Mmmm; the pork tenderloin is about to go on the grill. Delicious!
John and Teri were there, too (Hi John and Teri!!)
We had such a good time!
Good food, good conversation, good company... we've been friends with these couples for a long time - Joe has been golfing with the guys for years and years!
Before dinner, the guys went outside to do a little putting. Tommy and Roberta have a putting green out back that they share with their neighbor, the landscaper. How nice!
Not a bad setup for a "backyard green!" Tommy and Roberta's son, Dillan, is taking his shot. He just made the varsity golf team at his high school. Yeah, Dillan!
Tommy wanted to have "the team" over before heading up to Pinehurst next month. These guys won the McGladrey Team Championship Sectionals last April, qualifying them to play in the National Championship at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina next month.
Here are some excerpts from newspaper/magazine articles regarding their win and the event.
Naples Daily News ~
For the second straight year, Arrowhead Golf Course won the South Florida PGA Section’s PGA McGladrey Team Championship title Thursday at Weston Hills Country Club. Pro Mike Dopslaff teamed with amateurs Tom Hinkle, John Ziegler and Joe O’Brien for a 21-under-par total to win by 11 strokes.
The team earns a berth in the national finals, Oct. 20-22 at Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort.
RSM McGladrey ~
Perhaps no competitor in this year’s PGA McGladrey Team Championship will be more representative of the McGladrey tournament slogan – “With the right team, anything’s possible” – than PGA Professional Mike Dopslaff of Arrowhead Golf Course in Naples, Fla. That’s because Dopslaff, who advanced to the inaugural National Championship at world-renowned Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort in 2007, will be making the rare return trip with an entirely different trio of amateur teammates.
Dopslaff and the Arrowhead team earned a second consecutive South Florida Section Championship on April 2 with a runaway victory at Weston Hills Country Club in Weston, Fla. Dopslaff, Tom Hinkle, John Ziegler and Joe O’Brien won by 11 shots on The Tour Course to become the first team to qualify for the National Championship, scheduled Oct. 20-22.
“It’s kind of funny that this is the second year in a row our club won the Section – and this year we did it with three new amateurs. But that’s one of the great things about this format: it’s definitely a team game,” Dopslaff said. “If you have teammates who understand that it’s not all about each person’s score; that it’s about the team, then you can play pretty well. And that’s what we did. We had one other guy who played really well, and the other two showed up when we really needed them.”
Pretty cool, eh?!