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Husson IV plays championship golf

Ed Townsend - Columnist
Posted 9/17/20

The COVID-19 Pandemic had a big effect on the 2020 golf season in Sullivan County but for 41-year-old Roscoe golfer Chuck Husson IV it produced two league championships.

Golfing some 35 years …

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Husson IV plays championship golf


The COVID-19 Pandemic had a big effect on the 2020 golf season in Sullivan County but for 41-year-old Roscoe golfer Chuck Husson IV it produced two league championships.

Golfing some 35 years Husson IV and his Sullivan County Thursday Night Men's Travel League partner Bryan Thomas won the Travel League championship for the second year in a row and with his father, Chuck Husson III, won the Monday Night Men's league at the Roscoe Twin Village Golf Course for the third year in a row.

Husson plays with a two handicap in the Roscoe league and a three handicap in the Travel league.

He has one hole in one scored on the fourth hole at Twin Village several years ago.

A graduate of Roscoe Central School in 1998 Husson is now an 18-year veteran correctional officer at Woodbourne Correctional Facility. He is the travel league chairman.

Chuck has one son, Liam, who is 10 and is starting 5th grade this year.

In the 16-team travel league, teams played their matches on four golf courses, Swan Lake Golf & Country Club, Lochmor Golf Course, Tarry Brae Golf Course and the Villa Roma Golf Course.

The four top finishing positions in this year's Travel League included first place Bryan Thomas and Chuck Husson IV, second place Tom Ackerly and Tyler Schmidt, third place John Fisher and Vinny Collura and fourth place Dean and Charlie Winters.

Before the playoffs in the Travel League the regular season standings included Thomas and Husson in first with 175 points, Bacigalupo and Mitchell in second place with 168.50 points, Gilmore and Berstein in third with 163 points, Collura and Fischer in fourth with 162.50 points, Martinez and Sherman in fifth with 159.50 points, Winters and Winters in sixth with 154.50 points, Schmidt and Ackerly in seventh with 149.50 points, Stevens and Snihura in eighth with 140.50 points, Lubniewski and Martin in ninth with 130 points, Jardine and Stanley in tenth with 126.50 points, Coney and Mace in eleventh with 126 points, Cawley and Todora in twelfth with 124 points, Hutchins and Mack in thirteenth with 122 points, Benzenberg and Benzenberg in fourteenth with 114.50 points, Poli and Cunningham in fifteenth place with 94.50 points and Heavey and Magill in sixteenth place with 83.50 points.


The race for the championship of the Roscoe Twin Village Monday Night Men's golf league produced a totally different scenario as Kevin Green and George Glantzis anchored themselves in first place for a good part of the season, sometimes by as many as 10 points.

But defending champions Chuck Husson IV and his father Chuck Husson III lurked close by in second place inching up in the final weeks of the season to where they reached the final week of league place with Green and Glantzis holding on to a slim one-half point lead 163.50 to 163.

In the final night of league play with both teams playing different league teams the Husson's won a total of 11 team points while Green and Glantzis won nine and one-half team points giving the league championship to the Husson's by a three point margin, 178 to 175.

The first place prize of $300 went to the Husson's, second place money of $180 went to Green and Glantzis and the third place money of $160 went to John Templin and Bob Lee.

Templin and Lee are the oldest combined age team in the league, 163 years. They finished this season with a total of 161.50 points.

The remainder of the league standings saw Tallman and Ackerly in 4th place with 155.50 points, Mooney and Trask/Huggins in 5th place with 154.50 points, Madera and Madera 5th place with 154.50, Thomas and Hendrickson 7th place with 151.50 points, Brock and Brock 8th place with 151 points, Jester and Winters 9th place with 148.50 points, Harris and Spalding 10th place with 143.50 points, Haas and France 11th place with 142 points, tied for 11th place Rampe and Hill with 142 points, 13th place was Darbee and France with 141.50, there was a tie for 14th with the teams of Wilcox and Gray and Rowan and Bennett with 141 points, Ryder and Ryder was 16th place with 139 points, Tucker and Smith came in 17th place with 136.50 points, and the team of Murphy/Murphy/Reed (team has full-time sub) finished in 18th place with 133.50 points.

Special awards given to players the final night of league play included $40 for most season points (87.50) to Kevin Green, $40 to Collin Tallman for most season eagles (3), $40 for most season birdies to Rodney Jester (17), $40 to Chuck Husson IV for most season pars (66) and $40 to Dean Winters for the low handicap at the end of the season (2.04).

The most improved golfer award went to Joe Madera who went down 6 strokes in handicap.

Husson IV, who is also the chairman of the Monday Men's league noted, “ended up being a really good year with all the craziness of Covid-19, and we only had one bad night of weather the entire short season.”

Ed's Outlook

We will wind up the coverage of golf league action in next week's (9-25) column. Managers of local golf leagues are asked to forward league results and photos of their league champions to me at bght75@gmail.com

Ed Townsend is a Public Relations Consultant to the sport of golf and brings over 60-years of sports journalism experience in writing and compiling the information for this column. If you have league or tournament information, shoot a hole-in-one or score your age let Ed know at 845-439-8177, email to bght75@gmail.com or fax to 845-205-4474. View this column at http://bght.blogspot.com We are also on Facebook and Twitter.


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