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Results of Recent Events
2016 Director's Cup results
It was a barn burner of a finish with scenarios abound. "Right there" were Cussen, Harrington, DeSilva, and Walker. Rick Walczak made lot's of noise closing with a fine round of 66. Tony Calkins played a fabulous 4th round. Frank Vettese had one bad hole (4th) that cost him dearly. Mike Franzago played beautiful golf, bizarre events at holes #13,14 set him back. I truly enjoyed meeting and playing with Mike. What a golfer he is.
Mr DeSilva lost a ball on the 70th hole that was well hit and near the green, and the same brand of peculiarity struck Mr Walker at the 71st.
In the end, it was Mamot Kounnavong who rose to the top and is your 2016 Directors Cup champion. Mamot 'out dueled' his playing partners in a nail biter right to the 72nd green
Well done Mamot! Major congratulations to you sir!
Mamot's name is already on our website as 2016 Director's Cup title holder, and his name will be on the Wall of Champions within a few weeks. I'll stop by the trophy store tomorrow and have his plaque engraved.
Thanks to all who participated in this marquee event, your support is greatly respected and appreciated.
Here are the official results:
1. Mamot 67,71,66,70 = 274 (winning score)
2. Harrington 67,73,67,69 = 276
3. DeSilva 66,71,73,67 = 277
3. Walker 67,64,73,73 = 277
3. Cussen 69,69,68,71 = 277
6. Walczak 72,73,67,66 = 278
7. Vettese 72,65,71,71 = 279
8. Carwin 66,73,72,70 = 281
9. Franzago 68,69,70,75 = 282
10. Calkins 68,76,72,67 = 283
11. Thompson 69,71,74,74 = 288
12. Mike Yeh 75,73,73,71 = 292
13. F Kenny 74,85,76,77 = 312
14. McMillan 80,74,82,82 = 318
Sat May 7th BB Skins @ Lincoln
On a drizzly wet day 20 Lincoln parkers traversed all 18 holes, and it seemed fun was had by all. Thanks to Ian Cussen for scoring, and to Mike Han for running the Skins game. And let's thanks Rick for graciously handling bursar duties.
There were 8 skins parceled out, in the following manner:
1 skin to Ross/Jackson with a combined score of 7 on hole #10
1 skin to DeSilva/Cleary with a 2 on hole #11
1 skin to Maisano/Haskins with a combined 4 on hole #16
2 skins to Walczak/Mallon for a combined 3 on hole #12, and a 3 on hole #13
3 skins to Han/Harrington for a combined scores of 5 on hole #2, 6 on hole #6, and 4 on hole #8
The value was $37/Skin. Congrats guys!
Sat Apr 2nd @ Rooster Run
1. Ken Harrington 69
2. Ian Cussen 69
3. Joe Espillac 73
4. Stan Miller 73
5. Marc Vitone 73
6. Mike Yeh 74
7. Jeff Park 74
In the SKINS portion, Ian Cussen earned 2 Skins, and
single Skins went to Mamot, Frank Kenny, Frank Vettese, and
Doug Fong. Well done guys !
Sat Mar 19th @ Mare Island
Mike Han played a fabulous round, net 65 was his final number.
This was easily good enough for 1st place, well done Mike!
Coming in at 2nd was Frank Kenny with 69, followed by Ken H
with a 71, John Jackson 72, and Jeff Park 74. Well done guys!
There were also 10 skins won, Mallon and Jackson two each,
and 6 individual skins for: Mamot, Kumli, Walczak, Miller
DeSilva (holed 2nd shot for eagle 2), and Harrington.
Sat Feb 13th at MetroLinks
It was a battle royale at Metro with a card-off required to determine the 1st spot. Tied with 30-31 = 61 were the teams of Bedoussac/Carwin and Maisano/Harrington. The 18 hole scores were equal, as were the back nines, and the final 6, and yes, the final three. It went down the the 18th hole where Maisano/Harrington edged Bedoussac/Carwin with a 4-to-a-5.
