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2023 Remlik’s Player of the Year

The 2023 TCGA Remlik’s Player of the Year is Matt Maione of The Links at Hiawatha Landing!

Matt’s season was highlighted by a T-2 finish at the Harding Brooks Insurance TCGA Amateur Championship and a 1st place finish at the TCGA Stroke Play #2 at Traditions at the Glen. Matt also qualified for the 2023 NYS Mid-Amateur Championship at Crag Burn and had a number of other top finishes at TCGA events.

Congratulations, Matt Maione!

The TCGA will be mailing a gift card to each Top-10 finishers in the Remlik’s Player of the Year Race  to distribute their prize as allocated on the Points System page. Thank you everyone for a great season and thank you Remlik’s for their generous support of the TCGA!


Related: Full Standings | Points System/Eligibility

2023 Scoville-Meno TCGA Scholarship Awards

Congratulations to the 2023 Scoville-Meno TCGA Scholarship recipients, Jake Karedes and Joseph Underwood!

Thank you to the Scoville-Meno Family of Dealerships for their generosity and support of Junior Golf in the Triple Cities!

Below is a bit more about this year’s recipients, Jake and Joseph.

Jake Karedes

Jake began playing golf at a young age and joined the UE Golf team in 8th grade. From the start, Coach Matt Morley and his teammates assisted him in improving his game. In his junior year at UE, Jake received the Hurst Mitten Award and helped contribute to the Tigers 2022 STAC Championship Victory. In 2023, Jake’s senior year, he helped the Tigers win both the Section IV Championship and the STAC Championship. At the conclusion of the season, Jake also had the honor to receive the Nick Dinunzio Award.

In the fall, Jake will join the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. Upon arrival, he will work towards a degree in accounting or finance with the plan to pursue a business career and potentially create a business of his own. Jake would like to thank the Scoville-Meno family of Dealerships and the TCGA for the opportunity to receive this generous scholarship, which will be useful as he prepares for his freshman year at Syracuse.

Joseph Underwood

Joseph is a 18 year old graduate of Maine Endwell High School in Endwell, New York. He was an honor roll student and was awarded the student athlete award the past two years. Joseph graduated with an advanced regents diploma this June and qualified for the bronze academic award.

He has been a member of the Maine Endwell Varsity High School golf team since the ninth grade and has played as a starter the past two years at Endwell Greens Golf Course. Joseph was a frequent medalist at matches and was selected for the STAC all division team and the STAC Elite team and qualified for the NY state matches in 2022 and 2023.

During the winter months, Joseph swam freestyle and butterfly on the ME State Championship Varsity Swim team, and this spring he competed in singles and doubles on the ME varsity tennis team. Joseph is currently looking at colleges and shadowing local professionals to gain insight into career opportunities.

Joseph is NYS certified in water safety, life saving first aid, and CPR and is currently working at the Highland Park pool this summer. He plans to do some traveling this summer with his family prior to going to college, and trying to play golf as much as he can.

2023 TCGA Sponsors

The TCGA would like to extend their gratitude to our sponsors during the upcoming 2023 season, many of which have agreed to supported us for multiple years!

Harding Brooks Insurance Agency will continue their support as our title sponsor for the third straight year for the 2023 Harding Brooks Insurance TCGA Amateur! This is our flagship tournament of the year, this year hosted July 14th-16th by Endwell Greens Golf Club, Links at Hiawatha Landing, and Binghamton Country Club.

The Scoville-Meno Family of Dealerships will continue their multi-year support of the TCGA junior golfers! This year we will be awarding two $500 scholarships to high school seniors and will run a 5-7 event Junior Tour thanks to the generosity of Scoville-Meno.

Remlik’s Grille and Oyster Bar will continue their support of the Remlik’s Player of the Year Race for the third year. TCGA Open Division participants can earn Remlik’s Player of the Year Points by being top finishers in our events throughout the 2023 season. The Top-10 in the Remlik’s Player of the Year Standings will earn various gift card amounting to $1000 total to Remlik’s!

