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Mountain Valley Golf Course in scenic Barnesvlle, PA hosted the

GOLFWEEK Amateur Tour (Philly Metro) Tour Major tournament.

Mountain Valley Golf Club in the scenic countryside near Barnsville, PA was the tournament venue for the GOLFWEEK Amateur Tour (Philly Metro) Tour Major tournament on Saturday June 9th, 2018. A field of forty tour members played the Mountain Course in bright sunshine on Saturday.  Sunday’s scheduled round on the Valley Course was cancelled by heavy downpours, reducing the Tour Major to a one-day event.


The original Mountain Valley course, designed by David Gordon, opened in 1970. The course was redesigned in 1997 by Ault, Clark & Associates, with the addition of nine new holes. In 2009 an additional nine holes designed by Brain Ault opened.  Mountain Valley Golf Club now features two unique and different golf courses, The Mountain and The Valley, carved through the forests of Broad Mountain, overlooking the Locust Valley.


In the Championship Flight,  a close three-way battle between Don Miller (Atlanta) (85, 43-42), Gary Greenberg (86, 43-43) and George Steinmetz (87, 43-44) came down to the final hole, with Miller taking the title with a Par 4 on the 18th. The CHAMP Flight played from “the tips” on the GOLD tees.

The A Flight winner was Michael Dupree (74, 38-36) who shot his lowest-ever round on tour en-route to the runaway victory!  Michael’s great  round included 4 birdies and a near “Ace” on the Par 3 16th hole. Carl Handwerk (85, 41-44) took 2nd place. Brian Lynch (89, 46-43) took 3rd place. The A Flight also played from “the tips” on the GOLD tees.

In the B Flight, Jim Boyce (88, 43-45) came out victorious in a close battle over Richard Mariner (89, 42-47) that also was decided on the 18th hole which Boyce birdied to claim the title. Steve Winnick (90, 44-46) took 3rd place. The B Flight played from the BLUE tees.


The C Flight champion was 2017 Flight Champion Lynn Bigelow (91, 47-44) by three-strokes over Art Laney (94, 45-49). Dennis Teeling (101, 48-53) was in 3rd place. The C Flight played WHITE / BLUE combo-tees.

In the D Flight, Philly Metro Director Jeff A. Brodsky (92, 44-48) battled Fred Hering (94, 44-50) in another victory that was decided on the 18th hole, with Brodsky’s birdie the difference. Drew Ruck (96, 46-50) was in 3rd place. The D Flight also played the WHITE / BLUE combo-tees.

Everyone enjoyed the opportunity to play on such fun and challenging golf course. Special mention goes to the Director Of Golf, John Rizzo, and his staff at Mountain Valley, who provided our group with exemplary service and made the entire experience a most enjoyable one. We would also like to commend Janine Murray and her staff at the Comfort Inn in Barnesville, where the group stayed.



SKINS & CTP 06-09-18

Hole #2 – Gary Greenberg (Birdie “2”)
Hole #9 – Jeff Brodsky  (Birdie “2”)
Hole #13 – Brian Lynch  (Birdie “2”)
Hole #16 – Michael Dupree  (Birdie “2”)
Hole #17 – Carl Handwerk  (Birdie “4”)

Skins paid $ 55.00 each

CTP #2 – Don Miller  4’ 4”
CTP #9 – Andy Coleman  6’ 5”
CTP #13 – No Winner
CTP #16 – Michael Dupree  11”

CTP paid $ 35.00 each

(L to R) John Stevens (D), Lynn Bigelow (C), Rich Mariner (B), Carl Handwerk (A) & Alex Hargaden (CHAMP)

2017 GOLFWEEK Amateur Tour (Philly Metro) Flight Champions


Champ Flight - Alex Hargaden

A Flight - Carl Handwerk

B Flight - Rich Mariner

C Flight - Lynn Bigelow

D Flight - John Stevens



In 2018, the GOLFWEEK Amateur Tour celebrates a 24th season of tournament golf in 5 flights of competition! Join us at the Tour Championship Oct. 19-21 in Hilton Head, S.C.

For over a decade, Operation First Response has been serving the needs of our wounded military and their families. In doing so, OFR has received the highest Four Star rating from Charity Navigator.

The Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association (PPGA), established in 1967, is a non-profit organization which exists to facilitate competitive tournaments and promote golf in the Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. PPGA events are open to amateur golfers. All public, private or players without a club affiliation are welcome to participate in PPGA events. You can also obtain a GAP handicap index through the PPGA upon qualification.

Play-a-Round Golf is an indoor golf experience that offers a fun and friendly way to gather with friends, family, and co-workers. Play golf on championship courses, learn from teaching professionals, or grow relationships with memorable events. There are no queues, no hassles, and no hidden costs. Anyone can play at Play-a-Round Golf, even if you've never walked on a course. It's competitive and fun. Our year-round facility creates one-of-a-kind, memorable experiences that deliver fun for every age.

Dr. Joseph Bausch, a Chemistry Professor at Villanova University, has assembled an online gallery of golf course photographs that he has taken over the years. The gallery includes courses in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, and Maryland - as well as a gallery of great golf destinations nationwide. Check it out! Also recently published online are Historical Archives documenting golf history.




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