June 2024 Tour of the Brookfields Golf Tournament – The Toomey-Lovett Classic

Yes, this is a golf update! For those of you awaiting the third installment of my HUZZAH! convention 2024 recap, that is indeed forthcoming (yes, more suspense…). For those wondering what that is, you can click here or here to see parts 1 and 2 of that. On to golf for now!

Our third regular season TOB event – the June 2024 Tour of the Brookfields Tournament – the Toomey Lovett Classic – was held on Saturday, June the 15th at Quail Hollow Golf and Country Club in Oakham, MA. What great weather we had that day!

We sincerely thank Jim Lovett Still Harts Cafe in North Brookfield for his longtime sponsorship of the event. This TOB always has a big turnout, and this one was no exception.

Once again, turnout was phenomenal – as was the golf. We were maxed out at 26 teams (104 players)! The field was broken up into three divisions of 9, 9, and 8 teams respectively. Scoring was excellent across the divisions.

The competition was intense. Once again we had tight scoring as you’ll see below – with two out of the three flights ending up in a playoff and one with a narrow one-stroke win. Most teams were in sight of first place. This time, there were just 2 skins – and both were eagles!

We also awarded second place this time. Please see the results table and some photos that I took following the narrative and notes below.

In the Nicklaus Flight, after 18 holes there was a two-team tie for first place at -9. The tied teams played off on the 18th hole – and the team of Chris Depasse, Mike Kularski, Jason McCarthy, and Kristin DePasse were victorious with a par to defeat the second place team of Rick Lindsten, Rick Gemme, Tony Woodman, and Lynn Morin in the first sudden death playoff hole! Congratulations to all – shooting a -9 is a really nice score.

In the Player Flight, there was a two-team playoff on three holes – 10-18-18 holes – as both teams seriously rocked the course at -11 (the best score of any division in the tournament). It came down to the third final hole in sudden death. The team of Todd Allen, Ed McLeod, John McQuaid, and George Fiske outlasted the runner-up team of Dennis Jennette, Paul Sanborn, Hoss Ford, and Greg Wypych. Rumor has it that John McQuaid made the winning putt on the final hole! Amazing golf by both teams – and kudos to both.

 Finally, in the Palmer Flight, we had another very close competition that came down to just one stroke. The team that triumphed with that one-stroke win was the foursome of Jim Wilson, Tom Savage, Ken Burnham, and Barbara Orszulak with a great run of -10. Outstanding! One stroke behind them was team of Tom Orszulak, Mark A. Morin (yup me), Dylan Allen, and Tim Nason, Jr. at -9 (if only I had made a couple putts…). But seriously, hearty congratulations to the winners!

There were only three skins – all Eagles on holes #1 and per the chart below.

Lastly – the closest to the pin on hole was won by Ryan Toomey (7′ 0″).

Now for the results table. The results – and some photos I took – are below – and click on any of the photos for a bigger image. Congrats again to the winners!

2024 Toomey-Lovett Classic Results

A happy couple! Your author and my beautiful wife Lynn!
Jim Lovett and Paul Wyman chat at the putting green.
Jamie McShera and Beth Potvin
Busy time registering all the players! Thanks to all who showed up on time!
Lots of warm up on the practice green
Tom Staiti and Jim Wilson ready for the course
Jamie McShera and Amanda Pierce
Tony Woodman, Tom Orszulak, and Gary Ward
John Desimone shows a masterful putting stroke.
Ed McLeod arrives at the course with plans of victory – and he did achieve that!
After the round – Mike Toomey, Brad Earle, Gary Donlin, and Debbie Donlin relax.
Brian Leveille, Deb Durgin, Bob Weighill, Ken Dorman, and Keith Tytula having fun after the tournament
The top team of the tournament at -11! Todd Allen, Ed McLeod, John McQuaid, and George Fiske.

The Next Tournament and some notes

Thanks again to all the players, to Jim Lovett for sponsoring this event, and to Gary and Debbie Donlin, Jim LeBlanc, and all the staff at Quail Hollow who work so hard to make the Tour of the Brookfields possible.

The next tournament is in June coming up on Saturday the 27th of July. It will be the prestigious 308 Lakeside Open.

Sign ups for the 308 Lakeside Open will come down on Sunday, July 21st at noon.

Registration starts at 7:00 AM on July 27th. This event will also likely be VERY well-attended, so sign up early at Still Harts, at Quail Hollow, or on the Tour of the Brookfields Facebook page!

REQUESTS AND FYI

  1. Thanks for arriving on time! Thanks for getting the scorecards in quickly – these two items made things a LOT more smooth.
  2. Please continue to come early for registration.

If you have any feedback or comments on this blog post – there is a comment section that you can use below. I will continue to put up these events on Facebook – with results posted here on this blog.

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