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Cantiague Senior Men’s Golf League: June 19, 2014

Cantiague Park Senior Men’s Golf League had its fourth tournament on Thursday June 5. We had two golfers who scored under 40: Charlie Hong and Bruce Danen. Low overall score was won by Charlie Hong with an impressive 37. Joe Sander scored a solid 46 and won low overall net with a 25.

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. The league meets every Thursday at 7:30 a.m., but the formal tournament dates are only the first and third Thursday of the month through late October. We will have a final luncheon with prizes on our last meeting.

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.

Our next Tournament date is on Thursday, June 19th, rain date June 20.

Low Actual Score — Charlie Hong (37) His third low victory.

Low Overall Net — Joe Sander (25)

Low Flight A — Bruce Danen (31)

2nd Low Flight A — Tom Parker (33)

Longest Drive — Andy Malone

Closest to the Pin — Tom Parker

Low Flight B — Jack Prunty (28)

2nd Low Flight (B) —Pete Kerr (29)

Name Score - Handicap - Net Score - New Handicap - Points

John Agnoli  DNP

John Bosco 50-12-38-13-8  

Bruce Danen 38-7-31-8-10

John Dilavore 46-14-32-15-6

Bob Evans 43-6-37-7-5

 Pete Guerra DNP

Mike Guerriero DNP

Charles Hong 37-4-33-4-18

Ken Hymes DNP

Joe Iavaroni 59-17-42-18-1

Pete Kerr 43-14-29-13-8

Pat Lehane DNP

Tony Macaluso DNP

Dave Malle 43-6-37-6-8

Andrew Malone 43-14-29-16-3

Jim Murphy DNP

Jim O’Brien DNP  

Tom Parker  43-10-33-10-6

Rudy Pekarek  44-9-35-10-5  

Walter Pietsch  49-13-36-14-5  

Al Poggioli  49-15-34-16-2  

Bob Powers  DNP  

Jack Prunty 44-16-28-15-4  

Bob Ross DNP

Joe Sander 46-21-25-19-3  

Kent Schreiber  DNP

Jerry Skaee  DNP

Don Sterling DNP  

John Valsecchi DNP

Dom Vissicchio 50-13-37-14-2

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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