When we look back at 2016, our team and our members have achieved many accomplishments at the club, in their programs, on the course, competing and just in their overall health and wellness!
Below are some highlights, including some big wins and some personal achievements:
- Member, George Zahringer won the Metropolitan Golf Association (MGA) Senior Amateur Championship for the second year in a row at Huntington Country Club.
- Member, Stewart Hagestad won the 114th Met Amateur Championship at the Country Club of Fairfield and the US Mid-Amateur Championship at Stonewall.
- Head pro, Ron McDougal won Metropolitan PGA Polo Head Professional Championship at North Hempstead Country Club
- Ron McDougal and members, Neill O'Reilly, Kyle MacLachlan and Michael Halchak won the Metropolitan PGA Lincoln Pro-Am at Seawane Country Club. Most birdies and best scoring average!
GBNYC Member Victories
- John C. and Kevin R. broke 80 for the 1st time.
- Jeb S. had the best 18 holes of "ball striking" he's ever had.
- Craig S. broke 90 three rounds in a row and feels he is hitting the ball more consistently.
- Neil S. shot 80 at Baltustrol and putt and hit the ball better all season.
- Rob A. increased his club-head speed by 30%, from 70 to 90mph.
- Josh L. shot his lowest score (76), so did Adam S. (69), Colin S. and Rob C. (74).
- Mike H. shot 75 in a match play club event, his best competition score
- Ari S. picked up 25 yards of distance on his driver.
- Rob C. hit his goal handicap of 5 or less
- Andrew S. lost weight and has been back-pain free
- Mike F. dropped 2 strokes off his handicap and is back-pain free.
- Rick C. has never felt better physically both on and off the golf course.