the top 14 colony cup selections so far

Everyone wants to play it and be a part of a tradition unlike any other, but few can. The Colony Cup is for those who earn it. This year we have decided to ONLY take 16 players from each state. In order to be part of the team you must meet one of the following criteria.

Be in the top 14 of the season long championship

Have played in atleast 4 events and are a captains pick

Or

Have played in atleast 1 event and are a captains pick

Here is who we currently have as our top 14

  • Chris Roussin
  • Todd Anderson
  • Rich Roussin
  • Dwayne Davis
  • Eric White
  • Mark Trembley
  • Willy Mungere
  • Cory Robinson
  • Tim Meisel
  • Scott Sheehan
  • Chuck Hobbs
  • Chris Hatem
  • Scott Smith
  • Chad Lawrence (Bubble boy)

Just on the outside looking in

  • Josh Klein 3 points Out
  • Jeremy Papadinis 10 Points Out
  • John Theriault 12 points out
  • Ben Edwards 13 points out
  • Corey Hayes 19 points out

As you can see, this is going to be a tough team to make this year. You must play your best throughout the season to earn your spot. Just so everyone is aware this event will be taking place the weekend of Oct 17-18th in what we plan on being Plymouth, MA.

LFG open championship odds at the oaks

  • Jeremy Papadinis 20-1
  • Joe Forbush 20-1
  • Josh Klein 16-1
  • Aaron Abood 24-1
  • Scott Sheehan 10-1
  • Bed Edwards 14-1
  • Cory Robinson 12-1
  • Dave Wesson 26-1
  • John Theriault 14-1
  • Chris Hatem 16-1
  • Matt Case 30-1
  • John Barlow 27-1
  • Eric White 9-1
  • Connor Shaw 24-1
  • Robert Wenrich 12-1
  • Thomas Gibson Sr 14-1
  • Thomas Gibson 16-1
  • Billy Williams 24-1
  • Wilson Mungere 16-1
  • John Morin 26-1
  • Nick Shore 32-1
  • Ethan Hurley 22-1
  • Zack Hurley 18-1
  • Dwayne Davis 14-1
  • Scott Smith 18-1
  • Mark Trembley 16-1
  • Pat Blair 23-1
  • Chris Roussin 8-1
  • Tim Meisel 18-1
  • Rich Roussin 20-1
  • Thomas Boland 18-1
  • Chuck Hobbs 12-1
  • Chad Lawrence 20-1
  • Paul Micali 32-1
  • Corey Hayes 22-1
  • Dustin Merrill 30-1
  • Dave St Laurent 26-1
  • Todd Anderson 20-1

No clear favorite this week.

Presidents Prediction: Chuck Hobbs 94/74

Favorites have been cashing early on in LFG

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  • For those who know me know I may enjoy throwing a few dollars on a game or two here and there. What used to be an unspoken topic has now became a completely legal and enjoyable hobby for everyone. That being said, I enjoy putting up our LFG Odds and having some fun with it, at the same time putting what I feel to be an accurate number on a players chance. We don’t really take any action….yet. Anyways for those who have noticed the favorites early on have dominated. Chris Roussin won the first event who came in at just 8/1 odds which was tied as the favorite with a few other players. The 2nd event saw Chris Roussin again as the Favorite who came in just short finishing 2nd, The 2nd favorite on the board though Rich Roussin did come through for his backers and took the event down. The oaks is bound to see a few new names up on the board as favorites but will a Roussin cash again or is it another players turn.

Memorial Day Shootout Preview

Last weeks Champion Chris Roussin sets up to be the favorite going into week 2 with his steady play he has early in the season and being a member at Crotched gives the kid a clear home course advantage. Let’s see if he can take advantage but this weekend sets up for Chris to be the first back to back champ in LFG NH.

Cory Robinson who is just an athlete and plays to win the game with a successful first week will look to build on that momentum and take home the title. Cory strikes me as someone who will stay within himself and his game and knows what it takes to win.

John Theriault will be on his 4th round in 4 days and knows exactly how to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend the question is just how fatigued will he be after taking over 260 swings 3 days prior to the event. My guess is that fatigue will set in and Red will find his way at best in the middle of the pack. Prove me wrong.

Chris Hatem who arguably has one of the best swings on tour will be coming in and just getting 10 strokes. That is tough on this course and no knowledge of the course but if anyway can navigate their way through a course it is Chris Hatem.

