Our first trophy
tournament of the year turned out to be a tough round
for most people, except for Andy Clark. He shot a net 58
to claim the 1st place prize in the first flight. He was
the only player to break net par today, a first that I
can recall since I've been tournament chairman. Way to
Richard Lewis and Tom Millward also
deserve congratulations as they claimed 1st place in
their flights. Second place came down to some tie
breakers. Larry Goodwin won a 5-way tie for 2nd place in
the 1st flight and Rich Perry won a tiebreaker with
Leroy Rogers to win 2nd place in the 2nd flight. Ken
Nash won second place in the third flight. Well done
everyone! It'll make the awards banquet food taste a bit
better in November.
With the high scores,
however, that meant a longer round. We did a good job
with pace of play in the first two tournaments but we've
slowed down in the last two. My group's round was 4
hours 40 minutes, way too long! Please be cognizant of
pace of play and follow these guidelines:
ready golf at all times
- If you are two to a cart,
drop your partner at his ball and then go to yours.
- Putt out if you are in gimme range
A four hour
round is ideal and four hours 15 minutes should be the
maximum. Please keep this pace.
tournament is February 28 and it is a shotgun start at
7:30. It is called Whack N' Hack- which means a four man
team. The scores that count towards your team are the
best score and the worst score per hole, unless someone
in your team makes a net birdie, then you keep the best
two scores. Confused? Don't worry, I know how it works.
I'll have cards prepared for you.
tournament, we will have a mens club meeting. Some
topics to be discussed will include nomination of
members for committees, a discussion of a message sent
by the NCGA to me, and I will present my idea for a new
match play event that I would like to start this summer.
I hope everyone can play in the tournament and attend
the meeting. Thank you and see you then!