2012 NEWS ARCHIVE

Here you will find the Atlantic Winter Golf League's 2012 News postings.


December 25, 2012

A rough weather day didn't stop 36 teams of two from teeing it up in the annual Christmas Scramble at Avalon last Friday. Tom Alestock from Running Deer and Joe Russo from Laurel Creek lit it up with an 8 under 63 to take the open division. A stroke back was the Stone Harbor tandem of J.C. Boggs and Pete Barron at 64. Russo and Alestock doubled in the amateur division, taking first gross while Jim Babst from Bensalem and John F. Byrne's, Tom Faro grabbed top net money with 65....their 4 handicap edged out Wedgwood's Kevin Convery and Homie Perkins from Running Deer also at 65, but had a 5 handicap. Senior gross winners were Phil Heckler and Curt Clifford from Wildwood with a blazing 64...seven under par. Senior net went to Town & Country's John Bada and Bruce Schaffer playing out of Buena Vista as they turned in a neat 63. Following golf we had a delicious Avalon sandwich buffet and the atmosphere was very festive. Thanks to the Buckingham family and Ted Wenner & Dennis Jones for providing us a very nice day.

Merry Christmas

&

Happy New Year!

 

December 20, 2012

Late weather news has it rain free at Avalon tomorrow morning, but winds gusting 20 to 30 mph. Temps starting in high 30's and moving toward 50 by noon. Don't forget the format for tomorrow's event is two-man scramble with 25% of combined handicaps. There will be a light cold cut, sandwich & salad buffet following golf and the entry fee is $60.00. Donuts and coffee at check in.

Seventy players toured the testy Buena Vista layout and the scores reflected the quality of this nicely conditioned golf course. Running Deer's Jeff Simpson won his second AWGL event with a one under 71 in the open division. In second, a stroke back was Greg Farrow from Deerwood. In the Ams, Chris Dunham from Juniata posted 80 to take the gross by a shot over Medford Village's John Aloisio. Dunham won the net with 71 and Aloisio took first gross money with his 81. Wildwood's Phil Heckler shot 79 to lead the senior gross divsion...two ahead of Dave Jacobson from J.C. Melrose. Senior net went to Ray Fuller from Running Deer with 71, a stroke better than fellow RD member, Steve Edie. Also at 72 in net was Al Turse from Centerton. Thanks to PGA professionals Kevin Cotter and Scot Brosman for hosting and providing us with a very enjoyable day of golf. From the comments I got it looks like Buena Vista should be a regular stop on the AWGL schedule.

 

December 13, 2012...Barron and Russo Crush Par at Stone Harbor

Reigning AWGL champion, Pete Barron from the host club brought the course to it's knees with a a 6 under 66 in taking the Open division at Stone Harbor. The PGA professional at Stone Harbor, Matt Crowley was second at one over 73. Pete also doubled in the am gross with Bensalem's Jim Babst winning the net with 72. Joe Russo playing out of Laurel Creek continued his winning ways with a 5 under 67 to grab senior gross 1st place. Running Deer's Ray Fuller posted 69 to finish at the top of the senior net division. So far this season, we've seen some fantastic scores being posted in all the divisions and the competition has been fierce.

Tomorrow we play Buena Vista with a 10:00am shotgun start. Check in at the main clubhouse and then it's a short walk down to the pro shop and cart staging area. The following Friday we play the annual Christmas Scramble at Avalon and it is also a 10:00am shotgun. The event is a two-person scramble with 1/4 combined handicaps in Amateur and Senior divisions. Open division is gross scores only and if a super senior (65 and older) plays in the Amateur or Open division he/she may play from the forward tees. Seniors (55 to 64) will play from the back tees in Am and Open divisions. Following golf we will have a light buffet lunch and Avalon will be in a festive holiday mood.

