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Talamore Country Club’s Abramski takes Warner Cup (Net)

  LAFAYETTE HILL, Pa.–The cliché no pain, no gain isn’t for Bob Abramski of Talamore Country Club. Saddled with back issues since a freak high school injury, Abramski employed the services of David Ostrow with Body Balance for Performance this year to alleviate the chronic issue from his golf game. Tuesday at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club, the now pain free Abramski carded a 76 net 64 to take the Warner Cup (Net) for players 55 years of age and older.
  “The last two years I had to wear a brace every time I played,” said Abramski, 63, of Fort Washington, Pa. “I’ve been seeing David, who specializes in evaluating how your body parts move when you swing the club. I’ve played at least 30 rounds this year and I haven’t worn the brace once. He’s a miracle worker.”
  Abramski’s longtime friend, fellow club member and group mate, Gary Tiller, placed second with a net 65. The two rode in the same cart today. Both players carried a 12 handicap at Whitemarsh.
  “I love these events, the courses and the competition. I love being a part of the Golf Association of Philadelphia,” said Abramski. “It is special to win something like this.”
  Added Tiller with a smile, “It’s great. My only disappointment is I didn’t beat [Bob].”
  Abramski is a retired underwriter from ACE Insurance who said his game made the turn just this Sunday.
  “I was struggling to break into the low 80s prior to this Sunday when I started feeling better with my tempo,” said Abramski. “Monday I shot a 76 at Talamore and I haven’t been close to 80 all season. My Handicap Index is up more than 2½ strokes since last year.”
  Abramski’s magic potion Tuesday spelled 14 pars and four bogeys. He had two over-par blemishes on each side, three of those – on No. 6 (par 4, 302 yards), No. 8 (par 4, 394 yards) and No. 17 (par 5, 454 yards) – the result of poor approach shots. His bogey on No. 11 (par 5, 456 yards) resulted from a poor third shot.
  “I didn’t hit the ball that well off the tee but I scored well,” said Abramski. “I probably hit only seven or eight fairways, but what I did do was hit my approach shots well. I hit really crisp irons. On the longer holes I played to a yardage. I tried to leave myself with a 90- or 100-yard shot I’m comfortable with.”
  Abramski’s competed in Golf Association of Philadelphia individual tournaments since the year he retired, 2006. Tiller, on the other hand, is a newcomer to the local competitive circuit. He’s only played in Association events the past few seasons.
  However, Whitemarsh Valley brought Tiller back to the 1970s when his boss was a member at the Lafayette Hill club and he would tee it up regularly.
  “It brought back some memories for sure,” said Tiller.
  Tiller, 60, of Hatboro, Pa., and Abramski were neck-and-neck all day. In fact, after nine holes, both started their rounds on No. 10, Tiller held a one-stroke advantage.
  “I haven’t broken 85 all year. I’ve been struggling to break 90,” said Tiller. “I putted well today though, I didn’t have one three putt and five or six one putts.”
  Tiller recorded five bogeys and a birdie on his inward nine, two more strokes than Abramski and one more overall.
  “I kept waiting for the real Gary to show up,” joked Tiller.
  A Talamore member since 2003, Tiller and Abramski and their wives are close friends. That doesn’t make the two men any less competitive, however. Tiller defeated Abramski last year in the club net tournament. They two are set to square off again in a few days.
  “That’s the big one,” said Abramski.
