New Season Begins
With Scramble Event
Twenty-eight golfers, competing as seven four-man teams, turned out on April 20 for the opening Breakfast and Scramble, the club’s customary start to a new tournament season. Leading the pack at the finish of the 18-hole event was the foursome of Chris Grady, Dave Palmer, Jerry Washington, and Henry Berleth, who combined for a seven-under-par 63 and collected the first-place prize of $25 per player.
Finishing second, one stroke behind the winners, and taking home $20 each were John Frahm, Sal Misasi, Mike Wholey, and Jose de la Parte. Third place went to Glenn Miller, Bob Sinnott, Lou Casciaro, and Howard Amchin, who pocketed $15 apiece.
Chris Grady received an additional $15 for whacking the day’s longest drive, while Steve Swanson collected the same amount for pacing the field in the closest-to-the-pin competition.
Traditional Opening Scramble Inaugurates 2011 WGC Season
With breakfast under their belt and net birdies (or better) on their mind, 32 hardy golfers, divided into eight four-person
teams, teed it up in chilly conditions on the morning of April 16, as the new golf season got under way with the customary
Pacing the field, with a net score of seven-under-par 63, was the foursome of Jesse Jenifer, Jim Robinson, Ken Meisler,
and Francine Xavier, who each collected $40 for the first- place finish. Tied for second, worth $29 per player, were the
teams of John Frahm, Michael Shaughnessy, Dan Riso, and Peter Fein and Steve Swanson, Jerry Washington, Jose de la
Parte, and Bernie Mogelever - with a net score of five-under-par 65.
Swanson, on no. 4, and Frahm, on no. 9, took closest-to-the-pin honors, earning $20 apiece. Swanson took home an additional $20 for finishing with the longest drive on no. 5.
Team Led by Glenn Miller
Captures Opening Scramble
The 2010 Opening Scramble, with seven four-man teams participating, unfolded in chilly, windy conditions on April 17. Pacing the field was the foursome of Glenn Miller, Ron Hicinbothem, George Pattison, and Enrico Palazio, who combined on an eight-under-par 62 and earned the first-place prize of $25 each, plus $5.75 apiece in the skins competition.
Placing second, one stroke back, were Jesse Jenifer, Ellen Densen, Mike Wholey, and Kinny Post, who collected $20 plus $5.75 per player. Kieran Bell, Aaron Rezny, Bill Hitzig, and Ken Meisler shot 64 and finished third, taking home $18 plus $11.50 each. Fourth place ($12 plus $5.75 apiece) went to Irv Finkel, John Frahm, Lou Casciaro, and Roger Young, who collaborated on a 65. A stroke behind them, in fifth place, were Chris Grady, Ray Guerin, Jerry Washington, and Andy Leibman, who each earned $10. The team of Ron Valle, Chester Robbins, Rodger Colao, and Jack Mizerak cashed in a skin, worth $5.75 to each golfer.
The 2009 Opening Day Scramble was played at Woodstock Golf Club on Saturday April 18th . Bud Dagirmanjian, Jerry Washington, Bert Ketchum, and Bill McCarthy took first place with a net 61. Chris Grady, Kinny Post, Marc Opfell, and Howard Amchin tied with Jesse Jenifer, Aaron Rezny, Dick McDermott and Roger Young for second at 63. There was a three way tie for fourth with Glenn Miller, David Beidler, Steve Vercammen and Pete Caigan, Mike Rogers, Richard Dulin, Don Kline, and Jim Whelan, and Shawn DeLisio, Rodger Colao, Jack Mizerak, and Michael Bernhalz all in at 64. Mike Rogers got closest to the pin on the 4th hole at 3' 1'' .. Chris Grady was 6'6'' on the 9th.
Frahm Paces Field
In Points Tournament
A heavy downpour that sent players scurrying for rain gear and umbrellas did little to deter John Frahm, who surpassed his handicap-based contract by 7 points to finish first and collect the winner’s prize of $110 in the 2013 Points Tournament, which unfolded on May 11 with a field of 25 golfers.
