Saturday, July 25, 2015

Sunday Morning Tee Times

Championship Flight
Temple-Lyford vs. Choukas-Hayes, 7:50 tee 1
MacDonald-MacDonald vs. Obar-Vielleux, 8:00 tee 1

First Flight
Pollard-Brunone vs. Jankowski-Jankowski, 7:20 tee 1
Jn Keane-M. Keane vs. Gage-Doyle, 7:30 tee 1

Second Flight
Taylor-Taylor vs. Wolter-Mulviell 7:00 tee 1
Hughes-Clark vs. Downes-McGuire, 7:10 tee 1

Third Flight
Scanlon-Dunworth vs. Sinclair-Robblee, 8:10 tee 1
Sullivan-Jm Keane vs. Carr-Dupree, 8:20 tee 1

Consolation Matches
Championship Flight
Kelly-Becker vs. Viger-Wood, 7:50 tee 10
Cable-Cable vs. Wiliamson-King, 8:00 tee 10

First Flight
Harvey-Lincoln vs. Fittro-Hartford, 7:20 tee 10
Mullen-Mullen vs. Donnelly-Hazard, 7:30 tee 10

Second Flight
Colligan-Colligan vs. Demment-Demment, 7:00 tee 10
Th Keane-K Keane vs. Yukica-Yukica, 7:10 tee 10

Third Flight
Hall-Pyer vs. Whitman-Whitman, 8:10 tee 10
Winslow-Mellow vs. Loohuis-Loohuis, 8:20 tee 10

All tee times unofficial.


TKI Win An Enduring Memory

HANOVER – On a day when a wave of Upper Valley golfers swept into the 40th Tommy Keane Invitational semifinals arguably the finest golfer to come out of an area high school reflected on what the event has meant to him.

Lebanon grad Rich Parker teed it up in the 1990 U.S. Open at Medinah and Senior Open, cashed a check at the PGA Tour’s Bank of Boston Classic, challenged for his card at “Q School,”  won the Trinidad Open to earn a spot in the Gene Sarazen World Open, took the Hogan Tour’s 1991 Boise Open to a playoff, hung with Ernie Els on the South African Tour as a young gun and won just about everything you can around New England.

All that, and winning the 1981 Tommy Keane Invitational remains one of his most cherished golf memories.

Parker told the dinner crowd at the TKI as much Friday night. He reiterated those feelings after walking a few holes watching old friends and new faces Saturday afternoon.

“This a very special tournament,” said Parker, who teamed with Laffy Lahaye to win the seventh TKI in 1981 after his freshman year at Plymouth State. “You think of all the names. (Don) Beckwith. (Will) Volz. (Don) Folsom. (John) Donnelly. (Art) Bemis. (Jerry Daly). Those are some great names and the list goes on and on.”

Parker won just one TKI title, but it is still talked about and remembered warmly by the Dartmouth men’s golf coach.

“Golf is an individual sport and you don’t get to win a lot with your buddies,” he said. “We didn’t win a lot in college, hardly ever actually. So that was an unbelievable win for me and Laf. Even for the friendship it was so cool.”

Legend has it that Lahaye helped the future pro on just one hole per round. While he didn’t dispute the story Parker appreciated Lahaye’s contribution to the cause.

“He helped every 18,” said Parker with a laugh. “I know he birdied 14 against Gibson and Goodrow. I don’t remember what he did against Bemis and Donnelly but he did something. And then in the championship match he pitched in with a 7-iron over the humps on 17. The place went berserk.”

Parker wrapped up his remarks Friday night with a touching acknowledgement of what Tommy Keane – the son of the former Hanover pro – has meant to him. The two shared a few moments under the tent Saturday.

“I’ve had a wonderful relationship with TK,” said Parker of the octogenarian who is dealing with health issues. “He’s always been great to me.

“I hadn’t seen him in a while so I’m glad I had a chance to see him out here. He’s a great man.”

SATURDAY ROUNDUP
The Championship flight went according to form Saturday as the 1, 2, 3 and 4 seeds advanced to Sunday’s all-Upper Valley semifinals.

