Hello Everyone.  Apologies to all of you readers out there as I haven’t posted in a few weeks.  I have been out of town a few weekends and it has thrown off my rhythm.  Unfortunately even with out rhythm you can still have the blues.

The Saturday Scramble on 9.15.19

Flight A

1st Place Team #6 Chuck, Pete, AJ, Robert, Sean -14

2nd Place Team #7 Matt, Brian, Rick, Anthony -12

3rd Place Team #3 Greg, Al, Craig, Marc, Ron -11

Flight B

1st Place Team #2 -10 Rex, Stu, Charlie, Carl, Frank -10

2nd Place Team #4 Kevin, Stewart, Jim, Charles, Ed -8

Closest to the Pin was #5 PETE!


The Sunday Scramble went off at 3pm as we are wont to do for the rest of the month.  There are only two days left of this Summer Scramble Season.  I am amazed at how many rounds we completed as we consistently watched thunder clouds pass around us all summer.

This week was a regular scramble.

1st Place was Dennis Haysley and Stewart Elder 60.  $13.50 each goes into your club credit accounts

2nd Place was Rob Neighbor and Vaughn Rodriguez 63. $8.10 each goes into your club credit accounts.

3rd Place Kevin Gabbard and Eric Calderon 67. $5.40 each goes into your club credit accounts.

Closest to the Pin was #6 and Rob Neighbor was the winner of the dozen balls.




Good day to my fellow golfers.  It is was a great weekend for golf.  The rain finally gave us enough of a break to dry the course out.

The Saturday Scramble had a good showing.

Flight A

1st Place Team #3 Greg, Al, Craig, Marc, and Ron -12

2nd Place Team #4 Jim, Stuart, Kevin, Ed, Leo -10

3rd Place Team #2 Stu, Frank, Rex, Carl, Charlie -8

Flight B

1st Place Team #7 Matt, John, Rick, Anthony -8

2nd Place Team #6 Chcuk, AJ, Peter, Peter, and Peter, -7

Closest to the Pin was Team #7 Anthony!

The Sunday Scramble went off in a Modified Stableford format.  The pot was carried over from two weeks prior as the only one group finished two weeks ago.  Last week was a total wash out and with 26 people showing up the total pot was $168!

1st Place was Stewart Elder and Dennis Haysley 24 points.  You each have $42 in club credit.

2nd Place was Carl Nicks and Stuart McDonald 23 points.  You each have $25.20 in club credit.

3rd Place was Dave Lent and Carl Sandberg 23 points.  you each have $16.80 in club credit.

Closest to the pin was Vaughn Rodriguez on #12.


Hello Again Mainlands Golfers . . .

The Saturday Scramble braved the soggy fairways once again.  It certainly is harder to keep the carts clean with all of the puddles.

Flight A

First Place Greg, Al, Mark, Craig, and Ron -10

2nd Place Charlie, Carl, Rex, Frank and Stu -9

3rd Place Charlie, Kevin, Ed, Jim, and Stuart -9

The Stuart and team #2 won closest to the pin.

There are golf balls behind the counter for Stuart, and everyone else has their winnings deposited in their Club Credit accounts.

By Sunday afternoon the course had dried out pretty well save a few spots.  For the first time so far this summer season the winning team was . . .

Mike / Tyson 62

Mike rolled in 5 LONG birdie putts (after I showed him the line of course.)  But as you should know by now, Mike and I do not play for any prize money, simply bragging rights.

1st Place Nicholas Cavell and _________________(unknown golfer) 63 $18 was deposited in Nick’s club credit, the other $18 will be deposited when we find the name of his partner.

2nd Place Mike Corley and Dave Lanham 63 $10.80 was deposited in each of your club credit accounts.

3rd Place Stuart Elder and Dennis Haysley 65 $7.20 was deposited in each of your club credit accounts.

The closest to the pin was Dennis Haylsey.  Their are a dozen golf balls behind the counter with your name on them.

Cheers to a fun weekend everyone.  Stay Classy.


Hello again Mainlands Golfers!

