Well the wait was worth it. After being rained out in June, the NHC/NEPGA Pro Lady was held today, Thursday, August 24th. The morning was a little cool, but as the sun continued to rise the warmth began to come and stay. It was a beautiful August day that the 21 teams (84 players) competed in the NHC Championship event. Todays team format is 2 BB Gross or 2 BB Net.

The pro contest Joe Finemore of Portsmouth shot a 1 under par 71 to take the top spot. Josh Lacasse of Beaver Meadow and Jay Pollini of Ridgewood shot even par 72’s to tie for 2nd place. Vince Molesky of Apple Hill and Austin Baker of Souhegan Woods both shot 73 to tie for 4th. Brett Smestad of Rochester, Sam Cody of Stonebridge, Mitch Jefferson of Rochester and Jon Ellis of The Oaks shot 2 over 74’s to tie for 6th. Eric Sandstrum of Keene and Cory Mansfield of Derryfield tied for 10th with 75’s.

The team gross division whose winner is the NHC/NEPGA Pro/Lady Champions. The home team from Beaver Meadow with Professional Josh Lacasse, Beth Hamilton, Mindy Williams, and Jennifer Kretovic shot a 5 under par 139 to be crowned the NHC/NEPGA Pro/Lady Champions.

On the net side the team led by PGA Professional Brett Smestad of Rochester and the team of June Ferland, Joan Cyr, and Lisa Strong tied the team from Portsmouth with PGA Professional Joe Finemore with teammates Deb Clauson, Laurie Eithier, and Kelly Riley. Each of those teams shot 15 under par to tie for the top spot in the contest.

Thank you to Erin Henderson of Callaway Golf for being our partner today. It is greatly appreciated and enhance our event.

On Monday the 28th the Chapter travels to the north country to play the beautiful Mt. Washington Country Club.

Jon Ellis putts on the 9th.

The 2023 Pro Lady Champions from Beaver Meadow.

Today’s partner was Callaway. Thank you Erin Henderson.

Matt Thibeault warming up on the putting green.