Former Hartford teammates Zach Temple and Mak Lyford posted a 4&3 win in their morning match and then took a 3&1 win over onetime Hanover and Providence College player Dean Cashman and Chris Hynes.

Awaiting Temple and Lyford are young turks Nate Choukas and Benny Hayes, another pair of Hanover High collegians who lived up to their fourth seed by winning their morning match, 2&1, and following with a 1-up win over Henry and Jim McGannon.

On the other side of the bracket defending champions Shane and Nick MacDonald of Lebanon took a pair of 4&3 wins, the second against Scott Peters and Andy Hydorn.

The second-seeded MacDonalds will play third-seeded Jake Obar and Bill Vielleux. The former standout athletes at Hartford won their morning match 1 up and then needed 19 holes to outlast Chris Taylor and Patrick Norden to set up the showdown with the MacDonalds.

Saturday Night Brackets

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7 PM Update

This will be the final hourly update until everyone is in and the newspaper is taken care of so check back later tonight for full brackets and a short story.




6 PM Update

A few more scores . . .







5 PM Update

Scores continue to trickle in, trickle being the operative word ;-)

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4 PM Update

Just one new match to report, a win by Bob Wortmann and Chet Oddis in 23 holes over Joe and Mike Yukica in the second flight. Added a couple of more scores in the same flight.

Hopefully more at 5 . . .


3 PM Updates

Not much in the way of new scores. Things should start popping at 4.



2 PM Update





1 PM Update

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Noon Update

The only result that have been posted are from the third flight, which is just about complete. More at 1 p.m. 

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Match Play Begins

There were off at 7 this morning in a typical summer river fog here in Hanover. It's going to be a long  day. Check back for updated brackets hourly beginning at noon.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Here A Keane, There A Keane, Everywhere You Look . . .

Tommy Keane sharing a moment with President Dwight Eisenhower, himself an avid golfer.
HANOVER – It’s challenging enough for those with the last name Keane to keep it all straight.

Good luck to everyone else playing in the Tommy Keane Invitational golf tournament who tries to sort out the family tree sprouting from the namesake of the celebrated Hanover Country Club event, which kicked off its 40th renewal Friday.

“It’s a pretty good tree with a lot of limbs,” Karen (Keane) Campbell of Hartford said with a laugh. “Tommy had six children, who then had their children, and then they had their kids.”

To Campbell’s credit, she has a pretty good handle on the various branches of a family tree that
produced seven competitors with the surname Keane this year. And a total of 13 players who trace their lineage back to the legendary Dartmouth golf coach who headed up the Big Green program and served as the Hanover Country Club pro from 1922 until 1966.

“I may not know all of them well because of the age differences,” Campbell said of the relatives teeing it up in the three-day event, “but I certainly know them.”

The granddaughter of Tommy Keane will stop by the club this weekend to spend time with a lot of relatives she knows a little, and few she knows a lot. Son Evan teamed up with her brother-in-law Stuart Williams last year. This year son Dan is playing with Williams, husband of Campbell’s sister.

Got all that? If you are starting to get confused, relax. Even some of the extended Keane family admit this is a Sudoku puzzle that can be a little difficult to figure out.

“We often laugh about it,” said Christian Mock of Colchester, Vt. “I play with my brother and our cousins. We joke that we’re related somehow to everybody who plays, but we just don’t know it.

“We played with someone on Sunday last year – my cousin Lars (Whitman) and I – after both of our partners left. I think he was like my dad’s cousin’s ex-husband. It was like, ‘Holy cow. Really?’ ”

Mock and his brother Justin’s branch of the family is straighter than that. They are great grandsons of the golf pro who several generations of family members recall fondly as Pepe.

Mock grew up watching his father play in the Keane with his grandfather – Tommy’s son-in-law. After his grandfather passed away, his father Peter Mock teamed up with Justin.

