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What a great time as players crisscrossed PLG on Sunday for our 3rd Annual X Country Tournament. The idea for the Cross Country event is that you mix and match tees and greens to create interesting holes with lots and lots of obstacles in the way.  The new course layout (with 14 holes) was a Par 57.

For example, for CC Hole #1, we teed off on the 18th Fairway and holed out on the 17th Green. We had a Hole In One on one of the new Par 3’s.  ON CC Hole #14, players teed off on the 10th Tee and Holed out on the 18th Green – yup, you had to go up and over or, through all the pines to get to the 18th green. pdfCLICK HERE TO SEE THE COMPLETE CROSS COUNTRY LAYOUT.   

And the Winners Were:

  • 1st Place Team with a 48 Eric Lofgren, Chip Hagy, Mark Memoli and Patrick DeAngelo
  • 2nd Place Team with a 53 Bill Monza, Andy Brown, Joe Monza and John Briggs
  • 3rd Place Team with a 54 Tom Reardon, Don Cormier, Keith Cormier and Mike Singleton
  • Random Draw Team Ginny Ryan, Scott Inman, Jennie Inman and Connie Racine
  • Closest to the Pin #14 Brian Frechette HOLE IN ONE
  • Closest to the Pin #6 Terry McCormick 2'7"
  • Closest to the Pin in 2 Shots #10 Don Cormier 8'7"
  • Longest Putt #4/13 Don Cormier 23'7"

Just an FYI -- While more and more courses are playing Cross Country events, did you know that, for a few days each April, they play the Old Course at St Andrews in reverse?  Thanks to a tree-less landscape and a true out-and-back design featuring 14 shared greens, the Reverse Old Course is not only plausible, but it was once the preferred way to play the course.

When playing the Reverse Old Course, players start on the first tee and play to the 17th green, essentially making the Road Hole bunker a right-side bunker for an approach shot. Then, players tee off from 18 tee to 16 green, and continue until the course ends with playing to the 18th green from the second tee.

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