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Mike McKenna, Chris Laughlin, Zach Davis and Andrew Boegly pose in front of the Sheep House at Manufacturers G&CC.

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club - As Good As It Gets! - August 17, 2013

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club, a classic Toomey-Flynn design which dates back to 1925, hosted the GOLFWEEK Amateur Tour (Philly Metro) on Saturday August 17th, 2013.  The golf course, incorporating the Sandy Run Creek, winds through lovely rolling meadows near Ft. Washington, PA.  Fast greens and diabolical Par 3 holes with confounding elevation changes challenged the field of 56 members and 4 guests on a beautiful sunny and breezy summer afternoon. Par for the day was 71 (35-36).


In the Championship Flight, Gary Greenberg took the title over four other players with a brilliant round of 5-over par 76 (37-39) from “the tips”. Gary nudged out visiting Charlotte member Mark Macejko (77, 37-40) by a single stroke. The CHAMP Flight played from 6,691 yards.

The A Flight victory went to Doug Hilgenberg, who returned a score of 79 (40-39) from the BLUE tees. Doug’s round included a nice birdie on the short but challenging Par 3 8th hole. One stroke back was Robert Kulbacki who went around in 80 (41-39).  Another stroke back in 3rd place was Rich Passarella with an 81 (37-44). A special mention to both Jules Quinones and Rich Passarella, who had three birdies each in their rounds! The A Flight played from 6,455 yards.

In the B Flight, Jim Boyce moved to the top of the point standings by claiming the title with a fine round of 80 (40-40) from the WHITE tees. Jim birdied both Par 5 holes on the back-nine en-route to the title. Jim Checksfield was three strokes back at 83 (42-41) in 2nd place. Kevin Martyn took 3rd on a match of cards over two other players with an 86 (43-43).

The C Flight champion was new member Sal Tomczak (89, 45-44) who went to a playoff in the dusk against Chris Wilhelm (89, 42-47). Tomczak outlasted Wilhelm on the 2nd extra hole as darkness fell.
Mark Butterfoss (91, 45-46) took 3rd place.

In the D Flight, Sean Matthews bested the field with a round of 100 (49-51) to take the title by six strokes over Ken Wilson (106, 51-55).
The B, C and D Flights played from 6,215 yards.

The event raised $ 150.00 for the GOLFWEEK Amateur Tour’s charity partner, Stand Up 2 Cancer. We proudly welcomed Metro NY member Dave O’Hanlon and Charlotte member Mark Macejko to the event. Everyone enjoyed the opportunity to play golf on such a challenging private golf course. Special mention to Head Golf Professional Bob Fritz and his staff, for treating us as “members for the day” at their private club. Our next tournament is at Woodstone Country Club, a private course located in the mountains near Danielsville, PA. The tournament is scheduled for Saturday September 7th, with a scheduled 11:00 AM 1st tee start.


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