“Then when my dad passed away about five years ago my brother asked me to play,” said Mock, whose experience in golf had been pretty much limited to the kind with windmills and clowns. “We play with our cousins, the Whitmans (Lars and Marc). Being the newest to the game but the oldest they take me under their wing and give me encouragement, which just really strengthens those family bonds.”

Those bonds trace back to Tommy, the son of Irish immigrants who grew up in Arlington, Mass., who once caddied for famed golfer Francis Ouimet, and as Dartmouth pro played a round with President Dwight Eisenhower.

Brian Atchinson won’t be on the course or trading good-natured barbs with relatives on the Hanover Country Club porch this weekend but, pardon the pun, he will have a Keane interest in the goings on. As a boy growing up near Springfield, Mass., he spent every summer from age 8 to 16 to living with his grandparents, bunking in a room attached to the barn at their house in West Lebanon.

Like his cousins, the suburban Washington, D.C.  attorney spent a lot of time caddying and shagging balls at Tommy Keane’s lessons. He understood at a young age that his Pepe was someone special, and thinks the tournament that carries his name is a fitting way to honor him.

“It is tremendously gratifying that my grandfather’s legacy lives on this way,” Atchinson said. “He touched and inspired a lot of people. My middle name is Keane and I am extremely proud of that legacy.”

Vying for the long-distance award this weekend is Kevin Keane, a New Hampshire native now living in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

“It is an event I have looked forward to every year since I was probably 5- or 6-years-old,” said the ski coach/kayak instructor who is a brother, son, grandson and great-grandson of men named Tommy Keane. “We always went to it as kids growing up and would run around the course or hunt balls. I have missed it the last two years I think, so I decided with it being the 40th anniversary I couldn’t pass it up.

“It’s about a lot of guys who have known each other for many years,” he added. “It’s nice to get together with everybody around the same time of year for the same reason. They love the game of golf but more importantly, they love hanging out together. The tournament is almost it’s own family.”

Jim Keane, Kevin’s uncle and one of Tommy’s grandsons if you happen to be keeping score, feels the same way about a weekend when everyone who plays is, at the very least, an honorary Keane.

“It’s like a big family reunion,” he said. “You see a lot of the same people, year after year. Not just our family but people like Fred Kelley and Seaver Peters, who have been very involved right from the beginning of the tournament, and who played golf all the time with my grandfather.

“The tournament and our family have really appreciated their help and the support the College, Hanover Country Club, and its staff have given us. Everybody really looks forward to it, but without the College and the club members accommodating us it wouldn’t be possible.”

FRIDAY QUALIFYING

Castletown State standout Zach Temple and former Hartford High School teammate Mak Lyford were medalists Friday, carding seven birdies and an eagle on 15 to post a 6-under 65.

The father-son team of Shane and Nick MacDonald of Lebanon posted a 66 in defense of the title they won last year, while Hartford products Jake Obar and Billy Vielleux were next at 67.

A logjam at 71 sent six teams back to the 18th tee to play for the final spot in the 16-team championship flight. A couple of tee balls in the gully dropped Don Weisberger and Mike Kelley out of the championship flight, but it hardly put a damper on the day for Kelley, who had a hole-in-one on No. 14.

Play continues all day Saturday with the teams that advance playing the semifinals and finals in four flights Sunday.


Keane Scene

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Tom Keane gives an emotional speech to the porch and tent.
Host pro Alex Kirk says a few words.
Dartmouth golf coach and former touring pro Rich Parker tells the crowd his TKI championship was one of the special moments of his career in a speech that included warm memories of Tom Keane, Tommy's son.

The six-team playoff made for a crowded hole.

The gallery on 18 cheered good putts and had fun with the others during the playoff.

The first page of the scoreboard shows off assistant pro Alex Hume's calligraphy skills.
Yummy.


Third Flight

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Second Flight

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First Flight

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Championship Bracket

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More to come.


