Blowing Away the Competition
NEPGA dodges storm, Boomer Erick tops field
East Providence, RI
After a day filled with uncertain forecasts in the weather, one definite remained: golfing at Metacomet Country Club in East Providence Rhode Island was a challenge. However, through the blustery conditions and threatening rain, Boomer Erick, PGA, of Boston Golf Club came out at the top of the leader board.
Entering the morning, the weather forecast threatened to make the day a washout with severe thunderstorms and even a possible tornado warning in the works. On top of the first tee box, the clouds were prominent and the wind was a force to be reckoned with, making for an added difficulty to play throughout the afternoon. While the threat of rain dissipated, the tough play around the course did not.
A Chip of the U.S Senior Open
NEPGA’s own Chip Johnson qualifies for U.S Senior Open
Another prominent professional from the New England PGA section is making waves on the national scales this week. Chip Johnson, PGA, from Hatherly Golf Club will tee off tomorrow at the U.S Senior Open Championship.
Chip Johnson, has worked nearly all of his life to perfect the teaching and playing skills necessary to be a successful PGA Head Professional. Since winning the individual NAIA Golf Championship in 1985 with Limestone College, Johnson seems to have been riding a successful pathway into the NEPGA’s top player list.View More
In the Lead
Rooney, LeBaron Hills Top the Field at Pocasset
The New England PGA visited Pocasset Golf Club today for the annual Pro-Officer Invitational, a gathering of PGA Professionals and some of the influential leaders at their respective facilities. Club owners, Presidents, Golf Chairmen and the link all gathered at this Cape Cod hidden gem for a great day of golf and sunshine with their fellow club leaders.View More
Booming at the Benrus Open
Amateur Brad Valois Takes Championship
The 2015 Benrus Open kicked off an exciting day of golf at The Preserve at Boulder Hills. With the potential of a million dollar prize for amateurs who hit a hole-in-one, all players are looking to capitalize on the par 3 course. Many players have come in with low scores, but one unlikely amateur led the field. Brad Valois (Metacomet CC) sat in the overall and amateur first place with a score of 5-under 49 for most of the day. No one was sure whether or not it would hold, but at the end of the day he was still on top.