AERATING GREENS ON MONDAY AUGUST 12th and TUESDAY AUGUST 13th……..
Club Championship Wrap Ups……Comeback City!
Ladies…..Meghan Lynch captures her first Club Championship!
In a day that the final pairing will remember for a long time, Meghan Lynch rallied from seven strokes back to tie Lynne Brilliant (2015 Club Champion) and then win the title on the fourth sudden death playoff hole. Kerri McGlynn (2014 Club Champion) missed the playoff by one shot.
Meghan and Lynne each parred the 1st two holes, with Lynne making a 14 foot putts on both of them with Meghan in gimmie range on both holes. But those long putts by Lynne made those 2 and 3 foot puts for Meghan a bit longer, but she made them both. All this while about 50 spectators were cheering them on.
On the third playoff hole, the roles reversed. Both players hit the green in two, but Meghan’s first putt came up around seven feet short…..while Lynne put it about 3 feet….but a tricky putt. Meghan drilled the putt into the back of the cup with authority! Lynne made the 3 foot curling putt and off to number 4!!
Both players missed the green with Lynne in the back bunker. She hit (another) great bunker shot to about 20 feet. Meghan was on the fringe with a tough, uphill then downhill 55 foot put……and left it about 15 feet away. Lynne narrowly missed her par putt. Meghan went through her routine, and made the 15 footer to seal the victory.
In the presentation, Lynne was as gracious as one could be finishing runner-up….a class act all the way.
Meghan was thankful to all in an emotional speech, including husband P.J who watched her win the title, thanking him for including golf in their vacations! Marital advice to all!! Way to go Meghan……
Men’s: Redemption for Mike Deady…..winning a 3 hole Playoff with George Edwards.
Mike Deady captured the Men’s Club Championship in stunning fashion coming from nine strokes back to tie George Edwards…..and then win on the third playoff hole.
On the first playoff hole, Mike missed his tee shot right and placed his second shot on top of the hill, 20 feet in front of Geo’s impressive tee shot. With the hole cut way on the left side of the green, Geo hit his shot a bit to solid and went just long and in a tough, short sided spot. Mike hit an impressive 3rd shot to about 10 feet. Geo’s chip came up a tad short…….and both players missed their par putts so on to #2. With the nerves at an all time high with 60 spectators on hand, both players hit unforced error tee shots on #2, Geo in the front bunker, Mike now short sided with an impossible chip. Geo hit an incredible bunker shot to 3 feet…..and Mike clicked the flagstick somehow and was left with a 4 foot putt. Both players narrowly missed their putts…..so to number 3 they went.
Both players hit good tee shots…..and both hit the par 4 in regulation. Faced with difficult uphill putts on the 3rd green, Mike hit is putt to tap in range……and Geo to 3 feet…..but with a cup of right to left break on it. Geo’s putt veered off for a bogey 5.
Both players were vying for their 1st Club Championship and played great with Championship “Classic” golf course set-ups. Congrats to Mike on winning his first. Although disappointed, Geo was gracious in defeat and happy for Mike to win. Mike thanked all who played……and then probably played 36 holes after….lol.
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Presidents Golf Course opened July 8,1977; however our history as a golf course dates back to 1895 when the Wollaston Golf Club was founded. Golf tradition is deep and rich at this property….
Francis Ouimet used the course for his practice rounds prior to competing in the British Opens and Amateurs. He found the wind conditions and the wide variety of topography well suited for the preparation needed to compete overseas.
In the early 1970’s the members of the Wollaston Golf Club constructed their new championship course in Milton and with the aid of a grant from the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation the County of Norfolk rebuilt the course. George and Tom Fazio were retained to redesign the course. The goal was to modernize it and accommodate public play. The course re-opened as the Presidents Golf Course at the Wollaston Recreational Facility.
Golf tradition continued with the instituting of the Norfolk County Classic in 1979. This 36 hole medal play tournament held in May traditionally attracts one of the top amateur fields in New England. Past winners include now touring pro James Driscoll, and State Open winner Fran Quinn, and State Amateur winner Steve Tasho and USGA Mid Am winner Matt Parziale.
The Presidents Golf Course is located 8 miles south of Boston, minutes off the Southeast Expressway. The entire course is situated on 93 acres and offers dramatic views of the Boston skyline, Neponset River, and the Blue Hills Reservation. The par 70 course features six par threes, testy par fours and the signature par 5 15th double dog leg par five. The wind, hilly terrain, and the influence of the Atlantic Ocean give the course a unique character that provides an excellent golfing experience.