Glenn Miller, with a tally of plus-5, placed second, earning $95. Tied for third at plus-1 were Bud Dagirmanjian, Jesse Jenifer, and Chester Robbins, who received $75 apiece. Three competitors—Justin Lane, Jerry Washington, and Bill Zeeh—hit their contract on the nose (net 0) and finished in a tie for sixth, pocketing $45 each.
Jesse Jenifer took home an additional $30 by prevailing in the closest-to-the-pin contest on nos. 8 and 17, depositing his approach shot 2 inches from the hole.
Saturday, May 12th
1st Place- $110.00 - Chris Grady + 8
T2nd Place- $95.00 -Glenn Miller +7, Robert Meyer+ 7
4th Place-$80.00 - Chester Robbins +6
5th Place- $70.00 - Dan Riso +5
6th Place-$60.00 each Ron Valle +3, Ray Guerin +3
8th Place- $50.00 - John Frahm +2
9th Place- $35.00 - Steve Swanson +1
10th Place- $25.00 - Mike Piazza 0, Bill Zeeh 0
Closest to Pin # 8,17 (2nd Shot)-$30.00 -Chris Grady 3 feet 11 inch
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Bullard Paces Field
In Points Tournament
Making the most of a high handicap that was poised to plummet, second-year WGC member Tom Bullard cruised to victory in the annual Points Tournament, which transpired on May 14 with a field of 26 competitors.
Bullard posted an impressive +10 winning total under a format in which golfers to seek to meet or exceed a contract based on their handicap and earn points for a score of bogey or better on each hole. He received $105 for the victory. Second place, and $95, went to Kieran Bell (+7), who augmented his prize money by capturing two skins, for a total of $30, and the closest-to-the-hole competition, worth another $30. Jesse Jenifer, at +5, finished third and collected $85.
Tied for fourth were three-time defending club champion Chris Grady and Dan Riso, who each recorded a +3 and received $68. Glenn Miller and George Pattison, at +2, shared sixth place and took home $48 apiece. Rounding out the money list,John Frahm and Scot MacLeod each finished at +1, sharing eighth place and earning $33 per golfer.
Grady won three skins, while MacLeod and Phil Clark each won two. Ray Guerin also won a skin, by virtue of a net birdie on the first hole.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Frahm Paces Field
Led by John Frahm, lower-handicap golfers rose to the fore in windy conditions as the annual Points Tournament unfolded on May 15.
Frahm exceeded his handicap-based contract by six points to finish first and collect the accompanying prize of $120, which he augmented by earning a gross skin worth $32.
Steve Swanson, at plus-5, placed second and received $100. Mike Shaughnessy and Kieran Bell each recorded a plus-3 and shared third place, taking home $80 apiece. Bell received an additional $55 for a gross skin and a net skin ($23).
Richard Weinberg (plus-2; $65) and Greg Corio (plus-one; $55) finished fifth and sixth, respectively. Five golfers—Ellen Densen, Mike Schulman, Phil Clark, Chester Robbins, and Sal Misasi—hit their contract on the nose and tied for seventh, earning $35 each. Robbins also had a gross skin and was closest to the pin on no. 9, while Densen's tee shot finished closest to the hole on no. 13.
