Tewksbury’s Claycomb is Kids Golf Player of Year at Age Six
Grady Claycomb, 6, of Tewksbury recently won Player of the Year honors for the 2018 U.S. Kids Golf Boston Summer Tour.
Claycomb finished third in the season-ending tournament at Allendale Country Club in North Dartmouth. Claycomb’s 49 gave him enough points to claim the championship and earn the Player of the Year trophy.
He has earned enough points to be invited to the U.S. Kids Golf World Championships in Pinehurst, N.C., next summer.
Grady is the son of Patrick and Erin Claycomb of Tewksbury and is a member of Nabnasset Lake Country Club in Westford
Four Oaks CC
It’s been a red-hot summer for 16-year-old Timothy Picard of Dracut.
Picard, a Lowell Catholic High School junior to be, won the Four Oaks men’s club championship last week by six strokes. He shot scores of 81-80-79 in the grueling 54-hole event for a 240 total.
Picard also recently won the NEPGA Jr. Tour championship at George Wright Golf Club in Hyde Park with a 74.
At Four Oaks, Mike Andre was second in the club championship with a three-day total of 246, while Matt Field finished third at 248.
The course also saw a pair of aces recently.
Karen Dolan of Dracut aced the ninth hole. She used a driver to negotiate the 125-yard uphill shot, which was witnessed by her husband Jack Dolan, and Joey and Marijane Barros.
The shot landed on the front fringe, bounced up and trickled forward, unseen from the tee. The beverage cart girl, Nicole Kuenzler, happened to be driving by and watched in amazement as the ball rolled into the cup.
Also, Matt Duchesne scored a hole-in-one on the 12th hole, a 185-yard brute. He utilized his 3-iron and Sean Sullivan was his playing partner.
Sally Haberman, a former Westford Academy teacher, won her third women’s club championship over the weekend at CCC.
Haberman, also the champ in 2015 and 2016, shot a score of 92 to take top honors in the gross division.
Molly Day won her second consecutive net division title with at 79.
With two weeks to go in the regular season, Betty Marggraf and Priscilla Fox are tied with PJ Patierno and Charlene Curtin in the A Division of the Thursday Ladies League at TCC, each with 23 points.
In the B Division Tricia Sacco and Jan Urquhart continue to lead with 25 points. They are followed by Sue Hackney and Nanci MacKenzie with 19.5 points.
Low round of the week was Anita Levine, 7 below her average. Closest to the pin on the 9th was Karen Oppenheim with a great shot to within 3′4″.
Dennis Ippolito of Tewksbury scored a hole-in-one last weekend on the 160-yard third hole.
Ippolito used a hybrid club and it was the second ace on the same hole for Ippolito in the last two months. He has made four holes-in-one overall at TCC. Witnesses were Joel Deputat, Paul Walsh and Ed Tumenas.
Long Meadow GC
Wayne Burgess captured the senior club championship at the Meadow, besting Jean Dubois in a three-hole playoff by shooting even par to Dubois’ 1-over. Both shot 1-over 73 in the tournament.
Boo Tremlett (76) finished third and Scott Patterson (77) fourth in the 50-59 age group.
In the 60-69 year-old division, Peter Gugger finished on top with a 76, one shot ahead of both Artie Fosse and Keith Caples
The 70-79 club champ was Ken Hughes, who posted a 78. Dennis Peindak was second at 82. In the 80-89 grouping Don Crowell’s 84 bested Connie Gath Sr. with a 92. Jimmy Cain beat George Gath in a sudden-death playoff to take the Golden Oldies championship.
Long Meadow’s team for next month’s Senior City Tournament is Burgess, Dubois, Gugger, Patterson, Fosse, Caples, Hughes, Paul Murphy, Bob Faneuf, Steve Kelly, Bob Scannell and Charlie Burgess. Alternates are Dave McInerney, Dennis Piendak and Brian Barry.
The Senior Cities will be held on Friday, Sept. 14, at Nabnasset Lake CC.
In a quota event at the club, Greg Dillon was top dog with a plus-8, which was one better than both George Flanagan and John Miller.
Nabnasset Lake CC
A Labor Day member-member tournament will be held next Monday at the Westford club.
Correction: Sophie Flabouris lost in a playoff in the women’s club championship last week to finish as the runner-up. Her name was inadvertently omitted from the coverage in last week’s Sun. Anne Windhol won the tournament in the playoff.
Mt. Pleasant GC
Sean Moriarty and Andrew Mierzwa won the gross division of a one-day member-member over the weekend with a sterling total of 3-under par 69.
Steve Butler and Mike Cremens took low net honors at 12-under 60.
In the Ladies Divisional event, Donna Foley captured A Flight honors, while Gail Green topped the B Flight and Marian Silk was the C Flight champion.
In Father-Son/ Father-Daughter tournament action Sunday, Ken and Evan Gys won father-son with a 72 while Phil and Molly Smith captured the father-daughter division with a 72.
The 9-hole father-son champs were Jaret and Keegan Foley with a 35 and the 9-hole father-daughter winners were Brendan and Audrey Flynn with a 44.