The Saturday Scramble winners are posted below.

Flight A

1st Place Matt, Johnny, Brian, Anthony, and Rick -12

2nd Place Peter,Kim, and Tim -9

3rd Place Jim, Kevin, Ed, and Charlie -9

Closest to the pin was Steve on team #1.

On a tangent I find the closest to the pin prize a bit ridiculous.  Going forward the prize for closest to the pin will be a full dozen golf balls.

The Sunday Scramble was awesome.  If you were there you know what I am talking about.  The weather was blisteringly hot with an extra helping of humidity.  We played in a modified Stableford Format.  3 points for Eagles, 2 Points for Birdies, 1 Point for par, and 0 points for Bogies or higher.

1st Place was Nicholas Cavell and Todd Stevens, with 23 points.  They each have $33 in their club credit accounts.

2nd Place – David MacMarchy, Hub Bartlett with 23 points as well.  They each have $19.80 in their club credit accounts.

3rd Place – John Harrington and Mark Nelson with 23 points.  They each have $13.20 in their club credit accounts.

Closest to the Pin was Rob Neighbor!  Yay Rob.  You have a dozen golf balls waiting for you as well.

Finally I would like to state that due to the popularity of the Sunday Scramble we will only be able to start teams that show up AND PAY before 15 minutes of 4pm.  It is just too difficult to accommodate everyone efficiently unless they are checked in and paid by quarter til four.  If a team shows up at ten minutes to four they will have to follow the scramble and just play plain old regular every day stroke golf.  (This means you Neighbor.)

Good Day to the Drawers of the golf ball and Salutations to those who Slice.  The rest of you we will meet in the middle.

The Saturday Scramble had 4 winners in two flights.

Flight A

1st Place – Frank, Rex, Daniel, Carl, Charlie -11

2nd Place – Chuck, Peter, Robert, Tim, -11

3rd Place – Greg, Al, Craig, Marc, Ron -10

Flight B

1st Place – Matt, Brian, Richard, -9

Closest to the Pin was Dan of team #5.  Dan has golf balls behind the counter and the rest of the winners have money added to their club credit accounts.

The Sunday Scramble had a great turnout with 18 Twosomes.  Unfortunately their was some lightning witnessed by more than a few golfers less than an hour into the round.  Anyone who turned in and left will get a raincheck for an upcoming Sunday Scramble.  The rain/lightning delay lasted about 15 minutes.  The remaining 15 teams did finish and so the scramble continued.  Mike and I started on the back 9 and after triple bogeying #11 we didn’t see any lightning but were seeing stars.  I believe our 69 would have put us in solo place for 8th place.  Cheers to being aggressive off the tee when you shouldn’t.

1st Place – Stewart Elder & Dennis Haysley 63  Each of you has $24 in your club credit accounts.

2nd Place – The Carl Nicks Team 63  Each of you has $14.40 in your club credit accounts

3rd Place – David Lanham & Mike Corley 63  Each of you has $9.60 in your club credit accounts

Closest to the Pin on the 3rd Hole was  . . . Karen Koslowski.  Congratulations Karen, you have golf balls behind the counter for you.


The summer season means we often play with the threat of weather.  If you feel nervous about playing with cloud cover, or in rain, or with thunder in the distance, or for any reason please come in and get a raincheck.  No round of golf is worth a tragedy.

Hello you hip and capable golfers!

We have just ended a very dry and ridiculously hot June.  I urge everyone to stay hydrated weather you are out golfing or just watching TV at home.  Heat exhaustion is a real danger.

Now that the public service announcement is over let’s get to the Saturday Scramble Results . . .

Flight A

1st Place is Matt, Dave, and Rick -13

2nd Place is Greg, Al, Craig, Marc, and Ron -12

3rd Place Frank, Rex, Carl, Charlie, and Gary -11

Flight B

1st Place is Jim, Stuart, Ed, AJ, and Charlie -8

Greg on team #3 won the closest to the pin this week.

The Sunday Scramble played the 4-Club Scramble Format this week.

