DGA a NJ Golf Club
A perfect May day for the first time out this year for many DGA members. John Rutigliano and Andrew Keller lead the way with 67s but the money was split by the top 5 guys. Jay had 4 Greenies which is pretty unusual for GK. Rough was high and it was a big advantage if you could keep in in the fairway.
John Rut was very animated after the round because of his great scoring. He even volunteered to bring some food the next time he plays for our parking lot gathering. We would probably welcome beer as an alternative. Ron JR completes his 3 rounds for reinstatement. Rick Newport has 3 rounds in toward his 6 qualifying rounds - all this week.
Jim P and Mansour shoot 66 to nip Greg by 1 shot. Jim P had 4 birdies and Mansour had 10 nets - impressive in the misty and sometimes windy conditions. Welcome back Jim Rinaldi who hit the ball well in his return from the disabled list. Jim took a while to figure out the putting. Rick shoots 77 gross to almost get in the top half. Ed K will take a handicap hit for his 69 and still looses money.
A beautiful May day to play golf - Bruce the hot man wins again with a 69 for a 2 shot margin over Mike. Rick Newport made his official debut and at one point got up and down for par on six consecutive holes. He put the jinx on Mike by saying as they were walking off 16 - "Hey you are under par on the back." Mike then bogeyed the last 2 holes to finish one over gross.
Petro wins by 1 over Mike. There were no highlights worth mentioning - No double hits, miraculous recoveries but we did share some beverages and some cheetos and chips after the round. Absolutely perfect weather day..
Bruce and Mike played very well in the wind with Bruce riding a hot start (5 nets in the first 5 holes) to a 2-shot win over Mike. Highlights - Bruce hits his tee shot on 15 into the hazard - double hits his third shot on the green and makes a 10 foot putt to save bogey. On 17 Bruce hits the flag from the green side bunker and it spins back to 3 feet - he made it for a sandy. Ed has a 15 foot eagle putt on number 1 but slides it right and settles for a birdie. Thanks to Bruce for bringing refreshments for after the round - Ed and Mansour could have joined us but they were playing 18 when Mike and Bruce were greenside on number 1.
Jim Petronchak bounces back from his woes on Thursday with a stellar 65 for a 2 shot win over early season hot man Bruce. A perfect May weather day and we all enjoyed a cold beverage in the parking lot after while keeping our distance - all except Billy that is. Mark "Meniscus" Schuler makes a guest appearance at our after round gathering and brings beverages in a nice touch.
Back nine Ed shoots 29 to offset his 44 on the front and wins by 1 over Mike. Ed's round qualifies as a Johnny - not sure if it was a Super one but a win is a win! Perfect May weather day near 70 and not much wind until the end. A big premium to hit the fairway as the rough is lush. Lots of laughs after the round at our makeshift "bar". Thanks to Greg and Bruce for bringing beer.
Ed torches the back nine for a 5-shot win over Reese. Ed and Bruce played together and won every pot despite the windy conditions.
It was November weather in May at Green Knoll. Sunny with temp in the 30's for the first group at 7:16. Seemed like everyone warmed up and played much better on the back. Playing his first round in 2020 John Rutigliano takes a 2 shot win over the new/old guy now perspective member Ron Ceglia Jr. John wins the front, ties the back, wins net par 3's and shares in the Net Birdies and Net Eagles pot.
Charlie Connors finishes last but had 2 greenies and wins Gross Par 3's.
Bruce blisters the course for a stellar 66 for a 4 shot win over Jim. Jim had 4 birdies and a couple of near birdies and shot even par 36 gross on the back. Ed and Mike were teammates and that proved costly for them. Course was in great shape although the greens were a bit slow. Traps were all in good shape. We played in 3 hours and 10 minutes and that was great.
Bruce Rapp survives in tough scoring conditions for a 2 shot win over Mike. Southmoore is listed as a 123 so we decided to play the Blue tees at 6091 yards. The white tees at 5746 would have been tough enough. The rough was lush from all the rain and the course played long with lots of hills. No junk for pots - Bruce did have a chippie. Solid course and for $36 to ride well worth it. The guy in pro shop said it was an easy course to walk and so we all walked the front - Mike, Bruce and Jim took carts on the back and that was worth the $9. The driving range and putting green were open and we got to play as a foursome.