FROM: BOTH ENDS OF THE CAPE10-31-17
Firing what might be the round of the year, a -4 under par 67, our friend Todd Cook, PGA HP at the Milton-Hoosic Club (far right) is joined by his team comprised of (l to r) Mike Nemetz, Peter Ladow and Paul D’attanasio who finished T-3 in the team 2 BB of 4 format. Cook’s stellar 3 birdies- 1 eagle & 1 bogey round easily outdistanced the field of 22 pros and their teams who all walked the hallowed grounds of Eastward Ho! for the Chapters’ Fall Finale Pro-Am. Runner-Up pro, Frank Dully PGA HP at Kernwood GC shot an even-par 71 on a very windy day alongside Pleasant Bay in Chatham. Leading the Cape Cod contingent of low pro scoring were The Bay Club’s PGA Assistant Ben Egan and The Back Nine GC’s PGA HP Bob Giusti who both fired 73’s.
The 2017 Cape Chapters’ tournament schedule began and ended at Eastward Ho! – both events sold out weeks prior to being played. In all, over 60 Cape pros teed it up on at least one Chapter event. From time to time the Chapter features a low Amateur competition – which, at Eastward Ho! was won by Matt Parziale, a Thorny Lea GC member and recent winner of the USGA Mid-Amateur Championship exempting him into next Springs’ Masters and next summers’ US Open! Matt overcame two triple bogeys enroute to his winning 74 as he eagled the par-5 17th hole to edge Sandwich Hollows’ Dave Pagnini’s 75 by one shot!
Matt Baran, PGA Oyster Harbors (left) met Scott Trethewey, PGA Bay Pointe in the suspended finals of the 2017 CCPGA MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP contested on the scenic Woods Hole GC links, sponsored by Callaway Golf & Peter Guild.
Trethewey had beaten Tom Rooney, PGA LeBaron Hills and Bob Giusti, PGA The Back Nine Club to reach the finals while Baran vanquished 6X Match Play Champ Greg Yeomans, PGA The Bay Club and Tom Tobey, PGA Sandwich Hollows who had recently won his third Chapter Championship two weeks earlier.
The Match Play was hosted by our Chapters’ District Director Glenn Kelly who welcomed one of the best fields for this championship in years.
Trethewey grabbed an early 2-up lead after Baran (who was very sick with flu-like symptoms) bogeyed Holes 2 & 3. He retained at least a 2-up lead throughout the match eventually closing Baran out on the picturesque 17th green – officially winning 3 & 1. The Finals were highlighted by Trethewey’s steady play – making no bogeys, with his best par-save (for a half) from well off the green on the difficult par-3 13th. Baran made an impressive play on the short 14th almost holing out his flip wedge after nearly driving the green for a win but his equally aggressive approach shot on the very next hole ended up inches behind the green in the heavy stuff leading to hole-losing bogey - making Trethewey dormie 3.
Matt Baran had another solid year representing The Oyster Harbors Club in NEPGA, NEAA and CCPGA competitions – finishing 2nd in the New England Assistants Championship – having won this title last year as well. Baran is 4X Chapter Champion in the last six years.
15thgolfclub.com DUTCH WESSNER AWARD Player-of-the-Year
(top 5 earn $500-400-300-200-100)
|1||105.25||SCOTT TRETHEWEY – Bay Pointe||$500||48|
|2||89.50||TOM TOBEY - Sandwich Hollows||$400||50*|
|3||87.88||MATT BARAN - Oyster Harbors||$300||33|
|4||85.50||BOB GIUSTI - Back Nine Club||$200||67|
|5||82.25||GREGG RICHBOURG - Cape Cod National||$100||43|
|6||62.00||JOHN PAESANI - The Bay Club|
|7||56.75||BOB MILLER – Kings Way|
|8||56.00||GREG YEOMANS – The Bay Club|
|9||50.88||SEAN EDMONDS – Oyster Harbors|
|10||40.50||BEN EGAN - The Bay Club|
*TOBEY TURNS 50 THIS WEEK!!!! WATCH OUT SENIORS!
Note: For a complete history of the WESSNER AWARD winners, click here. Yeomans leads the pack with SIX WESSNER AWARDS! Richbourg was defending champion.
15thgolfclub.com has officially sponsored the WESSNER for 5 consecutive years! Thank you, Bradford Sherman!