Ad Elements will continue their support of all of our initiatives for the third year through assisting with graphics, other services, and additional financial sponsorship. Thank you to Ad Elements for your generosity!

JKS Home Improvement will be supporting the TCGA for the first time through sponsorship of a new elevated TCGA Event, the 2023 JKS Home Improvement Match Play Championship, hosted by Endwell Greens Golf Club September 23rd and 24th. Thank you JKS for supporting local golf!

Thank you to all of our sponsors for their commitment to growing golf in the Triple Cities! 

Any organizations that are interested in partnering with the Triple Cities Golf Association should email [email protected] to discuss potential opportunities.

2023 TCGA Annual Letter From the President

Kyle Nedlik
TCGA President
March 21, 2023

TCGA Golfers,

We hope everyone has had a happy and healthy winter season as we make our way into Spring and the 2023 golf season. We wanted to take a moment to share with you the updates we were able to implement last year at the TCGA, along with a glimpse of our path forward this season and beyond.

Regarding our 2023 Board of Directors – I, Kyle Nedlik, will continue my term as TCGA President. Nick Barney will continue his role as Vice President and Web Administrator. Evan Sitts will continue in his role as Secretary, and Jeff L’Amoreaux will continue in his role as Treasurer. Matt Morley will continue in his role as Junior Tour Coordinator, working alongside Rob Mabee, who is continuing as our Junior Tour Administrator. Hugh Leonard and Jim Blodgett will also continue in their roles as TCGA Senior Tour Co-Coordinators. Michael Deuel of En-Joie Golf Club will continue as the TCGA’s PGA Advisor.

One new addition to the TCGA Board in 2023 is the position of “TCGA Women’s Event Coordinator.” Brittany Perkins will be stepping into this role, with the main objectives of her role being to promote the TCGA’s team and stroke play events to women competitors in our region through outreach initiatives, and assist in leading the first ever Women’s Division in this year’s Harding Brooks Insurance TCGA Amateur Championship. We are excited for the opportunity to provide an additional local women’s competitive golf opportunity through the addition of this division.

2022 recap and 2023 plans for the TCGA include:
• Creation of TCGA Women’s Division, logo, and creation of “TCGA Women’s Event Coordinator” board position.
• Continued growth of open division schedule into 2023 (Increase quantity of tournament, various formats, increased prize pools (including cash payouts adhering to USGA amateur rules), additional stroke play events from 2022, new late season match play event, updates to events based on member feedback in 2022)
• Re-securing of 4 main sponsorships in 2023
• Increased scholarship allocations, giving out a total of $1,500 total for three junior TCGA competitors through the Scoville-Meno TCGA scholarship program
• Growth in attendance in TCGA junior events, and addition of a free junior clinic
• 4 event TCGA Senior schedule, and continued inclusion of the Senior division in the Harding Brooks Insurance TCGA Amateur Championship
• Continuation of “Player of the Year” competition prize pool (Remlik’s sponsorship, 2023 will be third year of Top 10 receiving $1000 in gift cards, points system revamped on website)
• Harding Brooks Insurance TCGA Amateur Championship updates (continuing use of Golfgenius for live/online scoring, addition of first round cut in 2022, customized scorecards, Harding Brooks Insurance sponsorship renewal for third year, media coverage from multiple outlets, addition of a women’s division in 2023)
• Developing relationship with New York State Golf Association (NYSGA), potentially including increased use of Golfgenius for event registrations and scoring (details TBA)

We continue our investment in sponsorship outreach to assist in building funds to help bolster and expand the TCGA’s current and future programming. Thank you to our renewing sponsors to date: Harding Brooks Insurance Agency, Scoville-Meno Family of Dealerships, Remliks, and Ad Elements, for your continued support into the 2022 season. Other businesses interested in sponsoring, please reach out to [email protected] – we would welcome discussion on how our organizations could best partner.

