Castner Golf – Student Feedback & Comments
Congratulations SEAN KELLY on his PGA TOUR debut
Bill was one of Sean’s first instructors in Staten Island in the late 1990s. Sean played much of his junior career in NY, raising to become the #1 junior in NY. He attended University of South Carolina, and was the 2015-16 University of South Carolina Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Kelly is making his PGA TOUR debut having spent last season on the MacKenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada.
Congratulations to our First Tee of Plainfield alumni – Andrew Gutierrez and Josh Marseille
UNION WINS GSAC CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT GARDEN STATE
The Union County College golf team has won the 2017 Garden State Athletic Conference Championship Tournament.
The GSAC Championship took place at Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth, NJ. The tournament consisted of Union, Raritan Valley Community College, Rowan College at Burlington County, County College of Morris, Camden County College, and Ocean County College.
Union had the top score of 330, and Raritan Valley took second place with 339. Andrew Gutierrez led Union with a tourney low of 75. David Lesense and Josh Marseille also of Union each shot an 84
CastnerGolf Alum Sean Elliott
CastnerGolf Alum Peter Kim
Recent Letters from Students:
Just wanted to let you know I was the most improved of the 18 hole golf group. My handicap came down from 29 to 22. Thank you so much for your patience and instruction. Looking forward to our winter lessons if your schedule allows. Warm Regards – Judie Goodliffe
It’s been a while but you gave my son lessons several years ago at Hyatt Hills. Well, John is 13 now and has a handicap below 7 and just won the Junior Club Championship at Echo Lake. I’m looking for some community service opportunities for him. I thought his talents would benefit a program like the First Tee. Do you have any programs that he could work with? – Tara Fellito
I trust all is well with you, twins and wife. Thanks for your email updates and for all your past lessons….I started as an 18 hcp and I’m now down to a 7 with plenty of room for improvement! Kind regards – Yohanny Jimenez
The west 9 used to be just a place to play golf. You have done such a wonderful thing for our course with all the events and planning you do. It is difficult at times with all the people on the course but that’s where all the income is generated from. I think you have really helped to put the West Nine on the map. Thank you for the vast improvements as well. We now have such a better course to play on and its like going to another home with all the friendliness from all. Great job Bill and staff – Bob Kosovan
I was hoping to see you Friday when I was at the West 9 but that did not happen. Since I could not Thank You personally I will use this e-mail to do the task. I really appreciate your efforts to keep everyone updated on the Barclay’s as it unfolded and how Hurricane Irene was effecting the Barclay’s and the West 9 re-opening. Thank you very much for your efforts, I really appreciate them – Leonard Bednarski
CONGRATULATIONS ON SOME WONDEFUL ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Richard Timbrell and Denis Johnson won the Philadelphia Public Links Four Ball, with Denis shooting a 69 and Richard birding the 17th hole. Together they shot a 68 in the bad weather at Turtle Creek near Valley Forge.
“In the Senior Division, Denis Johnson and Richard Timbrell, of Plainfield West Nine GC in Plainfield NJ, were the story as they captured the senior crown with a score of 4-under par, 68. The winning pair would make six birdies on the day, including one at the 530-yard, par-5 home hole, against two bogies to win by two over Rick Custer and Jim Prendergast, and Mike Harms and Hank Church. Prendergast and Custer played steady golf all day with 3 birdies against one bogey. Starting on the back-9, Harms and Church seemed poised to make a run at the winners and got withing one stroke with three to play, but a bogey at their last dropped them into a tie for second.”
Thanks for all your support, email us your updates and we will include them.
CastnerGolf alum, and RU junior Jacob Stockl
CastnerGolf alum, and RU junior Jacob Stockl (above) carded a four under par 138 (70-68-71) to win the 90-player Fall season-opener, Rutgers Invitational, at the par 71, 6,347-yard Rutgers University Golf Course. Buoyed by Stockl’s performance, the Scarlet Knights placed third in the 16-team field with an 864 (287-284-293) effort.