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Fall appeared today at Laconia CC. Twenty-five teams, 100 players, made their way to the links to participate in the lase event of the season for the NHC/NEPGA. The sun peaked in and out, the clouds won most of the time, and the wind cooled you to the bone. It was a beautiful fall day to play some golf.

The Professional contest saw home professional, Todd Rollins, shoot a 3 under par 69 to take first place. Todd made 4 birdies and 1 lone bogie in his round. Brett Smestad of Rochester came in at 2 under par 70 to come in second. Nick Desjardins of Nashua came in with an even par 72 to place third. Jay Pollini of Ridgewood shot 74 to come in fourth. Six players came in at 75 to tie for 5th. They were: Dan Wilkins of Laconia, Dan Kish of Atkinson, Jim Gunnare of Whip Poor Will, Vince Molesky of Stonebridge, Chris Mowers of Nippo Lake, and Chris Houston of Bald Peak.

The team contest of 1 BB Gross & 1 BB Net saw the team from Laconia, led by Rollins, come in with an impressive 16 under par 128. Todd’s team consisted of Tom Dore, Tim Callahan, and Tim French. Second place went to the team from Hoodkroft led by Eric Soderman and his ams, Jim Tokanel, Brian Nadeau, and Ryan Curtin. Third place went to the team from Ridgewood and fourth place went to the team from Derryfield.

This concludes the 2021 season of the NHC/NEPGA events. I would like to thank all the pros and amateurs for participating in the events all season. The players make the events successful. I would especially thank all the host facilities throughout the year. The NHC is very fortunate to have the number of courses that allow us to host our events at their clubs. Thank you, thank you, thank you. We have something very special in NH and I hope to continue it far into the future. Can’t wait for the 2022 season. I hope you all enjoy your winter!

PGA Director of Golf Todd Rollins of Laconia tees off on the 1st hole. He shot 69.

Laconia’s Head PGA Professional Allison Mitzel hits it to the 12th green.

Eric Sandstrum of Keene chips a good one onto the 18th green.

On my ride home I met some friends!

What a day. Fall weather in New Hampshire is unpredictable. On this day the unpredictable was perfect. A warm sunny fall day greeted the 120 golfers that played in the NHC/NEPGA Pro am at the beautiful Abenaqui Country Club. Thirty NHC PGA Professionals brought their teams to compete in todays 1 BB Gross or 1 BB Net tournament.

The Professional contest saw Jim Schouller of Abenaqui and Mitch Jefferson of Rochester came in with a 1 under par 71’s to tie for 1st place. Brett Smestad of Rochester, Steve Hausmann of Amherst, Bill Andrews of Portsmouth, and Dan Kish of Atkinson all came in with 1 over par 73’s to tie for 3rd. Two players shot 75 to tie for 7th place, Nick Desjardins of Nashua and Jim Gunnare of Whip Poor Will. Tying for 9th place were Eric Sandstrum of Keene and Lucas Langelier of Cochecho. They both shot 76.

The team 1 BB Gross format saw the team from Rochester led by PGA Professional Brett Smestad shot an 8 under par 64. His team was made up of Mike Mahan, Jim Cilley, and Steve Smestad. The other team from Rochester made up of Pro Mitch Jefferson with ams Ryan Martel, Bobby Marulli, and John Havey also came in with an 8 under 64 to tie for the top spot in the gross division. Two teams tied for 3rd place shooting 65, they were the teams from Pease led by Tim Riese, and the team from Taylor Made led by Steve Colt.

The team 1 BB Net format the team from Whip Poor Will came in at 11 under 61. They were lead by pro Jim Gunnare with ams Michael Jonis, Tony Fournier, and Mike Fournier to take the top honors in that contest.  Den Brae came in with a 10 under 62 to take 2nd place. That team was led by Pro Sam Read and ams Gary Mercier, Brian Stewart, and Roland Cullen. There was 3 teams tied for 3rd place.

Thank you to Steve Colt and Taylor Made for being todays partner for this event.

Thank you to the staff, members, and maintenance crew at Abenaqui for giving us a great golf course to play on today.

The last event of the season is slated for next Monday at Laconia CC, with a 10am shotgun start.

Head PGA Professional at Abenaqui CC, Jim Schouller, tees off the 1st hole.

Kim O’Neil of Hale’s Locations putts on the 14th hole.

Tony Zdunko of Pease hits one onto the green.

Chris Houston of Bald Peak Colony tees off on the 1st hole.

The rain stayed south for the NHC/NEPGA Pro am at Bald Peak Colony Club. If we listened to the weathermen we would have cancelled the other day. As we watched the rain come it was apparent that it was going to stay in southern NH and let us proceed with the pro am today. It was cloudy and cool, but the wet weather stayed away and everyone enjoyed playing this great facility.

The Pro contest saw Cory Mansfield of Derryfield CC shoot a 1 under par 71 to best the other pros and end up in 1st place. The second spot went to Bald Peak Assistant Pro Chris Houston and Dan Wilkins of Laconia. They both shot even par 72’s. Fourth place was a 4 way tie with Todd Rollins of Laconia, Danny Kish of Atkinson, Steve Hausmann of Amherst, and Brett Smestad of Rochester each shooting 1 over par 73’s. Jon Ellis of The Oaks, Rich Thibeault of Concord, and Steve Poremba of Derryfield all shot 74 to tie for 8th place.

The team contest today was a 1 BB Gross & 1 BB Net combined score. The team from Rochester shot an impressive 14 under par 130 to take the first place. Ther were led by Pro Brett Smestad and ams, Mike Mahan, Troy Joncas, and Dylan Tooch. Second place was captured by the team from Whip Poor Will and pro Jim Gunnare and ams, Tony Fournier, Michael Jonis and Mike Fournier. The shot a 13 under 131.  Third place went to the team from Atkinson with pro Dan Kish and ams, Marshall Halpin, Eric Byme, and Kevin Rogers. The came in with a 12 under 132 score.

With just two events left this season the Davis& Towle/Central Insurance NHC Player of the year is a tight race between leader Dan Kish (222.35) and his future father in law Dan Wilkins (217.70). Matt Arvanitis (188.67)is currently sitting in 3rd place, followed by Jay Pollini (173.49) and Steve Hausmann (151.35). Should be an interesting last two events.

Next Tuesday the pro am series travels to Abenaqui cc, then onto Laconia the following Monday.

Thank you to Paul Tessier and the entire staff at Bald Peak Colony Club for hosting todays event and making it enjoyable for all.

The 9th hole climbs the hill towards the beautiful building on the grounds of Bald Peak.

A great lake view from the 18th hole.

Jay Pollini watches his shot head to the green.

Steve Poremba hits one to the tough 7th green.

Scott Devito putts one on the 17th green.

Fall is here. As I got in my car this morning on the way to Cochecho CC, the temperature read 49 degrees. By the time I got there it was 52. As the sun rose the temps rose quickly and it turned out to be a beautiful fall day. Twenty-eight teams, 112 players, made the trek to Dover to play in the pro am this September 27th. Todays format is 1 BB Gross or 1 BB Net. Highlight of the day, Raymond Bromark or Derryfield CC aced the 204 yard par 3 ninth hole.

The pro division saw Dan Wilkins of Laconia come in with a 3 under par 67 to take top honors. Dan made 6 birdies offset by 3 bogies to come in with that score.  Jay Pollini of Ridgewood, Steve Hausmann of Amherst, and Rich Berberian Jr. of Vesper all came in with even par 70’s to tie for 2nd place, Rico Riciputi of Wentworth by the Sea and Eric Sandstrum of Keene came in with a 72 to end up tied for 5th. Jason Sedan of Lake Winnipesaukee, Mitch Jefferson of Rochester, and Steve Poremba of Derryfield all shot 74 to tie for 7th. There were 5 players tied for 10th with 75’s.

The 1 BB Gross contest the home team from Cochecho, led by PGA Professional Tim Loch and his teammates Dave Sullivan, Kurt Eddins, and Brian Casey come in with a 7 under par 63. Tying for 1st place was the team from Vesper led by PGA Professional Rich Berberian Jr. and team Jeff Monahan, Ryan Friel, and Simon Roberts. There were 3 teams tied at 64 in the 3rd place spot.

The 1 BB Net had the team from Amherst with PGA Professional Steve Hausmann and his team of James Rodrigues, Pat Dion, and Russell Michaud come in with a 57 net to take 1st place. The team from Wentworth by the Sea and PGA Professional, Rico Riciputi and his team of Mike Pagan, Shawn Piper, and Mark Fichera come in with a 10 under 60 to tie for 2nd place. Tied with them was the teams from Laconia with PGA Professional Dan Wilkins, ams Mike Handrahan, Randy Pike, & Nick Sceggell and the team from Keene and PGA Professional Eric Sandstrum, ams Ken Goebel, Bob Lefebvre, and Rick Wisell.

As the season winds down the next stop is Bald Peak Colony for the event next Monday.

Thank you to all the staff at Cochecho for making our day enjoyable. Thank you to Patrick DeAngelo of NE Golf Cars and Yamaha for being our Partner for todays event.

Cochecho Head PGA Professional relaxing after his round. Thank you Tim

Sam Read of Den Brae putts one on the 9th hole.

Cochecho Assistant Professional Lucas Langelier, chips one onto the 9th green.

PGA Professional Peter Doherty brought his brothers Paul & Jim to play today, along with good friend John Medvecky.

