By Kevin Sylvester, Buffalo Sports Page

Lift

-A very rare thing occurred this past weekend at Shorewood C.C. during the club championships. Larry Lundin from our Chautauqua County Bureau alerted me to what happened on the par 3 4th hole on Sunday. The hole was playing 134 yards and Jenny Ringler played first in her group and made a hole in one. Following the celebration it was Sue Marsh’s turn to play, and you guessed it, Sue aced it too! Hole in ones on consecutive shots. Larry reports that the hole in one registry states the odds of that happening were 17 million to 1. It must have been tremendous to be there and witness that. Nice job ladies.

I’m still waiting for my first ace.

Clean

-Very cool to see the Most Interesting Golfer in the World win the Sr. Open Championship at St. Andrews. Miguel Angel Jimenez is what golf needs more of -characters. He has a zest for life and for winning, capturing his 34th professional victory. Jimenez held off Bernard Langer (who will never age) by one stroke to win his second Champions Tour Major of the year, following his victory at the Regions Tradition back in May.

Jimenez never won on the PGA Tour, but that’s because he spent most of his time on the European Tour where he won 21 times. His best finish in a Major was a tie for 2nd at the 2000 U.S Open. Despite that, golf fans came to admire the style and freestyle of The Mechanic (based on his love of high performance cars) especially during Ryder Cups in which he was a part of two winning teams.

Place

-There is a new putter company on the scene and it’s right here in WNY. T-Squared Putters was the dream, and now reality of teenager Tony Tuber (easy to see where the name comes from). Tony was talking about custom made putters and their high quality and prices a couple of years ago with a family friend. That friend also worked for Tony’s dad at his dental device manufacturing facility and told Tony they could make putters with the equipment they had. So Tony went to work on designs, and more importantly, convincing his dad to devote some manufacturing talent and time to making a few.

The few that were made, became a new brand and passion. T-Squared Putters a milled out of high quality stainless steel, and quickly from a block into a putter head. From there, each putter is engraved with fine detail, and then polished to perfection. Tony puts great pride into each putter, painting each one by hand.

If you really want to have a one of a kind model, T-Squared Putters offers custom putters. You can add you name, company logo, other designs, and splashes of color right on the putter. The possibilities are tremendous, unique, and filled with detail. Oh, and they have been Trackman tested by various professional with excellent reviews. I recently tried the 713i model and came away very impressed.

Tony and his father will be presenting them to the golf world this coming January at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, but you don’t have to wait. You can order a stock putter now or contact them to make a one of a kind flatstick.

Check them out at https://tsquaredputters.com

Kevin Sylvester

Kevin Sylvester has over 20 years of experience in media, working for stations, professional sports teams, leagues, and national broadcast entities. This experience includes being an announcer for NHL, NBA, NCAA Football, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Hockey, and The PGA Tour. Kevin also served as the producer for the Buffalo Sabres post-game show, executive producer for a Sabres radio show, and started his own media production company, All Square Media LLC in 2008. All Square Media serves as the executive producer of the Tee 2 Green TV and Radio shows (created by Kevin), handling distribution, sponsorship sales, fulfillment, and production of the shows.

Kevin's business background extends beyond broadcasting. He served as the Director of Amateur Athletics for WNY Arena LLC (Key Bank Center in Buffalo), procuring major amateur sporting events for Buffalo, NY. The major highlights include two sold out NCAA Tournaments First and Second Rounds (2007, 2010), and the 2011 IIHF U20 World Championships (Kevin co-wrote the winning bid, and served on the organizing committee for USA Hockey). Kevin created The Duster Challenge in 2016, a local 18 hole putting competition, and serves as an advisor to WNY golf ball company, OnCore Golf.

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