Final Qualifying Scores

Qualifying Scores (Brackets to come)

65 Zach Temple-Mak Lyford
66 Shane MacDonald-Nick MacDonald
67 Jake Obar-Bill Vielleux
68 Henry McGannon-Jim McGannon
68 Nate Choukas-Benny Hayes
69 Mitch Cable-Jeff Cable
69 Chris Taylor-Patrick Norden
70 Dean Cashman-Chris Hynes
70 Tyler Kelly-Todd Becker
70 Scott Peters-Andy Hydorn
70 Doug Williamson-Jeff King
71 Mike Pollard-Doug Daniels
71 Jeff Lazerowich-Alex Lazerowich
71 Ben Peters-Tom Peters
71 Torrey Viger-Matt Wood
71 Peter Robitaille-Tyler Hosser
71 Don Weisberger-Mike Kelley
72 Bob Brownell-Kris Robbins
72 Taylor Fittro-Adam Hartford
72 Dan Campbell-Nick Trottier
72 Robbie Brown-Luke McLaughry
73 Zach Pollard-Jimmy Brunone
73 Jonathan Keane-Matt Keane
73 John Donnelly-Rowley Hazard
73 Aaron Mullen-Jay Mullen
73 Jay Harvey-Chris Lincoln
74 Dan Peraza-Toby Jasmin
74 Jonathan Vincent-Will Vincent
74 Ethan Gage-Brendan Doyle
74 Chris Keane-Dillon Sass
74 Andrew Jankowski-Jim Jankowski
75 Chris House-Ryan Fay
77 Kevin Appleton-Dave Doyle
77 Mike Kenney-Denis McCarthy
77 Joe Yukica-Mike Yukica
77 Kevin Johnston-Tom Keane
77 Shane Wolter-Travis Mulvihill
78 Breck Taylor-Zach Taylor
78 Matt Lane-Gary Smith
78 Thomas Keane-Kevin Keane
79 Rick Hughes-Chris Clark
79 Paul Colligan-Patrick Colligan
80 Kevin Sullivan-Jim Keane
80 Tag Demment-Roger Demment
80 Bill Downes-Peter McGuire
80 John Scanlon-Don Dunworth
80 Ryan Bergeron-Cody Dodds
80 Dom Candido-Brian Tracy
80 Bob Wortmann-Chet Oddis
80 Mark McCaddin-Rick Wetmore
81 Charlie Carr-Tom Dupree
81 Scott Sinclair-Joe Roblee
83 Craig McGuire-Michael Sullivan
83 Ryan Lohuis-Patrick Lohuis
83 Tim Winslow-Andy Mellow
83 Dan Fitzgerald-Bob Jacobs
84 Terry Hall-Jim Pyer
86 Keith Pattison-Rick Higgerson
89 Dave Cioffi-John Manchester
90 Patrick Norton-Alex Robinson
93 Lars Whitman-Marc Whitman
94 Jeff Graham-Cam Brown
96 Stuart Williams-Matt Healey
97 Christian Mock-Justin Mock

6 p.m. Update

Scores in a bit. First – six teams at are on the 18th tee playing for five spots in the championship flight. More once the dust settles.

5 p.m. Update

Just a handful of tee times left on the course. Will the 71s march?

