Matthew DeRosa, a graduate of Mahopac High School and sophomore attending St. Anselm College became the youngest to get a hole in one in Putnam County Golf Course history.

MAHOPAC, NEW YORK—JULY 1, 2016

On Friday, July 1st Matthew DeRosa, a graduate of Mahopac High School and sophomore attending St. Anselm College became the youngest to get a hole in one in Putnam County Golf Course history.

“Being the youngest player to ever get a hole in one in Putnam County Golf Course history is truly a great accomplishment,” says Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell, “It is wonderful to have such exceptional talent in our community.”

DeRosa was playing with his dad on the 16th hole par 3 143 yards with a 7 iron golf club. Upon approaching the green, they couldn’t find the ball until his dad found it in the cup after taking out the stick. DeRosa’s hole in one was the first in his family.

“It is always such a great experience getting your first hole in one,” says Jim Woods, Head Golf Professional at the Putnam County Golf Course, “The golf course alone is difficult and the 16th hole is a blind shot so it is very impressive.”
The Putnam County Golf Course is located at 187 Hill Street, Mahopac, NY 10541. Its hours are as follows—Golf Shop: 6:30am – Dusk, Restaurant: 7:00am – 7:00pm, Office: 8:00am – 5:00pm. The Golf Course can be contacted by phone at 845-808-1880 and by fax at 845-628-3491.
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construct a 5K Cross-Country Course for the Putnam Valley High School/Middle School Campus. This project will benefit the current and future students of Putnam Valley by having an official, well-marked trail for ALL teams and students to use. Community residents will be free to use the trail as well. It may be used by neighbors looking to walk on a local, park-like trail to parents who like to walk while their kids are at practice on the campus.

I will be naming the trail in honor of Caitlyn Bagnato, a Putnam Valley High School student who bravely fought cancer several years ago. While Caitlyn succumbed to cancer, she remains a role model for students and an inspiration for all. I will be naming the trail the “Putnam Valley High School Caitlyn Bagnato Memorial 5K Trail.”

I have received all necessary approvals and have enlisted support of the Scouts, Track/Cross-Country teams and friends. We have already begun the long process of digging out rocks, roots, saplings and leveling the new trail.