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Sunday, June 11 2017 - Sam Warren Wins Men's Invitational

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20th Annual Men's Invitational 2017

Sam Warren of Grande Meadows won the 20th Annual Men's Invitational on Sunday afternoon as he carded a 2 day score of 161 to win by two strokes over 2 time defending champion Matthew Hackett and Joe Drake who both carded 2 day totals of 163.

In strong winds on Saturday Warren fired an 82 on to lead by 3 strokes over Ken Casey and Bob Hoyles who carded 85's while 2 time defending champion Matthew Hackett was alone in 4th after an opening round 86. Sunday dawned to clear skies and low winds which made for a very interesting finish.

Defending champion Matthew Hackett carded a round of 77 on Sunday to mount a charge on Warren while 2014 Champion Perry Stone fired a Sunday and tournament best round of 75 but Warren withstood the challenge to card his own 79 to win by 2 strokes. Joe Drake carded a 76 on Sunday to pull within 2 strokes of the lead but couldn't get any closer. 2010 Champion and one of Newfoundland's best senior golfers, Don Boland of Bally Haly in St. John's also fired a 77 on Sunday but couldn't close the distance on Warren.

Joe Drake of Grande Meadows captured the A Division Low Net with a 141 total while Bob Hoyles of Grande Meadows finished second with a 143 total and Gus Keating of Grande Meadows finished 3rd with a 148 total.

2017 Grande Meadows Club Champion Warren becomes the 4th Grande Meadows golfer to win the Annual Men's Invitational.

Vince Baker of Grande Meadows won the B Division Championship on Sunday afternoon by 3 strokes over Gary Smith of Grande Meadows and 5 strokes over Richard Kelly of Grande Meadows. Baker staged a big comeback from 6 strokes down on Saturday to pick up his first Divisional win in the Grande Meadows Men's Invitational in 15 tries.

Baker who started Sunday's round in a tie for 6th place carded the low round of the weekend in the B Division with a 79 to go along with an opening day 95 for a 2 day total of 174 while Smith had a 2 day total of 177 from scores of 92 and 85. Kelly carded daily scores of 91 and 88 for a 179 total to finish 3 strokes back.

Kelly won the B Division Low Net with a 2 day total of 147 while Chad Antle of Grande Meadows came second with a 151 total followed by Art Cluett of Grande Meadows in third with a 152 total.

 

Shawn Keating of Grande Meadows Captured the C Division on Sunday afternoon in a very close battle with Dan Walsh, Ches Kenway and Glen Price all of Grande Meadows. Keating eagled Hole #13 on route to a low round of 90 for the weekend in C Division to finish with a 188 total which was good for a 1 stroke win over Walsh who carded scores of 95 and 94 for a 189 total followed closely by Kenway whose 2 day total was 190 from scores of 98 and 92. Price finished 5 strokes back with a 2 day total of 192 have carded a 95 on Sunday to go along with 97 on Saturday.

Walsh captured the Low Net in C Division with a 141 total while John Bugden finished second with a 148 total followed closely by Kevin Carvery whose 2 day total was 149.

 

 

A Division

Gross

Course

Scores

Net

Course

Scores

1. Sam Warren

GM

82

79

161

1. Joe Drake

GM

76

65

141

2. Matthew Hackett

GM

86

77

163

2. Bob Hoyles

GM

73

70

143

3. Don Boland

BH

88

77

165

3. Gus Keating

GM

79

69

148

 

 

B Division

Gross

Course

Scores

Net

Course

Scores

1. Vince Baker

GM

95

79

174

1. Richard Kelly

GM

75

72

147

2. Gary Smith

GM

92

85

177

2. Chad Antle

GM

77

74

151

3. Ches Cribb

GM

97

88

185

3. Art Cluett

GM

72

80

152

 

C Division

Gross

Course

Scores

Net

Course

Scores

1. Shawn Keating

GM

98

90

188

1. Dan Walsh

GM

72

69

141

2. Ches Kenway

GM

98

92

190

2. John Bugden

GM

79

69

148

3. Glen Price

GM

97

95

192

3. Kevin Carvery

GM

80

69

149

 
 
A Division Winners B Division Winners C Division Winners

L to R: Joe Drake, Bob Hoyles, Gus Keating, Don Boland, Matthew Hackett, Sam Warren

L to R: Vince Baker, Gary Smith, Ches Cribb, Art Cluett, Chad Antle, Richard Kelly

L to R: Shawn Keating, Glenn Price, Kevin Carvery, John Bugden, Dan Walsh


Friday, June 9 2017 - 7th Annual Grande Meadows Bally Haly Challenge

Grande Meadows Captures 7th Straight Challenge

 

Grande Meadows proved to be too much again for the Bally team and finsihed the Friday competition with a 22.5 - 7.5 victory in the annual challenge which goes the day before the Annual Men's Invitational. Kudos go out to a great effort for the team from Bally Haly as it was their first time on the golf course this year. Because of the poor spring weather the Bally Haly Golf Course isn't open for golf as yet while Grande Meadows has been opened since May 1.

