Drive, Chip and Putt Sends eight to Augusta National
The Regional Final Concludes at The Country Club
Zachary Colon of Bolton, Mass. walked over to his mother, a big smile on his face and making the letter “W” in his hands. Neither of his parents could believe it, and were stunned.
“No Way! No Way! Are you serious? Did you really win?,” asked his mother. She gave him a hug and kept her hand to her mouth as she began to cry.
Indeed he had, he was going to Augusta.
Zachary, like seven other participants from Sunday’s Drive Chip and Putt Regional Final at The Country Club, had qualified from the Boys’ 12-13 age division all the way through to the National Drive, Chip and Putt competition. It is held annually on the Sunday before the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club
Chipping at the Castle
Chip Johnson, Kirk Hanefeld take Head Pro/ Teaching Pro Champ at Renaissance
Chip Johnson, PGA (Hatherly GC) shot a two-under par score of 70 to take the Head Professional division at the Head Professional/Teaching Professional Championship on Tuesday at Renaissance Golf Club in Haverill, Mass. Kirk Hanefeld, PGA (Salem CC) shot a one-over par 73 to take the Teaching Professional Championship.
Johnson had a very strong day on a course that proved to play very tough on Tuesday. He opened his front nine with a birdie on the second hole. The Head Professional from Hatherly made three birdies on the day, but played strong, consistent golf. He only had one bogey on the day, which propelled him to the top of the leaderboard in the head professional division.
Kirk Hanefeld, PGA had a decent day on the course as well. After starting out by making a bogey on the fourth hole, he made up the addition with a birdie on six. On the back nine, Hanefeld made birdie on 14, but would finish with another bogey on 17, holding him at one over par. He finished at the top of the Teaching Professional division.