Other winners of gross skins were Terry Breitenstein, who had two; Ron Hicinbothem; and Mike Rogers. Breitenstein, Hicinbothem, Dick McDermott, and Bill Harder joined Bell on the list of net-skin winners.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Outpacing the rest of a 38-player field in the annual Points Tournament, which took place on May 16, was Alan Hans, who accumulated 13 total points on a gross score of 80 and won the first-place prize of $150. Under the tournament's format, each player was assigned a contract based on his or her handicap. Players sought to fulfill their contract by scoring points on a graduated system that rewarded pars, birdies, and eagles and penalized triple-bogeys and worse. Kieran Bell finished second with 10 points, shooting a 71 and collecting $125, while Chris Grady (9 points, gross score of 69) placed third and took home $100. The following golfers also finished in the money, with each player's points total, gross score, and earnings noted in parentheses after his name: Jesse Jenifer, fourth place (6 points, 76, $85); David Beidler (5 points, 83, $70) and Glenn Miller(5 points, 74, $70), fifth place; George Pattison (4 points, 85, $60), seventh place; Steve Swanson (3 points, 73, $40), Bud Dagirmanjian (3 points, 76, $40), and Phil Clark (3 points, 81, $40), eighth place; Jerry Washington (2 points, 82, $30) andJim Robinson (2 points, 83, $30), 11th place; and Peter Fein (1 point, 99, $15). Ron Valle, whose tee shot on no. 4/13 finished 3 feet 5 inches from the hole, and Pattison, whose tee shot on no. 9/18 came to rest 14 feet 5 inches from the cup, each received a set of etched-glass mugs for winning the closest-to-the-pin competition. Several players collected $16 for birdies that held up in an accompanying skins game.
Helsmoortel and Bullard
Finish First in Memorial
Ham and eggs was the order of the day on May 26 for the partnership of Chris Helsmoortel and Tom Bullard, who collaborated on a 10-under-par 60 to pace a field of 11 two-man teams in the annual Memorial Tournament. The winners received $85 each.
Second place, worth $70 per golfer, went to the duo of Chester Robbins and Kevin Lane, who shot a 62. Two strokes behind them, in third place, were Bill Zeeh and Jose de la Parte, who each collected $55. John Frahm and Enrico Palazio combined for a 65, finishing fourth and pocketing $40 apiece.
Saturday, May 29, 2011
Miller-Washington Team Captures Memorial Title
Ham-and-egging it in classic fashion, Glenn Miller and Jerry Washington collaborated on a nifty nine-under-par 61 to prevail in the annual Memorial Tournament, a better-ball event that took place on May 28 and attracted a turnout of 13 two-person teams. The winners earned $80 apiece.
Tied for second, two strokes back, were the partnerships of Jim LoDolce and Ray Guerin and John Frahm and Tom Bullard, who received $65 per player. There was also a two-way tie for fourth place, as the respective teams of Chester Robbins andEnrico Palazio and Mike Shaughnessy and Bernie Mogelever finished at 65, with each golfer collecting $42.50.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Harder-Schulman Team Captures Memorial Title
Eighteen holes wasn't enough to decide the outcome of the 2010 Memorial Tournament, as the eventual winning team of Bill Harder and Mike Schulman secured the trophy only after prevailing on the first playoff hole over Mike Shaughnessy and Dan Riso, with whom they shared first place, at nine-under-par 61, at the end of regulation play in the May 29 event. Each team collected $180.
Alone in third place, at 62, was the duo of Jim LoDolce and Marc Opfell, who earned $140. A stroke behind them, two teams—Ron Hicinbothem and Tom Horner and Sal Misasi and John Putman—finished in a tie for fourth, pocketing $90 apiece. Three teams shared sixth place, with each receiving $60: Chris Grady and Ken Meisler, Ron Valle and Jose de la Parte, andPhil Clark and John Mizerak.
The winning score of 10-under-par 60 was fashioned by the partnership of Terry Green and Peter Fein, who each earned $80 for the victory. Placing second, a stroke back, and collecting $70 apiece were George Pattison and Bert Ketchum, while Glenn Miller and H. Clark Bell collaborated on a 62 that was good for third place and $60 per golfer. Shooting a 63 to finish fourth and collect $45 each were Jesse Jenifer and Ken Meisler. Ron Hicinbothem and Jack Mizerak shot a 64 and placed fifth, with each player receiving $30. Sixth place, and $20 apiece, went to Steve Swanson and Dick McDermott, whose score was 65. The following four teams tied for seventh at 66, with each player taking home $10: Chris Grady and Ray O'Connor, Kieran Bell and Richard Weinberg, Chris Helsmoortel and John Putman, and Dennis Collins and Jim LoDolce. Prizes went to Terry Breitenstein (15 inches on no. 4/13) and John Frahm (25 inches on no. 9/18) in the closest-to-the-pin competition and toChris Grady, who smacked the longest drive that landed in the fairway on no. 5/14.