65 Zach Temple-Mak Lyford
66 Shane MacDonald-Nick MacDonald
67 Jake Obar-Bill Vielleux
68 Henry McGannon-Jim McGannon
68 Nate Choukas-Benny Hayes
69 Chris Taylor-Patrick Norden
70 Tyler Kelly-Todd Becker
70 Scott Peters-Andy Hydorn
70 Doug Williamson-Jeff King
71 Jeff Lazerowich-Alex Lazerowich
71 Ben Peters-Tom Peters
71 Torrey Viger-Matt Wood
71 Peter Robitaille-Tyler Hosser
71 Don Weisberger-Mike Kelley
72 Taylor Fittro-Adam Hartford
72 Dan Campbell-Nick Trottier
72 Robbie Brown-Luke McLaughry
73 Zach Pollard-Jimmy Brunone
73 Jonathan Keane-Matt Keane
73 John Donnelly-Rowley Hazard
73 Aaron Mullen-Jay Mullen
73 Jay Harvey-Chris Lincoln
74 Ethan Gage-Brendan Doyle
74 Chris Keane-Dillon Sass
74 Andrew Jankowski-Jim Jankowski
75 Chris House-Ryan Fay
77 Mike Kenney-Denis McCarthy
77 Joe Yukica-Mike Yukica
77 Kevin Johnston-Tom Keane
77 Shane Wolter-Travis Mulvihill
78 Matt Lane-Gary Smith
78 Thomas Keane-Kevin Keane
79 Rick Hughes-Chris Clark
79 Paul Colligan-Patrick Colligan
80 Bill Downes-Peter McGuire
80 John Scanlon-Don Dunworth
80 Ryan Bergeron-Cody Dodds
80 Dom Candido-Brian Tracy
80 Bob Wortmann-Chet Oddis
80 Mark McCaddin-Rick Wetmore
81 Charlie Carr-Tom Dupree
81 Scott Sinclair-Joe Roblee
83 Criag Maguire-Michael Sullivan
83 Ryan Lohuis-Patrick Lohuis
83 Tim Winslow-Andy Mellow
83 Dan Fitzgerald-Bob Jacobs
84 Terry Hall-Jim Pyer
90 Patrick Norton-Alex Robinson
93 Lars Whitman-Marc Whitman
96 Stuart Williams-Matt Healey
97 Christian Mock-Justin Mock

4 p.m. Update

65 Zach Temple-Mak Lyford
67 Jake Obar-Bill Vielleux
68 Henry McGannon-Jim McGannon
68 Nate Choukas-Benny Hayes
69 Chris Taylor-Patrick Norden
70 Tyler Kelly-Todd Becker
70 Scott Peters-Andy Hydorn
70 Doug Williamson-Jeff King
71 Jeff Lazerowich-Alex Lazerowich
71 Ben Peters-Tom Peters
71 Torrey Viger-Matt Wood
71 Peter Robitaille-Tyler Hosser
71 Don Weisberger-Mike Kelley
72 Dan Campbell-Nick Trottier
72 Robbie Brown-Luke McLaughry
73 Jonathan Keane-Matt Keane
73 John Donnelly-Rowley Hazard
73 Aaron Mullen-Jay Mullen
73 Jay Harvey-Chris Lincoln
74 Chris Keane-Dillon Sass
74 Andrew Jankowski-Jim Jankowski
75 Chris House-Ryan Fay
77 Joe Yukica-Mike Yukica
77 Kevin Johnston-Tom Keane
77 Shane Wolter-Travis Mulvihill
78 Thomas Keane-Kevin Keane
79 Paul Colligan-Patrick Colligan
80 Dom Candido-Brian Tracy
80 Bob Wortmann-Chet Oddis
80 Mark McCaddin-Rick Wetmore
81 Scott Sinclair-Joe Roblee
83 Criag Maguire-Michael Sullivan
83 Ryan Lohuis-Patrick Lohuis
83 Tim Winslow-Andy Mellow
83 Dan Fitzgerald-Bob Jacobs
84 Terry Hall-Jim Pyer
90 Patrick Norton-Alex Robinson
93 Lars Whitman-Marc Whitman
96 Stuart Williams-Matt Healey
97 Christian Mock-Justin Mock

3 p.m. Update With A Hole In One

Mike Kelley aced No. 14 to help his team shoot 71.

65 Zach Temple-Mak Lyford
67 Jake Obar-Bill Vielleux
68 Henry McGannon-Jim McGannon
68 Nate Choukas-Benny Hayes
70 Scott Peters-Andy Hydorn
70 Doug Williamson-Jeff King
71 Ben Peters-Tom Peters
71 Torrey Viger-Matt Wood
71 Peter Robitaille-Tyler Hosser
71 Don Weisberger-Mike Kelley
72 Robbie Brown-Luke McLaughry
73 John Donnelly-Rowley Hazard
73 Aaron Mullen-Jay Mullen
73 Jay Harvey-Chris Lincoln
74 Andrew Jankowski-Jim Jankowski
75 Chris House-Ryan Fay
77 Shane Wolter-Travis Mulvihill
79 Paul Colligan-Patrick Colligan
80 Dom Candido-Brian Tracy
80 Bob Wortmann-Chet Oddis
80 Mark McCaddin-Rick Wetmore
81 Scott Sinclair-Joe Roblee
83 Tim Winslow-Andy Mellow
83 Dan Fitzgerald-Bob Jacobs
84 Terry Hall-Jim Pyer
90 Patrick Norton-Alex Robinson
93 Lars Whitman-Marc Whitman
97 Christian Mock-Justin Mock

