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LEWIS AND PANDOLFI TIE AT RIDGE CLUB
Cape Cod pros Ken Lewis and Bob Pandolfi topped Wednesday’s Cape Cod Pro-Am League tournament
at the Ridge Club in Sandwich with
1-under par 70s.
Lewis seemed to have the tournament in hand when his birdie
on the par 4 16th hole gave him a three stroke lead but Pandolfi’s birdie 2 on No. 16 and
eagle 3 on No. 18 allowed him to share the top spot at the end of
Pros Michael Carbone, Eric Dugas, Bob Miller and amateur
Chris Menne finished in a tie for third place with 74s.
Dugan teamed with Tom Johnson to capture the pro-pro team
event with a 6-under score of 65.
Lewis and Pandolfi tied for the low pro net Stableford
division with 37 points. The amateurs
were led by Ed Alves, Claude Hoopes, Jim Keltie, Chris Menne and Steve Ross
each with 35 points.
The two-ball net Stableford team division was won by the
group of Carbone, Don Bennett, John Kelley and Ed Rogers with 85 points.
The league plays next Wednesday at the Duxbury Yacht Club
WIANNO DRAWING FOR COBRA AMP CELL DRIVER WON BY WALDRON
Our Wianno tournament on May 8th featured a drawing for a Cobra Amp Cell Driver.
All amateur entrants were eligible to win.
The lucky winner was Tim Waldron.
The Amp Cell is the latest and greatest in Cobra technology allowing players to choose from six different settings for loft and face angle.
Congratulations, Tim. Enjoy your new Cobra Driver.
CARBONE AND PANDOLFI TOP PRO-AM FIELD AT WIANNO
dominated the top of the leaderboard at this week’s Cape Cod Pro-Am League
tournament on Wednesday at the Wianno Golf Club.
a two-way tie for first place were Michael Carbone and Bobby Pandolfi with
1-under par 69s. Carbone’s card showed
four birdies and three bogies while Pandolfi recorded five birdies and two
Carbone trailed Pandolfi by two shots going to
the 17th tee but birdies on the two finishing holes allowed him to
catch up as Pandolfi could do no better than par on both holes.
single stroke back in sole third place was Eric Dugas with a 70 while Ken Lewis
sat alone in fourth with a 71.
There was a
three-way tie for fifth place between Eric Steindel, and amateurs Chris Congdon
and Joe Keller all with 72s.
with Tom Johnson to take the pro-pro team division with a combined 64.
The Low Pro
Net Stableford win was again shared by Carbone and Pandolfi each having 37
amateurs: Keller, Bob Reni and Steve
Ross tied for first in the Individual Low Net Stableford among the amateurs with 35 points each.
event was 2 Ball Net Stableford and was
won by the group of Pandolfi, Keller, Claude Hoopes and Dick King.
plays next Wednesday at the Ridge Club.
AMATEUR BODEN WINS PRO-AM AT OCEAN EDGE
Sandwich Hollows amateur Mike Boden turned in a 4-under par 68 to win this week’s Cape Cod Pro-Am League tournament at the Ocean Edge Resort Course in Brewster on Wednesday. Boden had an eagle and 6 birdies on his card.
Mild temperatures with little wind made for low scores as no fewer than five players shot sub-par rounds.
Last week’s winner, Ken Lewis (Cummaquid) and amateur Brian Higgins (Franklin C.C.) both finished with 2-under 70s to tie for second while Worcester senior tour pro, Rick Karbowski and amateur Barry Jones (Captains) finished in joint fourth with 71s.
Lewis teamed with Blissfull Meadows pro, Tom Johnson for a win in the pro-pro team division with a 5-under 67.
The two-ball net stableford team event was captured by the group of Tad Constant, Boden, Phil Fratantonio and Doug Hook with 86 points.
Karbowski notched the individual net pro stableford prize with 37 points while Boden topped the individual amateur side with 41 points.
The league plays next Wednesday at the Wianno G.C.
LEWIS PRO-AM WINNER AT POCASSET
Local pro, Ken Lewis (Dennis Pines) shot a sparkling 4-under par 68 to win this week’s Cape Cod Pro-Am League tournament at the Pocasset Golf Club.
Lewis’ card showed five birdies and only a single bogey as he captured his first win of the league’s young season.
Fellow pros, Mark Purrington and Bobby Pandolfi (Oyster Harbors) provided stiff competition for Lewis over the outward nine holes as Purrington equaled Lewis’ 33 while Pandolfi was only one stroke back at 34.
