John R Craig

John R Craig

John Craig has covered local amateur to top pro golf for since 2008. He has covered news and sports in the Capital Area on TV, radio and print since 2000. Follow John on Google+

Mar 252017

AWARDS PRESENTED MONDAY TO LOCAL PROS Apparently Mother Nature, Jack Frost, Father Time and the Boogie Man want to be the only foursome on any Capital Area course. So, as we close in on Masters’ week, all the rest of us can do is surf the inter-web, go to expos, head to Golf Galaxy or Dick’s, [More …]

With the pending snow, here you go

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Mar 132017

PHOTOS FROM GOLF EXPO While the Capital Area braces for a snowstorm on “Pi Day” (3-14), a week before winter officially ends and two weeks since the mercury hit 70, we offer you some photos from this past weekend’s “Empire Golf Expo.” With frigid temperatures outside, the event was held inside at the Marcelle Athletic Center [More …]

Countdown to Trump National

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Mar 132017

2017 U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN SECTIONAL QUALIFYING SITES The sectional qualifying sites for the 72nd U.S. Women’s Open Championship conducted by The United States Golf Association (USGA) includes 21 U.S. and four international qualifiers from May 22-June 12. The Women’s Open will be played July 13-16 at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ. It will [More …]

A taste of golf this weekend

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Mar 102017

4TH ANNUAL SPRING EXPO In the early part of the 2000s, there was an annual golf expo at the Empire State Plaza in February. But attendance dwindled and costs to run it went up and anyone in economics will tell you: buh-bye. There have been a few that popped up at the Polish Community Center [More …]

Freezing outside, warm golf inside

 Posted by on 03/09/2017  Events, Featured  Comments Off on Freezing outside, warm golf inside
Mar 092017

ANNUAL EXPO SET FOR SATURDAY You can hear it in the organizer’s voice – with the dropping temperatures in the Capital Area and the deals offered – he’s expecting big things from his “little expo” this weekend. “It gets better and better every year,” Ed Unser told this week. The clock is literally ticking [More …]