The Bay Club (Mattapoisett, Mass.) Golf House Restaurant was full of exuberance this past weekend where members gathered to watch member Peter Uihlein represent the United State in the 42nd Walker Cup Match which was hosted at the historic Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, PA.
Uihlein, a 20-year-old-sophmore at Oklahoma State and a captain's pick for the Walker Cup, proved himself invaluable to Team USA, posting a perfect 4-0 record for the weekend and registering the decisive point in the USA’s third consecutive victory (16 ½ -9 ½ ) over Great Britain and Ireland.
A highlight of the weekend was Uihlein's sinking of an 18-foot putt on the 18th green, giving Team USA a lead it never relinquished.
Head Bay Club Golf Professional Greg Yeomans, along with a group of fellow Bay Club members, made the short trip to Philadelphia in support of Team USA and the club’s most celebrated member.
Unlike in professional golf, spectators at the amateur level are allowed to walk the course alongside the players, thus giving Yeomans an up close and personal vantage point.
“For only 20 years old, I am amazed at how Peter carries himself,” noted Yeomans. “He possesses a presence with every move he makes. He played well this summer, highlighted by his quarterfinal run at the US Amateur. But what I saw the last two days at the Walker Cup was more impressive than anything I have ever seen.”
And thanks to the television coverage, the rest of The Bay Club was right there along with him. Congratulations to Peter and Team USA!