On Monday February 26, 2018 Rivers Edge hosted the Platinum Pro Series. This event is a team event supported by East Coast Golf Management affiliated golf courses. Each golf course sends a team of eight players; one golf professional and seven members of the Platinum Golf Membership. The format for this competition is a team stableford with handicaps; players receiving 6pts for a double eagle, 5pts for an eagle, 3pts for a birdie, 2pts for a par and 1pt for a bogey. The team score consists of taking six of the eight players scores with all eight players being used in a tie breaker. A minimum of -4 and a maximum of +4 is in place for the entire field when calculating the final scores.
The tees used for the competition at Rivers Edge were as follows: Professionals played the White Tees, Men 59 and younger played from the White Tees, Men 60-69 played from the Green Tees, Men 70 and older played from the Blue Tees and Ladies played from the Blue Tees. Closest to the Pin competitions were held on holes #5 and #12 for all Amateurs and hole #15 for Professionals. All closest to the pin winners received a Rivers Edge polo shirt.
The field consisted of thirteen total teams with a total of 104 players. Rivers Edge would like to thank our sister clubs for their support; Diamond Back at Woodland Valley, The Pearl Golf Links, Eagle Nest, Crow Creek (2 teams), Rivers Oaks (2 teams), ECGM (2 teams), Sandpiper Bay (2 teams) and the home club Rivers Edge entered 2 teams.
The overall tournament was very competitive and fun was had by all! With a very sketchy weather forecast it was a roll of the dice to get the event in, seeing this was our third reschedule date due to weather. The support received with the threat of rain was a testament to the love people have for Rivers Edge. The shotgun start went out at 10:00 a.m. under partly cloudy skies and just over four hours later players began finishing up before any inclement weather arrived! It appears even mother nature supports Rivers Edge and the Platinum Pro Series! Get on board today and become a Platinum Member to enhance your golfing experience!!
After the scores were tallied it came down to a tie breaker for 1st Place with Team River Oaks just edging out one of our home teams from Rivers Edge.
|Players||1st Place |
|Professional||Zac Lindsey||Sebastian Beecroft|
|Amateur||John DeCosta||Shirley Arnold|
|Amateur||Dave Bates||Ron Johnson|
|Amateur||Dennis Borgstahl||Jeff Keck|
|Amateur||George Powell||Jerry Arnold|
|Amateur||Joe Bondinell||Gene Vasile|
|Amateur||Ed Russo||Bob Carlson|
|Amateur||Ron Chestna||Tom Davidson|
The event was topped of with a wonderful spread served up by our Double Eagle Grille during a generous awards ceremony. Players were treated to Rivers Edge highly requested Chicken and Beef Taco Bar complimented with Mexi-Rice, Mexi-Corn and my personal favorite Double Eagle Grille desserts! The first place team was awarded $400 in golf shop gift certificates and second place took home $200 in golf shop gift certificates.
Don’t forget to sign up for the next Platinum Pro Series at our sister club Lockwood Folly. For a complete listing of Platinum Pro Series events visit the Rivers Edge Events Calendar or the Platinum Golf Membership Events Calendar.
We look forward to seeing you at the next event!