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Longshore Golf Course is Open!
We have open play on Tuesday’s in April. Book your tee times through the Longshore Golf Club website.
Our opening day scramble is scheduled for May 2.
A Surprise Birthday for Caryl Beatus!
One of our longest playing members was surprised at lunch by her fellow golfers with a birthday cake! Caryl turned 89 and plays in most of our weekly tournaments. Happy birthday Caryl!
Meet Our New Longshore Golf Course Management Team!
Jon Janik – Head Golf Professional
Jon Janik comes to Longshore Golf Course with over 15 years experience in the golf industry. As a graduate of St. Joseph High School, he first played Longshore as a member of the golf team competing in matches, as well as the 1997 Chappa Invitational.
Born and raised locally in Bridgeport, Jon grew up playing at Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course where he won the 1997 Junior Club Championship and the 2002 Men’s Club Championship. He began working in the golf industry while still in college. In 2000, he was offered a position at the Ivan Lendl Golf and Tennis Camp, where he would spend three summers. After graduating from Fairfield University, Jon turned professional and became the Assistant Golf Professional at Tashua Knolls Golf Course in Trumbull.
In November 2007, he graduated from the Professional Golf Management Program and was elected to PGA Membership. The next year he was promoted to Head Golf Professional. In addition to his responsibilities at Tashua Knolls, Jon has also been the head coach for the Trumbull High School Boy’s Golf Team. In 2011, Jon won the distinguished Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf Leader Award. From 2011-2013, he was recognized as a U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Kids Teacher. In 2014, he earned the honor of becoming a U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Master Kids Teacher. In 2014, he was recognized as the FCIAC Boys Golf Coach of the Year.
Todd Salamone – Golf Course Superintendent
Todd Salamone has been with BrightView Golf Maintenance for 4 years as Senior Assistant Superintendent at The Village Club of Sands Point in Sands Point, NY. During his tenure at the Village Club of Sands Point, Todd has played a critical role in providing quality course conditions and supervising numerous projects including a bunker renovation in 2015.
As a child growing up in Queens, Todd was raised on the game of golf and played all through high school on the B.N. Cardozo varsity golf team. He attended The Ohio State University where he majored in Turf Science. After receiving his B.S., Todd worked at several private country clubs in Long Island and volunteered at multiple professional golf events including the U.S. Amateur, U.S. Open, The Northern Trust Open, and The Barclays tournament. Each event provided him with opportunities to learn from the best superintendents in the country.
“We have the utmost confidence that Todd’s experience, leadership skills, and focus on quality course conditions will continue our path of improving Longshore for the residents of Westport,” stated Vince Gilmartin, Northeast GM of Golf Operations for BrightView Golf Maintenance.