It’s hat trick week in this column. We’re talking about golf for the cause of three great local winter sports programs. Hitting a little white ball to help these local programs will do wonders for every team once the white stuff starts dropping in a few months.
Liz Garland reports that the fourth MWV Ski Jumping Golf Tournament held last Sunday at Linderhof Country Club in Glen was a resounding success.
“Eighty-one, yes 81 golfers hit the course for the nine-hole tournament, making it our most successful fundraiser ever,” she said. “We are very grateful to have raised over $9,000 and appreciate all of the golfers and businesses who have supported our event through hole sponsors and raffle prizes. The valley is truly a bountiful and magical place, and we couldn’t do it without all of you!
“Profits from the tournament are intended for the purchase of a Prinoth Winch Cat to better maintain safe and consistent conditions on the jumps. Thanks to generous grants from the Killington World Cup Foundation and the Pequawket Foundation, as well as the Jack Butler Memorial Golf Tournament held in June, we are very close to our goal of $50,000. How many days until the snow flies?
Continuing with the winter sports theme, Martha Leich reports that the 32nd MWV Ski Team Golf Tournament is set to be held on Monday, September 26 at the North Conway Country Club.
“It will be a starting event with teams of four like a best-ball rush,” she said. “We are also looking for event sponsors. The event is a fundraiser for the MWV ski team and helps us provide scholarships for our athletes to participate in our program, especially local athletes.
Tee times begin at 8 a.m. The cost is $150 per golfer and includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, lunch and a t-shirt. Anyone interested in learning more about the event or registering can go to mwvskiteam.com/events/golf.
Coach Michael Lane reports that the 14th annual Kennett Hockey Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, October 22 at Indian Mound Golf Club in Ossipee.
“There will be a shotgun start at 9 a.m. in this best-ball rush,” he said. “Groups of four are sought, but single golfers and partial groups are also gladly accepted. Hole sponsors and cart sponsors are also welcome.
The coach added, “Jonathan (Rivers, owner of Indian Mound) and the community have been so supportive of Kennett Hockey over the years.”
Join the Eagles for 18 holes of golf, cart included and a KHS Hockey gift (for all who register before October 17), all for just $85 per golfer. Rewards and appetizers will be served after the event.
Groups can register in three different divisions: open, mixed pairs and ladies. There will also be men’s and women’s closest and longest pitch competitions, as well as a 50/50 draw and a putting contest.
You can download the online registration form at mwvyha.orgor pick up a form at Frechette Tire in Conway.
Eagle Mountain Golf Course, Carter Notch Road, Jackson, (603) 383-9090: Club Pro and PGA Professional Bob McGraw reports that the best Thursday Night Scramble team was Dave Matesky, Janice and Dan Andrews. Janice Andrews also earned the closest honors to the pin.
In Don Ho’s action, Team Par Tee are in first place at -7, followed by The Chislas at -4 and the Marteenies at -2.
Corinne Ray and Rick Pillion took the closest pin honors on the night.
Hale’s Location Golf Course, West Side Road, North Conway, (603) 356-2140: John Kasparian, director of golf, reports that the Tournament of Champions ended on Wednesday. In the Net Division (over 75), Dave Pierce defeated Steve Wolner 3&2.
In the overall net division, Stephen Phillips took top honors with a 2&1 victory over Ed Chappee, and in the raw division from which the “Champion Golfer of the Year” was crowned, Jim Raymond beat Ray Lucchetti by a margin of +2. Congratulations to all who participated.
In other Hale’s News, Demo Day went according to plan. Attendees were allowed to try out the latest Callaway releases at the clubs under the watchful eyes of Callaway Regional Representative Erin Henderson and his team. In addition to golf, attendees were treated to an assortment of soft drinks and snacks provided by the White Mountain Hotel & Resort.
Finally, the Fall Pro Shop hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The last departure of the day is at 3:30 p.m.
Lake Kezar Country Club, Route 5, Lovell, Maine, (207) 925-2462: Nancy Calvert reports that the 31st Annual Fryeburg Recreational Tournament, held September 10-11, was a huge success.
Team Tom Quigley took low raw honors with a 56, which narrowly edged Team Larry Day, which also had a 56, while Team Paul True was third with a 57.
Team Mike Ulitz edged Team Calabro for low net honors with both teams shooting a 38. Team Lee Conary placed third with a 39.