At the left Grande Meadows team captain Barry Stacey accepts the Challenge Trophy from Terry Hodder of Bally Haly.

40 golfers competed in the 7th Annual Challenge on Friday June 9 Grande Meadows.

The Challenge is played over 18 holes with the Front 9 consisting of 10 Four Ball Matches and the Back 9 made up of 20 Singles Matches. One point is awarded to the winning team in each of the Four Ball Matches and one point is awarded for a win in each of the Singles Matches. If a match is tied each team gets one half point. Overall 30 points are up for grabs with the winning team needing 15.5 points to get the victory.

This year for the first time Harold Porter and Butch Barron of Harmon Seaside Links in Stephenville took part and played with the Grande Meadows Team. Also competing with Grande Meadows were Derek Button of Torbay and former GM member Justin Cluett of Paradise as well as former Burin resident, Gus Keating who is visiting from British Columbia for the summer.

First time players for Bally Haly included Bill Morrissey, George Janes, Dave Roberts and GM member Richard Kelly who filled in for Cyril Abbott who was unavailable this year.

The Grande Meadows boys got off on the right foot by winning 7 of the 10 Four Ball Matches and then cruised to victory by picking up wins in 15 of the 20 singles matches while losing 4. One match was halved so each team picked up half a point. 

Grande Meadows Winning Team

Front Row: (L to R) Barry Stacey, Joe Drake

Back Row: (L to R) Bill Hanrahan, Vince Baker, Chad Antle, Justin Cluett, Harold Porter, Perry Stone, Derek Button, Gus Keating, John Bugden, Ches Cribb, Butch Barron, Bob Banfield

Missing from photo: Dick Hanrahan, Bob Hoyles, Mike Russell, Gary Smith, Sam Warren, Clayton Welsh

Check all the scores by clicking on Scoresheet below.  The winners of each match are shaded.

Scoresheet

 

   

Wednesday, June 7 2017 - 20th Annual Grande Meadows Men's Invitational

20th Annual Grande Meadows Men's Invitational

 

The 20th Annual Grande Meadows Men's Invitational Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday to Sunday June 9 - 11. Friday is reserved for a practise round for golfers while Saturday and Sunday will see the players play 2 18 Hole rounds of stroke play.

5 golfers have participated in all 19 tournaments so far including Harold Porter of Harmon Seaside Links in Stephenville, Dick Hyslop of Bally Haly Golf Club in St. John's as well as 3 members of Grande Meadows Golf Course namely Bill Hanrahan, Ches Cribb and Perry Stone.

Defending champion Matthew Hackett of Grande Meadows will be back to defend his title as he won for the second time in a row in June 2016.

Players will be divided into 3 Divisions based on handicap with prizes awarded at the end of play on Sunday afternoon. As well there will be various on course and off course prizes awarded throughout the weekend.

Registration is ongoing at the clubhouse or you can call Kim at 709-826-2600. As well click on the link below to print a registration form which you can fax to 709-826-2610.

 

Printable Registration Form

 

Accommodations:

Grand Fairways Resort   Frenchman's Cove    866-826-2400

Long Ridge Cabins    Garnish     709-826-2626

Braxton Suites Marystown    709-357-3001

Hotel Marystown     709-279-1600

Golden Sands Cabins  Salt Pond 709-891-2400


Grande Meadows Men's Invitational Winners the Past 19 Years

 

Grand Meadows Men's Invitational Participants Over Past 19 Years

 

Grande Meadows Men's Invitational Participants Who Have Passed Away


Thursday, June 1 2017 - 1st Hole-in-one for 2017

George Brushett of Grande Meadows fired the first hole-in-one of the 2017 golf season on Thursday June 1. Brushett aced the Par 3 160 yard Hole # 7 using his 6 iron while doing 9 holes before the start of Men's Night.

Playing along side Brushett when he aced the 7th Hole were Edmund Antle, John Bugden, Kevin Carvery and Eric Ayers. Brushett previously aced the Par 3 7th Hole on September 11, 2014.



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