Spring Member-Member Title
Goes to Swanson-Guerin Team
Neither rain on Saturday nor final-round pressure on Sunday could deter the team of Steve Swanson and Ray Guerin from a first-place finish in the 2012 Spring Member- Member Tournament, which unfolded over the weekend of June 9 and 10 with a field of 22 players.
Guerin and Swanson were already hot, having placed first and third, respectively, with different partners two weeks earlier in the one-day Memorial Tournament, which, like the Member-Member, is a two-man, better-ball event. They stayed sharp in the weekend-long Member-Member, shooting a winning score of 16-under-par 124 and collecting $95 each.
Kieran Bell and Lorin Rose placed second at 126, receiving $85 apiece. Third place, and $65 per golfer, went to John Frahm and Dave Palmer, who finished a stroke behind the runners-up. In fourth place, at 128, were Jesse Jenifer and Jerry Washington, who each earned $40.
Rose pocketed an additional $25 for hitting his approach shot closest to hole no. 8/17 on Saturday. No. 9/18 was the target for the competition on Sunday, in which Jim LoDolce prevailed, pocketing the $25 payoff.
Finding themselves randomly paired for the Spring Member-Member, which unfolded over the weekend of June 11 and 12,Glenn Miller and Jerry Washington provided an encore of their Memorial performance. This time the tandem was even hotter, running away from the field of 12 two-man teams by posting a winning two-day total of 21- under-par 119 and collecting $95 each in the better-ball event.
Finishing second, a distant five strokes back, at 124, were Roger Young and Tom Bullard, who received $85 per golfer. Tied for third, at 129, and earning $67 each, were the partnerships of Steve Swanson and Jose de la Parte and Lou Casciaro and H. Clark Bell.
Hicinbothem Team Prevails
In Spring Member-Member
The partnership of Ron Hicinbothem and Jose de la Parte left the field in the dust with a stunning Sunday round of 14-under-par 56, propelling the duo to a seven-stroke victory in the 2010 Spring Member-Member tournament, which took place on June 12 and 13.
The blistering final round, coupled with a five-under 65 on Saturday, left Ron and Jose with a winning total of 19-under 121, which earned the team the first-place prize of $250. The runners-up were Mike Shaughnessy and Jack Mizerak, who combined on a 12-under 128 and received $200. Three teams—Scott MacLeod and Dave Palmer, first-round leaders Sal Misasi and Rodger Colao, and Kieran Bell and Marc Opfell—each shot 130 and tied for third place, collecting $110 apiece.
Sharing sixth place, worth $65 per team, with a total score of 131, were Dave Clegg and Dennis Collins and Jerry Washington and Enrico Palazio. Alone in eighth place, a stroke behind those teams, were Glenn Miller and Bill Harder, who pocketed $50. Tied for ninth place, at 133, and earning $13.30 apiece, were the partnerships of Ray Guerin and Lou Casciaro, Mike Schulman and H. Clark Bell, and Jim LoDolce and Gerald Goldman.
Dulin-MacLeod Team Wins Member-Member
In golf, as in life, stuff happens. In the Spring Member-Member Tournament, contested by 17 two-man teams over the weekend of June 13 and 14, uniformly good things happened to the partnership of Dick Dulin and Scott MacLeod, which ham-and-egged its way to victory on the strength of a 36-hole total of 121, or 19 under par. The winners followed up a solid opening round of 63 with a scorching 58 on Sunday, earning $125 per player for the first-place finish.
