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Cantiague Senior Men’s Golf League: April 10, 2014

Cantiague Park Senior Men’s Golf League had its first tournament on Thursday April 4. Twenty golfers came out on on a crisp but sunny morning. Charlie Hong was the only man to score under a 40, with a 38 and won for low overall score. Jim O’ Brien  scored a 41, and won low overall net in a tie-breaker with Mike Guerriero.

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. We have many openings for this year, and you can sign up anytime throughout the the season.

If you are interested in joining our league for this year, please call John Bosco at 516-512-0050 for more information.  Our league includes an optional  match play competition beginning in June with prizes for the top two finalists. We also have  recognition of a yearly overall club champion by awarding points throughout the year in various weekly categories. There are numerous opportunities for cash prizes for individual achievement utilizing your handicap in every tournament.

The league meets every Thursday at 7:30 a.m. through late October, and we have a final luncheon with prizes on our last meeting. In the event of inclement weather, call John at 516-512-0050

The next tournament date is on Thursday, April 10.

Low Actual Score — Charlie Hong (38)

Low Overall Net — Jim O’Brien (31)

Low Flight A— Mike Guerriero (31)

2nd Low Flight A — Bruce Danen (33)

Longest Drive—Bob Evans

Closest to the Pin—Charlie Hong

Low Flight B —John Agnoli (27)

2nd Low Flight (B) — John Valsecchi (32)

Score-Handicap-Net Score-New Handicap-Points

Charlie Acerra    DNP -9

John Agnoli    50-23-27-21-3

John Bosco    54-13-41-13 -1

Jim Caffrey    DNP - 13  

Bruce Danen    40-7-33-7-2    

Jim Daugherty    DNP- 10

John Dilavore    DNP - 14

Bob Evans    42-6-36-6- 3    

Jim Fitzpatrick    DNP  -10

Warren Gallagher    DNP - 14

Mike Galgano    DNP - 24      

Pete Guerra    43-9-34-9 - 1     

Mike Guerriero    44-13-31-13-3   

George Hatalsky    DNP - 17    

Charles Hong    38-3-35-3-6

Ken Hymes    45-10-35-10-1

Joe Iavaroni    DNP - 17

Bob Kann    DNP-15   

Pete Kerr     54-15-39-15

Sevald Knudsen    DNP-12

Pat Lehane    50-8-42-8-1

Walter Ludewig    DNP-23

Tony Macaluso    54-20-34-20-1

Dave Malle    42-6-36-6-1   

Andrew Malone    DNP - 16

Ted Marukawa    DNP-11   

Augie Moschitto    DNP - 14

Len Moschitto    47-3-44-3-1

Jim Murphy    DNP - 16

Jim O’Brien    41-10-31-10-4                  

Tom Parker    DNP-11   

Rudy Pekarek    5-9-36-9-1     

Walter Pietsch    53-13-40-13-1        

Al Poggioli    50-15-35-35-1    

Bob Powers    47-14-33-14-1       

Jack Prunty    DNP-16    

Bob Ross    49-7-42-7-1  

George Rottkamp    DNP-21

Joe Sander    DNP-22

Kent Schreiber    DNP-20

Jerry Skaee    DNP-8

Don Sterling    DNP-17

John Valsecchi    47-15-32-15-2  

Dom Vissicchio    DNP -14

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.


Calendar

Close Encounters with Benevolent ETs and Ascended Masters

August 29

Adventures in Genealogy

September 4

Greek Festival

September 5-7



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