Approaching the short par-5 12th hole, both finalists left it short of the green bordered by the Dutch Wessner Tree (foreground) , where the legendary pro’s ashes were scattered in a ceremony a decade ago, attended by hundreds of Dutch’s friends.
2017 MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
Oct. 24th – Woods Hole Golf Club
Sponsored by Callaway Golf/ Peter Guild
Scott Trethewey, Bay Pointe defeated Tom Rooney, LeBaron Hills
Bob Giusti, The Back Nine Club defeated Gregg Richbourg, Cape Cod National
Tom Tobey, Sandwich Hollows defeated John Paesani, The Bay Club
Matt Baran, Oyster Harbors Club defeated Greg Yeomans, The Bay Club
Trethewey defeated Giusti
Baran defeated Tobey
Trethewey defeated. Baran, 3-1
The 31st Annual Island Classic
October 11-12, 2017
Miacomet Golf Club , Nantucket
Sponsored by Cape Air
Seven foursomes accepted the challenge of playing in a 9-hole Scramble prior to the real competition and walked the historic links of Siasconset GC (est. 1894) operated by the Nantucket Land Bank/ Alan Costa & PGA HP Phil Truono who won LOW PRO in the Island Classic the following 2 days firing a winning 70-78 in a wind-blown affair.
24 teams competed in this 2-day tournament including the foursome above from Pocasset (top left) PGA HP Jeff Halunen, Ed Kangas, Jim Toland and Tim Adams. The overall team champions from Hyannis Golf Club were Dave Donnellan, PGA & his two brothers, Will and Mark along with Islander Chris Towle who collectively shot 271 in the 2 BB of 4 format (-17). Finishing 2nd (and also last years’ winners) again out of Hyannis GC was the team led by PGA HP Jesse Schechtman, Dave Grady, Zeph Dannewitz and Joe Hunt who shot 275.
Miacomet Golf Club has established itself as one of the top public facilities in New England – if not the country- for it’s conditioning and attention to detail. Each hole is bordered by fescue, each green is faster than expected! Every guest who visits is treated to a tremendous golf experience. The Chapter wishes to extend its sincere thanks to the management and staff of MGC for graciously hosting both rounds of the 2017 Island Classic. Planned for next years’ Island Classic is one round at Miacomet and one round at Sankaty Head GC.
THE CAPE COD CUP
October 5, 2017
The Wianno Club, Osterville, MA
Gathered together are the two teams who competed today in the 31st Annual Cape Cod Cup won by the Amateur side 11-10 in a very competitive match at The Wianno Club. The Amateurs now lead the Cape Cod PGA professional side 15-13 with two ties.
(l to r) Amateurs Bill Van Stratum and Mike Walker pictured before their match with Cape PGA Professionals Jay Askew (The Ridge Club PGA GM & Chapter President) and The Wianno Club’s PGA Head Pro Eric Steindel (Chapter VP). In this match, the pros won 2.5- .5 in the nassau scored 4-ball format exacting revenge against the same two man team who beat them last year. In all, 28 of the finest golfers on Cape Cod enjoyed a tremendous day of weather and a perfectly manicured golf course – a perfect combination for great scoring, camaraderie and competition.
4-Ball Match Play – 1 point for FRONT-BACK-OVERALL – 3 points per match – 21 TOTAL POINTS AWARDED.
PROFESSIONALS 10 POINTS
AMATEURS 11 POINTS
SEAN EDMONDS & MATT BARAN
< 2 - 1
WHITNEY TRIMBLE & HERBIE AIKENS
SCOTT TRETHEWEY & TOM TOBEY
1.5 – 1.5
DAVE HOUGHTON & MATT CORNUET
BOB MILLER & BOB GIUSTI
1 – 2 >
RAY RICHARD & DAVE PIERCE
GREG YEOMANS & JOHN PAESANI
0 – 3 >
CHAD CROCKER & TIM NORTON
GREGG RICHBOURG & MIKE ROY
1.5 – 1.5
KEVIN MADDEN & MIKE GIARDINO
JAY ASKEW & ERIC STEINDEL
< 2.5 - .5
MIKE WALKER & BILL VAN STRATUM
DAN CALDERWOOD & JOE MCNULTY
1.5 – 1.5
KEVIN CAREY & JOE WALKER
RALLYING 69 LEADS TO TOMMY TOBEY’S THIRD CHAPTER CHAMPIONSHIP
September 28, 2017
OCEAN EDGE RESORT
Sandwich Hollows' PGA HP Tommy Tobey (picutured left) rallied from a six shot deficit to win the 2017 Cape Cod Chapter Championship firing 75-69 144, edging Cape Cod National's PGA Apprentice Zach Tucker (69-79 148) and The Bay Club's PGA GM Greg Yeomans (73-75 148) and Oyster Harbors Clubs' PGA HP Sean Edmonds (pictured right) who returned 74-75 149 to finish solo 4th place. Most impressive part of Tobey’s rally? 15 Pars and 3 Birdies in extremely difficult conditions! Then next best score in the tough afternoon winds? 54-yr old John Paesani, PGA HP at The Bay Club who was recently inducted into the Connecticut PGA Hall-of-Fame!