The AWGL is now on Facebook and you are encouraged to check in and keep in touch with current events. Have posted some photos and plan to post some swing videos for you to check out. Still in the learning stage and if anyone has expertise here, it would be very welcome by me. See everyone at BV....be safe.

 

December 5, 2012...Frake Shoots 29 on Backnine at Seaview...Jacobson Takes Seniors with 70

Little Mill pro, George Frake made six birdies on the backnine at Seaview Bay to go with 3 on the front in posting a 36-29-65...5 under, to win the Open division. This is the first time a 29 has been posted in 39 years of winter league play. Three behind Frake was Deerfield's Greg Farrow who made 5 birds enroute to a 68. Chris Pontz, playing out of Valleybrook took am net with 69. Reid Carnes from Sea Oaks was close behind at 70. Carnes and Running Deer's John Aloisio tied for gross with 76's, with Aloisio getting the win with a playoff of handicaps...4 to 6. More on how we settle ties later in this post. Dave Jacobson from J.C Melrose continued his torrid pace in the seniors winning his third event of the young season with a 1 under 70. Dave made four birdies to post his winning gross score. Laurel Creek's Joe Russo was second at 71. Paul May from Pennsauken took the senior net top prize with 65, closely followed by J.F. Byrnes' Joe Maggitti and Buena Vista's Sam Morris at 66.

Frequently we have ties for prize winning spots in the various divisions and following is the system we use to break the ties and distribute the winnings. All ties for first place will be settled by applying handicap index. The only exception to this would be a tie for first place in the league championship, in which case there would be a sudden death playoff on the course. Since most of the tournaments are shotguns, a playoff of cards would not be very equitable. Everyone in the league, including the pros, has a handicap index and it is based on the official USGA system. Ties for 2nd place and beyond the places involved will be combined and the prizes split equally. Depending on the number of entries we try to pay at least 25% of the field...sometimes 30%. In the Net and Senior divisions there may be a situation in which there is a multi player tie for the last winning spot. In this case the winner will be determined on basis of handicap index.

Reminder that the December 14th event originally scheduled for White Oaks has been moved to Buena Vista CC. The online tournament schedules have been updated and it would be helpful if you would call the hosting club and let them know you and your group are planning to play. This helps them prepare, staff wise to accomodate our needs. Phone numbers are on the schedule.

 

December 1, 2012......Joe Ashmore's 72 Takes Senior Gross....Simpson Tops Open with 68

Jeff Simpson from Running Deer finished in the money for the fourth time in five events with a 2 under 68 at Pennsauken CC. With four birdies and nines of 33-35, Jeff beat Deerwood's Greg Farrow and George Frake from Little Mill by a shot. John Jester playing out of Commonwealth National turned in a nice 75 to win the am gross prize, while Joe Lobascio from the host club took am net honors with a 70...one better than Bensalem's Jim Babst. The Philly boys are on a roll. Joe Ashmore came down from Sea Oaks....toured the nicely groomed Pennsauken layout in 72 strokes and topped Naz Gagliardi from Bensalem and Jon Mabry out of Moorestown FC by three shots. John F. Byrne's Gary Valley tore it up with a net 63 and grabbed Senior net top money. Runner up to Valley's great round was Wayne DiLuigi from Running Deer with a solid 65. So far this year we have had some very good rounds played and the scoring has been quite low. Certainly speaks well for the quality of play in the AWGL.

We're playing Stone Harbor on December 7th and Buena Vista on the 14th. Give these facilities a call and let them know you are planning to play. The annual Christmas Scramble at Avalon on the 21st will include a nice buffet following golf. Entry fee for this event will be $60.00 per player. This event is a two-person scramble and we will bend the rules a little and let Super Seniors (65 and over) play from the forward tees if paired with an am or pro in these divisions. The combined handicap of the two players will be divided by 4 to give a team scramble handicap. Example: Player 'A' is a 6 and Player 'B' is a 14 for a total of 20.....their scramble handicap is 5.