Not-so-good things happened to the runners-up, Terry Breitenstein and Enrico Palazio, at the conclusion of Sunday's climactic round. Putting from about 8 feet for a net par on the 18th hole, Terry narrowly missed. In the mistaken belief that Enrico was about to putt for a net birdie or eagle from close range, Terry picked up his ball instead of tapping in for a net bogey, thus leaving the outcome entirely in Enrico's hands. It turned out that Enrico was already lying 3 and putting for a net bogey. Bad stuff—of a kind that everyone has experienced at one time or another— ensued, as Enrico three-jacked it for a net double-bogey. Upon turning in their scorecard, the teammates learned that their total of 122 left them in second place, a single stroke behind Dulin and MacLeod. In other words, Terry's tap-in (or Enrico's first putt, had it dropped), would have won the tournament for them. Instead, they collected the consolation prize of $100 apiece.
Third place, worth $75 per player, went to Aaron Rezny and Kinny Post, who finished at 127, a stroke ahead of Kieran Bell and Dennis Collins, who collected the fourth-place spoils of $50 a man. The teams of Ron Valle and John Putman and George Pattison and Mike Wholey each shot 132 and shared fifth place, collecting $75 per player. Tied for seventh, at 134, and receiving $55 per golfer, were the partnerships of Mike Shaughnessy and Bill Harder and Ray Guerin and Jim Whelan.
Grady Edges Miller
In Woodstock Cup
Four-time defending club champion Chris Grady captured the gross-division title in the 2012 Woodstock Cup tournament, birdieing two of his last nine holes to prevail by one shot over the runner-up, Glenn Miller. The 18-hole stroke-play event took place on June 24, attracting a field of 22 competitors.
Grady’s back-nine surge featured a birdie on no. 12 and another on no. 14, when he lipped out an eagle putt after reaching the green of the par 5 with a 5-iron approach. His winning score, a one-over-par 71, was worth $80. Miller, who shot 72, received $70, while third place in the division went to Mike Rogers, who fired a 75 and earned $50.
In the net division George Pattison and Roger Young finished in a tie for first place, at 66. Pattison was awarded the victory on a match of cards, in which the players’ scores for the last nine, six, and three holes were compared for the purpose of breaking the tie.Pattison received $80 and Young $70. Jon Simmons and Dennis Collins each shot 69 and shared third place, earning $45 apiece. Tied for fifth place, at 71, and collecting $15 per golfer were Enrico Palazio, Chester Robbins, and Mike Shaughnessy.
Three of the club’s newer members—Rick Shobin, Jon Simmons, and Bill Zeeh— participated in the tournament.
Jesse Jenifer and Glenn Miller Prevail in Woodstock Cup
Jesse Jenifer captured the gross division title, while Glenn Miller won the net competition in the annual Woodstock Cup tournament.
Glenn Miller stayed hot in the Woodstock Cup, prevailing over Chester Robbins on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff to corral the trophy and accompanying prize of $80. Chester shared second-place money—$55 apiece—with AaronRezny and Mike Rogers, who were eliminated from the playoff on the first hole. The overtime session ensued when the four players finished the June 26 stroke-play event tied at net 68.
Pacing the gross division was Jesse Jenifer, who shot 73 and earned $80. Ron Valle, at 75, placed second, collecting $55.
Saturday, July 5, 2009
Grady and Hicinbothem Prevail in Woodstock Cup
Defending club champion Chris Grady captured the gross division title, while Ron Hicinbothem defeated Bernie Mogelever in a three-hole playoff to win the net competition in the annual Woodstock Cup tournament, which unfolded on July 5 with a field of 36 participants.
The tournament is a stroke-play event in which golfers competing in the net division—the vast majority of the field—subtract their handicap from their gross score after 18 holes. In the less populous gross division, only the first-place finisher receives prize money.
