NEWS

Here's what's happening with the Atlantic Winter Golf League.

 

July 24, 2019...New Date for the "Summer Series"...Friday August 16th...Centerton GC

 

Just sent out an email detailing the AWGL Summer Series event to be held at the Centerton Golf Club on Friday, August 16th. The 18 hole strokeplay tournament will start with a 10:00AM shotgun and players will compete in one Open Division from four (4) sets of tees, according to age. Ages 18 to 49 play BLUE tees, 50 to 65 play WHITE tess and 66 to 80 play GOLD/YELLOW tees.... anyone over 80 will play the RED tees. Also, there will be closest to pin contests on holes #7 and #17. See details in the June 18th message below, as they have stayed the same.

 

Text to 856-264-8405 and let us know you are playing along with names and handicaps of noin-member guests.

 

 

Please note the change in date for the start of the AWGL "Summer Series". The June 3rd date was in conflict with a Philadelphia Section PGA event....The Burlington Open and this necessitaded a change. We are now playing the Summer Series event on Friday June 21st.

 

 

June 18, 2019..."Summer Series" Starts Friday 6/21 at Centerton Golf Club

 

Reminder that the AWGL Summer Series will kickoff on Friday 6/21 at Centerton with a 10:00AM shotgun start. We've gotten a very good rate from the folks at Centerton and will be charging the regular winter rate of $55.00, including greenfee, cart, prizes and skins. If you opt out of the skins pool, your fee would be $50.00.

 

Each member may bring up three non-members to the event and the only requirement is a verifiable handicap. Any non-members playing in the Summer Series will be eligible to join the AWGL for the regular season at the member rate of $60.00. Competition will be in one division and played from four sets of tees according to age. Ages 18 to 49 play the Blue Tees, ages 50 to 65 play the White Tees and ages 66 to 80 play the Gold Tees. Ages 81 and up play the Red Tees. Please call or text me with your players and/or groups so we have an idea of how many to expect. Text to: 856-264-8405

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone at Centerton and make sure you bring your "A" game. Safe travels.

 

 

May 26, 2019...AWGL "Summer Series" Starts Friday June 21st at Centerton GC

 

Very glad to report that Centerton Golf Club is making an amazing comeback under the new management group...Premier Golf, headed by Mitch Primas. After seeing the great improvement in course condition, we are going to inaugurate the AWGL Summer Series with an 18 hole strokeplay tournament on Friday, June 21st. Mitch gave us a very generous rate and we will be able to keep the entry fee at the regular winter amount of $55.00. This will include trail fee with cart, tournament prizes and skins. The format will be individual strokeplay over 18 holes with a 10:00AM shotgun start. Play will be in one division (Open) with competitors using various tees according to age; 18 to 49 play BLUE TEES, 50 to 65 play WHITE TEES and 66 & up play GOLD/YELLOW TEES. You may make up your foursomes and it would be helpful if I can get the pairings before hand. Text them to 856-264-8405. Looking forward to seeing everyone on the 21st at Centerton.

 

 

March 24, 2019....George Frake Wins Open Division...Mike Owsik 1st in Seniors...Tom Dicinti Tops in Super Seniors for the 2018-2019 AWGL Championship

 

The 32nd AWGL championship is "in the books" and some extraordinary golf was played at the Avalon Golf Club last Friday...under outrageously difficult wind and rain conditions. Open division was taken by PGA pro, George Frake as he toured Avalon from the blue tees in 74. Rocky Sgrillo, playing out of Middletown GC in Langhorne, PA shot a net 70 for the Open win. Low round of the day was turned in by Mike Owsik, owner of the M Golf Center in Bryn Mawr, PA as he carded a 2 under par 69 to take the low gross prize in the Senior division. Senior net honors went to Centerton's, Gary Peart as he battled through the wind and rain for a great 64. Things got real tight in the Super Seniors as a two way tie for low gross was settled with a playoff of handicaps. Tom DiCinti from Woodcrest CC and Moorestown FC's Jon Mabry each shot two over 73's and DiCinti won the playoff 0 to 3.

 

More action took place with the closest to pin contests. Goerge Frake doubled up in the Open division, winning on #3. David Smith knocked it close on #15 and the Cape May CC linkster won in the Senior division. Jon Mabry added to his winnings with a close shot on #5 for the best in Super Seniors.

 

Player of the Year honors went to Dan Hoban from Middletown CC in the Open division, Jim Babst from Five Ponds GC in the Senior division and Dave Jacobson from Medford Village in the Super Seniors. In spite of the adverse weather conditions the day of golf played out well and judging from the comments, a good time was had by all. Many thanks to Ted Wenner, Dennis Jones and the great staff at Avalon for their efforts to give a super day of golf.

 

Have already started to plan out the schedule for next season and if anyone has any suggestions for new tournament sites and formats, I would be very happy to hear them.

 

 

March 19, 2019....32nd AWGL Championship at Avalon GC

 

Final arrangements are completed and we are good to go for the 2018-2019 Championship at Avalon GC on Friday 3/22. The tournament will start with a 10:00AM shotgun and sign-in will be accompanied with coffee and donuts...8:30AM. The format is 18 holes of strokplay in three groups; Open, Senior and Super Senior, with prizes awarded for the best scores in Gross and Net divisions. In addition, there will be prizes for skins and closest to pin. Following golf we will move to the banquet room for a reception featuring the Avalon Barbeque of Hambugers/Cheesburgers, Hot Dogs, Tuna Wraps, Cole slaw, Chips & Pickles, Cheese Tray and Lettuce-Tomato-Onion Plate....very tasty spread. Here we will awards the prizes for the day's competition, plus the Player of the Year award in each group. Several have texted me their groups, so far and if you know you're playing and your group it would be very helpful if you would text it to us...856-264-8405. See everyone at Avalon on Friday and travel safe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictured above L to R: Mike DeCriscio, Al Turse, Bob Babiak and Bill Holmes. Just completed their rounds at Blue Heron Pines in the 1st annual St. Patty's Day Scramble. Looks like they had good rounds or the Guinness draughts were tasty.

 

 

 

 

Pictured below L to R: Cliff Still, Bill Torlucci, Tom DiCinti and Judy DiCinti. These winter leaguers have just putted out on #8 at Blue Heron Pines. Cliff and Bill striped their drives on #9, while Tom and Judy continued their great round to post a net winning score of 63. Ron Jaworski's Blue Heron Pines course was in beautiful winter condition and a lot of compliments were heard after golf.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 16, 2019...."Dodged a Weather Bullet" and the St. Patty's Scramble Was Played at Blue Heron Pines

 

Mother Nature cut us a huge break and seventeen teams of two teed it up at Ron Jaworski's Blue Heron Pines GC in the first annual St. Patty's Scramble. The outstanding AC layout yeilded some good scores and Dan Hoban and Dom Castagna took low gross with 67...one stroke ahead of John Colarette and Dave Jacobson. Low net went to the husband/wife team of Tom and Judy DiCinti as they posted nines of 34-34 to go with their team handicap of 5 for a winning 63. Bob Heindel and John Conroy finished two strokes behind at 65 for second place in net. Closest to Pin on hole #2 was won by Dave Jacobson and John Colarette as Dave hit it to 18' for the win. Bob DiCicco went real close on #11 and his shot ended up 2' from the cup, as his partner, Sam Morris cheered him on.

 

We've completed fifteen events so far this season and head to Avalon GC next Friday 3/22 for the 32nd AWGL Championship. Due to weather cancellations and reschedules, the minimum number of events to play in the championship is now three. Play will start with a 10:00am shotgun and a reception will follow golf at which time we will present prizes and awards. If you are planning to play in the Championship, it would be very helpful if you would let us know so we can plan ahead....text to: 856-264-8405.