ROUND 1 -
Zachary Tucker, 26 year old Assistant Pro at Cape Cod National shot a first round 3-under par 69 in the Callaway Cape Cod PGA Chapter Championship held at the beautiful Ocean Edge Resort. Tucker, recent winner of the 2017 England Assistant Association Match Play Championship parlayed five birdies against two bogies to take a four shot lead after round one over 2x Chapter Championship winner Greg Yeomans, PGA General Manager at The Bay club. In all, 20 local chapter golf professionals teed it up in the 36-hole affair. Oyster Harbors PGA lead assistant Matt Baran was defending champion and fired 78 in round one. Meanwhile his mentor and Oyster Harbors Head Professional Sean Edmonds was tied for third after shooting a fine two over par 74 in the morning tying fellow competitor in his 3-some - Bay Pointe PGA HP Scott Trethewey. Lurking at +3 over par 75 was 2X winner Tommy Tobey.
Morning conditions at Ocean Edge
Conditions were completely different between the morning and afternoon rounds. Round 1 began in a thick fog and rainy conditions while Round 2 cleared into bright sunny skies and fierce winds which also beset the President’s Cup down the coast in NYC. Coupled with challenging hole positions the champion prevailed through it all to win. Tobey had won this championship in 2005 (at The Captains firing 68-69) and 2008 (at LeBaron Hills – 143). The Salem State graduate turns 50 next month!
Huge thanks to our PGA Host – Brandon Roseth and his sensational staff. More thanks to our sponsors – CALLAWAY GOLF/ Peter Guild, PGA TOUR, AVIDIA BANK and TOURNAMENT SOLUTIONS.
Afternoon at Ocean Edge
The results of this championship have led to a huge tightening of the season-long Dutch Wessner POY award points race, sponsored by 15thgolfclub.com. Just 11.5 points separate the top five while four big events remain on the Fall Schedule…… Bay Pointe’s PGA HP Scott Trethewey (69 pts.), Tobey (67), Baran (62.5), Defending Wessner winner, Cape Cod National’s PGA Teaching Pro Gregg Richbourg (61) and The Back Nine’s PGA HP Bob Giusti (57.50) vying to become the Chapters’ oldest POY winner at age 67.
(left) Matt Howard, sponsor of today's CCPGA Pro-Senior at Olde Barnstable Fairgrounds GC presents 4 Cleveland wedges to The Back Nine Club's PGA Head Professional, who led his team to Low Net (won tie-breaker with two teams). Giusti fired an individual 70 tying for 4th Low Pro with six other professionals! Individual Low Pro was won by Swansea's PGA HP Shane Drury (65) followed by Oyster Harbors' Matt Baran (66) and Bay Pointe's Scott Trethewey (67). This tournament was again presented by CAPE COD REHAB, serving the entire Cape with its two locations: Mashpee & Hyannis. The Chapter thanks owner Joe Carroll for his loyal support of this tournament for the 5th consecutive year.
July 18, 2017
CCPGA PRO JUNIOR TOURNAMENT
The 22nd Annual Titleist/FootJoy CCPGA Pro-Junior field of 60 golfers prior to teeing off in the final episode of this long standing event at Squirrel Run, hosted by PGA HP David Moore and sponsored by David Moynihan, PGA Titleist and Dave Woods, FootJoy.
