Here is where you can find news and announcements as well as photos. Check back often to be sure you don’t miss important announcements.
Click here to see a list of our 2018 tournament dates and formats.
Curtis Cup is Seeking Volunteers
Sixteen of the best female amateur golfers in the world will be at Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale, N.Y., for the 40th Curtis Cup Match. This prestigious biennial competition, featuring eight players from the USA and eight from Great Britain and Ireland, will be contested June 8-10, 2018.
Volunteers are needed in a variety of capacities to assist in conducting one of the world’s premier amateur events. All interested volunteers must purchase a Volunteer Package for $75, which includes a golf shirt, full-zip jacket, baseball hat or women’s visor, and a meal on the days worked. Volunteers are also asked to wear khaki pants, shorts or skirts with their uniform. The fee helps offset the cost of the uniform. To learn more, click here.
LWGA Donates Dozens of Daffidol Bulbs to Golf Course
The Longshore Women’s Golf Association has donated dozens of daffodil bulbs to the course this fall. These will be planted over the next several weeks so they can be enjoyed by all next spring.
This is in addition to many plantings behind the pro-shop provided by the LWGA this past spring. The gardens near the putting green were edged, replanted and mulched with help from our Superintendent, Todd Salamone. Most of the plants were donated by members and the Westport Garden Club.
2017 Closing Dinner
On a rainy Tuesday night, after having to cancel our closing tournament due to the rain, we held our closing dinner. The weather did not damper the festive spirit at Boca Restaurant as we celebrated our members and a great season of golf and friendships.
The Caryl Beatus Member Member Tournament – Aug. 29.
Today we held the first annual Caryl Beatus Member Member Tournament. It was a cool and cloudy day, but it was sunny and warm on the course. We celebrated with a little bubbly and cake after the round.
LWGA 2nd Annual Lobster Fest
On August 9, we held our second annual Lobster Fest at Longshore. It was a beautiful evening and everyone enjoyed the food and the company.
We held our Club Championship, a 36 hold stroke play tournament, July 25 and 26. Congratulations to our winners!
Championship Flight – Low Gross – Leela Narang 162
Championship Flight – Low Net – Liza Paglialunga 147
First Flight – Low Gross – Winnie Hamilton – 185
First Flight – Low Net – Wendy Montanaro – 147
Second Flight – Low Gross – Daisy Fischtrom – 194
Second Flight – Low Net – Barbara Downey – 148 Moc (not pictured)
Third Flight – Low Gross – Ally Lerch – 204
Third Flight – Low Net – Karen Jones – 143
Member Guest Tournament
On July 18, we hosted our Member Guest Tournament at Longshore. The weather was good and we had a field of 96 golfers. Here are the winners as well as some photos of the days events:
President’s Cup Winners
Congratulations to the winners for our President’s Cup tournament. This was a two day, 36 hole, stroke play event for two person teams.
Low Gross Winners: Leela Narang and Patty Kondub, 148
Runner Up Low Gross Winners: Jane Dally and Phyllis Trefz, 163
Low Net Winners: 119 Pat Nave and Ally Lerch, 119
Runner Up Low Gross Winners: Jerre Skeats and Tina VanGemert, 126
George Buck Tournament Winner
Women from our league participated in the match play George Buck Tournament over the last few weeks. Congratulations to our winner, Alison Tane (photo below) and runner-up, Kim Smith.
Women’s Golf Day
Women at 704 golf venues across the globe participated in the 2nd annual Women’s Golf Day—an intimidation free event open to all women with an interest in golf. It’s only one day out of the year, but still a step in the right direction for golf becoming more women-friendly everyday. Longshore participated on June 6 on the lawn behind the clubhouse.
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.