It was club championship weekend at Mt. Pleasant Golf Club with hardware being distributed in the men's, women's, senior men's and senior women's divisions.
Club championships were also on the menu at Butter Brook, Nabanasset and the CC of Billerica.
Mt. Pleasant GC
Chris Gentle defeated Scott Pare, 5-and 4, in the finals of the MPGC men's club championship in match play to claim the prestigious title. Gentle played outstanding golf, shooting 5-under par through the 14 holes. Pare was even par, but could not keep up the torrid pace.
Gentle had defeated Jack Hassett in the semifinals while Pare got past Brendan Allen in the semis.
The format was 18 holes of medal play with the top eight moving into match play.
In the women's club championship, Clarissa Samuels, who has been playing splendid golf all summer long, breezed to victory with scores of 83 and 81 and a 36-hole total of 164.
That was some 16 strokes ahead of runner-up Andrea Dutile (180), while Kelly Kiriakakos was third (189).
Mt. Pleasant also held it's senior club championship and Bill Lindquist came out on top with a 2-over total of 74, which was just one shot ahead of Kevin Lynch, who fired a 75.
Ray Costello was third at 76, Dennis Brissette finished fourth with a 78, and Glen Mello took fifth place with a score of 79.
The MP team for the Senior Cities will be comprised of Lindquist, Lynch, Costello, Brissette, Mello, Jim Moriarty, Hassett, Rich Nota, Bill McDonnell, Bob Vines, Mike Carroll and Packy Emerson.
The women's senior club championship was captured by Donna Foley, who turned in a score of 88 to take first place by one shot over Celeste Tremblay. Kay McLaughlin as third with a 91.
CC of Billerica
Former Billerica High golf star Donny Clericuzio hung on to his early lead to claim the club championship at Billerica, shooting a total of 17-over par 293 for the grueling 72-hole event.
The net champion was Paul Velardo, with an adjusted score of 282.
The senior club championship (gross division) was won by Tom Switherbank, with a four-round total of 318.
The senior club champ (net division) was Sonny Higgins, with a 273 adjusted total.
The women's club champion, with a four-round total score of 317, was Lesley Velardo.
Deb Lyman won the women's net division title with a 268.
Also at the Baldwin Road club, Bob Goodwin scored a recent hole-in-one at the 127-yard fifth hole, the second ace of his golfing career. Playing partners were Mario Diperna and Harry Snow.
The championship finals are set in the Tuesday Morning Men's League at TCC.
In the Palmer Division, Steve Corddry and Tom Libby will face Bob Freeland and Rich Post, while in the Nicklaus Division, Paul Palizzolo and Ted Dow will face George Tsechrintzis and Jack Mackenzie.
Weekly winner was Bill Byers with a +6 quota score. Tsechrintzis was closest to the pin on No. 9 at 12-feet, 5-inches.
In the Thursday Morning Ladies League, Betty Marggraf and JoAnne Middleton lead Division A with 19 points, followed by Dot Hardock and Pat Hennessy with 18.
Roberta Forrest and Shiela Nelson lead Division B with 21 points, followed by Cate Fitzgerald and Luz Parisien with 20.5 points.
Weekly best scores were Lee Kruez and Leslie Gurry, both 5 strokes below their average. Closest to the pin on No. 9 was Anna Pasquerella with a shot that finished 10 inches from the cup.
Steve Saccardo of Methuen had a recent hole-in-one on No. 9, a 152-yard par-3 hole. He used a 6-iron and witnesses were Bill Whaley, Jim Lally and Phil Bucek.
Four Oaks CC
Al Burnham of Lynnfield shot a four-round total of 334 to claim the gross division of the club championship at the Dracut layout.
Mike Andre finished second with a 341 total while Mark Maille was another shot back at 342.
In the net division (match play), Bob Sylvester of Dracut defeated Bill Zeoli, 3 and 1, to claim the title.
Long Meadow GC
Champs were crowned in eight flights at a big member-member tournament held at LM over the weekend.
In the first flight, Marty Finnegan and Dave McInerney finished first, while Dennis Piendak and Bill Breen were the runners-up.
In the second flight, John Miller and Jim Haker took the top spot with Keith Caples and Al Andrade finishing second.
In the third flight, brothers Dan and Geno Kelly emerged victorious, while Jim McGuirk and Fred Wilkie took the No. 2 spot.
In the fourth flight it was Keith Ferullo and Rob Budryk on top of the pack, with Dave Lawrenson and Steve Botti just behind.
In the fifth flight it was the team of Steve Shorrock and Ray McCann that took top honors, while second place went to Tipper Durkin and Jamie Durkin.
In the sixth flight it was Greg Dillon and Tom Proulx the champions, with C.V. Raras and Paul Lappin taking the runner-up spot.
In the seventh flight, Fred Clark and Bill Scanlon won it all, while Joe Quinn and Al Piccolo had to settle for second place.
In the eighth flight, George Gath and Paul DeFronzo were the top dogs, while Al Parke and Dick Anderson claimed second place.
In the 19th annual Stella Mazur Invitational, Caitlin Barry and Madison McCabe teamed up to win A Flight honors with a sparkling 73.
Joan Buckley and Sue Maslowski were second at 81. Bippy Luckie and Angie Wilson were low net with a 66, winning a match-of-card vs. Barbara Langaghianos and Lisa Colangelo.
In the B Flight, gross honors went to Maryrose Murphy and Helen McGovern at 96 with Kathy Akashian and Ann Murphy second at 99.
Low net was Kathy Doherty and Norma Descheneaux while Mary Couillard and Joanne Jaminski were runners-up.
Butter Brook GC
The women's club championship was awarded to Esther Chamberlain, who posted a 36-hole total of 87-85--172 gross to earn the top ticket.
Second place went to Judy Apkin at 90-89--179, while Kate Nichols was low net with an adjusted score of 73-67--140.
In the men's club championship, Tom Pimm of Chelmsford took the top spot in the championship flight, firing rounds of 78 and 77 for a 155 total.
Second place was a tie between Chris Karabatsos and Tim Walsh with 36-hole totals of 157 each.
In the first flight, Cliff Ryding took top honors with scores of 82 and 83 for a 165 total. Brian Shannon was second at 169, while Dan Collins and Fran Riley were tied for third at 171.
In the second flight it was Jack McNamara landing on top with a score of 90-82--172, while Jim Haley was second at 190 and Mark Lionetta and Scott Reid tied for third at 191.
Trull Brook GC
The rarest shot in the golf, the double-eagle, was recorded at the Tewksbury layout during the recent Redmen Tournament.
David Libby scored the "albatross" on the 490-yard, par-5 second hold, using a driver and a 5-iron (from 185 yards out) to card a 2.
His playing partners were John Doherty, Scott Wilson and Mike Hennessey.
Nabnasset Lake CC
Mike Walker fired a final-round score of 2-over par 72 for a three-round total of 2-over 212 to capture the Nab club championship over the weekend.
Mike Schnyer, tied for the lead entering the final round, shot a 76 for a second-place total of 216.
Mike McCann was third with a medalist 71 on the final day and a 220 total. Keith Micavich (73, 221) finished fourth and Kevin Galipeau (73, 225) was fifth.
The 22nd Ouimet Golf Marathon will be held at Stow Acres CC on Wednesday, Aug. 13.
The event has raised over $4.7 million since its inception and is the leading fundraising golf marathon in the U.S. Go to ouimet.org to make a pledge .