 

 

March 14, 2019....Good to Go Tomorrow at BHP!!!

 

Looks like we might be catching a break in the weather tomorrow for our event at Blue Heron Pines GC. Rainfall is likely, but it's down to 50% chance now. Everyone at BHP will be ready for us and we'll be there by 8:15 with donuts and coffee. Make sure you have your rainsuit/gear and an umbrella might help.

 

The following Friday is the championship at Avalon and the weather looks great....clear, sunny skies with temps in the 50's and light shore breezes. With the cancellations and reschedules this season, the minimum number of events to qualify for the championship is now three (3).

 

 

March 12, 2019....2 Person Scramble at Blue Heron Pines...Friday 3/15/2019

 

The results for the event at Cape May National are now on the website and we're looking forward to the final regular season event....the two person Scramble at Blue Heron Pines this Friday 3/15/2019. It would be helpful if you could text me your team...856-264-8405...to make the sign in process go smooth. As a reminder, you may invite a non-member as a partner for the Scramble. We would need a verifiable handicap for him/her.

 

The weather forecast for Friday calls for intermitant rain with temps approaching 70. Make sure you have your rainsuits and cotton gloves (pall bearers) are great for playing in the rain. We'll be at BHP by 8:30 with coffee and donuts and look forward to seeing everyone.....please travel safe.

 

 

March 7, 2019....Cape May National is a Go...Layer Up!

 

It's looking good for Cape May National tomorrow, with a classic, snow free course and temps close to 40. The light shore breezes will drop the thermometer a couple degrees, but this outstanding seaside layout will be a great test. We'll be setting up at 8:30 with coffee & donuts at registration. Drive carefully and watch out for black ice on the S. Jersey back roads.

 

 

AWGL Schedule Update - 2/28/2019

 

With a bad weather forecast for Thursday night (2/28) and all day Friday (3/1), the event at Running Deer GC on Friday is CANCELLED.

 

 

 

 

February 24, 2019.....71 for Mike Owsik in Seniors...72 for Tom DiCinti in Super Seniors...Dan Hoban Takes Open with 74

 

We lucked out again with the weather and Linwood CC was clear of snow and in real nice off-season condition for our event last Friday. Forty players teed it up at this classic course in AC and the winter leaguers continue to post some very good numbers.

 

Low Gross in the Open division went to PGA pro, Dan Hoban. Representing Middletown CC in Langhorne, PA, Dan shot 74 to beat George Frake by a single stroke. George went on to win Open low net with 70. Low round of the day was posted by Mike Owsik from the M Golf Center in Bryn Mawr, PA as he toured the Linwood tract in one over par 71 and the win in Senior gross. It was a battle in Senior net as Juniata's John Blackmon bested Chris Dunham, also from Juniata in a playoff of handicaps. Both players tied with net 70's and Blackmon's 6 handicap beat Dunham's 8. Lookaway's Tom DiCinti, was very steady with nines of 36-36 for a win in Super Senior gross on two over 72. Playing out of Town & Country GC in Woodstown, NJ, John Bada went career low 64 (6 under) to pocket the SS net top prize. Dave Jacobson, from Medford Village CC (the old Sunny Jim GC) stuck it 5' 5" on #16 to win closest to pin. Thanks very much to Director of Golf and PGA pro, Jeff Bonicky and his staff for providing us with a very enjoyable day of golf.

 

Reminder that the event at Blue Heron Pines on March 15th is a two person scramble and you may bring a non-member as your partner....same format as the Christmas Scramble at Avalon. All we need is a verifiable handicap for your partner. Text me if you're planning to play 856-264-8405.

 

 

 

AWGL Schedule Update - 2/21/2019

 

 

Linwood CC is snow free and open for play with carts running. We are good to go for the AWGL event scheduled for tomorrow 2/22/2019 with a 10:00AM shotgun start. See everyone in the AM tomorrow and have a safe trip to Linwood.

 

 

February 16, 2019....Ramblewood's Dennis Serbin Goes Low with a Four Under 66 for the Net Win in Super Seniors at Greate Bay

 

At the 10:00AM shotgun it was a comfortable 50 with very light shore breezes. Within the next hour Mother Nature ramped up the fans and two to three club wind turned Greate Bay CC into a real test for the winter golfers. PGA pro, George Frake tourned the testy layout in 76 strokes from the blue tees for a win in the Open division. Formerly at Little Mill CC, George is now Director of Golf at Golf and Social in Philly. This is a top level golf simulator facility and definitely a spot to try. Jim Babst was on fire (no pun intended), putting together nines of 36 and 38 for 74 to go with his six handicap for 68 and low net in Senior. The Philly Fire Dept Battalion Chief plays at Five Ponds GC in Warminster, PA and turned in a card with five 3's and nothing higher than a bogie. He also hit a tour quality shot on the 12th, carving a seven iron into a back right, tucked pin for a par four. Senior low gross went to Dave West, playing out of Whitford CC in Exton, PA as he carded a nice 74. On Facebook, check out Dave's tee shot on the third hole...pretty smooth. Dave Jacobson from Medford Village CC continued his winning ways by posting 76 for low gross in Super Seniors. Dennis Serbin shot 77 on nines of 37 - 38, which included a double bogie and a triple bogie. Dennis tees it up at Ramblewood and was only two over par gross for the remaing 16 holes. Outstanding performance for an 11 handicapper. Thanks to John Petronis and Scott Dunn for their expert work in providing us a very nice venue for our event. Greate Bay has always been very good and it keeps getting better....outstanding golf facility.

 

 

 

 

 

L to R: Gary Peart - Centerton GC, Kevin Moore - Hanover CC, Bruce Seaman - Mercer Oaks GC and Howard Ennis - Centerton GC. Looks like the guys came to play in a three club wind at the beautifully conditioned Greate Bay CC during the recent AWGL event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy foursome here...just coming off the second green at Great Bay and headed to #3, their final hole of the AWGL event played on Friday. Pictured L to R: Jim Soukup - Pennsauken CC, Gerry Prodoehl - Philadelphia and Dennis Serbin - Ramblewood CC. Serbin took low SS net with 66 and Soukup finished in the money. Prodoehl won two weeks ago and added a shot to his handicap this week.

 

 

AWGL Schedule Update - 2/14/2019

 

Got a good report from Greate Bay GC and we are on for the event there tomorrow. The course is snow free and carts are running...cart path only. We will be teeing off at 10:00AM with a shotgun start. Coffee and donuts on hand from 8:15AM. See everyone in the AM and drive safe.

 

 

February 10, 2019....SunnyBrook's John Wilson Takes Super Senior Net at Shore Gate with a 68.....Castagna and Jacobson Fire Two Under 70's for Gross Wins

 

We're back to three divisions with a nice turnout at Shore Gate last Friday in the 11th event of the current AWGL season. Open Division low gross went to PGA pro, Dan Hoban out of Middletown GC in Langehorne, PA as he toured Shore Gate in 76 from the Blue Tees. Open net went to Bill Torlucci, recently retired PGA pro from Woodcrest CC, on his 73. Things warmed up in the Senior Division with Dom Castagna from Bensalem GC  carding a two under par 70, which included 5 birdies and seven 3's and a win in Senior gross. Ron Jaworski's Running Deer GC was well represented as Norm Charlesworth edged out Rocky Dare for Senior low net. Both shot net 72's and Norm's 4 handicap beat Rocky's 6. Great competition!!! Another two under 70 was posted by Medford Village's Dave Jacobson and it was good for first place in Super Senior gross. Jacobson's round featured six birdies....five of which were halved in the skin pool. Continuing his great play over the last two weeks, Sunnybrook CC linkster, John Wilson fired a smooth 88 to go with his 19 handicap, producing a winning 3 under 69 in SS Net. Closest to Pin on #14 went to Wedgwood's Sam Morris as he cozied one in to 14" to win the prize. As usual, we were very nicely treated by PGA pro, Harry Bittner and his great staff. Very enjoyable day at Shore Gate...great course in wonderful condition, nice winter playing conditions and cordial staff. Thanks, Harry!!!

