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July 26, 1987 | By David T. Shaw, Special to The Inquirer
Of all the tournaments a club may offer its members, the that one outshines all others in the prestige it bestows on the winner is the club championship. Though winners of the better-ball tournaments, the three-club tournaments and those annual late-president memorial tourneys may be the talk of the clubhouse for a week, none matches the distinction of the one who holds the title of club champion for a year. In area clubs, it's that time of the season again when last year's winners defend their titles and challengers seek the crown.
NEWS
August 4, 1994 | By Charlie Frush, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
"Drive for show and putt for dough" the pros say, but when you're trying to save your backside - and par - nothing beats a reliable chip shot. Rich Kidd rode just such a short game to victory Sunday in the club championship match at Eagles' Nest Country Club, defeating Art Smith in the scheduled 36-hole final, 7 and 6. "It may have looked like I was winning, but I wasn't," said Smith, a 62- year-old retired research analyst from West Deptford....
NEWS
September 28, 1988 | By Charlie Frush, Inquirer Staff Writer
Club champions were decided at Indian Spring golf course in Marlton and Ramblewood Country Club in Mount Laurel over the weekend. Defending champion Ron Cusick, who held a stranglehold on the title in the 1970s, took the club championship at Indian Spring for the second straight year by defeating Steve Smith, 3 and 2, on Sunday over 36 holes, the last nine in the rain. Rich Barbarics shot a crisp 73-74 Saturday and Sunday over the Red and White courses (par 72) and won the 1988 club championship at Ramblewood.
NEWS
August 27, 1992 | By Charlie Frush, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After a five-year dry spell, Mark Lepore once more reigns as the club champion at Riverton Country Club, where on Sunday he defeated George Gibson, 4 and 3, in their 36-hole match-play final. Lepore, 33, a Medford resident and four-time champion, last won the Riverton crown in 1986 and after the first 18 holes was 5 up and appeared headed for a runaway victory. But the 49-year-old Gibson played much better in the afternoon round and cut Lepore's advantage to three holes before Lepore closed it out on No. 15 with a birdie putt.
NEWS
August 18, 1994 | By Charlie Frush, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The outlook wasn't promising for Bob Schoenhut, who usually holds a mortal lock on the club championship at Willow Brook Country Club. In late July, Schoenhut and fellow finalist Marty O'Hara set out to decide whose name would go on the championship plaque for 1994, but after six holes, rain interrupted the match with O'Hara up by 1 hole. When play resumed last Thursday, O'Hara quickly birdied the first two holes and led by 3 over Schoenhut, a 49-year-old Hainesport resident who tends the bar at Willow Brook.
NEWS
July 25, 1990 | By Charlie Frush, Inquirer Staff Writer
Senior golfers can take heart from Andy Andreola, who won his 10th club championship Sunday at Merchantville Country Club at the age of 71. And how's this for longevity? He's won the title at least once in each of the last five decades - the '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s and '90s. Andreola, a Riverton resident, defeated Denny Fellona in Sunday's scheduled 36-hole match, 2 and 1. After a 70-minute lunch break during which both players took showers to cool off, Andreola opened the afternoon round with a double bogey, then ran off four straight birdies.
NEWS
October 12, 1988 | By Charlie Frush, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bob Schoenhut doesn't own Willow Brook Country Club in Moorestown; he just tends bar in the restaurant upstairs at the clubhouse. Then again, maybe he does own Willow Brook - the fairways and the greens, that is. On the first Monday in October, Schoenhut, a Hainesport resident, won the club championship with a 6 and 5 victory over Curt Schuler, regaining the title that Mickey O'Hara of Delran stole away with last year. It was only a matter of time until Schoenhut won it back.
NEWS
August 15, 1990 | By Charlie Frush, Inquirer Staff Writer
After an eight-year drought, Bob Lampman of Blackwood regained the club championship at Wedgwood Country Club in Washington Township, shooting a 54- hole medal play total of 230, 14-over par for the two-day, Saturday-Sunday test. Lampman, a supervisor for a food company, has won the men's title three times but not since 1982. On Sunday, he was in the final foursome with defending champion Ray Fuller, who has won it the last four years and with whom he was tied at 115 at the halfway point.
SPORTS
September 30, 1998 | By Doug Hadden, FOR THE INQUIRER
Green Valley Country Club's Marji Goldman and Bonnie Kay outlasted Sheila Selby and Teresa Winslow of host Huntingdon Valley for a 1-up victory in the match-play quarterfinals of the 53d annual Jane McCullough Hamilton Invitational golf tournament yesterday. Defending champions Erma Keyes and Gail Brown of Coatesville advanced to tomorrow's semifinals of the championship flight in the better-ball-of-partners event with a 4-and-2 triumph. PHILADELPHIA SENIORS ASSOC. Springhaven Club's James VanZandt shot a 76 at Split Rock Lodge and is the leader after the first round of the three-day PSGA Harry Radcliffe Tournament.
NEWS
August 8, 1990 | By Charlie Frush, Inquirer Staff Writer
John Elder Jr. of Pine Hill says he took a lot of ribbing last year when he failed to qualify for the club championship competition at Little Mill Country Club, especially since his uncle had been club titlist three times. But on July 29, the 28-year-old Pine Valley police officer silenced the kibitzers by eliminating three others in the scheduled 27-hole playoff at the Evesham course. Elder, Chris Zalis, Ron Roby and James Whitlock met in the medal play showdown, and at the finish, Elder and Zalis led with 8-under-par totals and went into extra holes.
