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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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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