July was a little wet to start, but it ended with hot and humid days like we are accustomed to in Western Pennsylvania.
With the improved weather, the Men’s Match Play was able to get underway with only a few more matches to play to determine the Club Champion for each respective flight.
The Fourth of July Red, White and Blue Men’s Event had a new team of champions this year as Dunn, Helfer, Zinsser and Elliott shot a 23 under par 121. The teams of Phalin, Phalin, Dziak, Haines and Calabrese, Aftanas, Songer, Johnson tied with a 21 under 123. Fourth place team was comprised of Markey, Markey, Falosk and Ward with an 18 under 126.
The Vernon C. Neal Senior Club Championship and the Medal Play Championship were both held on July 11. Mike Gasper shot a 1 over 109 for the 27 hole Medal Play event with Jeff Dunn, Jason Wilson, Eric Belleville, Andy Carrigan Sr., Andy Carrigan Jr., and Tony Aprea all qualifying for the Championship Flight of the Men’s Club Championship (Match Play Championship). The 2015 Senior Club Champion is Randy Markey who along with John Mark Hunter shot 81 under the tough conditions. Mr. Hunter grabbed low gross honors for the 54-59 division with David Haines winning low net. Joe Meneskie fired an 82 to win low gross in the 60-64 division with Gary Froelich winning low net with a 77. Rick Christy also shot 82 to grab the top spot in the 65-69 division and Dave Brendel won low net with a 68. Butch Richmond won the 70-74 division with his 82 while George Rose fired a net 67. In the 75-79 division, Tom Whalen had a 98 for low gross honors and Frank Larimer had a net 71 for the low net. The Super Senior Club Champion was George Mondik with a 95 With Carmen Mastandrea and Jack Elliott winning their divisions for gross score. John Pirris and Chick McIlvaine won the low net. Thank you to everyone that participated in both events.
The Inaugural Brother Man Classic was held on July 12 where participants competed in a Variable Better Ball, Chicago (modified Stableford/Par Quota), Better Ball of Partners, and a skins game. This will become a regular staple on the calendar moving forward into 2016 and beyond. The date is not set, but we will have it on the calendar of events.
Finally in the month of Championships, Trent Belleville won the Junior Club championship by a narrow one stroke margin over last year’s champion Jake Orr. Great playing to both of you and I look forward to seeing many more exciting matches in the future.
August will play host to a few outings including the United Way outing on August 3rd. FCA in the afternoon on August 4th and the Elaine J. Reihner Memorial golf outing on August 6th.
The August Stag will be held on the 12th and our August Hit and Giggle will be on the 22nd. The Men’s Labor Day Event will be held on September 7th, Players’ Cup September 19-20 and the Tour Championship Better Ball on September 26. September Stag 23rd. Sign up by stopping in or calling the golf shop.
I will see you at the club.
JR Pond, PGA