Pheasant Ridge Golf Club
The Hasski Fall Classic kicked off on September 12, 2009 at Pheasant Ridge Golf Club in Gilford, NH with four teams vying for the championship. Pheasant Ridge proved to be the perfect course for the Hasski to spread it’s wings and evolve. Two more Hasski’s were played at Pheasant Ridge (interrupted by one round at Ridgewood Country Club) before the location of the tournament was moved from New Hampshire to Connecticut. But our time in New Hampshire was memorable. It’s where Ed Conley started his reign of supremacy. It’s where Brian Stanley mercilessly booed a performer at Patrick’s Pub. And it’s where, after getting home from a long night at the brothel, furniture upholsterers still answer their business phones.
Ridgewood Country Club
Quite frankly, I hated Ridgewood Country Club so I’m not going to waste much time writing about it. Truth be told, we only played there because Pheasant Ridge had a tourney booked for local firefighters, so we were painted in to a corner for a year.
Tunxis Plantation Country Club
After the 2012 Classic, the committee convened and determined that change was necessary. A smooth three hour ride from Pheasant Ridge, opportunity knocked. That opportunity came in the form of Tunxis Plantation Country Club, which offered us the appealing chance to play two separate 18 hole courses. Tunxis has been home to the Hasski since 2013, and will continue to be home for years to come, or until they raise their rates. Many fierce battles have been waged at Tunxis. Perhaps none greater than John Metivier vs. himself.