Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Bay Club's Greg Yeomans

Ariel view of The Bay Club in Mattapoisett, MA on Buzzards Bay
The Bay Club's Head Golf Professional Greg Yeomans is a very active member of the Cape Cod Chapter of the New England PGA recently snagging the "Dutch Wessner" Player of the Year Award for the 2009 season! Quite the satisfying win for Greg 'cause he was runner up to Bay Pointe's Tom Tobey in 2008! This season Greg also picked up the 2009 New England PGA Team Stroke Play Championship, pairing with Pleasant Valley's Head Pro Paul Parajeckas and for the second year in a row Greg won the New England PGA Match Play Championship honors which BTW he also won back in 2005! While a student at UConn, Greg was Captain of the golf team for 3 years and was awarded the "Guy Tedesco Award" as the top college golfer in New England. Greg said, "It was a suprise and an honor for me to receive the award - I was the first UConn student to ever win the award." Interestingly enough Greg also happened to be a walk-on member of the UConn basketball team in the mid-1990's and was a teammate to Celtics Ray Allen and Comcast SportsNet's Donny Marshall. I asked Greg why it is that during a basketball game a player can be running down a court, heart pounding, 3,000 fans screaming and make the winning basket and at a golf event a professional golfer has to have complete silence from the peanut gallery even for a tap in? Greg told me that "basketball is certainly a more instinctive sport and as pros and coaches in the game of golf we would like our students and players to be alittle bit more instinctive rather than planning every shot out, the silence - it is just kind of the traditions of the game I guess." Greg's been with the Bay Club since its opening in 2004 and he filled me in on this Brad Faxon and Brad Booth designed layout - FYI it was Brad's first design and he takes great pride in the course, usually stopping by for a quiet day of practice when he's in the area. Greg said that " Brad truly has in interest in the golf course itself and is always talking to us about the layout of the holes or how a hole should be re-shaped a bit - it keeps us on our toes!" He also said that the course layout is "constantly alive" due to design changes made over the years to ensure the course is fun and challenging for all levels of players! Sounds like a "winning combination" to me! For more information about membership options at the Bay Club go to http://www.bayclubmatt.com/

1 comment:

Eileen Lonergan said...

This is a nice post Lisa, you should come visit the club someday. Your blog is great, I am impressed with the integration of vidoe and the other social media. Great work!