Headline: Excitement Continues to Build for 108th Massachusetts Amateur Championship; Media Outlets Provide

For Immediate Release: July 8, 2016

Several MGA Amateur Championship hopefuls such as Matt Parziale (top) and Frank Vana, Jr. have been recently featured in articles by local media outlets.


Norton, MA — The 108th Massachusetts Amateur Championship kicks off at Taconic Golf Club on July 11-15. Leading up to the playing of the third oldest state amateur championship in the United States, the local media has been providing plenty of pre-event coverage.

Here is a sampling of just some of those stories.

MassGolfer magazine
Higher Yearning
The longtime Latin motto used at Taconic Golf Club translates loosely to: “Down The Middle Is Best.” Situated on land owned by Williams College and managed by a private membership, Taconic is the Bay State’s highest-rated course in Golf Magazine’s national ‘Top 100 You Can Play’ rankings. Come the Ides of July, only one MGA Amateur CVIII competitor will proclaim “VENI, VIDI, VINCI. Read More

Berkshire Eagle
Mass. Amateur set for Monday at Taconic
The Taconic Golf Club's picturesque and challenging course has earned plenty of acclaim on a national level, but hidden in the northwest corner of Massachusetts, the Williams College gem doesn't often garner statewide attention. Read More

Boston Herald
State amateurs tackle taconic
The state’s premier event for amateur golfers heads to the crown jewel of Berkshire County next week as Taconic Golf Club in Williamstown hosts the 108th Massachusetts Amateur. Read More

Boston Herald
Elevation, wind, greens make 16th a worthy challenge

The closing four holes at Taconic Golf Club in Williamstown, the site of this year’s Mass. Amateur, are a solid test for match play golf, providing a number of different ways for a player to not only tame the course, but see what his competitor is doing. Read More

Worcester Telegram
Mass Amateur
Frank Vana Jr. of Marlboro CC played Taconic Golf Club in Western Mass. three weeks ago for the first time since he won the last Massachusetts Amateur held at the scenic Williamstown course in 2004. Read More

Berkshire Eagle
Vana back at Taconic Golf Club looking to repeat Mass. Amateur Championship success
Frank Vana Jr. had already emerged as a dominant force in state golf when he teed off in the 2004 Massachusetts Amateur Championship at Taconic Golf Club in 2004, but the state's biggest amateur title had eluded him. Read More

Berkshire Eagle
Taconic Golf Club a strategic challenge with Mass. Amateur on horizon
From its relatively benign start to its devilish finish, Taconic Golf Club is a visual beauty and a strategic challenge that is sure to produce a deserving champion when its hosts the Massachusetts Amateur Championship beginning on Monday. Read More

MGA Noteworthy

  • Championship Proper Information: Starting times for Round 1 & 2 and the Player Information Sheet are now available. See links below.
  • Alternate Alert: A list of alternates by rank is now available. See links below.
  • Social Media: Keep track of the event online and via social media (#MassAmateur).

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