1st Place – Steve Hensley and Cam Barrows 62          Each of you has $28.50 in your club credit accounts

2nd Place – Rob Neighbor and Vaughn Rodriguez 64    Each of you has $17.10 in your club credit accounts

3rd Place was Mike and Me 65          Each of you has $11.40 in your club credit accounts

4th Place was David Lanham and Mike Corley 65

The 4-Club is always one of my favorites.  Next week I heard we might do a WORST Ball Scramble.

A good walk spoiled?  Well that is why I RIDE when I play.  Take that Mark Twain!


Hello and good golfing to everyone out there.  It was a beautiful weather weekend.  And of course it was hot.

The Saturday Scramble went out in all of its glory and splendor.

Flight A

1st Place – Jim, Stuart, Kevin, Ed, & Charlie -12

2nd Place – Tom, Clem, John, & Steve -11

3rd Place – Jim, Steve, Vincent, & Bill -10

Flight B

1st Place – Matt, Johnny, John, Tony, & Mike -10

2nd Place – Grey, Al, Chris, Marc, & Al A


The Closest to the Pin was John Carroll on #7

Winners have club credit added to their respective accounts and John has a dozen balls behind the counter waiting for him.

The Sunday 2-Person Scramble had its first run of the summer and it was quite the turn out.  48 people turned out and we took up the entire front 9.  As such pot was $144.00.  Mike talks about how we are not playing for $1,200,000.00, but it seems like it is getting close.  First Place team gets 50%.  2nd Place gets 30%.  3rd place gets guess how much? Closest to the pin was on #16 and the winner gets a dozen balls this week.  Team Mike / Tyson does not put money in the pot so we are ineligible, we play strictly for the glory…. or the shame.  TomatO, TomAto I guess.

Before I announce the winners let’s give a shout out to two eagles made.


And CHEERS to JEFF TAMLYN for eagle-ing #9.

1st Place Charlie Purkiser and Toni Cothran -7 Each of you has $36 in club credit added to your accounts.

2nd Place John Harrington and Mark Nelson -6 Each of you won $21.60.

3rd Place Matt Easterman and Dave Lent -4 Each of you won $14.40

Thank you to everyone who came out.  You all helped make a great event.  Mike and myself are looking forward to a long, hot, summer of golf.


May your golf ball find firm fairways, gentle greens, and may it rest gently at the bottom of the cup after just one putt.


Until next week,


Golf Tampa Bay

Hello and good day to you Mainlands Golfer!  After some technical internet-type issues I am finally able to post the Scramble results online.  The scores have been totaled.  Then they were tabulated, testified, and re-verified, all under the watchful eye of the golf department of the GRU.  These scores should be the most accuratest EVER.

The Saturday Scramble bounced, hopped, and rolled, along in its normal fashion.  4 Teams in two flights won some prize money.

Flight A

First Place – Stu, Bob, Frank, Rex, and Carl -11

Second Place – Karen, Mark, Bruce, and other Mark -9

Third Place – Mike, Stan, other  Mike, Jeff, and Tom -8

Flight B

1st Place Whit, Jim, Stuart, Steven, Kevin

Closest to the Pin was Team #6 – WAY TO GO PETE

The Sunday Scramble ended on Sunday.  The weather was sublime.  A nice breeze lasted the whole round as the clouds kept the burning sun at bay.  We played a standard 2 person scramble and some scores were pretty impressive.

1st Place Trent and Corey – 10

2nd Place Vaughn and Rob -2

3rd Place – Steve and Rita +1

Closest to the Pin was on #6 by Steve Hensley.

The Pot from the prior weeks rain out was added to this weeks for a total of $114  so each of the winners got paid a kings ransom of $28.50 EACH.  Who says the stakes aren’t high?

A few weeks ago I gave Rob Neighbor the attendance award for the Sunday Scramble.  But the TEAM with the most consistent attendance was Rick Pightling and Lew Tucker.  These gents were here in the sun, in the rain, and in the mud.  Sometimes all in the same day.  For being consistently considerate, and attentive attenders The Mainlands Golf Club is thrilled to give a dozen Wilson Duo U golfs balls to these gentlemen.