1. Maisano/Harrington 61
2. Bedoussac/Carwin 61
3. Miller/Cussen 62
4. Park.Gudino 63
5. Murray/Yeh 64
6. McMillan/Calkins 70
7. Thompson/Jackson 70
8. Mallon/Walczak 71
Skins Sat Jan 30th
13 players braved a cold winter morning, and 5 would ultimately
earn $68 each. Skin winners were: Mike Yeh with a net 2 at the
3rd, Frank Vettese with a fine net 2 at hole #4, Ken Harrington
with a solid net 2 at the 5th, Rick Walczak with a nifty net 2 at the
12th, and Dan Carwin with a commendable net 2 at the signature
17th. Well done guys !
4-stick Sat Jan 16th
The conditions were wet and muddy, a true Lincoln Park day.
Congratulations to Ian Cussen for playing solid golf and
carding a fine round of 70. Mr Maisano lost a ball at the 17th,
but otherwise played a beautiful game. 3rd place went to our
regatta leader Drew Walker, who is playing fabulous golf as of
The results are:
1. Cussen 70
2. Maisano 71
3. Walker 72
4. Harrington 72
5. Carwin 73
Fin De Siecle Sunday Dec 27th
Here are the results from the Fin De Siecle. I'm told it was initially 36 degrees with a lengthy frost delay, and overall it was cold and murky. A true winter day at our Lincoln. Special thanks to Naoto De Silva for scoring, and for parlaying these results to all of us, and truly great golfing by Naoto and Drew!...Well done guys. As has always been the case, a full complement of regatta points is being awarded for each flight.
1st - D. Walker - 37 37 = 74, less 10 = net 64
2nd - Mamot - 41 42 = 83, less 13 = net 70
3rd - M. Yeh - 44 45 = 89, less 17 = net 72 (card off)
4th - I. Cussen - 35 42 = 77, less 5 = net 72
5th - D. Carwin - 45 48 = 93, less 20 = net 73
6th - S. Haskins - 49 48 = 97, less 22 = 75
7th - R. Walczak - 42 48 = 90, less 14 = net 76
8th - Bedoussac
1st - N. De Silva - 38 35 = 73, less 5 = net 68
2nd - J. Park - 44 47 = 91, less 17 = net 74
3rd - J. Jackson; had to leave early.
Rodeick Cup Saturday Dec 5th
Congratulations to Dan Carwin and Mike Yeh for an outstanding performance in earning 1st place with a dominating round of 61. Well done guys! The results are listed below, including the winners of each 6-hole segment.
1. Yeh/Carwin 61
2. Miller/Cussen 64
3. Maisano/Roddan 64
4. Thompson/Haskins 64
5. Mallon/Walczak 65
6. DeSilva/Walker 65
7. F Kenny/Murray 66
8. Kane/Harrington 68
9. Kumli/Lambert 69
10. Jackson/Park 70
11. Vettese/S Kenny 72
12. Mamot/McMillan 72
Winners of each 6-hole segment:
1st six: Yeh/Carwin 20
2nd six: F Kenny/Murray 20
Last six: Cussen/Miller 20
Turkey Shoot Saturday Nov 14th
1. Haskins/Han/Harrington 60
2. Murray/Thompson/DeSilva 60
3. Yeh/Lambert/Cussen 65
4. Park/Mallon/McMillan 65
5. Vettese/Roddan/Carwin 67
6. Kane/Walczak/Maisano 67
A duel in the sun? Murray/Thompson/DeSilva
had 30-30, whereas the 3 H's had 31-29. Both
teams eagled the 13th, and Mr Thompson chipped
in for a needed 2 at the difficult 17th (and nearly
holed several other pitches). Ed Murray hit
numerous straight/long tee balls
and made some key putts while the steady Naoto
DeSilva carried professional grade play
throughout. Well done guys! Mike, Sam , and
myself had fabulous team energy; Mike made
several key putts throughout the day. Sam made
a 30ft bomb at the 6th, and knocked a fairway
wood to 6ft for eagle at the 13th from 173yds.
What a pleasure to play with both these fine
Boundary Oaks, Nov 7th (2016 Zone Qualifier).
