Monday, October 05, 2009

Almost a clean sweep for the Hill!

Trees, tight fairways, hills, and rain -- just another normal day for the golfers from Devens at last Saturday's Pinnacle Fall Foliage Flipfest in Newport, NH. We made a fine, fine showing as we won four out of nine divisions!

Three of our four champs: Gags, Marcy, Arty

Out of the eight regulars from our course who traveled the two+ hours to compete, all of us came home either as a winner of our division, in the top three of our division, or with a CTP! How's that for results?
  • Arty "The Mayor" Graustein smoked the AM1 field during the first round and won a nailbiter in the end to take home his first NEFA AM1 win. I came in a distant third at 6 throws back -- that's how hot Arty's first round was.
  • Despite the pouring rain and being down three throws at the break, Marcy "I Am Never Playing In The Rain Again" Buchanan shot an amazing 12 strokes better in Round 2 and earned her first come-from-behind victory in Intermediate Women.
  • Mike Connell and Ken Gary battled it out in Pro Grandmasters with Mike edging out Ken for the one-stroke win.
  • Chris Gagne also won a squeaker in Advanced Masters by one throw for his first-ever AM Masters win.
  • Daniel Marcus shot lights out but ended up losing a playoff for the Open win. So close to our first Open winner.
  • Alan Maclean, Arty, and Chris each won a CTP too.
Besides cash or funny money, the champs Arty, Mike, Gags, and Marcy each received a very cool handblown glass mini. It was a good day to be from the Hill! Congratulations, everyone!

Ken ogles Mike's first place trophy

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