36th Hubbell Classic

May 1-5 , 2024



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Well, the 36th annual is in the books. Another successful outing and a great guys’ weekend. Lots of fellowship, with a bit of golf, gambling, and booze! The weather, while always dicey this time of year, was fantastic. And as always, there was some great (and not so great) golf. But seeing old friends and the camaraderie amongst the group, is always the best!
We hope all our newbies had an enjoyable “rookie season” and special shout-out to Jordan Rader for filling in last-minute. Condolences to James Terry for the loss of his mother-in-law and we look forward to having James back in the field next year. Johnny Helpenstill was missed by all, and we certainly hope Johnny’s schedule allows him to join us next year, even if only as a tourney ambassador. 
Scores were fairly tight but as is usually the case, one team got it all together at just the right time. Congratulations to our 2024 Champs – David Tombrella, Chad Currie, Blair Casey, and Larry Hubbell. Well played. Blair becomes a 4-time champion – very impressive! And we add another rookie to the winner’s circle as Chad is one-for-one. David wins for the first time since 2011 (ironically with Blair Casey on his team), and much like Connie last year, Larry breaks a long drought as he last won in 1995!
We kicked things off on Wednesday with the Sub Hub practice round. Phil Meacham, Mike Richard, Troy Ireland, and Heber Lacerda managed to scrape it around in less stokes than any other team. 
The Thursday morning Shoot Out made for a fantastic finish as Kevin Dailey, Jeff Crofton, and Skip Inbody overcame a first hole bogey to win the whole damned thing.  
We took to the putting green on Saturday morning and Jordan Rader, with a smooth putting stroke and a bit of local knowledge, won the Putt-for-Dough Putting Tourney. 
Lots of quality shots on the Par 3’s with several winning Closest-to-the-Pin. Of note, Kyle Morris stuck 2 of them closer than anyone else, and Frank Corsaro had the best shot on the JR Memorial hole. 
We also experimented with a side-bet on 3-team Pods. It was obviously confusing to many, and we will do a better job next year of making everyone aware of where they stand in the Pod race. But the scoring was tight, and after the dust settled, Pod F came roaring back and was victorious over Pod A. Pod F owners Steve Benson and Bill Stevens picked up a smooth $1500 each, while the 12 players on the 3 teams comprising Pod F – Heber Lacerda, Tom Hamilton, Chuck Robertson, Paul Inbody, Jordan Rader, Frank Corsaro, Chris Micheles, Randy Womack, John Hubbell, Jeremy Marshall, Brian Sherry and Cesar Sanchez – picked up a surprise bonus of $200 each. 
We had 13 different teams win Day Money and there was $18,250 in the Pari-Mutual pool. By playing on 3 different 9-hole courses, we expected more Skins to be won, and there were, as 11 teams managed to have the lowest team score on 11 of the 27 different holes.

Congrats to all the winners, all who finished in the money, and all who bet on those who finished in the money. All the results can be found in the next couple days on the Hubbell Classic website.
Much thanks again to all who volunteered and all who donated. We couldn’t do this without all the help we get, and the cash, beer, and alcohol donations are a big part of what helps make for a fun weekend. We appreciate you all. 
Speaking of donations, before Saturday’s round, we collected $2,600 for the golf course staff. In the words of the Hyatt tourney coordinator, Rob Taylor, “the guys were blown away!” Thank you all so much for your generosity; much appreciated, and it certainly doesn’t go unnoticed. 
Thanks to Kevin Dailey for all his work on the website. The number of changes required in the days leading up to the tourney is no small task. 
And finally, to Bill Stevens and Tim White, who take on a burden no one else would have the patience or understanding for. We can’t thank you guys enough. 
We certainly hope everyone had a safe, uneventful trip home. Have a great summer and look for a “save the date” email in the fall, as we will most likely be back to our usual mid/late April time frame. 
Thanks again – you guys are the best!
The Hubs
See Johnny’s heartfelt message to the field on our Instagram page @thehubbell