Posts Tagged ‘ golf ’

Luponio goes for the gold

August 7, 2015
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Southington’s Matthew Luponio scored the gold medal in the 12-and-under division at the Nutmeg Games boys golf tournament.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Matthew Luponio walked onto the ninth green and saw that his ball was the furthest away from the hole. So that made him the first to putt. Like a surgeon under pressure, he went to work. He observed the putt and looked over it a few times, studying the breaks on…

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A simple pastime became an obsession: Sue Graziano has a passion for golf, 2 holes in one, and a lifetime of memorabilia

July 3, 2015
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Sue Graziano displays her collection of golf memorabilia from pictures to golf balls she collected, mainly from the Traveler’s championship at TPC Highlands in Cromwell where she has been volunteering for over a decade.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It started as a phone call about a hole-in-one and then led to something more. The TV is on in the living room and it’s Sunday, but it’s not just any old Sunday. It’s Masters Sunday. She sat at the table in one of her many red, Traveler’s collared shirts drinking…

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Golfers place in the top 10: Southington was still in the hunt at the final green

June 11, 2015
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Jake D’Alessandro chips onto the 18th green at the Connecticut Division I championships at Timberlin Golf Club in Kensington.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The boys in gray, blue, and white battled and stayed in contention on the links all the way to the 18th hole at the Division I Boys’ Golf State Championship on Monday, June 8 at Timberlin Golf Club in Berlin. Southington (320) came into the clubhouse ranked eighth out of 20…

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Blue Knight duffers ranked No. 2 in top division

June 5, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights golf team (11-4) won two on the road to push them towards lower scores for the Division I state tournament and prepare for the CCC Golf Tournament. The Knights started the week with a 150-152 win at Simsbury Farms Golf Course on Tuesday, May 26. The Knights lost…

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Golfers shoot into the top 3

May 28, 2015
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Julian Cardozo sinks a birdie putt on the 7th green of Hawks Landing.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights golf team (9-4) finished even par on the week by taking two out of four matches in four days as they strive for first place of the CCC West Division. The Knights had their second closest match of the season with a 151-152 loss to Hall (7-5-1) at…

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Golfers heating up

May 22, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights golf team (7-2) shot their two lowest scores on the year over the week, en route to two solid wins through the halfway point of the season. The Knights handed the Newington Indians (8-1) their first loss of the season, 144-154, while shooting their lowest score on the…

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PARC and Masons partner for 2015 Golf Classic

May 8, 2015
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PARC will be partnering with the Frederick Franklin Lodge No. 14 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, both of Plainville, to present the 2015 Charity Golf Classic on Saturday, June 6 at Southington Country Club, 150 Savage St., Southington. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with a noon start. This is one of four major annual fundraisers…

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Golf scores are dropping as temperatures rise

May 8, 2015
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Julian Cardozo chips onto the green during a loss to Simsbury on Wednesday, April 29. Southington split the week, but scores are beginning to fall as the temperatures rise.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A win and a loss during the week keep the Blue Knights (2-2) golf team in contention as the spring season nears the halfway point. The Knights took the Conard Chieftains (2-3) on at Rockledge Golf Course in West Hartford on Monday, April 27 that would be decided by a stroke.…

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Golfers split week one

May 1, 2015
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Drew Szandrocha chips onto the seventh green during Southington’s 15-stroke victory over Farmington on April 23.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Cold, uncomfortable golfing weather was the forecast for the Knights’ two season-opening matches. Wednesday, April 22 brought the Knights’ first match against the Hall Warriors (2-1) at Rockledge Golf Club in West Hartford. The Warriors defeated the Knights, 167-175, but Southington coach Jim DiNello still thought his boys persevered through the…

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Golf has their eyes on the prize: Veteran duffers could contend for first state title since 1987

April 16, 2015
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Junior Andrew Szandrocha lines up a putt at last year’s Division I golf championship. Szandrocha has led the Knights over the past two postseasons.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Spring is finally here, so it’s time to dust off the clubs and spikes. It’s time to start thinking about playing it safe or going for it all. It’s time to forget all the bad shots and mental habits, and focus on the flashes of brilliance from a season ago. It’s…

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