Another Match Played & Recorded by: Long Island Golf League

Match Date:       06/21/2017 Course Played:       Bellport GC
Team #8 Dennis & Mike Match Points
4.0
VS Team #7 Steve & Hank Match Points
4.0
Dennis Points
0
Score
96
VS Hank Points
0
Score
95
Mike D. Points
0
Score
92
VS Steve Points
0
Score
92

Comments: It was beautiful day at the majestic links at Bellport CC.( ok maybe a few rain drops). Many league members showed up to keep and eye on 2 important matches. Team#8 Denis and Mike vs. Team #7 Hank and Steve and the Commish in his mano y mano Seniors Match. (Which he won on 18). Congratulations Joe. Introductions were made on the first tee and best ball was chosen as the format. Hank came out on fire with pars on 1-3. Coupled with Steve’s birdie on three, Team #8 found themselves in an early hole ( what else is new?). Mike’s birdie on 5 was a step in the right direction and almost nullified by an amazing Hank second shot from a bunker over a tree from a trap on the 7th hole. Team #7 held on to take the front nine. Team 8 found a grove as we started the back nine but Team 7 kept it close.
Dennis made 2 clutch pars on 16 and 17 giving team 8 the back nine and a one hole lead in the match. Team 8 could not hold on to the lead, as a bogey by Team 7 was enough to halve the match and a 4/4 split on points. The golf had great moments but surely could use some improving. The company was great and new friendships were formed. Oh and by the way Steve hits the ball really far.

 

Another Match Played & Recorded by: Long Island Golf League

Match Date:       06/14/2017 Course Played:       Vineyard GC
Team #2 Steve & Joe Match Points
8.0
VS Team #4 Tom & Billy Match Points
0
Joe Points
0
Score
88
VS Tom Points
0
Score
87
Steve Points
0
Score
85
VS Billy E. Points
0
Score
86

Comments: Tommy took us to the Vineyards and promptly put Steve in Jail! 2 lost balls first hole and the driver stayed in the bag. Tom & Billie took a 2 up after two. Looking to be a long day! Team Joe & Steve rallied next two holes to halve match after four. Joe's putter got hot and we went up 4 after nine. Then Joe's drive went South and Steve kicked it in. Back nine was all Steve. Tommy had his normal good game and Billie could'nt get any putts to drop except on 15 when he out did Joe with a birdie. Speaking about birdies Joe unfortunately hit a bird off the tee when he hit a grounder. Beautiful day
great company and watch out for this ham & egg team!


Another Match Played & Recorded by: Long Island Golf League

Match Date:       06/13/2017 Course Played:       Bellport GC
Team #3 Rich & Tony Match Points
8.0
VS Team #7 Steve & Hank Match Points
0
Rich Points
0
Score
89
VS Steve Points
0
Score
97
Tony Points
0
Score
87
VS Hank Points
0
Score
96

Comments: The format was bestball.
Steve opened the festivities with a 320 yard drive that split the fairway. Rich & Tony both said HOLY CRAP at the same time.
Unfortunately for the Steve/Hank team that was Steve's last good drive.
Rich and Tony played well and won the front plus 5
The back nine was much closer. Tony birdied 14 to win the hole. A key hole - 16 was won by Rich/Tony with bogeys when the rough at the green got Hank. It took him 3 shots to advance the ball 6 inches. (Been there done that)
The match and press both ended at 17 when Rich parred the hole.
At the bar, you could feel the pain. Hank said he would need some Prozac to get over this one.- Rich


Another Match Played & Recorded by: Long Island Golf League

Match Date:       06/09/2017 Course Played:       Bellport GC
Team #5 Mike & Chris Match Points
6.0
VS Team #1 Bill & Bud Match Points
2.0
Chris Points
0
Score
88
VS Bud Points
0
Score
98
Mike G. Points
0
Score
91
VS Bill Points
0
Score
94

Comments: Format was Best Ball Tiebreaker
Just to get the ruff out of the way. It was mowed but we spent about 1/2 hour looking for balls...much to long.
On the front side the match went back and forth with Chris & Mike +1 after 6 holes and +2 at the turn.
The back side was were it got interesting. Bud & Billy won 4 of the next 6 holes to to go +2 on the back and all even for the overall. In the end it came down to 18 as it so often does. There was no press so whoever wins 18 wins the last 4 points.
Mike was down the middle out past the traps and Chris was in the rough but playable. Bud had a lot of issues and was not really in the hole. Mike & Chris were on in 4 but Billy hit his 4th shot pin high but well right of the green and that's when the rough reared it's ugly head again and after a prolonged search the ball was not found and the match was over. A really tough way to loose. It was a beautiful warm day and the 19th hole was great as usual.


