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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 tcgagolf@gmail.com – 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 tcgagolf@gmail.com 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.

TCGA Player of the Year Sponsorship

We are excited to announce that Remlik’s Grille & Oyster Bar  will be the 2021 TCGA Player of the Year Sponsor!

The season-long race for the TCGA Player of the Year will be renamed the Remlik’s Player of the Year Race! Please visit our Remlik’s Player of the Year Information page for information regarding the points system and rules of eligibility.
 
 
Thank you to Remlik’s for your support of the TCGA. We look forward to your partnership!
 

TCGA Junior Tour and Scholarship Sponsor Announcement

We are excited to announce that Scoville-Meno Family of Dealerships will continue their support of the 2021 TCGA Junior Tour and Scholarship Award!

The Tour will be named the Scoville-Meno TCGA Junior Tour and the scholarship will be named the Scoville-Meno TCGA Scholarship!
 
Thank you to Scoville-Meno for your continued support of the TCGA. We look forward to the 2021 season for our Junior Golfers.

TCGA Amateur – New Marquee Sponsor

We are excited to announce that Harding Brooks Insurance Agency will be the 2021 TCGA Amateur’s Marquee Sponsor!

The event will be named the Harding Brooks Insurance TCGA Amateur!
 
Thank you to Harding Brooks for your support of the TCGA, and for all that you support in our community. We look forward to your partnership for our region’s premier Amateur Golf Championship.
 
Golfers, please consider using Harding Brooks Insurance Agency for your insurance needs.