2 p.m. Update

The team of Zach Temple and Mak Lyford throws down the gauntlet . . .

65 Zach Temple-Mak Lyford
67 Jake Obar-Bill Vielleux
68 Henry McGannon-Jim McGannon
68 Nate Choukas-Benny Hayes
70 Scott Peters-Andy Hydorn
70 Doug Williamson-Jeff King
71 Ben Peters-Tom Peters
71 Torrey Viger-Matt Wood
71 Peter Robitaille-Tyler Hosser
72 Robbie Brown-Luke McLaughry
73 John Donnelly-Rowley Hazard
73 Aaron Mullen-Jay Mullen
74 Andrew Jankowski-Jim Jankowski
75 Chris House-Ryan Fay
77 Shane Wolter-Travis Mulvihill
83 Tim Winslow-Andy Mellow

Check back at 3 p.m.

1 p.m. Update

67 Jake Obar-Bill Vielleux
68 Henry McGannon-Jim McGannon
70 Scott Peters-Andy Hydorn
70 Doug Williamson-Jeff King
71 Ben Peters-Tom Peters
71 Torrey Viger-Matt Wood
73 John Donnelly-Rowley Hazard
74 Andrew Jankowski-Jim Jankowski
75 Chris House-Ryan Fay
77 Shane Wolter-Travis Mulvihill
83 Tim Winslow-Andy Mello

First Groups In

The first two groups have posted scores and while they weren't playing a match, they kinda were. Sorta.

Scott Peters and Andy Hydorn shot 70 to edge Scott's sons Ben and Tom, who were a shot behind their father's team at 71 – with a putt to tie on 18 that didn't fall.

More at 1 p.m.

And They Are Off

It's a cool morning with patchy skies as the early groups head off. Check back at 11 when the first groups will be in -- if they play at their usual speed. Otherwise updates will begin hourly starting at noon.

Here's former Dartmouth Director of Athletics Seaver Peters announcing one group, a la Ivor Robson:

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40th Tommy Keane Tees Off


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HANOVER – When it comes to the Tommy Keane Invitational golf tournament at Hanover Country Club, what is old is new again.

The 40th renewal of the event that begins with stroke play qualifying Friday and continues with match play Saturday and Sunday is going strong with an influx of younger players.

“It’s bittersweet that some of the people who have played in the event forever are no longer playing,” said Scott Peters, who helps run the tournament, “but there are a lot of young guys who are playing in it for the first or second or third time. They very much look forward to it and put it on their calendar as one of their favorite weekends of the summer.”

Alex Kirk, head professional at Hanover, has been impressed by the renewed interest in the tournament, which features 64 two-man teams sprinkled over four 16-team flights.

“The tournament has been infused with a lot of new energy the last few years,” Kirk said. “This is the most teams we’ve had in my 10 years here, and the field filled out the fastest.”

The tournament, which debuted in 1975, honors Tommy Keane, the Dartmouth golf coach and head pro at Hanover Country Club from 1922-1966. Keane posted a record of 305-176-5 at Dartmouth,
winning the 1934 New England Championship and the 1941 Eastern Intercollegiate Tournament.

“The format is very unique,” said Kirk. “It’s two-man match play with no strokes and no handicaps. It’s just straight golf. With the 18 holes of qualifying your capabilities will usually put you in the right flight, so it’s a very fair competition.