In addition to our Website, our Instagram and Twitter pages, along with our growing Facebook group page (be sure to follow them!) will continue to be used to further distribute content and information, and promote events throughout the season for contestants. 2023 Season schedules for all tours are planned to be released within 1-2 weeks, with registration opening dates for our first few Open Division events on Friday, April 7th.

We welcome feedback and suggestions any contestants or member courses may have as we continue to strive to improve our events and programs for the season ahead. We look forward to the opportunity to continue to serve our area courses and contestants this upcoming season.

See you on the course!

Regards,

Kyle Nedlik – 2023 TCGA President

2022 Remlik’s TCGA Player of the Year

The 2022 TCGA Remlik’s Player of the Year is Luciano Giammarino of Conklin Players Club! With a T-6th finish in the last event of the year (Fall Round-Up #3 at En-Joie), Luciano was able to narrowly edge out 2021 and 2022 Harding Brooks Insurance TCGA Amateur Champion Danny Harding (2nd) and former TCGA Amateur and TCGA Player of the Year winner Brian Burns (3rd).

Luciano was able to participate in 3 out of the 6 TCGA hosted events as well as the Conklin PC Club Championship, which he won. Additional highlights to his season included a T-5th finish at the Harding Brooks Insurance TCGA Amateur and 1st place finish at the TCGA Summer Stroke Play at Conklin Players Club.

Congratulations, Luciano Giammarino!

The TCGA will be mailing a gift card to each Top-10 finisher in the Remlik’s Player of the Year Race shown below to distribute their prize as allocated on the Points System page. Thank you everyone for a great season and thank you Remlik’s for their generous support of the TCGA!

Related: Full Standings | Points System/Eligibility

2022 Scoville-Meno TCGA Scholarship Awards

Congratulations to the 2022 Scoville-Meno TCGA Scholarship recipients, Michael Bucko, Dominic L’Amoreaux, and Cal Machalek!

It is worth noting that we had several outstanding candidates apply for the 2022 Scoville-Meno TCGA Scholarship awards. 

Thank you to the Scoville-Meno Family of Dealerships for their generosity and support of Junior Golf in the Triple Cities!

Below is a bit more about this year’s recipients, Michael, Dominic, and Cal.

Michael Bucko

Michael began playing golf at 3 years old and has continued playing ever since his late father first introduced him to golf, as well as basketball and baseball. While he has always enjoyed playing all 3 sports, Michael feels he has always had the strongest connection to golf. Growing up playing golf with his sister and dad has contributed to his love for the sport while also giving him a connection to his father. Without his stepfather Dave taking him out to play and practice every day, Michael feels he wouldn’t be the player he is today. Michael was on the Seton varsity golf team from 7th grade on. During his time on the team, he was the low medalist for the Section IV Championship 3 times, and the STAC Championship once. He also received the Section 4 Sportsmanship Award his Senior year. Michael will be continuing his education and golf career at St. Bonaventure University. He says that without his family’s support and his personal dedication to golf, he wouldn’t be where he is today.  Michael is thankful for this scholarship and feels that golf has helped to shape him into the person he is today by teaching him focus, discipline, patience, structure, and perseverance. Congratulations Michael Bucko!

Dominic L’Amoreaux

Dominic will be attending Bloomsburg University beginning in the Fall of 2022 and plans to major in Finance. He was a 5-year starter on his High School team and won three Scoville-Meno TCGA Junior tournaments throughout his junior TCGA tenure. Dominic was also the Section 4 Player of Year in basketball and was selected to the basketball All-State Class A 3rd team in 2022. Dominic will continue playing basketball and golf during his time at Bloomsburg University and is thankful for the opportunity to receive this scholarship. Congratulations Dominic L’Amoreaux!

Cal Machalek

Cal played on the Varsity Union-Endicott Golf Team for 6 years. During his Senior year at U-E, he received the Nick Dinunzio award, and made the All-Conference team.  Cal will be attending St. John Fisher University in the Fall of 2022 and is continuing his golf career playing on the university’s men’s golf team. Cal would like to thank the Scoville-Meno family of Dealerships and others who have supported him for this opportunity. Cal is honored to receive the scholarship, and notes that it will help a great deal in the upcoming year as he begins college. Congratulations Cal Machalek!

