Thursday, May 31, 2012

Polo Metropolitan PGA Head Professional Championship

It was an exciting finish and my heart was pounding but I was able to take the title home with a one stroke edge over Mark Brown of Tam O'Shanter Country Club with a final round of 70. My two day total was three under par 137 at Waccabuc Country Club in Waccabuc, NY. Cory Muller had the lead in the event until a triple bogey 7 on the 16th hole where I was able to make birdie for a four-shot swing. I would like to thank Polo for their sponsorship, the MET PGA for running such great events, Waccabuc Country Club for hosting, Titleist for their supreme equipment and my caddy Todd for a great job on the links. Also to GlenArbor Golf Club, my home away from home. And as always my finace Kerry and son Matthias for all of their love and support! You can see the complete results at

Next up is the sectional US Open qualifying at Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit, New Jersey on Monday June 4th. There are approximately 80 guys for 4 spots to play the US Open at the Olympic Club in June. We will all play 36 holes in one day for the right to earn the birth in the Open.

I will play a practice round today at Canoe Brook. You can follow the US Open qualifying at Until then..........fairways and greens!


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Polo Metropolitan PGA Head Professional Championship

It was a really humid day that reached 90 degrees at Waccabuc Country Club but I was able to overcome a few early round bogeys to shoot 67 and tie for the lead in the two day championship.  The course is a hidden gem in Waccabuc, NY. Met Section legend Darrell Kestner is tied with me at 67. Local US Open qualifier Cory Muller and Carl Alexander are tied for 3rd at 68.

I tee of at 12:39 tomorrow. You can see the full results and follow the action live at Until tomorrow.....fairways and greens!


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

US Open local qualifying

It was one of the rainiest days that I have ever played in, well at least top five. The Country Club of Darien was in phenomenal shape and played really tough! Only Frank Bensel broke par at 1 under 70. I shot even par 70 with a birdie on the last hole in the driving rain. What a relief! One hundred golfers teed off and 6 qualified for the sectional tournament which leads to a trip to the Olympic Club in June to play in the US Open Championship!

The next stage for me is at Canoe Brook Country Club in New Jersey on June 4th. This round is also 36 holes instead of 18. I am hoping to qualify for my first United States Open Golf Championship. I have missed by a shot a few times for a few close calls but never made it to the event. I sure want 2012 to be different.

Next up is the Metropolitan PGA Head Professional Championship at Waccabuc Counry Club in Waccabuc, NY on May 29th and 30th. Congrats to all the other qualifiers today. You can see the results at Until next time.....fairways and greens!


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Westchester PGA Championship

It started out rainy and foggy. I won my second match in the round of 32 and was defeated in the round of 16 by Jim Wahl, the Head Professional at Whiprowill 1 up. I think he definitely had some local knowledge. It was a good battle. The quarterfinals start today. You can check out the action at

Next up is the US Open Local qualifying at the Country Club of Darien in Darien, CT on May 15th. Until Next time.......fairways and greens.