The NHC Championship is now complete and on the books. The weather was iffy, but the rain held off and let players complete the tournament. The course was in good shape and with virtually no wind the course still presented a challenge for the field of 39 NHC/PGA Professionals.
Day one the saw some good play and low scores. Matt Arvanitis of SNHU led the way in round one with a 3 under par 68. He opened with a birdie on hole 1 and continued to make 4 more on the day, with only 2 bogies in his day one round. Jason Sedan of Lake Winnipesaukee GC finished the first round with a 2 under par 69. His round consisted of 5 birdies and 3 bogies to end the day one behind. Jay Pollini of Ridgewood GC stood in 3rd place with a 1 under par 70 2 shots behind the leader. He made 3 birdies and 2 bogies to post the 70. Greg Sandell of Gold Club of NE shot an even par 71 to hold the 4th spot, with Jason Malcolm of Nashua CC scoring a 72 to hold down the 5th spot. Other players in the top ten were Danny Kish of Atkinson (73), Cory Mansfield of Derryfield , Brett Smestad of Rochester , Rico Riciputi of Wentworth by the Sea , and Thomas Smith of Atkinson were all 6 shots behind with the score of 74.
In the Senior Division, Vince Molesky of Stonebridge CC shot a 1 under par 70 to take the lead at the end of day one. Vince posted 3 birdies and 2 bogies to score the 70. Bill Andrews of Portsmouth CC shot an even 70 to end the day one stroke behind. Bill made 2 birdies and 2 bogies on his card. They were followed by Tim Loch of Cochecho CC who shot a 74 and Alex Kirk of Hanover with a 75.
As always after the day one round NCCC host a shoot-out for the top 10 scores from Sundays Annual Pro/Member tournament. One player gets eliminated each hole until one is left. This is a popular event for both the players and the members of NCCC. After some stellar play, the last two players standing were Bill Andrews and Matt Arvanitis. They both made 5 on the 9th hole bringing the challenge of teeing off from #1 green tee to the 9th green. A shot down the hill with the pin on the top level made this shot difficult to stop the ball close to the pin. Bill Andrews teed off first and hit a great shot stopping the ball 6 feet from the pin. This brought a tough challenge to Matt. Matt hit another outstanding shot stopping the ball 10 feet away. With that, Bill Andrews was crowned the shoot-out champion. Now it was time for the players to head to their rooms and get some rest for day two competition.
Leader Matt Arvanitis started the front nine a little slow with 3 pars and a bogie in the first 4 holes. However he completed his front nine with 3 birdies to make the turn at 2 under par for round 2, 5 under par total. Jason Sedan shot a 1 under par 34 on the front to make the turn at 3 under, 2 strokes behind and still withing striking distance. Danny Kish made the turn at 2 under par and 5 strokes behind. Cory Mansfield was also making a charge shooting a 3 under par on the front and also 5 strokes behind. Unfortunately Jay Polinni shot a 2 over par on the front falling 7 stokes behind. Matt continued his strong play on the back shooting a 1 under on the back for his second straight 3 under par 68. Cory Mansfield got the lead down to 4 at one point but was unable to catch Matt’s 6 under par total. Top five finishers with scores: Matt Arvanitis -6, Jason Sedan -1, Danny Kish +1, Jay Polinni +1, and Cory Mansfield +2.
In the senior division Vince Molesky made 3 bogies on the front for a 38, while Bill Andrews also made 3 bogies but made 2 birdies to shoot 36 giving him a one shot lead at the turn. Bill stayed in the lead until hole 14 when he made double bogie, while Vince made par giving him a one shot lead. From there Vince held on for a 2 stroke victory to win the Senior Championship. Top 5 players in the Senior Division: Vince Molesky +4, Bill Andrews +6, defending champ Alex Kirk +7, and Jon Ellis +9.
We would like to thank the sponsors who sponsored this event. The PGA Tour, Avidia Bank, and NE Golf Cars all graciously donated to make this event the NHC premier event.
Congratulations to all the players that participated in this event. NCCC puts on a great tournament and is a gracious host. The NHC thanks Kevin & Michelle Walker and their entire staff for the work they do. We also thank the members for having us again. This is the 40th consecutive hear playing this event at North Conway CC. Each year as we leave we can’t thank the staff and members enough for giving up their course for 2 days and for the way we are treated by them. With that said, we can’t wait to be back next year.
