Sept. 18, 2017

Hank Collins won his second Net title this season.

Collins claims Chapman (Net) title at Sand Barrens

Cape May Court House, N.J. – Philadelphia Publinks GA’s Hank Collins loves Golf Association of Philadelphia net events for a few reasons. But as of late, it seems he's enjoyed taking home net event hardware the most.

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  In an 18-hole individual stableford format, Collins fired a gross score of 84 en route to the Frank H. Chapman Memorial Cup (Net) overall title with 45 net points. After finishing as runner-up in the event last year at Heidelberg Country Club, Collins bettered a field of 26 players on his way to the winner’s circle at Sand Barrens Golf Club (par 72, 5,816 yards).

  “It was a good day on the golf course. I had a number of good birdies chances, mostly within 10 feet, but only got one to fall,” he said.

  That jarred birdie came on No. 14 (par 3, 125 yards) after a four-hole par stretch that propelled him to the top. His pitching wedge on the short par 3 left him with an eight-foot look. The putt hit nothing but the bottom of the cup.

  “I didn’t have many other standout moments besides that one, to be honest,” said Collins, 78, of Berwyn, Pa. “I kept my ball out of trouble today and hit it straight, for the most part. The last time I played this golf course was 20 years ago, so it was good to come back here.”

  Other than his recent success in the Chapman (Net), Collins was also crowned champion in the Tee it Forward Fall Net Championship at Schuylkill Country Club in August. He posted 43 net points to win that event.

   “Part of the reason I always play in these [net events] is to see and play new golf courses,” said Collins. “We know, every year, that we’re guaranteed entry into the GAP net events. They’re always extremely well run and great events overall. The people are great, the courses are great, and it’s always a pleasure.”

  Collins treasures the memories he has forged through the years playing consistently in the Warner and Chapman (Net) events, in addition to the Tee it Forward Championships. If he keeps up the success at this rate, however, he’ll need to find more storage space.

  “[The trophies] are up there on the bookshelf,” said Collins. “But that’s not what the shelf was made for. I’m not giving up any more books.”

  Taking home the Women’s Division title was Flourtown Country Club’s Alison Kellock . She carded a gross score of 90, good for 37 net points, which bettered LedgeRock Golf Club’s Charlotte Kocher by six.

  “It feels so great [to win],” said Kellock, 51, of Oreland, Pa. “This is my third GAP event, all this year. Seeing new golf courses is great, but playing with my best friends in an official event while representing my club at the same time is just so fun.”

  Frank H. Chapman, a Whitemarsh Valley Country Club member, served as the Association’s secretary-treasurer for 23 years. He died on June 7, 1955 at the age of 88. The Net tournament is held in his honor.

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Overall

Name, club

Points

Hank Collins, Philadelphia Publinks GA

45

Dirk Edmiston, Penn Oaks Golf Club

43

Scott Schaffer, Galloway National Golf Club

42

Ron Clark, Tavistock Country Club

41

William McCabe, Jr., McCall Golf & Country Club

40

John Siegrist, Philadelphia Publinks GA

39

John O'Rourke, McCall Golf & Country Club

39

Mike Connell, The Springhaven Club

38

William Brady, The Springhaven Club

37

Michael Kyle, Talamore Country Club

37

Kenneth Brown, French Creek Golf Club

35

Steven Cucinotti, Talamore Country Club

35

Ed Kocher, LedgeRock Golf Club

34

Joseph Cassidy, McCall Golf & Country Club

34

Timothy Kiorpes, Lookaway Golf Club

34

Richard Duryea, Flourtown Country Club

33

Don Neill, Lu Lu Country Club

33

Gerry McCloy, Flourtown Country Club

32

Roland Thomas, Jr., McCall Golf & Country Club

30

Gary Crompton, Limekiln Golf Club

30

Michael O'Donnell, Talamore Country Club

29

Mick Dunphy, Flourtown Country Club

29

Joe Kelly, Deerwood Country Club

27

Dean Rosini, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

24

Shahab Bina, Radnor Valley Country Club

24

Paul Altieri, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

21

 

First Flight

Name, club

Points

Dirk Edmiston, Penn Oaks Golf Club

43

Scott Schaffer, Galloway National Golf Club

42

Ron Clark, Tavistock Country Club

41

William McCabe, Jr., McCall Golf & Country Club

40

Steven Cucinotti, Talamore Country Club

35

Ed Kocher, LedgeRock Golf Club

34

Joseph Cassidy, McCall Golf & Country Club

34

Richard Duryea, Flourtown Country Club

33

Don Neill, Lu Lu Country Club

33

Gerry McCloy, Flourtown Country Club

32

Roland Thomas, Jr., McCall Golf & Country Club

30

Gary Crompton, Limekiln Golf Club

30

Shahab Bina, Radnor Valley Country Club

24

Paul Altieri, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

21

 

Second Flight

Name, club

Points

Hank Collins, Philadelphia Publinks GA

45

John Siegrist, Philadelphia Publinks GA

39

John O'Rourke, McCall Golf & Country Club

39

Mike Connell, The Springhaven Club

38

William Brady, The Springhaven Club

37

Michael Kyle, Talamore Country Club

37

Kenneth Brown, French Creek Golf Club

35

Timothy Kiorpes, Lookaway Golf Club

34

Michael O'Donnell, Talamore Country Club

29

Mick Dunphy, Flourtown Country Club

29

Joe Kelly, Deerwood Country Club

27

Dean Rosini, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

24

 

Women's Division

Name, club

Points

Alison Kellock, Flourtown Country Club

37

Charlotte Kocher, LedgeRock Golf Club

31