The Westfield Retiree Golf Travel League took its last outing to nearby Green Meadows Golf Course in North East, Pa., on Monday, Sept. 26.
There were 25 golfers playing in an unusually warm 80 degrees, and the course was in excellent condition as the greens had recently been altered in preparation for winter. Play was a scramble, full handicap, and a length of string to even out the teams.
Phil Young had a hole-in-one putting his 5-iron drive on the par 3 hole no. 3, just four inches from the cup and then using the string to complete the shot. The team of Young, Roger Kolpien, Todd Swanson and Doug Rothwell finished with a 10-under 62 for the low score and tied with the team of Jeff Wagner, Al Muck and Roy McKinnon. Wagner’s team took first place with an identical 62 score by matching of scorecards. Young was also closest to the pin on hole no. 3 — two inches — and Muck on hole no. 16.
At 64 came the team of Gary Farley, Gary Nash and John Barone for third place. At 65 came the team of Jim Quinn, Jesse Marino, Jeff Greabell and Trenny Jordan for fourth place.
Newcomers were Bill Cole, John Aldridge, Jim Higgenbotham and Bob Rogers. A heartfelt welcome.
Golfers were treated to hot dogs after nine holes and hamburgers at the end of 18 holes by a most gracious and congenial Green Meadows staff.
Mel Allen won the Most Improved Golfer award. Several door prizes were awarded. A special thanks to Sam Arcadipane and Jim Sudal for their donations to the prize fund.
John Osterhoudt wishes to thank the group for the Green Meadows sports shirt he received from maintaining handicaps and various scheduling obligations. It was great seeing everyone at the course last Monday.
The new 2012 season will return to Green Meadows on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. See you there.