 

Flash!...December 14th at Buena Vista CC

 

November 27, 2012....Alestock "Aces" #17 at The Links

Tom Alestock from Running Deer holed out an eight iron on #17 at The Links enroute to an even par 72 and a win in the Open division. It was his fourth hole in one and certainly puts him in select company of very fine players. Two behind Tom was Pennsauken's Matt Deckert and Jeff Simpson out of Running Deer. Matt Deckert made six birdies....must have been a wild ride. Jim Babst continued his hot streak and took the Amateur net prize back to Bensalem with a blazing 66...6 under. Alestock doubled by winning the am gross with his 72. Stone Harbor am, Matt Johnson, was close behind Babst with a 4 under 68. We had some fireworks in the senior bracket as Laurel Creek am, Joe Russo lit it up with a 5 under 67 gross. His round included seven birdies and a 31 on the back side. At even par 72 was Jon Mabry out of the Moorestown Field Club. Taking senior net honors was Bill Giulian from Juniata GC in Philly as he posted a real nice 65, nipping J.F. Byrne's Bob Hobson by a shot. Bob Cisowski from Centerton shot 78 with a 10 on #7 and Stone harbor's Bill Johnson Sr. posted 80 with a 10 on #11. Two nice rounds could have been much better without the double digit holes. Dave Jacobson from J.C. Melrose left his eight iron approach at #18 a mere six inches short...dead in the middle for an eagle two. His tap in birdie capped a great round of 73. Thanks to the Quinn's...Dave, Ed Sr. & Jr. and head pro, Bob Hennefer for hosting the winter league. The day turned out nice and the course was beautiful.

We're looking good for Pennsauken on Friday 11/30 and Seaview Bay on Monday 12/3. Please call these facilities and let them know you and your group are playing.

 

November 21, 2012

Some great scores turned in at Avalon GC in the third AWGL event of the season. Pete Barron from Stone Harbor was low in the open divison with a two under 69, followed by Running Deer's Jeff Simpson a stroke back at 70. Jeff had six birdies in his round and Pete had two birds and no bogies....great golf. Barron made it a double taking gross money in the ams with Jim Babst from Bensalem finishing first in net with 69. Not to be outdone by the youngsters...Dave Jacobson playing out of J.C Melrose in Philly turned in a great...AWGL career low...71 to go with his 5 handicap to take low net in the seniors. Joe Russo from Laurel Creek also posted 71 to win the senior gross prize. I had the pleasure of playing with Joe, Bud MacAvoy and Tony Colache and we all had our moments during the round, but Joe played a very solid round 1 to 18 and it was fun to watch. He is one of several really good players in the winter league and if you get a chance to be paired with him, take advantage of the opportunity...you will enjoy the experience.

No golf on Black Friday...the courses are just too busy. Next event is Monday 11/26 at The Links and please give Dave Quinn a call 856-983-2000 and let him know you are planning to play. This helps the Links staff prepare for us and makes the day all the more enjoyable.

Happy Thanksgiving!

All best wishes for a nice day from Pat, Tom, Al and Dave

 

November 14, 2012....Woodcrest CC event on 11/19 is cancelled and rescheduled for 3/4/2013

The event scheduled for Monday 11/19 at Woodcrest CC has been moved to Monday March 4th 2013. "Sandy" caused the cancellation of the Philadelphia PGA Fall meeting and it has been rescheduled for the 19th. There will be no AWGL event on Monday, November 19, 2012.

 

November 12, 2012

Fifty-one players teed it up at Centerton and the very good greens enabled some nice numbers to be posted. Dave Quinn from the Links shot 2 under 69 to lead the open division, with Sea Oaks's Jeff Bonicky and Pete Barron from Stone Harbor a shot back at 70. Commonwealth's John Jester turned in 76 in the amateur division, just nipping Randy Broadbent from Centerton and Reid Carnes from Sea Oaks by one stroke. Jester's 66 took am net. John McKeown, playing out of Pennsauken carded 79 to go with his 12 handicap and the 67 grabbed low net money in the seniors. Dave Jacobson from Links and Town & Country's Joe Ashmore tied with 75's for senior gross prizes.