 

Next week we head to Greate Bay GC on the 15th, followed by Linwood CC on the 22nd. Long range weather looks fairly encouraging, so let's keep fingers crossed for fair skies.

 

 

February 9, 2019....Super Senior Colarette Goes Career Low with a 74 at RiverWinds

 

In a weather related reschedule we moved the Burlington CC event to Ron Jaworski's RiverWinds Golf Club last Monday and we played all three age groups in one Open division. Low gross went to Bensalem's Dom Castagna as he posted a 2 over 74. A stroke back was Dave Jacobson from Medford Village. Playing out of Juniata GC in Philly, John Colarette turned in a career low 74 to go with his 13 handicap for a net winning 61. The smooth swinging retired Philadelphia police officer had nines of 39 and 35 (one under) and included was five birdies. The Bensalem boys made it a double win as Naz Gagliardi carved it to 8' on #2 for the closest to pin prize. 

 

Thanks to RiverWinds GM, Travis Lock and his staff for providing us a nice venue for our event. Next up is Shore Gate on 2/8 and Greate Bay on 2/15.

 

 

AWGL SCHEDULE UPDATE

 

We have scheduled an event at RiverWinds Golf Club for Monday 2/4 with a 10:00AM shotgun start. Al Turse will be running this tournament and please try to t to RiverWinds by 9:30 to sign. Travel safe and stay warm.

 

 

Event at Burlington CC on 2/1 is Cancelled

 

Sorry to report that the forecast for tomorrow at Burlington is temperatures in low 20's and wind chills in the teens. These are dangerous conditions and frosbite is a serious risk. Trying to possibly reschedule for Monday 2/4 and will keep everyone posted. Stay warm!!!

 

 

January 26, 2019....GOLDEN PHEASANT: Mallouk Eagles #1 & #14...Jacobson Sticks it 1" at #8 for CTP...Great Golf Day in the 30's

 

With temps in the mid to high 30's and, at times, a three club wind, twenty two players teed it up at Golden Pheasant in the toughest conditions of the AWGL season, so far. George Frake from Sugar House Golf and Lookaway's Tom DiCinti tied for low gross with 74's and a playoff of handicaps gave the win to DiCinti 1 to 5. Gerry Prodoehl shot an 87 to go with his 20 handicap for a 67 and a win in the Net division. Prodoehl from Philadelphia, went out in 48 and them stormed back in 39 for his winning total. There was a two-way tie for second net between Howard Ennis from Centerton and Lookaway's Tom Mallouk. Each player turned in net 70's and Mallouk's round featured two eagles...#1 and #14, both good for "skin" money. Birdies on #12 and #17 highlighted a nice round of 89 by Ennis. Playing out of Medford Village, Dave Jacobson hit a near perfect shot on the par three 8th with the shot stricking the flagstick and stopping 1" (that's right....one inch) from the cup for the Closest to the Pin prize.

 

Thanks goes out to PGA Professional, Brian Feldschneider and his great staff for providing us a nice track for our event at Golden Pheasant. BTW, the owners of Golden Pheasant have recently acquired the Links Golf club in Marlton, NJ and are going to great lengths to renovate the golf course and clubhouse. Would be a good idea to put this golf venue on your play list.

 

Early weather forcast for next Friday at Burlington CC is looking marginal for golf. The projected high is 30 degrees and with 10 to 15 MPH winds, the chill factor will drop to mid to low 20's.....way too cold for golf as frostbite becomes a possibility. Please stay tuned to the website and Facebook for late breaking news on next Friday's event

 

 

SCHEDULE CHANGE ALERT!

 

Atlantic City CC event on Friday 1/18 is cancelled

 

Sorry to report this cancellation as ACCC is really one of the highlights of the schedule. We will try to reschedule on a Monday in late February or March. With the weather forecast calling for rain/light snow on Friday morning, it did not look good to move the event to another course. We go to Golden Pheasant GC on 1/25 and Burlington CC on 2/1. Keep your fingers crossed for a good break in the weather.

 

 

January 13, 2019.... Al Turse Jams it 10' on #5 for CTP Win at The Shore Club

 

It was "frosty" at The Shore Club last Friday...temps in mid 30's and a three club wind. Due to the light turnout, we combined all three divisions and in spite of tough conditions some good scores were posted. Dave Jacobson and Jim Babst each shot 79's and Jacobson from Medford Village took low gross. Playing out of J.F. Byrne, Babst won low net with 73. Second net went to Tom Faro from J.F. Byrne as he posted 74. Hickory Valley's Bruce Schaffer was in third net on the strength of his 75 and Dennis Serbin from Ramblewood grabbed the last money spot with 76. Al Turse knocked it close on #5 and the Centerton GM took closest to pin with a shot 10' from the hole.

 

We got hit pretty good with snow Saturday night and the 4" to 6" accumulation is slowly melting away. We'll keep you posted on the conditions at Atlantic City CC for the event scheduled there this coming Friday.

 

 

January 8, 2019....Frake...Babst...Jacobson Take the Low Gross at Ramblewood

 

The new year got off to a good start at Ron Jaworski's Ramblewood CC as the winter leaguers put up some nice numbers in the eighth event of the current season. PGA pro, George Frake shot 75 to take the Open gross. George was tied by Woodcrest pro, Cliff Still and Cliff's 5 handicap gave him a win in Net. Dan Hoban from Middletown GC in Langhorne, PA knocked it 16' 2" on Blue #4 for closest to the pin. Not to be out done, Cliff Still made it a double win with a shot to 13' 4" for the CTP win on White #3. In the Seniors, Philly fire Captain, Jim Babst, playing out of J. F. Byrne took low gross with 78 and Centerton's Mark Wiley shot a nice 85 to go with his 15 handicap for net 70 and a win. Medford Village's Dave Jacobson put up nines of 37 - 38 for a three over par 75 and first place in Super Senior gross. Gerry Prodoehl from Philadelphia pocketed the Super Senior net first prize with a 65. Thanks to Ramblewood's Head Golf Professional, Grant Wakefield and his excellent staff for providing us a super nice venue for our event.

 

Next Friday we head to the Shore Club (formerly Wildwood CC) and the weather forecast is calling for some real cold temps. We're going to try to get the event played, but will carefully watch the temperature as frostbite in not a good thing.

 

 

December 5, 2018....Fuller and Pace "Eagle" the Par 5 Seventh for a Skin in the "Christmas Scramble"

 

"Down the Shore" at the Avalon Golf Club we played the annual "Christmas Scramble" last Friday and twenty five teams of two teed it up under very nice winter shore conditions...here's how it played out. Open division low gross went to the Woodcrest team of pro, Val Vadino and his Rutgers U. teammate Pete DeStefano as they posted a 64 which included seven birdies and no bogies. Things got tight in Open net as the team of Don Larcher from Centerton and Running Deer's Tom Smith nipped John Jester from the Barefoot Resort and Sean Rennie playing out of J.F. Byrne in Philly in a playoff. Both teams turned in 64's and stayed tied with 4 stroke handicaps each. In a playoff of holes starting at #18 and going back, Larcher and Smith won on the third extra hole with a birdie 3 on #16. The boys from J.F. Byrne scored another win as Tom Faro and Bill Serody shot 66 to take the Senior gross top prize. Bob Wheeler and Bill Giulian from Juniata GC carded an 8 under par 63 for the win in Senior net. Looks like the Philly guys came to play. The Super Senior division saw some very good play as Bensalem's (PA) Naz Gagliardi and Jon Mabry from the Moorestown Field Club posted 63 for the win in Gross...the best gross score of the day. Medford Village's Bob Davy and Bill Jensen shot 61 and pocketed first place money in the SS's. Closest to the Pin on #3 went to Gerry Prodoehl and Pat Curran as the Philadelphia twosome hit it 12' from the cup. Juniata's Chris Dunham and John Capotosti from Buena Vista snugged it to 8' on #11 for a CTP win.

