Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Watching the Future of the Sport - Part II of II

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It is yet another windy day here at Black Rock Country Club. The wind has died down a bit which means - in Black Rock Country Club land - that the gusts are only topping the high 20s. It is a unique experience for everyone.

Here is the second installment of fun player tidbits.

Nick Drago is from Marshfield and cites winning back-to-back high school state championships for Marshfield High School as his best golf moment. His best score ever was a 62 at Plymouth Country Club.

Philippe Gariepy from Quebec has a very unique putting stroke. Check out the video to the right from the par-3 15th hole.

Alex Jeffers is the assistant general manager at Cape Cod National Golf Club. His best finish at the Massachusetts Open Championship was T29.

Shuvam Bhaumik is the managing director at Stone Toro Wealth Management and is playing in his first-ever Massachusetts Open Championship. He started playing golf in high school because he was “too small to play any other sport.” He grew up playing golf in Brooklyn, New York because it was “a safe haven for me and kept me out of trouble.”

Hunter Stone’s greatest golf memory is playing in the 2006 Junior World Championship and the 2007 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship. His aunt was the 2014 USA Olympic ice hockey coach and his dad played professional baseball.

Greg Farland was quarterback for the University of Rhode Island football team from 1984 to 1987. He scored his first ever hole in one at the 2014 New England Open.

Nicholas Chakalis is a caddy at the Boston Golf Club He was a member of the Boston College High School class of 2014.

Kip Webber is an environmental engineer for GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. He attended Acton Boxborough Regional High School and then the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he was a Division I gymnast.

Josh Biren recently received his MBA at Babson College and is about to start working for Fidelity Investments. He attended Lincoln-Sudbury High School where he was the 2005 Dual County League Champion. At Trinity College,  he was captain of the golf team.

Michael Willock is a senior vice president at Asset Allocation Technology at Fidelity Investments, and most recently won the 2014 Southeastern Amateur Championship. He attended  Rockland High School and then Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he was a Second Team GTE All American.

Dylan Newman started playing golf when he was three years old and turned pro last December. When not playing on the pro circuit he is a DJ who specializes in bar/bat mitzvas and sweet 16 graduation parties.

Mark Purrington’s nickname is simply “pure” and has his own web site, markpurrington.com. In addition to playing golf, he is a professional drummer.

Lucas Cromeenes’ hometown is Metropolis, Illinois but he currently works in Maine were he serves as the assistant golf professional at Boothbay Harbor Country Club.

Billy Walthouse is from Longmeadow and was an Atlantic 10 All-Conference Team selection and the University of Rhode Island Player of the Year. He was a two-time Western Massachusetts High School Champion from Longmeadow High School.


Untitled Document It is yet another windy day here at Black Rock Country Club. The wind has died down a bit which means - in Black Rock Country Club land - that the gusts are only topping the high 20s. It is a unique experience for everyone. Here is the second installment of fun player tidbits.
Nick Drago is from Marshfield and cites winning back-to-back high school state championships for Marshfield High School as his best golf moment. His best score ever was a 62 at Plymouth Country Club.
Alex Jeffers is the assistant general manager at Cape Cod National Golf Club. His best finish at the Massachusetts Open Championship was T29.
Shuvam Bhaumik is the managing director at Stone Toro Wealth Management and is playing in his first-ever Massachusetts Open Championship. He started playing golf in high school because he was “too small to play any other sport.” He grew up playing golf in Brooklyn, New York because it was “a safe haven for me and kept me out of trouble.”
Hunter Stone’s greatest golf memory is playing in the 2006 Junior World Championship and the 2007 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship. His aunt was the 2014 USA Olympic ice hockey coach and his dad played professional baseball.
Greg Farland was quarterback for the University of Rhode Island football team from 1984 to 1987. He scored his first ever hole in one at the 2014 New England Open.
Nicholas Chakalis is a caddy at the Boston Golf Club He was a member of the Boston College High School class of 2014.
Kip Webber is an environmental engineer for GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. He attended Acton Boxborough Regional High School and then the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he was a Division I gymnast.
Josh Biren recently received his MBA at Babson College and is about to start working for Fidelity Investments. HE attended Lincoln-Sudbury High School where he was the 2005 Dual County League Champion. He attended Trinity College where he was captain of the golf team.
Michael Willock is a senior vice president at Asset Allocation Technology at Fidelity Investments, and most recently won the 2014 Southeastern Amateur Championship. He attended  Rockland High School and then Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he was a Second Team GTE All American.
Dylan Newman started playing golf when he was three years old and turned pro last December. When not playing on the pro circuit he is a DJ who specializes in bar/bat mitzvas and sweet 16 graduation parties.
Mark Purrington’s nickname is simply “pure” and has his own web site, markpurrington.com. In addition to playing golf, he is a professional drummer.
Lucas Cromeenes’ hometown is Metropolis, Illinois but he currently works in Maine were he serves as the assistant golf professional at Boothbay Harbor Country Club.
Billy Walthouse is from Longmeadow and was an Atlantic 10 All-Conference Team selection and the University of Rhode Island Player of the Year. He was a two-time Western Massachusetts High School Champion from Longmeadow High School.