Another Match Played & Recorded by: Long Island Golf League

Match Date:       06/08/2017 Course Played:       Bellport GC
Team #3 Rich & Tony Match Points
0
VS Team #6 John & Brian Match Points
8.0
Rich Points
0
Score
94
VS Brian Points
0
Score
84
Tony Points
0
Score
93
VS John Points
0
Score
94

Comments: After what seemed to be a month of rainy days we played our match at Bellport
The format was best ball chosen by John and Brian.
You all know the expression we woke a sleeping giant, well guess what Brian woke up.
Before we even started the match Brian told Rich on the putting green it's all about putting, WOW was he right.
It started on the 3rd hole with a 40 footer for birdie and it never stopped. We lost the front by 2 and hoped the back would get better. On ten everyone was in the water except for Tony who hit a great shot to the ladies tees. Advantage Tony and Rich.. John dropped his ball in the drop area and it landed in a hole and he asked if he could move and we said NO (big mistake ) John sticks the pin and sinks his bogey put and halved Tony . Rich and tony just never put anything together while Brian and John ham and egged every hole.
The knife to the heart was on 18. Team Rich and Tony had a shot at one point if we halve the press , and we looked good, John had issues and Brian was in the water. Rich had a par put from 20 feet so we were thought we had a one point moral victory. NOT... Brian steps up and puts his ball a few inches form the hole and we were done....
Of course drinks were the highlight and even Bud showed up to hear the trash talk.......See you soon Tony


Another Match Played & Recorded by: Long Island Golf League

Match Date:       06/02/2017 Course Played:       Bellport GC
Team #1 Bill & Bud Match Points
7.0
VS Team #6 John & Brian Match Points
1.0
Bud Points
0
Score
89
VS Brian Points
0
Score
85
Bill Points
0
Score
96
VS John Points
0
Score
101

Comments: the match was best ball total. It was an interesting day with the rough giving everyone some difficult lies. Bill and Bud won the front on the 7th hole and were up 6 points. The back nine was back and forth until 16 when John and Brian were up 2 points. And Bill and Bud were plus 3 for the match. That is when John ran into a wall with the rough taking an 8 splitting the hole so we won the front and the match. Going into 18 Brian and John were up 2 points and we are in the press mode. The rough continued to cause problems and John got another 8 and Brian had a bogey. Bill pared 18 and Bud had a 7 for a net 6 tiding the back and winning the press. The last 4 holes the wind was howling and it was cold. The bar looked good at that point.


Another Match Played & Recorded by: Long Island Golf League

Match Date:       06/01/2017 Course Played:       Bellport GC
Team #3 Rich & Tony Match Points
1.0
VS Team #4 Tom & Billy Match Points
7.0
Rich Points
0
Score
93
VS Tom Points
0
Score
87
Tony Points
0
Score
98
VS Billy E. Points
0
Score
91

Comments: The format was Bestball.
The rough at Bellport reared its ugly head.
All of us but Tom were brought to our knees by it.
It wasn't pretty watching Billy take 4 shots to get out of it on the 18th fairway or Rich to take 3 to get on the green from 4 feet away on 17.
The match came down to 18. Rich and Tony needed to win the hole.
Billy and Tony were out it after their third shots.
Tom was 60 yards out in the fairway in three and hit one of his patented low wedges about 15 feet from the hole. Rich was lying 3 in the heavy rough about 10 yards off the green. He needed to get up ad down and hoped Tom would miss his putt.
Rich hit a good flop shot but it kept rolling passed the pin about 20 feet away up against the first cut of thick rough. Not sure what club to use, Rich used the putter but it was not even close. Tom two putted but the match was over.
Tom was definitely the man keeping his ball in the fairway the whole day.