Bud MacAvoy from Running Deer bettered his age by three shots with a smooth 77, which included a triple on #16. Some kind of golf....Congrats! Bud. Thanks to Quinny and Pat Sweetra, host professional at Centerton for a real nice day.

We had some questions about playing an event in more than one division. We have allowed this by letting the player pay an additional entry fee...minus the trail fee. Playing in the Amateur and Open divisions is OK because these categories are played from the back tees. At Avalon we had a player play in all three divisions and I OK'd this thinking there would be no advantage playing the Senior division from the back tees. As it turns out, I was wrong in allowing this as it is a rules violation. Playing the back tees in the Seniors means the player is often more than two club lengths behind the senior tee markers and this is not allowable. Going forward, we will still allow multiple entries, but they will be limited to the divisions playing from the same tees....Open and Amateur.

Check out the info below. This is a really good event run by AWGL member Jeff Bonicky from Sea Oaks.                                                                           

SEA OAKS CC

JOIN US FOR A TURKEY TROT

SUNDAY NOV 25, 2012

10:30 am Shotgun

  

FORMAT: 3 Man Scramble (combined team Handicap must equal to or be greater than 15).  Open to Professionals and Amatuers.  Handicaps will be verified.

 

Steak Dinner Buffet Following Golf 

 

$$$ CASH PRIZES S$$

Gross/Net Team, Skins & Closest to Pins

 

Cost is:

$65 for Members

$95 for Guests

 (please be prepared to pay in cash)

To Register, Please contact Jeff Bonicky or Brad Miller in our Golf Shop @

609-296-2656 ext 1

 

November 8, 2012

We are a go for golf at Centerton tomorrow....10:00am shotgun start. The course is snow free and very wet. Carts will be allowed. but on paths only.

 

November 4, 2012

We got off to a great start to the 2012/2013 season with a nice turnout at Avalon last Friday. A lot of credit goes to the Avalon golf course crew and to Ted Wenner, Dennis Jones and Rusty Buckingham for going way out of their way to provide us with a very playable venue for our opening event. On Wednesday they had three holes under water and a lot of debris covering the course. On Friday the place looked great and the players were very complimentary.

Joe Russo from Laurel Creek continued his recent torrid pace by taking gross first place in all three divisions with a two under 69...an AWGL first. Amateur net went to Wildwood's Bob Rinier with 69. John Alosio from Medford Village was close behind at 70. Senior net prize went to Bill Johnson Sr. from Stone Harbor as he returned a great 64. Pennsauken's John Mckeown finished two strokes back with a nice 66. All the results and prize awards are now posted on the AWGL website under the "Results" tab. The website address is  www.awgl.us

Next week we play at Centerton and it is a 10:00am shotgun start. Please call Pat Sweetra and let him know you are planning to play. This gives the host club an estimate of how many to expect and helps them prepare for the play. As Pat and I will be away next week, the gift certificates and skin money will be given out at Avalon on 11/16.

Because of Hurricane Sandy, the Philly Section PGA Fall meeting was rescheduled for Monday 11/19 and we have moved the Woodcrest event to March 4th 2013.  

October 31, 2012

Good News!  Avalon will be open on Friday and we will be playing the season opening AWGL event. Please call Avalon at 609-465-4653 at make a starting time for your foursome. Ted Wenner advised me that the course came through the storm in good shape and will be wet, but playable on Friday. You are encouraged to walk, but carts will be running on Cartpaths Only. The golf course crew will be cutting greens, tees and fairways and we will need to be patient with the pace of play and the changes in grass length as you play.

Early registrations are coming in at a record pace and it appears that we are going to have another busy season.

