Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The popular center closed suddenly in mid-March.
A drive by the Cool Springs Golf and Family Recreation Center on Hamilton Road in Bethel Park on Tuesday afternoon showed the center's miniature golf and upper driving range areas to be open for business. The lower range and batting cages were closed. The center closed suddenly in mid-March when Cool Springs senior management met with some employees to tell them they would close until—tentatively—mid-April. Bob Salera, the head professional and director of instruction at Cool Springs Golf School, said that that was the first time that Cool Springs had closed since he started working at the facility in 1997. Despite the reopening, Cool Springs' website—www.coolspringsgolfcenter.com—is out of service as of Wednesday morning.
Monday, April 29, 2013
The avid golfer from Upper St. Clair has built up quite the golf resume.
An avid golf player from Upper St. Clair recently added a unique feat to his golf resume. Jeff Kearney made a double eagle on April 20 at Southpointe Golf Club in Cecil Township, according to the Tribune Review. The double eagle follows a four career holes in one at Hickory Heights Golf Club in Bridgeville. Kearney's double eagle came on No. 6—a 500-yard par-5, according to the report. Kearney, 49, carries a handicap between two and three and golfs two to three times a week. His daughter, Melissa, is the No. 1 player on the Upper St. Clair High School golf team and frequently joins him on the course, according to the newspaper.
Friday, August 31, 2012
And the ANSYS TICKETS Fore CHARITY program benefits local charities.
Officials from the Mylan Classic announced this week that the tournament has topped $1.3 million in charitable contributions since 2010—primarily through the ANSYS TICKETS Fore CHARITY program. The event, held at the Southpointe Golf Club, already has raised more than $530,000 for participating charities in 2012. Last year, the tournament generated approximately $458,000 in ticket sales and bonus pool distributions; in 2010, proceeds were about $277,000. TICKETS Fore CHARITY is a PGA Tour co-sponsored program developed by Jeff Sanders Promotions, a Portland-based sports marketing company, and organizers of the Web.com Tour’s Albertsons Boise Open Presented by Kraft. Designed to create funding opportunities for 501(c)(3) non-profit …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Boys won WPIAL team title, girls section last season.
Both Upper St. Clair High School golf teams look to build on successful seasons heading into 2012. The USC boys are coming off a WPIAL team championship and a near miss in the state title match. The girls won their section. Four of the top male golfers return as juniors: Thomas Steve, Patrick McDonnell, Corey Wilding and Grant Engel. Steve shot a 72 to lead the Panthers against Indiana in the WPIAL final matchup, and the others posted scores of 82 or below. The title was the 17th for the Upper St. Clair boys, most in the WPIAL. The USC girls’ team is just behind with 16, including 12 straight from 1994 through 2005. The girls won the Class AAA Section 2 championship and finished third in the WPIAL last season. Among the returning golfers …
Monday, May 7, 2012
With the economy tight, we want to know where in western Pennsylvania is your favorite Staycation!
We all know that the economy is tough nowadays, so we at Patch want to find ways for families to enjoy a summer vacation on the cheap. There are plenty of places to have a great summer vacation without spending a lot of money. You can go to Kennywood, ride the bike trails, spend a day at the trolley museum, relax at the local park, take in an auto race, ride a boat or hit some golf balls. We at Patch are calling it a Staycation! And we want to know where your favorite local place is to spend a weekend without spending a lot of money. We’ve given a brief description of places to visit below, so vote in the poll or offer your own suggestions in the comment sections!
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Proceeds to benefit the World War II Memorial.
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Saturday, September 17, 2011
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino is teaming up with dozens of athletes and celebrities for the second annual Black & Gold Celebrity Golf Classic Monday. Co-hosted by four-time Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Champion running back Rocky Bleierand three-time Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowler Mike Merriweather, the fund raising event will include greats from the gridiron, along with other sport legends. Additional participants include former Pittsburgh Pirate Grant Jackson, former Pittsburgh Steelers Mel Blount and Greg Lloyd, former Pittsburgh Penguins Pierre Larouche and Phil Bourque, and former heavyweight boxing champion Michael Moorer, among others. Proceeds from the event will benefit the World War II Veterans of Southwestern Pennsylvania …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
The event is free and open to kids of all ages.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Mylan Classic officials on Thursday announced a youth clinic slated for 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Southpointe Golf Club. The Highmark Youth Clinic is free for children of all ages and features Nationwide Tour professional golfers. Golf clubs will be provided and participants (and their parents) are reminded that cameras are welcome. Admission to the Mylan Classic is free Monday through Wednesday, so parents are welcome to watch the action, too. Tournament action for the even kicks off Thursday. For more information on the tournament, check out the Mylan Classic website here.
Monday, August 22, 2011
The announcement for the tournament was made Monday.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Officials from the Mylan Classic announced Monday that the 2011 tournament field will include PGA TOUR fan favorites John Daly and Rocco Mediate. In addition to playing in the Mylan Classic, Daly and Mediate will host a joint clinic Aug. 31, beginning at noon. Two-time major championship winner Daly, who played and won on the Nationwide Tour in 1990, will compete in the Mylan Classic for the first time this year. He has amassed five career PGA TOUR victories, plus four international wins in South Africa, Asia and Europe. The Arkansas resident has also committed to play in the Nationwide Tour’s News Sentinel Open in Knoxville, Tenn., which will be held the week before the Mylan Classic. Rocco Mediate, of nearby Greensburg has six wins on …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The athletic registration fee for Upper St. Clair School District fall sports is due on Aug. 1.
For the first time ever in the Upper St. Clair School District, students at Upper St. Clair High School and Fort Couch Middle School must pay to play sports. The first fees are due on Aug. 1. Administrators broke down the teams into three tiers. The first tier athletes have the highest fees. High School - $100 Freshman, JV and Varsity Fort Couch - $75 7th and 8th Grade Teams Baseball Boys' and Girls' Basketball Football Boys' and Girl's Soccer Co-ed Track and Field (Spring) Football Wrestling High School - $75 Freshman, JV and Varsity Fort Couch - $75 7th and 8th Grade Teams Co-ed Cross Country Boys' and Girls' Lacrosse Softball Co-ed Swimming and Diving Boys' and Girls' Volleyball Wrestling Boys' and Girls' Basketball Softball Co-ed…
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Nearly 90 golfers take part in the 2nd Annual Chili Golf Classic on Saturday to raise money for kids with special needs.
Nearly 90 people pulled out their snow boots and golf clubs on Saturday to take part in the 2nd Annual Chili Golf Classic at Upper St. Clair's three-hole golf course. Ryan McCleaster, assistant director of recreation & leisure services of the Community & Recreation Center (CRC), is the brainchild behind the event. He and his team were out on the course at 6 a.m., clearing the snow at all nine holes so players could tee off. They did so, as more snow was falling. "It doesn't matter how many hours I put in and how cold I got. It helps the special needs programs," McCleaster said. "It'll be worth it in the end to see those kids." Proceeds benefit the Special Needs Active Programs (SNAP). The CRC wants to raise enough money to offer free …