2020 NH Chapter Champion Matt Arvanitis tees off in round 1
2020 Senior Champion Vince Molesky eyes his tee shot in round 1
NH Chapter Championship Runner-up Jason Sedan watches it fly
NH Chapter Senior Championship runner-up Bill Andrews hits his winning chip in the Monday Shoot-out
Accepting their trophies (Left to Right)
NH Chapter Champion Matt Arvanitis, NHC President Scott Devito, NHC Senior Champion Vince Molesky
A hot steamy day greeted the 24 NHC PGA Professionals at Derryfield CC to play a one best ball of two format.
The duo of Matt Arvanitis and Rich Berberian Jr. scored a 62 to take top honors in the event. Matt shot a 5 under par 65 on his own ball on this day. The team made 8 birdies and no bogies to shot that score. The team of StevePoremba and Ian Willikens came with a 5 under par 65 to take second place. They are both out of Derryfield CC, so they did have a home course advantage. Third Place went to Ryan Peffer and Rico Riciputi with a 4 under par 66. There were 3 teams tied for 4th place with the score of 69.
Next up is the NHC Championship in beautiful North Conway CC. This is a 2 day 36 hole stroke play event.
The first NHC/NEPGA Championship event was held on Monday July 13th at Pease GC. It was the Senior Championship with 28 teams equaling 112 players on the hot muggy day. The play was delayed for 90 minutes with heavy rains and lightning making its’ way over the golf course. The course took it well and the players were able to get back out to finish their rounds.
Danny Kish of Atkinson CC and Dan Wilkens of Laconia CC led the pro division with a 4 under par 67. Danny had 6 birdies and 2 bogies for his 67 and Dan had 5 birdies and only 1 bogie to shot his score. Dan has been hot lately as he also tied for first at Beaver Meadow in the last event and is on the top of the NHC Player of the Year points. Jay Pollini of Ridgewood CC continued his strong play with a 2 under par 69 to take third place. Jason Malcolm of Nashua CC came in at a 1 under 70 to take the fourth spot. Barry Peason of Keene CC and Christopher Mowers of Nippo Lake shot even par 71’s to tie for 5th.
In the team contest it was the team of Steve Poremba from Derryfield to take the gross division with a 11 under par 60. His teammates were Dan Arvanitis, Chris Stamoulis, and Sean Lacey. Dan Wilkens team from Laconia CC came in second with a 9 under par 62. His teammates were Randy Pike, Steve Wainwright, Mike Handrahan. There were three teams that came in at 8 under to tie for third.
In the net division the teams headed by Matt Thibeault of Intervale GC, Chris Mowers of Nippo Lake CC, Alex Kirk of Hanover CC, Barry Pearson of Keene CC and Matt Buechner of Nashua CC all came in at 12 under par 59 to tie for the top spot.
After a week off Derryfield CC host a pro pro contest on July 27th.
Host PGA Professional Scott Devito eyes a chip shot
Tim Loch with his parents Tony and Sheila. They have been married 70 years!
Another great day on the golf course for the participants of the NHC/NEPGA Pro Am held at Beaver Meadow Golf Course in Concord on Monday, June 29th. One hundred and four players came out and were able to dodge the rain that was promised all day. Today’s format was 1 BB Gross or 1 BB net, two separate contests.
A pair of 4 under par 68’s led the way in the Pro division. Dan Wilkens of Laconia and Rich Berberian of Vesper were the ones responsible for those two great rounds. This continues the impressive scoring from the pro division field. Cory Mansfield, Danny Kish, Jay Polinni, and Matt Arvanitis all shot an even par 72 to tie for third place.
In the gross division the teams from Beaver Meadow and Vesper shot 9 under par 63 to tie for the top spot. Phil Davis led the team of Mark Stevens, Jim Cilley, and Eric Saucier, while Rich Berberian lead his team of Jeff Monahan, Corey Hussey, and Vinney Ruggeriero, who shot the 63’s. The teams from Atkinson and SNHU shot a pair of 64’s to tie for third place.
