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.

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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…)

08/21/16 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO College friends Taylor Draper, left, and Morgan O’Donnell were successful anglers during Fish On’s excursion of Shelter Island waters last week.

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College friends Taylor Draper, left, and Morgan O’Donnell were successful anglers during Fish On’s excursion of Shelter Island waters last week.

The past week has been a tough one for anyone who has been out fishing with light tackle for striped bass in Gardiners Bay, Plum Gut and other close-in environs.

Air temperature over 90 degrees and water temperature around the Island in the 80s is not a great recipe for stripers who like the water 10 degrees cooler. Thinking that the cooler incoming tide with ocean freshness might wake the fish up a bit, I ran my boat to Plum Island several times, and while my companions and I got a few fish, it wasn’t worth the effort. (more…)

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08/16/16 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Misael Carias of John Olinkiewicz Wooden House, left, battling for possession with Felipe Marin of Binder Pools, in Monday’s opening round action of the annual Simon Gavron Challenge Cup at Fiske Field.

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Misael Carias of John Olinkiewicz Wooden House, left, battling for possession with Felipe Marin of Binder Pools, in Monday’s opening round action of the annual Simon Gavron Challenge Cup at Fiske Field.

Braving the intense sun and heat on Monday afternoon, 100 players competed on the first day of the annual Simon Gavron Challenge Cup, an adult soccer tournament at Fiske Field sponsored by Sunset Beach and the Shelter Island Recreation Department. (more…)