“Whether you are in the championship flight making birdies all day or you are in the fourth flight winning some holes with pars, you are having fun. There will be a wide range of abilities out there and you don’t have to be a scratch golfer to enjoy playing. Some of the higher-handicap golfers might actually enjoy themselves even more than the scratch players.”

Over his decade at Hanover, Kirk has comes to appreciate that the long weekend, which he calls the highlight of the summer at the club, is about more than just golf, with players returning to the Tommy Keane over the years from as far away as Florida and California.

“What is great about it is the camaraderie and the banter between groups, as much as the competition,” Kirk said. “This is the one weekend of the year that some of these guys get together. It’s always good to see people come back, even if it’s just for one weekend of the year, and there are always a lot of funny stories.”

Not to mention some pretty good golf, and some pretty good players.

Former Dartmouth All-American Jerry Daly teamed up with Jim Burnett to win the inaugural Keane in 1975 and was back the next year to win it with Jay Leonard.

Lebanon’s Rich Parker, a former touring pro and now the Dartmouth men’s golf coach, won it while still an amateur in 1981 with Laffy Lahaye.

Peter Williamson, on his way to an eventual top-10 world amateur ranking, won with his father Doug in 2008 and former University of Hartford standout Nick MacDonald has played on the winning team three times in the past five years, twice with his father Shane.

Tommy Keane entrants this year will be both challenged and rewarded by what they discover at Hanover Country Club.

They will be challenged with greens that are faster – but smoother – than they’ve been in recent years.

“The greens are in great shape,” said Kirk. “The are using a roller on them and they are rolling really well. Hopefully it comes down to being a putting contest.”

The Keane field will also benefit from work that has been done on Hanover’s first and second holes. Returnees will be greeted by a new stone wall and landing area designed to address the swampy area down the left side of the second fairway.

“I think the wall makes the player have to be a little more strategic, but I think for even the mid-level player it is going to give a flatter lie and an easier shot to hit to the green,” said Kirk. “There were some drainage issues and cart paths that affected play and with the support of the school and the patience of the membership they’ve gotten the attention they needed.

“We had to be patient while the work was getting done, but the commitment to the club is a very positive sign for Hanover Country Club.”

And for the reenergized Tommy Keane Invitational.

The new wall on No. 2. Click to enlarge.


Thursday, July 23, 2015

On Tap Friday

Registration at Hanover Country Club begins at 7 a.m. First group off at 7:30.

Tee Times (unofficial and subject to change)

7:30  Scott Peters-Andy Hydorn
7:30  Ben Peters-Tom Peters
7:40  John Donnelly-Rowley Hazard
7:40  Tim Winslow-Andy Mellow
7:50  Andrew Jankowski-Jim Jankowski
7:50  Henry McGannon-Jim McGannon
8:00  Doug Williamson-Jeff King
8:00  Torrey Viger-Matt Wood
8:10  Nate Choukas-Benny Hayes
8:10  Shane Wolter-Travis Mulvihill
8:20  Peter Robitaille-Tyler Hosser
8:20  Robbie Brown-Luke McLaughry
8:30  Jake Obar-Bill Vielleux
8:30  Chris House-Ryan Fay
8:40  Lars Whitman-Marc Whitman
8:40  Christian Mock-Justin Mock
9:00  Aaron Mullen-Jay Mullen
9:00  Zach Temple-Mark Lyford
9:10  Terry Hall-Jim Pyer
9:10   Dom Candido-Brian Tracy
9:20  Jay Harvey-Chris Lincoln
9:20  Dan Fitzgerald-Bob Jacobs
9:30  Don Weisberger-Mike Kelley
9:30  Paul Colligan-Patrick Colligan
9:40  Bob Wortmann-Chet Oddis
9:40   Mark McCaddin-Rick Wetmore
9:50   Scott Sinclair-Joe Roblee
9:50   Patrick Norton-Alex Robinson
10:00 Stuart Williams-Matt Healey
10:00 Dan Campbell-Nick Trottier
10:10 Joe Yukica-Mike Yukica
10:10 Chris Taylor-Patrick Norden
10:20 Jeff Lazerowich-Alex Lazerowich
10:20 Craig Maguire-Michael Sullivan
10:30 Jonathan Keane-Matt Keane
10:30 Thomas Keane-Kevin Keane
10:40 Kevin Johnston-Tom Keane
10:40 Tyler Kelly-Todd Becker
11:00 Chris Keane-Dillon Sass
11:00 Ryan Lohuis-Patrick Lohuis
11:10 Kevin Sullivan-Jim Keane
11:10 Bill Downes-Peter McGuire
11:20 John Scanlon-Don Dunworth
11:20 Mike Kenney-Denis McCarthy
11:30 Ryan Bergeron-Cody Dodds
11:30 Matt Lane-Gary Smith
11:40 Shane MacDonald-Nick MacDonald
11:40 Charlie Carr-Tom Dupree
11:50 Taylor Fittro-Adam Hartford
11:50 Ethan Gage-Brendan Doyle
12:00 Zach Pollard-Jimmy Brunone
12:00 Rick Hughes-Chris Clark
12:10 Rob Brunell-Kris Robbins
12:10 Kevin Appleton-Dave Doyle
12:20 Keith Pattison-Rick Higgerson
12:20 Jeff Graham-Cam Brown
12:30 Tag Demment-Roger Demment
12:30 Jonathan Vincent-Will Vincent
12:40 Dave Cioffi-John Manchester
12:40 Bob Donahue-Tim McCarthy
12:50 Mike Pollard-Doug Daniels
12:50 Mitch Cable-Jeff Cable
1:00   Dan Peraza-Toby Jasmin
1:00   Dean Cashman-Chris Hynes


