Saturday, July 30, 2011

Amanda Beebe Leads GGG contingent at Rutgers Open

Swarthmore-bound Hunterdon Central graduate Amanda Beebe of Whitehouse Station  lead the GGG contingent at the Rutgers Open in the junior miss division. The former GGG player and student-intern fired a solid first round 82 followed by another 82 in round two (42-40) to tie for fifth in the 21-player field.

Next up for Beebe is representation of her "home course" and GGG venue Raritan Valley Country Club in  the 86th Womens' Amateur Championship on Tuesday August 2 at Hackensack Golf Club. The link below lists the full field and tee times.

NJ Women's Amateur pairings

New Jersey State Golf Association--follow the Amanda here in the Womens' State Amateur

Alex Yang of Princeton high school played well shooting (84) on day one and (41-47-88) on day two for ninth place. She will be representing Mercer Oaks golf club in the NJ State Womens' Amateur Championship.

Most improved honors during round one and two go to to GGGers: Zora Moore of Delaware Valley Regional high school and Jess Wild of Hunterdon Central high school.

Zora Moore followed up a first round (97) with a second round (42-45-87) earning her twelfth place. Zora's round included two back-to-back birdies on the par four fifth and sixth holes.

Jess Wild shot 104 in round one and improved eleven shots in round two (48-45-93) for 15th place.

Marissa Castaldo of Hunterdon Central Regional high school made a good showing in her first 36-hole event with (56-54-110) and (54-52-106)  finishing in 19th place.

Another Red Devil teammate of Beebe, Wild and Castaldo Liz Dryden posted a (107) in round one but withdrew due to an injury and did not post a score in round two.

Finally, Kaitlin Flynn teed it up in the nine-hole division shooting a 55.

Junior Miss Division Rutgers Open Results

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

EIGHT GGGers to start in Rutgers Girls Junior Open

Good luck to eight  GGGers playing in the Rutgers Girls Junior Open 

Playing on Thursday, July 28th and July 29th:
Alex Yang, Amanda Beebe, Jess Wild, Liz Dryden, Zora Moore and Marissa Castaldo!

Playing on Friday, July 29th

 Flynn and 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Hole-in-one by GGGer Kaitlin Flynn

GGG participant 10-year-old Kaitlin Flynn of Copper Hill Country Club  had a hole-in-one yesterday in the 57th NJ Junior Girls' championship at Trenton Country Club in Ewing, NJ. 

This is Kaitlin's first golf tournament. 

She scored the ace on the 13th hole (par 3, 110 yards) at Trenton Country Club using a pitching wedge. She was entered in the 9-hole division and shot 51-58 over the two days!

Zora Moore, Jess Wild and Alex Yang played in the 2-day 18-hole division.
 Full field results are below.


Friday, July 8, 2011

Girls Go Golfing PRE-REGISTRATION starting now

Girls Go Golfing PRE-REGISTRATION starting now 

To pre-register, send an email to Coach Lydia at jsiip@comcast .net with the following information:

1. Daughter's name, age, name of school, grade-level & favorite color

2. Parents names, cell phone contact, how did you hear about the program?

3. Golf level: 
intermediate (shoots in the 50s or less for nine holes),
advanced (shoots in the 40s or less and/or has a GHIN handicap)

4. REGISTRATION FEE is due on the day of your FIRST event. [ $30.00/player--allows you to play one, two and up to nine events]

4th season
Confirmed Venues--events start at 4 p.m. all venues
Stanton Ridge CC (10/4)
Raritan Valley CC (10/11)
Copper Hill CC (10/6)
Beaver Brook CC (9/8 & 9/15)
Heron Glen golf club (9/6 & 9/22)
High Bridge Hills (9/13 & 9/20)
Pynes Putting Course
Food drive to benefit local Flemington pantry at final GGG event

Girls looking to play golf this fall have an opportunity to do so in the fourth season Girls Go Golfing Fall Girls' Golf Series running in September and October.

"This nine-event series for girls in 4th-12th grades will feature a variety of skill levels," said director Lydia Siipola, the recently retired Hunterdon Central High School girls' golf coach. "The goal is to provide an avenue and incentive for players to hone their skills.  Girls Gone Golfing is all about encouraging friendly competition in the spirit of the game. It is open to girls from throughout and beyond Hunterdon County."

Girls will play up to nine holes each day, entering a minimum of two events.The competitive atmosphere will feature a variety of formats similar to the Solheim, Ryder, Curtis or Walker Cup.

"We are fortunate that the USGA is located a stone's throw from Hunterdon County," noted Siipola," My idea is that parents and participants take the trip to Far Hills to play the Pynes Putting Course and visit Golf House and the Museum during the summer to get psyched for golf in the fall." The total cost of the series is $30, to be paid at the first event with a maximum of 24 girls participating.

"Hunterdon County has a plethora of golf courses and facilities where juniors can ask their parents to take them to improve upon their golf skills, said Siipola. "GGG wants the participants and their parents to spend some quality time playing golf' games whilst they practice putting and chipping and all those other shots that are close to the green. "Just like organized soccer or softball leagues, GGG gives participants a reliable and consistent schedule of events. The events provide the incentive for players to improve their short game skills on their own and with the help of a local golf professional."

The series will begin at Heron Glen on Tuesday, Sept. 6 with the first tee time of 4:00 p.m. All questions and registration will be handled electronically at:

The other events will be held as follows: Thursday, Sept. 8 at Beaver Brook 4 p.m.; Tuesday, Sept. 13 at High Bridge Hills  at 4:00 p.m.; Thursday, Sept. 15 at Beaver Brook at 4 p.m.; Tuesday, Sept. 20 High Bridge Hills at 4 p.m.; Thursday, Sept. 22 at Heron Glen at 4 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 4  at Stanton Ridge; Thursday, Oct. 6 at Copper Hill Country Club at 4 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct 11 at Raritan Valley Country Club in Somerset County.
(from left-to-right) GGG founder & director Lydia Siipola gets a handshake and hello from  "The Boss"  Annika Sorenstam while directing the activities at the putting station at Fiddler's Elbow during the 9 holes of fun & fitness at the Annika Experience in November,2010.