CCIS Board of Directors listing:
Tim McCoy President
Ron Peters Vice President
For more information contact:
Men's event - Ron Peters firstname.lastname@example.org 617-999-0974 / Tim McCoy email@example.com 617-529-5776
Women's event - Beth McParland, 508-428-2406 firstname.lastname@example.org / or
Priscilla Hostetter, 508-428-3727 email@example.com
In the first 50 years of play, there have been five “holes in one”
and none since the committee purchased awards for the
preparation of the next one. The tournament has experienced
every form of weather conditions including snow and
in the last 25 years we have only lost two rounds because of
unplayable conditions at a host course.
Some CCIS Facts at age “50”
The tournament started as a member guest with invitations
sent to the members of the three clubs and 32 teams, two
flights of 16 each competed in match play. Dick Chapman
ran the first tournament and in his third year, Joe Paterno began
his long term as the chairman. The original match play
format continued until 1961 when the present format was introduced.
No longer a match play tournament, the field was
increased to 54 teams with most of the early additional teams
coming from off the Cape.
After Joe died in 1976, Norm Boucher, who had served with
Joe, became the chairman and in 1990 governance by committee
was established. All of the committee members have
been associated with the tournament for many years and under
the able leadership of Jack Crosby, Pete Davenport and
then John Davenport. It is a tribute to the organizational
skills of Pete and John Davenport that the 50th year celebration
was able to continue in spite of John’s untimely death
The Cape Cod Indian Summer continues to be
a very popular event.
Scoring Speaks Reams
Data for the past years confirms a number of comments
at the scorer’s table. Hyannisport plays to an average
of minus (2.36) with 1997 the best year for the field at minus
(1.19) when 13 teams beat par. Wianno played to minus
(3.54) during the same period and 1998 was the best year at
minus (3.02) when 7 teams beat par. Oyster Harbors has
been far friendlier with a scoring average of plus 1.25.
With an average lower host handicap index and
lower guest handicaps, because of the increasing youth
movement, scores should continue down. In a tournament
dominated for a number of years by older players, there are fewer senior teams than in the past.
However, the format still demands strong play and the overall average for teams is minus for the three days.
Par remains a tough competitor.