In the net division the team from Hanover led by Alex Kirk with teammates Terry Hall, Tim Winslow, and Jeff Frechette shot a net 59 to take first place. The team from Pembroke Pines with Professional Ben Stone with his team of Zach Buckman, Dana Brearley, and David Stickney shot 60 to take 2nd place. Four teams shot 61 to tie for third place.
After taking a week off next week play resumes with the Pro Senior Championship held at Pease Golf Course on Monday July 13.
Host PGA Professional Phil Davis of Beaver Meadow hits his approach on the 18th hole.
Below, Alex Kirk of Hanover CC eyes a straight one on the 10th hole
Another perfect day for the NHC/NEPGA Pro Am at Keene Country Club. Twenty three PGA Professionals with their amateur partners played a one best ball gross plus one best ball net format. As always the pro’s play a stroke play event between them.
In the Professional division Rich Berberian Jr. of Vesper CC shot a 3 under par 69 to take top honors. Steve Hausmann of Amherst CC, playing for the first time in NH, shot a 2 under 70 to take the second spot. Host Keene PGA Professional Barry Pearson came in with a one under par 71 to end up in third place.
In the team format of 1BB Gross & 1 BB Net combined score the teams from SNHU (PGA Pro Matt Arvanitis, ams Matt Burroughs, Stan Spriiou, & Bill Leberge) and the team from Vesper CC (PGA Pro Rich Berberian Jr., ams Richie Campiola, Griffen Brown, & Jeff Monahan) came in at an impressive 14 under par to tie for the number one spot. The teams from Atkinson CC with PGA pro Dan Kish and the team from Keene CC with PGA pro Eric Sandstrum tied for second with a pair of 11 under par scores.
The NHC is proud of the participation in these events from all the PGA Professionals and their team players. Thank you to all of them and to our sponsors who help us make events successful.
Moving on to the 4th straight week of play we settle in at Beaver Meadow GC on June 29th.
Host PGA Professional Barry Pearson hits his tee shot on hole 10. He shot 71 to place 3rd. Thank you for hosting.
Below PGA Professional Jason Malcolm of Nashua CC tees on on 1. He shot an even 72 and got him a 4th place finish.
Another perfect weather day for the second NHC/NEPGA Pro Am hosted by Stonebridge Country Club in Goffstown, NH. Twenty-six PGA Professionals and their amateur teams competed in a 1 best ball gross plus one best ball net format. The PGA Professionals also compete against each other in stoke play competition.
In the team competition the team of PGA Professional Jay Pollini of Ridgewood CC along with his amateurs Tim Melanson, Ken Nilson, and Ryan Martel shot a 15 under par to take top honors. There was a two way tie for second place. The team from Montcalm with PGA Professional Dustin Ribolini, amateurs Jon Benson, Doug Williamson, and Terry Hall and the team from Laconia with PGA Professional Daniel Wilkins, amateurs Randy Pike, Bill Everett, and Mike Handrahan both shot minus 13.
In the pro division Rich Berberian from Vesper CC shot a 4 under par 68 to take top honors. Jay Pollini of Ridgewood CC was 3 under to take second place with Brett Smestad at 1 under par to take third place. Dan Wilkens from Laconia CC and Jason Malcolm from Nashua CC both shot an even par 72 to tie for fourth place.
Next stop in Keene CC on Monday June 22.
What a great day for the first Pro Am for the NHC/NEPGA. The weather was spectacular and the course in great shape for the field of 23 teams/92 players.
Cory Mansfield shot a 2 under par 70 to take first place among the NHC PGA Professionals. Mitch Jefferson was at 71 for second place followed by Brett Smestad with an even 72 for third place.
In the gross division the teams from Nashua CC (Jason Malcolm) and Vesper CC (Rich Berberian) shot nine under 63 to tie for the top slot. In third place the team from Rochester (Jefferson) shot a 64.
On the net side the team from Derryfield CC shot 59 to take first place. They were followed by Hanover CC (Kirk) who post a 61. There were three teams tied for 3rd.
Thank you to Canterbury Wood GC for hosting todays event, and to all the pros and amateurs who came out to play today.
Next up Stonebridge CC on June 15.
