Warren & Falmouth CC Pick Up Cape Week Where They Left Off
Shawn Warren, PGA seems to enjoy Cape Cod. Perhaps it’s the ocean breeze, or perhaps the fact that his home club 5 hours north shares a name with a nearby Cape Cod tourist town, but whatever it is he seems to bring his A game to this part of New England for our Cape Cod Fall Festival ProAm’s.
Warren and his team bested the next closest team by two shots, firing a 16-under par 128 in the 2 Best Ball of 4, Gross + Net format to win the first leg of the Fall Festival week. CC of Halifax, led by Head Professional Steve Colt came in two shots back at 14-under 130, and Wollaston GC led by Jeff Martin, PGA was third another two shots back at 132 -12. Three other teams rounded out the top five at 10-under par 134. The team format is always a fun one for the Professionals and amateurs, needing two players in every hole to count a score makes it a bit more demanding than a one best ball format. On a course like Oyster Harbors with lightning fast greens, shots can add up around the putting surfaces, so players are taking extra care with their short game shots to stay in it for their teammates.
Always Sunny In October
New Seabury GC team wins Pro-Super in perfect weather
Jim Clay, PGA and Scott Nickerson (a) (New Seabury GC) shot a combined score of one-over-par 70 in the gross division at the NEPGA Pro-Superintendent on Tuesday. The duo took on the challenging Donald Ross design, using their combined golf course knowledge and experience.
Clay and Nickerson began their winning day on the 15th hole in the shotgun start. Tuesday’s format of select drive-alternate shot fostered the element of teamwork amongst the groups on the course and made small mistakes on the course less impactful overall.
The New Seabury team did not get off to a great start, making a bogey on the 17th, 1st and 2nd holes before their first birdie of the day on the 3rd. They turned their game around from there on out, minimizing bogeys to two and making birdies on the 7th, 10th, and 11th. All told the team finished at just +1, which is a feat on the challenging course.
Vesper CC, led by Rich Berberian Jr, PGA and Willem Geldenhuys, finished +2, 71 and tied for second with Strawberry Valley GC’s Beth O’Kelley, PGA and Rene Vadeboncoeur. Berberian Jr’s team was held down by a tough double-bogey on the par-three, 16th hole. O’Kelley and her partner also had a great round of golf, but a couple of three putts kept them in second place.
Thank you to our great partners in this event: Five Star Golf Cars, Ez-Go and Cushman and Turfhound Golf Mats for partnering and being at this great event. Also thank you to Andy Ingham and Matt McDonald from Five Star for being at the event to showcase some great products! Also a big thanks to Norm Alberigo, PGA and Agawam Hunt for hosting!