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Friday, March 23, 2012

Lake of Isles' Masters Challenge

Troon Golf Academy at Lake of Isles is providing golfers the opportunity to win a Two-Day Golf School. Golfers can enter the Golf Academy’s Masters Challenge on the Lake of Isles website for a chance to win two full days of instruction and more.
Entrants need to pick the winner of this year's Masters, April 5-8. All entries with the correct winner will be eligible to win the Two-Day Golf School package. All ties will be broken by the four-day score total.
The Two-Day Golf School includes a Troon Golf Academy student manual, lunch in Matches Tavern each day, a $25 gift certificate to the golf shop and a 2012 Troon Golf Academy gift pack. Travel and overnight hotel accommodations are not included in the package.
To enter, log onto All entries must be submitted by Wednesday, April 4. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, April 10.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Bradley commits to Travelers

Reigning PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley announced he is coming to play in the Travelers Championship June 21-24 via his Twitter page Wednesday night.

“Just committed to @TravelersChamp so excited to come back and play in New England! Great event. #redsoxgames,” Bradley said on his Twitter account.

Bradley is currently ranked 20th in the Official World Golf Rankings. The 2011 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, Bradley came up on short end of a three-way, sudden-death playoff this year to Bill Haas at the Nissan Open. Phil Mickelson was also in the playoff.

Bo Kolinsky Tournament

Spots remain in the Connecticut Sports Writers’ Alliance’s Bo Kolinsky Scholarship Golf Tournament on June 28 at Lyman Orchards Golf Club in Middlefield.
The tournament, which will have a noon shotgun start and a shamble format, is named for the longtime high school sports editor of the Hartford Courant and past president of the Alliance who died Dec. 14, 2003 at the age of 49.
Entry fee of $170 includes a box lunch on the course, buffet dinner, prizes and silent and live auctions. Entry is on a first-come, first-serve basis as the first 132 entries will play the Robert Trent Jones Course and the other entries will play the Gary Player Course. Dinner only is $50.
Entries should include names, handicaps, shirt and hat sizes and a contact phone number or email address and sent to: Bruce Berlet, 202 Carriage Drive, Glastonbury, Ct. 06033. Those wanting to attend only the dinner should send a check to Berlet.
Checks should be made payable to the Bo Kolinsky Scholarship Fund, the tournament beneficiary. The Bo Kolinsky Scholarship is given to a Connecticut high school senior planning to attend a four-year college in pursuit of a career in sports journalism and is renewable. It has already provided $24,000 to eight students, three of whom are still receiving funds.
Anyone wishing to become a sponsor, purchase a tee sign or donate an auction item should contact Berlet at the above address, 860-633-8733 or, Alliance president George Albano at 203-434-2320 or, Bob Mayer at 860-234-4380 or or Courant sports editor Jeff Otterbein at 860-241-6434 or
For more information and an entry form, visit

Q-School changes

The day of putting up your huge entry fee and trying to get through three grueling stages of the PGA Tour Qualifying School is now over.
Now, the Q-School survivors will join the Nationwide Tour full-time. Read about those changes, along with how the Fall Series will now be the start of the Fed Ex Cup season, rather than the Mercedes Championship