Frank Kacvinsky & Ken Sames combine to capture 2017 AGA Modified Stableford Title

Frank Kacvinsky & Ken Sames combine to capture 2017 AGA Modified Stableford Title
Shavertown, PA – Wednesday, April 19th at Hunstville Golf Club, the 2017 Anthracite Golf Association tournament season got underway with 100 golfers competed in the annual AGA Stableford Tournament. The event consisted of two divisions: Open and Senior. Winners were determined by points awarded on each hole for bogeys (1point) pars (2 points), birdies (4 points) and eagles (6 points).
 
Elhurst Country Club's Frank Kacvinsky and Ken Sames (48pts) teamed up to edge out Wyoming Valley Country Club's Art Brun Jr. and Joe Weiscarger (48pts) on a match-of-cards to win Open Division title.  Kacvinsky and Sames combined for 7 birdies, 2 bogeys, and 9 pars on the day.
 
In the Senior Division Scranton Muni's Bob Andrejko and Chris “Skeeter” Mathewson combined to capture the title.…

AGA Announces USGA Golf Genius TM Software Seminar.

AGA Announces USGA  Golf Genius TM Software Seminar.
The AGA is pleased to announce , the United States Golf Association has entered into a partnership with Golf Genius making its Tournament Management software available to all Anthracite Golf Association Member clubs.

The software program will offer clubs and leagues enhanced cloud-based event and league management tools.
AGA Member Clubs interested in access to the new program will be required to attend a training seminar. The Golf Genius TM software is scheduled to replace the current USGA TPP sofware for 2018, so we encourage all clubs to send representatives to the seminar.  The seminar is for free-of-charge and is designed for course managers, golf professionals, and league presidents at all AGA member clubs.

The first of these seminars will be held on Thursday,…

Anthracite Golf Association awards 2016 Player of the Year & Senior Player of the Year.

Anthracite Golf Association awards 2016 Player of the Year & Senior Player of the Year.

Moscow,  Pa - The 2016 Anthracite Golf Association season officially came to a close on Sunday at Elmhurst Country Club with the year-end Challenge Cup and Player of the Year presentations.
 
The Anthracite Golf Association annual Challenge Cup, is a match-play event comprised of two teams chosen based on the final standings of the Player of the Year and Senior Player of the Year point charts. Player of the Year points are awarded based upon top finishes for all AGA events.
 
Following the Challenge Cup, Anthracite Golf Association Executive Director Patrick A. Lloyd (pictured above) awarded the 2016 AGA Player of the Year and Senior Player of the Year trophies.

Honesdale Golf Club's Eric Williams captured the AGA Player of the Year title, while Paupack Hills…

Anthracite Golf Association announces 2016 Challenge Cup.

Anthracite Golf Association announces 2016 Challenge Cup.
Peckville, Pa – The Anthracite Golf Association has announced the players for the 2016 Challenge Cup, which will take place on Sunday, October 30th, at Elmhurst Country Club.
 
The annual invitational Challenge Cup is comprised of two teams chosen based on the final standings of the Player of the Year and Senior Player of the Year point charts. Player of the Year points are awarded based upon top finishes for all AGA events. The two teams will compete head-to-head in a modified “Ryder Cup” format. The club champion and senior club champion of the host club are also included in this years event.
 
Following the competition there will be tournament players dinner and awarding of 2016 Player of the Year awards.  Eric Williams of Honesdale…

Wyoming Valley Country Club captures 2016 AGA Coal Scuttle Championship

Wyoming Valley Country Club captures 2016 AGA Coal Scuttle Championship

Hanover, PA - Wyoming Valley Country Club captured the 66th Anthracite Golf Association Coal Scuttle Championship today. The defending champions were trailing Scranton Muni. GC (293) and Glenmaura National GC (293) after round 1 at ElmhurstCountry Club by 7 shots (300). The team followed their opening round to combine for a 290 in round 2 at their home course of Wyoming Valley Country Club.  The two day total of 590 was good enough to take the title by 4 shots.

Scranton Muni. Golf Club (594) finished in second and Elmhurst Country Club (610) finished in third.

Art Brunn Jr. lead the way for the team Champions from Wyoming Valley Country Club with a score of 75-70-145.  Team captain Eric Plisko carded a 75-51-146 for…

Art Brunn Jr. & Ed Hennigan win Montgomery Fall Fourball.

