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New technology has changed the game

“(Ben) Hogan hit undoubtedly his finest tee shot of the match, 250 yards down the middle. Now he’s hitting a 7-iron (on his second shot from 163 yards).”   —Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf TV announcer, 1960s   One of ...

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LPGA: Information for spectators

Check out the online version of the RBJ’s SPECTATOR GUIDE. Mobile device policy Mobile devices are now allowed on the tournament grounds. However, devices must be on silent mode at all times, and calls may be placed or received only ...

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Major puts Locust Hill in spotlight

Kraig Kann, the LPGA’s chief communications officer since last August after 16 years at the Golf Channel, says Locust Hill Country Club fits the Wegmans LPGA Championship just fine.   "I think this golf course is perfectly suited to host ...

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Youth brings new energy to LPGA

If you ask a dozen people why so many young girls are getting into the game of golf these days, you’re likely to get a dozen different answers. Some will credit increased television exposure, or golf’s around-the-world popularity, or today’s ...

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Nine award finalists, three special honorees

SMALL COMPANY   Leann Hicks Pharos Systems International Inc. With Leann Hicks as its chief financial officer, Pharos Systems International Inc. has experienced growth in a stagnant economy.   The company ranked No. 26 on the 2011 Rochester 100 list ...

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Tops in engineering

The Rochester Engineering Society will honor leadership and excellence in local engineering this month. The society has announced the finalists and winners of its annual engineer awards. Brian Thompson, provost emeritus of the University of Rochester, was named Engineer of ...

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Engineering Society finalists love their work

ENGINEER OF THE YEAR Bruce Boncke BME Associates When civil engineer Bruce Boncke was a kid, for fun he rummaged through piles of discarded car parts at a gas station on St. Paul Boulevard in Irondequoit.   Back home he ...

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An ability to bring groups together is his hallmark

When Ted Kremer started with the Rochester Regional Health Information Organization five years ago, it was a fledgling startup with two employees.   Today, the organization is a financially sustainable body with 16 staff members that serve more than 800 ...

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Making some noise for Golisano Children’s Hospital

Howard Jacobson’s connection to Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center goes back to 1996 when he served as co-auctioneer for its annual fundraising gala.   His commitment to the hospital came two years later, following a ...

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By chance, children with challenges became her calling

Susan Hyman M.D. fell into her line of work serendipitously.   She was a new pediatric resident at North Carolina Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill when she drew the lowest lottery number to select her second residency clinic. The only ...

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Boosting spirits during cancer treatments

Eileen Grossman, a cancer survivor who founded the Cancer Wellness Spa of Greater Rochester in 2006, emphatically says it is not about her, even though she has been there.   "I had gone in when two of my friends were ...

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A career dedicated to fighting dangerous infections

As the oldest of three children of deaf parents, Linda Greene at a very early age adopted the role of patient advocate and caretaker.   She continued with that role professionally, seeking a job in health care.   "The idea ...

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It takes a team to help folks with addictions

Daryl Sharp knew she wanted to pursue a career in which she could make a significant contribution to society.   "It simply occurred to me one day that I thought I would make a good nurse, so I applied to ...

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Looking out for the well-being of patients, physicians

For John Genier M.D., the practice of medicine is never boring. "When meeting with patients, it’s our job to be detectives in 15 minutes or less," says Genier, an internist at Cross Keys Internal Medicine. A graduate of Colgate University ...

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