USGTF 2019 NE Region Champion - Doug Pierce
Northeast – W. Doug Pierce from Middletown, NY, survived a three-way sudden-death playoff to capture the USGTF Northeast Region Championship on June 21 at Mercer Oaks West Course in West Windsor Township, New Jersey. On a wet and very windy day, Pierce, Pete Palmisano of East Windsor, NJ, and Gerard Ecker of Athens, NY, all fired an 18-hole score of 81. Pierce, playing out of the 70+ division, won the title on the fourth hole of overtime.

Lisa Monaco of Stormville, NY, won the Ladies’ division; Matt Maronski of Philadelphia, PA, won the 20-49 division; Tom McCallister captured the 50-59 division, and Ecker captured the 60-69 division. Bob Corbo, Northeast Region director, remarked on the playoff, “This was a very exciting finish to a great tournament.”

For more information on the USGTF Northeast Region and its activities, please contact Corbo at (609) 520-0040 or

Central – The 2019 USGTF Central Region Championship, a 36-hole stroke play event, will be held Sunday and Monday, August 4-5, at Pheasant Run Golf Course in Canton, Michigan. For more information and to register, please visit Questions can be referred to region director Brent Davies at or (248) 701-6843. The Michigan/Ontario Golf Teachers Tour also boasts a complete summer schedule. Please visit for more information.
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