 

Thanks very much to Avalon PGA Director of Golf, Ted Wenner and Golf Professional, Dennis Jones for their efforts to provide us with a very enjoyable day on a nicely conditioned golf course. Thank you goes to Tara in the golf shop, as well. Avalon has always been a very gracious and supportive host to AWGL events down through the years. A great place to play golf. We're off the next two weeks for the holidays and AWGL play will resume on Friday January 4th at Ron Jaworski's Ramblewood GC. From Pat, Al and me...we wish everyone a very happy and enjoyable holiday and we'll look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

 

Important Announcement!

 

AWGL Tournament Director, Al Turse has made special arrangements for a day of golf at Running Deer GC on Friday December 21st. Starting at 10:00 AM and running for an hour (approx 8 foursomes). Cost is $30 for greenfee and cart, plus a $10 skins game. Entries on a first come first served basis. If you would like to play, text Al at 856-628-2253

 

 

 

                        

 

December 8, 2018...Hoban, Turse and Gagliardi Take Top Net Prizes at Stone Harbor

 

We really lucked out with our event at the Stone Harbor Golf Club last friday, as the rest of the shore was still partially snow covered and the courses weren't open for play. The course was in quite good condition and some very nice play was recorded on the scoreboard. PGA golf professional, Fran Mulholland from the Shore Club (Wildwood CC), shot 78 from the blue tees and took the top gross prize in the Open division. Middletown GC's

Hoban won Open net with 73. The Open division had another winner as PGA pro, Don Larcher from the Centerton GC won the closest to pin on #17 with a shot 3' 4" from the cup. The Senior division saw Chris Dunham continue his nice play this season and the Juniata Golf Club (Philly) linkster posted 78 to take first in gross. AWGL Tournament Director, Al Turse, playing out of the Centerton Golf Club played a steady round of 40 - 40 for a total of 80 and with his 11 handicap he pocketed the net prize with a 3 under par 69. Al also won two skins. Not to be out done, the Super Seniors really came to play and Jon Mabry shot the best round of the day...a 75 and good for 1st in gross. Playing out the Moorestown Field Club, Jon made three birdies enroute to his winning score. Back in the winner's circle was Naz Gagliardi from Bensalem GC (PA) as he edged out Hickory Valley's Bruce Schaffer for low net in a playoff of handicaps. Both players posted net 72's and Naz's 6 handicap beat Bruce's 14 for the top spot.

 

Thanks very much to Stone Harbor's PGA Director of Golf, Matt Crowley and his great staff for providing us an outstanding venue for our event.

 

 

 

 

 

Pictured above is Centerton Golf Club's Mark Wiley receiving a dozen Titleist golf balls from Tom Smith. Mark stuck an 8 iron 3' 10" on the third hole at Pennsauken to win the closest to pin prize.

 

Next Friday we go to the Avalon Golf Club for the annual Christmas Scramble. In this two-person event an AWGL member may bring a non member as a partner, eg; wife, son/daughter, neighbor or business associate. The only requirement is that the non-member partner has a verifiable handicap. The net scores will be determined by deducting 25% of the combined handicaps. The tee sheet is beginning to fill up and it would be very helpful if you would text me your team with handicaps. Text to: 856-264-8405

 

A long time AWGL member, Bob Babiak goes in for hip replacement surgery next week and I'm sure you join us in wishing him the very best. We'll have a get well card on the table for you to sign.

 

 

"We're good to go at Stone Harbor tomorrow"

 

Just off the phone with the folks at Stone Harbor and they got a light dusting of flurries and most is gone now. They are open for play today...Thursday...and will definitely be open for play tomorrow...Friday.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: CART PATHS ONLY

 

Please call or text...856-624-8405...if you are planning to play Stone Harbor tomorrow. Thanks and please travel safe.

 

 

December 1, 2018....Dan Hoban's Even Par 70 Wins Open Division at Pennsauken

 

Dan Hoban, PGA Director of Golf at Middletown CC in Langhorne, PA, shot an even par 70 to finish first in the Open division at Pennsauken CC last Friday. This gives Hoban three victories in the four AWGL events played thus far...pretty good start. Open division low net went to Dom Castagna as he posted a 70. The Bensalem CC (PA) player posted a 78 to go with his 8 handicap for the winning total. In the Senior division, Mike Owsik also made it three wins, taking the low gross prize with a 72. Playing out of John F. Byrne GC in Philly, Tom Faro put up nines of 39-36 for a gross 75 and his 10 handicap produced a 5 under 65...good for first in Senior net. Closest to Pin on #3 went to Centerton GC's Mark Wiley as he stuck a nice 8 iron 3' 10" from the cup to win a dozen Titleist golf balls.

In the Super Seniors, Dave Jacobson from Medford Village CC shot 76 to take the top spot in gross. Mike DiCriscio went out in 38 and back in 40 for a total of 78 to go with his 10 handicap and his net 68 was good for a win in SS net.

 

Some very good golf was played at the very nicely conditioned Pennsauken CC course and the after golf getogether was enjoyable thanks to the great staff at PCC. Thanks to Quentin Griffith III for his efforts to provide us an extremely well organized venue for our event.

 

Next Friday 12/7 we head down the Stone Harbor for event #5 and if you can let me know your plans to play, this would help us in the planning. Reminder thet the annual Christmas Scramble at Avalon is a 2 person scramble and you may invite a non-member to be your partner. This is an opportunity to play with a family member (son, daughter, wife...even grandmother or your next door neighbor). All we need is a verifiable handicap as the net scores will be based on 1/4 of the combined handicaps.

November 24, 2018....Chris Dunham Bags a $70 Skin in Senior Division...#7

 

Snowed out on Friday, 24 players toured the nicely conditioned Valleybrook Golf Club last Monday and the testy layout yeilded some good scores. Open division gross went to PGA pro, Dan Hoban from Middletown GC in Langhorne, PA. Dan's 75 took the top spot. Open net honors went to Woodcrest pro, Val Vadino, as he posted a nice round of 3 under 69. Mike Owsik of the M Golf Center in Bryn Mawr, PA shot the only par round of the day and his 72 lead Senior gross. Playing out of Hanover, NJ, Kevin Moore paired a 21 handicap with a gross 88 for a Senior net winning 67. Medford Village's Dave Jacobson continued his winning ways and his one over 73 won the Super Senior gross. A four under 68 was turned in by Bill Holmes from Town & Country GC and he won SS net by two strokes.

 

Thanks very much to Valleybrook's GM and PGA professional, Bill McCoy for providing us with a very nice and enjoyable day of golf. The Valleybrook staff always works hard to make our event a pleasant experience.

 

Next Friday we head to the Pennsauken CC and PGA Director of Golf, Quentin Griffith advise that the course is in great shape and he and his staff are ready for our event. See everyone at PCC and travel safe.

 

 

 

 

Shotgun at Valleybrook on Friday is now 10:30

 

 

 

 

 

November 10, 2018....Ed Witczak Sticks it 2' 11" for Super Sr. CTP at Twisted Dune

 

Looks like we made the right call this time and missed the rain at Twisted Dune GC last Friday. The 9:30 AM shotgun start got everyone off the course by 2:00, beating the downpour by an hour. The links style Twisted Dune course was in superb condition and 41 players tested their skills under windy and cold conditions.

