Surfin' their Turf
Warwick Uses Local Knowledge to Capture NEPGA ProAm
The third event of an NEPGA Pro-Am spring season marked by wind, cold temperatures, and all-around difficult conditions, the Warwick Pro-Am offered up more of the same. While the blustery conditions produced higher-than-usual scores overall, the Warwick CC team of PGA Professional Matt Walsh, John Sayles, George Gooding, and Gary Pannone posted an exceptional tally of 11-under par 127. Warwick Country Club’s classic seaside layout provided players with panoramic ocean views, lightning-fast greens, and varied shot-making opportunities, but it was local knowledge that propelled the Host Professional’s team to victory. Matt Walsh, PGA of Warwick CC set his team’s pace by carding three birdies on his own ball, while his partners contributed three natural birdies of their own, taming the raw and windy conditions admirably.
Doyle Wins RIPGA Chapter Championship
RIPGA Tournament Chairman Shane Drury (with Tournament Solutions crystal in his hands!) presents the winning trophy to Matt Doyle (to his right) for his second big win of the season. Doyle had recently been crowned NEPGA Section Champ just one month earlier.
Rhode Island Chapter Award Winners
Congratulations to our winners!
Professional of the Year: Mike Bradshaw, PGA Kirkbrae CC
Assistant of the Year: Bill Maguire, PGA Point Judith CC
Teacher of the Year: Shane Drury, PGA Swansea CC
Youth Leader of the Year: John Rainone, PGA North Kingstown Municipal GC
Merchandiser of the Year: Brad McCluski, PGA Wannamoisett CC
Partner of the Year: Peter Butt FootJoy