August 18, 2015

Robert Jenkins carded eight net birdies en route to the overall Fall Net title.

Spring Ford’s Jenkins takes Fall Net title at Woodstone

  DANIELSVILLE, Pa. - Robert Jenkins of Spring Ford Country Club is no stranger to the Net events on the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s calendar. Having competed in GAP Net events since 2005, he knows as well as anyone that anything can happen in a playing format that levels the playing field.

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  On Tuesday at Woodstone Country Club (par 72, 6,227 yards), a breakthrough victory happened for Jenkins when he took home the Tee It Forward — Fall Net Championship title with a net score of 40.

  "This was the first time I’ve hit the ball with any consistency in over a month,” said Jenkins. “I just play in these events until I come in and someone comes up to you and says that you finished well. You never know what everyone else did out there and you have to stay in it until the end.”

  None of Jenkins’ gross-birdie attempts found the bottom of the cup on the day, but he managed his golf game beautifully throughout the round. He finished with eight net birdies, seven pars, and carded over-par scores on just three holes.

  “No memorable shots for me, really. I just grinded it out today,” said Jenkins, 68, of Devon, Pa. “All my bogeys were mostly three putts because these greens are big greens, and if you end up on the wrong part of one, it’s tough to make it in two. But what helped me was my good driving, which I put up to the whole Tee it Forward aspect of the event.”

  The Spring Ford member of 15 years edged out David Wood (39) of White Manor Country Club by one net point to take the day’s hardware. Back in June, Wood won the Spring Net Championship at Spring Ford – an event that Jenkins did not participate in as he was away on vacation.

  “We had fun out there today. The biggest thing from now and two months ago for me is I’m just not consistent off the tee,” said Wood, 46, of Glen Mills, Pa. “Everything sets up off my tee shot. When I get off the tee, I can play really well. When I don’t, it’s a tough game.”

  Many of the 44 competitors, including the champion, had high praise for Woodstone's track that boasts beautiful views and is comfortably nestled by the surrounding Blue Mountains.

  “I heard this was a great course but I knew it was a drive. You should write down to people that they may have to drive an hour or so but it’s worth it,” said Jenkins, who competed out of the 12.8-17.1 index flight. “You’re going to think you’re playing in Vermont or New Hampshire. It was spectacular out here today.”

  Robert Marshall of Greate Bay Country Club, last year’s overall Fall Net champion at Brookside Country Club, finished in 26th place with a net score of 33.

  The Fall Net Championship, formerly known as the Second Handicap, is open to players 18 years of age and older with handicap index less than 36.0. The event began in 1946. The Golf Association of Philadelphia adopted the Tee It Forward parameters and changed the scoring format to net Stableford in 2012.

