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Hello and good day to one and all.
The Saturday Scramble results are in and the winners are as follows . . .
1st Place Team #7 Matt, Rick, Johnny, John, Brian -12
2nd Place Team #2 Rex, Carl, Charlie, Stu, Frank -9
3rd Place Team #6 Peter, AJ, and Chuck -9
1st Place Team #8 Mike, Stan, Jeff, Mike S, Ryan -9
Rick on Team #7 had Closest to the Pin.
The Sunday Scramble concluded its 2019 run with a great turn out of 17 Twosomes. We tried a new format for the first time to some frustrating and fun results. Off the tee we played a WORST DRIVE, where the opposing team determined the ‘worst’ drive and that was the drive that was to be played by the team. The rest of the hole was played in best ball format. The strategy changed completely and a lot of thinking was done on the teebox. A shout out to Stuart Hoff for what I consider a great innovative twist on an often familiar game. On top of that the tees were all moved completely back and the pins were placed in the most difficult of positions. Thank you Mike for that.
1st Place Eric Calderon, Allen Everett with 69. Each of you has $24 in your club credit accounts.
2nd Place Rick Sheetz, Roberto Severino with 71. Each of you has $14.40 in your club credit accounts.
3rd Place John Harrington, Mark Nelson with 72. Each of you has $9.60 in your club credit accounts.
Closest to the pin was on #16 going to Tom Lang. Golf balls are behind the counter with your name on them.
And so concludes the 2019 season of the MGC Summer Two-Person Scramble. It was a great summer for golf and I thank each of you for coming out and joining us. I look forward to June when we start up again. As the weather changes and the season approaches I wish you all the best on the links and off.
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
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
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.
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
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 and Good Day out there fellow golfers and other golf enthusiasts.
It has been a wet time of it lately and the Saturday Scramble was canceled. We will try again next Saturday so keep your wits about you.
The Sunday Scramble was a day that will never be forgotten by some, however it will be ubiquitously stamped in the memory of Stuart Hoff BECAUSE HE GOT AN ACE on #16 ! ! !
Congratulations to Stuart on his most impressive achievement.
1st Place Stewart Elder and Dennis Haysley 62 Each of you received $19.50 in your club credit accounts.
2nd Place Charlie Purkiser and Tony Cothron 64 Each of you received $11.70 in your club credit accounts.
3rd Place Vaughn Rodriguez and Rob Neighbor 65 Each of you received $7.80 in you club credit accounts.
Closest to the Pin was Jesse Benshosan on #12. There is a dozen balls behind the counter for you Jesse.
Thank you to all who came out. Sunday golf day is always my favorite day of the week.
Now that Mike is back from vacation let’s see if he can get his game back before next week.
Scramble Results Weekend of 7.27.19
Hello and good day to each and everyone of you on this fine and marvelous Monday.
I find it easy to say today is so lovely because I have mastered the art of not letting my horrible golfing get in the way of the enjoyment of life. We will get to the bad and the ugly of my score shortly. But first the . . .
Saturday Scramble Results
First Place was Chuck, Pete, Robert -14
Second Place was Kevin, Stuart, Jim, Ed and Charlie -10
Third Place was Stu, Frank, Rex, Carl and Charlie -9
Closest to the Pin was Team #4 by Kevin.
The Sunday Scramble format was the soon to be notorious 3 CLUB CHALLENGE.
The weather was perfect and the course was mostly dry save a few spots of standing water. The scores all in all were pretty good unless you were on my team. Mike was on vacation and without the D.O.G. dropping long bomb drives and draining super long putts the game was, shall we say, tougher. Kudos to my buddy Dave for filling in. We may not have shot so great (76) but we had a lot of fun.
1st Place was Charlie Purkiser and Tony Cothran with 65,You each have $31.50 deposited in your club credit accounts.
2nd Place was David Lanham, and Mike Corley with 66,You each have $18.90 deposited in your club credit accounts.
3rd Place was Matt Easterman and Dave Lent 66,You each have $12.60 deposited in your club credit accounts.
Closest to the Pin was Steve Cherry, golf balls are behind the counter with your name on them Steve.
Next weeks format is regular scramble. Unless we decide to do something else, then we will do that.
Hello again Mainlands Golfers!
The Saturday Scramble winners are posted below.
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.
1st Place – Frank, Rex, Daniel, Carl, Charlie -11
2nd Place – Chuck, Peter, Robert, Tim, -11
3rd Place – Greg, Al, Craig, Marc, Ron -10
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 out there Mainlands Golfers.
It has been a truly hot and scorching week. There was no rain this weekend and both scrambles went off with out any issues.
The Saturday Scramble . . .
1st Place Matt, Brian, and Tony -12
2nd Place Stu, Rex, Carl, Charlie, and Frank -11
3rd Place bob, Chuck, Pete, Rob, and Tim -11
1st Place Jim, Stuart, Kevin, Ed, Charlie -8
2nd Place Greg, Al, Craig, Marc, Ron -7
Team #6 and Bob won closest to the pin!
Sunday 2 Person Scramble . . .
22 teams showed up which is a great showing. There was no chance of rain and the sun was glaring. Very minimal wind came into play and it was HOT. I apologize for running out of water in the coolers on two of the water stations out on the course. We recently hired a weekend hydration steward, or a ‘water stew’ as they are more commonly known. I let the poor fellow go with out notice. I actually had Mike fire the guy because I am a little intimidated by him to be honest. In any event I am pledging resources to combat the water crisis in the hopes that this will not be a concern going forward. In all due honesty I do take the hydrational health of everyone on the course rather seriously. That is why I am also cutting the price of Powerade and Water in HALF for anyone who golfs in the Sunday Scramble.
Now with out further Mt Dew . . .
1st Place Rob Neighbor and Vaughn Rodriguez – 62 $42 EACH goes into their club credit accounts!
2nd Place David Lanham and Mike Corley – 65 $25.20 EACH goes into their club credit accounts!
3rd Place Matt Easterman and Matt Powers 65 $16.80 EACH goes into their club credit accounts!
Closest to the Pin was #17 and Dennis Haysley ! Way to go everyone.
Mike and I also shot 62 but as everyone should know we are not competing for prize money just bragging rights. Rob and Vaughn eagled the lowest handicap hole #11, to secure 1st place.
I was just happy to be out golfing on Sunday after battling some personal medical crap. It is just good to be healthy enough to golf. On a similar note the Mainlands Golf Club lost one of our own this past Wednesday. Bud Weber our head starter and front counter position passed away after having a heart attack while out golfing. My thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family. Bud was a kind and genuine man. I never heard him say anything negative about anyone and in fact most of the things he said were thoughtful and wise. He will be remembered fondly.
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