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Town’s Golf Classic Tees-Off

Registration for the 6th Annual Supervisor’s Cup Golf Classic has teed off with 140 entries to be determined by lottery drawing.The Golf Classic is set for Wednesday, Oct. 2 at the famed Lido Golf Course, one of Long Island’s legendary links. Town residents 18 years of age and older are invited to register for a day of great golf and great fun.

“The Supervisor’s Cup is freshly polished and ready for presentation to this year’s winning foursome,” commented Supervisor Kate Murray. “An unbeatable day of competition and comradery awaits the lucky field of golfers chosen by lottery for this year’s tournament.”

For an entry fee of $15, golfers (selected by lottery) will enjoy 18 holes of tournament golf, a bucket of balls for the driving range, continental breakfast, afternoon barbecue, motorized golf cart, on-course refreshments, goody bag, awards and photographs.  Tournament contests include a “Four Player Scramble,” “Men’s & Women’s Closest to the Pin,” “Men’s & Women’s Most Accurate Drive” and “Men’s & Women’s Longest Drive.”

Tee-off time on Oct. 2 is 10 a.m. and the rain date is set for Wednesday, Oct. 16. Completed applications must be returned in person, postmarked or faxed before midnight, Friday, Sept. 6. Applications can be obtained at the Town of Hempstead Parks Department, 200 North Franklin Street, Hempstead, 11550.

Applications will also be available online at TOH.LI. The Lido and Merrick Road Park Golf Courses will have applications on hand as well as will most Hempstead Town parks. Completed applications may be returned in person or by mail to the Parks Administration Building in Hempstead or by fax to 516-292-6024.

There is only one application allowed per person and your name cannot appear on more than one entry application.  Supervisor’s Cup participants will be chosen by lottery on Thursday, Sept.12 at 1 p.m. in the Clubhouse of the Merrick Road Park Golf Course. The public is cordially invited to attend the lottery drawing. Players whose names are drawn in the lottery will have five days to submit payment following their notification of entry.  The lottery will select 140 golfers and 20 alternates. Selected names will be posted on the town web site at TOH.LI and winners will also be notified by phone and e-mail.

Golfers may register as a single, or in a twosome, threesome or foursome.  Selected golfers will be required to make payments in the form of check or money order to the Town of Hempstead.  On the day of the event, golfers will be asked to present photo identification at the morning’s check-in.   Golfers who are selected as alternates are invited to attend the breakfast and enjoy the driving range practice as they await the possibility of being added to the field in the event one or more golfers do not attend.

If you have questions or desire clarification on any aspect of the Supervisor’s Cup Golf Classic, simply contact the Department of Parks and Recreation at 516-292-9000, extension 245 or 266. Town of Hempstead employees, their spouses and children are not eligible to participate in this event. The tournament is open to Town of Hempstead residents only.

News

U.S. Navy Veteran Richard Meyerowitz of Levittown joined the military in 1962, enlisting straight out of high school. While he would never see combat, Meyerowitz served as a boilerman aboard the U.S.S. Dewey amid the United States’ blockade of Cuba.

“They gave us our orders,” Meyerowitz said, “turn any vessels away. If not, blow ‘em out of the water.”

During the blockade, Meyerowitz said he only encountered one ship, which they warned to turn back. Just a kid at the time, Meyerowitz said it didn’t occur to him at the time, how the country could have been on the verge of nuclear war.

Hempstead town officials recently announced plans to improve the roadway along Longfellow Avenue in Levittown.

“One way we invest in our communities is by improving our roadways,” said Town Supervisor Kate Murray. “Upgrading our streets saves money in the long term, while making roadways safer and more aesthetically pleasing for neighbors.”

Construction is slated to begin as early as this month and is expected to be complete by October. The project will include repairs to Longfellow Avenue and Byron Place, as well as portions of Milton and Emerson avenues.


Sports

Christopher Joseph of Levittown was recently selected to play on the United States world university hockey team in Italy this year. A 2009 MacArthur High School graduate, Joseph was captain of his high school team for two seasons, leading them to two championships. Joseph would later go on to play junior hockey for New York Apple Core and the New Jersey Rockets junior ‘A’ team.

Joseph’s parents, Hal and Theresa, along with his brother Robert and sister Kristin said they are very proud of Christopher’s accomplishments and are cheering him on as he heads off to Italy.

Farmingdale State College had four players named to the 2014 D3baseball.com All-New York Team. Senior outfielder Edward Bergmann of East Meadow, earned First Team honors, while junior shortstop Anthony Alvino of Lindenhurst was named to the Second Team. Junior outfielder Michael Marino of Franklin Square and sophomore pitcher Alex Weingarten of East Rockaway also earned Third Team honors this year.

Bergmann batted a team-leading .421 this season and also led the Rams in hits (53), runs scored (42), doubles (8), on-base percentage (.503), stolen bases (30) and held a perfect fielding percentage. Nationally, Bergmann ranks 4th for stolen bases per game (0.88), 10th in stolen bases, 23rd in both on-base percentage and batting average and 29th in runs scored per game (1.21).


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