Pandolfi actually took a one-stroke lead over Lewis with birdies on the 11th and 13th holes but his round faltered over the last five holes while Lewis remained rock solid to build his final four stroke advantage.
Pandolfi was sole second with a 72 while Purrington sat alone in third with a 73.
Pros Bob Miller (G.C. of Yarmouth Port) and Wayne St. Cyr (Segreganset) along with amateur Mike Boden (Sandwich Hollows) finished in a three-way tie for fourth with 74s.
Lewis led his group of Mo Wyman, Reid Wyman and E. Czerwinski to a win in the two-ball net stableford team division with 85 points.
Lewis also was the winner in the pro’s net stableford division with 40 points while Mo Wyman prevailed on the amateur side with 37 points.
The league visits Ocean Edge Resort next Wednesday.
ST. CYR WINNER AT CAPE COD NATIONAL
Segraganset pro, Wayne St. Cyr earned his first win of the Cape Cod Pro-Am 2013 season on Wednesday with an even par 72 over the challenging Cape Cod National Golf Course in Brewster.
Finishing a single stroke behind St. Cyr was amateur Dick King (Hyannis) with a 73.
Pro’s Rich Karbowski and Bobby Pandolfi and amateur Chris Menne all finished with 74s to tie for third place.
The moment of truth in this tournament came on the 17th hole where King bogied while St. Cyr made par to take a one stroke lead which held up as both players had pars on the final hole.
The pro-pro team competition ended up in a tie for first as both the combos of Ken Lewis and Brian Pavlu and Tom Johnson and Rich Karbowski both turned in 1-under par 71s.
The team of St. Cyr, King, Claude Hoopes and Joe Keller won the Two-Ball Net Stableford event with 87 points.
The league travels to the Pocasset G.C. next Wednesday.
WINS CCPAL EVENT AT EASTWARD HO!
Foxborough Country Club amateur, Chris Congdon captured
his second individual win in as many Cape Cod Pro-Am League events carding an
even par 71 at the Eastward HO! Golf Club on Wednesday.
Cape pro, Bobby Pandolfi matched Congdon’s pace through the first ten holes but Congdon’s
birdie 4 on the par 5 eleventh against Pandolfi’s bogey gave him a two stroke
advantage and he was never seriously threatened after that. Pandolfi finished with a 74.
Rhode Island pro, Jeff Dantas was third with a 75. Cape super senior amateur Dave Houghton took
fourth place with a 76.
Segreganset pro, Wayne St. Cyr and amateurs Chris Menne
and C. Calvao rounded out the top five with 77s.
The tandem of Pandolfi and Mike Player (Sassamon Trace)
captured the pro-pro team division with a combined 71.
Two teams tied for first in the team Net 2-Ball
Stableford competition. Barry Jones,
Kerry McNamara, R. Scannell Jr., and B. Barry were knotted with the contingent
of Chris Menne, Sam Martin, Ned Webster and B. Leighton with 78 points.
REWARDS PROGRAM FOR CCPAL AMATEURS ANNOUNCED
The CCPAL is pleased to announce a Rewards Program for it's Amateur Members ! The" Play More Bonus" incentive is for Amateur Members' that Pay and Play in 5 League Events. Those Players' will receive a $50 credit to a future CCPAL Event Entry Fee! Plus as a Bonus that Player will automatically be entered in a Spring drawing for a $750.00 Cleveland/Srixon Shopping Spree!! This applies to Amateur League Members Only!! ( Non-Members' do not qualify!!) This is another reason to become a CCPAL Member! If you played at Hyannisport your rewards have already begun!
For The Leagues' Professional's along with the bring 3 Am's promotion that allows a Professional to bring 3 Amateurs and that Pro's entry will be just $50.00! We are adding a Pro's "Play More Bonus"! The top 5 Pro's that participate in the most 2013 CCPAL Spring Series Events will be eligible for a $500 cash drawing at the end of the Spring Series!!
As for future " Rewards Program" benefits We are looking for area business' to participate by offering discounts and incentives to CCPAL Members!! If you or someone you know as a business that could benefit by having more customers'( Who Wouldn't ).( Restaurants, Golf Courses", Real Estate, Auto Dealers', Etc.) The CCPAL Rewards Program has a spot for you! Please contact Al Lupis at email@example.com or at 508-801-4650 for sponsorship information!
NEW INCENTIVE FOR PROS ANNOUNCED
We are pleased to announce a pilot program in an attempt to increase golf professional’s participation in the CCPAL.