 

Open division low gross went to Dan Hoban, PGA Director of Golf at Middletown CC in Langhorne, PA as he posted great 79 from the Blue tees. Centerton's Dan Ayars took Open net with 75. Closest to Pin on #16 saw PGA pro, George Frake nail it 8' 7" for the win.

 

Mike Owsik from the M Golf Center in Bryn Mawr, PA made it two wins in a row by finishing first in Senior division gross. Mike's 75 was a shot higher than Dave Smith's 74, but Smith took Senior low net with a 64. Given the weather conditions and the difficulty of Twisted Dune these two rounds deserve very special mention. Playing out of the Cape May County Golf Center, Dave also won Senior CTP on #8 with shot ending up 7' 6" from the cup

 

Lot of action in the Super Seniors and Medford Village's Dave Jacobson went low with 77, winning the top gross prize. In SS net, there was a playoff for first with Ed Witczak from Golden Pheasant beating Back Creek's Steve Walinsky. They tied with net 71's and the draw continued as they were both 13 handicappers. Ed won the playoff on the fourth extra hole with a par four to Steve's bogie five. Witczak doubled up, winning SS closest to Pin on #8 with a great shot. ending up 2' 11" from the flagstick.

 

A big thank you to Jim Endres, GM at Twisted Dune for making our day there so enjoyable. Jim gave us cards, good for a $39.00 greenfee through the winter at Twisted Dune. Pat handed them out at the scorer's table and if we missed let us know and we'll get you a card. Next week...Friday 11/16 at Ron Jaworski's Valleybrook CC in Washington Township and early weather forecasts look pretty good....no rain, hopefully.

 

 

November 8, 2018....We're on at Twisted Dune tomorrow....9:30 AM Shotgun

 

With the weather forecast improving slightly for tomorrow, we're going to play the event at Twisted Dune Golf Club as scheduled. The only change is the Shotgun start moves from 10:00 AM to 9:30 AM in an effort to avoid the rains showers starting around 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Pat, Al and I will be getting there between 7:30 and 8:00 with coffee and donuts/pastry. Remember, the shotgun is 9:30 AM, not 10:00 AM. Please travel safe.

 

 

Running Deer on Friday 11/2 is cancelled due to forecast of rain all day. This event is rescheduled for Monday 11/5 at Running Deer.

 

Call Klay Knerr at Running Deer...856-358-2000 and book a starting time. The Monday tournament is not a shotgun start.

 

 

 

 

October 28, 2018....Schaffer Aces #17 in AWGL Opener at Avalon

 

Bruce Schaffer, playing out of Hickory Valley GC holed out a 6 iron on the 17th hole at Avalon during the opening event of the 32nd season of the Atlantic Winter Golf League. The ace was number two for Bruce and lead to a nice round of 83.

 

Open division low gross went to Mark Kosko from Sea Oaks as he posted a two over 73. Golden Pheasant's Rich Wade shot a  net 74 and won the top prize in Open. Rich doubled up with closest to pin win on #17 as his shot ended up 26 feet from the cup.

 

Great action in the Senior division; Mike Owsik from M Golf Center shot a one under 70 to edge Five Pond's Jim Babst by a stroke for 1st in gross. Babst's great even par 71 yeilded a net 64 and the top spot in net. Long hitting Centerton player, Gary Peart won Senior closest to pin with a shot 24' from the cup on #5. Gary's second shot on #18 hit the flagstick and ended up 8' from the cup for a tap-in birdie. Amazingly, Woodcrest's Cliff Still also made a three on #18 to halve the skin.

 

In the Super Senior division gross, Dave Jacobson from Medford Village and Moorestown FC's Jon Mabry tied with 74's and Jacobson won a playoff of handicaps 3 to 4. Howard Ennis won SS net with a 5 under par 66. The Centerton player combined a good 84 with his 18 handicap for the winning score. Super Senior closest to pin on #5 went to Jacobson as he stuck it 6' from the hole.

 

Next Friday, 11/2 we're at Running Deer GC in Pittsgrove with a 10:00AM shotgun start.

 

 

October 8, 2018....Opening Event at Avalon - October 26th

 

Before you know it, we'll be back in action for some great cool weather golf. Report from Ted Wenner has Avalon in beautiful condition and long range weather forecast is favorable. Remember, the opening day at Avalon is a consecutive starting time event, starting at 8:00AM. Give them a call at 609-465-4653 and book a time for your group (foursome). We will be playing a few new courses this winter season, including Linwood CC, Burlington CC and back at Twisted Dune GC. You'll notice the Shore Club on the schedule and may think it's a new venue. Not so, it's the great Wildwood CC with a new name. At the request of several members, we're going to try a few more team events....scrambles, BB of two and BB of four at sites to be determined.

 

Don't forget Dan Hoban's tournament at Middletown CC on October 28th. The two-man scramble starts with breakfast and liquid refreshments at 9:30, watch the Eagles game in London followed by a 12:30 shotgun start. $75.00 entry fee includes breakfast, greenfees, cart and prizes. See Dan's number below.

 

September 8, 2018....Breakfast, Birds and Birdies at Middletown CC

 

As we head into mid-September it's starting to look & feel like cool weather is just around the corner. Just heard from Woodcrest and they will not be open for groups on Fridays and we will now go to Valleybrook CC on November 16th. In response to several member requests, we will play a two-man team event....front nine scramble and back nine better ball of partners with 1/4 combined handicaps.

 

Again this year, Dan Hoban is hosting the Breakfast, Birds & Birdies 2-Man Scramble at Middletown CC on Sunday, October 28th. Show up at Middletown around 9:00am for breakfast and liquid refreshments, watch the Eagles game from London from 9:30 and then a 12:30 shotgun tournament. $75.00 entry fee includes; greensfees, cart, breakfast and prizes. Give Dan a call at 215-757-6951 ext 10. if you are intersted in playing. Entries limited to first 60 teams.

 

July 16, 2018....Pro-Am Revision.....The Tournament is Now a Two-Man Scramble

 

We're still playing at Centerton GC on Friday July 27th, but the format has changed. A lot of players had trouble putting together a four man team, so we've changed the the tournament to a two-man scramble...any combination of handicaps. You will get 25% of your combined handicaps. Example: Player A is a 10 handicap and player B is a 14. The total of handicaps is 24 and 25% of 24 is 6 and six would be the scramble team handicap. Prizes will be awarded for gross and net and we'll have Closest to Pin contests on three par 3's. So far we have about 10 teams signed up and we're looking for a field of around fifty. Text or email me with your team so we can set up the foursomes. If you have a foursome of two teams, that's fine...just let me know the teams. Text Tom Smith at 856-264-8405.

 

 

AWGL Pro-Am

 

Friday July 27, 2018

 

Centerton Golf Club.....12:00 Noon Shotgun

 

 

That's right, we're going to try a Pro-Am in a couple of weeks and here's the way it's going to work. We divide the AWGL membership into four (4) handicap groups. Group A will be the "Pros" and have handicaps of 9 or less. Group B handicaps 10 to 14, Group C handicaps 15 to 19 and Group D handicaps 20 and up ( max of 24).

 

You will enter as a team of four with a player from each handicap group. The tournament format will be best two balls of four, with prizes for gross and net. Closest to pin prizes on three (3) par threes. Centerton has extended a very generous trail fee and the entry fee will be $65 and include golf with a cart and tournament prizes. Contestants will play Blue Tees (Open Division up to 49...senior pros play White Tees), White Tees (Seniors 50 to 65) and Gold Tees (Super Seniors 66 and up, except single digit handicaps which will play White Tees). We will need you to enter in advance of the start so we can set up the scorecards for gross and net competition. Text me with your entry 856-264-8405. Entry fees can be paid at check in.

