Heat at The Haven
Warren-Seavey sizzle amongst the competition
On a scorcher of a day, players were heating up on the course, in more ways than one.
The Haven Country Club in Boylston, Mass. was once again an impeccable site for the Bobby Jones Pro-Pro Stroke Play Championship. With clear blue skies, lots of sunshine and the temperature hitting 90 degrees at its height, it looked to be a long day of golf. The conditions of the day shaped up to be similar to last year’s event. This year however, no one could have predicted the heat that would be brought by the competition.View More
Oh Danny Boy!
NEPGA Professional Dan Venezio headed to PGA Championship at Whistling Straits!
Congratulations to NEPGA Professional Dan Venezio, PGA of Myopia Hunt Club for qualifying for the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in August. Venezio, a Class A Professional, PGM graduate of Penn State University and the current Vice President of the NEAA shot 3-over par 285 for the 72-hole Championship, which featured 312 PGA Professionals from around the country.
The top 20 finishers automatically qualify for the PGA Championship. Venezio fired rounds of 73-71-72-69 and finished tied for 16th place. This was Venezio's first appearance in the Professional National Championship, and will be his first appearance in a major. Congratulations, Dan!
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