 

A brisk morning greeted the first few tee times at Souhegan Woods Golf Course for the NHC/NEPGA Pro Senior Championship. As the sun rose higher so did the temps. A beautiful sunny day made golfing for the 20 teams an enjoyable one. Because it is a Championship the team format was 2 BB Gross or 2 BB Net.

The pro contest saw Dan Kish of Atkinson came in with a 1 under 71 to top the field of PGA Professionals. Brett Smestad of Rochester CC and NIck Desjardins of Nashua both came in with even par 72’s to tie for the second spot. Dan Wilkins of Laconia came away with a 73 to place 4ths, followed by Bill Andrews of Portsmouth wit a 74. Eric Soderman shot a 76 to end up in sixth place. There were 6 players tied with the score of 77 to share 7th place.

The 1 BB Gross competition saw the team from come in with a 12 under par 132 to best the field by 7 strokes. That team was from Portsmouth CC with Professional Bill Andrews and ams Mike Facteau, Tony Fournier, and Chris Pollett. Head Professional Matt Thibeault of Intervale and his team of Bob Drew, Jeff Benson, and Carl Lang came in with a 5 under par 139 to come in second in the gross contest. Third place went to the team from Nashua led by Nick Desjardins.

In the 1 BB Net side the team led by Nippo Lake Professional Chris Mowers shot a 14 under par 130 to end up in 1st place. Chris was joined by his amateurs Ernie Iturralde, Andy Hurley, and James Roy. Steve Hausmann of Amherst and his team of James Rodregues, Pat Dion, and Russell Michard shot 11 under par to take the second spot. Jay Pollini led his team from Ridgewood to the third spot.

As the season winds down there are some great events 9am shotguncoming up. Next week we stop at Cochecho, the following week the circuit travels to Bald Peak Colony for a 9am shotgun.

Tom Bordon of Crotched Mountain Golf Club leads off the NHC/NEPGA Pro Senior at Souhegan Woods.

Chris Mowers of Nippo Lake tees of the 1st hole. His team won the net division today.

Chris Pollard of Eastman tees off on the cool morning.

Bill Andrews and his team from Portsmouth won the NHC Senior Championship.
Left to right: Chris Pollett, Bill Andrews, MIke Facteau, & Tony Fournier.

A beautiful early fall day greeted the 28 teams that traveled to Montcalm CC for the NHC/NEPGA pro am. The greens were fast and the fairways plush. The wind showed up and the course was hard to beat. The format for today was 1 BB Gross or 1 BB Net, two separate contests.

The pro contest saw Nick Dejardins of Nashua shot an 1 under par 71 to take the top honors for todays event. He came within an inch of holing out on the par 4 12th hole with his drive.  Steve Hausmann of Amherst and Brennan Earls of Montcalm both came in with an even par 72’s to tie for 2nd place. Brad Heninger of Baker Hill and Chris Cherok of Golf Club of NE came in with a 1 over par 73 to tie for 4th place. Curtis Goldsberry of Quechee and Bill Andrews of Portsmouth shot 75’s to tie for the 6th spot. Chris Mowers of Nippo Lake, Dan Wilkins of Laconia, and Jim Gunnare of Whip Poor Will all shot 76 to tie for 8th place and rounded out the top 10.

The team gross competition the score of 10 under 62 took first place. That team was from Nashua CC led by Pro Nick Desjardins and ams Jon Dyer, Jeff Hill, and Mark Cormier. Second place was a 3 way tie, that score was 7 under 65’s.  Beaver Meadow with Pro Phil Davis, ams Jim Cilley, John Beaudion, and Glenn Schadlick, Rochester with Pro Brett Smestad, and only 2 ams, Mike Mahan and Troy Joncas, and Golf Club of NE with Pro Chris Cherok with ams Tyler Somers, Patrick Heffernan, and Liam Rogers.

The team net competition was a five way tie with the team of Pro Alex Kirk of Dartmouth and his team of Jeff Frechette, Terry Hall, & Chris Lincoln. The team from Whip Poor Will with Pro Jim Gunnare and ams, Michael Jonis, John Hiney, and Joe Bonacquisti. The team from Sunapee with Pro Aaron Kingsley, with ams Tom Lithgow, Mark McCann, and Mike Quinn. The teams from Beaver Meadow, Phil Davis,  and the team from Nashua, Nick Desjardins, also tied for that first place spot. All the teams came in at 12 under in the net contest.

Thank you to the staff at Montcalm for giving us that beautiful day and a well manicured golf course. We look forward to a return trip in 2022.

As the season winds down the next stop for the circuit is at Souhegan Woods next week for the Pro/Senior Championship.

Montcalm Head PGA Professional, Steve Rogers tees off.

Montcalm Assistant PGA Professional, Brennan Earls, hits his 2nd shot on the 4th hole.

One of the top views at a NH golf course is from the 1st green at Montcalm. Sad thing the leaves are starting to change.

Phil Davis watches his approach on the 18th hole.

 

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A beautiful fall day greeted the NHC Professionals and their teams at Ridgewood CC in Moultonborough. The field of 15 teams (60 players) came to compete in the 1 BB Gross/1 BB Net Combined format.

The Pro contest saw Rochester PGA Professional Mitch Jefferson score a 3 under par 69 to take the top honors. Mitch was the former head pro at Ridgewood so he knows the course well. Cory Mansfield of Derryfield CC came in at 2 under par 70 to take 2nd place. Bill Andrews came in with an even par 72 to take the 3rd place. Dan Wilkins from Laconia came in with a 74 to end up 4th. He was followed by host Professional Jay Pollini who came in with a 76. Dan Kish of Atkinson and Vince Molesky of Stonebridge tied for 6th, both shooting 77.

The team competition saw Bill Andrews team from Portsmouth came in at 12 under par 132 to take first place honors. His team was Rob Andrews, Scott Fabisak, and Don Nelson. Jefferson lead his team to 2nd place. They came in with an 11 under 133. His team consisted of Jim Cilley, Sean Johnson, and Ryan Martel. Tying Jefferson’s team was the team from Derryfield led by Cory Mansfield. His team was Scott Kenniston, Scott Linehan, and Ruben Derepentigney. Dan Kish’s team from Atkinson came in 1 stroke behind shooting 134 to take the 4th spot. His teammates were Brian Condon, Aiden Azevedo, and Eric Whitmore. Dan Wilkins team from Laconia came in 5th followed by the team from Den Brae led by Professional Sam Read in 6th place.

Next week the series heads to Montcalm, the week after Souhegan Woods for the Pro Senior.

Head PGA Professional at Ridgewood, Jay Pollini tees off the 1st hole.

Eric Soderman hits one close from the bunker on the 9th hole

Vince Molesky hits his 3rd shot into the green on the 9th hole.

A great view from the 1st tee at Ridgewood.

 

 

The NHC/NEPGA held it’s annual Pro Pro Championship at Portsmouth CC on Monday, August 16. The course is in great shape, the sun was shining, and with little wind it saw some good scoring on this day. The tournament is a 2 man best ball tournament with 16 teams (32 PGA Professionals) participating.

Matt Arvanitis of SNHU, recent winner of the NHC Championship, and his partner Cory Mansfield of Derryfield, scorched the course, shooting an 11 under 61 to best the field by 5 strokes. They started with a birdie on the first hole and after 9 holes were 6 under par. The back nine saw much of the same as they made 3 birdies and Arvanitis sunk it from 117 yards on the 18th hole for an eagle to cap off the day. There were 3 teams tied for 2nd place with 6 under par 66’s. They were Dan Kish of Atkinson and partner Dan Wilkins of Laconia, Jason Malcolm and Nick Desjardins both from Nashua, and Jason Sendan of Lake Winnipesaukee GC and Greg Sandell of Golf Club of NE. In 5th place was the team from Rochester, Mitch Jefferson and Brett Smestad, they came in with a 68.

Thank you to Portsmouth CC for hosting this great event for the professionals. We look forward to next year.

Cory Mansfield of Derryfield CC teamed up with Matt Arvanitis to take 1st place in the pro pro.

For the 42nd straight year the NHC/NEPGA is holding it annual Chapter Championship at the beautiful North Conway CC. The event kicked off Sunday with the Pro Member that everyone always looks forward to. There were 5 players on Sunday that shot in the 60’s, but that round doesn’t matter as the tournament play began Monday.

The event has two divisions that are played during the competition. On Tuesday a NHC Champions and NHC Senior Champion will be crowned. Twenty seven players are vying for the Championship, while 15 are in play for the Senior Championship.

The Championship Division saw two players shoot 69 to take the lead on the first day. Jay Pollini of Ridgewood made 4 birdies and 2 bogies to come away with that score. Dan Wilkins of Laconia also made 4 birdies and 2 bogies to shoot that 69. They will tee off on Tuesday tied for the lead in their quest to come away with the Championship. Sitting 1 stroke behind the leaders with a 1 under 70 was Rico Riciputi of Wentworth by the Sea. In 4th place was Jason Sedan from Lake Winnipesaukee, he shot an even par 71. Joining him in 4th place with a 71 was last years Champion Matt Arvanitis of SNHU. Nick Desjardins of Nashua CC and Steve Hausmann of Amherst CC shot 72’s to tie for 6th day after day one. Rounding out the top 10 were Rochester CC’s Mitch Jefferson and The Oaks Craig McLaughlin were tied for 8th with 73’s, in 1oth were Atkinsons Danny Kish and Atkinson Tom Smith.

