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Mixed Foursomes Championship: Concord

West Shore’s Herbsts take inaugural Mixed Foursomes at Concord

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WEST CHESTER, Pa. – Twenty eight playing pairs made up the first-ever Mixed Foursomes field. The historic event not only featured a plethora of fist bumps and laughs, but also a mother-and-son team that surfaced as inaugural champions.

West Shore Country Club’s Kim and David Herbst fired a 2-over round of 72 to claim the overall trophy Wednesday at Concord Country Club (par 70, 6,133 yards), which featured sparkling fall conditions.

The event’s inaugural Net title was claimed by Philadelphia Cricket Club’s Amy and Dan Feeney, who combined to card a 3-under 67 score, winning in a scorecard tiebreaker.

As a shotgun start was implemented, the Herbsts began their day on No. 16 (par 4, 393 yards). After four-straight pars to begin, their first red number was jotted down on No. 2 (par 4, 310 yards).

“She basically just told me to hit driver as far as I could. [We] had 65 yards in, and she hit a wedge in there to 12 feet, and I made the birdie,” said David.

The round’s other birdie was jarred on No. 8 (par 3, 158 yards) after David’s 8-iron beauty nestled within a foot, leading to the highlight 2.

Trouble eventually surfaced on the par-3, 169-yard 11th when David went right and Kim went left off the tee. The team chose Kim’s drive, chipped out, and then four putted for triple bogey. Doubt began to linger in their minds, but they remained composed. Three pars coming in closed out the one-stroke victory.

The Herbsts, who reside in Mechanicsburg, Pa., practiced for “two or three weeks” before the event, getting down the selective drive/alternate shot format. Both players usually play different golf balls, so deciding on a common ball was also a factor. Ultimately, the Callaway Chrome Soft was the winning choice. It helped out on Concord’s quick greens today.

“We played well, and the greens were really fast today,” said David. “I usually play a Titleist and she plays a Ladies’ Callaway, so we had to compromise. We chose the Callaway Chrome Soft and that was kind of a good in between for us.”

David, a standout at Lebanon Valley College and recent graduate, is slated to begin working with KCA Wealth Management next week, and used today as a “last hoorah” of sorts. Playing in GAP Majors has been a frequent hobby of his as of late. Kim is no stranger to GAP events, either. She’s enjoyed watching her son compete in GAP Majors the past two seasons.

“I always thought they looked like fun, and I’ve always wanted to try one myself. When we saw this one [on the schedule], we thought we’d come out before he started work,” said Kim, 57.

Today’s Mixed Foursomes Championship gave the mother-son squad its first chance to play competitively. It also gave them a lifelong memory — and a trophy to cherish it forever.

“We just really enjoyed it. Anybody that has this opportunity should really come out to play. The course was beautiful, and we enjoyed the format,” said Kim.

“We’ve never gotten the chance to play in a tournament together before. We just wanted to have fun out there,” said David, 23. “If you and your mom both play golf, it’s a great thing to do.”

In an effort to further promote women’s golf, GAP created a Mixed Foursomes Championship in 2019. The event’s format is selective drive/alternate shot. Open to one female and one male golfer teams who are 19 years of age and who have 36.0 handicap index or less. Only one player from each two-person team must be a member of a Member Club with a GAP handicap.

GAP
Celebrating Amateur Golf since 1897, GAP, also known as the Golf Association of Philadelphia, is the oldest regional or state golf association in the United States. It serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. The Association’s 274 Full Member Clubs and 75,000 individual members are spread across the Eastern half of Pennsylvania and parts of New Jersey and Delaware. The GAP’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.

