All posts by jrhardy

2021 Berwick Invitational Recap

Congratulations to the father-son duo John and Zachary Mulhern for capturing the 59th Annual Berwick Invitational yesterday!  The pair shot better-ball rounds of 66-69-67—202 three day total to win by 2 strokes over Zach Eyer/Corey Bierly.

In the Senior Division, Larry McClure/Bernie Berninger shot better-ball rounds of 68-70-68—206 three day total to win by five strokes over Bill Coiley/Carl Benjamin.

Jack Masich Jr. made a hole-in-one on number 7 yesterday (only skin of the day in the white tee division)!  His playing partners were Kevin Smith, Tom Height and Anthony Scala.

Below you’ll find the full field flight report, picture of the champions and picture of Jack Masich holding up the lucky ace ball!

2021 Berwick Invitational Champions John & Zachary Mulhern
2021 Berwick Invitational Senior Division Champions Larry McClure & Bernie Berninger
Jack Masich Jr. Hole-In-One Final Round Berwick Invitational Hole # 7

Garrison & Breck capture the 2021 Member-Guest!

Congratulations to the team of Ron Garrison and Jim Breck for capturing the 2021 edition of the Member-Guest!  The duo opened day 1 on Saturday with a better-ball score of (-4) 67 and shot a solid (-6) 65 scramble score on Sunday to win by 2 strokes over Corey Bierly/Bill Bierly & Jack Miller/Larry McClure. 

Kudos to Mike Madara, Keith Morgan and their hard working staff for having the course conditions in top notch shape as always and to all of the staff for putting on a great display all weekend long.

Below you’ll find the full field flight results and picture of the winning team.

2021 Member-Guest Champions (Ron Garrison pictured on right, Jim Breck on left)
2021 Member-Guest Champions (Ron Garrison pictured on right, Jim Breck on left)
Low Medalists of the Week Carl Stackhouse and Brian Hess (-8) 63 Sunday Scramble
Low Medalists of the Week Carl Stackhouse pictured on the right and Brian Hess on left (-8) 63 Sunday Scramble

Spring Points Tournament Results!

Congratulations to the following flight winners of the 2021 Points Tournament Spring Scramble edition:

A Flight: Carl Stackhouse and Zach Eyer

B Flight: Chris Lopes and Mike Vogt

C Flight:  Brian Bridge and Steve Lopashanski

D Flight: Joe DeMelfi and Pete Blasi Sr.

E Flight: Sam Kuhn and Dallas Hooper

Shootout Winners: Carl Stackhouse and Zach Eyer

Beow are the full flight results and pictures of the winners.

Flight Winners (pictured from left to right): A Flight Zach Eyer & Carl Stackhouse, B Flight: Chris Lopes & Mike Vogt, C Flight: Brian Bridge and Steve Lopashanski, D Flight Joe DeMelfi & Pete Blasi Sr., E Flight Dallas Hooper & Sam Kuhn
Shootout Winners Carl Stackhouse and Zach Eyer

GAP Team Matches Recap

The GAP Team Matches have been contested since its inception in 1897, the longest running team competition in any golf association throughout the United States.  Each team in the BMW GAP Team Matches consists of 12 players. Six players compete at their home course; the remaining six compete at the opponent’s course. All players compete in a singles match and a four-ball match concurrently.

Since 1897, the BMW GAP Team Matches has been contested annually, save World War II (1943-45), a severe ice storm (1994) and the COVID-19 pandemic (2020). The Association’s forefathers conceived the Matches to promote spirit, fellowship and camaraderie. It started with the four founding clubs – Belmont Golf Association (now Aronimink Golf Club), Merion Cricket Club (now Merion Golf Club), Philadelphia Country Club and Philadelphia Cricket – each fielding two teams with six players per side. First known as the Interclub Team Matches, the event changed to the Suburban League Matches in 1915 before adopting its current moniker in 1997.

In our inaugural year we fared pretty well (second most points out of all the clubs!)  In the three weeks of competition we scored 143 points, second place Elkview CC scored 69.5 points.  A special thank you goes out to Captain Chet Henicle and Co-Captain Scott Scheirer for coordinating the pairings and scheduling.  Click the links below to view our scoresheets (home and away results) for all three weeks and the second link shows the standings for each division throughout the GAP region.  Attached are our home team pictures of each of the three weeks.

Berwick vs. Saucon Valley  4-18-21
Berwick Home Team 4-18-21 From left to right: Kerry Maurer, Phil Geiser, Chris Banyas, Carl Stackhouse, Scott Scheirer and Tom Gray
Berwick Home Team 4-25-21 pictured from left to right: Jack Miller, Tom Cicini, Zach Eyer, Joe Kelchner, Chris Banyas and Kerry Maurer
Berwick vs. Scranton Canoe Club 5-2-21
Berwick Home Team 5-2-21 Pictured from left to right: Jack Miller, corey Bierly, Joe Kelchner, Chris Banyas, Zach Eyer and Chet Henicle