Day 2 brought some exciting golf which saw 5 players shoot in red numbers to make a charge for the championship. Matt Arvanitis shot the best round of the day in the championship division shooting a 3 under 68 on this hot steamy day. That was enough to crown him as the 2021 NHC/NEPGA Champion. This is Matt’s 2nd consecutive 1st place finish and the 4th time he has held up the trophy. Jason Sedan came in with more strong play shooting a 1 under 70 to tie for 2nd with Nick Desjardins, who shot a 2 under 69 on day 2. Dan Wilkins also tied for second after shooting a 1 over on the 2nd day to also end up 1 under par. Steve Hausmann and Jay Pollini came in at the 36 hole total of even par to tied for 5th. Jason Malcolm made the biggest charge of the day shooting a 3 under 68 to move up the leaderboard and tie for 7th place. He was joined by Dan Kish with a 69 and Rico Riciputi (73).

In the Senior Division Bill Andrews of Portsmouth shot a 3 under 68 to take the first day lead. He carded 5 birdies and 2 bogies to post that score. Local favorite Bob McGraw of Eagle Mountain came with a 69 to end up 1 shot behind the lead. He made 5 birdies, with 1 double bogie to be a close second. Geoff Williams of Scottish Highlands was in 3rd posting a 72. Vince Molesky of Stonebridge CC scored a 73 to be 5 shots behind.

The Senior Division saw Bill Andrews continue his strong play, coming in with another 68 to end up with a minus -6 total. His round was much like the 1st round making 4 birdies and 1 bogie in the second round. Bob McGraw and Geoff Williams came in with a 2 day total of 2 over par to tie for 2nd. Jon Ellis of The Oaks shot a second day 73 to pass some other players and end up in 4th place.

This was another great time at North Conway CC for the Championship. Myself and the players would like to thank our Partners for this event. Avida Bank, PGA Tour, Davis & Towle Insurance Group, Central Insurance Companies, and NE Golf Cars were key contributors, making this a special couple of days in the North Country.

The NCCC Staff, Members, and volunteers all make this a memorable time the the NHC PGA Professionals. We can’t thank you enough for the things you all do and did to make this years Championship another memorable one. We can’t wait till next year.

The next NHC/NEPGA event will be at Portsmouth CC on Monday for the Pro Pro Championship.

Bill Andrews of Portsmouth CC shot a 3 under 68 to take the lead in the senior division

Chris Mowers of Nippo Lake watches one intensely go toward the hole.

Alex Kirk of Dartmouth College and former Senior Champion, hits one to the 8th green.

Jay Pollini of Ridgewood rolls one in on the 16 hole in the first round. He shot a 2 under 69 to be tied for the lead after day 1.

Matt Arvanitis tees off the first hole on day 2. He shot 68 to end up -3 to take the championship.

The Monday shoot-out always brings out the NCCC Members to watch.

Dan WIlkins watches his chip shot on the 11th hole.

 

A dry, breezy day, something rare these days, greeted the 25 teams that came to Derryfield CC in Manchester today to play in the NHC/NEPGA Pro Am. Many of the PGA Professionals, and lots of the ams, have good memories playing in many of the Junior tournaments that Derryfield has hosted over the years.

The Professional contest saw some good play today. Matt Arvanitis of SNHU came out on fire on the front nine. After the first nine holes he was 5 under par. He continued his hot streak on the back nine making 3 more birdies and no bogies to come in with a course record 62. He bested that record, held by his father Dan, by 1 stroke. Nice job Matt. Rich Berberian Jr. of Vesper, came in 2nd place with a great round of 5 under 65.  Brett Smestad of Rochester CC came in early with a round of 2 under 68 to end up 3rsd. Nick Desjardins of Nashua came in at an even par 72 to end up 4th. Rounding out the top 10 were Geoff Williams plus 1, Chris Mowers, Dan Kish, Cory Mansfield, & Jon Ellis all came in with 73’s to tie for 6th. Steve Poremba came in with a 74 to take the 10th spot.

The team competition was a 1 BB Gross & 1 BB Net combined event today. Nick Desjardins team from Nashua came in at 13 under par to take first place. Nick’s team mates were Maurica Smith, Jeff Hill, & Mark Cormier. The team from Derryfield led by Cory Mansfield came in at 12 under par to take the 2nd spot in the team competition. Cory’s team consisted of Scott Kenniston, Dan Arvanitis, & Chris Stamoulis. Three teams, Rochester/Smestad, Laconia/Wilkins/ & Arvanitis/SNHU all came in at minus 11 to tie for 3rd.

Next week the NHC Professionals travel to North Conway CC for their annual Chapter Championship. 41 pros are signed up to play in the premier event of the season. This will be the 42 consecutive year this championship will be played at NCC.

 

Head PGA Professional at Derryfield CC, Cory Mansfield, tees off the 1st hole.

Cory’s wife Jen, gets some practice in while waiting to see the guys tee off.

Vince Molesky of Stonebridge tees off.

A nice day greeted the players today. Here a look down the 1st fairway.

Matt Arvanitis of SNHU watches his putt roll towards the hole on the 18th hole. He had a tap in for par and came away with a Derryfield CC record 62. Congratulations Matt.

Matt Arvanitis with his father Dan. Matt broke Dan’s scoring record at Derryfield by 1 stroke.

 

The rainy days have been frequent this month, but not today. A hot steamy day that we are used to in July greeted the players for the NHC/NEPGA Pro Lady Championship at the beautiful Nashua Country Club today, Monday, July 26th. Twenty PGA Professionals and team of 3 ladies participated in the 2 BB Gross or 2 BB Net format.

The pro division saw host Professional, Jason Malcolm come in with an even par 71 to win that division. He made 3 bogies on the front to shoot 39, but he came back with 3 birdies and no bogies on the back to shoot that score. Coming in 2nd with a 2 0ver 73 was Jason Sedan of Lake Winnipesaukee. Player of the year point leader, Dan Kish of Atkinson,  tied for 3rd with Pembroke Pines Ben Stone. They came in with 3 over 74’s. Rounding out the top 10: tied for 5th Jay Pollini and Chris Mowers with 75’s. Tying for 7th were Cory Mansfield, Rich Thibeault, and Chris Houston, they all shot 76. In the 10th spot was Vince Molesky with a 77.

In the team gross division, which crowns the NHC/NEPGA Pro Lady Champions, the team led by host pro from Nashua, Jason Malcolm, came away with the win. They shot a 1 over 143 in the 2 BB Gross contest. His playing partners were Kerry Dolan, Meg Watson, and Ann Vermette. Second place went to the team from Atkinson led by Dan Kish with the team of Allison Wilkins, Barb Hecimovich, and Kristen Diamond. They ended up with a 144, 1 stroke behind the winners.

In the net division, which also was a 2 BB contest, the team from Sky Meadow by professional Joel St. Laurent came in with a 9 under par score to take that contest. His team consisted of his wife, Holly St. Laurent, Lauren Erikson, and Cynthia Hunter. Coming in second on the net side was the team from Nippo Lake with Pro Chris Mowers and team mates Joan Cyr, June Ferland, and Lisa Strong.

Next week the circuit makes a stop at Derryfield CC for a pro am. August 9 & 10 is the NHC/NEPGA Professional Championship at North Conway CC.

The winning gross team from Nashua. Jason Malcolm, Kerry Dolan, Meg Watson, & Ann Vermette.

1st place net team. Joel St. Laurent, Holly St. Laurent, Lauren Erikson, & Cynthia Hunter.

Jon Ellis walks one in on the 18th hole.

Jason Sedan’s son, Lucas, was his caddie for the day!

Jason Malcolm, Head PGA Professional at Nashua, tees off on the 1st hole.

The NHC Pro am series is back at it this week after a 3 week pause. There was no pro am the week of the 4th and last week they were rained out at Pease Golf Course. The weather today is less than perfect, as the wet cloudy wet weather greeted the golfers. It did not stop the 24 teams from showing up and playing the tournament.

The low pro contest saw Dan Kish of Atkinson shoot a stellar round of 4 under 68 to take the top spot. Rich Berberian of Vesper and Jim Gunnare of Whip Poor Will came in with 1 under par 71’s to tie for 2nd place. Corey Mansfield of Derryfield, Ryan Peffer of Boston College, and Jay Pollini of Ridgewood came in with 1 over 73 to come in a tie for 4th. Rounding out the top 10 were Brett Smestad, Ryan Peffer, and Steve Hausmann shot 74’s to tie for 7th, and Mitch Jefferson shot 75 to come in 10th.

The team competition saw some good play despite the soggy conditions. Rich Berberian and his team from Vesper made up of Jeff Monahan, Daniel Villemaire, and Corey Hyssey came in at 12 under par to tie for first place. They tied the team from Atkinson with pro Dan Kish and ams, Paul Torpey, Dana Tarriconeand Zach Diamond.  Brett Smestad of Rochester with his ams Mike Mahan, Troy Joncas, and Dylan Tooch came in at 11 under par 133 to come in 3rd.

Next week the circuit travels to Nashua CC to play the Pro Lady Championship. The week after they travel to Derryfield for a pro am. Let’s hope the sun comes out for more than a few minutes a day to dry the courses up!

Head Professional at Pembroke Pines, Ben Stone, hits onto the 9th green

Despite the wet course conditions and cloudy day 24 teams came out to play.

