England’s Georgia Hall has stormed into a share of third place on the European PING Junior Solheim Cup ranking thanks to her dramatic victory in last week’s ladies’ British amateur championship. The 17 year-old from Remedy Oak in Dorset aced the 17th hole on her way to beating Spain’s Luna Sobron by one hole in the final at Machynys Peninsula in Wales. The 90 ranking points she earned moved her into a share of third place alongside Germany’s Karolin Lampert with just two counting events left to go. The European ranking table is led by Denmark’s Emily Pedersen who has accumulated 142.50 points after winning two of this year’s qualifying events. Sweden’s Linnea Ström lies in second place ten points ahead of Hall and Lampert while France’s Shannon Aubert currently holds down fifth place ahead of Italy’s Virginia Carta and Chloe Williams from Wales. The top six players on the Ranking after the last two qualifying events all earn automatic places in the European team for this year’s PING Junior Solheim Cup match at The Inverness Golf Club in Denver, Colorado, on August 13-14 with the six automatic qualifiers being joined by a further six captain’s picks. The final qualifying events are the European girls’ team championship at Linköping, Sweden and the European ladies’ team championship at Fulford, England, which both take place from July 9-13. Georgia (Image © Leaderboard Photography) is in England’s team for the ladies’ championship. Leading golf manufacturing company PING is the founder, owner and title sponsor of The PING Junior Solheim Cup. The contest pits the 12 best European junior girl golfers (born 1995 or later) against the 12 best junior girl golfers from the USA. This year’s PING Junior Solheim Cup is to be played at The Inverness Golf Club, on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, on August 13-14. It always takes place immediately ahead of The Solheim Cup, which this year will be played on August 16-18, just 20 minutes away from The Inverness Club. The updated European PING Junior Solheim Cup Ranking, plus more news and event information can be found at www.solheimcupeurope.com 20 Jun 2013 Georgia storms up the PING Junior Solheim Cup ranking
By John BurtonMIDDLETOWN – When Lori Anne Oliwa was planning the township’s annual business–to–business networking event, she realized how well it would work in conjunction with Meridian Health System’s Paint The Town Pink breast cancer awareness effort program.“The timing couldn’t be more perfect,” given the two events traditionally are held around the same time, said Oliwa, who, along with having her own public relations firm, Write Angels, is a member of the township’s Community Affairs Council and township chairwoman for Paint The Town Pink.Middletown’s annual Business is Blooming event, now in its sixth year, has traditionally attracted the representatives of 100 to 125 local businesses as a fun way to network.This year the event also will serve as the kickoff for the township’s initial participation in Paint the Town Pink.Oliwa has been distributing flyers and has sent out about 2,500 invitations for the event, encouraging businesses to participate and individuals to attend.Business is Blooming, which will be hosted by the community affairs council, is scheduled for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at the Middletown Arts Center, 36 Church St.Attendees will get kits put together by Oliwa that includes decals and information from Meridian about what businesses can do to be “more pink” and support health awareness programs.“I’m anticipating there is going to be a large crowd this year,” Oliwa said. Eighty businesses have already responded and she has found that “people in town are very, very happy that Middletown decided to participate this year” in the Meridian campaign that has spread to 23 towns in Monmouth and Ocean counties.Naturally, the evening will have a pink theme with participants asked to wear some pink clothing. The event space will be decorated with pink floral arrangements, donated by Silver Tulips Florist in Lincroft, and pink table linen. The event will feature a light buffet, provided by Chiafullo’s restaurant, and the dessert of chocolate covered strawberries and bananas will be courtesy of Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe.Other businesses have notified Oliwa they plan to offer services for the month-long cancer awareness initiative, including Salon La De Da on Route 35 whose owner, Grace Sepe Caputi, will offer free makeovers in May for women undergoing chemotherapy.Meridian representatives will be on hand at the April 30 event to answer questions and breast cancer survivors will be in attendance to offer their support and share experiences.Like the other communities participating in Paint the Town Pink, the township will be informally known as Pinktown for the month.In addition, the township library at 55 New Monmouth Road will be hosting a Pink Physician Panel from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 16, with health care professionals offering information and answering questions.While there is a festive, fun component connected to Paint the Town Pink, Oliwa stressed the underlying reason for the campaign is to inform the public about and encourage them to get mammograms and regular exams to save lives.“I’ll tell you, it’s something that touched my life personally,” Oliwa said. “It’s touched women on both sides of my family.”