Gross results
Name, club, score
David Herbst/Kim Herbst, West Shore Country Club72
Brian McGowan/MeganGrosky McGowan, Blue Bell Country Club73
Matt Mancini/Missy Wietlisbach, Bellewood Country Club, Gulph Mills Golf Club73
Jason Castaldi/Allison Long, Honeybrook Golf Club75
Larry Benedetto/Loretta Juric, Concord Country Club, Unaffiliated76
Mark Wachter/Jacqueline Beck, DuPont Country Club, Lehigh Country Club76
John Pagana/Barbara Pagana, Susquehanna Valley Country Club, Huntsville Golf Club76
Robert Morey/Muffy McCabe, Merion Golf Club, Philadelphia Country Club76
Sandy Cohen/Julie Cohen, Moselem Springs Golf Club77
Daniel Feeney/Amy Feeney, Philadelphia Cricket Club77
Gerry McCloy/Alison Kellock, Flourtown Country Club78
Stephen Barry/Terri Barry, Running Deer Golf Club, Unaffiliated79
Gordon Dunlop, III/Sharon Kuriger, Bensalem Township Country Club, Philmont Country Club79
Carlos Fullerton/Sonya Fullerton, Brookside CC of Allentown79
Lance Smith/Tracey MacGown, Unaffiliated, Saucon Valley Country Club81
Don Denig/Nancy Denig, Concord Country Club81
James Della Guardia/Karen Armor, Spring Ford Country Club83
Tom DiCinti/Judy DiCinti, Mercer Oaks Golf Course83
Bob Harris/Wynn Harris, Commonwealth National Golf Club84
Stan Cuneo/Betsy Cuneo, Pocono Farms Country Club84
Michael Frost/Wendy Frost, The Springhaven Club85
Jeffrey Mohler/Noreen Mohler, Northampton Country Club85
C.J. Bell/Danielle Steinbacher, McCall Golf Club87
Robert Boland/Theresa Boland, Concord Country Club88
Andrew Repetto/Jane Ludlow, Cobbs Creek Golf Club, Talamore Country Club88
Rodger Spear/Sharon Spear, Pocono Farms Country Club95
Bill Grundmann/Laurie Stewart, Oak Hill Golf Club, Saucon Valley Country Club96
Michael West/Denise West, Concord Country Club97
Net results
Name, club, score
Daniel Feeney/Amy Feeney, Philadelphia Cricket Club67
Carlos Fullerton/Sonya Fullerton, Brookside CC of Allentown67
Lance Smith/Tracey MacGown, Unaffiliated, Saucon Valley Country Club68
John Pagana/Barbara Pagana, Susquehanna Valley Country Club, Huntsville Golf Club68
Gerry McCloy/Alison Kellock, Flourtown Country Club68
David Herbst/Kim Herbst, West Shore Country Club69
Brian McGowan/MeganGrosky McGowan, Blue Bell Country Club70
Mark Wachter/Jacqueline Beck, DuPont Country Club, Lehigh Country Club70
Matt Mancini/Missy Wietlisbach, Bellewood Country Club, Gulph Mills Golf Club70
Robert Morey/Muffy McCabe, Merion Golf Club, Philadelphia Country Club70
Stephen Barry/Terri Barry, Running Deer Golf Club, Unaffiliated71
Sandy Cohen/Julie Cohen, Moselem Springs Golf Club71
Don Denig/Nancy Denig, Concord Country Club71
Larry Benedetto/Loretta Juric, Concord Country Club, Unaffiliated72
Andrew Repetto/Jane Ludlow, Cobbs Creek Golf Club, Talamore Country Club72
Robert Boland/Theresa Boland, Concord Country Club73
Gordon Dunlop, III/Sharon Kuriger, Bensalem Township Country Club, Philmont Country Club73
Jason Castaldi/Allison Long, Honeybrook Golf Club74
James Della Guardia/Karen Armor, Spring Ford Country Club74
Tom DiCinti/Judy DiCinti, Mercer Oaks Golf Course74
Michael Frost/Wendy Frost, The Springhaven Club75
C.J. Bell/Danielle Steinbacher, McCall Golf Club75
Bob Harris/Wynn Harris, Commonwealth National Golf Club76
Stan Cuneo/Betsy Cuneo, Pocono Farms Country Club76
Jeffrey Mohler/Noreen Mohler, Northampton Country Club77
Bill Grundmann/Laurie Stewart, Oak Hill Golf Club, Saucon Valley Country Club77
Rodger Spear/Sharon Spear, Pocono Farms Country Club81
Michael West/Denise West, Concord Country Club82