Tim Meisel wants to bet on himself at 16-1 and who can blame him. Tim is a solid golfer and can easily take this down, the question is can he avoid a big number throughout the round. If he stays within himself and makes a few putts he could find himself in the winning circle.

Aaron Martin who is new to the game but fell in love with it right away like we all have will be out there trying to continue to improve. He is an athlete and the type of player I could see going from a 30 to a 20 by years end with a little dedication.

My prediction is that Rich Roussin takes this down, he has been begging for an event at Crotched for years, has finally got his wish. Rich is also getting a fair amount of strokes and on this course with his knowledge he will take full advantage of them, Let’s hope the LFG Prediction jinx continues.

Rich Roussin: 98/69 (Par 70)

In a special announcement, We have Tom Gibson Sr and and his son Tom Gibson playing with us. On Memorial day we feel it is only right to mention how thankful we are for all our servicemen that are currently and have served to help keep us safe and free. I know this hits home a little harder for those 2 as they had a hero in their family. Tim Gibson passed away while in service in 2005. Thank you so much for your service and paying the ultimate sacrifice. You truly are a real hero

LFG Memorial Day Shootout Odds

Chris Roussin 5-1

Eric White 8-1

John Theriault 8-1

Chad Lawrence 10-1

Chris Hatem 10-1

Joe Forush 14-1

Connor Shaw 20-1

Jeremy Papadinis 20-1

Todd Anderson 16-1

Tom Boland 12-1

Paul Micali 28-1

Chuck Hobbs 14-1

Rich Roussin 7-1

Scott Smith 14-1

Pat Blair 16-1

Aaron Martin 32-1

Mark Trembley 12-1

Tom Gibson 14-1

Tom Gibson Sr. 20-1

Dwayne Davis 10-1

Wilson Mungere 14-1

Josh Klein 13-1

John Morin 24-1

Ethan Hurley 22-1

Zack Hurley 20-1

Cory Robinson 12-1

Dave Wesson 22-1

Tim Meisel 16-1

Kevin Sullivan 20-1

The Impact Fire Open / Season Preview

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Finally, the time has come. What should be our 3rd event here in NH has turned into our opener due to the Corona virus. Eric White finally gets to get out there and defend his title. Eric played well all year last year and consistently found himself up top the leader board throughout the season. Even this early in the year we have to assume Eric will be in similar fashion as he was to round off the 19 season. Eric is a type of player who wont bring a ton a flash but he will hit fairways, get it up by the green and has a good enough short game to get up and down. When he does find trouble he does not compound the problem and understands his game and will usually make the right play to put bogey back in play. We anticipate another good season this year out of him but to defend his title again in 20 will be very difficult as he does have the bullseye on his back. 

It has been a pleasure to watch the improvement of Scotty Sheehan over the past 4 years. He came in out of softball, which is becoming the new norm…because one round of golf is quicker than 1 softball game and a 5 hour wait. Anyways, he came in at about a 15 cap and has slowly moved it up to an 8 and drives the ball an absolute mile, and now has learned touch around the greens and has become one of the best players on tour. Look out for Sheehan this year as I expect a good season from him. 

Chris Roussin who is my right hand man and helps me run all this has had ups and downs and has gone through a few club adjustments to find what suits his game best. Again, for a little guy he hits the ball a mile and just needs to find that consistency that we all do to take his game to the next level. He has the shots and passion to do it, just needs to dial in the irons a little bit more and give himself a few more birdie looks a round. Chris can easily move to a single digit cap this season as well and I would be surprised if he doesn’t 

Another underrated player on the tour has been Chuck Hobbs. When he shows, he seems to find a way to be right around the top 5. He comes in at about a 17 handicap and does hit the ball well off the tee and in general is able to get the ball in play and where he needs it to be. His short game is good enough to be able to eliminate the high numbers which is what the name of the game is. With travel restrictions this year it is very possible we will be seeing Chucks face more this year and with that happening he could find himself right in the mix for the season long championship. 

We have a lot of New players this year, some I know some I don’t a few have played a random event here and there but we would love to welcome, Evan Preisel, Jeremy Papadinis, Scott George, Tom Gibson, Billy Williams, Cory Robinson, The Hurley brothers Zack and Ethan, Dave homeruns for outs Wesson, Corey Hayes, Robert “Goober” Weinrich, and John Barlow. We are excited to have you and wish you the best of luck this season. 