The winners closest to the pin on Saturday were Jack Carter on No. 5, at 5’2”; Nathan Ela at No. 7, 6’2”; Conner Telemeyer at No. 12, 1’6″; and Aden Richardson at No. 16, 7’3″.
The long distance honors for Saturday went to Janet Conner for the women and Adam Nicholson for the men.
The closest pin honors on Sunday went to Ellen Mueller on No. 5, at 10’4”; Sean Davis at No. 7, 5’2”; Mitch Loeman at No. 12, 4’2”; and Mark Snaring on No. 16, 8’4″.
Long drive honors on Sunday went to Pam Watson for the women and Nick Elias for the men.
In Team Skins Saturday ($40/team), Team Morton had three on the 10th hole; Team Nate Infinger had two on No. 16; and the Paul True team had three on No. 18.
There were no skins on Sunday.
Wentworth Golf Club, Route 16, Jackson, (603) 383-9641: Maryann Lowry reports that Wentworth held their women’s championship on September 7 with 31 women starting.
Lynne Anderson took top honors in Vol A for the net with a 74. For the rough, with a 90, it was Maryann.
In Vol B, Cricket Catalucci finished first in the gross with a 95, while Rita Descoteaux took first place in net with a 73.
In Vol C, Nancy Pittenger finished first in the rough with a 104, while Kathy Gilligan came in first at the net with a 77.
For the nine-hole game, in the A-Flight, Mary Ellen Gallo took first place gross with a score of 52. Brenda Killourie took net honors with a 38.
In Vol B, Elaine DeFronzo finished first in the rough with a 62, while Reggie LeBlanc won the net with a 42.
From the blue tee, Diane Mitchell earned first place in the raw with a 48.
In skills action in the 18-hole game, Lynne Anderson had the longest drive on the 12th hole for the 0-25 handicapper, while Mary Kaye Leonard took top honors for the 26+ handicappers.
Nancy Pittenger took the honors closest to the pin on the 16th green, less than 13’6.5″ from the bottom of the cut.
In skills for the nine-hole game, Maura Ammendolia had the longest drive on the ninth hole.
Diane Mitchell, playing from the blue tee, was closest to the pin in one at 2’3″, while Elaine DeFronzo was closest to the pin in two at 30’2″.
The Ladies Travel League played Maplewood on September 8 with a very foggy start, but the weather eventually cooperated and turned out to be fine and sunny.
“There were women from Maplewood, Hales Location, North Conway, Wentworth, Bethlehem, Indian Mound, Lake Kezar and maybe some from Province Lake and Bridgton Highlands in attendance,” Maryann said. “The winning team was a mix of Hales and Maplewood.”
The league was due to travel to Lovell to play a scramble at Lake Kezar Country Club on Thursday.
In Wednesday’s league game – Tee to Green – on September 14, Maryann Lowry took first place for the rough with a 57/45, while Kathy Gilligan was first in net with a 46, followed by Robin Garside , 49.25, and Jane Goulart, 49.50. .
There were four entries recorded by Rena Pomerleau, Robin Garside, Rita Descoteaux and Barbara Pinkham.
The league is expected to conclude this season next Wednesday.
White Mountain Indoor Golf, 15 Town Hall Road in Intervale, email@example.com: WMIG has three state-of-the-art simulators from AboutGolf and will offer leagues, casual games, lessons, club facilities and a private event venue for those looking to improve their game or just have fun.
The establishment, run by Jack Wyman, a native of Falmouth, Maine who recently moved to the area, is now open.
“WMIG’s goal is to provide the community with the opportunity for healthy and fun indoor activity. To keep your game sharp during the offseason, WMIG will offer two separate six-week leagues. Once officially open, tee times will be available on weekends for the remainder of this summer and into early fall. During the winter months, WMIG will be open six/seven days a week. Anyone interested should stop by and meet Jack and get familiar with the simulators.
The website is where all tee times can be booked. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on leagues, lessons, event planning or any other questions you may have.
“For a competitive junkie like me, golf is a great thing because it hits you in the face every time you think you’ve accomplished something. For me, it took a lot of the energy and competitiveness Basketball – Michael Jordan
If you have any great local stories, golf scores, or photos, please put them on the tee and send them to me so we can include them in a future column. Contact Lloyd Jones at email@example.com. I hope you have a bogey-free week.