2022 TCGA Annual Letter from the President

Kyle Nedlik
TCGA President
March 23, 2022

TCGA Golfers,

We hope everyone has had a happy and healthy winter season as we make our way into Spring and the 2022 golf season. We wanted to take a moment to share with you the updates we were able to implement last year at the TCGA, along with a glimpse of our path forward this season and beyond.

2022 brings a few updates to our Board of Directors. I, Kyle Nedlik, will continue my term as TCGA President. Matt Congdon will be moving out of his role as Vice President – we would like to thank him for his countless years of service to the TCGA. Nick Barney will continue his role as Web Administrator, and move into the Vice President position. Evan Sitts is joining the board and will be filling in as Secretary. Jeff L’Amoreaux will continue in his role as Treasurer. Matt Morley will continue in his role as Junior Tour Coordinator, and will continue to work alongside Rob Mabee, Junior Tour Administrator. Hugh Leonard and Jim Blodgett will continue in their roles as TCGA Senior Tour Coordinators. Michael Deuel of En-Joie Golf Club will continue as the TCGA’s PGA Advisor.

In 2021, the TCGA was able to use the opportunity presented by the recent growth of the game of golf to expand the quality, quantity, and reach of our local events, through implementing updates and enhancements. Some updates/enhancements that were made, as well as plans for 2022, include:

  • Modernization of TCGA logo, and creation of logos for TCGA Junior and Senior Tours
  • Reinstatement of the TCGA Senior Tour (50+) (3 tournament series in 2021, 4-5 tournaments planned for 2022)
  • Growth of open division schedule (9-10 tournaments, multiple formats, increased prize pools, additional events/updates to events based on member feedback in 2022)
  • Development of sponsorship outreach materials, securing of 5 sponsorships in 2021, increased sponsor interest
  • “Player of the Year” competition enhancement (Remlik’s sponsorship, Top 10 receive $1000 in gift cards, continuing for 2022 season, points system revamped on website)
  • TCGA Amateur Championship enhancement (use of Golfgenius for live/online scoring and skins payouts, customized scorecards, increased prize pool through Harding Brooks Insurance sponsorship, increased media coverage)
  • Creation of TCGA Twitter and Instagram account, and update of TCGA Facebook and TCGA website to increase exposure, content, and contestant engagement
  • Development of membership feedback survey, sent to membership in Fall of 2021 for use in ongoing/future program implementation

We continue our investment in sponsorship outreach to assist in building funds to help bolster and expand the TCGA’s current and future programming. Thank you to our renewing sponsors to date, Harding Brooks InsuranceScoville-Meno Family of DealershipsRemliks, and Ad Elements, for your continued support into the 2022 season. Other businesses interested in sponsoring, please reach out to [email protected] – we would welcome discussion on how our organizations could best partner.

Website updates are being implemented continuously, as we strive to improve the functionality and look of our user interfaces for contestants moving forward. Our Instagram and Twitter pages, along with our growing Facebook group page (be sure to follow them!) will continue to be used to further distribute content and information, and promote events throughout the season for contestants. 2022 Season schedules for all tours are planned to be released the first week of April.

We welcome feedback and suggestions any contestants or courses may have as we continue to strive to improve our events and programs for the season ahead. We look forward to the opportunity to continue to serve our area courses and contestants this upcoming season. See you on the course!

Regards,

Kyle Nedlik – President

 

2022 TCGA Sponsorship Renewals

The TCGA would like to extend their gratitude to the main sponsors during the 2021 season that have agreed to support us again in 2022!

Harding Brooks Insurance Agency will continue their support as our title sponsor for the 2022 Harding Brooks Insurance TCGA Amateur! This is our flagship tournament of the year, this year hosted July 15th-17th by Conklin Players Club, Links at Hiawatha Landing, and Binghamton Country Club.

