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05/09/17 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Jay (Jake) Card III teeing off.

COURTESY PHOTO Jay (Jake) Card III teeing off.

This past weekend at the challenging Naples National Golf Club in Naples, Florida the club kicked off its Terra Cotta Invitational. This tournament has been held since 1996 and is ranked 79th in the world in men’s amateur events.

Being an invitational, the club makes it clear that it encourages applications that are carefully reviewed by the selection committee. They look at things such as world amateur rankings as well as college tournament performances. This year, with a little help from Gardiner’s Bay Country Club member Bryan Hanypsiak and the cub’s golf professional, Leigh Notley, Shelter Island’s Jay (Jake) Card III secured one of the 75 invitations for the tournament. (more…)

04/10/17 2:07pm
COURTESY PHOTO Living the dream — Islanders Bill Hannabury and his son Shane at the 2015 Masters in Augusta, Georgia.

COURTESY PHOTO Living the dream — Islanders Bill Hannabury and his son Shane at the 2015 Masters in Augusta, Georgia.

When you talk about the four major professional golf tournaments, the Masters is talked about the most. Maybe that’s because it’s the first major of the year. Or perhaps it’s the most beautiful venue. Or possibly that it’s held at the same course every year, the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. (more…)

04/01/17 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO From left, Jon Kilb, Hall of Fame coach Denny Crum and Darrell Griffith outside the Barclays Center during the ACC Tournament.

COURTESY PHOTO From left, Jon Kilb, Hall of Fame coach Denny Crum and Darrell Griffith outside the Barclays Center during the ACC Tournament.

I suppose when you’re watching a sport and not playing it, people label you a fan. But since I only watch playoff games — World Series, Super Bowls, March Madness and major golf tournaments — I don’t feel I should be called a “loyal” fan.

However, here on Shelter Island, I know a man who qualifies as what I call a “true” fan of all sports. (more…)

03/04/17 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Battle of the Brains’ team winners for 2017: From left, Tim Bohen, Tullia Limarzi, Cathy Kenny and Linda Hacher with game host Bob DeStefano in center.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Battle of the Brains’ team winners for 2017: From left, Tim Bohen, Tullia Limarzi, Cathy Kenny and Linda Hacher with game host Bob DeStefano in center.

If you know Ali and Keith Bavaro, Bill and Olive Congdon, Walter Schumann, or the Havens House, you would have aced the local part of Shelter Island Library’s “Battle of the Brains” contest held on February 24.

It was part of the Friday Night Dialogues series and yes, believe it or not, many of us are here and hanging around Shelter Island at the end of February. (more…)