Finally I would like to thank all of the golfers that came out and made this summer’s Two-Person Scramble an awesome weekly event.  I truly enjoyed playing with everyone I was paired up with.  I look forward to doing it all again next year.

Better Late than Never! The scramble results are in.  The Golf Tabulator 9000 has been repaired and waterproofed and the results are the most-est accurate-est we have seen all week.

The Saturday Scramble was a little light on numbers but the friendly competition was as fierce as a President on twitter.

First Place Carl, Charlie, and Rex -10

Second Place John, Wayne, Clem, Chuck, and Pete -8

Closest to the Pin was Clem! Yay Clem!

Quick Trivia: If Clem had a son and he went to a University where might he have gone?  Clem-SON! ! ! HA HA HA

Gosh I think I’m hilarious so if you don’t please don’t burst my fragile bubble.

The Sunday Scramble was the first of the season where everyone thought it would rain and be a total swamp.  It was not.  Mike and I were the only people to show up and try to tough it out.  Vaughn Rodriquez showed up to play with his wife and we all played a threesome while his wife cheered us on.  Except for that time she laughed so hard at my SUPER shanked 5 wood off the 9th tee.  It’s ok, I usually hit at least one shot each round that is ridiculously hilarious.  Actually I only hit one shot like that all day so I was a super happy golfer.  The rain never came and the balmy temperature was perfect.  It was a truly lovely day of golf with some truly enjoyable people.

1st Place – Mike and Tyson

Closest to the Pin – Mike or Tyson

This coming Sunday is my favorite format . . .  4 CLUB Scramble.  Your putter counts as a club just so you know.

Thank you all ,



Golf Course Near Me

School may be back in session but it is DEFINITELY still summer.  What a hot and muggy weekend served with a healthy side of precipitation.  What is there not to love right?  I have been wearing flip-flops for a consecutive 92 days.  Aaaaaaaaahhh.  Who doesn’t love living in Florida?

The Saturday Scramble had a very good showing on a rather beautiful day for which to go out and golf.

Flight A

1st Place was Matt, John, Brian, & Anthony -9

2nd Place was Whit, Charlie, Jim, Steve, and Kevin -9

3rd Place Stu, Bob, Frank, Rey, Carl -9

Remember, in the Saturday Scramble ties are broken by the first birdie made.

Flight B

1st Place was Kenzik, Paul, BAMA, and Angie -9

2nd Place was Don, Dennis, Richard, Steve, and Paul -7

3rd Place Greg, Al, Craig, Tom, Al with -7

The Closest to the Pin was Rex on team #2.  YAY REX! ! !

The winners all have monies deposited into their club credit accounts and Rex has a bag with some golf balls behind the counter.

The Sunday 2 Person Scramble was another good showing.  On the first hole and the last hole and every hole in between there was dark skies and maybe even some drizzles.  However fate was with us as the weather never came close to shutting down the day.  We continue to see new faces each week and for that I am quite happy.  Mike and I got to play with Steve and Tim for the first time and I have to say I had a blast.  The scores might not have always been great but we certainly laughed a lot.  Needless to say the scores were a little higher this week due to the format of Alternate Shot.  Mike and I might have scored a little better had it not been for my epic drive on 18.  I almost cleared the WHITE TEES.  When the dust settled and we shot what I would consider a respectable score of 10 over.  Mike was a little more disappointed than I was but well, he is better than that.  This is why I pay him to be my partner.  A total of $66 went into the pot from the 11 two player teams.

1st Place was Rob Neighbor and Vauhn Rodriguez 80

2nd Place was dynamic duo Rita O’neil and Steve Hemsley 82

3rd Place was Carl Nicks and Frank Schmidt 83

Closest to the Pin was the south paw golfer Colton Tison on #16  That sh#t was close let me tell you.

All the winners have monies deposited into their club credit accounts and Colton has golf balls behind the counter with his name on them.

Thank you everyone.  I wills see you out on the course!