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Overall
Name, club
Net
Bob Abramski, Talamore Country Club
64
Gary Tiller, Talamore Country Club
65
Thomas Brennan, Blue Bell Country Club
67
Gary Chlapaty, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve
68
Louis Graziano, The Bucks Club
68
Francis Tan, Medford Lakes Country Club
68
Robert Rosenwasser, Hopewell Valley Golf Club
69
Ed Rogers, Concord Country Club
69
Ed Brzezowski, Concord Country Club
70
David Kearney, Lehigh Country Club
71
Richard Genoni, Waynesborough Country Club
71
Aaron Shatzman, Meadowlands Country Club
71
Mike Schuster, Chester Valley Golf Club
71
Spike McKeeta, Chester Valley Golf Club
71
William Rosen, Downingtown Country Club
71
Gerald Barr, Lehigh Country Club
72
Steven Gordon, Old York CC at Chesterfield
72
Tom Cohen, Running Deer Golf Club
72
Wilfred Carey, Country Club of Scranton
72
Jim Sheppard, Makefield Highlands Golf Club
72
Rick Ames, Philadelphia Publinks GA
72
Scott Ryan, Llanerch Country Club
72
E. Gerald Hurst, Jr., Lookaway Golf Club
72
Edward Osciak, Jr., Loch Nairn Golf Club
72
John Kyle, Edgmont Country Club
72
Rick Coroniti, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve
72
Dennis Hancock, Jericho National Golf Club
73
Joseph DeAngelis, Jericho National Golf Club
73
Carmen Finore, Saucon Valley Country Club
73
Richard Corbin, Moorestown Field Club
73
Bob Roche, Merion Golf Club
74
John Mellors, Jericho National Golf Club
74
Arthur Hausman, Green Valley Country Club
74
Mark Pfeffer, Hidden Creek Golf Club
74
Frank Hanna, Sandy Run Country Club
74
John O’Rourke, McCall Golf & Country Club
74
Bob Barron, Medford Lakes Country Club
74
James Leonard, Chester Valley Golf Club
74
Robert Murray, McCall Golf & Country Club
74
Joe Ruggear, Mercer Oaks Golf Course
75
John Clough, Philadelphia Cricket Club
75
Mark McDermott, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club
75
Charles Caparo, Plymouth Country Club
75
Ned Moore, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club
75
Robert Felter, Lancaster Country Club
75
Frank Setzman, Edgmont Country Club
75
Robert Jenkins, Spring Ford Country Club
75
Scott Dichter, Meadia Heights Golf Club
75
Brendan Kearney, Sandy Run Country Club
75
Don Neill, Blue Bell Country Club
76
Fred Spratt, Running Deer Golf Club
76
Michael Shemeley, Links Golf Club
76
Stephen Pence, Little Mill Country Club
76
Thomas Schaible, Chester Valley Golf Club
76
Ron Mittendorf, Blue Bell Country Club
76
Louis Siesser, Jericho National Golf Club
76
Leo Argeros, Sandy Run Country Club
76
Luke Pape, Torresdale-Frankford Country Club
76
Frank Dano, Meadia Heights Golf Club
77
Jack Endicott, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club
77
Jim Balaschak, Trump National Golf Club – Philadelphia
77
Jim Lloyd, Running Deer Golf Club
77
Michael McCorriston, Jericho National Golf Club
77
William McCabe, Jr., McCall Golf & Country Club
77
Ronald Hooven, Talamore Country Club
77
Carmen Caruso, Spring Ford Country Club
77
Jerry Owens, Flourtown Country Club
77
Bill Menseck, Penn Oaks Golf Club
78
Daniel Flynn, Sandy Run Country Club
78
Jeff Kallberg, Philadelphia Publinks GA
78
Wayne Diluigi, Running Deer Golf Club
78
Joseph Koch, Jr., Lu Lu Country Club
78
Les Runkewich, Medford Village Country Club
78
Mark Sokoloff, Spring Mill Country Club
78
Ray Klein, Five Ponds Golf Club
78
John Connelly, Sandy Run Country Club
78
Lester Michael, Lehigh Country Club
79
Vincent Kraft, Jr., Lehigh Country Club
79
Dr. Ronald Zweibaum, Little Mill Country Club
79
John Prestwood, St. Davids Golf Club
79
Richard Turner, Edgmont Country Club
79
Vito Caracappa, Golf Course at Glen Mills
79
William Jones, McCall Golf & Country Club
79
Brian Cassano, Little Mill Country Club
79
John Carr, Jericho National Golf Club
79
Francis Sbandi, Esq., Edgmont Country Club
80
Jack Gallagher, Pine Valley Golf Club
80
Vincent Torno, McCall Golf & Country Club
80