Stonebridge CC, July 15, 2020
Am CTP 2 Sleeves AVX
#4 Josh Lacasse-Beaver Meadow 3’8″
#6 Tim Callahan-Laconia 5’4″
#13 Rick Plummer-Pease 7’7″
#16 Jon Benson-Montcalm 8’6″
Am Skins-$56 each Stonebridge Golf Shop Cedit
#7 Greg Genest 2
#10 Jon Benson 3
#14 Dan Ethier 3
#1 Eugene Smith 3
#3 Mike Handrahan 2
#5 Ed Deroche 2
#7 Greg Genest 2
#8 Tom Donahue 2
#9 Randy Pike 2
#10 Jon Benson 2
#14 Dan Ethier 2
#15 Bobby Devito 2
#4 Cory Mansfield 2’4″
#6 Dan Wilkins 6’0″
#13 Steve Lundquist 20’8″
#16 Rich Berberian 3’9″
#4 Cory Masfield 2
#5 Matt Arvanitis 3
#7 Chris Kelloway 3
#8 Rich Berberian 3
#9 Jay Pollini 3
Keene CC, June 22, 2020
Am CTP’s 2 Sleeves AVX
#3 Greg Melanson-Ridgewood 4’4”
#8 Betsey Knight-Hanover 3’6”
#10 Matt Burroughs-SNHU 2’5”
#17 Tim Melanson-Ridgewood 6’9.5”
Am Skins Keene Pro shop credit
Gross $100 each
#8 Betsy Knights 2
#11 Tommy Ethier 2
#18 Jeff Monahan 2
Net $42 each
#5 Kasey Bemis 2
#6 Chris Melanson 2
#13 Larry Barnes 3
#14 Michael Jonis 2
#16 Chad Hemingway 3
#17 Bill Leberge 1
#18 Jeff Monahan 2
#3 Jim Gunnare 4’
#8 Danny Kish 12’1”
#10 Phil Davis 6’8”
#17 Jon Ellis 14’6”
#2 Scott Devito 3
#4 Rich Berberian 3
#6 Walter Reeves 3
#8 Danny Kish 2
#9 Steven Hausmann 3
#14 Barry Pearson 3
Beaver Meadow Golf Course, June 29, 2002
Am CTP’s 2 sleeves AVX golf balls
#3 Ben Ekstrom-Lake Winnipesaukee 1’1”
#6 Don Reid-Nashua 5’8”
#13 Zach Buckman-Pembroke Pines 7’4”
#17 Corey Hussey-Vesper 8’7”
Am Skins All $80 each Beaver Meadow Golf Shop credit
#12 Zach Buckman 2
#15 Dan Banthan 3
#1 Carson O’Neal 2
#8 James Rodrigues 2
#11 Rick Englund 2
#12 Zach Buckman 2
#15 Dan Banthan 2
#17 Dan Breary 1
#3 Jason Malcolm 3’8”
#6 Rich Berberian 8’8”
#13 Jon Ellis 4’4”
#17 Walter Reeves 7’4”
#2 Jason Sedan 3
#6 Jason Malcolm 2
#13 Jon Ellis 2
#15 Matt Arvanitis 3
#17 Eric Aguiar 2
Pease Golf Course July 13, 2020
Am CTP’s 2 sleeves AVX golf balls
#3 Chad Hemmingway-Stonebridge 6’4”
#9 June Furland-Rochester Jeff Duval-Derryfield 5’4’’
#11 Andre Pitre-Intervale 6’9”
#14 Ken Torrey-Lake Winnipesaukee 4’8’’
#16 Mark Field-Derryfield 5’4’’
Am Skins Pease Golf Course Golf shop credit
Gross $140 each
#3 Mike Galli 2
#8 Jeff Benson 2
#17 Bob Brown 2
Net $84 each
#3 Mike Galli 2
#5 Robert Renshaw 2
#6 Steve Cates 2
#12 Mike Handrahan 2
#17 Bob Brown 2
#3 Steve Poremba 8’8”
#9 Tim Riese 2’5”
#11 Steve Lundquist 22’
#14 Dan Wilkins 2’1/2”
#16 Mitch Jefferson 17’2’’
#3 Steve Poremba 2
#6 Jay Pollini 3
#* Steve Lundquist 2
#16 Mitch Jefferson 2
#18 Vince Molesky 3
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