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The Course Report is a chance for you to find out more about regional golf, golfers and courses with staff writer Bob Jarzomski.

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Posted: September 22nd, 2013

J.C. Martin Restoration fund continues to grow

  The restoration fund for J.C. Martin Golf Course in Erie continues to grow. The Robert “Spider” Rutkowski Memorial Tournament at the 9-hole course on Aug. 19 originally raised $50,000 for the Phase 3 project of a practice facility to be built in 2014, and now is up to $61,000. The first two phases, including [...]


Posted: September 19th, 2013

Capotis eagles twice on Lake View front 9

Eagles are abundant at Lake View Country Club, as Homer Capotis would attest. On Sept. 10, Capotis had two eagles on the front nine  in the same round on his home course, both from long range on par-4 holes. The 57-year-old knocked in a wedge from 120 yards on the 391-yard No. 4 hole, and a [...]


Posted: September 18th, 2013

Deimel advances in Web.com Q-School pre-qualifying

Erie’s Drew Deimel, who turned professional a year ago after a sterling amateur career, finished tied for 28th in a Web.com Tour pre-qualifier Sept. 10-12 at Bear Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. Deimel, who competed against 80 players, had to finish in the top 38 to advance to the first stage of qualifying Oct. 8-11 in [...]


Posted: September 9th, 2013

Schriefer, Wienheimer second in Rochester Pro-Am

Lake View Country Club assistant pro Rick Schriefer and member Jim Wienheimer combined for a better-ball 64 to take second place in the WNYPGA’s Rochester Classic on Friday at Irondequoit C.C. The duo finished a shot behind Chris Stoddard and partner Brian McKenna of Park CC. Peek’n Peak head pro Dwayne Randall carded a 71 to [...]


Posted: September 9th, 2013

Stickell first time EDWGA champion

Kathy Stickell regularly enters Erie District Women’s Golf Association tournaments, and on Friday, Sept. 6, the Lake View member finally rose to the top to win the EDWGA Seniors Championship at the Country Club of Meadville. Stickell shot an 82 for a two-stroke victory over 2011 champion Kathy Lynch, also of Lake View. Lawrence Park’s [...]


Posted: September 9th, 2013

Streeter Cup Senior Better Ball field over 100

The  EDGA Streeter Cup Senior Better Ball tournament is set for Thursday at Lawrence Park Golf  Club, and it has attracted a large field with 51 teams (102 players) so far for the final EDGA event of the 2013 season. Spoden and Johnson also won in 2010, while Johnson teamed with Steve Demetry to win [...]


Posted: September 5th, 2013

Stadler moves up in Fed Ex Cup standings

Kevin Stadler, who defeated Bubba Watson in a playoff to win the 2004 Nationwide Tour Lake Erie Classic at Peek’n Peak has had an impressive two weeks to move up from 86th to 43rd in the Fed Ex Cup playoffs. Stadler, 33, was 43rd in the Barclays two weeks ago,shooting a 64 in the first round, then tied for fourth [...]


Posted: September 5th, 2013

Kahkwa’s Weir continues impressive play

Kahkwa Club assistant Alex Weir qualified Tuesday for his second straight National Car Rental PGA Assistant Champonship by finishing as the second qualifier in the WNYPGA  Assistants Championship at Mendon Golf Club. Weir, who won the tournament in 2012, shot rounds of 69 and 74 for a 143 total to tie for second with three [...]


Posted: August 30th, 2013

Erie lawyer’s son-in-law wins $1 million with freak ace

Retired Erie attorney Dennis Williams said his son-in-law, Jeffrey Barton, is not much of a golfer. But Barton, a former San Diego Padres minor leaguer who married Leah Barton seven years ago, was not even playing in a golf outing at PAA-Ko Ridge Golf Club near Albuquerque, N.M. on Aug. 22, when his name was [...]


Posted: August 28th, 2013

New wave. Surfing the golf course

Clever or absurd, there is a new way to traverse a golf course with a surfboard with wheels, called GolfBoard, with the ad saying, “the ride on the electric board makes getting from one shot to the next as fun as hitting a great drive or approach shot.” It’s something like snowboarding or surfing on [...]