June 30, 2015 |
Josh Rackley earned much recognition within the Philadelphia Section PGA a month ago after winning the Haverford Philadelphia PGA Classic on the second playoff hole and walking off with a check for a cool $100,000. Rackley, 25, an assistant pro at Gulph Mills Golf Club, can work on a national profile this week at the PGA Professional National Championship. He began to do that Sunday with an opening-round 1-over-par 73 at the Militia Hill course of the Philadelphia Cricket Club, the best showing in relation to par of the 13 section members in the field.
June 28, 2015 |
Gene Fieger, one of the top players in the Philadelphia Section PGA for the better part of two decades, left his home area of Delaware County in 1999 to become involved with a new golf club in Naples, Fla. Sixteen years later, while he misses the region's celebrated golf courses, he is happy where he is. "Naples is a great place," Fieger, a former Overbrook Golf Club assistant pro, said Friday. "Don't feel sorry for me. " Fieger, who turns 55 next week, is in town for the 48th annual PGA Professional National Championship, which begins Sunday at the Philadelphia Cricket Club.
June 22, 2015 |
Cole Berman had played with and against Michael Davis enough to know that his longtime friend and rival from their Inter-Ac days would keep fighting after Berman rolled to an early lead in the final of the 115th BMW Philadelphia Amateur. However, every time Davis tried to rally Saturday, Berman would drain another clutch putt. The last putt that fell, a 25-foot birdie, clinched the Georgetown player's 6-and-4 victory at Llanerch Country Club. The win for Berman, 19, of Philadelphia Cricket Club, was his second straight in a Golf Association of Philadelphia major for which he was eligible.
June 20, 2015 |
After a wet but busy day of competition Thursday, the 115th BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship will come down to a pair of 19-year-old "best friends" who have known each other for a dozen years and played golf for rival Inter-Ac schools. Second-seeded Cole Berman (Haverford School) of Philadelphia Cricket Club and No. 3 seed Michael Davis (Malvern Prep) of Aronimink won their quarterfinal and semifinal matches at Llanerch Country Club in Havertown to earn their way into the 36-hole championship match on Saturday.
June 18, 2015 |
As Jeff Osberg began 36 holes of qualifying Tuesday for the 115th BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship, he carried with him just one goal - play well enough to make sure he gains a spot in the 32-man match-play competition. Osberg, the defending champion, more than made sure. He fired rounds of 3-under-par 68 at both Llanerch Country Club and Rolling Green Golf and Country Club to post a record-tying 6-under par and finish as medalist for the championship. He will be seeded first for the start of match play Wednesday at Llanerch.
May 8, 2015 |
In undertaking an ambitious project to restore a classic golf course that opened in 1922, officials of the Philadelphia Cricket Club eventually wanted to share it with top players in national competitions. Now, about a year after the club's Wissahickon course reopened following more than six months of restoring greens, bunkers, and the bold features of designer A.W. Tillinghast's original layout, the Cricket Club has three championships on its calendar, including the 2016 Constellation Senior Players Championship, one of five Champions Tour majors, which was announced Wednesday.
March 9, 2015 |
Shaun F. O'Malley, 79, of Chestnut Hill, a former executive with the accounting firm Price Waterhouse, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, of metastatic melanoma at home. Mr. O'Malley joined Price Waterhouse in June 1959 and stayed there until retiring in June 1995. He was hired by the firm's Philadelphia office and maintained ties there throughout his career. He worked for Price Waterhouse in Japan, and in the company's New York office in the early 1970s and from 1988 until 1995. He was named a partner in 1973 and was elected chairman and senior partner in 1988.
February 23, 2015 |
Frederick P. Sutliff, 94, formerly of Penn Valley, a Philadelphia-area ophthalmologist and avid sportsman, died Thursday, Feb. 12, of respiratory failure at the Hill at Whitemarsh. A Philadelphia native, Dr. Sutliff graduated from Moravian College in Bethlehem and received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in 1946. He also completed a medical residency at Temple. Dr. Sutliff was attending physician of ophthalmology at Wills Eye Hospital and affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital, Temple University Hospital, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, and Jeanes Hospital.
January 14, 2015 |
IN 1910 THE Philadelphia Cricket Club hosted the U.S. Open for the second time in 4 years, on its St. Martins course in Chestnut Hill, nine holes of which are still there. In 2020 the Wissahickon and Militia Hill courses in Flourtown will be the site of the first USGA championship to be held at the club since then, the newly created U.S. Amateur men's Four-Ball. The inaugural championship is being held in early May at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, the first competition on the USGA schedule (the inaugural women's championship is the following week at Oregon's Bandon Dunes resort)
January 14, 2015 |
The Philadelphia Cricket Club, which carried out a successful restoration of its storied Wissahickon course last winter, has been chosen to host the 2020 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship, the U.S. Golf Association will announce Tuesday. Cricket Club president Michael Vergare said Monday that officials were excited about the reviews last summer for the newly restored Wissahickon course, which was designed by famed architect A.W. Tillinghast and originally opened for play in 1922.