John Wollen of Souhegan Woods just misses this putt.

Jim Gunnare of Whip Poor Will hits this one close on the 9th hole.

Another hot, steamy day greeted the 31 teams that traveled to Beaver Meadow Golf Course in Concord, NH on Monday the 28th. This weeks weather was a repeat of the weather we had last week at Keene CC. The humidity came with the temps going above 90 for 3rd time in the last 4 NHC events. The other event, at Stonebridge CC saw rain hamper the days event. That did not stop the 124 players that came to compete today.

The Professional Division saw some good play from many players. Matt Arvanitis of SNHU came in with a 3 under par 69 to take top honors in the pro division. Jay Pollini of Ridgewood came in with a 2 under 70 to come in second. Mitch Jefferson and Brad Heninger both came in with 1 under 71’s to tie for 3rd place. Cory Mansfield of Derryfield, and Nick Desjardins of Nashua came in with even par 72’s tying for 5th place. Four players came in with 73’s to finish out the top 10 They were Chris Mowers, Bill Andrews, Sam Read, and Steve Hausmann.

The format was changed this week to 1 bb gross or 1 bb net, two separate divisions. On the gross side the home team from Beaver Meadow came in with a 10 under 62. Led by PGA Pro Phil Davis his team consisted of Mark Stevens (who shot 65 on his own ball), Eric Saucier, and Joel Mousseau. There was a 2 team tie for second place with the teams led by Jay Pollini and Jim Gunnare. Jays other three players were Tim Melanson, Bobby Marruli, and Thomas Hickey, while Jim’s teammates were Don Shippey, Tony Fournier, and Michael Jonis.

In the Net Division the team from Pembroke Pines led by Ben Stone shot 12 under 60. His team consisted of David Stickney, Dana Brearley, and James Folan. Another team came in at that 60 score, led by Keene’s Barry Pearson with team Bob Lefebvre, Sam Timmer, and Frank Lucius. There was a 4 way tie for 3rd place in this division.

Thank you to Erin Henderson for partnering in todays event. It is always nice to have a partner to enhance the event.

After a week off for the 4th of July the circuit continues on July 12 at Pease Golf Course for the Pro Senior.

PGA Professional at Beaver Meadow rolls one in on the 18th hole for birdie.

Erin Henderson of Callaway Golf was todays Partner for the pro am.

Sam Read from Den Brae watches his put on the 9th hole.

Eric Sandstrum of Keene CC watches his partners ball on the first hole.

Another hot day and greeted the 26 teams that traveled to the western part of the state to compete in the NHC pro am at Keene Country Club on Monday the 21st of June. The players all commented on how good shape the course was in, and how that the greens were sneaky fast.  With the speed and the slope of those greens there were some tricky putts out there.

It was also a special day on the course as PGA Professional Todd Rollins who hit his first hole in one of his career on the 3rd hole. Not to be out done, amateur Tony Fournier of Whip Poor Will scored his 6th hole in one of his career on the tough 17th hole.

The professional contest saw Dan Wilkins of Laconia continue his stellar play this season with a 2 under par 70. He was tied by his fellow Laconian, Todd Rollins, who also came in with a 2 under par 70 highlighted by a hole in one on the 3rd hole. Thomas Smith from Atkinson came in with a 1 under par 71 to come in 3rd. Jason Malcom of Nashua came in with an even par 72 on the tricky layout to place 4th. Steve Hausmann of Amherst shot a 1 over 73 to come in fifth. Jay Pollini, Bill Andrews, Nick Desjardins and Dan Kish came in with 2 over 74’s to tie for 6th place. Eric Aguiar came in with a 75 to round out the top 10.

In the team contest of 1 BB Gross plus 1 BB Net combined the hole in one man Todd Rollins of Laconia led his team to a 14 under 130 to take the top spot. Todd’s team consisted of Evan Rollins, Jim Moodie, and Tim Callahan. The team from  Ridgewood led by PGA Professional Jay Pollini came in at 13 under 131 to take the second place. Jay was joined by teammates Tim Melanson, Ryan Martel, and Thomas Hickey. One shot behind with a 132 was the team from Atkinson led by Thomas Smith. His team consisted of Jack Bushee, Nick Grimbilas, and Sam Goldstein.

Next week the circuit travels to Beaver Meadow in Concord where there is 34 teams scheduled to compete. They take a week off for the 4th of July and then return to Pease Golf Course on the 12th for the pro senior.

Barry “Pudge” Pearson, Head PGA Professional at Keene tees off the first hole during the pro am he hosted.

Walter Reeves of Canterbury Wood plays all the time. Here he hits one down the middle.

Todd Rollins of Laconia tees off 1. He had a hole in one on the 3rd hole.

Apple Hill’s Steve Lundquist tees off. He’s hoping to win the NHC hole in one pool again.

The rain came and went at Stonebridge CC on Monday, this weeks stop on the NHC/NEPGA Pro am. After 5 teams teed off the thunder and lightning stopped play for 1 hour 45 minutes. When play resumed conditions were still not optimal, but the 27 teams that were there to play sucked it up and went back out on the course.

Dan Wilkins of Laconia came out firing with three birdies on his first four holes and came in at 2 under par 70 to tie for top honors for the Pros. Matt Arvanitis of SNHU came in with that same score to share first place honors. Bill Andrews from Portsmouth came away with another good round shooting one under 71, Brad Heninger of Baker Hill and Jay Pollini of Ridgewood also shot a 71 to tie for third place, one behind Wilkins & Arvanitis. Head Professional at Stonebridge, Vince Molesky to tie for the sixth spot, shooting even par 72’s. Rounding out the top ten were Brett Smestad of Rochester had a 73 to place eighth, and Mitch Jefferson from Rochester and Thomas Smith of Atkinson shot 74’s to tie for ninth. .

In the team contest Matt Arvanitis and his team from SNHU came in at fourteen under par 130 to take the team division. His teammates were Steve Johnston, Derek Jensen, and Dave Perry. Dan Wilkins also led his team from Laconia to a thirteen under 131 to come in second in the  1 BB Gross/1 BB Net combined format. His team consisted of Steve Wainwright, Mike Handrahan, & Randy Pike. Coming in third was the team from Nashua led by Nick Desjardins, they shot 132. Two teams, one from Rochester led by Brett Smestad, and one from Intervale led by Matt Thibeault tied for fourth place with 133’s.

Thank you to all the players who toughed out the weather today.  Next week the circuit makes a stop at Keene CC for their 8th event of the year.

Patrick DeAngelo of NE Golf Cars was today partner. Pat is getting some putting practice in while the players are on the course.

Chris Pollard of Eastman chips on on the 9th hole. He put it a foot away.

Steve Hausmann of Amherst was not pleased with this shot on the ninth hole. He came in with an even par 72 to tie for 6th place.

A hot, steamy day greeted the 27 teams that came to play at Canterbury Woods Golf Course for the NHC/NEPGA weekly Pro Am. This is the sixth event of the season and saw many hot but happy golfers teeing off.

In the pro contest Cory Mansfield of Derryfield came in with a 4 under 68 to lead the way and take first place. Bill Andrews of Portsmouth came in with a 3 under 69 to secure second place. Dan Wilkins of Laconia came in third with a 1 under 71. Nick Desjardins form Nashua, Brett Smestad from Rochester, & Jay Pollini from Ridgewood all came in with even par 72’s to tie for fourth place. Todd Rollins of Laconia came in with a 73 for seventh place.

In the team contest the team from Nashua Country Club with Professional Nick Desjardins with teammates Garret Oliver, Jon Dyer, & Jeff Hill tied the team from Ridgewood with Professional Jay Pollini and teammates Tim Melanson, Bobby Marulli, & Thomas Hickey at 16 under par 128. That was enough to share the first place team honors. Mansfield led his team from Derryfield shooting a 13 under 131. Ben Stone with his team from Pembroke Pines, and Mitch Jefferson’s team from Rochester tied for 4th with 12 under 122’s.

Next Monday the circuit travels to Stonebridge CC for their event.  Followed by Keene, then Beaver Meadow.

Mark Larrabee of Eastman chips one on the green

Dan Wilkens of Laconia watches his putt

Dan Wilkins of Laconia watches his putt

Cory Mansfield of Derryfield shot 68 to take 1st place in the pro contest. Here he watches his putt on 18 just miss

Bob MacCormack, owner of Canterbury Woods played in todays event.

The scenery is always beautiful in the North Country of New Hampshire. It was nothing but that on the first day of June in 2021. Twenty-five teams of four made their way to this scenic golf course to play in todays event. After three days of rain and cool weather the sun peaked out and the grass shined a bright green color.

The Professional contest saw Dan Kish of Atkinson shoot a four under 68 to take the top for the third consecutive week on the circuit. He carded 6 birdies and 2 bogies to shoot that great score. Matt Arvanitis of SNHU came in with a three under par 69 to take second place. Mitch Jefferson of Rochester shot 71 to take the third spot. Mitch mad 6 birdies and an eagle in his round. Dan Wilkins of Laconia and Chris Houston of Bald Peak came in with a 73’s to tie for fourth. Rounding out the top ten, Jay Pollini, Bill Andrews, & Todd Rollins tied for 6th with 74’s, Nick Adjutant, Cory Mansfield, & Sam Read shot 75’s for a 3 way tie for 9th.

