Men’s Golf – October News

On September 9 we played at Arrowood Golf Club in Oceanside. The weather was good and the course was in great shape. The course is very challenging but, for our highly skilled players, it was a walk in the park.

The format played was Team 1,2,3 Foursome. The first hole, the best net score counts. The second hole, the two best net scores count, and on hole 3, the 3 best nets scores count. The remaining holes repeat in the same rotation. This format levels the playing field and gives each team a great chance to win. That said 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place were all within 2 stokes after 18 holes.

  • 1st place Team: John Monson, Dennis Rosene, and Paul Wager had a score of 129.
  • 2nd Place Team: We had a tie. The team of Dick Grabham, Bob Russell, Dave McFarland, and Dave Sheff and the team of Roy Dohner, Rick Hogman, Mike Stively, and Bill Verbrugge had a score of 129.

Closest to the pin went to Charlie Clark on hole #3 and to Jack Sweeney on hole #15

The next tournament is on October 14 at Twin Oaks in San Marcos.

Random thoughts on golf:

   In primitive society, when native tribes beat the ground with clubs and yelled, it was called witchcraft; today, in civilized society, it is called golf.

   Golf is an expensive way of playing marbles.

   Golf is a game in which the slowest people in the world are those in front of you, and the fastest are those behind.

   Golf: A five mile walk punctuated with disappointments.

   The secret of good golf is to hit the ball hard, straight and not too often.

   There’s no game like golf: you go out with three friends, play eighteen holes, and return with three enemies.

   Golf was once a rich man’s sport, but now it has millions of poor players.

   An amateur golfer is one who addresses the ball twice: once before swinging, and once again after swinging.

   Many a golfer prefers a golf cart to a caddy because the cart cannot count, criticize or laugh.

                                                                                                                                                Bob Russell