The Bay Club was represented by three teams led by PGA GM Greg Yeomans (-3 individual 2nd place), PGA Assistant Ben Egan and pictured far left – PGA Assistant Tracy Djerf, today’s low professional edging out Yeomans by one shot. However, Yeoman’s team took top honors firing a winning 44 (-13) in the BB affair.
SQUIRREL RUN PAR – 57
44 THE BAY CLUB – Greg Yeomans, Braden Yeomans, Cassisy Yeomans, Alex Wright, Davis Fox
47 KINGS WAY – Bob Miller, Brady Miller, Parker Hunt, Ben Fratantonio, Tom Hurley
48 GEORGE WRIGHT – Brian Spitz, Peter Peterson III, Nick McAbe, Conor Comerford, Victoria Veator
50 THE BAY CLUB – Tracy Djerf, Alex Arnold, Athena Kettner, Aidan Eagle, John Hiller
51 OLDE BARNSTABLE FAIRGROUNDS – Joe McNulty, Charles & Sophie Sullivan, Jake and Brynn Dilley
52 TWIN BROOKS – Nick Wiseman, London Williams, Jonah Izzo, Bridget & Kevin Sople
52 HATHERLY – Pam Johnson, Maggie Masuret, Jillian Mulvey, Jillian Johnson, Bella Mazzocco
53 HATHERLY - Chip Johsnon, Joe Masuret, Zach Ryan, Joey Donovan, Will McDonald
54 POCASSET – Jeff Halunen, Ben Halunen, Kelly Desimone, Meghan Ghelfi, Chad Tordone
54 CAPE COD NATIONAL – Gregg Richbourg, Jace Capes, Keira & Tyler Harney, Jordan DiPietro, Sofia Halunen
55 THE BAY CLUB – Ben Egan, Sawyer Fox, Grady Oliviera, Chase Guilherme, Cole Meehan
55 SQUIRREL RUN- David Moore, Lexi Barry, Spencer Katz, Ava & Dante Navarro
White Cliffs CC PGA Head Pro greets the 92 golfers visiting his scenic course by the sea for the 22nd Annual CCPGA Pro-Lady event sponsored by Ron Delehanty/ BETTE COURT who graciously donated a golf shirt to each woman competitor. Low Pro for the day was The Bay Club’s PGA HP John Paesani who fired an impeccable -3 under par 59! Low Gross team came all the way down from Maine’s Val Halla GC led by Maine Chapter Tournament Manager Mike Arsenault – returning an outstanding score of 55 (-7 under). Low Net team honors went to local favorites Hyannis GC led by PGA HP Jesse Schechtman whose team fired a tidy -15 under!
Also on hand for this years’ Pro-Lady was Titleist’s Head of Womens’ Golfer Initiatives Katelyn Poplawski, fitting and handing out golf balls to each contestant, pictured here with CCPGA Tournament Manager Mick H.
June 14, 2017
HYANNISPORT, MA: Enjoying today’s PRO PRO post golf fare at BAXTERS BOATHOUSE (sponsor) were PGA Professionals (l to r) Joe McNulty (OBF), Ben Egan (The Bay Club), Ryan Payne (The Cape Club), Sean Edmonds (Oyster Harbors), Jesse Schechtman (Hyannis), Mike McBroom (Furnace Brook), Eric Steindel (The Wianno Club), Mike Sullivan (Charles River) & Kelly LaDow (Wianno).
Three teams fired 68 in the 4-ball stroke play competition tying for 1st – Steindel & LaDow, Rick Durocher (Cyprian Keyes) & Andrew Wester (Winchester) and the twosome of Dana Smith (Presidents) & Dave Dionne (Beverly GC).
(l to r) Gregg Richbourg (Cape Cod National), Diamo Streaser (TCC), Brenden Mitchell (TCC), Eri Seguin (Vineyard Club). Richbourg & Seguin finished T-4 firing -2 under par 69 at The Hyannisport Club but Seguin’s eagle on the par-4 18th hole earned his team the only skin of the day. In all, 28 teams/ 56 Professionals competed in the CALLAWAY PRO-PRO, presented by DAN DEMPSEY and BAXTERS.
