By Rick Colvin
Team Marshwood registered its first win in the 2021 Bouchillon-Ambrose Cup competition held April 8 on the Marshwood course, beating Palmetto 7 to 3.5 in a modified alternate shot format; the Marshwood victory, the first in four tries, dropped Palmetto to second in the standings, behind Deer Creek, which beat Oakridge 8.25 to 4.
Currently, Deer Creek has three wins followed by Oakridge and Palmetto with two and Marshwood with one.
A highlight for the Marshwood team was the comeback by Mike Morris and Don Snyder to beat Bill Tomassini and Bud Equi 2 and 1 in the alternate shot format. Tomassini and Equi won the first four holes and Morris acknowledged that he was almost ready to call it a day. But the team’s fortunes changed after Snyder sank a 15-foot putt for a birdie on the par-5 5th to cut the lead to three. Another lengthy Snyder putt on the short par 4 17th put the pair two up with one hole left. . “It took grit, fortitude, and persistence,” Snyder said.
The pairing of Ted Bumsted and David Seeley contributed another Marshwood point, winning five straight holes to overcome a three-hole deficit to win 2 and 1 over Gary Howard and Ken May.
Matt Amman added another quarter-point for Marshwood by scoring 39 points in the Stableford-scored overflow group.
Steve Voss salvaged a point for the Palmetto team, sinking a 6-footer on the last hole to give him and Eric Rosenstock a win over Rick Cricenti and Dan Malachuk.
The next B-A Cup match will be May 20, when 1st-place Deer Creek will take on 2nd-place Palmetto and 2nd-place Oakridge will meet 4th-place Marshwood.
Tim Forbes and his wife, Suzy, moved to The Landings from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan in October of 2018 and recently joined the LMGA. Tim retired after 45 years in the automotive components and systems business working for General Motors and Delphi. They couple spent more of their leisure time in Michigan sailing on the Great Lakes rather than golfing but are now playing more often. Asked to name his favorite golfer, Tim said he doesn’t have one yet but said he was impressed with the “nerves of steel and laser-like precision” of Will Zalatoris in this year’s Master’s tournament.
Russ and MaryAnne Harrison first moved to The Landings in 2016 from Orange County, California but the summer heat sent them back West; They recently sold the house they had bought back then and bought another and moved back and Russ joined the LMGA. They still plan to spend summers on the West Coast. Asked if he’d ever encountered any famous golfers, Russ said he once met Gary Player and that he has always liked Phil Mickelson.
Bud Equi played with the LMGA for the first time. Welcome!
All male members of The Landings Club are eligible to join the Landings Mens Golf Assn. The LMGA sponsors weekly competitions as well as the Bouchillon-Ambrose Cup, a yearlong competition among four teams named after the four Landings clubhouses. Members can play as often or as infrequently as they like.