Wood & Salem CC Take Day 2 of Cape Week
Kevin Wood, PGA and his Salem Country Club team always enjoy their week on Cape Cod. This year, that may be the case even more so. Starting on the 18th, the Salem CC team saw the beautiful New Seabury track almost in its intended order. After all four players took care of business on their starting hole with four pars, the group went on a great stretch of play through the middle part of the front-9. In this 2 Best Ball of 4, Gross + Net format, the team had a double-eagle on the 3rd, a birdie on 4, and added another birdie on the challenging 5th. Ultimately, the Salem squad fired a 9-under par 135 to take home first on the day. Congrats to Kevin Wood and his amateur partners Andy Nekeroski, Jonathan Nekoroski, and Brian Nowak.
Wood and his partners just clipped two teams nipping at their heels by a shot, firing an 8-under par 136 in the 2 Best Ball of 4, Gross + Net format to take home the second piece of the Fall Festival week. Rochester Country Club and City Golf Boston, led by Brett Smested & Pat French, both finished just short with those scores of 136. Blackstone National (Bruso), Cyprian Keyes (Hickey), and Blackstone National (Stephens) rounded out the top of the field, all firing great rounds of 7-under par 137. Course conditions were exceptional, and the weather cooperated once again as the field was greeted with tons of sun, and temps rising up into the mid-50's. Now, the field turns their attention to the highly-tauted Eastward Ho! Country Club for Day 3!
NEPGA Visits UK for a Walk Amongst Golf History
-Southport, United Kingdom
For the past five years, the New England PGA has run a ProAm across the pond, visiting some of the finest links and parkland courses in Europe and Great Britain, where some of the world’s most famous golf championships have taken place. While the previous four versions took place in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, the 2018 version had a new spin on it and visited two countries along the way.
Dubbed “The Open’s ProAm”, 10 teams from around New England embarked on a six-round odyssey on the west coast of Scotland & England which featured five former or current Open Championship courses. These courses hosted a total of 61 Open Championships, as well as many Ryder Cups, Senior and Women’s Open’s, and major European amateur events. The trip was truly a walk in the footsteps of the game’s greatest players and championships.