Putnam/Mitchell Win at Pocasset
4-Ball Tournament Results
The lone Four-Ball event on the New England Series schedule was the first of its kind, and a cool switch up for New England Series members to get in some team format golf. With 12 teams in attendance, one Gross team & one Net team would come out on top. Both the teams of Craig Putnam/Jim Mitchell & Tom Andrews/Peter Bilzerian walked away with some hardware.
In the Gross Division, the team of Putnam/Mitchell were victorious with their Even Par 72. Feeding off each other nicely, they made par as a team on each of the first eight holes before slipping up as they made they made the turn with a bogey on the par-5 9th. At 1-over par on their first nine, they knew they would be in the hunt, but it wouldnt be enough if they didn't drop a shot or two. Their birdie on 13 did just that, and they were able to par their way in finishing up Even for the day.
In the Net Division, the team of Andrews/Bilzerian played fantastic and shot a Net-65 (-7) on the day. They were both able to make a deuce on the par-3 3rd hole, and used that to springboard them into action for the rest of the day. Andrews himself made another deuce on the par-3 12th hole that was playing at 135 yards. Bilzerian matched with a birdie of his own on the par-5 17th, a great way to begin to close off their round.
Thank you to the entire Pocasset Golf Club staff and Head Professional Jeff Halunen, PGA, for hosted such a great day. An additional thank you to Turkish Airlines for being a continued partner of the New England Series. The next New England Series event will be on Wednesday, September 27th at Wentworth by the Sea Country Club.
Drive For Five
Holmes Captures Number Five, Third Straight
It has been impressive to say the least. On an amateur tour that can see anyone have a good day, and anyone have a bad day, David Holmes' level of consistency has gone unmatched. For the third straight event, and fifth time this season, Holmes' strong play led him to a Men's Individual title. After another round of Even-par (71), Holmes had a humble reaction to his play. "Well you know, I made some shots, missed a few others, and just managed to keep it in front of me the whole day", Holmes said. He certainly was able to do so yet again.
Holmes did have some great competition behind him, as Mark Goodridge finished four shots back at 75 (+4), and Tim Flynn finished just behind that with a 76 (+5). Flynn has consistently finished near the top all season, and continuously works hard to track down Holmes.
In the Net division, Mark Goodridge's round was up to par, as he turned in Net-71 (E) for a one-shot win on the day. Right behind him finishing in second was Jeff Mack with a Net-72 (+1). In the Net-Stableford, Jay Stockwell finished up with 39 points on the day and took home 1st place.
On the New England Series' first visit to Nashua Country Club, the entire membership was impressed by the true hidden gem they had never been to previously. Many noted how pleased they were with the course condition, and hope to have it back on tour for the 2018 season.
Thank you to the entire Nashua Country Club staff and Head Professional, Justin Lawson, PGA, for a perfect day. Thank you also to our partner Turkish Airlines for their continued support all season long! Our next New England Series event is on Monday, September 18th at Pocasset Golf Club for our Four-Ball event.
Metacomet No Match for Holmes
David Holmes Continues Winning Way
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The hot play continues. Even though weather had mist and frigid temps rolling in, David Holmes was on fire. Again. For the fourth time this season, Holmes led the way and grasped first place at the end of the day. His Even-par round of 70 featured 4 birdies to go along with 4 bogeys , ultimately giving him the two-shot win. His consistently superb play has been a highlight to the New England Series event this year, and has helped notch him as one of the top players any time he tees it up. Just behind him were Joe Zukowski & Tom Dwyer, both posting a couple of 72's (+2).
Metacomet, the Donald Ross designed golf course, is well known for the tremendously difficult greens, and can torment anyone that takes a trip around the track. Those who had a successful day had one thing in common; hitting greens in regulation time and time again. Missed greens at Metacomet can prove deadly, especially for those that miss long. The back-to-front design of most greens encourages all players to make sure if they miss, they miss short.
In the Net division, Zukowski's round was far and away the best of the day. His Net-63 (-7) showed just how well he was hitting it, and how well he was rolling it to the center of the cup each hole. When asked about his round, Zukowski noted it was just one of those days where everything goes right."I had my best round of the year, and I got some bounces that helped me out even more. When it's your day, it's your day."
Thank you to the entire Metacomet staff as well as Head Golf Professional C.J. Talbert, PGA, for a great day. Also an additional thank you to Turkish Airlines for being continued sponsors of the New England Series. Our next event is Monday, September 11th at Nashua Country Club.