Senior Amateur Past Champions - MASSGOLF

senior amateur past champions

Honoring the best senior player in the state, this event is open to all amateur players who are 55 years of age or older. A competitive handicap index is established each year as competitors vie for this special title over a two-day period. To date, John Nies, Jr. stands as the only individual who holds both a Junior (1947) and Senior (1994) title.

  • 1961 – William O. Blaney (Brae Burn CC)
  • 1962 – Bruce Coffin (Charles River CC)
  • 1963 – John C. Mercer (Oak Hill CC)
  • 1964 – David McLelland, Jr. (Salem CC)
  • 1965 – Max Hoffman (Charles River CC)
  • 1966 – Tim Holland (Pine Brook CC)
  • 1967 – Tim Holland (Worcester CC)
  • 1968 – Tim Holland (Vesper CC)
  • 1969 – Ted Bishop (Tedesco CC)
  • 1970 – Chester T. Birch (Oyster Harbors Club/CC of NewSeabury)
  • 1971 – Larry Stepenuck (The Kittansett Club)
  • 1972 – Gerry Anderson (Wellesley CC)
  • 1973 – Leon Bishop (CC of New Seabury)
  • 1974 – Frank Geremonte (Haverhill CC)
  • 1975 – Warren Tibbetts (The International GC)
  • 1976 – John Frithsen (Eastward Ho!)
  • 1977 – John Frithsen (CC of Pittsfield)
  • 1978 – Bill Anthony (Oyster Harbors Club)
  • 1979 – Ed Barry (CC of New Bedford)
  • 1980 – Fran Hannaway (Wianno Club)
  • 1981 – Ed Barry (Hyannisport Club)
  • 1982 – Frank Sendrowski (Hickory Ridge CC)
  • 1983 – Tony Ciociolo (Cummaquid GC)
  • 1984 – John Frithsen (Eastward Ho!)
  • 1985 – Fordie Pitts, Jr. (Wellesley CC)
  • 1986 – Dick Crosby (Woods Hole GC)
  • 1987 – John Gargalianos (Oakley CC)
  • 1988 – Mel Cowe (Ocean Edge GC)
  • 1989 – Fordie Pitts, Jr. (Pocasset GC)
  • 1990 – Ed Myers (Crumpin-Fox Club)
  • 1991 – Skip Duprey (Hatherly CC)
  • 1992 – George O’Rourke (CC of Pittsfield)
  • 1993 – Paul Kelly (Segregansett CC)
  • 1994 – John Nies, Jr. (Cohasset GC)
  • 1995 – Arthur Schwartz (Stockbridge GC)
  • 1996 – Jim Holbrook (Tedesco CC)
  • 1997 – Jim Holbrook (Springfield CC)
  • 1998 – Ed Fletcher (Eastward Ho!)
  • 1999 – Donald Zagoren (Hatherly CC)
  • 2000 – Ed Fletcher (Haverhill CC)
  • 2001 – Ed Fletcher (Essex CC)
  • 2002 – Ed Fletcher (Woodland GC)
  • 2003 – James Drohen (Brae Burn CC)
  • 2004 – Don Anderson (Sankaty Head GC)
  • 2005 – Joe Keller (Hyannisport Club)
  • 2006 – Jim Ruschioni (CC of Pittsfield)
  • 2007 – Doug Crawford (The GC of Cape Cod)
  • 2008 – Tom Bergeron (Eastward Ho!)
  • 2009 – Paul Murphy (Salem CC)
  • 2010 – Jack Kearney (Plymouth CC)
  • 2011 – Jim Ruschioni (Black Rock CC)
  • 2012 – Joe Walker (Cape Cod National GC)
  • 2013 – Keith Smith (Haverhill CC)
  • 2014 – Dave Houghton (Oyster Harbors Club)
  • 2015 – Don Reycroft (Berkshire Hills CC)
  • 2016 – Keith Smith (GC at Turner Hill)
  • 2017 – Keith Smith (Oakley CC)
  • 2018 – Frank Vana, Jr. (Pine Brook CC)
  • 2019 – Jack Kearney (Cohasset GC)