3-Way for 3-Man NEOHgolf.com / Blond John Thunder Hill Scramble

Three teams tied at the top at 12-under par in the Blond John / Northeast Ohio Golf Thunder Hill 3-Man Scramble on Saturday.

But the big winners on the day were Aaron Czetli, Mike Simpson and Danny Sattl, as they nabbed one of those top places and one of the two skins on the day. Complete results below.

While it was a beautiful day for golf and the reduced greens fees offered by Thunder Hill for the tournament are most appreciated, the 7-hour pace and the bumpy greens are two issues that must be addressed. Northeast Ohio Golf will ensure future tournaments bearing its name meet competitive standards for the tournament players it serves.

FINAL RESULTS, NEOHgolf.com / Blond John 3-Man Scramble
Thunder Hill Golf Club, Madison; 6,879 yards Par 72
Saturday, May 23, 2009

Aaron Czetli, Mike Simpson, Danny Sattl  60   $665;  SKIN #1
Mark Foss, Mike Angie, Phil Bojc  60  $665
J. Lebzelter, Dave Smith, Cory Smith  60  $665

Dave Sotka, Nick Anagnost, Jim Rose   61  $70;   SKIN #2
Eric Frischette, Mike Doan, Todd Craven   61   $70
Paul Kasper, Mike Meyers, Pat Albert  61  $70    

Tim Ailes, Jason Leeds, Dave Lennox  62
Derek Duda, Doug Barber, Anthony   62

Ken Kastelic, Peter Lee, Scott Mcintire  64

Norton Brick, Brian Smith, Glyn Price  65

Derek Gordon, Nate Mulin, T.J Tabor  67

Ian Merck, Mike Whitner, Brian Marek   66
Walt Robertson, Allen Freeman, Ryan Stefanski  66

Craig Manahan, Gary Heck, Steve Grbancea  67
J. Niedzialek, Paul Kish, Geoff Nicely  67

Tom Daniels, George Martin, Mike Iousue   68
Greg Sowa, Tim Boardman, Ray Henney  68

Zach Tabor, Jim Bertalone,  Anthony Mavazo   69

Ron Miller, J. Reilly, Rob Skebe   70

Todd Bishop, Larry Palermo, K. Leymaster  71
Ken Adams, Al Lemieux, Dan Drizik    71

1) Eagle #12  $472.50
2) Eagle #18  $472.50


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    June 4, 2009

    Thanks for the comments, Vince. I’m going to create a separate commentary about this issue very soon, so that my position on this is clear…

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    June 4, 2009

    So how do you “ensure” your future tournaments “bearing your name” will meet “competitive standards” for the tournament players it serves.

    Was the course condition a big surprise? So it was in good condition and fulfilled all of your expectations… enough so, that you decided to hold the tournament there?

    Did it suddenly go bad?

    Publicly trashing a golf establishment for bumpy greens is bush league. If you had a problem, you should have addressed it privately and professionally.

    7-hour pace and the highest gross team was -1 par? Come on, something doesn’t gel.

    Sounds to me like your good at pointing fingers and not much else.

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    June 1, 2009

    Thanks for your comments, Craig. Unfortunately, I can’t agree with your assessment (especially the “putted beautifully” part). This wasn’t a case of ‘spring poa gone bad,’ nor did they put moderately well. I did speak to a number of players there, including guys on one of the winning teams, and all were disappointed in the conditions of the greens. It was blind luck as to whether or not a putt was going in. Many golf courses have poa greens, and many have them quite smooth by mid May. Bottom line, Thunder Hill needs to do more work.

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    June 1, 2009

    I enjoyed playing in the Blond John 3-man at Thunder Hill. The course is in the best shape it’s been in years. A little Poa annua will make any greens a little bumpy. That’s to be expected this time of year. I thought that they putted beautifully. I would imagine that all the groups who shot 10 -12 under would also agree.
    I thought that the pace of play could have been a little faster. I know that the course tried to speed up the lagging teams. I think it’s also the players responsibility to self police their pace of play and be respectful of those behind them. A wise man once told me that you should stay just behind the group in front of you not just in front of the group behind you. Some people are just SLOWWWW players.
    Nice job Thunder Hill!

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