1. Harrington 73
2. Park 74
3. Walker 74
4. Jackson 76
5. Carwin 76 [1st alternate]
6. Calkins 80 [2nd alternate]
7. DeSilva 80 [3rd alternate]
8. Vitone 80 [4th alternate]
9. Lambert 82 [5th alternate]
10. Cussen 82 [6th alternate]
The greens were running 11 or 12 on the
stimpmeter, and the hole locations were extremely
difficult. All contestants had similar stories of
putting off greens, etc. It was one of the most
challenging courses we've seen in many years.
Special congrats go out to the 5 men who shot
net-76 or better, Harrington,Park,Walker,
Jackson, and Carwin. Good shooting guys!
Bennett Valley, October 10, 2015
Drew Walker wins his first LPGC event, having proved a
formidable presence in other instances:
Drew Walker 69 (82-13)
Stan Miller 70 (87-17)
Ken Harrington 71 (75-4)
Kenny 72 (94-22)
Charlie Thompson 73 (88-15)
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Directors Cup, September 12-13, 19-20, 2015
Ken Harrington lapped the field in this year’s 72 hole LPGC
Directors, but places 3 through 7 were tightly bunched throughout.
Even second to last was hotly contested with
From an original group of 16 players, the 10 below made it
way through. All scores are
1. Ken Harrington: 66,65,63,67 = 261
2. Drew Walker: 70,63,67,73 = 273
3. Naoto De Silva: 68,74,72,63 = 277
4. Sam Haskins: 68,73,67,70 = 278
5. Dan De Vries: 72,71,64,72 = 279
6. Frank Kenny: 70,64,75,71 = 280
7. Charlie Thompson: 71,71,73,67 = 282
8. Jeff Park: 70,72,68,73 = 283
9. Mike Yeh: 80,73,71,72 = 296
10. Iain Cussen: 78,75,71,73 = 297
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Adobe Creek, September 5, 2015
And into the wilds of Petaluma rode the 16 Lincoln Rats. Most
were slaughtered mercilessly. A few survived to tell a happier
tale . . .
The results were:
Richard Walczak 63 (79-16)
Kenneth Harrington 67 (71-4)
Franklin Kenny 67 (90-23)
David Rea 69 (80-11)
Stanley Miller 69 (86-17)
Also surviving but out of the Regatta Points
Max-Andrew McMillan 69 (87-18)
St. Stephen Kenny 69 (88-19)
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And then there is this to consider . . . Henry Ford on golf:
Back in the United States, golf had grown in popularity in the years after World War I, and like many other corporate managers Ford Motor Company officials, including Reeves Blakely, who while in Belém negotiating the terms of the Tapajós concession could often be found shooting holes on a jungle range outside the city limits, had become avid players. And the Dearborn Independent, reflecting Ford’s growing cultural conservatism, particularly his distrust of large, easily manipulated urban crowds, promoted golf as a substitute for baseball. Ford’s paper criticized America’s pastime for concentrating “ten thousand people” in one place while giving them little to do other than sit in “cramped-up positions watching nine men handling a bat and a ball. . . . A large portion of our so-called sportsmen are mere shouters and noise makers, and have no more claim to be regarded as exponents of any particular game than the Roman mob which attended the gladiatorial contests in the arena.” Golf, in contrast, got “people out of the crowded city to the pure air of the seaside or the country.” It encouraged spectators to become participants themselves, not as part of a “team” but as individuals. The paper urged municipalities throughout the country to build golf courses as a way of promoting civic virtue, since a “community playing golf in its leisure moments should have no time for less edifying pursuits.” Golf develops “foresight and perseverance,” as the “golfer never looks backward; ‘Fore’ is his slogan, and his aim is to drive his ball clear of all traps and pitfalls.” And so Ford workers on the Tapajós moved forward, laying out a nine-hole course adjacent to the American compound and the “nature park.” Archie Weeks’s daughter, Leonor, dubbed the links the “Winding Brook Golf Course,” since it ran along an igarapé, or stream.
Greg Grandin, from Fordlandia, Metropolitan Books, pp. 281-3
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