Saturday, May 15, 2010

Steve Hawley Wins 2010 Lobsterfest

The sun shone brightly on the 19th annual Lobsterfest at new venue Safari Golf Club. Sunshine is a trait uncommon to the event and marginal weather has long been part of the landscape including the inaugural event back in 1992. Today Richard Jenks, Scott Kern and Steve Hawley all crowded the top of the leaderboard, but it was Steve who persevered down the stretch closing out Richard on the final hole.

The renovated Safari was in very good shape, although the hole routing proved quirky, almost random and more conducive to carts than walkers. Top marks went to the new holes and even the old holes had a fresh look.

Jill and Tom Kirk hosted the Feast at the Flower House. The intimate setting was ideal and capped a smooth day. Mother Nature held off showers until after the event ended. Tom's shrimp boil was a hit and despite strong appetites, we were unable to finish the entire batch. Thanks Tom and congratulations to Steve.

In an unusual departure, the CMGC shortened the 2010 Lobsterfest from its traditional 36 hole format to a one day, 18 hole event. While preliminary feedback was positive, more formal hearings will be held on the format change prior to the 20th anniversary event in May 2011.

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