June 1, 2005 |
With a round of 5-under-par 67 that he won't forget for a long time, Dave Quinn yesterday won the richest event of the year for area club pros. And, yeah, he's taking the family to Disney World. "We go every year," the excited Quinn said last night, fresh from his second victory in the Haverford Trust Classic at Sunnybrook Golf Club. "The kids [son D.J., 9, and daughter, Shannon, 5] love it. " He also won in 2001 As the tournament's founder, Haverford Trust CEO George Connell, had hoped, Quinn, 39, director of golf at The Links in Marlton, N.J., was reveling in his $30,000 take, almost half the total purse.
July 8, 2004 |
Ken Peyre-Ferry and Vince Yost each shot 2-under-par 69 at Hidden Creek Golf Club yesterday and earned berths in the USGA's Senior Open Championship later this month. There were two available berths from the field of 65 amateurs and professionals age 50 and over for the July 29-Aug. 1 national championship at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis. Peyre-Ferry, the 55-year-old former pro at Little Mill, survived two 3-putt greens by missing only one fairway and one green on the 6,808-yard course in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. "I hung up my clubs last August" after failing in four bids to qualify for the Senior Tour, Peyre-Ferry said.
May 20, 2003 |
Pete Oakley of The Rookery made five birdies and his partner, John Appleget of Blue Heron Pines, added three for a better-ball score of 8-under-par 64 yesterday in winning the Philadelphia PGA's Spring Pro-Pro Championship at Hartefeld National. Oakley and Appleget won by a 2-shot margin in a field of 66 teams on the 6,969-yard course in Avondale, Chester County. The results John Appleget, Blue Heron Pines-Pete Oakley, The Rookery. . . 64 Kevin Nicholson-Mike Versuk, W. Chester.
August 25, 2002 |
The Philadelphia PGA has added a twist to its championship tournament, giving the best golfers in the area another reason to get fired up - or nervous. The championship already is the section's premier event. Now, on the recommendation of the national PGA of America, it also will serve as the qualifying event for the Eastern Club Professional Championship, to be held next month at Turning Stone Casino Resort in Verona, N.Y. The section will get 18 berths in the club pro championship, twice as many as last year.
June 9, 2001 |
Playing in the day's final group, Terry Hatch of Mountain Valley Golf Club carded a 1-over-par 72 yesterday and won the 25th annual Variety Club Tournament of Champions with a two-day total of 141 at Bellewood. Hatch's 1-under total led a field of 36 area pros on the 6,825-yard course in Pottstown. The results Individual professionals Terry Hatch, Mountain Valley. . . 69-72-141 Terry Hertzog, Gulph Mills. . . 74-69-143 John Spina, Talamore at Oak Terrace.
October 26, 2000 |
Rob Shuey rallied from a 3-down deficit in the last four holes of regulation and beat John Appleget with a par on the third hole of sudden death to win the Philadelphia PGA's Match Play Championship yesterday at Cape May National Golf Club. Shuey, the professional at the Golf Club at Felicita, beat defending champion Terry Hertzog of Gulph Mills in the semifinals, and Greate Bay's Appleget ousted Deerwood's Greg Farrow to set up the finals. With birdies on three of the last four holes, Shuey halved the match and forced the playoff, winning on the par-3 third hole.
October 25, 2000 |
Greg Farrow, the head pro at Deerwood Country Club, eliminated Jim Booros and John DiMarco yesterday and advanced to this morning's semifinals of the Philadelphia Section PGA's Match Play Championship at Cape May National Golf Club, in Cape May, N.J. Farrow, seeded sixth in the 64-player field, will face Greate Bay's John Appleget. Terry Hertzog of Gulph Mills, the defending champion, will play Felicita's Rob Shuey in the other semifinal. The winners will play for the title in the afternoon.
June 14, 2000 |
Philadelphia Cricket Club's Josh Lewis sunk a par putt on the second playoff hole to beat Brian Lee of Hershey's Mill in the Philadelphia Assistants Organization's Coatesville Classic yesterday at Coatesville Country Club. Lewis and Lee each carded a 1-over-par 72 on the 6,353-yard course to force the sudden-death playoff, and Lehigh's Lee McEntee was third with a 73. Josh Lewis, Philadelphia Cricket 72 Brian Lee, Hershey's Mill 72 Lee McEntee, Lehigh 73 Chris Miller, Bala 75 Jamie Komancheck, Aronimink 75 Mitch Steed, Aronimink 75 Lloyd Weston, Sunnybrook 75 Barry Dear, Harbor Pines 76 Andy Watters, Overbrook 76 Julian Collice, Llanerch 77 Bill Sautter, Sunnybrook 77 Michael Grabosky, Berkshire 77 Peter Walsh, Golden Bear 77 Steve Wahal, Philadelphia Cricket 78 Rich Miller, Four Seasons 79 Donny Wessner, Sittler Golf 79 Mike Dynda, Blue Bell 79 Michael Brown, North Hills 79 PHILADELPHIA PGA Host pro Tony Perla capitalized on his knowledge of the Bellewood Country Club course, shooting a 2-under 69 and winning the Nike Classic in Pottstown.
June 10, 2000 |
John Pillar tried not to think about the situation, about being in contention for the title in one of the Philadelphia Section PGA's most prestigious events, because he didn't want his nerves to get the better of him. Whatever he thought about worked. Pillar made a number of clutch putts yesterday, and his eight-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole won him the Variety Club Tournament of Champions at White Manor Country Club in Malvern. Competing in this event for the first time, Pillar, head professional at Woodloch Springs Country Club in Hawley, northeast of Scranton, carded a 1-over-par 73 to finish at 5-under 139. In the playoff, he defeated Growcraft Golf's Jim Booros, who turned in a 71 thanks to consecutive birdies at 15, 16, and 17. "I was the ultimate scrambler today," said Pillar, 33, who played with Booros in the final twosome.
July 18, 1999 |
So how many times has this happened to you? You are following a particularly slow foursome on the golf course. Each player has an audience of three watching him hit his approach shot. Then all four players go to where the next shot will be struck and the same procedure is followed, again and again. They drive away in their carts without replacing a divot, sometimes two. The players reach the green, one driver parking all of three feet off the edge. They all freeze once they get on the green because they can't quite figure out who's away.