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May 13, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
In all her years of playing golf, Bobbie Rose said she allowed herself one ego trip - the time she won the Women's Golf Association of Philadelphia Class B Super-Seniors Championship in 2007. She was 91. "To beat those youngsters in the Super-Seniors, those 65-year-olds . . . " said her son, Michael, a notable player in the Golf Association of Philadelphia. Louise B. "Bobbie" Rose, who took up golf shortly after her husband started to play 67 years ago, now is 98 and can be found three or four days a week practicing and playing at Philmont Country Club in Huntingdon Valley.
NEWS
December 21, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Known as a kind and gentle man, William T. Walsh had to be tough to help manage a household with 15 children, which is how he became known to family and friends as "Sarge. " "My father served time in the Navy, but the name comes from my brother Andrew, who goes by 'Bucky,' " Paul "Chet" Walsh said Thursday. "Bucky was quite the character, but he always kind of found a way to a soft spot in my father. "To keep 15 kids in line, obviously you had to be strict and a disciplinarian. Bucky used to kid him that he was like a sergeant in the Army barking out orders at us. So he became Sarge, and everybody knew that, even his nurse at the nursing home.
SPORTS
June 8, 2013 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
The painting of Hugh Irvine Wilson that hangs inside Merion Golf Club's clubhouse shows an unremarkable, earnest-looking businessman in a high collar as stiff as his pose. Yet it might as well be the portrait of a ghost. Surprisingly, for a 117-year-old club that cherishes and painstakingly preserves its history, the life and contributions of the man credited with Merion's design remain as foggy as a morning on the Scottish heather. Whatever Wilson's role in the creation of one of the world's most prestigious courses, its exact nature been shrouded by time.
NEWS
November 10, 2012 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Florence Elaine Green, 88, an amateur golf-club champion in the Philadelphia area for two decades, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, of complications from a blood disease at her family's second home in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. She had lived in Villanova since 2002. Known to friends as "Flo," Mrs. Green was a local golf legend, said her son, Arlin. From 1957 to 1968, she won eight club championships at Radnor Valley Country Club in Villanova. Between 1969 and 1978, she captured the club championship eight times at Green Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill.
SPORTS
August 17, 2003 | By Joe Logan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
By the time he tees off tomorrow at Oakmont Country Club, Frank McFadden will have asked himself a hundred times what a 53-year-old "grinder" such as himself is doing in the U.S. Amateur. The answer, of course, is playing his heart out. "My goal?" McFadden, an independent insurance broker, asked with a laugh last week. "I'm going to empty my guts and see what happens. " Even if you follow the local golf scene, McFadden's name might not be familiar. Not that he is not good; McFadden has been a scratch player for years.
NEWS
October 22, 2000 | By Dean McCrary, FOR THE INQUIRER
It's not unusual for teenagers addicted to golf to spend the summer on a golf course, either playing or practicing their games. That's how Chris Thude spent almost every day of his summer. But he got more than the usual results for his efforts. Thude, 15 at the time, is the youngest club champion that Melrose Country Club has ever had. He is believed to be one of the youngest people to win a club championship in recent years in the Philadelphia suburban area. He won the title by defeating the defending champion, Pete Mimmo, 8 and 6, in a 36-hole final match at the Cheltenham course.
NEWS
September 24, 2000 | By Dean McCrary, FOR THE INQUIRER
David Brookreson has won just about everything worth winning in amateur golf in the Philadelphia area. But at age 52, watching players half as old whistle tee shots far beyond his, Brookreson began to wonder if his winning days were behind him. Not to worry. Earlier this summer, he won the club championship at the famous Pine Valley Golf Club in Camden County, shooting 72-74-146 to beat Overbrook Country Club's Chris Lange by one stroke. It was Brookreson's fifth Pine Valley title and fourth in a different decade: 1970s, '80s, '90s and 2000.
NEWS
September 10, 2000 | By Dean McCrary, FOR THE INQUIRER
In 1989, Michael Domenick decided to spend the winter in Florida to work on his golf game. He found a teacher, Al Nelson, formerly of the Philadelphia area, at a course called the Vineyards in Naples, Fla. Nelson suggested Domenick get a job where he could hit balls and play without charge when not working. So Domenick took a job in the bag room of the course. He's been spending his winters there since, earning the title King of the Bag Room. He's also won a bag full of golf championships in the Philadelphia area.
NEWS
August 27, 2000 | By Dean McCrary, FOR THE INQUIRER
Glenn Smeraglio is having the kind of year most golfers only dream about. The Yardley Country Club player won his club's championship by defeating Jon Rusk, 1-up, in a 36-hole final. It was Smeraglio's fifth title. Smeraglio, 40, a financial planner, also won the Silver Cross medal of the Golf Association of Philadelphia (GAP). It is given to the player with the lowest score in two rounds of the Patterson Cup and two rounds in Philadelphia Amateur qualifying. Smeraglio was a medalist in the amateur qualifying, shooting 144. His 72-hole score was 291, one better than the showing of Chris Bartolacci of Jericho National Golf Club.
NEWS
August 20, 2000 | By Dean McCrary, FOR THE INQUIRER
Nick Kirkpatrick lost the first two holes in his club championship match against four-time winner Rich Green at Plymouth Country Club in Plymouth Meeting. He did not let it discourage him. "I just tried to tell myself there was a long way to go, and that I was not out of it, and to keep focused on that," he said. His private pep talk worked. Kirkpatrick went on to win the 36-hole final, 3 and 2, for his first club title at Plymouth. "It's something I'm proud of. It was a lot of work.
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