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Warren breaks course record on his way to a two stroke victory
Enfield, NH -Among the mountains of New Hampshire, there is a golf club unlike any other on the NEPGA schedule. A golf club with no pool, no tennis courts and no restaurant, but they do offer food. The food is free, and is cooked in an open kitchen, to order, just like mom used to make. Montcalm Golf Club, the site of the NEPGA Ahead Stroke Play Series #3, has a very homey feel to it. Motherly figures cook food in the kitchen for all of their guests, while the members roam in and out of the clubhouse and scatter throughout the open mountainous golf course. Montcalm is a championship golf course with massive elevation changes, blind shots and small, undulating greens. This Tuesday, 52 New England PGA Professionals took to Montcalm Golf Club to earn the title of Ahead Stroke Play Series #3 Champion.
The Pro - Pro Slam
Pare and Martin combine to notch their place in section history
Boylston, MA- Mount Pleasant Country Club is a beautiful course. With short tree line holes, and interweaving course layout, the course is demanding from the tee and more demanding on the greens. Mt. Pleasant Country Club has also been the host of the past 45 NEPGA Pro – Pro Stroke Play Championships, and this Thursday the NEPGA returned for their second Pro – Pro Championship of the year. 52 teams of 104 NEPGA Professionals made up the field for the event. The format was a 36-hole best ball, with the teams comprised of two professionals.
Field Set for 92nd NEPGA Championship!
New England Leads Country with 195 Players
Salem, MA -- The 2012 NEPGA Championship, to be contested August 20-22 at Salem Country Club and Kernwood Country Club, will have the largest Section Championship field in the country when 195 NEPGA Professionals tee it up at these two gems on the North Shore of Massachusetts.
The field includes nine Former Champions (John Hickson, PGA - '95 & '11, Webb Heintzelman, PGA - '97, Mike Baker, PGA - '98, Kirk Hanefeld, PGA - '00, '01 & '03, Chip Johnson, PGA - '02, Ron Philo, PGA - '04 & '08, Troy Pare, PGA - '05, Frank Dully, PGA - '06, and Paul Parajeckas, PGA - '09) and one former National PNC Champion (Ron Philo, PGA - '07). All players are vying for the right to have their name engraved on the Thomas Mahan, Sr. trophy. Mahan was a respected NEPGA Professional in the mid 1900’s, serving as Section President for over 20 years in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. While he never won the NEPGA Championship, his name is forever associated with the illustrious list of Champions of the NEPGA’s most prestigious event.
Stay tuned to nepga.com as well as the Section Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages for information regarding the 2012 Section Championship. Good Luck to all Competitors!
The Four Horsemen
Pleczkowski, Johnson, Martin and Valentine prove to be a winning foursome
East Providence, RI
Donald Ross built many golf courses throughout New England. While Worcester Country Club may be the most famous in our area, none of Ross’ courses possess as many noticeable traits as Metacomet Country Club in East Providence, RI. Metacomet Country Club is full of bowl shaped greens that produce friction defying speed. Those greens are surrounded by deep greenside bunkers and unforgiving collection areas that are a hallmark of a Donald Ross design. Uneven fairways and almost meaningless bunkers to skew a player’s depth perception are another signature of Mr. Ross. On Monday, Metacomet CC played host to the New England PGA’s Ahead Stroke Play Series #2.
The field consisted of 96 PGA Professionals playing for the $8100 purse. 10 players went under par, but none lower than the four horsemen of Pleczkowski, Johnson, Martin and Valentine. Jake Pleczkowski, PGA of Sankaty Head Golf Club, Chip Johnson, PGA of Hatherly Country Club, Jeff Martin, PGA of Norton Country Club, and TJ Valentine, PGA of the Harmon Club all posted a -3 (67) to lead the pack of 96.
Special Olympics MA Golf Coaches Training is a Success!
For the 1st time, Special Olympics MA hosted a golf coaches training session. The focus of the seminar was to work with golf coaches on how to “coach and teach” individuals with intellectual disabilities, structure practice meaningful and challenging practices, discuss competition and review USGA and local rules. PGA Professional Bob Beach, the top golf instructor in the area for individuals with disabilities was on hand with Athlete Kevin Riordan to share his teaching techniques, practice drills as well as his expertise on working passed communication barriers. Each coach spent 2 ½ hours learning how to advance the game of golf for anyone interested.
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The Bay Club - May 20m 2013
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