It is always sad to see this day come. The last NHC/NEPGA Pro am at Laconia CC ended the 2020 season for the PGA Professionals and their teams. A total of 100 players participated the the 10am shotgun.

The pro divisions saw Matt Arvanitis cap off a fantastic season with a 3 under par 69 to tie for 1st place with Rochesters Brett Smestad. Smestad had an eagle and 4 birdies (three in a row on holes 12-14) to card his 69. Arvanitis had to birdie his last two holes to score his 69. With the tie for first, Matt finished off a year of steady play and captured the NHC/NEPGA Player of the Year Honors. Jay Pollini also had a great year, today he shot a 1 under 71 to take 3rd place. Jay ended up second in the Player of the Year standings less than 15 points behind Arvanitis. Eric Aguiar shot an even par 72 to take the 4th spot followed by Dan Wilkins at 73 to end up 5th.

The team competition with the format of 1 BB Gross & 1 BB Net combined saw teams from Montcalm and Whip Poor Will come in at 11 under par to tie for 1st place. Montcalm was lead by PGA Professional Dustin Robilini with teammates Tracy Molesky, Terry Hall, and Pat Pellitier, while Whip Poor Will Head PGA Professional Jim Gunnare led his team of Tony Fournier, Michael Jonis, and Peter Beaulieu. The team from Rochester with Professional Brett Smestad came in 3rd at 9 under. There was a four way tie for 4th place at minus 8.

This concludes the 2020 NHC/NEPGA Pro Am series. I want to thank all the PGA Professionals and all the amateurs that participated in the events this season. Despite the all that has gone on this year you have made this season a successful, interesting, and fun season.

A beautiful fall day greeted the 100 golfers at Laconia CC for the last NHC Pro Am

Laconia’s Director of Golf Todd Rollins putting on the second hole

Laconia’s Head PGA Professional Allison Mitzel chipping one on the green

NHC/NEPGA President Scott Devito teeing off