Grady shot a two-over-par 72, the low gross score, and collected $120. On the net side, Hicinbothem appeared to have first place all to himself after finishing with a net 67 (gross 75). He found himself in a sudden-death, handicap-adjusted playoff, however, when Mogelever completed his round with an identical net 67 (gross 105). Hicinbothem finally prevailed on the playoff's third hole. As the winner, Ron earned $120, while Bernie took home the second-place prize of $90.
Chester Robbins (gross 79), Phil Clark (gross 82), and George Pattison (gross 85) tied for third with a net score of 70, earning $70 apiece. Mike Epstein (gross 74) finished a stroke behind that trio, receiving $60 for fourth place. Three golfers— Aaron Rezny (gross 84), Alan Hans (gross 88), and Jesse Jenifer (gross 80)—each shot a net 72 and shared seventh place, worth $40 per man. A share of tenth place and $20 went to each of six players who finished at net 73: Bill Harder (gross 95), Dennis Collins (gross 90), Jim LoDolce (gross 87), John Frahm (gross 84), Ron Valle (gross 80), and Terry Breitenstein (gross 85).
Ellen Densen took first place in The Wiggie with a 74. Francine Xavier was second at 80.
Shaughnessy and Rose
Prevail in Hutch Event
With the conditions on July 22 ripe for low scoring—sunny skies, negligible wind, true-rolling greens—the team of Mike Shaughnessy and Lorin Rose shot the lowest score of all, a 13-under-par 57 that paced a 28-player field in the Hutch Tournament and earned each golfer $90. The annual competition honors longtime WGC head golf professional Jim Hutchins.
Finishing second in the two-man better-ball event, two strokes behind the winners, were George Pattison and Jon Simmons, who each received $75. The team of Roger Young and Ray Guerin shot a 60 and placed third, collecting $65 apiece. Chester Robbins and Tom Bullard, at 61, took home $45 per golfer for their fourth-place finish. Tied for fifth, at 62, were John Frahm and Jerry Washington and Steve Swanson and Jim LoDolce, who each pocketed $20. LoDolce received an additional $30 for winning closest-to-the-pin honors on nos. 9 and 18, leaving his tee shot 4 feet 1 inch from the hole.
Gross skins, worth $11, went to Swanson and Sal Misasi, who each won a single
skin, and to Chris Helsmoortel and Kieran Bell, who won two apiece. Frahm and Washington won two team net skins, worth $22 per team, while each of four
partnerships—Shaughnessy and Rose, Robbins and Bullard, Swanson and LoDolce, and Ron Hicinbothem and Jose de la Parte—won a single net skin.
The Hutch, an annual two-person team event honoring former longtime WGC pro Jim Hutchins, transpired on July 24. Ron Hicinbothem and Jose de la Parte posted the winning score, a 13-under-par 57, and collected the first-place prize of $95 per golfer. The runners-up, Dan Riso and Scott Ketchum, finished one stroke back and earned $80 apiece.
Third place was shared by three teams, who each shot 60 and received $55 per player: Ron Valle and Dick Dulin, Glenn Miller and Jerry Washington (yes, those guys again), and Mike Shaughnessy and Aaron Rezny.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Finkel-Fein Team Takes Hutch Title
Onetime club championship finalist Irv Finkel made a triumphant return to action from an extended layoff due to injury, collaborating with his partner, Peter Fein, on a net 57 that carried the team to a three-stroke victory in the annual Hutch Tournament, which took place on July 24.
Lower back pain had kept Irv on the sidelines since the Opening Scramble in April, but the rejuvenated golfer reportedly shot 72 on his own ball in the best-ball Hutch competition, while Peter more than held up his own end in forging the team's 13-under-par round. Each player earned $90 for the victory.
