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Monday July 2, 2012 at 9:00 shotgun

The sixth annual Jim Tanner Caddy Classic will be held on Monday. That would be Caddy’s Day back then. I remember playing another 18 at Sun Valley on Monday afternoon. No loops to be had on Monday afternoon.
The registration will begin in March and the entry fee will again be $125.
If we do not have your email, please send us your address to info@jimtannercaddyclasssic.com


Michael Bamberger took a year off from his reporter duties with the Philadelphia Inquirer to caddy for Peter Teravainen on the European Tour. This is a great story about the love of golf, travel throughout Europe with focus on Scotland.

JT told me that Peter Teravainen won the RI Open at Pawtucket CC in 1980 with a 208 total.  Jim was watching the last threesome play the 18th all tied.  They all hit the green in regulation and Peter made the sole birdie for the win.  Peter went to Tabor Academy and then Yale before turning pro.

Willie Park Jr. – Father of Golf Architecture


Willie Park Jr. designed the original nine holes that became Pawtucket Country Club in 1902.  Willie was an accomplished golfer, club maker and architect.

Willie Park Jr. designed Olympia Fields site of US Open in Chicago.  Willie won 2 British Open Championships and holds patents on golf club designs.


Len Mattiace plays Pawtucket CC to perfection

A few summers back Len Mattiace was spending his summer in RI and played a recreational round at Pawtucket playing with Joe Murray and Mark Melikian.
Playing from the back tees, Len played flawlessly hitting virtually every green in regulation.
Len arrived on the 18th green in regulation. Len asked Joe what was the course record. Murray told Len that Les Kennedy held the course record with a 61.
Mattiace decided to 3-putt the final green to let Les Kennedy’s course record stand.
Joe Murray explained that Len played most every hole in the middle of the fairway and the middle of the green.
It is a gentleman’s rule that a PGA professional will not take a local club record unless it is in a competition.