The 5th annual Winter Winds doubles tournament brought 34 players to HCC from as far as Albany.  The weather was perfect, actually more like autumn with the temperature in the 40s and sunny skies.  The winds did make an appearance for the second round, but for the most part the players were greeted with mild conditions ... and lots of muddy tees.

The crew from Albany dominated the Pro division, and (in the absence of a winner of the Ace Pot) Tim Jiardini won the CTP throw-off with a remarkable drive off tee 1 that landed him four feet from the basket.  Tim and his partner Greg Kurtz also set the new course doubles record with an impressive 11-under par score of 101.

It was also a day of tie-breakers, with both the Advanced Open and Intermediate divisions needing play-offs to decide the winners.  In the Recreational division, the Kielb brothers finally took home trophies after their fourth HCC tourney.  And newcomers Nick Ailes and Chris Geary won the Novice title.

Karen provided her ever-popular curried tortellini salad, brownies, cookies and all sorts of delectables.  And of course, there was plenty of pizza for lunch and afters.



1. Tim Jiardini/Greg Kurtz  52  49  101
2. Jeff Wiechowski/Will Melhs  55  51  106
3. Josh Hummel/Matt Harper  63  65   128


1. Eric Kretschmar/Kyle Moriarty  53  50 103 (play-off win)
1. Jeff Fleury/Chris Barden  50  53  103

1. Matt Mourovic/Tom Paret  57  55  112 (play-off win)
1. David Gross/Rich Lodiagini  56  56  112
3. Kenji Cline/Peter Vanderveer  55  59  114
4. Gary Seldon/Tom Coughlin  59  56  115
4. Tom Silva/Jarett Greene  60  55  115
6. Kyle Ford/Will Edwards  56  60  116

1. Mike and John Kielb  57  56  113
2. Dennis McMahon/Rich Kidd  54  63  117
3. Chris Tiso/Sean McMahon  56  62  118
4. Katie Moran/Mary Silva  66  70  136

1. Nick Ailes/Chris Geary  64  63  127
2. David Cook/Mike Riley  73  74  147

Peter Vanderveer tees off from hole 14 as Kyle Moriarty, Eric Kretschmar and Kenji Cline look on.

Mary Silva makes a difficult putt on hole 17 as her daughter Katie Moran watches.

Nick Ailes fires his disc off the fifth tee.

The Pros begins the second round under sunny skies.

John Kielb makes his approach on hole 16 as his brother Mike watches.

Kyle Moriarty attempts to recover from a difficult lie on hole 8.

Gary Seldon makes his drive from high up on the eleventh tee.

Staring down the long twisting seventh fairway....

Jeff Wiechowski makes his putt on hole 13.

Chris Tiso makes his approach on hole 3.

The Pros are engulfed by hole 17.

Tim Jiardini stands proudly with his driver that won him the CTP contest.