June, 10th 2018
HAMPDEN — The 109th Massachusetts Open is returning to western Mass. The top tournament of Mass Golf, formerly Massachusetts Golf Association, gets underway Monday at GreatHorse. The three-day, 54-hole, stroke-play tournament is the first major tournament hosted by GreatHorse, which opened in 2016 after four years of rebuilding at the former Hampden Country Club. “To be able to host the state open is incredible,” said Guy Antonacci, president of GreatHorse. “I think we’re going to be the youngest facility to host a state open, so that means a lot.” Antonacci’s family, which owns USA Hauling and Recycling in Connecticut and has been in the horse business for 60 years, had been looking to purchase a golf course for 10 or 15 years.
June, 9th 2018
If Nick Antonelli of North Andover or Chris Houston of Gilford, New Hampshire, have any questions about the palatial clubhouse, the 207 bunkers or anything else about at GreatHorse when they play in the 109th Massachusetts Open Championship this week, they can simply ask the other member of the threesome, Guy Antonacci
June, 1st 2018
Ten years have passed since a Western Massachusetts golf course has hosted the Massachusetts Open, and many of the region's top professional and amateur golfers are in for a special week. GreatHorse in Hampden will host the highest profile championship of its four-year existence, continuing its upward trend since its post-auction reformation of the old Hampden Country Club.