This program will allow golf professionals to enter CCPAL events by bringing three amateurs. The cost to that professional will be $50.00 (plus an optional $10 skins pool). The professional will be responsible for fielding and signing up his/her players for that event and registering the foursome the day of the event.
The professional shall pay for the full team by check or credit card. The professional is also responsible for his/her members to appear on the day of play. No refund or reduction in the full amount due will be made for team members that fail to appear on the day of the event.
The league will be happy to provide the names of amateur players upon request however the league will not be responsible for finding replacement players for the group.
This is a great opportunity to bring your amateurs to some of the most outstanding Cape Cod and South Shore courses.
The program is available to PGA professionals, PGA Apprentices and non-PGA professionals.
If you have any questions, contact Al Lupis at 508-801-4650 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come join us at Cape Cod and the South Shore’s greatest golf courses.
Remember, it’s not just Golf, ITS CAPE COD GOLF.
Hope to see you soon! Come out and PLAY!
AMATEUR CONGDON TOPS CCPAL FIELD AT HYANNISPORT
Cold temperatures and seaside winds made for higher scores as the Cape Cod Pro-Am League opened up its 64th season at the fabled Hyannisport Golf Club.
Foxborough Country Club amateur, Chris Congdon was the most successful in battling the elements turning in a 2-over par 73.
Newly minted senior pro, Wayne St. Cyr (Segreganset) and Bobby Pandolfy (Oyster Harbors) were Congdon’s closest competitors each carding 76s while two more senior pros – Bob Miller (Golf Club of Yarmouth Port) and Bob Giusti (C.C. of Halifax)- rounded out the top five with 78s
Mike Boden (Sandwich Hollows) and Barry Jones (Captains) each shot 79s and were the lowest amateurs after Congdon.
St. Cyr teamed with Mike Player (Sassamon Trace) to take the pro-pro team division with a combined best ball of 68.
The team of Miller, Ed Alves, Joe Cavanagh and Lisanne Miller won the 2-ball net Stableford event with 75 points.
Next week, the league plays at Eastward HO!.
ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN FOR 2013
Enter as a Team or Individual(s)
Players' may enter upcoming events by emailing email@example.com.
The option to enter at firstname.lastname@example.org is also still available.
Phone entries can be made at 508-394-1287.
You may enter as far as 4 weeks in advance of any event. We encourage early sign up! The day before the event sign up has been eliminated. We would like to have the player roster complete one week prior to that event.
Other changes taking place this year is the elimination of the 3.5 index rule! Teams may now be made up of ANY handicap combination. The Team format will be 2 Ball Stableford Net. Please register with our new scoring system host Golf League Genius.com when prompted. There you will also be able to enter events and track standing and results. This transition will not be without its glitches so please follow up with any questions you may have. I can be reached at 508- 801-4650 if questions arise.
ALL 2013 Membership Applications MUST be received by THE LEAGUE entries will be accepted! The info on the app is needed! You can email your entry to email@example.com. Credit Cards are now being accepted!!
Thank You for Your continued support!
Al Lupis Ex.Dir.
2013 FALL SCHEDULE UNVEILED
The CCPAL’s tentative Fall 2013 schedule has been released by the league’s Executive Director, Al Lupis.
You will note that we return to a number of our favorite courses that we tour during the Spring schedule. We also visit such perennial favorites as Cummaquid , Eastward HO! and New Seabury.
Al also wants to remind everyone that in limited field events; entry preference is given in relation to the date that annual dues are received by the league. The earlier you get your application and dues in; the higher your priority.
The 2013 application is now available on our website to download and print out.
Sept. 4 TBA
Sept. 11 Duxbury Y.C.
Sept. 18 Plymouth G.C.
Sept. 25 C. C. of New Bedford
Oct. 2 Wianno G.C.
Oct. 9 G.C. of Cape Cod
Oct. 16 Cummaquid G.C.
Oct. 23 Eastward HO!
Oct. 30 New Seabury C.C.
Nov. 6 Pocasset G. C.
Nov. 13 C. C. of Halifax
Nov. 20 TBA
Nov 27 TBA
2013 SPRING SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
Executive Director Al Lupis has nearly completed the league’s Spring 2013 Schedule and it is looking spectacular.
We open up on April 3rd with a return to the venerable Hyannisport Golf Club. This will be our second year playing there after a hiatus of many years.
Next up on April 10th is Eastward HO! which regularly brings out one of the largest fields of the year due to its renowned reputation.
We then make a first-ever visit to Cape Cod National which provides our members with an opportunity to enjoy one of the Northeast’s premier layouts.
The remainder of the schedule has us re-visiting many of your favorite venues.
