Kirk Satterfield of Golf Club of Purchase follows his tee off to the 10th hole during the finals of matchplay in the Mastercard Westchester PGA Championship at Whippoorwill Club in Armonk May 3, 2012. Satterfield defeated Craig Thomas of Metropolis in 20 holes. (Matthew Brown/The Journal News)
It’s been a couple of years since Kirk Satterfield has won anything major, and there’s a simple reason behind the success the Golf Club of Purchase assistant has been enjoying in the last two seasons. Write this one down, it might take a few strokes off your handicap.
Basically, he’s just playing more.
“The Golf Club of Purchase is a fantastic place to work, and Carl (Alexander) is a great player who encourages us to play and helps us with our games,” Satterfield said. “The last year, I was able to play in a lot of tournaments and work on my game, and I’ve found some confidence and sort of rolled along with it.”
He was truly rolling coming down the stretch Thursday, dropping key putts to beat Metropolis head pro Craig Thomas 2 and 1 at Whippoorwill Club.
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All week long, the greens separated the field. Even when they were off the record, the players were talking up the course and the conditions, so Paul Gonzalez rates a pat on the back.
“The course was great,” Thomas said. “I don’t know much rain we got last night. There were a couple of puddles in the parking lot when we got here this morning, but there were none on the golf course. It was really good. It was playing long, but that was cold air.”