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2020 Regular Inter-Club Update vs Bermuda Run

from Mark Neiters, Inter-Club Captain on June 28th

Greetings all,

Was a great day to be at Tanglewood yesterday. A bit of a breeze popped up to make club selection a little more difficult, but it didn’t matter to the home team! We cruised to a nice 49 – 31 victory over Bermuda Run to improve our record to 3 – 0.

More importantly, our point total of 141 will probably put us in the top 3 or 4 teams in the state.

Here is the match breakdown:

Myself and Mark Absher vs. my brother John and his partner. We went back and forth all day and it was fitting that our match was halved at 10 points each. Mark shot a very smooth 70, and I carded a 65 (a few putts finally fell!).

BJ Richardson and Mark Harper Sr. continued their beautiful interclub relationship and took control of their match on the back nine winning 12 to 8. A nice 76 from Senior too! He said he needed redemption after BJ carried him around last week… WHAAAAT???

Charlie Fisher and Jim Williams had a tough match. It was very close all day long, but Charlie gets the Mr. Clutch award by sticking his approach to a foot on 18 for birdie to win the match. The points were 11.5 to 8.5. They had to play well to overcome a nice 75 from Brad Romine, an ex-TGA member.

But, the match of the day belonged to Kenny Flynn and Mark Harper Jr. Talk about birdies flying — they shot a better ball 62 with a bogey!

After qualifying for the Carolinas Am earlier in the week, Junior continued his strong play with a 68. Kenny birdied the first two holes then Junior birdied 3 and they were off to the races. They may have set a state record by winning 15.5 points in the match!

Next up we travel to Salem Glen on Saturday, July 18.

Thanks to Kitty and the staff for accommodating us with single carts to appease the CGA. Also congratulate these guys if you see them around.

It was a really fun day and everyone played hard. It’s great to field such a strong group of competitors.

Bones

2020 Regular Inter-Club Update vs Oak Valley

from Mark Neiters, Inter-Club Captain on June 24th

Last Saturday our regular Interclub team hosted Oak Valley in our second match of the season. After a little bit of a rain delay early in the round, Team Tanglewood put together some great scores and won decisively at 50.5 to 29.5. That puts us into a tie with Bermuda Run at 2 wins and 0 losses each. We do have a 5.5 point lead in the tiebreaker however. That is why each hole is so important in all matches.

One of the best shots of the day was from BJ Richardson. His first swing after the rain delay was his tee shot on 3 to a pin tucked in the extreme back-left portion of the green. He promptly sticks it to 3 inches! When asked if he pulled it, he calmly replied, “No, not really. Maybe 15….or 20….(long pause for effect) YARDS!” Also, I thought the apocalypse may be upon us when I heard our dear Charlie Fisher complaining on the first hole about someone else’s handicap! As I had predicted though, Charlie and Chad were easily able to overcome the 13 shots they were giving up in that match.

Here was the scoring breakdown:

Greg Howard – 71 / Chris Blankenship – 75
Team won 13.5 points

Mark Harper Jr. – 72 / Kenny Davis – 77
Team won 13 points

Mark Harper Sr. – 83 / BJ Richardson – 75
Team won 12 points

Chad Carter – 84 / Charlie Fisher – 83
Team won 12 points

Next up we host Bermuda Run this Saturday, June 27. We are looking for revenge as BR handed us our only regular season loss last year. It will be a good chance to distance ourselves from them with half of our matches being completed. If you have the golf genius app you can follow the scoring live. Just enter 2020PODRH as the GGID and select a match to follow. It updates after every hole is completed. You can view all matches being played in our pod…it’s pretty nice.

That’s it for now. If you see these guys around, congratulate them on their strong play. We’ll need good scoring Saturday too.

Bones