We had two outstanding performers today in the Chicago System tournament. Rich Elwell shot a 70 (net 55) and Warren Rickard shot a 71 (net 56) for the best rounds of the day. Sean Carmichael also shined in the second flight claiming the first place prize. We had a three way tie for first in the third flight between Don Ketcherside, Ron Reynolds, and Dave Talbot. Congratulations to all the winners today!
For those not familiar with the Chicago System, you are awarded points for birdies, pars, and bogeys and you are trying to reach a set number of points, or quota, based on your handicap. It starts with 39 and then subtract your handicap. So for me, with my handicap being a 9, my quota was 30 points (FYI- I did not reach my quota because putting is stupid). The winners were those the furthest past their quota. For the first time that I can remember, every winner exceeded their quota so we had some good scores today.
Our next tournament will take place on April 29 and it's the annual Spring Trophy Tournament. It is also the first round of two for the zone qualifier. This is the one where you go straight to Monterey should you finish in the top four. Details:
- You must pay $20 cash to enter and play in both the April 29 and May 13 tournaments.
- You must finish in the top four net scores to qualify. Those finishing 5th or lower will be alternates based on the standings (I've gone twice as a alternate so it's worth entering if it's something you want to do).
- The tournaments in Monterey take place on July 12 and 13 at Poppy Hills and Quail Lodge.
I"m hoping we can at least get 10 guys to try out this year.
Lastly, I have made contact with Yoche DeHe Golf Club to set up a road tournament. July 1 (Saturday) is available and I said 10:00 would be a good starting tee time. So far, I have 12 sign-ups and room for 24. The price is $114 for golf, cart, range, a $10 merchandise gift card, and a choice of a sleeve of balls, a hat, or a personalized bag tag. I'm not sure about food but I will confirm it. I've heard all great things about this course and I think it will be an awesome day. For now, I'm leaving it open to members of Indian Creek Mens Club but will open it to guests after May 1st.
See you in two weeks and have a Happy Easter!
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