Back Where We Started
Dully & Falmouth finish Cape Week in Style
The 2017 New England PGA Cape Cod Fall Festival began the week at Oyster Harbors Club in Osterville, and after a tour-de-course at some of the finest facilities on Cape Cod, it returned to Osterville to finish up the week at Wianno Club, the picturesque layout just around the corner from where the week started. One would be hard pressed to find a better area than Osterville in all of New England, with two fantastic golf courses, beaches, boating and quaint charm not easily found most places.
Our NEPGA Professionals and their teams seem to take a liking to the area, many of whom spend four days on Cape Cod with their members each fall. When registration opens for each event, it is a mad dash to secure one of the coveted spots in each event, and one can understand why after playing a course like Wianno. Course Superintendent David Johnson, the President of the Golf Course Superintendent’s Association of New England, had the course in outstanding condition, perhaps the best we have experienced all year. Renowned course architect Gil Hanse has been spending time at Wianno helping to restore original 1916 designs and tweak the course to enhance the playing experience for visitors. Their collaborative efforts had all players raving about their experience on Thursday and itching to come back.
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.