The schedule is as follows:
April 3 Hyannisport
April 10 Eastward HO!
April 17 Cape Cod National
April 24 Pocasset
May 1 Ocean Edge
May 8 Wianno
May 15 Ridge Club
May 22 Duxbury
May 29 Golf Club of Cape Cod
June 5 Plymouth
June 12 C. C. of Halifax
June 19 C. C. of New Bedford
June 26 TBA
Al is currently working on the Fall schedule and we’ll let you know when that has been finalized.
Winter Series Events
PROS and AMS
This Winter the League will schedule events on Wednesday's at area facilities as weather permits!
Events will NOT be official League Events and will Not count as POY Points!
-Dates,Times and Venues will be posted on a weekly basis!
-League and Non-League Players' are welcome! Enter as Team or Individual
-Non-Member surcharge will NOT be charged!
-A GHIN Index is Required for non-League Players'
- Sign Up with firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
or 508-801-4650 by Monday of the event and times will be sent as usual and be posted on the League website!
- We need at least 32 players and will be a shotgun start ( 10 A.M)
_ Format will be Quota Team and Individual !! NO Handicap Restrictions!!
IF YOUR CLUB WOULD LIKE HOST AN EVENT PLEASE
CONTACT AL LUPIS at 508-801-4650
GUNNARSON AND BODEN NAMED TOP 2012 CCPAL PLAYERS
Rochester pro, Rusty Gunnarson and Sandwich Hollows amateur, Mike Boden have been named the top players in their respective categories by the Cape Cod Pro-Am Golf League at the conclusion of its 62nd year.
Gunnarson captured the Sullivan Award for the top ranking professional with a total of 218 points to outdistance Wayne St. Cyr (Segreganset) and three-time winner Bob Miller (Golf Club of Yarmouth Port). Gunnarson, who was runner-up last year to Miller; won five tournaments during the 2012 campaign.
Boden’s win of the Gacquin Trophy as the league’s leading amateur was his third straight and he did it in a runaway. He won five events outright and shared another win on the way to tallying 193.5 points. Claude Hoopes (Kittanset) finished second and Barry Jones Jr. of Captains was third.
The Jay Haberl Award for top senior pro went to Miller. Two other amateur awards – the Bob Lovely Award for top senior amateur (50-59 years) and the Fordie Pitts III Award for top super senior amateur (60+ years) were taken by Tom Fiocco and Claude Hoopes respectively.
WINS PRO-AM EVENT AT THE RIDGE CLUB
Golf Club Pro Rusty Gunnarson unleashed a five birdie barrage on the back nine
en route to a 3-under par 68 and a four stroke victory at this week’s Cape Cod
Pro-Am League tournament played at The Ridge Club in Sandwich.
was knotted with Cape pro, Michael Carbone (Dennis Pines) at the turn but no
one in the field was close to duplicating his heroics on the inward side. Carbone ended up with a 1-over 72 to finish
Mike Boden, this year’s Gacquin Trophy winner as the league’s leading amateur,
was third with a 75.
Tad Constant (unattached) and amateurs Don Anderson (Kittanset), Frank
Dranginis (Captains) and Tom Cahir (C.C. Country Club) shared fourth place with
teamed with Ocean Edge pro Ross Singmaster for a win in the pro-pro team event
with a combined 67.
team of Gerry Cusick, Dan Schroth and Chris Menne prevailed in the team gross
division with a 65.
low team net competition was captured by the group of Constant, Boden, Phil
Fratantionio and Doug Hook who turned in a 62.
league wraps up its 62nd year next Wednesday at the Bay Club in
ST. CYR EDGES PLAYER AT C.C. OF NEW BEDFORD
Weds., Nov 14
Unseasonably cold temperatures and wind gusts sent scores soaring at Wednesday’s Cape Cod Pro-Am Tournament at the Country Club of New Bedford. Birdies were scarce while bogies and worse were plentiful.
When all present had thawed out; pro Wayne St. Cyr (Segreganset) carded a 6-over par 76 to defeat good friend and fellow pro Mike Player (Sassamon Trace) by a single stroke.
Player trailed St. Cyr by one at the turn but caught and passed him in the early stages of the back nine. Player carried a two stroke lead to the 14th tee but three successive bogies against St. Cyr pars cost him the win and both players closed with pars on eighteen.
Amateur Mike Boden (Sandwich Hollows) took third place with an 80. Boden has successfully defended the Gaquin Trophy recognizing the league's leading amateur which he won last year as his point lead is unassailable
Senior pro Tad Constant (Unattached) and amateur Chris Menne (Farm Neck) rounded out the top five finishers each carding 82s.