Art Brunn Jr. & Ed Hennigan win Montgomery Fall Fourball.
Dallas, PA - On Friday, September 16th, at Irem Country Club, Art Brunn Jr. of Wyoming Valley Country Club made his senior debut in AGA Montgomery Fall Fourball.  Brunn Jr. who recently turned 50 teamed up with Fox Hill Country Club's Ed Hennigan to combine for 9 birdies, which included a run of 6 in-a-row for a score of 33-31-64 to capture the overall title in the event.
 
Elkview Country Club's Mike Heck and Valley Country Club's Bill Ianieri combined to capture the open divison title with a round of 35-32-67.  The total birdied the last three holes to card a 32 on the back nine to win the title over Wyoming Valley Country Club's Frank Schiel Jr. and Eric Plisko who finished with…

Fox Hill Country Club captures 2016 AGA Super Senior Coal Scuttle

Fox Hill Country Club captures 2016 AGA Super Senior Coal Scuttle
Exeter, PA - On Wednesday, August 31st Fox Hill Country Club successfully defended its Anthracite Golf Association Super Senior Coal Scuttle title.  Fox Hill Country Club carded a round of 223 to capture the team title.  

The format was 4 players 65+, counting 3 scores.  Leading the way for the champions was Bill Lawler who  finished with rounds of 1-over par 73.   Ed Hennigan and Jim Devers carded rounds of 75, and rounding out the team for the champions was Dan Pavlico (80).
 
In the individual portion of the event Fox Hill Country Club's Bill Lawler captured the title with a round of 73.  Finishing in second just 1 shot back were Honesdale Golf Club's Irv Williams (74) and Elmhurst Country Club's…

Elkview Country Club wins 2016 AGA Senior Coal Scuttle


Crystal Lake, PA - On Wednesday August 24th at Elkview Country Club, the host and defending champion, captured the 2016 Anthracite Golf Association Senior Coal Scuttle Championship.  The team from Elkview Country Club combinded for a 296 and a five shot victory over Wyoming Valley Country Club (301) who finished second.  The Country Club of Scranton finished in third place with a team total of 308.
 
Leading the way for the team champions, Elkview Country Club, was Ken Bolcavage who carded a round of 1-under par 71. The other scores for the winning team were Joe Klickus (74), Matt Froncek (75), Mike Heck (76) and Ken Nesor (78).
 
Wyoming Valley Country Club's Joe Weiscarger captured the individual title with a great round of 4-under par…

Ron Robinson & Marty McGuckin capture 2016 AGA Junior Fourball Invitational.

Ron Robinson & Marty McGuckin capture 2016 AGA Junior Fourball Invitational.

Clarks Summit, PA - Friday, August 12th the Anthracite Golf Association conducted it's first Junior Fourball Invitational Tournament.  The event showcased some of the top players in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New Yorks Southern Tier at host Country Club of Scranton.

This years event was captured by players representing the Golf Association of Philadelphia, Ron Robinson and Marty McGuckin combined for a 31-37-68.  The 4-under par total was good earned the GAP duo a chance to particpate in a playoff for the title as the AGA team of Troy Kelleher & Luke Fayocavitz, and NCPGA's Tanner Adriance & Vincent Bender also carded rounds of 68 in regulation.

Following the completion of play, a playoff ensued with all three teams making birdie the par…

Barb Pagana leads Huntsville Golf Club to the 2016 AGA Women's Coal Scuttle title.

Barb Pagana leads Huntsville Golf Club to the 2016 AGA Women's Coal Scuttle title.
Crystal Lake, PA -  Hunstville Golf Club captured the 2016 Anthracite Golf Association Women's Coal Scuttle Champions by one-shot over host and defending champion Elkview Country Club.   Hunstville Golf Club was led by captain Barb Pagana who shot a 79.  Dannielle Dalessandro and Kath Goeringer each carded rounds of 82 to complete the team score of 243.  Rounding out the team from Huntsville Golf Club was Kasey Corbett.
 
The second place finish for Elkview Country Club (244) ends a four year title run by the club.   Finishing in third place was Elmhurst Country Club (271).  Glen Oak Country Club (272) and Irem Country Club (274) rounded out the top spots.
 
In the individual portion of the event Huntsville Golf Club's…
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