2021 Senior Inter-Club Match at Maple Chase

from Mark Robson, Senior Inter-Club Captain

TGA Golfers,

Please join me in congratulating the Senior Interclub team on finishing the 2021 regular season with a 3-3-0 record and earning a spot in the playoffs.

We played our final match of the regular season at Maple Chase last Tuesday. Both teams entered the match with identical 2-3-0 records and needed a win to move on to the playoffs. With everything on the line, Tanglewood played one of our best matches of the season and won by a score of 42.5 to 37.5.

Everyone played well, but the highlight of the match was a net 71 by Jim Williams and Charlie Fisher to win their match 13.5 to 6.5 and nail down the win for Tanglewood.

Please congratulate all of our players when you see them:

Hugh Quinn/Brian Sainz (net 68)
Nick Hamner/Eddie James (net 74)
Rodie Marovich/Mark Robson (net 75)
Jim Williams/Charlie Fisher (net 71)

This accomplishes our first goal for the season (make it to the playoffs). Now we can focus on our 2nd goal (make it to the final four). Interestingly, we finished the 2020 regular season with a 3-3-0 record and then went on a tear to win the Interclub Championship. Who knows, maybe we’ll do it again this year?

Mark Robson
Team Captain
In it, to win it…again

2021 Regular Inter-Club Match at Bermuda Run

Yesterday, July 10th, our Regular Inter-club team traveled across the river (again!) but this time to visit Bermuda Run Country Club.

Once again, we had another beautiful day, another beautiful course, and another win for Tanglewood.

Bermuda Run is leading our ‘pod’, and had been unbeaten with a 4-0 record, and had already clinched their playoff spot.

As you may recall, team Tanglewood had a rough start to the year at 0-2, but had won their last two matches to even our record to 2-2.

With a victory, Tanglewood would also advance to the playoffs — so there was a lot on the line.

And….. Team Tanglewood prevailed – and in stellar fashion.

On a long and difficult course against great competition, team Tanglewood won the first three matches and tied the fourth – thus giving the team a big win – 49-31.

The win was needed for reaching the playoffs, but also the high number of points helps our year-to-date points total, which will aid in our playoff seeding.

Shout-outs all around in this match:

The opening pairing saw Stephen Dunn and Mark Absher shoot a best-ball 66, and individually shot 71 and 73, and beat our former Tanglewood Club Champion John Nieters and his partner in the process.

In the second match, John Kennedy and Mark Harper Jr shot a stellar 68 best ball; brother in lawed very well, and won their match 4-up. Also worth noting – John shot the days lowest round – a two-under par 70!!

In the third match, long hitters Terry Payne and BJ Richardson simply overwhelmed their opponents with a 6-up victory and best-ball score of 71.

In the fourth and final match, Charlie Fisher and Jim Williams each shot great rounds, but ran into some equally hot opponents. However, our boys fought hard all day and came away with a halve.

A last shout-out to Captain “Bones” Nieters who was forced to do a bit of last day line-up shuffling due to a hand injury to Inter-club stalwart Gregor Howard.

Gregor injured his hand in a gang-related knife fight defending his home late in the week. Well, it was either that, or a wrestling match gone too far with his family dog. But seriously, doesn’t the knife fight story sound more cool???

Either way, Gregor was not able to play (on the Injured Reserve for a week or more), but he still helped contribute to the victory — riding around with Bones and cheering the guys on.

If you see these guys around, please congratulate them on a very impressive BIG team win.

TANGLEWOOD!!

52 weekends, 11 tournaments, 1 round of fun