Sharing second place at net 60, which was worth $65 per player, were the partnerships of Richard Weinberg and Ron Everyand Bob Meyer and Dan Riso. Fourth place went to Sal Misasi and Rodger Colao, who shot 62 and received $40 each. Ron Hicinbothem and Aaron Rezny recorded a 63 and finished fifth, taking home $30 apiece. Three teams—Glenn Miller and Phil Clark, Ray Guerin and John Schussler, and Kieran Bell and Mike Rogers—each shot 64 and tied for sixth place, earning $20 per golfer. Ninth place went to Jim LoDolce and Bill McCarthy, who combined for a 65 and received $15 each.
The tournament, named for the revered former WGC pro Jim Hutchins, attracted a field of 18 teams.
Elsewhere on the tournament calendar, reports special correspondent H. Clark Bell, the team of Bill Hitzig and Tim Geaneyshot an even-par 70 to capture low-gross honors in the Member-Guest event, which unfolded on August 7. In the net competition, Aaron Rezny and Howard Greenberg finished first with a round of 59, followed by Jim LoDolce and Brian LoDolce at 62 and Enrico Palazio and Nelson Saldana at 65. H. Clark Bell (member) and Tim Geaney (guest) finished closest to the pin on holes 4 and 13, while Enrico Palazio (member) and Ron Matthias (guest) took the corresponding honors on holes 9 and 18, respectively.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Hutch Tournament Crown Goes to Densen-Post Team
Fast greens and challenging pin positions did little to deter Ellen Densen and Kinny Post from racking up net birdies, as the duo combined for an 11-under-par 59 that was good for a two-stroke victory in the annual Hutch championship. The annual event, which drew a field of 21 two-person teams on July 25, honors longtime WGC golf professional Jim Hutchins, now retired.
Densen and Post earned $80 apiece for the win. Placing second in the 18-hole, better-ball event, was the team of Ron Every and Jim Whelan, who shot 61 and collected $70 per player. Mike Rogers and John Frahm finished third with a 62 and received $60 each. Tied for fourth, at 64, and earning $40 per golfer, were the teams of Kieran Bell and Jerry Washingtonand Ron Valle and Richard Dulin.
A 65 left Jesse Jenifer and Bill Hitzig alone in sixth place, which was worth $35 to each man. Three teams—Glenn Miller and Ed Stover, Bob Sinnott and Bob Meyer, and Ray Guerin and John Schussler—finished in a tie for seventh place, with each player collecting $30. A share of tenth place, worth $20 per golfer, went to the teams of Ron Hicinbothem and Jack Mizerak and Aaron Rezny and Lou Casciaro.
Sunday August 22, 2010
Grady Prevails Again In Club Championship
To the surprise of few, Chris Grady captured his third straight WGC men's club championship and fourth over all, defeatingTerry Breitenstein in a rain-soaked final that was contested on August 22.
The showdown, scheduled for 36 holes, ended after 18 when Breitenstein, down by 10 holes, conceded the match rather than continue in the inclement conditions. While the result solidified Grady's status as the club's preeminent golfer—the four-time titlist sports a plus-0.1 handicap, a possibly unprecedented feat at WGC—Breitenstein's march to the final provided the Cinderella story of the tournament, which began on August 14.
Terry was seeded 15th out of 16 players in the initial draw of the tournament's championship flight, which was whittled to the eight golfers who won their opening match. That group included Breitenstein, who upset second-seeded Steve Swanson in the first round and Bud Dagirmanjian, a former championship finalist, in the second. Terry secured his berth in the final with a third-round victory over John Frahm on August 21, while Chris, playing in the same foursome, defeated Ron Valle.
Predictably, however, Grady proved indomitable in the soggy final, recording five birdies en route to a two-under-par 68 for the first 18 holes. The champion noted after the round that he often plays golf in the rain and enjoys the experience. In addition to having his name etched for a fourth time on the championship trophy, Chris earned $100 for his victory, while terry received $50 as the runner-up.
Elsewhere in club championship action, Steve Swanson a clutch putt on no. 18 to defeat Kieran Bell 1-up for the A flight title. Greg Corio prevailed in the B flight, vanquishing Ray Guerin 6 and 4. Dave Palmer was a 2-up winner over Richard Weinberg in the C flight, while the D flight crown went to Dan Riso, who was a 5-and-3 winner over Bill Harder. The E flight titlist was Peter Fein, who defeated Bernie Mogelever 10 and 8.
