Our club has long been renowned, not only for the quality of the grounds, but also for the caliber of the play by our members. The Thorny Lea membership has always topped the list of single-digit handicappers at clubs across the state.
The club boasts numerous Massachusetts Amateur champions: Ed (Smiley) Connell, John Tosca (2), Bruce Douglass (2), Steve Tasho (2), and John Hadges (2). Our championship history has continued as Thorny Lea member Matt Parziale captured the 2016 Massachusetts Mid-Amateur, the 2017 Massachusetts Amateur, the 2017 United States Mid-Amateur and will participate in the 2018 Masters Tournament.
We play on a course where golfing legends Ouimet, Hagen, Sarazen, Nelson and Zaharias have taken a crack at par and come up short. A quick read of the scorecard does not even begin to tell the story of this wondrous course.