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Cindy Miller of Cindy Miller Golf is one of 21 instructors nationwide and the only one from New York State to receive the Masters Kid Teacher from U.S. Kids Golf. The organization cites the top 50 kids' teachers on an annual basis and those so honored on three occasions are elevated to Master status. "The teachers and coaches who win this award play an important part in…

Area golfGREENWOOD: Last Chance Scramble — Overall champions: Tom Pritchard/Mike Kujawa/Gary Pettibone/Chris Pennuto 37.

Liz Zhang of Williamsville will compete in the age 7-9 division of the national finals of the Drive, Chip & Putt competition on April 1 at Augusta National Golf Club, the home of the Masters Tournament. The top 80 performers each year compete in the national finals for boys and girls ages 7-15. The program is designed to inspire a new generation of young athletes wh…

Area golf CRAIG BURN: 2017 Closing Member/Member Best Ball — Biddle/John Wischerath 63, Jon Boland/Jason Heidinger 64, Vic Rurecki/Bill Daley 66, Bob Bonney/Dave Bonney 66, Kevin Walsh/Craig Anthony 66.

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Tickets for the 27th annual Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame dinner are now on sale. Tickets may be purchased at www.gbshof.com by completing the online ticket application. Tickets are priced at $95 each and $850 for a table of 10. The 2017 induction ceremonies will be held Wednesday, Nov. 1 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin St., Buffalo. A…

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John Gaffney told his son numerous times over the years that golf someday would become easy. Billy would grow taller and stronger with age, but most importantly he would overcome the mental barriers of a sport that can drive the absolute best completely bonkers. The elder Gaffney knew a thing or two about success. He was among the top amateurs in the region for years an…

By picking up 6 1/2 points of 12 in the singles matches, the Junior Team defeated the Seniors, 12 1/2-11 1/2, in the inaugural Western New York Senior-Junior matches Monday at the Orchard Park Country Club. Each side picked up six points in the Foursome and Four-Ball matches leaving the singles matches as the deciding factor. Rob Krajewski, Cody Endress, Michael Shine, …

Dwayne Randal, the PGA professional at Peek'n Peak Resort, is the Omega Western New York PGA Tour champion for the fourth time after his victory at Seneca Hickory Stick Resort in Lewiston. Randal shot 4-under par 69-71-140 in the event sponsored by Omega, John Blain Sun Mountain & Sterling Cut Glass and the PGA Tour. Michael O'Connor of the Kahkwa Club in Erie, Pa.,…

Patrick Keegan of Locust Hill Country Club in Rochester shot a final round 69 Sunday and won the New York State Golf Association Mid-Amateur Championshipo the Yahnundasis Country Club in New Hartford. His 207 total, 6 under for the tournament, was six strokes better than runner-up Darin Goldstein of Noyac Golf Club who shot a final 73 for 213. Devlin Walsh of the NYSGA eCl…

Patrick Keegan fired a record-tying 5-under 66 to take the lead after two rouns of the New York State Golf Association Mid-Amateur Championshhip at the Yahnundasis Country Club in New Hartford. Keegan has a 138 going into today's final round. and holds atwo stroke lead over Darin Goldstein (69-140) of Noyac Golf Club and Kyle Downey (68-140) of Locust Hill. First day leade…

Orchard Park's Jim Smith enjoyed the comforts of his home course and tied the record for widest margin of victory in the New York State Golf Association's 22nd Super Senior Amateur championship. Smith concluded his victory march Thursday at Crag Burn in East Aurora by carding his third straight 72 to finish the three-round tournament at even-par 216. His nine-strole vic…

Defending champion Jim Smith of Orchard Park shot a second straight even-par 72 on his home course Wednesday and will take a three-stroke lead into today's final round of the New York State Golf Association's 22nd Super Senior Amateur championship at Crag Burn Golf Club in East Aurora. Smith had one birdie and one bogey Wednesday in his round of steady golf. He birdied …