 

This post will be followed up with an email and an additional post on the AWGL Facebook page. Thanks to the hard work of Don Larcher and his golf course crew and Al Turse, the Centerton golf course has made a very good turn around and is in much improved condition. Following golf we will hang out in the golfer's grill for a beer or two....or three and some light fare. This event is a try at expanding the AWGL season and we don't need a huge field for it to be a success. If we get 10 or 12 foursomes, it will be a very nice event. Any questions, call or text me at the number above.

 

 

July 2, 2018...Schedule Set for 2018/2019 Winter League Season

 

Sitting at the computer in Millville and it's hard to imagine playing golf in temps under 50 with the outside thermometer hovering around 98 degrees. It won't be too much longer and we'll be layering up for some great cool weather golf. The schedule is set and can be found under the Tournament section on the AWGL website. We will be playing a couple of new courses this season, with the addition of Burlington CC and Linwood CC. Eighteen events altogether with a kickoff at Avalon GC on October 26, 2018 and the Championship, also at Avalon, on March 22, 2019.

 

 

March 28, 2018...Mike Olson Wins AWGL Championship at Avalon

 

Without a lot of cooperation from Mother Nature, we finally got the 2017/2018 AWGL Championship completed at Avalon Golf Club on last Friday. A nice field of 61 turned out for the event and another two club wind provided a stern test to the player's skills. Mike Olson, playing out of Medford Village took the Open division gross with an even par 71 and became the 31st champion of the Atlantic Winter Golf League. Mike's steady round included two birdies and an eagle 3 on #12. Finishing in the runner up spot was Little Mill PGA Director of Golf, George Frake, as he posted a 76. Open net first place money went Shaun Rennie from J.F. Byrne as he edged out Golden Pheasant's Dan Britt 69 to 71. Dan returned to the winner's table to receive the Open Division Player of the Year award.

 

Senior division saw some great action and close competition. Joe Russo from Running Deer had nines of 36 - 35 which included four birdies and his even par 71 won the gross prize. Close behind, only a stroke away at 72 was Mike Owsik from M Golf Center in Philly. The trip south proved worthwhile for Kevin Moore as the Hanover, NJ player won Senior net with a great 5 under 66. He beat Al Turse from Centerton by two shots. Senior Player of the Year was won by Tom Alestock from Running Deer.

 

Topping off a very successful winter golf season, Medford Village's Dave Jacobson carded an even par 71 for the win in Super Senior gross. Sunnybrook's (Phila.) John Wilson shot his career low winter league round of 81 and with his 17 handicap a super net score of 64 lead Super Seniors by three. Bob Babiak from Cedar Creek (N. Jersey) and Ramblewood's Dennis Serbin tied for second with 67's. Jon Mabry was second in SS gross and the Moorestown FC player won Super Senior Player of the Year, completing a very succesful year of golf. The Super Seniors competed for closest to pin on #5 and John Bada from Town and Country hit it close to take the prize. Kevin Moore doubled down as he stiffed it on #11 for the CTP prize.

 

All things considered, we completed a good winter golf season with eighteen events. The inconsistent and unpredictable weather provided a serious challenge and we got through it fairly well. Thanks goes out to Pat Smith and Al Turse for their invaluable help in organizing and administering the weekly events. Could not be done with out their excellent help. Also, would like to extend much gratitude to the golf professionals who have gone out of their way to provide us with very nice venues for our winter events. Many of you have expressed a wish to play an event or two in the good weather and we will try to do this in 2018. Using the AWGL Facebook page, you can express your thoughts and suggestions on how we can improve the AWGL events and make this experience more enjoyable.

 

Thanks for your support and good sportsmanship this season. Have a great Spring, Summer and Fall of golf and we'll see you all next November for another season of cool weather on the links.

 

 

 

 

Pictured above is the 2017/2018 AWGL Champion, Mike Olson (L) recieving his first place award from Tom Smith (R)

 

 

 

Snowed Out at Avalon!!!

 

The AWGL Championship scheduled for Friday 3/23/2018 is cancelled and rescheduled for Monday 3/26/2018

 

 

We will still have a 10:00AM shotgun start and we'll be at Avalon from 8:00AM with coffee and donuts. Please call Avalon at 609-465-4653 before you leave for the shore, just to make sure the course is open for play.

 

 

 

March 18, 2018...St. Patty's Scramble at Blue Heron Pines...A Great Test on a Great Course...Ayars & Turse Take Open with 67...Spratt & Paul Top Seniors on 70...Jacobson & Serbin Go Low with 66 in Super Seniors.

 

The Blue Heron Pines course was in great winter shape and Director of Golf, Chuckie Filling had it set up just right for the final event of the AWGL 2017/2018 regular season...our 31st year. Dan Ayars from Running Deer and Centerton's Al Turse teamed up well and their 67 was good for the gross win in the Open division. Middletown (PA) pro, Dan Hoban and Jim Babst from J.F. Byrne were on fire and turned in a 67 for the Open net first place. Not to worry about the fire...Babst is a Captain in the Philadelphia Fire Department. Senior division found The Running Deer tandem of Fred Spratt and Tom Paul touring the excellent BHP layout in 70 to take first in Senior gross. Senior net went to Juniata's Chris Dunham and Hank Haelsebach on the strength of a 67. They won in a playoff of handicaps; 6 to 8 over Howard Ennis and Miles Homan from Centerton. Best round of the day went to Dave Jacobson from Medford Village and Ramblewood's Dennis Serbin. With nines of 32 - 34, their 66 won the Super Senior gross. Playing out of the host club, Gary Dornhoefer and George Tzaferos from Tavistock posted a nice 66 to win SS net in a handicap playoff (4 to 7) over Golden Pheasant linkster, Ed Witczak and Sunnybrook's John Wilson. Closest to pin honors on #11 went to Tom Emanuel from Golden Pheasant with a great shot that stopped 3' 10' from the cup. Compliments to Chuckie Filling and his staff for the extra effort to provide a very enjoyable dayfor the AWGL contestants.

 

Next Friday we head to Avalon for the season Championship. The weather forecast has improved a little...now a high of 50 and sunny. Drop me a text 856-264-8405 if you and/or your group are playing. We'll be there from 8:00AM on in preparation for a 10:00AM shotgun start. Three regular season events are required for eligibilty to play in the championship. Entry fee: $60.00. Buffet to follow golf. Am picking of CMN and BHP gift cards today and they will be on hand Friday.

 

 

March 10, 2018....."Blow Ye Winds, Blow"...Jacobson's 74 Takes Super Senior Gross in a Three Club Wind at Cape May National.

 

In the aftermath of the recent Nor'easter the winds at Cape May National added to the test on this classic links style course. Dan Britt from Golden Pheasant was up to the challenge and posted 78 to take the top gross prize in the Open division. Woodcrest pro, Bill Torlucci won Open net with 76. In the Seniors, Mike Owsik from M Golf Center in Bryn Mawr carded 77, good for first place in gross. Playing out of Centerton, Gary Peart continued his winning ways with a net 70 and grabbed the top senior net prize. Owsik also added to his winning with four skins. Super Senior group saw the best round of the day posted as Dave Jacobson went out in 39 and roared back with 35 for a 74 and a gross victory. Hugh Curran from Cobbs Creek (Philly) went low with a 69 and beat everyone in Super Senior net. Unfortunately, the closest to pin card was misplaced and we don't know who won. If anyone saw the name and distance, let us know.

