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Divot Kings lead Don Ho League after six weeks of play

Golf Fitness and Conditioning Clinic to be held at the Wentworth

June 24, 2009
Six weeks into their Spring round, the Divot Kings at -32 lead the field by two in Don Ho League play at the Eagle in Jackson. Following closely at -30 is the Aces Wild team with the Birdie Hunters right in the hunt at -29. Just behind in fourth are the Tire Kickers at -28. With just two weeks left in the eight week season it looks like a close battle to the finish. Capturing closest to the pin honors last week was Rae Theberge and the long hitters on Tuesday and Wednesday were Ann Bennett, Vicky Ela, Keith DeLuca and Fred Fallen who took home long drive prizes.

On Saturday (remember that one sunny day in recent memory?!) Eagle members teed it up for a team Scramble. Winners were the team of Denis Lavoie, Sally Treadwell, Susan Joyce and Joan Doucette. Ladies, don't forget that June is AmEx Women's Golf Month and ladies play for $10 during the week and $15 on the weekends throughout the month; take advantage while you can.

After a rainout last Monday, play resumed this week at Wentworth as the Ball Busters finished first this week. There was a tie for second place between the Foxy Ladies and Driving Angry and another tie for fourth between Once In A Blue Moon and the Pin Seekers. Dave Phaneuf and Leslie Shomaker took closest to the pin honors while long drive prizes went to Rich Vargus and Kathy Sweeney.

It wasn't the U.S. Open but the conditions were similar for the golfers who teed it up for the Mount Washington Valley Ski Team Tournament at Wentworth last Friday. Men's First place was taken by the team of Buddy and Grayson Carrier, Don Chase and Steve Bennette. Playing best for the ladies was team Jeanne Mason, Marie Lee and Joanne Archambault. Mixed team winners were Dennis Richards, Denise Jaronski, Nicole Wessen and Frank Pomeroy. Ski Team winners were Erin Sullivan, Jessie McAleer, Eric Spenlinhaurer and Jason Parker. Specialty prizes were won by Ed Bradley for closest to the pin and Kevin Paicos and Kathy Van Deursen for long drives.

Feeling a bit stiff and out of shape? Taking that almighty swing at the ball make you wince? Seems like a Golf Fitness and Conditioning Clinic just might make a lot of sense. The place is Wentworth and the time is 3 p.m. this Saturday, June 27 and the cost is just $5. The clinic will be led by Andy Trowbridge, Certified Athletic Trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the Mountain Center Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab Center and by Kevin Walker, Wentworth Golf Professional. You will receive information on golf fitness and conditioning and how to prevent golf related injuries with exercises to improve strength and flexibility. Call Kevin at 383-9641 for more information or to sign up.

Recently added to the long list of local services and charities that have benefited from the generosity of area golfers, sponsors and donors was Vaughan Community Services. The Vaughan Scramble was played at the North Conway Country Club last Thursday, June 18 under cloudy but "non-dripping" skies. Winners in the three divisions are as follows: Men's Division - team Dan Jones, Karl Seibel, Arnie Hansen and Al Capone (61); Ladies Division - team Trina Jones, Karen Umberger. Don't forget, for those mini-golfers in your life, Pro Julie Rivers' Jr. golf clinics start on June 29 for five weeks with two weeks of range time and three weeks traveling and playing at local courses. To sign up your junior, call the pro shop at 356-2140. The gang heads to Waubek this week, hopefully that far north it doesn't snow. Maybe by the time this reaches print we will actually see some sunshine and feel some of the warmth that summer, that DID arrive on Sunday, yes?, is supposed to bring!

A sly tip from "anonymous" suggests, "The only sure rule in golf is he who has the fastest cart never has to play a bad lie." Tsk, tsk, that just CAN"T be true now can it? Having a great season, had a career round or one of those you can't believe it golf stories? Send to beachbumpru@yahoo.com.

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