By Jay Cook |EATONTOWN – A small group of seniors have long been behind the scenes and in front of the cameras, working to combine hands-on education with broadcasting senior-oriented content to public access channels along the Jersey Shore.Equipped with lights, three cameras, a full studio, and a control room, senior citizens from around Monmouth and Ocean counties trek to Monmouth Mall once a week for a full dose of the ins and outs of the television industry, provided by the Social Community Activities Network (SCAN), a non-profit adult social education and resource center, located in the mall’s lower level.“They’re in the senior years of their lives, but they have such passion,” said Robin Kampf, SCAN’s new TV Production professor. “They love getting out of the house to do this.”Kampf, a professional filmmaker and multimedia specialist with a career in the television industry, took over the TV production class in October 2016 after the position opened up.Since joining the SCAN network of continuing education classes for the 50 and older community, her students say she has reinvigorated the course with a vibrant, upbeat attitude and a hands-on approach.“She really gives us a lot of autonomy in terms of developing our projects and putting everything all together,” said Pam Tortorello, a Brick resident and 10-year member of the class.Along with classroom book work, this semester Kampf and her 10 students balance out the course load with plenty of time in the production studio.Since it is a continuing education class, there is a mix of students who either have an interest in television as a hobby, or are building off careers in similar industries.Little Silver resident Joe Hegner spent his career as the travel coordinator for the New York Giants, tasked with finding the most efficient way to get Big Blue from city to city.Always interested in the media world, he found the TV production class seven years ago and stuck with it. “It’s just been sensational,” he said.Jay Newcomb of Deal went to Oklahoma State and studied radio and television. He ultimately went the into the radio industry, working at WADB, an oldies station which served southern Monmouth and northern Ocean counties.Now only in his third semester of the class, he’s just as involved as any other long-tenured student.“I’m really looking forward to editing the shows,” he said.Enrollees in the class learn how to operate cameras, audio boards and teleprompters, as well as how to create on-air graphics and direct a show.Robin Kampf, left, directs an episode of “Welcome to SCAN” on July 28. Since joining inOctober, Kampf has brought a career of experience to SCAN’s TV production class.Students are constantly changing positions. One day they could be working Camera 2, the next they could be on the switcher, flipping camera angles at the director’s instruction.But more importantly, Kampf said, is the shows are geared to seniors. Whether it’s local doctors talking about diabetes or nonprofit watchdogs protecting the senior community from scammers, SCAN-TV provides a service to a demographic she believes was left behind once major television providers began eating up smaller markets.“Who watches television more than seniors?” Kampf questioned.And it provides an outlet for seniors who notoriously have plenty of time on their hands.“It adds a little bit of excitement to your life once you’re retired,” Hegner said. “When you come in here on Friday, you never know who is going to be here discussing whatever subject.”Last Friday that subject was the kickoff to SCAN’s coverage of the upcoming New Jersey governor’s race.The TV production class will tape sit-down interviews with the two major party New Jersey gubernatorial candidates – Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, and Democrat Philip Murphy, a former Goldman Sachs executive.On July 28, Guadagno was in studio for her SCAN-TV interview on the “Community Connections” show, hosted by Thomas Hayes, director of customer and community relations for New Jersey Natural Gas. Murphy’s interview will take place in late September, and both interviews will be broadcast in October.The taping came at an opportune time, as both candidates had just announced their lieutenant governor picks. Guadagno announced last Thursday that Woodcliff Lake Mayor Carlos Rendo was her choice. Murphy declared his choice, Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver (D-34), on July 26.During Guadagno’s interview with Hayes, the conversation focused on her stance to help New Jersey senior citizens. Guadagno said she had “skin in the game” considering her husband had just recently retired, and that she wants to focus on making the state more affordable to not only the elderly, but all residents.After the “Community Connections” interview, Guadagno spoke about SCAN’s platform of informing seniors living in the same area she lives – Guadagno is a Monmouth Beach resident.“One way to reach seniors is through community activities like this,” she told The Two River Times. “I wanted to be a part of that.”Kampf hopes the TV production class gains more members in the coming semesters. As her tenure continues, she wants to improve the overall look and quality of the programs, as well as work on improving the in-studio look.But the one thing Kampf said she hopes never changes is her students’ work ethic.“They are from a different generation,” she said. “I just think it’s so wonderful that they have this passion for learning, and then producing content that’s really important to them.”Where to Watch SCAN-TV showsCablevisionMonmouth and Ocean Counties: Channel 77, Tuesdays, 8 to 9:30 p.m.Keyport: Channel 15, Tuesdays, 5:30 to 7 p.m.Ocean Township: Channel 77, Tuesdays 7 to 8:30 p.m.ComcastMonmouth County: Channel 97, Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m.Ocean County: Channel 97, Mondays, 6:30 to 8 p.m.Toms River: Channel 19, Mondays, 7:30 to 9 p.m.Long Branch: Channel 20, every evening, 6 to 7:30 p.m.Verizon FiosChannel 45, Sundays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.Channel 22, Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.SCAN-TV ProgramsAll shows are aired in this sequence for each time block, starting in September 2017.“Welcome to SCAN” is hosted by SCAN executive director Pat Bohse, who provides viewers with topics relevant to the senior population.“Caregivers First” is a care giving-centered resource program that offers information about legal, end-of-life, nutrition, and health insurance topics. It is hosted by Lynette Whiteman, executive director of Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey.The final show, “Community Connections,” aims to give a platform for community members and local government figures that can offer some level of expertise. Thomas Hayes, director of customer and community relations for New Jersey Natural Gas is the host.This article was first published in the August 3 – 10, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.