Another Match Played & Recorded by: Long Island Golf League

Match Date:       06/01/2017 Course Played:       Colonial Springs-Valley
Team #5 Mike & Chris Match Points
8.0
VS Team #6 John & Brian Match Points
0
Chris Points
0
Score
98
VS John Points
0
Score
99
Mike G. Points
0
Score
88
VS Brian Points
0
Score
99

Comments: If you have not played at Colonial Springs since it went private, you will be in for a treat. The course was beautiful and at 72.1 - 133, it was a bear.
Oh yea, the match...Chris and Mike got off to a fast start, up 2 after 2 and it pretty much continued that way with them being up 4 at the turn. Brian didn't have is normally great game.
Not much changed on the back. Chris & Mike closed out the overall match 6 & 5. So what was left was the 5 hole press and the back nine. They won the back 2 & 1 and the press came down to the last hole. Unfortunately, both John & Brian hit their second shots into the tall grass and that was that.
Chris carried much of the front nine and Mike shot 41 on the back to do most of the damage Even though the match wasn't close...the company was great and it was a beautiful day.
We played Best Ball Tiebreaker.


Another Match Played & Recorded by: Long Island Golf League

Match Date:       05/24/2017 Course Played:       Bellport GC
Team #1 Bill & Bud Match Points
7.0
VS Team #8 Dennis & Mike Match Points
1.0
Bud Points
0
Score
101
VS Dennis Points
0
Score
99
Bill Points
0
Score
91
VS Mike D. Points
0
Score
103

Comments: As I was saying until I hit the submit button, after 14 Bill and Bud were up 5 with 4 holes to go. the match and front were won by Bill and Bud and Dennis and Mike were up 1 for the back and the press began. After 17 the match was even and Bud and Bill were up 1 for the press. Hole 18 was split. Bill and Bud won the press and the back was split. The company was good but I hope we all play better golf in the future.


Another Match Played & Recorded by: Long Island Golf League

Match Date:       05/19/2017 Course Played:       Bellport GC
Team #3 Rich & Tony Match Points
4.0
VS Team #1 Bill & Bud Match Points
4.0
Tony Points
0
Score
99
VS Bud Points
0
Score
85
Rich Points
0
Score
95
VS Bill Points
0
Score
97

Comments: It was a beautiful Friday at Bellport The format was best ball total. The match was even thru 4 ,then Bud and Bill began a great ham and egg run and Rich and Tony had a shit run with more sevens than a hot craps game.
After 9 Bill and Bud won the front and were up 6 at the turn for the 18. Rich and Tony woke up and battled back with their own ham and egg run. As amazing as possible we ended up on the 18th tee box even for the back and even for the press as Bill and Bud won the 18 on 17. So they had 4 points in hand if they win the 18th they take 8 points and our weekend is ruined, this was pressure.All four players hit good tee shots. Shots to get to the green were also good . So here it is the pressure putts begin , and Rich steps up and sinks a perfect par putt to win the hole while everyone else bogeyed to take 4 points for the Rich Tony team. I still don't know what the hell happened but we halved the match. Hats off to old man river Oops I mean Bud for a great 85...... In the end the drinks were great.. see you soon Tony


Another Match Played & Recorded by: Long Island Golf League

Match Date:       05/17/2017 Course Played:       Bellport GC
Team #4 Tom & Billy Match Points
7.0
VS Team #8 Dennis & Mike Match Points
1.0
Tom Points
0
Score
95
VS Dennis Points
0
Score
103
Billy E. Points
0
Score
91
VS Mike D. Points
0
Score
95

Comments: We played Best Ball at Bellport, the apparent club of choice for most of our league members.....the last time Tom E played here as a guest last year he backed over some members pull cart and bought him his early Christmas gift for his error in backing up before looking....where the hell is the warning beep beep on the clubs golf carts.......now on to the match...we played Mike D and Dennis who appeared ready to go as Tom E pulled into the parking lot on 2 wheels, no practice swings or putts with minutes to our 12:30 tee time....no problem Billy and Tommy were +3 after 5 holes looking good, but little did I realize Billy required a Budweiser every 3 holes and we started to falter and ended up +1 winning the front. Not to worry but Billy never said he was thirsty and therefore did not stop at the restaurant/bar to refill his Budweiser requirement (Tom E was drinking water.trying to be the responsible partner) but Billy did not say he needed a boost so we went on to the 10th. We went +2 thru 12 and Mike and Dennis came alive getting the older guys back to even after 14 and the dog fight began. Tom E got it back to +1 on 16 but the lack of Budweisers had a resounding devastating effect on Billy and Tommy........but we managed to keep the match to Even thru 18 winning the front and the overall by 1. Mike D said it best "that it was an enjoyable round" Dennis struggled but was his usual gentleman self...Tom and Billy hung in there and were most fortunate by halving 18 to win the match. Good to be back guys, had a lot of fun.