St. Cyr’s team of Claude Hoopes, Steve Ross and Rich Machado earned the low team gross win with an even par 70.
The team net victory went to the group of Constant, Don Bennett, John Moffet, Ed Rogers and Geoff Thompson.
Next week, the league plays at the Ridge Club.
THREE TIE FOR WIN AT WIANNO (Oct 24th)
Pros Tad Constant (unattached), Bob Miller (G.C. of Yarmouth Port) and Wayne St. Cyr (Segreganset) finished in a dead heat with 1-under par 69s at this week’s Cape Cod Pro-Am League tournament held Wednesday at the Wianno Golf Club.
St. Cyr was poised for a solo victory when he birdied the 15th hole to nose ahead by a stroke but a bogey on the 16th allowed Constant (who birdied the hole) and Miller to crowd back in at the top. St. Cyr’s card included five birdies and four bogies. Both Constant and Miller had four birds and three bogies.
Amateurs Chris Menne (Farm Neck) and Claude Hoopes (Kittanset) rounded out the top five with scores of 72 and 74 respectively.
Constant and St. Cyr teamed up for a 8-under 62 to prevail in the pro-pro team competition.
The Low Team Gross win went to the group of St. Cyr, Hoopes, Steve Ross and Rich Machado with a 63 (-7) while Miller, Ed Alves, Tom Fiocco and Bill Daley took Low Team Net honors with a 58 (-12)
The Team Combined Gross and Net victors were Constant, Mike Boden, Phil Fratantonio and Zack Tillo with a 123 (-17).
The league plays next Wednesday at Woods Hole.
Hyannisport to host 2013 CCPAL Season Opener
Executive Director Al Lupis has announced that the venerable Hyannisport Golf Club will again host the Cape Cod Pro-Am League’s 2013 season opening tournament on April 3, 2013.
This year’s tournament was a big success as our members were excited at the opportunity to tour this special course.
Playing the classic Donald Ross layout is a wonderful way for the country’s oldest pro-am golf league to kick off the year. We appreciate the efforts of Hyannisport’s head professional, Mike Haberl and the hospitality of their membership in making this event possible.
I am pleased to announce that The League has secured April 10 2013 at Eastward Ho! for our Spring schedule and We have also added Eastward Ho! to our Fall schedule with an October 23rd 2013 event as well! The League would like to thank Eastward Ho! Head Pro Brian Hamilton, The Eastward Ho! Board and Membership for their continued support of The CCPAL and for Hosting a events at this Lower Cape Gem in both Spring and Fall Event for 2013! With this show of support from Great Cape Cod Golf Courses like Eastward Ho! and all the other Courses we visit brings a bright outlook for the future of America's Oldest Pro-Am Golf League!
Al Lupis CCPAL Executive Director
GUNNARSON TOPS PRO-AM FIELD AT WILLOWBEND
Long time area pro, Rusty Gunnarson (Rochester) carded a sparkling 5-under par 65 at the Willowbend Country Club on Wednesday to win this week’s Cape Cod Pro-Am League tournament.
Gunnarson blitzed the front nine holes with four birdies to make the turn at 4-under 31 and continued his birdie binge with two more on the back side. The thirteenth hole proved to be unlucky as his only bogey of the round came there.
Gunnarson’s closest competition in the individual competition came from his teammate, amateur Claude Hoopes (Kittansett) who was second overall with a 71. Two more amateurs came next. Matt Sheran (Hyannis) turned in a 72 while Oyster Harbors amateur Joe Keller was fourth with a 73. Bob Miller (Golf Club of Yarmouth Port) and Tad Constant (Unattached) shared fifth place with 76s. Gunnarson teamed with C.C. of Halifax pro, Bob Giusti to take the pro-pro team competition with a combined 64. The group of Gunnarson, Hoopes, Dan Schroth and Jerry Cusick were the low team gross victors with a 63.
Miller, Ed Alves, Steve Mathias and Tom Fiocco captured the low team net prize with a 58.
Next Wednesday the league plays at the Country Club of Halifax.
ST CYR CRUISES AT SANKATY HEAD
Segregansett pro, Wayne St. Cyr took full advantage of relatively benign weather conditions to shoot a 5-under par 67 and easily win Wednesday’s Cape Cod Pro-Am League tournament at the Sankaty Head Golf Club on Nantucket island.
St. Cyr had four birdies on the front nine holes and two more on the back side. He had only one bogey in his sparkling round.