Kyran Connelly, Makefield Highlands Golf Club
80
Bruce Heugel, Lehigh Country Club
80
Joel Wolinsky, Spring Mill Country Club
81
Bob Supplee, Sandy Run Country Club
81
Larry Kopec, Sakima Country Club
81
David Tritton, St. Davids Golf Club
81
Jay McMenamin, Running Deer Golf Club
81
Palmer Hossler, Loch Nairn Golf Club
81
Wayne Butz, St. Davids Golf Club
81
Richard Ogorek, Fieldstone Golf Club
82
Richard Senker, Stonewall
82
Bill Tripp, French Creek Golf Club
82
Allan Shannon, Makefield Highlands Golf Club
82
Brad Goldstein, Spring Mill Country Club
82
Brian Mulvenna, White Oaks Country Club
82
Everett Young, Sandy Run Country Club
82
George Hilley, McCall Golf & Country Club
82
John Long, Edgmont Country Club
82
Louis Degennaro, Country Club of Scranton
83
Ernest Eichenberg, III, Waynesborough Country Club
83
Mark Weinberg, Lookaway Golf Club
83
Robert Agran, Reading Country Club
84
Hal Morris, Talamore Country Club
84
Frederick Weiler, Sandy Run Country Club
84
Richard Sullivan, Old York CC at Chesterfield
85
Earl Grim, Moorestown Field Club
85
Kenny Sojka, Wyoming Valley Country Club
87
Ed Gallagher, Old York CC at Chesterfield
87
Charles Rogalla, Country Club of Scranton
88
Rob Hayes, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club
89
Dave Stouffer, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club
91
Dave Furman, Running Deer Golf Club
92
Paul Visokey, Trenton Country Club
92
David Myers, Chester Valley Golf Club
94
Bill Arent, Makefield Highlands Golf Club
DQ
Terry Radcliffe, Lancaster Country Club
NC
Thomas Freitag, Lu Lu Country Club
NS
James Rocks, Wedgwood Country Club
WD
Sean Duffy, Moselem Springs Golf Club
WD
Steve Levine, Greate Bay Country Club
WD
Richard Taylor, Jr., Philadelphia Cricket Club
WD
Murray Felzer, White Manor Country Club
WD
Samuel Pace, Jr., Philadelphia Cricket Club
WD
Frank Caterini, Wildwood Golf & Country Club
WD
George Connell, Wildwood Golf & Country Club
WD
 
Handicap Index 8-11
Name, club
Net
Gary Chlapaty, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve
68
Ed Brzezowski, Concord Country Club
70
David Kearney, Lehigh Country Club
71
Richard Genoni, Waynesborough Country Club
71
Gerald Barr, Lehigh Country Club
72
Steven Gordon, Old York CC at Chesterfield
72
Tom Cohen, Running Deer Golf Club
72
Dennis Hancock, Jericho National Golf Club
73
Joseph DeAngelis, Jericho National Golf Club
73
Bob Roche, Merion Golf Club
74
John Mellors, Jericho National Golf Club
74
Joe Ruggear, Mercer Oaks Golf Course
75
John Clough, Philadelphia Cricket Club
75
Mark McDermott, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club
75
Don Neill, Blue Bell Country Club
76
Fred Spratt, Running Deer Golf Club
76
Michael Shemeley, Links Golf Club
76
Stephen Pence, Little Mill Country Club
76
Thomas Schaible, Chester Valley Golf Club
76
Frank Dano, Meadia Heights Golf Club
77
Jack Endicott, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club
77
Jim Balaschak, Trump National Golf Club – Philadelphia
77
Jim Lloyd, Running Deer Golf Club
77
Michael McCorriston, Jericho National Golf Club
77
William McCabe, Jr., McCall Golf & Country Club
77
Bill Menseck, Penn Oaks Golf Club
78
Daniel Flynn, Sandy Run Country Club
78
Jeff Kallberg, Philadelphia Publinks GA
78
Wayne Diluigi, Running Deer Golf Club
78
Lester Michael, Lehigh Country Club
79
Vincent Kraft, Jr., Lehigh Country Club
79
Joel Wolinsky, Spring Mill Country Club
81
Richard Ogorek, Fieldstone Golf Club
82
Richard Senker, Stonewall
82
Louis Degennaro, Country Club of Scranton
83
Robert Agran, Reading Country Club
84
Kenny Sojka, Wyoming Valley Country Club
87
Charles Rogalla, Country Club of Scranton
88
James Rocks, Wedgwood Country Club
WD
Sean Duffy, Moselem Springs Golf Club
WD
Steve Levine, Greate Bay Country Club
WD

Handcap Index 12-13
Name, club
Net
Bob Abramski, Talamore Country Club
64
Gary Tiller, Talamore Country Club
65
Thomas Brennan, Blue Bell Country Club
67
Louis Graziano, The Bucks Club
