Archive for the ‘Apawamis Club’ Category

Eight Is Great: Dupont Tourney Still a Blast

August 4, 2011

Familiar faces returned for the Invitational

Although the temperatures didn’t quite reach triple digits as in 2010, the mixed doubles team of Heather Sweeney and Jake Wilson was more than happy to take the victory plunge into the Apawamis Club pool July 9. The duo won the eighth annual Alana Dupont Invitational tournament, with over 50 friends, family, and club members on hand for the always-enjoyable affair.

Heather Sweeney and Jake Wilson take the ceremonial dip

Photos by Marilyn Gerrish

Apawamis Club Crowns their “Frozen” Four Paddle Champions

February 10, 2011

Tournament winners Mary Jo Razook and Jeryl Malloy with finalists Shawn Steers and Mary Bouton.

Rich Aube and Mark Parsons defeated Mark McEnroe, the brother of tennis great John, and Tommy Holmes in the paddle finals.

Everyone knows paddle tennis players have no fear when it comes to frosty weather. Apawamis Club held their member/guest tournament on two chilly days in late January, with Mary Jo Razook and Jeryl Malloy winning on the women’s side, and Rich Aube and Mark Parsons taking the men’s bracket.

Matt Casey Wins Sixth Apawamis Club Championship

September 21, 2010

Matt Casey with his wife Elizabeth, son Graham, and father Don

Matt Casey and Dana Pike delivered an all-time classic finale at the Apawamis Club Men’s Championship September 5, ultimately needing a one-hole playoff to determine a winner. In the end it was Casey who pulled out the victory, scoring par on the 37th and final hole to secure his sixth club championship.

Brothers Tod and Dana Pike

The semifinals were not without drama either, as Pike eked out a 1-up victory over his eight-time champion older brother, Tod, to advance to the championship round.

Who Says Practice Makes Perfect?

September 21, 2010

Lisa Murphy

After letting her clubs collect dust for two years, Lisa “Ace” Murphy decided to lace up the old golf shoes and hit the links at Apawamis Club earlier this month. The rust on her game was noticeable through the first nine (she shot a 58), but Murphy was determined to turn it around. So she kicked off her shoes and finished the course barefoot.

The new strategy paid off and then some, as Murphy bagged her first-ever hole-in-one on the 175-yard par three 16th hole. All in all she improved her score by 15 strokes on the back nine, and everyone at the club celebrated afterwards by having a drink on “Ace”.

Dupont Invitational a Smash Hit for Apawamis Club

July 29, 2010

Squash pro Peter Briggs hosted the Alana Dupont Invitational July 24 as over 60 friends, family and club members descended upon Apawamis for the seventh annual tennis tournament. The competition raged on throughout the day, culminating in a ceremonial – and much-needed – plunge in the pool with temperatures approaching 100 degrees.

Eighth Wonder of Apawamis

September 24, 2009
Todd Pike

Todd Pike

Todd Pike won the Apawamis Men’s Golf Championship over Labor Day weekend, besting runner-up Lee Paton 2 & 1 over 36 holes. It was Pike’s eighth time capturing the event, a truly astounding feat for the local golfer.

Happy days are here again

September 21, 2009

For the second consecutive year at Apawamis, golfer Happy Daily brought home the first place trophy from the Ladies Club Championship held August 22-23.

Runner-up with Happy Daily

Runner-up Jenny Gallagher with Happy Daily

Daily edged runner-up Jenny Gallagher 3 and 2 for the win at the rain-soaked event.