Playoff decides Member-Member Tourney

Contributed Story Posted 13 June 2014 at 12:00 am

This Week at Shelridge

Contributed Photo – Member-Member Tournament champions Bob Hodgson, left, and Gordie Hermann.

Gordie Hermann and Bob Hodgson, a couple of steady and competitive performers at the club over the years, captured top honors last week end in the first major event of 2014..and while he was at it, Gordie showed that he seems to be at his best when he’s “all wet”.

Hermann and Hodgson shot 67-66-133 in regulation play on Saturday and Sunday in the Spring Member-Member, but it was in the required sudden-death playoff among division leaders that Gordie provided some drama. On the first playoff hole he sank a 30-footer and then had the winning putt on the fourth green. While he was doing this elimination dance a serious rainfall was making things tough.

The two-day tourney was otherwise favored with nice weather, including the Saturday evening dinner party on the patio.

RESULTS—-The scoreboard had the following tally of performances by flights and showed the division winners. (Top four teams shown here.)

STUPNICK FLIGHTJohn and Frank Vekich 56-62-118, Dave Bellucci and Tom Morien 60-65-125, Dave Boice and Neal Hermann 64-62-126, James McWilliams and Scott West 60-66-126.

HERMANN FLIGHT—Butch and David Stupnick 66-58-124, Clark Bryant and Mark Rydza 64-65-129, Tim Moriarty and John Grabowski 65-65-130, Frank Toczek and Guy Holler 66-65-131.

WILSON FLIGHT—Kevin Lewis and Mike Morris 68-66-134, Dick Diminuco and Mark Keeler 69-65-134, Connor Hartigan and Andrew Misiti 68-67-135, Robert Wilson and Gerry LaMont 69-67-136.

LAMONT FLIGHT— Jeff Panza and Jeff Panza Jr.70-67-137, Jim Hagenbach and Ron Stritzel 71-68-139, David Stahl and Jerry Allen 71-69-140, Joe Lascola and Wayne Holler 69-72-141.

Now it’s the time for women to take to the turf for the SWGA Member-Member on Saturday (tomorrow). Eight teams are signed up for a best-ball round in late morning and the winners will be saluted at a cocktail party following golf.

Don’t stop reading. Remember that Shelridge prides itself on “full-family golf” so attention is being drawn to the start of Junior Golf at the end of the month.

Applications are being taken now at 798-039l and entry is open to club members and non-members in the community. A Pee Wee Division for ages 5-8 will open in advance of the older group and then boys and girls up to the late teens will meet on seven consecutive Mondays. Golf etiquette and technique will be taught and competition will follow.

The Pro Speaks

The mood in the pro shop has taken a giant step upward with the regular return of the head maestro of the PGA, Dave Green. After pre-planned surgery he has started a recovery period and is getting favorable looks from doctors.

“I need to give a big vote of thanks to the board and membership for all the support they so visibly showed during my surgery. I know we are entering the high season for golf and I disliked the idea of being absent, but now I am happily back on the job and starting a good recovery.”