Sunday, January 26
Orange Hills Clubhouse
All Members are invited to attend
Refreshments will be served
What a great day on Friday. I can tell you I was nervous on how many were going to bail out. 51 of 52 golfers showed up to tee it up. It was a beautiful, sunny day with great friends, good food and pretty solid golf considering the elements. I want to thank those of you for participating. Hopefully we can make this an annual event. The knit cap gift certainly came in handy! Special thanks to the OHCC staff for helping make this run smoothly.
Here are the results:
First Place: $300.00 – Blaise Sanzone & Gary Tompkins 67
Second Place: $200.00 – Roger Sliby & Deni Iacobelli 68
Third Place: $120.00 – Luis Urquidi & John Murphy 69 (3-way matching of cards)
Closest to Pin – $25.00 OHCC Gift Card
3rd Hole: Mike Kraus 2′ 9″
9th Hole: Andy Benowitz 7′ 7″
10th Hole: Tom Terzakis 2′ 5″ – Hey, I had to sneak something out of this
13th Hole: Paul Flament 11′ 3″ – Judy has your card
Thank you again and we will see you, hopefully, at the kickoff meeting at the end of January. Changes are a comin’ to handicaps and possibly the tournament schedule.
Don’t forget to post rounds from down south or out west!
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah and Happy New Year!
That is all……………….
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the association for allowing me to Captain our Ryder Cup team this year against Grassy Hill. I am proud to report we had a convincing win 44-12.
We had a great team that really played well. The team from Grassy was also a great bunch that showed a lot of class in defeat. They look forward to a rematch next year.
I would like to thank the people who made my life easier Sunday. Tom Terzakis our assistant a Captain who was out on the course getting score updates, team cameraman Marty “lens” Powell and Judy and her staff. I must also thank Ralph Malafronte for playing a woman.
Another year in the books. Enjoy the off season and see everyone on the tee in 2020.
Wrap it Up!!!
Orange Hills: 44
Grassy Hill: 12
Holy Cow! What a way to end our 2019 golf season!
Captain Bob Nugent’s merry misfits absolutely dominate our cross town rivals. The Nuge started the day with a relaxing breakfast for the boys, mixes in a little Rudy speech and sends the boys out to just spank a tough Grassy Hill squad.
Nuge starts the day sending out his A team of Gettings and Rimler to set the tone. While this team struggled early, they grinded out a impressive 7.5 of 9 potential points. The rest of the boys followed suit. Our team only lost 4 of 12 individual matches on the front. All four righted the ship and responded with wins on the back. Kudos for digging deep and getting in on the fun. All six of our groupings bested Grassy Hill in terms of total points. Each group was playing for 9 points. Our lowest score was 5.5 which is exceptional. The best was saved for last though. Nuge knew he needed a strong anchor in the event the matches were close. He thought the brothers Benedetto (birthday boy Ray and Robert) were just the type of winners he needed. Did they disappoint? Hell no! All they did was go out and sweep all 9 points! A little serenade of Happy Birthday to Ray as he approached 18 and the day was complete.
So a big thank you goes out to Nuge for putting this together. Team photographer Marty was snapping away all day. He took so many photos he had to go into his camera and delete photos going back to Trump’s inauguration. I know that killed him as a huge MAGA guy that Marty is. But OHCC is very important to him and took this one for the team. Photos to show up some day on the website. I think he was still using rolled film but I’m not 100% sure on that.
Thanks to the staff of OHCC for a great course and helping in every way imaginable. We couldn’t do what we do without you!
Congrats to all our players and wishing you good swing thoughts as we head into the dark days of northeast hell!
That is all…………