 

Next week week head to Ron Jaworki's Blue Heron Pines and the event will be a two-man/person scramble...same format as the Christmas Scramble at Avalon. We'll play in three divisions with team members playing from tees by age. Up to age 49 play the blue tees, 50 to 65 play the white tees and 66 and up play the gold/yellow tees. Net scores will be based on 1/4 (25%) of combined handicaps. Seniors and Super Seniors may move up in divisions, but Open and Seniors may not move down. Please text with your team as it will help getting things set up. The following Friday 3/23 is the championship at Avalon. We'll be starting with a shotgun at 10:00 and with all the cancellations and reschedules, the minimum number of regular season rounds to qualify is now three (3). Following golf we'll have a buffet and award prizes. Drop me a text if your and/or your group are planning to play. Text to 856-264-8405

 

Long time AWGL member and certainly one of the best players in the 31 year history of the league, Bob Cisowski is heading for Florida to start a new chapter in his life. A send off is planned for Sunday 3/25 at the Woodstown Hotel from 2:00PM..til. Anyone wishing to say so long to Bob can stop by...food and drinks available.

 

 

 

 

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Getting ready to tee off on #1 at Running Deer.

Pictured above L to R: Mark Wiley, Gary Peart, Bob Davy and Bill Jensen

Gary made three 2's on the par threes and Bob won SS net.

 

 

March 7, 2018...Bob Cisowski Sticks it 5' on #7 for CTP Win at Running Deer

 

Nice turnout of 40 players toured the beautiful Running Deer course last Monday and some good numbers hit the scoreboard. Millville police officer, Dan Ayars, playing out of the home course took the Open division gross with 74. Bensalem's (Philly) Dom Castagna won gross low net as his 69 beat Rich Wade from Golden Pheasnt in a playoff of handicaps....8 to 9. In the Seniors, Gary Peart made three 2's enroute to 79 and his 11 handicap gave him a net winning 68. The long hitter from Centerton also won 3 skins for his birdies on the par threes. The Philly guys showed up again as Jim Babst from John F. Byrne lead the senior gross with 80. Bob Cisowski returned to the winners circle with a win in Super Senior gross. The outstanding Centerton player tied with Moorestown FC's Jon Mabry at 75 and the tie continued with a match of handicaps 4 to 4. The playoff went to the 5th extra hole with Bobby C emerging the winner. Some real steady golf was played by Bob Davy as he posted nines of 42 - 41 to go with his 14 handicap and the Medford Village player carded 69....good for a win in SS net. Bob Cisowski doubled up with a Closest to Pin winning shot which ended up 5' from the cup.

 

Compliments to Klay Knerr, Director of Golf at Running Deer, and his great staff for providing us with a very enjoyable day. The course was great, thanks to Charlie Clark and the cordiality of Dante in the pro shop and Mario in the bar added greatly to the fun.

 

Have been in touch with the folks at Cape May National and they are not getting any snow at the moment (11:00am on Wednesday) and we're good to go for Friday 3/9. Keep an eye on the website and Facebook for late breaking news.

 

 

March 4, 2018..."We're Playing at Running Deer Tomorrow"

 

Good news from Klay Knerr, Director of Golf at Running Deer.....the power is back on (down for 36 hours), the turf is drying out nicely and the course is open for play. Carts will be running; cart paths only. The high winds during the storm brought a few trees down and we'll call them Ground Under Repair.

 

We'll be at Running Deer from 8:00AM on with coffee and donuts and the tournament start will be a 10:00AM shotgun. See everyone at RD tomorrow morning and please.....Drive Safe!

 

 

March 3, 2018...Important!!! AWGL Schedule Update

 

Running Deer Golf Club took a pretty good hit during the recent storm. Course is extremely wet and ciurrently closed. Golf Director, Klay Knerr advises that he will be able to give us a go/no go by 12 noon tomorrow 3/4. In the event that Running Deer remains closed to play on Monday 3/5, we will move the AWGL event to the Centerton Golf Club with the same 10:00AM shotgun start. Stay tuned to the website and AWGL Facebook page for the latest word on play for Monday 3/5.

 

 

Schedule Change Alert!!!

 

The weather forecast for Friday 3/2 is not good...90% chance of heavy rain and wind gusts approaching 40 MPH. Not the kind of weather for playing golf.

 

We are moving the Running Deer event from Friday 3/2 to Monday 3/5 and will keep the 10:00AM shotgun start. The tournament will still be at Running Deer and we will be there at 8:00AM with coffee and donuts. Please text me 856-264-8405 if you and/or your group will be playing.

 

February 25, 2018

 

The rain went away and 23 intrepid linksters tested the challenging track at Shore Gate.We combined the three divisions into one and Gary Dornhoefer made it a double with a nice one over par 73 for the low gross round of the day. Dorney plays out of Blue Heron Pines, where we're headed on 3/16...the last regular season event before the championship on 3/23. Dan Hoban from Middletown and Juniata's John Blackmon shared gross runner up money with 78's. Little Mill pro, George Frake completed the list of prize winners in gross with a 79. Running Deer's Tom Paul shot a nice 80 to go with his 10 handicap and took low net honors with a 2 under 70. Ed Witczak from Golden Pheasant was second in net with even par 72. Tom Paul made it a double win for the day as he knocked it 5 feet for closest to pin.

 

Next Friday Running Deer will host the AWGL and the early weather forecast doesn't look real good. Am in process of trying to move the event to Monday 3/5. Stay tuned to the website and Facebook for updates. Due to schedule changes and cancellations, the minimum number of regular season events to qualify for the championship is now three (3). That means you must have played in three (3) regular season events to be eligible to compete in the championship at Avalon on 3/23...rain date 3/30.

 

 

February 17, 2018..."Thanks" Mother Nature...Greate Day at Greate Bay!

 

The rains held off just enough to allow a tenacious field of 25 to challenge the nice Greate Bay CC layout and the scoreboard featured some very good results. Dan Britt from Golden Pheasant took top prize in Open gross with 74. Dan beat Steve Barry by a shot and Steve's 5 handicap gave him a net 70, good for low Open net. Laurel Creek's Joe Russo took his sharp game to another win as he lead the Senior gross with 73. John Blackmon and Bill Giulian tied for low net in the Seniors with 70's. In a playoff of handicaps John's 5 beat Bill's 12 and the Juniata twosome took home some winnings. Playing out of Medford Village, Dave Jacobson continued on a hot streak with another win in Super Senior gross division. Dave's two over par 72 was the low gross round of the day. SS net went to Dennis Serbin from J.F. Byrne on the strength of his two under 68. Closest to the pin on hole number 3 went to Golden Pheasant's Rich Wade as he nestled a shot 4' 8" from the hole. Much appreciate the effort of the Greate Bay staff to provide us with a very well conditioned course and a comfortable post golf setting.

 

Next Friday we go to Shore Gate, followed by Running Deer on March 2nd. Fourteen events are in the books and lets hope the decent weather continues to follow us we head down the backstretch of the current AWGL season.

 

 

February 11, 2018...Dan Hoban Takes Open with 74...Low Senior to Joe Russo on 68...Gary Dornhoefer Skated to a Win in Super Seniors with 70...GREAT SCORES!!!

 

The classic Atlantic City CC layout was in perfect condition and over 40 winter league players were certainly up to the test. Middletown CC pro, Dan Hoban was steady with nines of 36-38 and his 74 bested Lodie von Tonder fom Sakima by two shots in the Open gross. First place Open net money went to Dominic Castagna from Bensalem (PA.) as he carded a 70. In the Senior division the low round of the day was posted by the AWGL defending champion as Joe Russo, playing out of Laurel Creek shot a 2 under 68, which included 4 threes and 2 twos. Senior net went to Jim Babst from J.F. Byrne in Philly as he won a playoff of handicaps with Middletown's Greg Bumgardner 6 to 7. Both players finished with net scores of 72. Philadelphia Flyer hockey great, Gary Dorhoefer from Blue Heron Pines shot an even par 70 to pocket Super Senior first place money. His card showed six 3's....five on the back nine. Close on Dorney's heels was Medfrod Village's Dave Jacobson as he turned in a 72 to go with his 5 handicap gave him a SS net victory. Closest to the pin on hole #17 went to Juniata's Bob Wheeler as he nailed it 2' 1" for an almost gimme bird....he made the putt, BTW. NO GIMMES!