TKI Champion List

Previous Tommy Keane Invitational Champions

2014 – Nick MacDonald, Shane MacDonald
2013 -- Tyler Silver & Zach Pollard
2012 -- Nick MacDonald, DJ Lantz
2011 -- Dean Cashman, Chris Hynes
2010 -- Shane MacDonald, Nick MacDonald
2009 -- Shane MacDonald, Andy Hydorm
2008 -- Peter Williamson, Doug Williamson
2007 -- Joe King, Sean Lacey
2006 -- Jake Obar, Rex Whitney
2005 -- Matt Uretsky, Chaki Kobayashi
2004 -- Bart Whitney, Rex Whitney
2003 -- Scott Peters, Mike Peters
2002 -- Co-champs: Scott Peters, Mike Peters; Shane MacDonald, Andy Hydorn
2001 -- Course closed for renovation
2000 -- Scott Peters, Mike Peters
1999 -- Brian Doyle, Craig Steckowych
1998 -- Brian Doyle, Craig Steckowych
1997 -- Brian Doyle, Craig Steckowych
1996 -- Sam Brackett, Charlie Carr
1995 -- Scott Peters, Mike Peters
1994 -- Scott Peters, Mike Peters
1993 -- Jerry LaPlaca, Bill Downes
1992 -- Don Folsom, Brian Doyle
1991 -- Don Folsom, Brian Doyle
1990 -- Don Folsom, Brian Doyle
1989 -- John Esterbrook, Doug Hutchinson
1988 -- Brad Griffin, Rick Woulfe
1987 -- Scott Peters, Mike Peters
1986 -- Brad Griffin, Rick Woulfe
1985 -- Dave Goldstein, Jim Woods
1984 -- Bill Salta, Dan Wilkins
1983 -- Dave Goldstein, Jim Woods
1982 -- Jerry Daly, Tom Mullany
1981 -- Rich Parker, Lafayette Lahaye
1980 -- Art Bemis, John Donnelly
1979 -- Don Beckwith, Pete Moseley
1978 -- Bill Purcell, John Wilkinson
1977 -- Art Bemis, John Donnelly
1976 -- Jerry Daly, Jay Leonard
1975 -- Jerry Daly, Jim Burnett

Monday, July 20, 2015

Here We Go Again

The Tommy Keane Invitational blog will have full coverage of the 40th renewal of the premier Four Ball Golf Tournament. Check back later in the week for tee times and more information.