Thursday, January 9, 2014

Its been too long!

Lets get ready to rumble in 2014....... 2013 recap coming soon. Lots to tell.

Rob

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Met PGA Winter Educational Series

Welcome to all of the Met PGA Professionals and guests to Fenway Golf Club today for our winter educational series. I would like to thank Carl Alexander for starting these series and our President Heath Wassem for hosing us today at Fenway.

We have some really knowledgeable professionals presenting today including Michael Jacobs who will be speaking about his new Force Plate System and 3D video capture to enhance his teaching program. I am really excited to share my knowledge on websites and how to brand yourself as a PGA Professional using this tool. Kirk Oguri will be talking about the power of twitter, facebook and social media to brand yourself as a PGA Professional and create a ton of communication. Carl Alexander and Jeff Voorhees will be discussing how technology can be used to enhance your tournament presentations an how that technology can then be tied into your club communications. Last but not least Billy Condon of Golf Trip Genius will demonstrate this cool tool and how it will enhance you golf programs.

I hope that all of the participants are ready to learn some new ideas and share some ideas of their own as well. I am one who learns new things about this stuff every day and totally enjoy every minute of it to make myself the best PGA Golf Professional that I can be.

I look forward to seeing all of you at 10:00am at Fenway. Lets make this seminar fun and interactive! See you in a few hours!

After the seminar, you can check out some of the photos at www.met.pga.com.

Cheers,

Rob

Friday, October 26, 2012

Yep I'm here and its October

Let's start off with the final round of the Met Open.... 81. You can get the full results at www.mgagolf.org. Ok now that that is done I had a few other tournaments since then with some nice results.

The Metropolitan Section had its Championship at the Country Club of Fairfield. I shot rounds of 72-70-69 to finish in a tie for 5th place. What a great golf course in Fairfield, CT. You can get the full results at www.met.pga.com.

We also played the Farley Cup at the Atlantic Golf Club in Long Island. This tournament matches the top 12 Westchester golf professionals against the top 12 from Long Island. This is the 3rd time we have met in the past 3 years and this is the first time that Westchester has lost the match. I had a great match against Mark Brown from the Tam O'Shanter Club. I did get the better of him on this day however winning 3 points of a possible 3 points against him.

Our last event of the season was the Treiber Memorial Tournament of Champions. It is a stableford event which points are given for your score. They are as follows: 0 points for par, 2 points for birdie, 5 points for eagle, -1 point for bogey and -3 points for double bogey or worse. I finished 5th with a total of 10 points for the three rounds. My rounds were 4 points, 10 points and -4 points. The last round was played in the steady wind and rain. Again you can find complete results at www.met.pga.com

Next week I am off to California for the Mayacama Pro-Member with my partner Ned Zachar. After that the GlenArbor Golf Club will play a ryder cup format against the Mayacama Club. This is always a fun 2 events.
One more thing, check out the MET PGA Notebook that aired on SNY. This is a cool TV show talking about things happening in the Metropolitan Section.  Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D08x4aN0aE4&feature=share&list=UUvTv-UrD9rD67aQkKdutlgw.

I am available Wednesday to Sunday for lessons during the winter months. Book now as the time is already filling up. Winter is the best time to keep your golf game in shape for the 2013 season. Until next time....fairways and greens.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Met Open round 2

So we have 2 great golf tournaments going on at the same time in this area. The Met Open and the Barclays which starts today! It just shows how many great events are played up in this area due to the awesome golf courses. I have won the New York State Open at Bethpage Black two times, so I am interested to see how the PGA Tour boys do there this week.

Not to keep harping on the weather here, but it is just perfect! It should be another great scoring day. I shot a round of 70 yesterday and am currently at 7 under par for the event 3 shots back in 3rd place.

Here is a link to the leaderboard: www.ghintpp.com/mgagolf/TPPOnlineScoring/ResultsStroke.aspx?id=297

Here is a link to my scorecard from yesterday: http://www.ghintpp.com/mgagolf/TPPOnlineScoring/StrokeCard.aspx?id=297&pid=62414

Here is a link to final round pairings today: http://www.ghintpp.com/mgagolf/TPPOnlineScoring/StrokeCard.aspx?id=297&pid=62414

I tee off at 11:25am with Jason Caron, who I have not played with before.

Now off to the gym then some breakfast, then to the course. Until then.....

Rob

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Met Open round 1

The weather couldn't have been any better for scoring! The greens were a little softer today as well. I opened with a solid round of 66 which is one shot off the lead. There are a few amateurs up on top of the leaderboard as well.

Here is the link to the story of the first round: http://www.mgagolf.org/news/august/2012/metopendayone

Here is a link to my round one post interview:
http://www.mgagolf.org/video/metopenfirstdayroundone

Here is a link to my scorecard:
http://www.ghintpp.com/mgagolf/TPPOnlineScoring/StrokeCard.aspx?id=297&pid=62414&noCache=1

I tee off tomorrow at 8:00am on the number one hole. You can follow all the action at www.mgagolf.org.

Until tomorrow!!!!!

Rob

97th Metropolitan Open (Met Open)

Plainfield country club is a great course and will be a pleasure to play this week in the 97th Met Open! GlenArbor fielded a team in the pro-am yesterday and my playing partners had the same feeling that I did! We played well shooting 65 gross and 60 net to cash in on some of the prizes. You can follow the action at www.mgagolf.org and www.metopen.org.  I will also be tweeting from the action this week and you can follow that at twitter @rlabritz.

My tee time today is 1pm off hole #10 with Morgan Hoffman and Bob Rittberger. It's a great field this week competing! Talk to you soon.

Rob

Friday, July 27, 2012

It's been a while

I know, I know, I have been getting asked about the blog. The golf business just gets a bit crazy sometimes. I have a few things to report. So here we go.....

2012 Professional National Championship - Was a mess! I shot rounds of 79-77 and basically played as poorly as I could! That just happens in this game! Bad timimg on my part since this is such a great event. I now had to qualify for next years event. Go to www.pga.com for the complete results.

Westchester Open - Shot a round of 76 to miss the cut for the first time ever in that event. It was a weird feeling not to be playing in the final 2 rounds. Didnt play that bad, just didn't make as many birdies as I needed to. Go to www.westchestergolf.org for the complete results.

New York State Open - I just love Bethpage Black! As a two-time winner of the event and defending champion my confidence was high going into the event even with my scores as high as they were. I was feeling comfortable with my game and know that it can change in an instant!  I shot rounds of 72-73-70 to tie for 4th. I played the last round with Danny Balin who shot a beautiful 66 and eventually won the tourney. Go to www.met.pga.com for the complete results.

Metropolitan Professional Championship - Truned it around with rounds of 65-69 to win this event by 2 shots over Carl Alexander and John Guyton. It was a solid birdie, birdie, birdie finish as well! This also qualified me for the Professional National Championship in Oregon next June. As all of you know this is the route to the 2013 PGA Championship. Here is a link to the Journal News article www.http://golf.lohudblogs.com/2012/07/25/with-plenty-on-his-mind-rob-labritz-wins-met-professional-championship/ . Go to www.met.pga.com for complete results.

Next up is the Metropolitan Open August 21-23 at Plainfield Country Club in Plainfield, NJ. You can check this event out at www.mgagolf.org. Until next time....which will be sooner than last.....fairways and greens!

Rob