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Overall

Name, club

Points

Robert Jenkins, Spring Ford Country Club

40

David Wood, White Manor Country Club

39

Michael Kyle, Talamore Country Club

38

Robert Huntzinger, Edgmont Country Club

37

Nunzio Forese, Sea Oaks Golf Club

37

Jim MacFarlane, Merchantville Country Club

36

William Erskine, Philadelphia Publinks GA

36

Don Neill, Lu Lu Country Club

36

W. Frank Skilton, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

36

James Leonard, Honeybrook Golf Club

36

Andres Forese, Sea Oaks Golf Club

35

Eric Lamm, Golden Oaks Golf Club

35

Edward Osciak, Jr., Loch Nairn Golf Club

35

Timothy Joyce, Edgmont Country Club

35

Tom Bell, Meadia Heights Golf Club

35

Carmen Caruso, Spring Ford Country Club

35

Corey Betham, Skippack Golf Club at Evansburg State Park

34

Bill Robinson, White Manor Country Club

34

Dennis O'Donnell, Old York Road Country Club

34

Jason Marie, Five Ponds Golf Club

34

Lee Cox, White Manor Country Club

34

Scott Dichter, Meadia Heights Golf Club

34

David Spirt, Talamore Country Club

34

John Brown, Rolling Green Golf Club

33

Edward Attarian, Commonwealth National Golf Club

33

Thomas Brennan, Blue Bell Country Club

33

Robert Marshall, Greate Bay Country Club

33

James Barron, Hartefeld National

32

Nicholas Frassenei, Bellewood Country Club

32

Ned Moore, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

31

Vincent Torno, McCall Golf & Country Club

31

Charles Gallagher, III, Flourtown Country Club

31

Timothy Kiorpes, Lookaway Golf Club

31

James Mulherin, Chester Valley Golf Club

31

Ken Watterson, Penn Oaks Golf Club

30

Hank Collins, Philadelphia Publinks GA

29

Michael Blaustein, Penn Oaks Golf Club

29

Charles Quinn, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

28

R. Lamar Kilgore, Stonewall

28

James Barton, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

27

John O'Rourke, McCall Golf & Country Club

27

Ed Depalma, Edgmont Country Club

24

John VanDame, Jr., Talamore Country Club

23

Matt Peters, Five Ponds Golf Club

21

John Snyder, Waynesborough Country Club

WD

W. Garth Sprecher, Lancaster Country Club

WD

George Reby, Greate Bay Country Club

WD

Robert Wilder, Blue Bell Country Club

WD

Richard Turner, Llanerch Country Club

NS

 

Handicap Index 3.1-9.3

Name, club

Points

Jim MacFarlane, Merchantville Country Club

36

William Erskine, Philadelphia Publinks GA

36

Andres Forese, Sea Oaks Golf Club

35

Eric Lamm, Golden Oaks Golf Club

35

Corey Betham, Skippack Golf Club at Evansburg State Park

34

John Brown, Rolling Green Golf Club

33

James Barron, Hartefeld National

32

Nicholas Frassenei, Bellewood Country Club

32

Ken Watterson, Penn Oaks Golf Club

30

Charles Quinn, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

28

James Barton, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

27

John VanDame, Jr., Talamore Country Club

23

John Snyder, Waynesborough Country Club

WD

W. Garth Sprecher, Lancaster Country Club

WD

 

Handicap Index 9.4-12.5

Name, club

Points

Michael Kyle, Talamore Country Club

38

Don Neill, Lu Lu Country Club

36

Bill Robinson, White Manor Country Club

34

Dennis O'Donnell, Old York Road Country Club

34

Jason Marie, Five Ponds Golf Club

34

Edward Attarian, Commonwealth National Golf Club

33

Thomas Brennan, Blue Bell Country Club

33

Vincent Torno, McCall Golf & Country Club

31

Ned Moore, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

31

Matt Peters, Five Ponds Golf Club

21

George Reby, Greate Bay Country Club

WD

Richard Turner, Llanerch Country Club

NS

 

Handicap Index 12.8-17.1

Name, club

Points

Robert Jenkins, Spring Ford Country Club

40

David Wood, White Manor Country Club

39

Robert Huntzinger, Edgmont Country Club

37

W. Frank Skilton, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

36

Timothy Joyce, Edgmont Country Club

35

Tom Bell, Meadia Heights Golf Club

35

Edward Osciak, Jr., Loch Nairn Golf Club

35

Lee Cox, White Manor Country Club

34

Scott Dichter, Meadia Heights Golf Club

34

Timothy Kiorpes, Lookaway Golf Club

31

Charles Gallagher, III, Flourtown Country Club

31

R. Lamar Kilgore, Stonewall

28

John O'Rourke, McCall Golf & Country Club

27

 

Handicap Index 17.3-25.5

Name, club

Points

Nunzio Forese, Sea Oaks Golf Club

37

James Leonard, Honeybrook Golf Club

36

Carmen Caruso, Spring Ford Country Club

35

David Spirt, Talamore Country Club

34

Robert Marshall, Greate Bay Country Club

33

James Mulherin, Chester Valley Golf Club

31

Michael Blaustein, Penn Oaks Golf Club

29

Hank Collins, Philadelphia Publinks GA

29

Ed Depalma, Edgmont Country Club

24

Robert Wilder, Blue Bell Country Club

WD

 

NS-no show; WD-withdrawal

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