In the team division Jefferson of Rochester led his team to first place shooting a 15 under 129 in the 1 BB Gross/1 BB Net combined format. His team consisted of Jim Cilley, Sean Johnson, and Ryan Martell. The team from Nashua led by Jason Malcolm shot a 13 under 131 to take the second spot. His team was Chris Pendelton, Krystal Knight, and Maurica Smith. Dan Wilkins and his team from Laconia, Steve Wainwright, Mike Handrahan, and Randy Pike came in at 12 under 132 to take third  place.

Thank you to the Omni Mount Washington Resort and Golf Club for a great day in the north country. Next Monday the circuit heads to Canterbury Woods for their event.

Wayne Natti has made his way back playing the NHC Pro ams.

Assistant Pro at Mt Washington Nick Adjutant tees off hole 1

Mount Washington is the backdrop to this beautiful golf course

Director of Golf, Vince Runyon chips one on hole 18.

Concord Country Club was this weeks stop for the NHC/NEPGA Professionals and their amateur partners. The biggest field of the season, 37 teams (148 players) came to compete on this beautiful spring day. The event was enhanced by having two NHC/NEPGA Partners for this event, Central Insurance Companies and Davis & Towle Insurance Group made this one of the premier events of the 2021 season.

On the Pro side of the tournament we saw some excellent play from from numerous players. Last weeks winner, Dan Kish of Atkinson, played another 1 under par round 69 to tie for the top spot with SNHU’s Matt Arvanitis. Dan Wilkens (Laconia), Nick Desjardins (Nashua), Steve Hausmann (Amherst), Greg Sandell (Golf Club of NE), and Bill Andrews (Portsmouth) all came in tied for third place, one behind, shooting event par 70’s. Jim Gunnare (Whip Poor Will) came within 1 of shooting his age and came in with a 1 over par 71, to come in eight place. Rico Riciputi of Wentworth by the Sea came in at 72 to come in ninth. There were 4 players tied for 10th place with the score of 73.

In the team 1 BB Gross/1 BB Net combined contest the team from KGolf360 and their Pro Patrick Gocklin came in at an impressive 16 under par to take the top spot. His team consisted of Gary Stevens, Mark Walsh, and Rob Simpson. Kish also led his team from Atkinson to second place in the team competition with a score of 14 under. His teammates were Eric Whitmore, Ben Whitaker, and Nate Richard. Gunnare also led his team to take third place in the team contest shooting 13 under.

A big thank you to Central Insurance Companies and Davis & Towle Insurance group for partnering with the NHC for todays event. We are looking forward to continuing our partnership in the future.

After a week off the circuit makes a trip to the “north country” to play Mount Washington GC on June 1st.

Matt Arvanitis (right is shown with his team. Matt Burroughs, Scott Towle from Davis & Towle Insurance Group, and Kevin Hobbs.

Dan Kish continued his good play this week with his 1 under par round.

Bob McGraw of Eagle Mountain made the trip to play today

Rich Thibeault, Director of Golf at Concord CC, tees off on this beautiful day.

The overnight rain stopped, the sun peaked out, and the temperatures got above 50 degrees for the start of the NHC Pro Am at Wentworth by the Sea Golf Course in Rye NH. Twenty seven teams participated in the 1 gross/1 net combined format. This is the third stop on the NHC Pro am series for the 2021 season. The course was is great shape with the greens rolling fast made the course a challenge on this day.

The Professional division saw Danny Kish of Atkinson CC best the field by 4 shots and shot a 1 under par 69 to take the low pro top honors. His counterpart from Atkinson, Thomas Smith came in with a 73 to take second place in the pro contest. Brett Smestad (Rochester), John Wollen (Souhegan Woods), Jason Malcolm (Nashua), Nick Desjardins (Nashua), and Rico Riciputi (Wentworth by the Sea) all came in with 74’s to tie for the third spot. Rounding out the top ten were Jay Pollini with a 75 eight place,  Cory Mansfield and Gregg Sandell shot 77 to tie for ninth.

Kish also lead his team to the top spot by shooting a team 8 under par 132 in the team contest of 1 BB Gross/ 1 BB Net combined score. His team consisted of Cody Healy, Jack Dejesus, and Rich Simard. Coming in one behind was the team from Rochester with PGA Professional Brett Smestad and teammates Troy Joncas, Mike Mahan, and Steve Field. In third place the team from Wentworth by the Sea led by PGA Professional Rico Riciputi and teammates Don Little, Bill Cassidy, and Bob Dell Isola.

Next stop for the pro am series is Concord CC on May 17th. This will be the largest field of the year for a pro am with 37 teams scheduled to play.

PGA Head Professional at WBTS, Gordon Swennes tees off on hole 16.

Derryfields Cory Mansfield rims one out. He teammates react!

Mitch Jefferson of Rochester makes his first start of the year.

Jon Ellis of The Oaks putts one on the 18th hole.

A sunny, brisk, windy day greeted the 136 players at Manchester Country Club for the NHC/NEPGA second event of the year. This wasn’t the weather we were hoping for, however it did not dampen the spirits of the golfers. I could see lost of winter hats, hand warmers, and gloves on the golfers. Everyone came in with wind burnt faces as there were gust up to 35 mph with temps in the low 50’s.

The pro division was led by Dan Wilkins of Laconia and Ryan Moseley of Manchester who both shot 73 on this tough scoring day to tie for the top spot. . Brian Moskevich of Concord CC, Steve Hausmann of Amherst, and Justin Diggs of Manchester shot a 74’s to come in tied for 3rd. Rounding out the top ten were: Jason Malcolm of Nashua, Jay Pollini of Ridgewood, and Rico Riciputi of Wentworth by the Sea came in at 76, Nick Desjardins of Nashua had a 77, Phil Davis of Beaver Meadow, Matt Arvanitis from SNHU, and Greg Sandell from Country Club of NE came in with 78’s to tie for 10th. All good scores under the  tough playing conditions.

In the 1 BB Gross/1 BB Net combined format Brian Moskevich and his team from Concord came in at 130 to win the team contest. His teammates were Bryan Boylan, Greg Carbone, and Jon Lorden. The team from Laconia led by Dan Wilkins came in with a 133 to place second. Dan’s team was Randy Pike, Mike Handrahan, and Mom McCoy. Steve Poremba of Derryfield and Ryan Moseley of Manchester shot 134 to lead their teams to a tie for 3rd.

Thank you to all the players who braved the cool temperatures and windy conditions to play in todays event. Also thank you to Steve Colt of Taylor Made who was NHC’s partner for today pro am.

After a week off the circuit is headed to Wentworth by the Sea on the 10th and then onto Concord CC on the 17th.

Steve Colt of Taylor Made was a partner for todays event. Steve (on the left) is pictured here with his team: Mike Hewitt, Derek Lightburn, and Aaron Scribner.

Below, Steve Hausmann of Amherst CC tees of one.

Steve Lundquist of Apple Hill tees off. Looks like he is dressed for winter!

Manchester CC
Ams
#3   Bill Avery 15’5″
#5   Greg Carbone 4′
#13  Chris Miele 6’3″
#16  Matt Burroughs 22′
Pros
#3 John Wollen  10′
#5 Steve Poremba 9’7″
#13 Jon Ellis 6’6″
#16 Justin Diggs 33′

Wentworth by the Sea
Ams
#2 Paul Grigas 5’6″
#3 Frank Boliver 5’2″
#9 Mike Mahan 14’1″
#12 Cody Healy 2’1″
#15 Ben Lamman 7’5″
#17 Tracy Molesky 3’8″
Pros
#2 Dan Kish 8’11”
#3 Jim Gunnare 18′
#9 Nick Desjardins 5’6″
#12 Brett Smestad 4’4″
#15 Eric Sandstrum 42’11”
#17 Jon Ellis 13’3″

Concord CC
Ams
#4 Gary Stevens 6’1″
#9 Chris Rand 7’8″    Mark Walsh 7’8″
#11 Tim Melanson 3’8.5″
#16 Mike Hogan 3’7″

Pros
#4 Bill Andrews 7′
#9 Steve Lundquist 6’6″
#11 Jason Sedan 3’3″
#16 Rico Riciputi 7’3″

Mount Washington

Ams
#5 Fred Martell 8’3″
#14 Travis Dewire 9’4″
#16 Ryan Martell 8’5″

Pros
#5 Todd Rollins 20’7.5″
#14 Chris Houston 16’8″
#16 Todd Rollins 17’4″

Canterbury Wood
Ams
#6 Chris Moquin 2’10”
#8 Mike Mahan 7’2″
#11 Joe Rynne 8’11”
#13 Thomas Hickey 9’8″
#17 TC Liakos 2’6″
Pros
#6 Cory Mansfield 4’0″
#8 Vince Molesky 8’0″
#11 Todd Rollins 8.5″
#13 Sam Read 8′
#17 Tim Loch 1’11”

Stonebridge CC
Ams
#4- Rob DeSalvo 5’3″
#6- Tim Levins 6′
#13- Mark Cormier 5’3″
#16- Dave Perry 6’1″
Pros
#4- Vince Molesky 5′
#6- Dan Wilkins 6’10.5″
#13- Steve Hausmann 10’11”
#16- Matt Arvanitis 4’10”

Keene CC
Ams
#3- Thomas Hickey 1’7″
#8- Jim Tokanel 3′
#10- Rick Wyke 1’7″
#17- Tony Fournier 0″ hole in one
Pros
#3- Todd Rollins 0″ Hole in one!
#8- Phil Davis 9′
#10- Aaron Kingsley 5’1″
#17- Jason Malcolm 10’10”

