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Hope everyone had a great 4th, now we are back to reality and coming down the home stretch of our LFG Season and now it comes down to whoever wants it the most. Scott Sheehan continues to hold the lead but only by a mere 10 points. Scotts good friend Ben Edwards is only 10 points behind but will be absent this week due to him being away for his Honeymoon, congrats by the way Ben. 

Scott Sheehan is playing some good golf but it shows as his handicap continues to improve as he sits at an 11.2 right now which is the 2nd lowest only behind LFG Rookie Josh Klein who is sitting at an 11.1 and will be making his debut. Other 2019 debuts being made tomorrow will be Jeff Richer, and Todd Anderson who will look to grab some late good results and leave the door open for a potential playoff run. 

Coming off a great round and a Major Victory Joe Frechette will be back out there today to try to crack into the top 10 with a good finish. Joe shot one of his absolute best rounds at Canterbury last month and will see if he can regain that form tomorrow as he plays with Tim Meisel who can knock em off, as well as newbie Jeff Richer and LFG Veteran Dwayne Davis. 

We have many regulars who can come out and shoot a great round such as Chris Roussin who is due, John Theriault, Tom Boland and believe it or not I feel like Paul Micali could have a good finish tomorrow. Loudon does not play super long but still gives players enough room to hit drivers on most holes. If Paul can somehow keep it in play, and find a few greens he can easily be in contention, his biggest need will be to avoid the blowup holes. 

We had the chance to play Loudon last week and the course was in amazing shape. Word to the wise is too always leave your approach shots short. The ball will either release onto the green or you will be left with an up hill chip which will be easier than anything above the hole. 

Goodluck to everyone and can’t wait to see all of you. 

Presidents Prediction: Tim Meisel 84/70

 

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If a stranger from the internet ever invites you to golf, always say yes.

With a massive online presence much like I have, with now almost 450 instagram and 48 twitter followers, you will inevitably have some fans who want to meet. During my top 5 holes in the state post I had a twitter follower recommend the 14th hole at Portsmouth which I had never played and let him know that was why it did not make the list. We chatted for a few minutes and he invited me out to a round at Portsmouth if I had the chance. Time passed, and not much happened until about 2 weeks ago when the fan again reached out and gave me some dates and options and we decided July 5th should work. He made the tee time a week ago and we were good to go. He let me know he made it for 4 people and to bring out a few guys. 

This is where things get good, I reach out to Johnny Red to see if he has any interest in golfing with a stranger from the internet, and due to Golf being the adult version of candy, there was no way he could say no. So as he is asking me a little more info I told him it was a golfer named Chris Hatem who invited us, and red quickly asked me where he grew up? I did not know, thought maybe the seabrook area but it turned out that Chris grew up right in Manchester, went to west and was one of Johns friends who have not been in touch since 92, when they were in High School. These 2 were thrilled to get together to play and in Johnny Red style they 2 started talking shit immediately. 

I have made a lot of really good friends through running this league and am fortunate to have done so. Golf really does bring a lot of people together and Chris reached out after explaining how if not for this league the 2 would have never crossed paths and will now be able to become golfing partners for years to come. It was a pretty good feeling to have that happen and I truly do appreciate each and every event I have and all those who come out to golf. 

Today was Handicap Revision day, and…almost no one got better.

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So just as sure as the sun will rise, the 1st and the 15th of the month brings our new and exciting handicap change and always good to see if we have improved or our game has worsen. Personally, for the last 2 years my game has been steadily improving. Over the first 3 months of this season though I have been trending in the wrong direction. 

Today, while I was updating the tournament on Golf Genius to update everyone’s handicap. I noticed that almost every player with the exception of 1 had their handicaps rise. Most, not dramatically and only a couple tenths of points. Few guys went down 1/2 a stroke, but it just goes to show you how tough golf is and that it is a humbling game. 

The only player I saw improve was Johnny Red who went from a 14.5 to a 13.8. I have the pleasure of playing with him, and he has shown some serious improvement, not only this year but great progression over the last 3 years, although he continues to not be able to see a thing and is the worst at tracking at his own shots. 

I know this is not everyone and only the players that we have currently registered for our next NH Event. but it was still interesting to see. For those other players who I did not see improve on their GHIN, Congrats and keep swinging it well. 

Golf is one of the greatest games I have ever had the privilege to play and what makes it so great is that no matter your ability, you can never be perfect in this game. So whether you went, up or down this past revision just keep going out, loving the game and shoot your best. 

 

Steph Curry’s new show Holey Moley looks so bad…that maybe it’s good

Huge day Thursday as Steph Curry will be premiering his new show Holy Moley which will put 2 golfers together for an intense round of some sort of Mini golf/Obstacle course. I have absolutely no idea how any of this will work or what it will actually be. All I know is that it is unreal how easy it is for anyone of any celebrity status to be able to get a show on T.V No matter how good or bad it is. I would be lying to you if I told you I did not have 7 better golf reality TV shows that should currently be on but apparently I do not have the connections to make it work and here come little ol Steph to just put on a stupid mini golf show and get it on a premiere network. Honestly though, I am oddly excited to watch the show. This show does also have Rob Riggle which alone makes it worthy of watching. 

 

Joe Frechette calmly takes down First NH Major of the year

This past weekend saw our first Major of the year and yet again another new winner as Joe Frechette who was playing as a 14 absolutely tore through the front. After doubling 1, he went on to get back to even par with an Eagle on 2. Frechette then Bogey’d a tough 3 and 4 before getting back on the birdie train on 5, and 6. The birdie on the short par 3 6th was just a tap in for Joe as he put his Tee shot within 15 inches. The following group playing behind the champ saw Paul Micali who put one even closer for a tap in birdie and earned himself a skin. 

Frechette went on to to birdie 10 to get back to even par through 10. With knowledge that he may have a comfortable lead Frechette took his foot of the gas pedal a bit, and Bogeyed 5 of the next 8 holes on his way to a 43 side to card himself an 80 Net 66. 

Pat Blair who came in 2nd had a great day, and is coming back to form. With a hole out on hole #6 for a Gross eagle and some other great holes throughout the day Pat Blair was able to take over $100 in our skins competition and grab a shit ton of points to move up quite a bit in the season long standings. 

Here are the rest of the results. 

Name Gross Score Net Score
Joe Frechette 80 66 -6
Pat Blair 93 69 -3
Ben Edwards 89 70 -2
Ryan Boyle 85 71 -1
Casey George 84 73 1
Rich Roussin 100 73 1
Dan Lacourse 89 74 2
Eric White 92 74 2
Chuck Hobbs 96 75 3
Ryan Bourgeois 104 76 4
Paul Micali 106 76 4
Scott Sheehan 88 76 4
John Theriault 91 76 4
Thomas Boland 100 78 6
Tim Meisel 91 78 6
Scott Smith 105 78 6
Chris Roussin 92 79 7
Brad Croto 109 80 8
Chris Lerra 89 80 8
Joe Forbush 95 83 11
Chad Lawrence 96 83 11
Wilson Mungere 104 85 13
Mark Rioux 92 85 13
Mark Trembley 115 89 17
Matt Case 109 90 18
Dwayne Davis 113 95 22
Mike Pisapia 110 95 22
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