Region 2’s hickory outing at Tumblebrook brings out the best

May 23, 2019
Bob Gettis, GHS Director at Large, reports:

They came from “far and sure” to take on the challenge of this Donald Ross design in Coopersburg, Pa. outside of Philadelphia. Frank Cantrel, Region 2 director, and his buddy, Michael Conley, came up from the DC area. Milton and Doris Zepp journeyed from Maryland.

We helped Milton celebrate by singing Happy Birthday as he was the only player this day to rattle the “turtle backed” par-5 4th with a tough-to-earn par.

Local member William Fry questioned the challenging placement of the tee box on No. 1 but then took low gross honors with a fine 43. Rick Wetzel had the low net using a modified Callaway system and Michael earned bragging rights for the trip home with Frank by scoring the only birdie of the day, this on the ninth hole.

Host Gettis wore Philadelphia Eagles green but had no birds of any kind on his card. Philadelphian David Reh and Ike Wade of the Poconos rounded out the field. An enthusiastic Show-n-Tell and lunch followed the golf. 

Tumblebrook’s general manager, Steve Grube, made sure our group had a great day and we would certainly recommend you visit Tumblebrook GC for a very pleasant and challenging test.

Region 2 enjoyed a lovely outing at Tumblebrook Golf Course near Philadelphia.
Bob Gettis, left, and Milton Zepp pose before the remains of a large oak that fell on the No. 8 hole just days before the Region 2 event at Tumblebrook. Gettis says that Steve Grube, the club’s general manager said the loss of the tree may result in the hole’s losing its status as “most difficult” on the course.