This tournament began with a practice round for the contestants on Thursday followed by a special contest featuring an 87 yard wedge shot from the fire pit area to a tightly tucked pin position on the 18th green. Winning this contest was ACE Club member Ron Robertson who hit it to an incredible 2 feet 8 inches. Subsequent to the wedge contest the contestants enjoyed a great pre – tournament dinner.
Matches began on Friday at 10:00am with cool weather and high winds. Teams competed in 5 flights of 5 teams. After the 2 Friday matches teams competed in an optional “Horse Race” competition in which 23 teams of 2 played an elimination alternate shot format. The eventual winners of the “Horse Race” was Ace Club member Dean Vagnozzi and his guest Pete Westhead.
The Saturday matches began with perfect weather. Teams played their 3rd and 4th round matches attempting to win their respective flights and move on to the final shootout to determine the overall tournament champions. The 5 teams advancing to the shootout were as follows:
Nick Salamone & Matt Salamone
Bryan Boyle & Rob Skrypzak
Paul Dimitri & Roger Bate
Charlie Hoffman & Steven Meyer
Ted Hershberg & Dan Hershberg
After the dust settled on the 18th green our eventual champions of the 2019 Invitational were Dr. Ted Hershberg and his son Dan Hershberg. In addition to winning the Invitational, Dr. Hershberg’s son in law, Santino Fontana, won the Tony Award for best performance by a leading actor in a musical (Tootsie), the week prior to the tournament. The Hershberg family as it was, had a great June!
We thank all of our members and guests for joining us in one of our premier golf events at the club.