The past two events of the GMPS have come and gone with great success and immense fun, but before we provide a brief recap of Blackfalls and Gnomes, let’s take a moment to look ahead to The Quarries Throwdown (click for tourney info)! The Quarries is making its GMPS debut after enjoying a successful year one during the summer of 2014! This event will be GMPS #6, marking the halfway point of our series and will be held NEXT Saturday, July 11th. Make sure to sign up today – by clicking HERE.
It was a beautiful day in Montgomery as Johnny Betts again opened his doors for the 9th incarnation of the Blackfalls tourney. Unlike 2 years ago, there was no snow, ice, mud, or general terrifying weather to cancel the 2nd round – and yes – that day is still etched in all of our memories. Instead the course provided the challenge as no player managed to throw below 55 on the Gold/Gold layout. In fact, hole #14 was shut down due to the presence of a baby deer causing the silver layout to be played on the hole, making the course that much easier. There were tight races across the board and many division came down to the final hole! Here is the forum thread will all results, and below, a list of division winners!
- MPO – Frothy
- Pro Masters – JRapp
- Pro GM – Danny White
- FPO – Wendy Boutin
- Advanced – Nolan Power
- Intermediate – Andy Powell
- FA1 – Kristi Bayer
- Rec – Shannon Gokey
The biggest story of Gnomes 2015, is the second card comeback by Dave “Frothy” Frothingham to nab his 2nd straight GMPS victory! After falling into a 4 stroke hole when JSpring shot a 1st round 44, the hot round of the tourney, Dave stayed steady as the lead card fell apart, allowing his 2nd round 47 to win the day! However, Dave did not actually win the ENTIRE day since Anne Lewis had the low score of all golfers with a 47-46 performance for overall low score, even though she was not playing in the Open division. Way to go Anne! Here is the forum thread for more detail, and below, a list of division winners:
- MPO – Frothy
- MPM – Anne Lewis
- MPG – Peter “Gnome Master” Flaherty
- MA1 – Sawyer Dwinell – Yardley
- MM1 – Troy Dietrich
- MG1 – Bob Penney
- MA2 – Andy Powell
- FA2 – Amelia Fotheringham
Green Mountain Championship Field Expands!
This fall, VT will be hosting one of its biggest events ever! The GMC has expanded its field to 216 players and the waitlist has first dibs! Next Monday, July 6th, any remaining spots will open up to the public. Here is the REGISTRATION link. For more info, check out our Forum thread as well! Vermonters – if you want to get into this tourney but felt like you missed out, here is your chance!