Meghan Fahey – AJGA Leadership Links Top Fundraiser

Posted in AJGA on October 20, 2014 by Chris Roselle

 

Meghan Fahey, Overbrook Golf Club

Meghan Fahey, Overbrook Golf Club

 

As a follow-up to a blog post from a few months ago I wanted to CONGRATULATE Overbrook GC’s Meghan Fahey on being recognized as the top national fundraiser for the 2014 AJGA Leadership Links program.  Meghan raised an incredible $14,700 for the Michelle Deasey ’17 Memorial Scholarship Fund.  This scholarship fund was created in memory of my cousin, Michelle Deasey, who passed away during the winter of 2007 from a rare liver disease.  Michelle, whose smile could absolutely light up even the darkest room, was one of Meghan’s closest friends and our entire family is so proud of what Meghan was able to accomplish.

I am sure Michelle is looking down right with that infectious smile all aglow on her face.  Her life, though short, brought pure joy and utter happiness to not only our entire family but to her friends and classmates at the Episcopal Academy.  I know that Meghan Fahey will continue to honor Michelle’s legacy because that’s the type of person Meghan is and because Michelle was that special of a human being.

Because of her fantastic fundraising efforts Meghan will be honored at the Rolex Junior All-America Awards Banquet scheduled for November 23rd at PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.  If that wasn’t special enough Meghan will also have the opportunity to meet with Jack and Barbara Nicklaus before a round at The Bear’s Club, one of Mr. Nicklaus’s most famous designs.  And finally, Meghan will also get the chance to play six holes with PGA superstar, Rickie Fowler, at the Medalist Golf Club on November 22nd.

For more information on the AJGA Leadership Links program please click here: https://www.ajga.org/Media_Center/CoverStories/Stories.asp?uid=8213 and here: http://ajga.typepad.com/ajgablog/2014/10/ajga-announces-top-leadership-links-fundraisers.html

Thank You Meghan!

2014 PIAA Golf Championship – East Regional Recap

Posted in Junior Events/Results, PIAA on October 15, 2014 by Chris Roselle

 

Stephen Cerbara, Yardley CC

Stephen Cerbara, Yardley CC

 

When looking at the final scoreboard from yesterdays 2014 PIAA Boys’ East Region Golf Championships a slew of players with GAP ties found themselves at or near the top of the leaderboard at Golden Oaks Golf Club.  2013 Christman Cup Champion, Stephen Cerbara (Holy Ghost Prep) of Yardley CC, took home medalist honors after a fine round of 3 under par, 69 in the AAA Boys’ Division.  Finishing two stokes behind Cerbara were Applebrook GC’s Michael Cook (Conestoga HS) and Yardley CC’s Vinay Ramesh (Pennsbury HS).  The 2014 Chirtsman Cup Champion, Kevin Conners, Jr. (Bishop Shanahan HS) of Whitford CC tied with Sunnybrook GC’s Michael Reed-Price for 5th place (Upper Dublin HS).  In the Boys’ AA Division, 2013 GAP Junior Boys’ Champion, Roland Michael Massimino (New Hope Solebury HS) of the Ridge at Back Brook ended up in a tie for second place after his round of 2 over par 74 while LedgeRock GC’s Nate Menon (Wyomissing HS) finished one place higher after a round of 75.

In the Girls’ AAA Division, St. Davids GC’s Brynn Walker (Radnor HS) captured medalist honors after fashioning a great 2 under par score of 70 over the Fleetwood, Pa. course.  Yardley CC’s Jackie Rogowicz (Pennsbury HS), who ended her round with a birdie, ended up in second place, two strokes behind Walker.  Finishing in a tie for third place were Jericho National GC’s Madeline Herr (Council Rock North HS) and Spring Ford CC’s Maddie Sager (Owen J. Roberts HS).

For a full list of scores from the 2014 PIAA Boys’ East Region Golf Championship please click here: http://www.piaa.org/news/details.aspx?ID=3200

The 2014PIAA Individual Championships is scheduled for Monday, October 20 & Tuesday, October 21 at Heritage Hills Golf Resort and Conference Center, York, Pa. while the 2014PIAA Team Championship is also scheduled at Heritage Hills Golf Resort and Conference Center, York, Pa. on Wednesday, October 22.

 

2014 College Golf Scholarship Seminar

Posted in College Golf, College Golf Scholarship Seminar on September 18, 2014 by Chris Roselle

  The Golf Association of Philadelphia is proud to present its 8th College Golf Scholarship Seminar.  This free Seminar will take place on Saturday, November 8th at Plymouth Country Club, Plymouth Meeting, Pa. Registration begins at 9am with the Seminar lasting from 9:30am till 12:00pm. The Association staff and our special guests will help you with such topics as:

Resumes

Scholarship information

NCAA requirements

Recruiting information

The schedule of a college golfer

Rules of Golf Education

  Joining the staff in its presentation will be Mac Thayer, founder and Executive Director of Junior Golf Scoreboard and Matt Davis, Assistant Golf Professional at Indian Valley Country Club, who also serves as the Women’s Golf Coach at Delaware Valley College.

