Notes: My family had the opportunity to help build beds in Greenwich. There is an organization that provides beds for kids that don’t have them. What a wonderful idea. No kids sleep on the floor. Not only did my family help out, but Pete and Kathy Coon brought their daughter, Lila, and a friend, Ashley Druckenmiller, to volunteer their time. There are a lot of people that do great things. I hope that we can focus on all the positives as this country works through how to be kind. Congratulations to the 10U Hoosick Falls softball team for their All-Star tournament Championship. If you have some setbacks, it makes the victory all the more sweet.
Current Leaders: Playoff tickets are punched. Flight A Riding a 4-week winning streak Howie Akin and Bret Seiler (or his sub) overtook Keith Shannon and Jeff Stevens for the top spot. Howie has shot below his handicap. During this win streak, Howie has shot below his handicap each week. His handicap has gone from a 16 to an 11. A pretty good run. Last year’s runner up, Jeff Stevens and Keith Shannon, did hang on to 2nd place and secured a postseason bid. Leon Rosko and Eddie Powers have the second longest streak with 3 wins in a row. Flight B Billy Potter and Kyle Woodard finished off their first half dominance. They won 8 out of 10 weeks and are in the playoffs. The battle was for 2nd place. Chris and Gerry Harrington beat out Skip Russell and Bob Hunt by ½ a point. Yes, one shot here or there over 90 holes (360 plus strokes) could have gotten them in.
Week Ten Results: Jeff Hull was on fire this week. He shot a season-best 38. He had 5 pars, another season-best. He had a birdie on the tough hole 9. He shot 6 under his handicap and ended with a net score of 29. Way to go Jeff. Billy Potter had a net score of 30. Billy had his most pars on the year, with 5, which led to his season-best gross score of 40. Teammates George Failing and Eric Speanburg both had their best scores on the season. They shot 62 and 41 respectively. Eric had a net score of 31 and a season best 4 pars. I think there may have been a penalty for slow play (3 hours for 9 holes at Dutch is a long time, but hey chit chatting with your buddy is priceless):( Marsh Ogert (3 pars), Bob Hunt, Gerry Harrington, Jack Daigneault (season best 5 pars) and Howie Akin all had net scores of 34 from the blue. Eddie Powers had the low score on the night with his 37. He had 5 pars and picked up his first birdie of the year on hole #8. Garth Duclos had a solid net score of 33. He had 3 pars and an elusive birdie. Joel Frisino and teammate Dave Putnam both had net scores of 32 and a league-best net score of 64. They combined for 7 pars. Dave had a season-best score of 42. Tom Vogt Sr. had a net score of 31 with 3 pars. Joe Gerwin had 5 pars. Peter Martin III had 6 pars and a birdie.
Skins Update : Each week, the 18-sided die will be rolled to determine which hole was the skin hole for the previous week. Players are divided into 2 flights based on handicap. If you are the lone low score on the hole, you win the skins pot. Teammates can not cancel each other out. You need to have a birdie or better to win the skin. Skins possibilities for week 10 in Group A (pot $128) were: Leon Rosko – hole 1, Jeff Stevens – hole 7 Skins possibilities for week 10 in Group B (pot $20 – there was a winner last week) were: Jeff Hull – hole 9 Skins possibilities this week in Group B were: none Hole #4 was rolled so no one won.
Closest to the Pin Winners (week 10): Hole 1 -> Chris Harrington 20ft 6in, Hole 3 -> Collin Delameter 10ft 0in, Hole 9 -> no one