embroidered dresses

Who says a bride has to wear white on her wedding day? For South Asian brides, no color is off limits including brilliant reds, blues and golds. For the past 17 years, Vastra in Hicksville has been helping brides from New York and across the country find the perfect dress for their special day.

There’s no lack of Indian sari boutiques in Hicksville but according to Marketing Director Prachi Jain, what sets Vastra apart from the others is its emphasis on one of a kind, hand-embroidered Indian dresses.

Many would consider it rude to play with your food. That is unless, you’re participating in the Long Island Potato Festival. The event, which was held in Cutchogue, NY, included a mashed potato sculpting contest which was dominated by Hicksville’s Sarah Tsang, who won first place in the youth division.

Contestants were allowed to use any tools and materials to help bring their creation to life. Sculptures were left on display throughout the day and voted on by festival goers.


Sports

Somehow LSA, the Levittown Swimming Association, has always been a part of our Hicksville summers. My family’s introduction to the organization in 1975 began when our two older daughters tried out for the Parkway Swim Team, one of the nine teams that competed through July and most of August.

It was no small task for the younger girl, swimming her first full lap in the deep end of the pool to qualify at age six, but both girls made the team and donned the coveted gray tee shirts as the trees cast their shadows over the pool water at the end of practice.

I’m convinced that the soul and the center of Hicksville is Cantiague Park. And why not? Every weekend it’s a beehive of activity ranging from tennis matches, hand ball games, basketball and baseball games, swimming, hockey and of course ‘the beautiful game’ called soccer. Cantiague has two professional soccer fields that are perfectly manicured and begging to be played on. And they were. This weekend was the finals of the East Meadow Soccer Tournament which is one of the largest youth soccer tournaments in the nation, sponsored by the US Soccer Federation. There were 18 boys and girls teams in the finals and a large staff of referees.

Two of the refs were Steven Orozco and Randy Vogt who told me how soccer had been growing and has now become the second most popular participation sport in America with 25 million of us watching this year’s World Cup.  I also met and interviewed Joe Codispoti who along with Tim Bradbury is the head coach of Rockville Centre United, a U16 boys club.  This U16 team has a group of standout players led by  Jack Graziano, AJ Codispoti and Pat Basile who have been playing together for six years.


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Greek Festival

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