The Scoville-Meno Family of Dealerships will continue their multi-year support of the TCGA junior golfers! This year we will be awarding two $500 scholarships to high school seniors and will run a 5-7 event Junior Tour thanks to the generosity of Scoville-Meno.

Remlik’s Grille and Oyster Bar will continue their support of the Remlik’s Player of the Year Race. TCGA Open Division participants can earn Remlik’s Player of the Year Points by being top finishers in our events throughout the 2022 season. The Top-10 in the Remlik’s Player of the Year Standings will earn various gift card amounting to $1000 total to Remlik’s!

Ad Elements will continue their support of all of our initiatives through assisting with graphics, other services, and additional financial sponsorship. Thank you to Ad Elements for your generosity!

Thank you to all of our sponsors for their commitment to growing golf in the Triple Cities! 

Any organizations that are interested in partnering with the Triple Cities Golf Association should email [email protected] to discuss potential opportunities.

2021 Remlik’s Player of the Year

The 2021 TCGA Remlik’s Player of the Year is Rob Mabee! Rob was able to narrowly edge out 2020 TCGA Player of the Year Evan Sitts (2nd) and the 2021 Harding Brooks Insurance TCGA Amateur Champion Daniel Harding (3rd) with his T-1st finish in the last event of the year, the TCGA Fall Round Up #2 at En-Joie Golf Club.


Rob was able to participate in all of the TCGA hosted events, and his season was highlighted by a T-6th finish at the 2021 Harding Brooks Insurance TCGA Amateur, 2nd place finishes at the Belden Hills Skins Shootout and TCGA Fall Round-Up #1 at CVSP, a T-1st at TCGA Fall Round-Up #2 at En-Joie, and a Club Championship win at Genegantslet Golf Course.

Rob is a member at both The Links at Hiawatha Landing and Genegantslet Golf Course as well as serving the TCGA as the Junior Tour Administrator.

Rob on winning the Remlik’s Player of the Year: “I couldn’t have done it without the help; both in the past and throughout the year. Thanks everyone.” He would also like to thank Remlik’s for their support of the TCGA and to the host courses for all their efforts in making 2021 an entertaining year.

Congratulations, Rob Mabee!

Below are the Top-10 finishers in the Remlik’s Player of the Year Race, great playing everyone! Thank you everyone for a great season and thank you Remlik’s for their generous support of the TCGA!


Related: Full Standings | Points System/Eligibility

2021 Scoville-Meno TCGA Scholarship Award

Congratulations to the 2021 Scoville-Meno TCGA Scholarship recipients, R.J. Juodaitis and Daniel Harding!
 
 
 
It is worth noting that we had several outstanding candidates apply for the 2021 Scoville-Meno TCGA Scholarship awards. Below is a bit more about this year’s recipients, R.J. and Daniel
 
RJ Juodaitis
 
 
 
RJ Juodaitis, son of Rich and Joli Juodaitis, is a 2021 graduate of Union Endicott High School. RJ was a 3-sport athlete, playing golf, baseball, and basketball. He finished 16th in his class and was a member of National Honor Society and Key Club. He will attend St. John Fisher in the fall where he will be a member of the Cardinals golf team and major in Accounting. His favorite golf memory was winning the recent TCGA junior tournament at Endwell Greens where he shot a career best 67. RJ would like to thank both the Scoville and Meno families for their continued support of junior golf, and the TCGA for selecting him as a recipient of this scholarship. Finally, he would like to thank Coach Morley for his guidance and support over the years.   
 

Dan Harding



Dan Harding is a 2021 graduate of Vestal high school. Some of Dan’s accomplishments during his time at Vestal include: co-medalist honors at the 2019 Nick Dinunzio Tournament, a Section 4 Class A Individual and Team Championship, a 3.8 high school GPA, and 5 years on the starting varsity golf lineup at Vestal. Dan will be attending the University of Scranton, planning to major in business administration while playing on the university’s golf team, and is honored to receive this scholarship.