Everyones favorite player will be back this year, Wilson Mungere who is always finagling an extra stroke from me anywhere he can get it won the final fall event of the season last year. He is another player who knows his game and plays to his strengths. We expect a big year from Wilson and I could see him having a strong finish in this opener. 

The Mass Nemesis Connor Shaw who is won zero events last year but is one of the bigger sandbaggers on the tour will be teeing it up again come saturday. By the sounds of it he should be a low 80’s player out of nowhere but we are excited to see just how good his game got….or did not get. 

John Theriault who flat our said F the golf course restrictions and found a way to golf every weekend with most of those being in NH should be in better form than most of us. He is another player who has been fun to watch improve over the last 5 years. I think he has yet to miss an event in those 5 years and his handicap has gone up from what started at about a 19 so what is now a 12. We expect more improvement throghout this season as well and we know he will be right around the top come the end of the season. 

We are thrilled to be getting out there this weekend and are looking forward to seeing everyone in a socially distancing save environment. Obviously for the foreseeable future our normal event day procedures will be different than what we are used to, and its unfortunate as the the end of the round recap is something we look forward too. Either way, we are glad just to be back out on the course and competing. 

 

Presidents Prediction: Zack Hurley 85/70

 

Impact Fire Opening Day Betting Odds

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  1. Eric White 6-1
  2. Scott Sheehan 8-1
  3. Chris Roussin 8-1
  4. John Theriault 8-1
  5. Tom Boland 10-1
  6. Dwayne Davis 12-1
  7. Wilson Mungere 9-1
  8. Connor Shaw 15-1
  9. Aaron Abood 12-1
  10. Teri Gatzoulas 12-1
  11. Tom Gibson 14-1
  12. Billy Williams 16-1
  13. Mark Trembley 20-1
  14. Matt Case 30-1
  15. Evan Priesel 16-1
  16. Jeremy Papadinis 16-1
  17. Chad Lawrence 10-1
  18. Scott George 14-1
  19. Cory Robinson 14-1
  20. Zack Hurley 18-1
  21. Ethan Hurley 18-1
  22. John Morin 30-1
  23. Dave Wesson 30-1
  24. Paul Micali 32-1
  25. Aaron Martin 36-1
  26. Aaron Theriault 28-1
  27. Chris Hatem 14-1
  28. Joe Forbush 16-1
  29. John Barlow 20-1
  30. Josh Klein 13-1
  31. Nick Shore 28-1
  32. Rich Roussin 7-1
  33. Robert Weinrich 14-1
  34. Chuck Hobbs 8-1
  35. Scott Wheeler 15-1
  36. Tim Miesel 13-1
  37. Todd Anderson 12-1
  38. Corey Hayes 22-1
  39. Scott Smith 14-1
  40. Ben Edwards 15-1

 

 

Will walking become the new norm after the virus

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Crazy thing is happening during this virus, lazy people are walking golf courses. It is unprecedented and I never thought I would say this but will walking become more common in golfs future. Push Cart sales are up almost 800% over the last 3 months or some astronomical number I read somewhere and players are finding an enjoyment in walking. Yes, It is a workout and there are just some courses that you would never walk but there are quite a few walk able courses out there and I can see a future that players will be hesitant to share carts, although taking your own cart does sound like a nice option. I have been able to recently walk a few courses and have really enjoyed it. I find the pace to be perfect and that I am able to focus on just my game and what I need to do to shoot well. I do have a feeling that walking will become more of a mainstay for the future of golf. Maybe a good time to invest in electric push carts. 

 

Our opener should be teeing off soon and I am very sad it’s not

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Today should have been the opener for us down at Shining Rock and I should be on my way to the course as we speak. We worked hard all winter to continue to improve on what we are doing. I was very excited to see a lot of new faces and offer the best experience we can for the Amateur golfer and today would have been an amazing turn out. The weather was perfect, the course would have been in perfect shape and the beers would be flowing. 

As sick as we all are of staying in and dealing with this virus, it’s all we can do. Once we are ready to golf and we can continue to do it safely we are going to come back and have a hell of a season, Just going to have to wait a little bit longer before we get it going. 

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