Teams From Hoodkroft CC, The Back Nine Club Win at Hatherly CC
The teams of Eric Soderman, PGA and Matt DiZazzo from Hoodkroft CC and Bob Giusti, PGA and Jerry Noons from the Back Nine Club shot team net scores of two-under-par 68 at Hatherly Country Club in Scituate, MA to become co-champions at the Pro-Superintendent on Monday.
Giusti and Noons, along with the rest of the field, battled a tough course on Monday. The winds were high and some of the pin locations were challenging, bringing out the best team work from the golfers and their superintendents.
The Back Nine Club’s team had a fantastic day on the course. Starting on the seventh hole, they made a birdie on the eighth. They struggled intermittently on the back side of the course, making bogeys on 12, 15, 16, and 18. They birdied the 13th and 14th. However, coming to the end of their round on holes 1-6, they were bogey free and made three birdies. All told, they finished -2, with a 68 net score
The Hoodkroft CC team began from the first hole in the shotgun format. They were hot out of the gate, making an eagle on the third hole, and a birdie on the fifth. They struggled a little on the way to the turn, making bogey on the seventh and eighth holes. On the back, they made one more bogey on the 12th but followed it up with an eagle on the 17th to join Giusti and Noons with a finish at -2, 68 net.
Senior PGA Professional Championship Kicks off in Arizona
Eight New England PGA Professionals are competing in the PGA of America's Senior PGA Professional Championship this week at Desert Mountain GC in Scottsdale, AZ. Seven of those Professionals qualified through the Senior PGA Championship this year, and Kirk Hanefeld, PGA (Salem CC) was exempt into the event. Good luck to our PGA professionals!