MAYS LANDING – A hole-in-one is every golfer’s dream. In Bob Ganskopp’s case, his dream has come true more than one time at Mays Landing Country Club.
Bob’s hole-in-one came at the second hole on Thursday, June 14, as he knocked it stiff and watched his ball roll into the second hole, much to his delight. This feat was also accomplished last Oct. 25, as he scored a hole-in-one at the 15th in competition.
Bob, can you share?
Bob’s opponent, smiling Ed O’Malley, enjoyed the moment with Bob and then went on to best him in the match, 3 points to 1 to remain in first place in B Flight with an impressive 95 percent victory ratio. Ed played himself into the B Flight with a stellar performance for the month of June and has since recorded 6 points out of the 8 available in his new flight to maintain first position.
Newcomer Jim Donlevie is undefeated in the division, but has only one round in his record of the six played. If he can hold on, he will be the leader there. Mike Klevence edged out the hot Jack Thomas to slow Jack down a bit so the division remains highly competitive with Tom Martinson, Jack Zaborowski and Kevin Joyce very much in contention.
In C Flight action, Dr. Charlie Brennan edged out Dick O’Flynn to move into third place in the flight. Jim Barkalow continues to be hot as he maintains his first place standing with Dr. Richard Ryan hot on his heels in second place.
In A Flight action, Rich Kaskus bested Jay Ammon to get back on the winning track. Rich has been very consistent all season, but continued to run into stiff competition. It isn’t easy winning points in the top division where consistency is the norm. Bob “Chipper” Cassaday moved into fourth place, replacing his opponent Cliff Dirks. Tom Reilly continues to roll as he took 4 points from Wil Evans. Tom Reilly and Ron Venturi continue to be undefeated in the Big Hitter Flight, as they maintain their tie for number one. Dick Boles moved up a few notches by shooting the low round of the day (78), leaving John Grega shaking his head, wondering if anybody got the number of the truck that ran him over.
Low gross scores of the day: Dick Boles, 78, A Flight; Tom Press, 89, B Flight; and Ollie Muzsaly with a 97 in the C Flight.
Low net scores: Bob Cassaday 62 in “A”; Tom Press 64 in “B”; Rich Ellerman and Jim Barkalow tie with 66 in “C.”
Low putts: Dick Boles, 29, (A); Tom Press, 28, (B); Rich Ellerman tied with Don Paul with 30 (C).
Sharpshooters: Bob Ganskopp, hole-in-one No. 2; Dick Bell 8’10” No. 8; Tom Reilly 9’ 5” No. 15; and Dick Boles 14’4” on No. 12.
Birdie Shooters: Ron Venturi had two; Rich Kaskus, Jay Ammon, Bob Cassaday, Cliff Dirkes, Wil Evans, Tom Reilly, Dick Boles, Warren Hughes, Gerry Brangenberg, Terry Lothian, Jack Nihill, Tom Martinson, Joe Higgins, Jim Barkalow and Ollie Muzsaly all recorded one for the day.
Until next week be safe and enjoy the moment.