Craig Garris (Ballymeade) and Jay Askew (Ridge Club) were St. Cyr’s closest pursuers. Both finished with 1-under 71s. Mick Herron (unattached) was fourth overall coming in with an even-par 72. Pro Mike Player (Sassamon Trace), and amateurs Chris Tufts (New Seabury) and Brian Secia (Miacomet) finished tied for fifth place with 73s. St. Cyr teamed with Ross Singmaster (Ocean Edge) to win the pro-pro team competition with a 66. St. Cyr, Ron Harrison, Ed Pavlu and Joe Monger captured the low team gross win with a combined 65. Low team net honors went to the team of Bob Giusti, Anton Arapoff, Brian Hawkesworth and Steve Kelley who collaborated for a 55.
The league plays next Wednesday at Willowbend.
CARBONE AND MITCHELL WINNERS AT PLYMOUTH
Dennis Pines based pro, Michael Carbone and Halifax amateur Mark Mitchell each authored 1-under par 68s to take top honors at Wednesday’s Cape Cod Pro-Am League tournament at the Plymouth Country Club.
Mitchell’s teammate, pro, Bob Giusti (Halifax) held a one stroke lead after the first nine holes with a 33 but a pair of finishing bogies doomed his chances for the win. Mitchell and Carbone trailed by two and three strokes respectively after nine holes.
Mitchell then turned in a flawless back side including 3 birdies for a 32 and his final score of 68. Carbone also carded 3 birdies on the inward holes offset by a single bogie for a 33 and his tying 68.
Hyannis amateur, Mike Boden tied Giusti for third overall with a 70 while Ken Lewis (Cummaquid) rounded out the top five with a 72.
Next Wednesday, the league plays at Sankaty Head.
BMW GALLERY OF NORWELL JOINS CCPAL SPONSOR GROUP
The CCPAL is happy to announce our newest League Sponsor. BMW Gallery Of Norwell has joined the ever increasing number of supporters of The Cape Cod Pro-Am League.
BMW Gallery's General Manager Avery Trumbo and the Leagues' own PGA Pro and Super Sales Advisor Bob Gunnarson have not only stepped forward with their support but are also offering special incentives exclusive to CCPAL members who lease or purchase a vehicle from their extensive inventory.
As an additional feature, BMW Gallery will be offering a Brand New BMW for the first hole-in-one made on the 3rd hole at Plymouth CC on Wednesday May 23rd. Don't miss out on this unique event. I encourage our CCPAL members' to thank Avery and Bob for their generous support of the league. Avery, Bob and Gallery Business Manager Dave Nourse will be teeing it up with us as a team at the Plymouth Event.
Bob Gunnarson can be reached at The Gallery at 781-982-4556. The staff is friendly and easy to deal with and they offer exceptional deals.
Remember to sign up for our Plymouth C.C. tournament to experience this Donald Ross Masterpiece and have a shot at taking home a new BMW. You can check out the beautiful BMW automobiles on The Gallery’s website at: www.bmwgallerynorwell.com/index.htm.
I urge all members to support the sponsors that support our league.
Al Lupis, Executive Director
GUNNARSON TOPS PRO-AM EVENT AT NEW SEABURY
The third time was the charm for Rochester pro, Rusty Gunnarson as he turned in a 2-over par 72 for a win at this week’s Cape Cod Pro-Am League tournament at the New Seabury Dunes Course.
Gunnarson had held the lead late in each of the last two league events only to falter at the finish to end up just behind the winners. This time he was able to hold off all challengers for his first overall victory of the CCPAL Season.
Cummaquid’s Ken Lewis and Plymouth C. C. pro, A. J. Petrulak finished tied for second place with 74s. Mike Player (Sassamon Trace) and the host course’s superintendent, Chris Tufts each carded 75s to complete the top five. Gunnarson teamed with Bill Kay (Cole River Golf) to prevail in the pro-pro team division as they combined for a 4-under par 66. Two teams shared low team gross. The were Bob Miller (blind draw), Dale Nikula, Mike Brandon and Jim Gahan who were knotted with the group of Ken Lewis, Ed Pavlu, Tim Waldron and Mike Brandon (blind draw). Both teams had 66s. Mike Player, Steve Ross, Roy Frederickson and Mark McLean were the winners in the team net category with a 56.
Next week, the league visits the Ocean Edge Resort.
DANTAS TOPS CCPAL FIELD AT POCASSET
Rhode Island pro, Jeffrey Dantas scored his second win of the 2012 Cape Cod Pro-Am League season in as many outings as he authored a 1-under par 71 at the Pocasset Golf Club on Wednesday.