Beaver Meadow
Ams
#3- Dave Ross 7′
#6- Tim Leonard 10’11”
#13- Bob Adams 6’1″
#17- Tony Fournier 12’5″
Pros
#3- Mitch Jefferson 6’9″
#6- Matt Arvanitis 8’1″
#13- Mitch Jefferson 1′
#17- Geoff Williams 15″8″

Pembroke Pines
Ams
#4- Troy Demers 9′
#6-Troy Joncas 2’3″
#13-David Stickney 4’3″
#16-Ryan Martel 2’6″
Pros
#4- Brett Smestad 8’9″
#6- Matt Arvanitis 16’5″
#13- Jim Gunnare 7’5″
#16- Cory Mansfield 7’2″

Nashua CC
Ladies
#6- Tara Watt 9’7″
#8- Deb Clauson 7’3″
#13- Meg Watson 8’6″
#14- Tara Watt 2′
Pros
#6- Jon Ellis 13’10”
#8- Jim Gunnare 13’10”
#13- Todd Prescott 7’4″
#14- Jason Sedan 12’10”

Derryfield CC
Ams
#3- Mike Mahan 5’5″
#8- Don Reid 3’9″
#12- Dan Arvanitis 3’9″
Pros
#3- Cory Mansfield 13’5″
#8- Steve Poremba 12’2″
#12- Mitch Jefferson 9’6″

NHC Championship, North Conway CC
Day 1
#4- Bill Andrews 6’1″
#7- Allison Mitzel
#13- Bill Andrews 1’8″
#15- Shaun Bishop 3’10”
Day 2
#4- Steve Hausmann 1’9.5″
#8- Bill Andrews 7’3.5″
#13- Jason Sedan 5’6″
#15- Dan WIlkins 1’5.5″

Ridgewood
Ams
#5- Scott Fabisak 2’4″
#7-Paul Manson 14’10”
#10-Scott Kenniston 7′
#17-Jim Cilley 11’11”

Pros
#5- Sam Read 7’5″
#7- Cory Mansfield “on the green”
#10- Vince Molesky 12’2″
#17- Vince Molesky 7’5″

Montcalm
Ams
#2- Ed Ambrose 2′
#5- Jeff Hill 5’2″
#15- Tracy Molesky 12’8″
#17- Mark Cormier 13’4″

Pros
#2- Steve Poremba 4’9″
#5- Jay Pollini 6’1″
#15- Steve Rogers 7’5″
#17- Jay Pollini 1’2″

Souhegan Woods
Ams
#3- John MacInnes 15’4″
#8- Tony Fournier-8’4″
#11- Mark Cormier 5’2″
#17- Russell Michaud 7’3″

Pros
#3- Steve Lundquist 13’2″
#8- Dan Kish 10’1″
#11- Brett Smestad 6’10”
#17- Chris Pollard 6’10”

Cochecho
Ams
#3- Doug Bickford 2’6″
#9- Ray Broimark 0’0″ Hole in 1
#12- Shawn Piper 2’8″
#15- Nick Skeggell 4’9″

Pros
#3- Sam Read 7’1″
#9- Eric Soderman 10’11.5″
#12- Jason Sedan 7’11”
#15- Jim Gunnare 5’10”

Bald Peak
#Ams
#5-Tim Callahan 2’9″
#8- Matt Iovanna 5’6″
#12-Brett Wilson 6’2″
#15-Eric Ryrne 10’4″
#17- Greg Smith 2’3″

Pros
#5- Cory Mansfield 8’1″
#8- Brett Smestad 22’7″
#12- Jay Pollini 5’4″
#15- Steve Poremba 3’5″
#17- Jon Ellis 14’6″

Abenaqui
Ams
#4- Mike Fournier 5’5″
#9- Zoe Daboul 11″
#11- Gary Colby 3’2″
#16- Sam Cresta

Pros
#4- Phil Davis 8’8″
#9- Jim Schouller 8’10”
#11- Brett Smestad 13’8″
#16- Jim Gunnare

Laconia
Ams
#4- Mike Jonis 6’2″
#7- Troy Joncas 3″
#14- Danny Arvanitis 1′
#16- Tony Fournier 7’4″

Pros
#4- Todd Rollins 4’2″
#7- Phil Davis 11’7″
#14- Scott Devito 4′
#16- Vince Molesky 15’3.5″

We ended last season with a beautiful day to play golf at Laconia CC. The 2021 season starts out in the same fashion. A sunny, spring like day greeted the 26 teams that participated in the first event of  NHC/NEPGA 2021 schedule.

Steve Hausmann of Amherst CC and Jason Malcom of Nashua CC shot 1 under 70’s to tie for 1st place in the Professional Division. Taking the third spot was Danny Kish of Atkinson CC, he shot a 74. Jay Pollini of Ridgewood carried over his stellar play of last season and came in with a 75 to end up in fourth place, Thomas Smith of Atkinson also came in with a 75 to share fourth place. Rounding out the top ten Rico Riciputi, Dan Wilkins, and Greg Sandell shot 76’s to tie for sixth place, while Jim Gunnare and Barry Pearson came in at 77 to tie for the ninth spot.

In the team play Mr. Hausmann also led his team to first place in the combined 1 Best Ball Gross & 1 Best Ball net contest, shooting a 12 under 130. His team consisted of Pat Dion, Jim Rodriguez, and Sean McSheehy. Coming in two stoke behind them at 132 was the team from  Nashua CC with Pro Jason Malcolm and teammates John Cepaitis, Bruce Denner, and Dusty Shippey. The third place teams were from Atkinson CC led by Danny Kish, and Whip Poor Will  led by Jim Gunnare, they came in at 134.

Next weeks stop is at Manchester Country Club. A big field of 34 teams will be there to compete on the circuit.

PGA Director of Golf at the Oaks                        Head PGA Professional at The Oaks

Craig McLaughlin tees off.                                              Jon Ellis tees off 10.

Patrick DeAngelo from New England Golf Cars was todays tournament partner. Thank you Patrick.

It is always sad to see this day come. The last NHC/NEPGA Pro am at Laconia CC ended the 2020 season for the PGA Professionals and their teams. A total of 100 players participated the the 10am shotgun.

The pro divisions saw Matt Arvanitis cap off a fantastic season with a 3 under par 69 to tie for 1st place with Rochesters Brett Smestad. Smestad had an eagle and 4 birdies (three in a row on holes 12-14) to card his 69. Arvanitis had to birdie his last two holes to score his 69. With the tie for first, Matt finished off a year of steady play and captured the NHC/NEPGA Player of the Year Honors. Jay Pollini also had a great year, today he shot a 1 under 71 to take 3rd place. Jay ended up second in the Player of the Year standings less than 15 points behind Arvanitis. Eric Aguiar shot an even par 72 to take the 4th spot followed by Dan Wilkins at 73 to end up 5th.

The team competition with the format of 1 BB Gross & 1 BB Net combined saw teams from Montcalm and Whip Poor Will come in at 11 under par to tie for 1st place. Montcalm was lead by PGA Professional Dustin Robilini with teammates Tracy Molesky, Terry Hall, and Pat Pellitier, while Whip Poor Will Head PGA Professional Jim Gunnare led his team of Tony Fournier, Michael Jonis, and Peter Beaulieu. The team from Rochester with Professional Brett Smestad came in 3rd at 9 under. There was a four way tie for 4th place at minus 8.

This concludes the 2020 NHC/NEPGA Pro Am series. I want to thank all the PGA Professionals and all the amateurs that participated in the events this season. Despite the all that has gone on this year you have made this season a successful, interesting, and fun season.

A beautiful fall day greeted the 100 golfers at Laconia CC for the last NHC Pro Am

Laconia’s Director of Golf Todd Rollins putting on the second hole

Laconia’s Head PGA Professional Allison Mitzel chipping one on the green

NHC/NEPGA President Scott Devito teeing off

A beautiful fall day awaited the 13 teams that participated in the NHC/NEPGA Pro Pro Championship at Portsmouth CC. The course is in great shape, the greens rolling nicely, and the pins tucked into corners, challenging the NHC Professionals throughout the day.

Host Professional Bill Andrews and his son Griffin played lights out to score a 6 under par 66 to become the NHC Pro Pro Champions. They carded 8 birdies on the day offset by 2 bogies to finish with that winning score. They held off the team of Dan Wilkens and Danny Kish who shot a 4 under par 68 to take the second spot. They went bogie free on the day sinking 4 birdie putts to come away with the 68.

The team of Bret Smestad and Mitch Jefferson, both from Rochester CC, came in at 69 to take the 3rd spot. They carded 5 birdies and 2 bogies on the day. In a tie for 4th place was the team of Cory Mansfield and Matt Arvanitis, along with the team of Rico Riciputi and Sean Fellows. Those 2 teams came in at 2 under 70’s.

Next on the docket is Abenaqui CC on Tuesday the 13th, followed by the last event of the year at Laconia CC on the 19th.

Portsmouth CC’s General Manager Jason Hurd tees of to start the day.

Portsmouth Assistant Professional Austin Brown teeing off 1.

