Red, White & Blue Tournament March 9

Next up is the TGA Red, White and Blue Tournament on Saturday, March 9 with starting times beginning at 12:30 on the Championship Course. Please sign up no later than Friday, March 1 on the TGA website under Tournament Registration

The format for the tournament is as follows – each player selects the 6 holes he will play from the Blue Plates, 6 holes from the White Plates and six holes from the Red Plates/Tees. This is an individual stroke play event. Each player should develop his strategy on what holes he will play from each set of tees prior to the tournament.

On Hole #14, for those who choose the Red Plates/Tees we will be using the Red Plates which are at 500 yards, not the new Red Tees across from the fairway bunker. There are also several holes where Red Plates do not exist so we will be setting up the course close to where the Red Tees were for Easy Day, consistent with the Score Card for the Red Tees.

Prior to the start of the tournament on March 9, there will be a special presentation by Mark Beshears, a fitness expert, on golf fitness. Mark comes highly recommended from Steve Forrest, a local golf professional, and Steve Livingston, a new TGA member. Most of us are always looking for a way to improve our games and sometimes this is not always on the driving range or golf course. Mark will make his presentation at 11 am on March 9 on the second level of the clubhouse outside of the ballroom for about 30-45 minutes. He will demonstrate things we can do to improve our flexibility and strength that we will try that morning.

This is open to all TGA members even if you are not playing in the tournament that day. Come on out and learn some things you can do to improve your golf fitness.

TGA Easy Day Results – Record Shattering Performance By Mark Nieters!

Despite chilly temperatures and occasional showers, Mark Nieters scorched the Championship Course with an eleven under par 59!  His front nine was solid with 3 birdies for a 32 but he found himself trailing brother John by a shot.  In the group behind, Ryan Quiggle and Terry Payne both shot 30 on the front nine!  Mark,alias ‘Bones’, caught fire on the back nine with 6 birdies and an eagle for 27 to win the 1st Flight by 4 strokes!

In the 2nd Flight, Tom Birrittieri shot 31 on his front nine leading to a six under par 64 to win the flight by two shots over Hugh Quinn.

In the 3rd Flight, new TGA Member, Michael Kerley didn’t waste any time proving he will be a force to be reckoned with as he took 1st place with a 71 to beat Bob Kokoski by a shot.

In the 4th Flight, Larry Wise finished strong with a 33 on his back nine to shoot 71 and win by four shots over Mark Hartson.

In the 5th Flight, octogenarian Louis Stiles shot a net 64 to beat Jerry Visintine by two shots!

There were 11 skins out in the Gross Division including two each by Mark NietersJohn Nieters and Terry Payne.  The other five individual skins went to Ryan QuiggleLarry WiseScott LandyHugh Quinn and John Kovack.  There were only 5 skins out in the Net Division and it took a 1 to win one.   Eddie JamesChip BakerScott LandyLouis Stiles and David Phillips each made a 1 when it counted.

Terry, Scott and Chip should see Hugh for their skin money.

Our Tournament of Champions is scheduled for November 23, 2013 and has its first five eligible players in Mark NietersTom BirrittieriMichael KerleyLarry Wise, and Louis Stiles.  It takes a win in a flight in one of our TGA tournaments to be eligible for the ToC this year.

The Easy Day results are posted on the website.

Next up is the Red, White and Blue Tournament on Saturday, March 9 on the Championship Course.  Sign up by Friday, March 1!