 

Big thanks you to host professional, Barry Showalter and his great staff for providing us with a very enjoyable day at this iconic golf facility. ACCC was in wonderful condition and the after golf atmosphere was welcoming and quite comfortable. This is certainly a "Bucket List" course and deserves a play in fair weather.

 

Next Ffriday we head to Greate Bay CC in Somers Point, NJ and the early weather forecast looks favorable. Slight chance of light rain and mid 40 temps. It's a 10:00AM shotgun....Travel Safe!

 

 

 

We're playing at Wildwood tomorrow......11:00AM Shotgun start

 

 

 

January 31, 2018.....Up Date on Wildwood CC Schedule Change

 

Just advised by staff at Wildwood that they still have a little snow on the course and the superintendent will make a go/no go call by 2:30 today. We sent an email blast out advising the conditions and ask that you call Wilwood before leaving tomorrow morning...Pro Shop: 609-465-7823. We're going to make every effort to get this tournament in and will let you know ASAP. Thanks for your patience....it's why we call it the Winter League.

 

 

January 28, 2018.....Britt 74...Alestock 73...Jacobson 76 Take Gross in Open, Sr. & S Sr. at Golden Pheasant

 

Little chilly last Friday and after a thirty minute frost delay 31 players hit the beautifully conditioned Golden Pheasant course and some real good numbers were posted. Representing the host club, Dan Britt shot 2 over 74 for first place in Open division gross. Sakima's Lodie von Tonder took Open low net with 72 after a playoff of handicaps (3 to 8) with PGA pro, Bill Torlucci from Woodcrest CC. The Senior division produced the low round of the day with Tom Alestock, playing out of Running Deer GC, carding a one over 73. Juniata GC's (Philly) Bill Giulian lead the Senior net group with a real nice 65. Dave Jacobson continued to turn in low numbers and the Medford Village CC linkster carded 76 to top the Super Senior gross. Juniata made it a double win as Bob Wheeler lead the SS net with 67.

 

PGA professional at Golden Pheasant, Brian Feldschneider was a great host and we are certainly grateful for his efforts in making our event enjoyable and smooth running. Briefly spoke with Brian about having a good weather event at GP...possibly a pro-am format in the summer. More on that to come. Next Friday 2/2/2018 we'll be at Wildwood CC and the early weather forecast is not real good with a 90% chance of rain/snow. Stay tuned to the website and the AWGL Facebook page for late news. We'll make a call by 12 noon on Thursday 2/1.

 

 

 

Clip Art:Photos Of Philadelphia Eagles Logo Clip Art

 

Go Eagles!

 

 

January 21, 2018.....Great Day at Mays Landing...Castagna, Alestock and Cisowski go Low in Gross...Wade, Babst and Curran Tops in Net...Capotosti Wins CTP...GO EAGLES!!!

 

Mother Nature really cooperated with us and Mays Landing CC was snow free and in beautiful condition for the AWGL event last Friday. Dom Castagna from Bensalem GC in Philly took the Open division gross with a nice 77. Medford Village's Mike Olson finishing second on 80. Open net went to Rich Wade, as the Golden Pheasant player posted 75 and beat out David Quinn from Centerton by a single shot.

 

Senior division saw Running Deer's Tom Alestock finish first in gross with 78, while Jim Babst from J.F. Byrne lead the net category with 74.

 

Bob Cisowski from Centerton continued his excellent play and took the top spot in Super Senior gross with 83. Playing out of Cobb's Creek (Philadelphia), Hugh Curran turned in nines of 46-40 less his 15 handicap for a 71, good for a win in SS net. Closest to Pin honors went to John Capotosti from Buena Vista as his shot on #15 ended up 27' from the cup...best in the field.

 

A very special thank you to Mays Landing GM, Bill Green for his effort in making our event so enjoyable and successful. Also grateful to Rebecca Apetz in the Golf Shop for her work in getting the course set up correctly. Mays Landing was in excellent condition...course and clubhouse and the new owners deserve a lot of credit for keeping this classic layout in pristine shape.

 

Early weather reports look good for our event next Friday at Golden Pheasant. Have a good week and we'll see everyone at GP...travel safe.

 

 

January 17, 2018.....Less Than 1" of Snow at Mays Landing...."We're Still On for Friday"

 

In speaking with Rebecca Apetz at Mays Landing Golf Club I'm advised that they got a light dusting of snow and it should be gone tomorrow with temps near 50. Mays Landing will certainly be on the wet side, but open for play on Friday for our AWGL event. Please call or text to 856-264-8405 and let us know that you and/or your group are planning to play. Looking even better for the following Friday 1/26 at Golf Pheasant with the thermometer on the rise. Hope to see everyone and please travel safely.

 

 

January 14, 2018.....Quinn Takes Low Gross at Centerton...DeCriscio Best in Net

 

Fifteen stalwart players teed it up at Centerton Golf Club yesterday in a makeup event for the snow out at Twisted Dune. Moderate winds kept the temps in mid thirties and some nice numbers were posted. From the host club, David Quinn shot 76 to take first place in gross, nosing out Jon Mabry from the Moorestown Field Club and Centerton's Bob Cisowski by a single shot. Also from Centerton, Mike DeCriscio carded a one under 70 to beat fellow Centerton player, Al Turse in a playoff of handicaps...7 to 11. Medford Village's Dave Jacobson finished in third net with 72. Closest to the pin on #17 saw Rocky Dare from Running Deer tuck one in to 10' 3" for the winning shot. Rocky also grabbed a skin on the hole. Due to the small field we competed in one division and played three sets of tees according to age and awarded prizes in gross and net. Thanks to Al Turse for a very good tee and pin set, as it produced a very competitive event.

 

 

January 11, 2018.....Centerton GC to Host Winter League on Saturday 1/13/2018

 

We've never done this before, but in an effort to get back on the schedule we're going to try to play the AWGL event at the Centerton Golf Club on Saturday January 13th. Al Turse, advises that the course will be very wet, but carts will be running on cart paths only and we will tee off with a 10:00AM shotgun start. Temps in the high 40's should make it decent conditions. Prizes will be paid out in cash. It would be a big help if you could give Al a call to let him know you and/or your group is planning to play. Call the shop at 856-358-2220 or Al's cell at 856-628-2253. This is certainly a desperate try at getting back on the course and we hope to see you on Saturday....day after tomorrow. Please, Drive Safe!

 

 

January 10, 2018.....We're Cancelled at Twisted Dune on Friday

 

Sorry to report that conditions at Twisted Dune will not allow us to play the regularly scheduled AWGL event there on Friday 1/12/2018. Director of Golf, Jim Endres advises that there is still a snow cover and in spite of warm temps the next two days, the course will be super wet and not open for play. We will try to reschedule TD, possibly on a Monday.

 

 

January 3, 2018.....Indian Spring Event on 1/5/2018 is CANCELLED!

 

With 2" to 4" of snow forecasted and single digit wind chills, we are cancelling the AWGL event scheduled for Indian Spring Golf Club on Friday January 5th. Indian Spring is currently snow covered and not open for play. The next event at Twisted Dune GC on Friday 1/12/2018 looks a lot better with temps in high 40's and we should be snow free. Stay tuned to this website and the AWGL Facebook page for current, updated information.

 


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