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Here you will find the latest on what's happening with the Atlantic Winter Golf League.


 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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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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