DGA a NJ Golf Club
February 27, 2016 (Spooky Brook)
Jay Griffith and Bob Babetski share first on a day when scoring was tough. A tale of two nines - frozen greens on the front and even chips were running through the green and if you landed in front, they didn't bounce. Softer on the back with some casual water from the melting. Mike and Jay both ended up with lost balls on the 18th, Jay's on the side on his drive and Mike's in the middle on his second. Jay's nominee, Matt, came out and shot 91 and joined us for refreshments.
February 25, 2016 (Seaview - Bay)
Mike Jeffries is low on a very windy day. For example - on a 160 yard par 3 Jim Rinaldi hit driver just off the back, pitched on with his wedge and made the putt for 3. Some hole, the wind made the conditions nuts. We all agreed it is a great layout and would like to play it again in more friendly conditions. We stopped for lunch at a local watering hole and ran into Mike Kozlow on his way to AC.
February 20, 2016 (Spooky Brook)
Jim Rinaldi nips Mark Schuler by 1 shot. Everyone in the first group shot net 70 - Mike Jeffries did it the hard way with 40-30 Johnny. We went to Freddy's after the round (Pierce St not far from Elizabeth Ave) - a sports bar Mark had checked out but not enough to know the bartenders name (Nicole). Beer was cold, food was ok - plenty of TVs to watch basketball, golf etc. Mike apologizes for not getting the results out by 3 - there was a major accident on Route 22 that he got behind.
February 19, 2016 (Palmetto Pines - Cape Coral, FL)
DGAFL moves north to Cape Coral where Mike Rolph wins by a large margin. Again, the golf was less than sterling on a course a little more forgiving but still with quick greens, hidden water and many bad shots. Blame it on the gravy and meatballs. The bad golf was capped by a 3+ hour ride home for the Tampa contingent - plenty of time to contemplate our sins.
February 18, 2016 (Cypress Woods III - Naples, FL)
Greg Cavallo hosts the DGAFL contingent at his club in Naples complete with home cooked meal of meatballs and gravy plus plenty of wine, beer and vodka. Not much to talk about with the golf. Despite playing 5536 yards, this was one of the tougher courses we play. Great shape, small, fast undulating greens and water and/or lateral hazards on every hole. 10 equities and best estimate 20+ lost golf balls. Lucky we finished with enough ammo. Jim Petronchak nips the field by 1 stroke with a 79...and you wondered why the dinner and drinks were mentioned first.
February 4, 2016 (Harbor Pines)
Mike Jeffries nips Jay Griffith by 1 shot on a very wet course with lots of water hazards. Casual water everywhere with all the rain and snow melt BUT we got to play and the temperature was fine.