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Kevin Chang, Carl Handwerk, George Steinmetz and Andy McCormick enjoy Wildwood G&CC.

Wildwood Golf & Country Club - September 9, 2017 "Down The Shore"

Wildwood Golf & Country Club in Cape May Courthouse, NJ hosted the GOLFWEEK Amateur Tour (Philly Metro) on Saturday September 9th, 2017.  Forty tour members made the journey “down the shore” for a fantastic day of late-season golf on one of the area’s premier private courses.  Bright sunshine, clear skies and pleasant temperatures with some gusty ocean breezes prevailed throughout the day, as our group competed on the mature tree-lined golf course that dates from 1916.  The small fast greens and numerous water hazards are only part of the challenge at Wildwood Golf & Country Club’s course; only 3 Par 3 holes are in the layout which makes the course play more difficult than others of a similar yardage.

In the Championship Flight, an extremely close contest between Alex Hargaden (80, 37-43) and Steve Barry (81, 37-44) was settled on the 18th green, when Hargaden rolled in a long putt to secure the one-shot victory. The Championship Flight played BLACK Tees “from the tips” at 6,714 yards.

The A Flight victory went to George Steinmetz (77, 36-41) by six-strokes over Kevin Cockerham (83, 42-41), who only recently moved to A Flight.  This was George’s third victory of the season on our tour.  Both Carl Handwerk (86, 43-43) and John Freymuller (86, 40-46) were another three-strokes back; Handwerk took the 3rd position on a match-of-cards. 
The A Flight also played BLACK Tees “from the tips” at 6,714 yards.

The B Flight title went to veteran Lou Parducci (85, 45-40) in a close contest over John DiValentino (86, 42-44).  This was Parducci’s fourth title of the season. New member Alex Kluka (87, 45-42 was another stroke-back in 3rd position.  The B Flight played BLUE Tees from 6,387 yards.


The C Flight victory went to veteran Zach Davis (93, 46-47) in a close contest.  Dennis Teeling (94, 48-46) and Lynne Bigelow (94, 47-47) were both one-stroke back; Teeling took 2nd place and Bigelow 3rd place on a match-of-cards. The C Flight played a BLUE / WHITE Combo tee set from 6,169 yards.

In the D Flight , Adam Hansen (88, 43-45) cruised to his second consecutive victory by eight-strokes over John Stevens (96, 47-49).  Hansen has shown some great form recently. The D Flight also played a BLUE / WHITE Combo tee set from 6,169 yards.


Special thanks to Head Golf Professional Fred Reidel and his staff for their outstanding assistance in ensuring our players were “members for the day” at Wildwood Golf & Country Club. The course was in fantastic condition for our tournament.

Our next tournament is the 2017 Local Finals at the private Little Mill Country Club
.  This double-points Tour Major tournament will determine the 2017 Flight Champions, as well as the Philly Metro team for the upcoming Metro Cup matches vs. Metro NY on Saturday September 30th, 2017.

SKINS & CTP 09-09-17

Hole #4 – Kevin Cockerham  (Birdie “3”)
Hole #5 – George Steinmetz  (Birdie “2”)
Hole #7 – Lou Parducci  (Birdie “3”)
Hole #10 – Steve Winnick  (Birdie “2”)
Hole #13 - Pete Conti (Birdie "3")
Hole #18 - Josh Numbers (Birdie "3")

Super Skins paid $53.00 each

CTP #5 - Carl Handwerk   8' 7"
CTP #10 - Steve Winnick  1' 3" (HIT THE STICK!)
CTP #16 - Ken Hurley  1' 8"

CTP paid $53.00 each

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