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The Hacker's Golf League was started in the early 80's as a NEC only league that played at Twin Springs in Bolton. Around the mid 90's the Tech bubble burst and several NEC employees ended up at 3Com, EMC and Digital. The league also moved from Twin Springs to Juniper in that same time frame. Today, the league members come mainly from companies located in the area along Routes 495 and 9, commonly known as the MetroWest.
The League plays every Tuesday night starting in late April through mid August at the Juniper Hill Golf Course in Northboro, Massachusetts. The League switches courses with other Tuesday night leagues allowing play on Riverside Front and Back and Lakeside Front and Back.

View from the Deck...

Artie McDonald's 38 was the low round last Tuesday followed by a quartet at 43 - Mal Hornsby, Damian Kieran, Barry Provencher and Kevin Marshall. A reminder that with just 4 weeks left on the schedule the top 4 teams make the playoffs - tie breaker is Holes Won.
At last week's Senior US Open Frank Bensel , a PGA Teaching Pro from New York missed the cut but he made history by making consecutive holes-in-one on the 190 yd 4th and 203 yd 5th at the Newport Country Club. He used the same 6 iron and the same ball.
Hayden Springer became the 2nd golfer in 3 weeks to shot a 59. Cam Young also had a 59 at the Travellers. Springer's opening round 59 featured a 60' birdie on the 3rd on his way to a 27 front 9. He had only 1 birdie on the next 7 holes until he pitched in from 55 yds for an eagle on 17 and made a 12' birdie putt on 18. But Springer finished tied for 8th 7 shots behind Davis Thompson who shot a tournament record 256 , 28 under par. No he is not Lexi's brother. Two 1st Team All-American college kids finished tied for 2nd at 260 - Wellesey's Michael Thorbjornsen who graduated from Stanford in June and turned pro and Florida State sophomore Luke Clanton. Thorbjornsen left with $712,000 while Clanton left with the honor of becoming the first amateur since 1948 to finish in the top 10 in consecutive PGA tournaments.

Weekly Bird Count


Artie McDonald 11th

Ask Jessica

Harry's ball is accidently stepped on and embedded in the rough. Is he entitled to relief?