May 2018 Ambassador Event Results
18 players teed it up at The Ambassador Club on May 27th. (Two of our regulars had last minute health issues and had to withdraw—hope you’re gaining on it, Michael & Jack) The weather was what we’ve all been wishing for all winter—sunny and warm—upper 80s. A special welcome to new players, Taylor Elley and Ben Butler.
Low Gross: Charles Henry (37 points)
2nd Low Gross: Brett McBride (35 points)
3rd Low Gross: Grant Gulych (28 points)
1st Low Net: Brent Davies (29/35 net)
2nd Low Net: Dennis Babcock (30/34.5 net)
3rd Low Net: Bob Richardson (27/33.5 net)
4th Low Net: Paul Kelly (19 gross/33.3 net)
Skins: $30 each.
Brett McBride…Holes 5, 13, 17
Taylor Elley…Hole 14
Grant Gulych…Hole 11
Charlie Henry…Hole 18
June 2018 The Fortress Event Results
After numerous last minute cancellations, mostly due to health issues, 18 players teed it up Sun June at The Fortress and were entertained by ooom-pah bavarian festival music coming from the lovely town of Frankenmuth in the the distance. The music didn’t bother Brett McBride as he carded a 2 under 70 (38 points) under mostly cloudy skies and comfortable temperatures, while winning the tournament. Others making the winners circle:
T-2nd Low Gross: Joel Michaels (32 points)
T-2nd Low Gross: Vito Cisternino (32 points)
1st Low Net: Paul Duncan (29/42 net)
2nd Low Net: Mike Terrill (24/38.5 net)
3rd Low Net: Brent Davies (30/36.5 net)
T-4th Low Net: Jim Peters (29/36 net)
T-4th Low Net: Jack Deming (29/36 net)
Skins: $33 each.
Brett McBride…Holes 5, 10, 18
Cesare Sisti…Hole 6
Jack Deming…Hole 14
Jim Peters…Hole 17
July 2018 Pine Knot Golf Club
Brett McBride lit it up during the holiday week in Ontario—firing a very impressive 5 under par 66 (41 Points) on the Par 71 track to win by 8 shots on a warm and breezy day. Temps were in the upper 80s but a nice breeze kept everyone cool but McBride.
2nd Gross Brent Davies 33 Gross/39.5
1st Net: George Harris 32/40
2nd Net: Paul Duncan 30/40
3rd Net: Joe Janosky 31/39.5
4th Net: Wayne McGrath 28/39.5.
Skins $35.00 each
Charles Henry…Hole 2
Vito Cisternino…Hole 3
Brett McBride…Holes 8, 11, 17
Mike Terrill…Hole 14
Other scores earning bonus Kelly Cup points:
Newcomer, David Delville 28/36
Jack Deming 28/36
Vito Cisternino 28/31.5
August 2018 Pine Knob Golf Club
Jeremie Lopez won the event with a nice 3 over par 75 on the Falcon and Eagle nines at Pine Knob.
Three players tied for 2nd at 76—Matt Smith, Paul Duncan, and Brett McBride.
Low Net winners were:
Michael Hunter at 42 points
Brian Shoup at 41.5
Jim Helmke at 41.
Three players tied for 4th at 36.5—Dan Estevan, Paul Chappel, and Jerry Benjamin.
Skins: $22 each.
Jim Peters…Hole 1
Paul Duncan…Holes 3 & 11
Matt Smith…Hole 5
Matt Berger…Hole 6
Brett McBride…Hole 7
Michael Hunter…Hole 8
Dan Estevan…Hole 10
Grant Gulych…Hole 15
Jerry Benjamin…Hole 16
2018 Kelly Cup Results
Team Ontario handily won the 15th annual Thomas Kelly Cup 19-11 after taking a one-point lead after the first day. The matches were played on extremely wet Canadian soil in early September at The Ambassador Golf Club in Windsor, Ontario. Two straight days of wind and rain provided a true test of one’s mental and physical stamina. Team Ontario was led by the fine play of veteran Paul Kelly (Leaksdale, ON), who won four matches on day two and two matches on day one. (A last minute family emergency caused co-captain Cesare Sisti (Maple, ON) to withdraw, and Kelly played multiple opponents as a result.) Ontario also got fine play from Paul Duncan (Mount Albert, ON), who won all four of his matches. Ontario cocaptain George Harris (London, ON) said, “The biggest challenge was the weather, the worst combinations of wind, rain, and cold.” Harris also played fine golf, winning 3 points. Vito Cisternino (Woodbridge, ON) also contributed mightily with 3 ½ points. Other members of the winning side were Ben Butler (Port Stanley, ON), David Delville (Richmond Hill, ON), Grant Gulych (St Thomas, ON), Wayne McGrath (Oakville, ON), and Michael Hunter (St Thomas, ON). Michigan was captained by Jack Deming (Hudsonville, MI), who complimented the Ontario side on their fine play, said, “The Candians played very well under extreme conditions.
A lot of matches were close, but they were able to make the shots when they needed to.” The top point-getter for the U.S. side was Jack Black (Canton, MI) who won 3 ½ points. Joel Michaels played well, getting 2 ½ points, as did Jim Peters (Newport, KY) and Chris Boka Canton, MI), who each accounted for 2 points. Other members of the U.S. side were Brent Davies (Clarkston, MI), Jim Helmke (Birmingham, MI), Charles Henry (Caseville, MI), and Mike Terrill (Bad Axe, MI). Day one matches were nine holes of four-ball (best-ball), followed by nine holes of foursomes (alternate shot). Day two matches were nine holes of individual Stableford, followed by nine holes of individual match play.
At the team dinner, the Andrew G. Carrigan Order of Merit Awards were announced. The Leaderboard Award for best scores just out of the money went to captain Deming. The Empty Pockets Award was shared by Butler, Sisti , and Tim Hallwood (Bad Axe, MI).