08/28/16 11:00am

 

JUDY CARD PHOTO Jay (Jake) Card III, left, at the U.S. Amateur Championships last weekend at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, with his caddie, his father, Jay Card Jr.

JUDY CARD PHOTO
Jay (Jake) Card III, left, at the U.S. Amateur Championships last weekend at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, with his caddie, his father, Jay Card Jr.

From a small island and a little country club, young Jake Card continued a streak that very few clubs in America can match. He joined two former members of Gardiner’s Bay Country Club by qualifying for the United States Amateur Championship.

Rick Southwick qualified three times for the U.S. Amateur and one time for the U.S. Mid Amateur. In 1991, he defeated the tournament favorite, Phil Mickelson. A few years later, Gary Blados qualified for three U.S. Amateur Championships. Not bad when you consider that of all the fine players on Long Island, only three qualifiers for this event are selected each year. (more…)

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07/12/16 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO  JAY CARD III

COURTESY PHOTO JAY CARD III

A hearty congratulations goes out this week to young Jay Card III.

This past Monday, Jay played 36 holes of golf at Garden City Country Club to qualify for the United States Golf Association’s oldest tournament, the United States Amateur Championship. (more…)

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05/20/16 12:00pm
BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO Cole Colby with one of two pairs of skis that he made from scratch.

BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO Cole Colby with one of two pairs of skis that he made from scratch.

Cole Colby, 17, has been coming to Shelter Island all his life. I’ve known Cole since he was a baby and have enjoyed watching him grow into a remarkable young man.

Last week, while having dinner at the Tavern with my family, we happened to meet Cole, his mom and dad, Betsy and John, and his younger sister, Marnie. One of the losses I’ve had since retiring from Gardiner’s Bay Country Club (GBCC) is not spending enough time with fine families like the Colbys. (more…)

04/22/16 10:00am
BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO Bill Lieblein in front of Port of Egypt.

BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO Bill Lieblein in front of Port of Egypt.

How strange that you can wave and say hello to someone just about every day for 20 years and yet know very little about them.

That’s the relationship I had with my neighbor, Bill Lieblein, until just a few days ago. I knew he was a fisherman and owned the popular Port of Egypt marina in Southold. Armed with those two facts, I asked him to tell me his story. (more…)