Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Golf Pros at The Club at New Seabury Team up for NE PGA Acushnet Pro-Assistant Championship
The New Seabury duo shot 64 (-7) late in the day at Bay Club of Mattapoisett in the 18-Hole, Four-Ball Stroke Play event. Clay and Scopone carded six birdies on their front nine before adding two more, while two teams were in the clubhouse at -6.
“We really got it going holes two through eight. We seemed to ham-and-egg it, a lot of ham, a little bit of egg, he had six birdies,” Clay said after the round. “We were just hitting it close,” Scopone added. “Jim hit one to about three feet on the first hole and then we just kept the momentum going.”
Added Chris Card, President & Executive Director at The Club at New Seabury, “What a great way to start off the season for our staff. I knew we had high caliber team of golf professionals here at New Seabury but to have Jim and Dominic team up to win the New England PGA Acushnet Pro-Assistant Championship is a nice kick off to the golf season. It confirms how lucky we and our members are to have such fine guys leading our golf program.”
Clay, who joined new Seabury in the summer of 2019, has worked as a golf professional for over 15 years. Previously he served as the Head Golf Professional at Old Overton Club in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. Prior to Old Overton Club, was the Head Golf Professional at Rancho La Quinta Country Club in La Quinta, California. Earlier in his career, he served as an Assistant Golf Professional at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California. Jim received a Bachelor of Science: Management/Professional Golf Management at Ferris State University. He was awarded the 2015-2016 Southern California PGA Desert Chapter Bill Strausbaugh Award, as well as winning several SCPGA Section and Desert Chapter Golf Tournaments.
Scopone most recently served as an Assistant Golf Professional at Andalusia Country Club in La Quinta, California. Previously, Dominic was an Assistant Golf Professional at The Old Overton Club in Vestavia Hills, Alabama under Jim Clay for two seasons. He also served as an apprentice at Milwaukee Country Club, Emerald Dunes and Easthampton Golf Club. Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Scopone is a graduate of the Professional Golf Management Program at Ferris State, where he earned a degree in Business Administration. In March of 2017, Dominic earned his Class ‘A’ PGA Membership.
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