It’s Lehigh Valley Golf Amateur Time

September 27th, 2012 posted by

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Golf Continues in Lehigh Valley through fall

This is one of my favorite times of the year.

The fall spells so many things for Lehigh Valley. There’s The Haunt at Dorney Park, Celtic Classic, plenty of apple picking, and of course, the best fall golf around.

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There’s nothing I love more than a jam packed weekend!

August 22nd, 2012 posted by

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Barenaked Ladies

The first adventure of my jam packed weekend was to rock out to Barenaked Ladies at Sands Event Center. When my girlfriend purchased tickets to see her favorite band she didn’t realize that three other bands were playing too.

Let me tell you, she was pumped to find out that Big Head Todd & The Monsters were playing, along with Blues Traveler.

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On Par for the Course

June 5th, 2012 posted by

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I finally golfed at Allentown Municipal Golf Course this past Sunday. I’ve been to their driving range, Brew Works on the Green, and live down the street, but never played a single hole.

Sunday morning/afternoon started out nice, I threw on my red, pink and white plaid shorts, a white polo, – you may have seen me, I looked pretty cute – grabbed my clubs and headed down the road.

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Busy Weekend in Bethlehem

May 18th, 2012 posted by

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

I recently checked this weekend’s weather forecast and noticed that it is going to be a beautiful weekend in Lehigh Valley.

Since I don’t have any plans, I started to think about some of my options in Bethlehem and put together a list of the 5 places I plan to visit over the next 48 hours.

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My Lehigh Valley Mother’s Day Top 5 “Payback” Wishes

May 10th, 2012 posted by

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happy mother's day

Ok, I admit it. I’m the mother of an 18 year old. I find that hard to believe because I really don’t feel that old. I still remember putting him on the kindergarten bus and yet next month he will be graduating from high school. It brings both tears of sadness and joy to my eyes. For those of you who think it’s over once your kid turns 18, ummm, let me tell you, it’s far from over. It may be a new chapter, but their need for their parents is probably just beginning, especially the way the world is today.

So, with Mother’s Day coming up this weekend and my son taking on a new chapter of his life, I’m thinking my time is coming for some awesome “payback” gifts to come. Not that his handmade cards and gifts weren’t the best. I’ve loved each and every one of them and still have plenty of them around the house. I would love even more just spending some quality time with him. I’m lucky if I get a, “hi mom” out of him anymore. It’s usually, “I need money.” Oh the joys of motherhood!

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Lehigh Valley Golf – Fore or Should I Say Five?

April 17th, 2012 posted by

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“The crowd is just on its feet here. He’s a Cinderella boy. Tears in his eyes, I guess, as he lines up this last shot. He’s got about 195 yards left, and he’s got a, looks like he’s got about an 8-iron. This crowd has gone deadly silent… Cinderella story, out of nowhere, former greens keeper, now about to become the Masters champion.  It looks like a mirac… It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole!”

To any golfer, this Bill Murray (as Carl Spackler) quote from the 1980 movie Caddyshack immediately takes you to a flower bed with a sickle. With the 2012 Masters just over two weeks old, it was a great treat to watch Bubba Watson make such a remarkable shot on the second playoff hole to win one of golf’s most prestigious tournaments. So much so that it made me finally dust off the clubs from the long cold winter, ok so it wasn’t that cold, but it sure was long.

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Springtime in Lehigh Valley

March 20th, 2012 posted by

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Jordan Parkway in the Sun

Winter has officially ended. Wait, did it ever really begin this year in Lehigh Valley? The region definitely had a very mild winter which was a blessing for some and a curse for others. The curse came to the ski areas located to the north and south of Lehigh Valley. Blue Mountain Ski Area in Palmerton was able to remain open through this past weekend which was pretty amazing and goes to show that you really don’t need the natural stuff to fall in order to ski, tube or board. Bear Creek Mountain Resort in Macungie was able to stay open to the week prior, which again made those winter sport enthusiasts happy campers.

I, on the other hand, do not really enjoy the cold winters. Sure, I love to see the snow fall, but I’d be happy doing that from my front bow window at home. I’m definitely excited that today is the first day of spring and temperatures this week in Lehigh Valley are going to be amazing.

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“Scrambling” and a “secret” deal at Blue Ridge Country Club

October 5th, 2011 posted by

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Blue Ridge

I’ve mentioned in the past how great fall golf can be in Lehigh Valley. This past weekend I managed to play in a two-person, 8-inch cup scramble tournament at Blue Ridge Country Club. The only problem … it felt more like winter! If it were a few degrees cooler we might have had snow, but instead it just rained.

I’ve played in the rain before, so to me it wasn’t too big of a deal, but most of the women playing in the tournament felt differently about it. They wanted to quit before the tournament started! They toughed it out though and it turned out to be a lot of fun.

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The Lehigh Valley Amateur was on fire for its 75th year!

September 30th, 2011 posted by

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Green Pond Country Club

What do Dave, Jeff, Brian and Phil have in common? They would be the only four past champions to make it to the quarterfinals of the 75th Lehigh Valley Amateur Golf Tournament at Green Pond Country Club.

For those that qualified to play in Lehigh Valley’s biggest tournament, the excitement started on Thursday, September 22 and finished with three matches being played to determine the Championship Flight winner on Sunday the 25th. That’s a lot of golf my friends! And, some awesome golf it was.

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Fall golf at Jack Frost National Golf Club

September 21st, 2011 posted by

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Jack Frost National

Golf season is far from winding down in and around Lehigh Valley. Fall is one of the nicest times of the year to play golf around here. The spectacular scenery, changing color of leaves and cooler air can really make for an awesome round of golf. And … it never hurts if the “Golf God” from above is on your side while out there.

I had the chance to play a course that I had only played once before, but really enjoyed; Jack Frost National Golf Club. Just a short drive from Lehigh Valley, lies this monster of a course, 7,200 yards on over 200 mountainous acres of property to be exact. I wish we would have waited another two weeks to play it though, since the leaves are not changing just yet. That would have made for an unbelievable leaf-peeping day had that happened. That didn’t interfere with our round though, it was still an incredible course and in excellent condition.

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