Carnegie Abbey Crowning
Doyle Does It. Done.
- Portsmouth, RI
Welcoming in the legends of the Fall on what started out to be a beautiful sunny day for 36 holes of Championship golf to crown the 2018 Rhode Island PGA Chapter Champion. Carnegie Abbey by the water provided the good ol’ bait and switch with the weather quickly changing to a breezy and cloudy afternoon. Quickly navigating around the golf course to try and stay ahead of the evolving tough conditions. The winds pushed the players in after Round 1 and we have Brendon Ray, PGA and Matt Doyle, PGA tied at 1-under 70. Alone in third, shooting a 2-over 73 Thomas Mally, PGA, Brian Owens, PGA and John Rainone, PGA in the hunt at 4-over 75, and rounding the top 6 spots is Shane Drury, PGA with a 6-over 77.
Staying tuned as the field has returned to the golf course for Round 2 amidst looming talk about potential rain. As the day progressed and groups started to finish up their final test of 18 holes in which would lead to a fantastic finish. With a couple groups in, the clubhouse leader is Brendan Ray, PGA bettering his Round 1 score by shooting a Round 2 score of 2-under 69. The score lived for a good while as the rest of the groups seemed to be a tad bit off the blistering pace set by the earlier groups. A couple of players succumbed to what the golf course presented; except for one player. That one player was Mat Doyle, PGA who came in relaxed and seemed like he was just simply operating on all cylinders, fired a 4-under 67 in Round 2 to hoist the crown as the 2018 Rhode Island PGA Chapter Champion! Congrats Matt Doyle, PGA, you are the RI PGA Chapter Champion!
Congratulations to all the players in the field that participated to make the Chapter Championship competitive, thank you to Carnegie Abbey , the Host Professional Ed Kirby, PGA , the supremely helpful staff, and last but not least the sponsors and partners that collaborate to make this all possible – thank you PGA Tour, Avidia Bank, MBC Marketing – Lincoln.
Triggs Tramonti Triumphant
Team Tramonti Takes The Top
-East Providence, RI
Team Triggs-Tramonti captained by Robert Tramonti, PGA leading Joe Branca, Bob Xavier, Bob Rossi to a solid 5-under par 135. It was picturesque day in East Providence as 13 teams from the Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Cape Cod Chapters arrived at Metacomet Country Club to test their skills on this challenging Donald Ross design. What looked to be a very benign round of golf that soon showed its teeth and defend against a leisurely day in the park. Off the first tee there were many great tee shots hit by all competitors that soared gracefully into the breeze coming off the barge boat in the bay. There were teams that started off hot and then went south, and then there were teams that started off quietly and picked it up to post a few sub par rounds. Tough pins, fast greens, and windy conditions that picked up for the late day ultimately proved to be not to so overbearing for the team from Triggs Memorial. Congratulations to Triggs Memorial for taking the top spot in the Team portion and Robert Tramonti, PGA for taking the top spot in the individual professional contest.
Thank you to CJ Talbert, PGA, his professional golf team, the grounds crew, and administrative team for a seamless and smooth event. Also, thank you to Rob Touchette of Robert Mark Golf for your support of the event with sponsoring two closest-to-the-pin prizes and Dave Moynihan of Titleist for representing on-site with Titleist giveaways for all the players!
2018 RI Chapter Spring Meeting
News and Announcements
- Mapleville, RI
Thank you to Tony DiGiorgio, PGA and Crystal Lake Golf Club in quaint Mapleville, RI for hosting the 2018 Rhode Island PGA Chapter Spring Meeting!!!
For those that missed out on a crisp and placid Crystal Lake day, many of the Rhode Island Chapter Professionals filled into a cozy wood beam exposed room at an expansive club house complex to take in the vistas and voices of some very eloquent speakers. The meeting was informative, productive, and well orchestrated in a manner that provided some entertainment without constraining the schedules of those in attendance. Thanks to this structure, Mr. DiGiorgio was able to block off tee times for attendees that wished to tee it up. Teeing it up with Tony was a real treat and I would have to state that those who could not attend, simply missed out. Crystal Lake GC is a gem of gently rolling elevation fairways, decision-making bunker placements, green complexes that challenge your approach shot technical skills and creativity, and sprinkled with interesting vistas that are great topics to discuss. Over it was a great day with all-star professionals at a course in great shape that showcased a couple of Tony DiGiorgio's fine birdie making skills.
Now, here are a couple of the notable points from the meeting...
*** IMPACT NEWS ****
First off, we would like to announce that registrations for The Haversham Pro-Am at Shelter Harbor Golf Club on Tuesday October 16 will OPEN on Thursday, April 12 at 8 AM!!!
Please register and register for multiple events if your schedule allows to support the Chapter and ultimately earn points for the Les Kennedy Player of the Year Award. The more you play the more opportunity you have to earn points for the season long hunt to be crowned Player of the Year!
Please join us in welcoming fellow Golf Professionals to their newly appointed positions:
Naomi Nesenoff, PGA - Director of Golf at Alpine CC
Ed Kirby, PGA - Head Golf Professional at Carnegie Abbey Club
Rick A. LeBeau, PGA - Head Golf Professional at Sakonnet GC
Cheers! Here's to a great 2018 golf season!