Linksters Couldn’t Pass Up Warm Evening

by Patrick Hussey
courtesy photo | The unseasonably warm weather continued last week and the Tuesday night crowd took advantage of it. Above, Richard Brochu attempts a birdie putt on the eighth hole as his teammate Aaron Molleur looks on. Caspian Lake is dead calm in the background as a few maple trees still provided some exceptional color.

GREENSBORO – With bright sun and blue skies, temperatures well into the 70s and still not a frost in sight, the Tuesday night linksters couldn’t pass up another unseasonably warm October evening for golf at Mountain View Country Club last week.

A total of 30 golfers came out on a splendid evening and the league played a two-man scramble. Afterward, they held a random draw to create foursomes. With the course still in tip top shape, it made for another night of some exceptional golf. After each twosome carded their score, an average handicap of the duo was used to create their net score.

Two groups tied for first place with a net score of 23.5. The first was Jefferson Tolman and Bill Richardson, who pounded out four pars on their way to a six-over 41. Their average handicap was 17.5. Tied with them at 23.5 was Dan Mencucci and Slade Farnham, with an impressive round of three-over 38. Their handicap was 14.5.

Behind them in second place was the duo of Aaron Molleur and Richard Brochu, who scorched the course with a one-over 36 and netted a 25. Brad Ferland and Dan Gauthier also shot a three-over 38 alongside Mencucci and Farnham and netted a 25.5, which left them in third place.

The best gross round of the night, a two-under 33, was posted by a pair of twosomes, Mike Clark and John Sperry as well as Dan Miko and Joe Mulligan. Right behind them at one-under 34 were John Stone and Andy Hunt as Pete Brochu and Pat Hussey carded an even par 35.

courtesy photo | Richard Brochu adds up his team’s score card in his cart after teaming with Aaron Molleur to shoot a one-over 36. October’s warn weather made for another perfect night of golf and gave the Tuesday crew a wonderful sunset.

All the twosomes and their net scores were thrown into a hat and randomly picked to create foursomes. On the next to last draw, Ian Drown and Jim Bellavance, who shot 43 and netted a 27, got picked with Tolman and Richardson and they won first place with a combined score of 50.5

Picked just before them and ending up in second place was the twosome of Mencucci and Farnham, who got paired with Pete DesChamps and Shayne Carr. Those two shot a 44 and netted a 28.5, so they combined for a 52.

Two foursomes tied for third place with a net 53. The first group had Molleur and Richard Brochu being picked with Mulligan and Miko, who netted a 28. The second foursome had Ferland and Gauthier picked with Pete Brochu and Hussey, who netted a 27.5

Fourth place, at 54, went to Clark and Sperry as they got joined up with Hunt and Stone. In fifth, at 55.5, was the foursome of Dan Rogers and Dave Rogers, who got paired with Rob Montgomery and Rowdy Doyon. Finally, it was Dean Rogers and Jeremy Kaufman joining up with Ivan and Andrew Menard to take sixth at 67.

Slade Farnham won closest to the pin on three, leaving his drive 12 feet from the pin. On five, Mencucci zeroed in to two feet, seven inches with his impressive tee shot to win closest. On eight, Hunt put an approach to 13 feet to win closest in two. Then on nine, Pete Brochu hit a dart to two feet, seven inches to win closest.