Metacomet No Match for Holmes
David Holmes Continues Winning Way
-East Providence, RI.
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.
Holmes the Man at Manchester
David Holmes Captures His 3rd
Just days after the conclusion of the New Hampshire Open, host site Manchester Country Club was playing firm and fast. With the New England Series making its first stop at MCC in its history, players were excited knowing that the course they were about to encounter just hosted 100+ Professional golfers the week prior.
For the 3rd time this season, David Holmes played his way to another Men's Individual Gross title. With a quick bogey out of the gate, Holmes started slow, but quickly regained consistency and played the rest of the front-9 at 1 under par, resulting in an Even par 36 at the turn. With a 38 (+3) on his back nine, Holmes managed to stay low and fire a 74 (+3). Not far off was Cliff Calvo, who finished runner-up for the second time this season, this time two shots back with his 76 (+5). Another two shots behind were Henry Arundale and Ron Trieff, both posting 78's (+7).
In the Net division, Carl Leone & Peter Kitfakos both played exceptionall well, turning in Net-70's (-1) for the day. After carding off, Carl Leone took home 1st place, with Kitfakos finishing just behind. In Net-Stableford, Peter Kitfakos used his 44 points to take that title for the day, finishing just two points ahead of Michael Brandon, who also had a strong showing with his 42 points.
Thank you to the entire Manchester Country Club staff and Head Professional, Todd McKittrick, PGA, for an outstanding day. An additonal thank you to Turkish Airlines for being a continued partner of the New England Series. Our next New England Series event is August 14th at Ledgemont Country Club.
Number Two for Cavicchi
Jeff Cavicchi Wins at Agawam Hunt
-East Providence, RI.
For the second time this season, Jeff Cavicchi shined through like a diamond in the rough, only all his swings were coming from the fairway. After Rhode Island experienced a Monday wash-out, courses throughout the state were a bit soggy to say the least. However, Agawam Hunt Club was in pristine condition, and played host to 36 New England Series members.
The 6,200 yard par-69 course may seem to play short based on its yardage on the card, but Agawam Hunt Club features a healthy dose of long par-4s that are a daunting task for most. However, Cavicchi was able to tread water continuously throughout the day, piecing together 14 pars during his round. His only slip up came on the par-4 4th, where he made double bogey. The 4th hole plays at a challenging 459 yards, and gave the entire field fits throughout the day. He bounced back a few holes later with a birdie on the 388-yard 10th, and played near perfect golf the rest of the way in, with just one bogey on 13. The was Cavicchi's second Men's Individual win of the season, and he said he "looks to build on his solid play for the rest of the season."
Cavicchi was not the only lone low score of the day. Rey Lemaine posted 77 (+8) while Doug Bray and Ken Diskin finished just behind with 78's (+9). Rey, who has been playing courageously through a torn meniscus, said of himself, "I played pretty good today. Kept the ball in front of me, and made some good swings. Let's hope I can continue to do that the rest of the way." Lemaine not only had to battle through knee problems, but also battled through an early triple bogey on the par-3 5th hole. He quickly settled back in, and ultimately posted a second place score.
Thank you to the entire Agawam Hunt Club staff and Head Professional, Norm Alberigo, PGA, for a perfect day. Another thank you to Turkish Airlines for being a partner of the New England Series all season long! The next New England Series event is on Monday, July 31st at Manchester Country Club.