Rochester pro, Rusty Gunnarson held the lead with three holes remaining but a trio of finishing bogies allowed Dantas to catch and pass him as he finished with a 72.
Another strong challenge was made by Bob Miller (Golf Club of Yarmouth Port) but Dantas birdied two of the last three holes to eke out the victory. Miller also finished with 72.
Bill Kay (Coles River Golf) took fourth place with a 75.
Five players finished tied for fifth with scores of 76. They were pros Ross Singmaster (Ocean Edge) and Tad Constant (Unattached) along with amateurs Barry Jones, Tim Chapin and Scott Barker.
The tandem of Dantas and Singmaster won the pro-pro team event with a 67.
The winning low gross team with a 66 consisted of Miller, Ed Alves, Steve Mathias, and Tom Fiocco.
The group of Singmaster, David Keville, David Shaughnessy and Frank Higgins captured the low team net division with a 17-under par 55.
The league plays next week at New Seabury.
BODEN WINS CCPAL TOURNAMENT AT RIDGE CLUB
Leading Cape Cod Pro-Am League amateur Mike Boden notched his first victory of the new season shooting a 3-over par 74 in brisk and breezy conditions at the Ridge Club in Sandwich on Wednesday.
His birdie on the final hole proved to to be the difference as it allowed him to overtake three other players who either held or were tied for the lead after seventeen holes.
Cummaquid pro, Ken Lewis, amateur Mark Mitchell (Halifax) and amateur Don Anderson tied for second overall with 75s.
Tied for fifth were pros Rusty Gunnarson (Rochester) and Mike Player (Sassomon Trace) along with amateur Eric Roberts (G.C. of Cape Cod) who carded 76s.
Player teamed with Wayne St. Cyr (Segregansett) to tie for first place in the pro-pro team division with the combo of Lewis and Jesse Schechtman (Sandwich Hollows) with 71s.
Halifax pro, Bob Giusti, Mark Mitchell, Mike Ellis and Ron Dicecca triumphed in the team gross category with a 66.
The team net prize was taken by the group of Player, Mike Moniz, John Kelley and Jack Broderick with a 59.
The league travels to Pocasset next Wednesday.
ADAMS GOLF INCREASES CCPAL SPONSORSHIP
Executive Director, Al Lupis is pleased to announce that Adams Golf and its Representative, Matt Howard have agreed to subsidize the annual league dues for all professionals who play in our events during 2012.
This will apply to both those pros who have already joined the league and those who will be coming aboard in the coming weeks. The offer applies to all PGA and Non-PGA Pros and Assistants.
Those pros who have already paid their 2012 annual dues will be receiving a league credit toward their entry fee at upcoming tournaments.
Adams Golf’s most generous offer will increase the number of pros who be teeing it up in our events.
We encourage you to pass the word on this special deal to your professional friends and colleagues.
We thank Matt and Adams Golf for this wonderful support of our league and area professionals.
DANTAS WINS CCPAL EASTWARD HO! TOURNAMENT
Rhode Island pro, Jeff Dantas marked his return to Cape Cod Pro-Am League competition with a one stroke victory recording a 3-over par 74 on a cool and windy day at the Eastward HO! course in North Chatham.
Bob Giusti (Halifax) and amateur Dave Houghton (Captains) were Dantas’ closest pursuers finishing in a second place tie with 75s.
Rounding out the top five were two prominent Cape amateurs, Joe Keller (Oyster Harbors) and Mike Boden (Sandwich Hollows) who both carded scores of 76. Giusti teamed with Plymouth C.C. pro, A. J. Petrulak for a win in the two man pro-pro division with a best ball 69. Dantas teamed with Don Bennett, Ed Rogers and Bill Brackett for a win in the gross team ranks with a score of 68.
Two teams tied for low team net honors with 61s. They were the groups of David Shaughnessy, David Keville, Conor McKeever and Frank Higgins who shared the win with Craig Garris, Dana Savoie, George Joyce and Tom Lennon.
The league plays next Wednesday at the Ridge Club.
C. C. OF HALIFAX ADDED AS CCPAL SPONSOR
Head professional, Bob Giusti and the Country Club of Halifax have been added as a CCPAL sponsor for the 2012 season.
The C.C. of Halifax will provide a round of golf for two players with cart each week to the winner of the closest to the hole competition on a designated hole.
In addition, the club will offer discounts to league members who wish to play this excellent layout. You will be impressed with its design and conditioning.
You can reach the course at 781-293-9063. To visit the club’s website, go to: www.halifaxcc.com.