June 7, 2017
Nantucket MA: Atlantic GC PGA HP Patrick Hurrie (above) fired a -2 under par 70 (42 points) to win Low Pro in the 2017 Miacomet Spring Invitational sponsored by CAPE AIR (Mike Migliore) and CCE (Keith Tortorella) and led his team to 2nd place (96 pts) in the Team Stableford competition, which was won by the host team comprised of PGA HP Phil Truono, Club GM Alan Costa, Steve Visco and Jack Gallagher (97 pts). Other fine rounds were recorded by Chapter pros- Sankaty Head PGA Assistant Eric Smith (72 – 40 pts), Cape Cod National’s PGA Teaching Pro Gregg Richbourg (72-39 pts), and the fabulous duo from Oyster Harbors – PGA HP Sean Edmonds (75) & PGA Assistant Matt Baran (74) who will be competing next week in the Mass Open held at our own TGC at Sacconnesset, the first time the State Open has been contested on the Cape since 1986 (New Seabury).
Annually ranked as one of the top public facilities in New England, Miacomet Golf Club was again in mint condition – 16th hole pictured here.
May 18, 2017
Pictured above is the challenging 570 yd Par-5 18th hole at TGC at SACCONNESSET - host of this years' Mass Open Championship and also host of May 18th's CAPE COD PGA's Pro-3Am sponsored by the Bobby Byrnes Pubs across the Cape. 21 teams competed. Low Professional prize was won by Bay Pointe's PGA Pro Scott Trethewey whose -1 under par 71 edged the ageless wonder Bob Giusti by two shots. In fact, The Back Nine Club's (Lakeville) pro (68 yrs old) turned toward home -2 under par but recorded a pedestrian 39 on the back nine to lose by two shots, while Oyster Harbors' PGA Assistant Matt Baran suffered similar fate returning a 33-39 - even par 72 to lose by one.
May 4th, 2017
The highly experienced team from Chequesset CC, Wellfleet (above) - led by longtime Cape Pro Jim Knowles - PGA took down top honors (Low Net Team) at the CCPGA Ridge Club Pro-Am, and in doing so qualified for this fall's Mohegan Sun Pro-Am which invites other qualifiers from New England & New York. Knowles (2nd from left with the unique hat) and his team - Bob Hasssett, Bob Studley & Carl Brotman fired -13 under par 58 in the 1BB of 4 NET competition. Kings Way PGA HP Bob Miller, whose 72 won Low Pro, led his team to Low Gross collecting 7 birdies offset by no team bogies. Miller was joined by veterans Ed Alves, Steve Mathias & Bob Silvia as they returned 64 to capture the gross division.
April 27, 2017
The LANES BOWL & BISTRO Pro-Am at Pocasset GC was won the team from Sandwich Hollows, but Low Professional (even par 72) was won by Oyster Harbors PGA HP Sean Edmonds (left) and his partners – (l to r) William Sullivan, Stephen Shea and Ryan Chase. Sully recorded a pair of deuces to help his team finish in the money.
Finishing second place in the 2 BB of 4 competition was the Upper Cape 4-some representing 15thgolfclub.com – led by Brad Sherman – PGA (far right) and (l to r) Greg Fenton, Dominic Macone and soon to married Peter Hartmann! Their -10 under par 134 was one higher than the Tobey team. In all, 21 teams from across the Cape competed on the lush grounds of Pocasset GC hosted by PGA HP Jeff Halunen and GCSAA Superintendent Steve Carr, and sponsored by Jeff Moore, proprietor of THE LANES and three BOBBY BYRNES PUBS on Cape Cod.
April 19, 2017
CAPE COD NATIONAL sweeps to victory – both in team and individual pro competition in cold blustery conditions at Eastward Ho! Golf Club today – April 19th. Pictured below with our sponsors is the winning foursome from CCN whose -4 under par in the 2BB of 4 team competition bested three teams finishing tied for 2nd just two shots back. Winning low pro was 2016 Wessner POY Gregg Richbourg from CCN who fired a magnificent 73 in the ‘toughest’ of conditions, two shots ahead of newly minted Bay Pointe PGA HP Scott Trethewey (75) and three shots clear of a pair of colleagues who returned 76’s – Campbell and 2016 CCPGA Chapter Champion Matt Baran.
(left to right) Clem Lamarre (Cobra Puma), Bill Stone, Rich Murphy, Jim Campbell (PGA Head Pro),
John Crook, Keith Swenson (ARCCOS 360
2017 PGA BOWLING LEAGUE