Pictured l.-r., Giovanni Feroce, Paul Mihailides, Troy Pare and Mike Higgins
The Preserve OPEN, “The Greatest Day in Golf” to be Held in Rhode Island
Event is Open to Pros, Amateurs, Men and Women
By PAUL KENYON
Talk about making a splash! The newly built, Preserve at Boulder Hills, a four-season sporting retreat, certainly knows how to do it. And the New England golf community will be one of the biggest beneficiaries.
The Preserve partners, in conjunction with the BENRUS Company, recently announced plans for a wild, exciting new golf tournament on their property in Wyoming, R.I., one unlike any other ever contested in this area.
A one-day golf tournament, to be called The Preserve Open, will be open to everyone, men and women, pros and amateurs, with absolutely no handicap required, will be held on June 18 at their par-3 course which opened last fall. It will offer the professionals a guaranteed purse of more than $100,000, with $25,000 going to the winner, making this the largest purse in New England outside of a PGA Tour event, oh and mind you, all in one day.
Western Mass sees many changes for 2015
This year is no different than most others in that Spring brings about many changes to the western Mass golf landscape.
Many courses introduced new golf professionals led by the Ranch Golf Club in Southwick as they chose Bill Rosenbloom as the new head golf professional replacing Hope Kelley. Bill will be working closely with General Manager Dino Gravanis to bring back the customer service the Ranch was known for. Gravanis joined the Ranch in April of last year.
Across town at the Edgewood Golf Course, Bob Mucha takes over for the retired Mike Grigely and he looks forward to meeting the members and making some changes to the course. Mucha also looks forward to returning to the Ct Section PGA where he has won many tournaments and has qualified for the Travelers Championship out of the section. READ MORE
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Richy Werenski takes the title at The Big Break Palm Beaches
Richy Werenski has been dreaming about the PGA Tour since he was a kid spending countless hours at The Orchards in South Hadley practicing his game with no guarantees the effort would pay off. He dominated the junior circuit locally and had a chance of a lifetime to attend the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy which he did for a couple of years.
In 2009 he told Russ Held during an interview that his goal was to play on the PGA Tour. At 17, Richy chose Georgia Tech thinking that would be his best path to the PGA Tour. Georgia Tech had many grads playing the Tour and several of the Tour players would come to the school to play with the Georgia Tech team. READ MORE or listen on the Golf Section above Episode #40.
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Masters champions committed to Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship Langer, Lyle, O’Meara in field for Champions Tour’s third major
Belmont, Mass. – This June, at least three Masters champions will be seeking another major when they travel to the Boston area for the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship at Belmont Country Club. Past Masters champions already committed to the championship, which will be played June 9-14, include defending champion Bernhard Langer, Sandy Lyle and Mark O’Meara.
Several former Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS champions teed it up at Augusta National last week, including Fred Couples, O’Meara and Langer. O’Meara had a particularly good week at the Masters, where he made the cut and closed with a 4-under 68 to tie for 22nd. He will look to add a second Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS title to his resume when he tees it up at Belmont Country Club.
“It was exciting to see our past champions compete in the Masters last week, especially our defending champion, Bernhard Langer,” said Joe Rotellini, executive director of the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship. “We are proud to have such a strong field with so many former major champions at the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship, and look forward to a thrilling tournament.”
The Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS is the third of five major championships on the Champions Tour and will feature approximately 81 of the game’s best players. With its standing as a major championship, the championship awards double Charles Schwab Cup points to the top-10 finishers.
The Champions Tour resumes its season this week at the Greater Gwinnett Championship this week, where Miguel Angel Jimenez will look to defend his title.
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