2020 NHC/NEPGA Pro Pro Champions, Bill Andrews and his son Griffin

My foursome. Left to Right, Ken Hamel, Jon Ellis, Eric Sandstrum, Barry Pearson

Second place team, Dan Wilkens with future Son in Law? Danny Kish

A warm, foggy morning greeted the 30 teams that came to Cochecho CC for the NHC/NEPGA Pro Am on Monday, September 28th. As the fog lifted, the green fairways brightened, and the sun started to peak through for the 120 players.

The pro Division Rico Riciputi made 6 birdies on his way to shooting a 2 under par 68. Matt Arvanitis has 4 birdies on his cart and also shot a 68 to tie Rico for first place.  Jay Pollini continued his stellar play this season by shooting a 1 under par 69 to take third place and tie with Dan Gillis at that 69 mark. Dan Wilkens and Jason Malcolm scored even par 79’s to tie for forth place.

In the gross division The team from the Oaks GC led by PGA Professional Patrick Thornell came in with an 8 under par 62. His teammates were Dan Noonan, Harvin Groft, and George Bell.  The teams from Nabnasset Lake with Pro Dan Gillis and the team from SNHU with Pro Matt Arvanitis came in tied for second place with a pair of 63’s.  Not far behind them was the team from Pembroke Pines headed by PGA Professional Ben Stone with a 6 under par 64.

The net division saw the team from Whip Poor Whil shot a 56 net to take the top spot. Led by PGA Professional Jim Gunnare with teammates Michael Jonis, Paul Grigas, and Tony Fornier. They also tied for 1st gross with a 62. teams tie for 1st place. The teams from Keene CC shot 58, one with Barry Pearson as their pro and the other with Eric Sandstrum as their leader. They shared that second spot with the team from Hidden Creek with pro Eric Soderman.

Portsmouth CC host the Pro Pro Championship next Tuesday. After that the season has two more events at Abenaqui and Laconia.

Cochecho PGA Head Professional Tim Loch watches his putt

Cochecho Assistant Lucas Langelier flops a nice one

Jon Ellis putts one on hole 6

A beautiful cool fall day greeted the 26 teams at Montcalm CC for the NHC/NEPGA Pro Am on Monday, September 21. The summer weather has left us, as a cool morning forced us to change tee times to 10:30 and tee off holes one and 10.

Jay Pollini came out with swinging on his way to a 5 under par 67. He made 2 birdies and an eagle to make the turn at 4 under, he made 3 more birdies on the back, but had two bogies in that stretch to finish with that 67. Rich Berberian continued his good play this season shooting a 3 under par 69 to take second place. Traveling from Sterling National, Matt Bradbury also brought his A game shooting a 2 under 70 to settle for third place. Dan Wilkens of Laconia and Jason Malcolm of Nashua shot 1 under par 71’s to tie for 4th place. Nice playing everyone.

The team contest also saw some low scoring. Low pro Jay Pollini led his team from Ridgewood to first place shooting an impressive 15 under par in the one BB gross and one BB net (can’t be the same ball) format. His team consisted of Tim Melanson, Josh Johnson, and Bobby Marulli. In second place was the team from Laconia with PGA Professional Dan Wilkins leading the way. His team of Randy Pike, Steve Wainwright, and Nick Sceggell shot minus 13 to secure that spot. The teams from Vesper led by Rich Berberian and the team from Whip Poor Will tied for 3rd at minus 11.

Next stop on the circuit is at Cochecho CC in Dover on Monday the 28th. A field of 31 teams will make that trip to compete in the 1 BB gross or 1 BB net format.  

Montcalm Head PGA Professional Steven Rogers tee off hole #16

Montcalm Assistant Professional Dustin Robilini watches his putt.

2nd Assistant at Montcalm Dylan Terino tees of #8

Allison Mitzel from Laconia watches her chip shot

A fall like breezy day greeted the 16 teams that came to play Souhegan Woods Golf Course in the NHC/NEPGA weekly pro am series. The course was in great condition and the greens had some speed to them, so coupled with the wind the course played tough.

In the Pro contest Dan Gillis of Nabnasset Lake CC and Todd Rollins of Laconia came in at 2 under par 70’s to tie for the top spot. Three behind in 3rd place was Dan Wilkins of Laconia with a 73, followed by Matt Arvanitis of SNHU and Jay Polinni of Ridgewood who both netted a 74 and tying for 4th.

In the team competition three teams came in at 14 under par to tie for first. With a card out using the USGA Tie Breaking System the team from Rochester ended qualifying for the Mouhegan Sun Pro Am this fall. The team was lead by Mitch Jefferson with teammates Sean Johnson, Bobby Williams, and Jim Cilley. The other two teams tied at minus 14 were both from Laconia. Dan Wilkins with team Steve Wainwright, Tom McCoy, and Eric McCoy. Todd Rollins lead the other team with his team Tim Callahan, Tim O’Connell, and Bill Raney. Nice playing.

The series travels to Montcalm CC in Enfield next week followed by Cochecho the following week.

Longtime Nashua PGA Professional Dick Dichard was the starter for the day.

Souhegan Woods PGA Professional John Wollen waiting to tee off.

Todd Rollins rolling a few before his round.

Matt Arvanitis tees of hole 1 with his team looking on.

Another picture perfect day greeted the 17 teams that came to play in the NHC/NEPGA Pro am at Passaconaway CC on Tuesday September 8th. A foggy morning turned into a warm sunny day for the PGA Professionals and their amateur partners. The format was 1 BB Gross or 1 BB Net.

The gross division saw the team from SNHU shoot an 11 under par 60 to take first place. The team was headed by PGA Professional Matt Arvanitas with his amateur partners Matt Burroughs, Derek Jensen, and Dave Perry. Congratulations on that great score. In second place was the team from Ridgewood CC with PGA Professional Jay Pollini and teamates Tim Melanson, Ryan Martell, and Josh Johnson. They shot a 62. Ben Stone and his team from Pembroke Pines came in 3rd with a 64 with his team of Joe Bowker, David Stickney, and Zach Buckman.

In the net division the team from Hidden Creek with PGA Professional Eric Soderman and his team  of Ryan Curtin, Jim Tokanel, and Brian Nadeau shot a 58 to take the top spot. The teams from Nippo Lake, NEPGA, and  Canterbury Woods all came in at 60 to tie for second.

In the Pro division Jay Pollini of Ridgewood shot a 4 under par 67 to take top honors. Matt Arvanitas of SNHU continued his good play and came in at 1 under 70 to take the second spot. Jason Malcolm shot even to take 3rd, Jim Gunnare and Dan Wilkens shot 72’s to tie for 4th. Nice work.

Next stop in Monday September 14 at Souhegan Woods for the Mouhegan Sun Qualifier.

Passaconaway PGA Head Professional Mark Newton eyes his approach on #2

Pembroke Pines PGA Professional Ben Stone tees on #1

PGA Professional Christopher Mowers of Nippo Lake watches his tee shot.

Another perfect sunny day for the NHC/NEPGA Pro Lady Championship at Derryfield CC, in Manchester. A total of 23 teams participated in the 1 BB Gross or 1 BB Net format.

Dan Wilkens of Laconia CC continued his good play this season shooting a 5 under par 65 to take the top spot for the pros. Dan made 5 birdies and an eagle to offset 2 bogies on the day. Matt Arvanitis of SNHU came in at 67 to take 2nd place. Dan and Matt are the top 2 points leaders for the NHC Pro Tournaments. Jason Malcolm of Nashua, Bill Andrews of Portsmouth, and Brett Smestad of Rochester all came in at even par 70 to tie for 3rd.

The team gross division there were four teams tied at 65. In that case the USGA tie breaking system is used. It came down to the last 3 holes between the team of Rochester/Smestad and Laconia/Wilkens. The Rochester team came out on top with an 11 the last 3 holes to Laconia’s 14. The Rochester team consisted Smestad, Joan Cyr, June Ferland, and Lisa Strong. Laconia’s team was Wilkens, Cindy Keenan, Ann Wainwright, and Joanne Dickinson. The other two teams tied at 65 were Bill Andrews team from Portsmouth and Matt Arvanitis’s team from Derryfield.

On the net side it was also a tie for the top. Three teams tied at 59 net. Those teams consisted of Chris Mowers of Nippo Lake with his team Denis Adams, Anne Hogshead and Vicky Mowers. Lake Winnipesaukee team of Eric Aguiar, Jen Hughes, Laura Choma, and Cathy Torrey and the team from Derryfield with Matt Arvanitis, Nancy Lamb, Lynne Heymans, and Liz Lafferty were the other two teams at -11 net.

The highlight of the day was a hole in one by PGA Professional Steve Lundquist of Apple Hill Golf Course. He aced the par three 8th hole. The NHC/NEPGA hole in one pool is at $9,900.00. Steve is hoping no one else scores a hole in one the rest of the season and that money will be his!

Next up is Passacconaway CC Tuesday the 8th for a pro am.

The teams from Rochester and Nippo Lake always have a good time at this event.

Host PGA Professional Corey Mansfield with his team, Lauren Ryan, Jennifer Mansfield and Ladies State Am Champion Tara Watt

Intervale PGA Professional Matt Thibeault with his team.

Stephanie Davis, wife of Phil Davis PGA Professional from Beaver Meadow, tees off on hole 1. This was her first ever tournament. She was one of four wives that played with their husbands teams today.

The NHC Pro Am series is back at it this week at Rochester Country Club. A hot steamy day greeted the thirty-three teams that showed up to compete in the 1 Best Ball Net and 1 Best Ball Gross combined event.

