The Month of January again had an exciting and fun-filled schedule of tournaments, including stroke/net play on the 3rd and 10th, three low nets on the 17th, the start of the match play challenge on the 24th and two-man best ball on the 31st.
The stroke/net on the 3rd was divided into four flights based on handicap. The flight gross score winners, respectively, were Dale Stokke 66, George Richardson 72, Dan Carroll 71 and Laverne Schaffer 82. Net score winners by flight were Wayne Onyx 59, George Richardson 57, Dan Carroll 55 and Earl Ferguson 60. The stroke/net play on the 10th also had four flights. Gross winners, respectively, were Fred Nixon 65, Richard Craig 69, Michael Butler 74 and Earl Ferguson 77. These players also had the lowest net scores at 58, 57, 58 and 55, respectively. The tournament on the 17th was a four-man team where the three low net scores out of the four counted. The winner of this event was the team of Jim Croghan, Todd Brautigam, Fred Fraga and Al Lundeen with a score of 169. The match play challenge was started on the 24th. A total of 62 players, divided into eight bracketed flights, teed it up. Since this challenge spans several weeks, results will be reported at a later date. The last event of the month, the net score, two-man best ball, on the 31st had a total of six flights. The winners by flight, respectively, were the teams of Dale Stokke/Ron Jackson 53, Bob Gerber/Lew Lepore 51, Jim Seaman/Tony Mogdans 53, John Franklin/Vince Budinas 49, Scott Moore/Dave Jones 51, Ken Myles/Gordon Olson 51.
The club also participated in the Mixed Net Shoot Out with the Ladies Golf Association on January 13. Ten couples started the tournament. One couple was eliminated on each hole, with two couples left battling it out on the last hole for the championship. The first, second and third place finishers were Ron Morgan and Sue Koslofsky, George Jones and Melissa Craig and Fred Nixon and Jackie Huyghebaert.
The major event for February was the Club Championship, a gross score only tournament started on the 14th and completed on the 21st. Also in February, there was the Men’s Net Shoot Out on the 17th and the first half of the home and home with Sun Lakes on the 28th. February results cannot be reported due to the early deadline for submitting articles to the paper.
Looking ahead, March will have the Men’s Gross Shoot Out and the start of the three-day MacPherson Challenge Match Play tournament, named in honor of Cal MacPherson. Cal was a longtime member, former Golf Club board member and golf course volunteer. His contributions to the golf course were many.