  For more Seminar information please check the Golf Association of Philadelphia Junior section on our website, http://www.gapgolf.org/detail.asp?id=156&pid=3 or you can print off a copy of the entry form by clicking this link: 2014_seminar_entry_form

Talamore’s DiLisio Wins PA State Women’s Amateur

Posted in Junior Events/Results on August 20, 2014 by Chris Roselle

This past Friday, Talamore Country Club’s Isabella DiLisio defeated Lititz, Pa resident Allison Weaver by the score of 6 and 5 to capture the Pennsylvania State Women’s Golf Association Amateur Championship.  The reigning PIAA Class AAA girls’ high school champion entered the match play portion of the event as the #3 seed and made short work of a majority of her opponents on her way to victory at Bent Creek Country Club.  After she graduates from Mount St. Joseph’s High school in the spring of 2015, DiLisio will then go on to play collegiate golf at the University of Notre Dame.  Congratulations Isabella!

For a look at the match play bracket for the Pennsylvania State Women’s Golf Association Amateur Championship please click here: http://www.pswga.com/PSWGA/media/2014_Amateur/PSWGA-Amateur-Champ-Flight-Final.pdf

 

 

Junior Girls Golf Fun Day at Aronimink GC

Posted in Junior Events/Results, WGAP on August 15, 2014 by Chris Roselle
Junior Girls Golf Fun Day at Aronimink GC

Junior Girls Golf Fun Day at Aronimink GC

 

The Pennsylvania State Women’s Golf Association is pleased to announce their Junior Girls Golf Fun Day at Aronimink Golf Club.  The event, which is scheduled for Monday, August 25th, will take place at the famous Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pa.  It is open to all girls ages 7-17 and will run from 2pm till 4pm.  The cost is $10 per girl and parents are asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Golf Association at JRgolf2014@gmail.com

 

Rogowicz Captures AJGA Hoffman

Posted in AJGA, Junior Events/Results on August 15, 2014 by Chris Roselle

Congratulations goes out to Yardley CC’s Jackie Rogowicz after she captured the AJGA Junior Hosted by Morgan Hoffman.  Rogowicz, who will soon begin her senior year at Pennsbury High School, fashioned rounds of 73, 76 and 73 at Arcola Country Club to earn a spot in a sudden-death playoff against Kelly Sim of Edgewater, NJ.  Rogowicz found the green in regulation on the first playoff hole and her two putt par secured her first AJGA victory after finishing runner-up in three previous events.  Rogowicz, the 2010 Jock MacKenzie Junior Girls Champion, has verbally committed to attend Penn State University in the fall of 2015.

In the Junior Boys Division, 2014 Harry Hammond award winner, Blaine Lafferty finished in a tie for 8th place after rounds of 77, 74 and 73.  The Burlington Country Club member ended up tied with Applebrook Golf Club’s Brendan Bacskai at 8-over par, 224.

For a full recap of the AJGA Junior Hosted by Morgan Hoffman please click on this link: https://www.ajga.org/Microsite/index.asp?TN=2014093#R3Results

 

AJGA Leadership Links – Meghan Fahey

Posted in AJGA on August 8, 2014 by Chris Roselle

 

After a brief hiatus, I am back with a Junior Blog post that is near and dear to my heart.  On December 19th of 2007 my cousin, Michelle Deasey, passed away from a very rare liver disease, just short of her ninth birthday.  I vividly remember sitting in the waiting room at the A.I. duPont Hospital for Children with my younger brother Kevin and my cousin Ryan trying to decide which one of us, as we were all transplant matches, would donate a piece of our livers to help her battle this mysterious illness.  Alas, all our efforts were unsuccessful and Michelle succumbed to the disease surrounded by the numerous family and friends who were so touched by her short life.

 

Meghan Fahey, Overbrook Golf Club

Meghan Fahey, Overbrook Golf Club

 

You might be wondering what this has to do with the game of golf.  My cousin actually was an accomplished swimmer at Overbrook Golf Club and from what I remember never played a single hole in her life.  But fellow Episcopal Academy classmate and Overbrook Golf Club member, Meghan Fahey, is now using the game of golf as a way to not only remember dear Michelle but to raise money for The Michelle Deasey ’17 Memorial Scholarship Fund.  I believe Meghan speaks for all of us who had the absolute pleasure of knowing Michelle when she says:

“Michelle was a person who could walk into a room and instantaneously light the room up with her smiling face and bubbly, outgoing, and contagious personality. Either on the sports field, in the swimming pool, or in the classroom there was rarely a time you would see Michelle without a smile on her face. Michelle was a person who people aspire to be, at least I know I do and I hope I am half the amazing person she was! She was the best example of living life to the fullest and simply just having fun, how life really should be.”

Through the AJGA Leadership Links program Meghan will attempt to raise $12,000 for the Scholarship Fund.  There are two ways to contribute to Meghan’s efforts:

- You can make a one-time donation.

- Or, you can pledge a specific amount for every birdie or eagle Meghan makes.  She will keep you up to date during the season and then contact you at the end to let you know how much you owe.

I applaud Meghan for all her hard work and to learn more about her wonderful efforts please click on her AJGA Leadership Link Page: https://www.ajga.org/PIF/HomePages/index2.asp?UID=160039#

 

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