68
Robert Rosenwasser, Hopewell Valley Golf Club
69
Aaron Shatzman, Meadowlands Country Club
71
Mike Schuster, Chester Valley Golf Club
71
Wilfred Carey, Country Club of Scranton
72
Arthur Hausman, Green Valley Country Club
74
Mark Pfeffer, Hidden Creek Golf Club
74
Charles Caparo, Plymouth Country Club
75
Ned Moore, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club
75
Robert Felter, Lancaster Country Club
75
Ron Mittendorf, Blue Bell Country Club
76
Ronald Hooven, Talamore Country Club
77
Joseph Koch, Jr., Lu Lu Country Club
78
Les Runkewich, Medford Village Country Club
78
Mark Sokoloff, Spring Mill Country Club
78
Dr. Ronald Zweibaum, Little Mill Country Club
79
John Prestwood, St. Davids Golf Club
79
Richard Turner, Edgmont Country Club
79
Francis Sbandi, Esq., Edgmont Country Club
80
Jack Gallagher, Pine Valley Golf Club
80
Vincent Torno, McCall Golf & Country Club
80
Bob Supplee, Sandy Run Country Club
81
Larry Kopec, Sakima Country Club
81
Bill Tripp, French Creek Golf Club
82
Hal Morris, Talamore Country Club
84
Richard Sullivan, Old York CC at Chesterfield
85
Richard Taylor, Jr., Philadelphia Cricket Club
WD
Thomas Freitag, Lu Lu Country Club
NS
 
Handicap Index 14-17
Name, club
Net
Francis Tan, Medford Lakes Country Club
68
Spike McKeeta, Chester Valley Golf Club
71
Jim Sheppard, Makefield Highlands Golf Club
72
Rick Ames, Philadelphia Publinks GA
72
Scott Ryan, Llanerch Country Club
72
Frank Hanna, Sandy Run Country Club
74
John O’Rourke, McCall Golf & Country Club
74
Frank Setzman, Edgmont Country Club
75
Robert Jenkins, Spring Ford Country Club
75
Scott Dichter, Meadia Heights Golf Club
75
Louis Siesser, Jericho National Golf Club
76
Carmen Caruso, Spring Ford Country Club
77
Ray Klein, Five Ponds Golf Club
78
Vito Caracappa, Golf Course at Glen Mills
79
William Jones, McCall Golf & Country Club
79
Kyran Connelly, Makefield Highlands Golf Club
80
David Tritton, St. Davids Golf Club
81
Jay McMenamin, Running Deer Golf Club
81
Palmer Hossler, Loch Nairn Golf Club
81
Wayne Butz, St. Davids Golf Club
81
Allan Shannon, Makefield Highlands Golf Club
82
Brad Goldstein, Spring Mill Country Club
82
Ernest Eichenberg, III, Waynesborough Country Club
83
Mark Weinberg, Lookaway Golf Club
83
Frederick Weiler, Sandy Run Country Club
84
Ed Gallagher, Old York CC at Chesterfield
87
Dave Stouffer, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club
91
Dave Furman, Running Deer Golf Club
92
David Myers, Chester Valley Golf Club
94
Murray Felzer, White Manor Country Club
WD
Samuel Pace, Jr., Philadelphia Cricket Club
WD
 
Handicap Index 18 and over
Name, club
Net
Ed Rogers, Concord Country Club
69
William Rosen, Downingtown Country Club
71
E. Gerald Hurst, Jr., Lookaway Golf Club
72
Edward Osciak, Jr., Loch Nairn Golf Club
72
John Kyle, Edgmont Country Club
72
Rick Coroniti, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve
72
Carmen Finore, Saucon Valley Country Club
73
Richard Corbin, Moorestown Field Club
73
Bob Barron, Medford Lakes Country Club
74
James Leonard, Chester Valley Golf Club
74
Robert Murray, McCall Golf & Country Club
74
Brendan Kearney, Sandy Run Country Club
75
Leo Argeros, Sandy Run Country Club
76
Luke Pape, Torresdale-Frankford Country Club
76
Jerry Owens, Flourtown Country Club
77
John Connelly, Sandy Run Country Club
78
Brian Cassano, Little Mill Country Club
79
John Carr, Jericho National Golf Club
79
Bruce Heugel, Lehigh Country Club
80
Brian Mulvenna, White Oaks Country Club
82
Everett Young, Sandy Run Country Club
82
George Hilley, McCall Golf & Country Club
82
John Long, Edgmont Country Club
82
Earl Grim, Moorestown Field Club
85
Rob Hayes, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club
89
Paul Visokey, Trenton Country Club
92
Bill Arent, Makefield Highlands Golf Club
DQ
Frank Caterini, Wildwood Golf & Country Club
WD
George Connell, Wildwood Golf & Country Club
WD
Terry Radcliffe, Lancaster Country Club
NC