2013 LPGC Officers
President: Gary Missel
Vice President: Ken Harrington
Treasurer: Michael Han
Secretary: Vince Nosal
Results of Recent Events
NCGA 2 Man (aka 4 Ball) Qualifier at
Metropolitan Golf Links, February 1, 2014
Naoto De Silva and Marc Maisano will represent LPGC at the sectional qualifier in May. Qualifiers there get to play Spyglass! It has happened.
Advancing, as winners, De Silva & Maisano 65
2nd: Cussen & Miller 66
3rd: Kumli & McMillan 67*
4th: Lambert & De Vries 67*
5th: Hitchcock & Missel 67, 32-35
*identical fronts and backs, 36-31, ties at last 3, second to the last 3. Identical scores on 13-18. Order determined in reasonable fashion by PK&MMcM having the best net score on 12, and on the #1 HC hole, whichever of those might qualify as the next tie-breaker.
Super Bawl Skins, January 26, 2014
This year's play rendered skins for seven different players on seven holes. All but one a 3 net 2. The Club would tell how much each was worth but the NSA may be snooping on behalf of the IRS and some administrator's enemies list. The seven winners divide up 75 Regatta points. See Regatta (left, in the index sidebar).
1st (hole): Cussen, 3 for 2
2nd: Lambert, 3 for 2
4th: Han, 3 for 2
5th: Faulkner, 3 for 2
7th: Miller, 3 for 2
13th: Vettese, 4 for 3
14th: Nosal, 3 for 2 . . . no one
has ever encountered a happier Nosal . . . see photo below
. . .
From left: Faulkner, Lambert, Han (holding the money), Vettese, Cussen, you've never seen a happier Nosal, Miller (told his tale) . . .
3 Stick Classic, January 11, 2014
In which competitors attempt to play Lincoln Park with three,
and only three, clubs of their choosing.
One need not be a putter, but almost always is. This year only one player chose to putt with
another club, and he is not listed in the first five below.
F. Kenny 65 (86-21)
Nosal 65 (86-21)
all the scores and the clubs selected, click below.
Fin de Siècle, December 29, 2013
The Lincoln Park Golf Club held its
epochal fourteenth Fin de Siècle competition
on the last Sunday of the Olde Yeare 2013.
The Club first played the Fin de Siècle, on New Year’s Eve (or
thereabouts) 1999. The name derives from a term roughly translated “end of
the era, or epoch” used to describe the end of the 19th Century in
Europe, and particularly in France. One source defines it “as of,
relating to, or characteristic of the close of the 19th century and
especially its literary and artistic climate of sophistication,
world-weariness, and fashionable despair.” Someone in the Club decided it could
also be applied to the end of the 20th Century, or for that matter,
any given year.
The Fin includes a special flight for players who elect to play wooden
woods, forged (no cavity backs, no hybrids) irons, and flat-bladed
putters. Players in this Retro flight
get bonus Regatta points to begin the year.
Members who play their usual contemporary rigs compete in a Titanium
Fewer members than ever appeared in
classic golf toggery, such as plus-fours and neckties, this year. In fact, there was only one necktie in
evidence, around the throat of David Lambert, who won the unofficial best
costume award going away. Unfortunately for David, the tie failed to secure his
golf game to his overall experience for the day.
No one could have been surprised at
who won each of the two flights, so we will not dwell on that. New member Rex Avakian acquitted himself
admirably to finish second in the Titanium.
The Retro took on the odd dimension of four players finishing tied for
second. The usual tie-breakers inhered,
and thus the finish listed.
Low Net: Ken Harrington 70 (74-4)
2nd Net: Marc Maisano 72 (80-8)
3rd Net: Jeff Park 72 (87-15)
4th Net: James Mallon 72 (81-9)
5th Net: John Jackson 72 (87-15)
Low Net: Paul Kumli 71 (82-11)
2nd Net: Rex Avakian 73 (84-11)
3rd Net: Sam Haskins 74 (95-21)
4th Net: Dan De Vries 74 (92-18)
5th Net: Stan Miller 75 (89-14)
Click Here for the FDS scoresheet
* * * *