Warren & Falmouth CC Clean Up in Chatham
After two days of golf on classic New England layouts in Oyster Harbors and Pocasset, the third day provided more of the same at the spectacular Eastward Ho! Country Club on Pleasant Bay in Chatham, MA. The short yet challenging layout rolls through uncommon seaside hills, with stunning views of water from at least 14 holes. The course, always in terrific condition, lived up to its billing once again for the 28 teams from around New England that came to enjoy the third of four Cape Cod Fall Festival ProAm’s.
A pattern had begun to form over the first two days – while there were different winners on the Professional and Team contests, Falmouth Country Club and Shawn Warren were knocking on the door each day. Finishing runner up in the team contest on day one and T3 on day two, along with Shawn finishing T5 in the Pro contest on day one and 3rd on day two, it seemed like it was only a matter of time until they each found their way to the top of the leaderboard. On Wednesday at Eastward Ho!, both came to fruition.
Poking the Bear
Sky Meadow Team Takes down Cape Cod Fall Fest #2 at Pocasset
Rich Ingraham, PGA (Sky Meadow) and his team of Dean Emerson, Mike Bushnell, and Rick Moreau shot a combined 13-under-par score of 64 on Tuesday at Pocasset Golf Club to take the top spot in the Cape Cod Fall Festival #2 event. Ingraham also finished tied for first with David Jankowski in the individual professional category.
Pocasset sits in Bourne, MA just off of the Cod Canal where the turning leaves line immaculately kept fairways. The Donald Ross designed course was built as a hideaway in 1916 and has been totally restored over the past five years. The rolling natural grounds and pristine atmosphere provides a challenge for amateurs and professionals of all levels.
Teams set out to take on this landscape on Tuesday and many teams were very successful. Ingraham and his Sky Meadow team began on the tenth hole, where they notched a quick birdie to start the day. Their only mistake came on an 11th hole bogey, but the rest of the team’s round more than made up for it. In all, they made four eagles and five birdies finishing at 13-under on the round.
Even without the help of his team, Ingraham had a strong day of play on the course. He made five birdies and two bogeys, finishing tied for first at three-under-par 66. Also tied at the top of the leaderboard was Jankowski, whose team from The Hermitage Club finished T3 at seven-under-par 63. Jankowski finished his individual round with a bogey free three-under par, but lost in a card off to Ingraham.