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From the Corner Office “Fall Golf – It's Not a Trick just a Treat”

Top: Anthony Kim Bottom Left: Juliet Vongphoumy Bottom Right: Megan Khang

By Robb Martin

Swansea Country Club

Fall provides the perfect respite for course conditions and allows the Superintendents to undue the damage that has occurred during the oppressive summer. With temperatures hovering between an average of 60 to 70 degrees and cooler nights, these conditions provide ideal growing conditions for “Bent grass” With the cooler temperatures and better playing conditions you historically also have less play occurring on the course. Teachers and junior golfers are back to school and your recreational golfer is putting his/her clubs in the closet as we speak. For the rest of us who keep their clubs in the trunk year round it is time to kick the round count into overdrive.

Some things to keep in mind when you are playing Fall Golf: All Courses do a “Core Aeration and Sand top dressing.” When you call your local course to book a tee time kindly ask if they have or are in the process of aerating the greens and you can make the decision as to whether to play ahead of time. Dress for Success: I always suggest layering – as the day goes on and the temperature increases you can simply strip away the layers. (Sounds a little dirty but highly effective) Off season: While many of the courses will be in full operation throughout September and much of October all services may not be available. You may not be able to go to the grill after the round and get your usual as you might in July or warm up with a bucket of balls prior to your round. When in doubt call the course and ask! e fall is and will always be my favorite time of year to play with ideal course conditions and an even better pace of play.What could be better than teeing it up early on a Sunday and then watching the NFL in the clubhouse in the afternoon with the boys? No Tricks when it comes to fall golf but plenty of treats and with the fall foliage in the Northeast ready to pop grab your sticks and hit the links.

Juniors Again Capture Deutsche Bank Pro Am As it was in 2009, it is again in 2010, the junior team sponsored by State Street at e Deutsche Bank Pro Am walked away with the victory. PGA Tour player Anthony Kim lead the team of Will Dickson, 11, Providence, R.I., Ben Balter, 15, Wayland, Mass., Juliet Vongphoumy, 17, of Providence, and Megan Khang, Rockland, Mass.

Five Local Seniors Are on the Move 2010 U.S. Senior Amateur Qualifying e International Golf Club (Bolton, MA) - Par 72 (36-36)

In is Photo: Jack Kearney

T1) Jack Kearney (Peachtree City, GA) 32-37--69 T1) David Szewczul (Farmington, CT) 36-33--69 3) Paul Couture (Grafton, MA) 35-37--72 4) Raymond Camarco (Newington, CT) 36-37--73 5) Gary Palmer (Taunton, MA) 37-37—74 e 2010 U.S. Senior Amateur Championship will be held on October 2-7 at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club in Orlando, Florida.

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