Marquat & Phelps Repeat at Interstate Championship

Hello all, and to those who did not make it this year, you were missed! This year’s outing at Old Kinderhook was Nov. 5-7.

Beautiful warm, sunny weather both days, and the usual splendid hospitality of Fred and Sherry Smeltzer at their new mansion adjoining the 13th green, and their generous donation of hickory putters made by Fred and embroidered hats and towels by Sherry.

John Hutton and Patti Pittinger won the Couples 9-hole event on the Thursday; Sherry Smeltzer the Ladies event, and the Men’s event was a repeat win for Missouri’s Mike Marquart & Lendell Phelps with a very impressive 87 points. Jeff Smith and Alan Whitson from Arkansas were second with 84 points, playing the course for the first time. Scott Pilgrim and Mike Myrick from Texas were 3rd with 81 points.

Mike and Lendell will have to look to their guns next year, as the Handicap Committee will have met and done their best to spike them!

We had enjoyable food from Old Kinderhook for the Friday and Saturday Dinners, and lots of clubs and golf-related items traded both evenings. Special mention must go to Scott Pilgrim’s impressive array of golf knickers and socks, to fit all shapes and sizes, ensuring ours was the most sartorially elegant event of the year, as represented in the photos taken Fran Sibley, our photographer. Click here to see Fran’s photo gallery.

We look forward to seeing you all next year, 

Yours in hickory,

Peter Herrington

Event host Peter Herrington at the wheel during the Interstate Hickory Championship.