The pro divisions saw some good scoring on this hot day. Vespers Rich Berberian Jr. shot a great round of 8 under par 64 to best the 33 PGA Professionals. Three back with a 5 under par 67 was Matt Arvanitis of SNHU. Dan Wilkens of Laconia continued his stellar play this season shooting a 2 under par 70 to take the third spot. Brett Smestad, PGA Assistant at Rochester and Jason Malcolm of Nashua finished with a 1 under par 71 to tie for the 4th spot. Rochester Head PGA Professional Mitch Jefferson came in with an even par 72 to take home 6th place. Great play gentlemen, congratulations.

In the 1 BB Gross & 1 BB Net format Rich Berberian and his team of Griffin Brown, Ryan Friel, and Jeff Monahan shot an impressive 18 under par 126 to lead the pack. Jason Malcolm of Nashua along with his teammates Tommy Ethier, Krystal Knight & Alexandra Tomasso finished with a score of 17 under par 127 to take the second spot. Matt Arvanitis of SNHU and his team of Matt Burroughs, Austin Fox, and Steve Johnston took 3rd place with a 15 under par 129 combined score. The team from Atkinson CC finished with an 11 under par 133 for the 4th spot. The team consisted of PGA Professional Danny Kish, with team mates Tyler Doucette, Ron Trieff, and Tony Castiglione. There were 5 teams that came at minus 10 to round out the top ten.

Next week the circuit travels to Derryfield CC for the Pro Lady.

Jason Malcolm of Nashua CC watches his put just miss.

John Wollen from Souhegan Woods is back on the circuit

and eyes his chip that almost went in.

Cory Mansfield of Derryfield watches his second shot on hole #9

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.

Matt Arvanitis teeing off on day 1

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.

Jason Malcolm teeing of on hole #7

Tony Zdunko putting on hole 11

Tony Zdunko putts on hole 11

Dan Wilkens watches his chip on hole 10

Matt Thibeault putting for birdie on hole 11

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.

Patrick DeAngelo of NE Golf Cars sponsored today’s event.

PGA Professional Jay Pollini of Ridgewood CC tees off at hole 8. Jay shot a 3 under par 69 to take 2nd place.

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.

PGA Professional Cory Mansfield of Derryfield CC holes a putt on 18 to shoot 70.

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

Gross
#7 Greg Genest 2
#10 Jon Benson 3
#14 Dan Ethier 3

Net
#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

Pro CTP’s
#4 Cory Mansfield 2’4″
#6 Dan Wilkins 6’0″
#13 Steve Lundquist 20’8″
#16 Rich Berberian 3’9″

Pro Skins
#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

Pro CTP’s
#3 Jim Gunnare 4’
#8 Danny Kish 12’1”
#10 Phil Davis 6’8”
#17 Jon Ellis 14’6”

Pro Skins
#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
Gross
#12 Zach Buckman 2
#15 Dan Banthan 3

Net
#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

Pro CTP’s
#3 Jason Malcolm 3’8”
#6 Rich Berberian 8’8”
#13 Jon Ellis 4’4”
#17 Walter Reeves 7’4”

Pro Skins
#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

Pro CTP’s
#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’’

Pro Skins
#3 Steve Poremba 2
#6 Jay Pollini 3
#* Steve Lundquist 2
#16 Mitch Jefferson 2
#18 Vince Molesky 3

Rochester CC, August 24, 2020

Am CTP’s 2 sleeves AVX golf balls
#4 Tim Leonard Derryfield 1’9″
#7 Sid White The Oaks 1′
#12 Tommy Eithier Nashua 8″
#16 Nick Kalil Portsmouth

Am Skins Rochester CC Golf shop credit $400 each
Gross            Gino Milne  3 on #17

Net                Steve Wainwright 2 on #3

Pro CTP’s
#4 Danny Kish 13’2″
#7 Jon Ellis 3’2″
#12 Chris Mowers 5″
#16 Brett Smestad 10’3″

Pro Skins
#4 John Wollen 2
#5 Mitch Jefferson 2

Derryfield Pro Lady August 31, 2020

Am CTP’s 2 sleeves AVX golf balls
#3  Mindy Inglis Reid  Canterbury Woods  12’9″
#8 Tara Watt Derryfield  8’4″
#12 Cathy Torrey Lake Winnipesaukee CC  5’2″

Pro CTP’s
#3 Matt Arvanitis  3’4″
#8 Steve Lundquist  0″ In the hole
#12 Bill Andrews 9’7″

Pro Skins
#1 Christopher Mowers 3
#2 Jay Pollini 3
#8 Steve Lundquist 1
#12 Danny Kish 2
#13 Dan Wilkens 2

Passaconaway CC, September 8, 2020

Am CTP’s 2 sleeves AVX golf balls
#4 Greg Keenan Laconia 8’7″
#11 David Stickney Pembroke Pines 8″
#13 Jim Kean Portsmouth 6’7″
#17 Bobby Proulx Derryfield 7′.5″

Am Skins Golf shop credit at Passaconaway CC. To be used by end of year

Gross $225
Matt Burroughs 2 on #13

Net $75 each
Brian Nadeau 2 on #1
Jim Ferland 2 on #2
Mark Cormier 2 on #18

Pro CTP’s
#4 Todd Rollins 13’6″
#11 Dan Wilkens 3’8.5″
#13 Ian Willikens 8’3″
#17 John Wollen 13’3″

Pro Skins
#3(3) & #17(2) Walter Reeves
#15 Jim Gunnare 3
#16 Jason Malcolm 3

Souhegan Woods, September 14, 2020

Am CTP’s 2 sleeves AVX golf balls
#3 Jim Cilley Rochester  4’1″
#8 Richard Dichard Souhegan Woods 1’10”
#11 Pat Dion Nabnasset 2’6″
#17 Tim O’Connell Laconia 7’4.5″

Pro CTP’s
#3 John Wollen 15″1″
#8 Steve Schultz 16’11”
#11 Joel St.Laurent
#17 Vince Molesky 18’10”

Pro SkinsMatt Arvanitis  3 on #4
Jay Polinni   2 on #8

Montcalm CC, Septermber 21, 2020

Am CTP’s 2 sleeves AVX golf balls

#2 Chuck Tryder Bellevue CC 5’8″
#5 Vinni Villano Nabnassett 4’4″
#15 Jim Rodriguez Amherst 2’1″
#17 Rick McAllister Crotched Mountain 3’2″

Am Skins Golf shop credit at Montcalm CC

Gross ($81 Each)
Hole #2 Bobby Marulli 2
Hole #6 Taylor Stout 4
Hole #7 Mark Field 3
Net ($30 Each)
Hole #2 Bobby Marulli 2
Hole #3 Mark Field 2
Hole #6 Taylor Stout 3
Hole #8 Mitch Wilkens 2
Hole #10 John Buell 3
Hole #15 Terry Hall 1
Hole #17 Rick McAllister 1
Hole #18 Brian Nadeau 2

Pro CTP’s
#2 Tom Smith 10″
#5 Dan Gillis 1’4″
#15 Eric Sandstrum 6’9″
#17 Jeff Monteleone 7’8″

Pro Skins
3 on #3 Matt Bradbury
4 on #6 Cory Mansfield
2 0n #9 Jason Malcolm
3 on #14 Eric Aguiar

Cochecho Pro Am

AM CTP’s 2 Sleeves of AVX golf balls
#3 Jim Seawards Cochecho 5’7″
#9 Jeff Sullivan Keene 10’1″
#12 Bill Gallien Pease 2’5″
#15 Andrew McIlvene Keene 2’11”

Am Skins Pro Shop Credit at CochechoGross $80 each
Kevin McGlaughlin 3 on #5
Jaron Slattery 3 on #8
Jeff Sullivan 2 on #9
Dan Noonan 3 on #11

Net $53 eachKevin McLaughlin 2 on #5,  2 on #14
Steve Dillion 3 on #16
Dan Noonan 2 on #11
Jeff Sullivan 2 0n #9
Brian Nadeau 2 on #7

Pro CTP’s
#3 Tony Zdunko 6’9″
#9 Eric Soderman 13’4″
#12 Jim Gunnare 3’3″
#15 Rico Riciputi

Pro Skins
Vince Molesky 3 on #5
Jason Malcolm 3 on #8
Dan Gillis 2 on #9
Lucas Langelier 3 on #10
Tim Loch 2 on #13
Rico Riciputi 3 on #18

Laconia CC

AM CTP’s 2 Sleeves of AVX golf balls
#4 Dan Arvanitis Derryfield CC 6’5″
#7 Bill Raney Laconia 6’1″
#14 Lee Cosgrift Apple Hill 7’0″
#16 Tim Callahan Laconia 2’7″

Am Skins Pro Shop Credit at Laconia CC

Gross $132.50 each

Justin Riesenberg 2 on #1

Steve Wainwright 3 on #3
Net $66.25 each
Justin Riesenberg 2 on #1
Steve Wainwright 2 on #3
Terry Fournier 2 on #8
Randy Pike 2 on #9

Pro CTP’s
#4 Dan Wilkens 10’9″
#7 Jay Pollini 4’0″
#14 Chris Mowers 3’0″
#16 Dan Wilkens 7’5″

Pro Skins
#8,16,17 Matt Arvanitis
#5,14 Brett Smestad
#4,11 Danny Kish
#3 Aaron Kingsley
#7 Eric Sandstrum
#9 Jason Malcolm

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