Last year I put a handicap system in operation to test it and we will be using this system for the coming season. It employs the official USGA formula for computing handicaps and this should produce much more accurate scorekeeping going forward. You may notice a change in your handicap as the system uses every league score and factors in the course rating. Everyone's handicap will be adjusted accurately and in correct proportion.

Long time AWGL member, Joe Russo, qualified for the 2012 USGA Senior Amateur Championship played this year at Mountain Ridge GC in N. Jersey. Joe shot 74 at Philmont CC in the local qualifier and then posted a 154 at Mountain Ridge to get into the 64 player matchplay bracket. In the round of 64, Joe met 8th seed Joe Fox and the match went to the 20th hole before he made his winning birdie. Next came Leif Carlson from Minnesota in the 32 bracket and Joe emerged with a 5 & 4 triumph. When you get to the round of 16 you're in elite company and the 2010 champion, Paul Simon was Joe's next opponent. In a see-saw battle that saw Joe get an early 1 up lead after two holes, Simon took the match 2 & 1. Congrats to Joe for a great showing....you're among the 16 best senior players in the US.

 

September 20, 2012

Membership apps are coming in and it looks like we're off to a good start for the 2012/2013 winter season. The new schedule is posted under the "Tournaments" tab on the home page and is printable. For those without computer access, we can mail a schedule and application form....call me at 856-264-8405. Members of record from last season will pay $65.00 fee and new members will pay $75.00. The weekly tournament fee will be $55.00 which will put some more money into the prize pool and off set some increases in trail fees.

The website is currently under going a refurbishing and update and will have a couple of neat new features. A two-way blog will enable members to sign in and start a discussion thread, ask questions, post suggestions and in general communicate with the other members of the AWGL. We are looking at a video feature which would allow you to post swings for analysis and comment. These updates should make the website more interesting and interactive.

We have a new relationship with a major golf equipment company. Adams Golf is now a supporting partner of the AWGL and we will be offering the entire Adams line at very attractive pricing. Demos will be on hand at each tournament site and you will be able to hit the new Adams clubs. For you senior players, you need to take a look at the Adams A12 OS. They are fantastic for the slower swing speeds....getting the ball launched higher at a lower spin rate producing longer shots.

 

September 5, 2012

Here we go again....the AWGL schedule is set with the opening event at Avalon GC on Friday, November 2nd. The first tournament will be consecutive starting times and you will need to call the Avalon golf shop to make a starting time for your group or foursome. Call Ted Wenner or Dennis Jones at 609-465-4653.

I saw Fr. Paul recently at Valleybrook and he looked great. His heart surgury went very well and he is well on the way to a complete recovery.

 

May 7, 2012

Longtime AWGL member, Fr. Paul Olszewski suffered a heart attack recently and is in Cooper Medical Center awaiting bypass surgury scheduled for tomorrow. Father Paul is a six handicap on the course and a plus 5 at St. Mary Magdalene in Millville and I know would be very appreciative of our thoughts and prayers during this time. Anyone wishing to drop him an email: frolszewski@yahoo.com 

Plans continue for a mid-summer tournament and details will be posted on the website. Bunker Club starts tomorrow at Penn Oaks. Dick Hendrickson has a great schedule set up for this season.

 

March 19, 2012  - Pete Barron shoots league record 63...eleven 3's on his card

Stone Harbor's, Pete Barron posted eight birdies and no bogies enroute to a league record 63. In winning the the open division top prize, Pete broke a record set in 1974 by Edgmont pro, Al Balukas. George Frake from Little Mill and Links head pro, Dave Quinn shared second with 3 under 68's. Open division Player of the Year honors went to Deerwood's Greg Farrow. Quinn's eagle three on #12 was halved by Tom Alestock from Running Deer.....pretty stiff competition.

Barron doubled in the Amateur Division with a win in the gross as Running Deer's Joe Russo took second on 73. Juniata's Chris Dunham shot a league career low 70 to go with his seven handicap for a winning 63. The Juniata boys cleaned up as Tom Faro took am Player of the Year.

