Indian Creek men's golf club
Our 2-man best ball tournament saw many low scores but the team that shot the lowest and won the 1st place trophy is Jerry Fallon and Greg Rose, who went -14 (50). Second place went to the team of David Bridgeford and Tom Millward, who went -12 (52). For third place, it was a three way tie between the teams of Carl and Richard Lewis, Robert Nield and Paul Emery, and Dave Talbot and Don Ketcherside. Unfortunately we are only awarding trophies for three places so it came down to a tiebreaker. And the winner of the tiebreaker is...Richard and Carl Lewis who beat out Robert Nield and Paul Emery by one stroke on the final six holes! Dave and Don were beat out by one stroke over the final 9 holes. Great job guys! Congratulations!
Carl Lewis deserved a trophy for his own game today as he shot a 71 to give him the low net round of the day, a net 58. Andy Clark also played very well with a score of 69 with four birdies!
Our next tournament will take place on November 5 and it will be a 7:30 SHOTGUN start. It's also a two man team event but a bit different. It's called 6/6/6 because it's an evil format. You'll play 6 holes as a best ball (like today), 6 holes as a two man scramble team, and 6 holes as an alternate shot. I will have scorecards prepared for you.
Following the tournament, we will have our final mens club meeting of 2016. It's an important one as we will be electing officers for 2017. Also, I'm proposing to add a local rule, that should your ball come to rest within the rock bed and bushes on the left side of Hole #4 that you are allowed a free drop (no penalty), just like when it comes to rest in the rock garden on the right side of Hole #4. We will need to vote to add (or reject) this proposal.
I'm also going to take a vote to see if for next year's Club Championship that we hold the three rounds on back-to-back weekends but the second and third rounds will take place on Saturday and Sunday. The reason is that turn out was pretty low for the Club Championship this year and I think it might be easier to members to commit to two weekends rather than three. But I'll wait for the vote to see what you gentlemen would prefer.
I'll also float some ideas for a road tournament next year. Here are my three ideas that you can think about:
- A course in the Napa Valley once again
- Poppy Ridge or Wente Vineyards in Livermore (East Bay area, just east of Pleasanton)
- A course in Truckee or Reno
I'll take a quick vote to see what most of you would prefer. Of course, the road tournament is completely optional.
That's all for now. See you in two weeks!
Club Banquet - November 12th
club champion 2016
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