Averages (last 15 rounds)
Quadruple Bogeys 0.40
Triple Bogeys 1.47
Double Bogeys 2.93
Bogeys 8.00
Pars 4.87
Birdies 0.13
Eagles 0.00
Double Eagles 0.00
Bonus Points 15.80
PostStats Stroke Handicap
As Of Dec 7 +16.09
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Nickname Geraldo (back in the day)
Residence Lambertville, MI US
Birthday July 23
Height 5 ft, 6 in
Weight 186 lbs
Occupation Auto body
Playing Since 1975
Swings Right
Poor Shots Slice
Referral Marten Whalen
Registration June 14, 2016
Dream Foursome Jack Nicklaus , Tiger Woods , Bobby Root
Golf Course Pref Condition, Layout, Pace
Reasons I Golf Drink Beer, Socialize, Friendships
Latest Scorecards
Date   Golf Course Stks Adj Stks  
06/13/21 Pinon Hills GC 89 -2.1
06/12/21 Pinon Hills GC 93 +2.1
06/11/21 Pinon Hills GC 97 +3.9
06/10/21 Pinon Hills GC 98 +4.7
05/22/21 Grande Golf Club 89 +1.7
05/16/21 Carrington GC 83 -4.1
05/15/21 Giant Oak GC 83 -5.7
04/07/21 Monroe Golf Club 103 +12.0
08/07/20 Carrington GC 87 +0.7
04/24/20 Whiteford Valley Golf Club 88 -0.1
2021 Virtual
Tourney Handicap
PostStats Stroke Handicap
As of Jan 1 +17.61
PostStats Point Handicap
Quadruple Bogey 0
Triple Bogey 0
Double Bogey 1
Bogey 3
Par 4
Birdie 7
Eagle 16
Double Eagle 25
Target 60
2021 Virtual
Tourney Statistics
PostStats Stroke Handicap
2021 Tally +18.59
+/- +0.98
National Ranking #T36
Adjusted National Ranking #T6
PostStats Point Handicap
2021 Tally 59.00
National Ranking #T42
News Headline
July 19, 2017
Kess Wins in Dramatic Fashion

BARNESVILLE, PA — Kess McLennan arrived at the 2017 Carl Spackler Open with an empty trophy case. In fact, he did not own a trophy case. He left Barnesville, PA as a major champion and something for the state of Michigan after edging out several contenders to win the Open.

McKennan grabbed everyone's attention. He wasn't succumbing to the moment, crosswinds or age. He knew how to finish. Kess made us certain that the most competitive golf story of the year was going to get every last effort and end with him putting on a Golden Jacket.

"I think it's awesome," said McLennan, who shot 18-over 90 in the final round. "I'm hesitant and will speak out adamantly about not comparing my senior win to Gerry Long's 2014 wiin. I think that's unfair to other seniors who have beat these young kids. However it proves the older guys can win. It's really cool to be out here at my age, to experience what we're able to experience, and play golf in a competitive environment. It was an incredible week on the mountain."

Brian Long, Jon Munksgard, and Justin Gorby all had their chances to win the Open down the stretch, but only Kess kept scoring hole after hole. McLennan stayed in the hunt through rain delays and very wet conditions with 17 bogeys and a 12 pars. More importantly, he carded zero points just 4 times over 54-hole tournament. He scored 72 points in the final round and sat the clubhouse lead for nearly an hour.

"I have no idea how this week will end," Kess said earlier in the week, after he quietly finished the opening round outside the Top 10. But by the back nine on Saturday, he and everyone else had seen enough to know exactly what he was going to do. He was going to make a strong run at his first major.

Kess McKennan won the 2017 Carl Spackler Open, Golden Jacket, Danny Noonan Award, Golden Hat, and two Championship Trophies. He also took home a $300 credit to the 2018 Carl Spackler Open. He won the tournament by 2 points over Jon Munksgard and Brian Long.

The Carl Spackler Open was held at Mountain Valley. The tournament. Was delayed twice by rain and once darkness. The 75 players battled throughout the week for a chance to become a Champion. Kess, from southern Michigan, kept the Championship trophy in-state one year after Marty Whalen won the Championship in 2016.