The great play continued in the Senior Division as Naz Gagliardi playing out of Bensalem, fired an even par 71 to pocket first gross money. Bob Wheeler from Juniata finished 2 behaind Naz at 73. By the way, I'm pretty sure Naz was in the field in 1974 at Montgomeryville GC when the original league record score was shot. In those days it was called the Delaware Valley Winter Golf League. Pennsauken's John McKeown posted 67 which was good enough to walk away with the top peize in the net group. Senior Player of the Year went to Ray Fuller from Running Deer.

Thanks go to the Buckingham family...Russ and his son Rusty, owners of Avalon GC for hosting the 26th AWGL championship. The course was in excellent condition and Phil Barber put out an outstanding buffet. Ted Wenner and his great staff made the start very smooth and for a large field of 96 players the round took a little under 4 1/2 hours....not bad. The busiest year in league history was well handled by Pat Smith and she got some excellent help from Dave Hayes and Al Turse....am sure their efforts were well appreciated by everyone.

Stay tuned to the website as it is going to go through a little redesign to make it easier to use and more informative.

March 15, 2012

Forcast for tomorrow looks a little better. Now light rains on the shore until about 9:00AM and then fairly clear until 2:00PM. With that info in mind, we will try to get started as early as possible, maybe a little before 10. If you can get to Avalon a little earlier than planned, it would be a big help. Still a 10:00AM shotgun, but if we can go a little earlier....all the better. In any event, bring a rainsuit and umbrella.

Stop by Avalon today to check with Ted Wenner and they are ready for us. Course is in superb condition and Ted has a great day planned for us.

 

March 13, 2012

The pairing sheet is filling up for the AWGL championship on Friday. Please call, email or text to me if you are planning to play. The weather forecast is calling for a 30% chance of showers, so it would be a good idea to pack a rainsuit. We will play in rain until the conditions cause the course to be unplayable. This will be a decision that Ted Wenner and I will make on Friday. If it's a downpour prior to the start with the prospect of the golf couse being unplayable, we will call it and go to the Monday raindate. In any event, we will make every effort to get the round in on Friday.

George Frake is selling raffle tickets to raise money for the Medford Renegades 12 & Under baseball team. Each ticket is $40 and gives the buyer a chance to win a Full Golf Membership at Little Mill CC for 2012....plus each ticket is good for a round at Little Mill for only a $23.00 cart fee. George will be on hand after golf on Friday for anyone interested in this great opportunity. The round of golf alone is worth $75.00

 

March 11, 2012

Another great "winter" day saw fifty-three players tee it up at Mays Landing GC in the regular season finale. Open division results found Deerwood's Greg Farrow on top with a one over 73, followed by Dave Quinn from the Links at 74. Tom Faro from J.F. Byrne shot an AWGL career best 75 to take am division gross by two over Stone Harbor's Pete Barron. Playing out of Wedgwood, Kevin Convery pocketed net money with a 77. Frank DiGiacomo from Merchantville turned in 78 which was good enough for first gross in the senior division. He nipped J.C. Melrose member, Dave Jacobson by one. Cedar Creek's Bob Babiak got it three under to take senior net at 69. Hot on his heels was Homie Perkins from Running Deer who turned in a neat 70. Bob Davy from Medford Village was third at 71.

Looks good for the championship next Friday at Avalon.....68 and sunny is the forecast. We're planning a 10:00 AM shotgun of 18 holes of strokeplay followed by a deluxe Avalon buffet dinner and the awarding of prizes. Complimentary donuts and coffee will be on hand from 8:00 AM on. I would like to get the pairings made before Friday and ask all those planning to play to call, text or email me with your groups. I will make the pairings in the open division and these groups will start on holes one through four. Following is the preliminary pairing list, subject to confirmation.