We thank Bob and the C.C. of Halifax for their support of the league!
GOLF CLUB OF YARMOUTH PORT NEWEST CCPAL SPONSOR
PGA Pro Bob Miller and the Golf Club of Yarmouth Port have joined the list of CCPAL Sponsors for our 2012 season.
The player who is closest to the hole on each week’s designated par 3 hole will win a round for two with carts at that meticulously groomed golf course.
In addition to the weekly prize, Bob is offering league members special discounts on course fees. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to experience the top notch hospitality that the G.C. of Yarmouth Port provides.
Contact Bob for more information at 508-362-8870.
The club's website address is www.golfclubatyarmouthport.com.
We thank Bob and the G.C. of Yarmouth Port for their generous sponsorship.
AMATEUR JONES WINNER AT PRO-AM OPENER
The Cape Cod Pro-Am League opened its 63rd season on Wednesday at the Hyannisport Golf Club under beautiful sunshine and mild temperatures.
Despite the benign conditions, the classic seaside layout proved to be its usual stern challenge as no player in the twenty team field was able to crack the course par of 71.
Winning overall honors with a 71 was last year’s leading amateur, Barry Jones of the Captains Course in Brewster. Pro Bob Miller (G.C. of Yarmouth Port) and amateur Chris Congdon (Foxboro) shared second place with 73s. Pro Mike Player (Sassamon Trace) and two more amateurs: Mark Mitchell (Halifax) and Ron Dias (Bay Club) rounded out the top finishers with scores of 74. Tad Constant (Unattached) and Bob Giusti (Halifax) teamed for a win the Pro-Pro team division with a combined 2-under 69.
The winners in the Team Gross category was the group of Giusti, Mark Mitchell, Mike Ellis and Tom Piepenbrink with a 67. Keith Allcock (Firefly) along with Chris Congdon, D. J Rogowski and Steve Hurley combined to capture the team net prize in a card-off with a score of 61.
Next week, the league visits Eastward HO!
ADAMS GOLF ADDED AS LEAGUE SPONSOR
The Cape Cod Pro-Am League is pleased to announce that Adams Golf and its Regional Representative, Matt Howard is joining the list of league sponsors for the 2012 season and beyond.
Adams Golf is one of the industry’s leading golf equipment manufacturers and their equipment ranks with the game’s finest.
We appreciate the fact that Adams Golf recognizes the league, which is about to embark on its 63rd season on the finest courses in the area, as a good fit for their sponsorship plan.
We encourage our league members so support Adams Golf and our other league sponsors.
CCPAL ADDS NEW SPONSOR
We are Pleased to announce a New CCPAL Sponsor.
ADP payroll services and Kevin Hennessey, Distict Manager in the Southern New England Region have partnered with The CCPAL. ADP and Kevin will be a weekly sponsor of one of the Closest to the Pin Prizes .
Kevin and ADP will also sponsor one of the weekly tournaments with an Added Money Event. We are grateful for his support of The League and encourage our members who are business owners or managers to contact Kevin for their payroll needs.
Kevin has extended a special offer to any CCPAL referred client an additional discount above the already competitive rates he offers. Let us support the people and businesses that support The League.
Kevin can be reached at 781.974.7539 or at kevin.hennessey@ADP.com. We will soon have a link on our site that will have direct contact to Kevin and ADP.
Once Again we thank ADP , Kevin Hennessy and all of our League Sponsors.
Al Lupis, PGA
Executive Director, CapeCodGolf.com
PACE OF PLAY REMINDER
We are receiving some complaints regarding the pace of play of a few of
Barring holdups by non-league play in front of us; rounds should be completed
in about 4 1/2 hours or less.
Please maintain your position immediately behind the group in front of you.
No group should be more than a hole behind.
A team falling more than a hole behind the group in front for 3 holes or more may be subject to a penalty. We DON'T want this to happen!
LEAGUE PROS MAY NOW CAPTAIN MULTIPLE TEAMS
League professionals are now permitted to captain multiple teams at our weekly tournaments.
This allows a pro to bring more than one team provided there is space available to accommodate them. The pro will play with one of the groups and will be the “blind draw” for his other group(s).
This will give those pros that field a second or third team additional opportunities to win.
We believe that this change should result in increased pro and amateur participation at our events.
TOURNAMENT ENTRY PROCEDURE
TUESDAYS prior to the event
call (508) 394-1287
HOSTING PROS call from 8:30 – 11:00 A.M.
Only one designated host
All OTHER PROS call
from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M.
AMATEURS not on Teams
call from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M.