In the unbeaten flights (championship, B, and D), the winners received $100 and the runners-up $50. In the beaten flights (A, C, E) the winners earned $50 while the runners-up collected $25.
Sunday August 30, 2009
Grady defends Woodstock Club title 7-and-6 victory over Glenn Miller in the 36-hole match.
Champions were crowned in three other flights Sunday involving 18-hole matches. Chester Robbins topped John Frahm 2-and-1 to capture First Flight honors.
In the Second Flight, George Pattison weathered Ray Guerin's comeback from 4-down at the turn to prevail 1-up on the 19th hole.
Dave Palmer secured the Third Flight crown with a 7-and-6 triumph over Bill Harder.
View Daily Freeman Article
View Scores and Results
The venerable Woodstock Open, played on September 7 amid long, lush rough and waving fields of fescue, proved a stiff test for the field of professionals (championship and senior divisions) and amateurs. No one broke par, as Trevor Jaycox of Cobleskill Golf Club led all comers with an even-par 70 to earn the championship trophy and accompanying prize of $2,500. WGC professional ... shot a respectable 75 in the demanding conditions to finish tied for 16th place in the 30-player division. Honors in the senior professional division went to Tom Sutter of Manhattan Woods, GC, who finished with a 71. WGC's own Jesse Jenifer proved his mettle in the six-player amateur field, firing a 77 to place third, earning a Mizuno wedge and $50 in golf shop credit.
Next on the crowded calendar was the Woodstock Seniors event, which teed off on September 12 and awarded gross and net prizes in three age divisions. Leading the pack in the 50-to-59 group, which had the fewest entrants among the three age brackets, were Steve Swanson, who shot the low gross score of 75, and Dan Riso, whose 69 topped the net side; each received $55. Aaron Rezny also shot a 69 on the net side. Ron Valle's 73 took the low gross prize of $75 in the 60-to-69 age group. The net winner was Bob Meyer, who shot a 66 and took home $75. Elsewhere in the met competition, Greg Coriowas the runner-up, shooting a 68 and collecting $60, while Michael Schulman and Scott MacLeod finished tied for third, as each recorded a 69 and earned $45. Ken Meisler (net 70; $30) placed fifth. Ron Hicinbothem and Michael Shaughnessyshared sixth place, with golfer shooting a 71 and pocketing $20. Sal Misasi paced the field in the 70-and-over flight, firing an 81 that earned him the low gross prize of $60. Kinny Post was the winner in the net competition, shooting a 67 and receiving $60, while Henry Berleth (net 67; $40) placed second.
In a down-to-the-wire finish, the partnership of Chris Grady and Bob Meyer edged the duo of Glenn Miller and Bernie Mogelever in a playoff to pace a nine-team field in the Fall Member-Member Tournament. The two-man, better-ball event took place on the weekend of September 29 and 30.
When the two-day event’s 36 holes of regulation play were complete, Grady and Meyer were tied, at 12-under-par 128, with Miller and Mogelever, the first-round leaders. Grady, a five-time WGC club champion, and Meyer earned $100 each for the victory, while Miller and Mogelever received $80 apiece. Finishing third, with a score of 130, were the 2012 club champion, Jesse Jenifer, and his partner, Lorin Rose, who each collected $60.
Jenifer and Miller each took home an additional $25 for winning the closest-to-the-pin competition. Jesse prevailed on Saturday, driving the green and lipping out an eagle put to 25 inches from the hole on no. 8/17. On Sunday, Glenn hit the most accurate tee shot on no. 9/18, as his ball finished 10 feet 1 inch from the flagstick.
Please see this document for more information on our Art Shows Schedule
Please see this document for more information on our Art Shows Schedule