1A  J. Appleget, D. Quinn                                                  10A B. Wolfe, B. Schaffer, R. Hipple, S. Walinsky

1B  D. Roberts, B. Sautter, G. Farrow,                              10B

2A  J. Aloisio, J. Russo, T. Alestock, J. Panter                    11A  D. Hayes, A. Turse, B. Cisowski, R. Broadbent

2B  G. Frake, D. Peterson, T. DiCinti, J. Chiusano             11B S. Owens, G. Valley, J. Maggitti, B. Hobson

3A  M. Owsik Jr., E. Galm, M. Owsik Sr. R. Wineberg         12A  N. Gagliardi (4)

3B  P. Barron, J.C. Boggs, J. Bonicky, M. Kosko                 12B  D. Jacobson (4)

4A  J. Babst , D. Hoban, J. Drab, T. Faro                            13A H. Perkins, P. Heckler, (2)

4B                                                                                     13B H. Perkins (4)

5A  P. Sikorski, J. Lobascio, M. Manley                               14A  H. Perkins (4)

5B  G. Nec, J. McKeown, P. May, J. Bisignaro                     14B  H. Perkins (4)

6A  J. Deckert, M. Biazzo, Q. Griffith                                  15A  D. Rooney, J. Ward, S. Levine, C. Myers

6B                                                                                     15B

7A                                                                                     16A  B. Wheeler, B. Giulian, C. Dunham, G. Gaul

7B                                                                                     16B

8A  B. Babiak, D. Venturo                                                  17A W. DiLuigi, B. McCabe, D. Furman, F. Spratt

8B                                                                                     17B

9A  D. Boyle, B. Cartlidge, F. Giblin, F. DiGi                        18A B. Brunner, S. Kakoda

9B  B. Jensen, B. Proto, R. Fuller, B. Davy                         18B

Pending confirmations from the balance of open division players, I will complete the open division pairings through hole #6.

Call or text me at 856-264-8405   Email to: tspga@comcast.net

With prospect of great weather we are expecting a big turnout...possibly 100 or more. This will require planning to execute properly and your cooperation with a call, email or text would be a huge help. See everyone on Friday....drive carefully.

 

March 3, 2012

Jeff Bonicky used the "home field" advantage and took a one stroke victory in the open division at Sea Oaks. Bill Sautter from Philadelphia Cricket Club finished second at even par 72.

Stone Harbor's Pete Barron continued his torrid pace by winning the gross prize in the ams with 74...three ahead of Mike Manley from Pennsauken. For the first time in league history, we have an amateur with a "plus" handicap....Pete Barron +1. Jim Babst from Bensalem took the am net with a 2 under 70.

Naz Gagliardi from Bensalem returned to form and shot a very good 74 to grab 1st senior gross money. Mike Owsik Sr from M Golf Range was close at 76 for second place. Sam Morris playing out of Buena Vista shot 78 to go with his 9 handicap for a neat 69, good enough for first in senior net. Chris Myers from Greate Bay  was a stroke behind in  second.

Thanks to Jeff Bonicky and his great staff at Sea Oaks for a great event. The course was nice and the service outstanding.

We're two weeks away from the league championship at Avalon on March 16th. We'll have a 10:00 AM shotgun start, followed by a super Avalon buffet and the awarding of cash and prizes. With the cancellation at Rock Manor we have lowered the minimum number of rounds to qualify for the championship to five (5). If you are on the bubble make sure you make Mays Landing this Friday.

 

Mays Landing on 3/9 is a 10:00am Shotgun

It is not a consecutive time event as listed on the schedule.

 

February 29, 2012

Stone Harbor provided a stern test and the scores reflected it. Three over 75's tied for first in the open division and Tom Alestock from Running Deer and Sea Oaks's Jason Panter split the top two money spots. J.C Boggs from the host club, Running Deer's Joe Russo and Dan Hoban out of Middletown were a stroke behind at 76. Alestock doubled with a gross win the amateur division while