Another Match Played & Recorded by: Long Island Golf League

Match Date:       05/11/2017 Course Played:       Bellport GC
Team #2 Steve & Joe Match Points
8.0
VS Team #6 John & Brian Match Points
0
Joe Points
0
Score
85
VS Brian Points
0
Score
85
Steve Points
0
Score
85
VS John Points
0
Score
87

Comments: This was the Steve & John Show! Brian giving a ton of strokes and not having his normal A game, but his team mate carried the heavy load. John was hitting the ball long and straight and so was Steve. Steve and Joe finally took the lead on the front nine at 8 and won the front up 2. John & Brian jumped ahead on 10 and 11 only to have Joe (finally) sink a bird to win 12. John & Brian took and kept the lead until 16, then Steve and Joe ham & Egged three parrs to win the match. Still Too Cold at Bellport! but the company and competition was great.!


Another Match Played & Recorded by: Long Island Golf League

Match Date:       05/03/2017 Course Played:       Middle Island-Oak Tree
Team #3 Rich & Tony Match Points
6.0
VS Team #8 Dennis & Mike Match Points
2.0
Rich Points
0
Score
93
VS Dennis Points
0
Score
97
Tony Points
0
Score
98
VS Mike D. Points
0
Score
99

Comments: The format was best ball. Rich & Tony got off to quick start winning 3 out of the first 4 holes and won the front easily. The back was a different story. Everyone shit the bed! Dennis & Mike won the back on the 17th hole. The match was up for grabs on 18 with Rich & Tony up 1. The 18th was halved with double bogies. I won't go into details but it was quite ugly. Pretty sad ending but Rich & Tony took the match & 6 points


Another Match Played & Recorded by: Long Island Golf League

Match Date:       05/02/2017 Course Played:       Vineyard GC
Team #5 Mike & Chris Match Points
6.0
VS Team #4 Tom & Billy Match Points
2.0
Chris Points
0
Score
82
VS Tom Points
0
Score
91
Mike G. Points
0
Score
90
VS Bill Points
0
Score
96

Comments: We played the match at the Vineyard GC (Best Ball). It was the initial match of the season for both teams. Tom & Billy couldn't get it going on the front, while Chris and Mike took a commanding +5 after nine. They continued their good play and closed-out the overall match 7&6, which set up a 6 hole press.
Did I mention the wind conditions...on the back 9 the wind was howling with gusts around 40 mph. It was hard to even stand over some of the putts. However, the press went back and forth, with Tom & Billy finding their game. It came down to the 18th where Tom, getting a stroke, won it with a 5/4. Chris and Mike won the front, back and overall. We all had a great time.


Another Match Played & Recorded by: Long Island Golf League

Match Date:       05/02/2017 Course Played:       Rock Hill CC
Team #2 Steve & Joe Match Points
4.0
VS Team #7 Steve & Hank Match Points
4.0
Joe Points
0
Score
90
VS Hank Points
0
Score
87
Steve Points
0
Score
89
VS Steve C. Points
0
Score
88

Comments: Well the new guys got initiated into the League! Front nine Joe & Steve overwhelmed +3 after nine. We felt all we had to do was coast! Well then Steve & Hank decided it was time to play. Steve hit drives straight and true 300 + yards and began to figure out the putts and Hank was steady as a rock hit long drives (by our standards but well short of Steve) and chipping and putting lights out. Well we underwhelmed to lose the back nine and eighteen only to salvage the press for a split and a "kiss your sister" event. Gentlemen watch out for this team!!! Great fun and great set of guys joined our league.

 

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