Men’s Golf – December Update

On October 10 we had 20 hearty souls take on Twin Oaks Golf Course in San Marco’s. This course is a favorite and was in very good shape, especially considering the drought which has made it tough to maintain courses this year. The format for the tournament was “Two Best Net of 4 Balls”.  This meant that the teams of 4 only counted the 2 best net scores on each hole. In my 15 years playing with the group I do not remember us playing this format. The results showed how this format evened the playing field and we had 4 of the 5 teams end in a tie and the 5th team only was off by 3 strokes. Since we had 16 tied for 1st place I’ll leave the names a mystery, but last place went to *******. The closest to the pin was won by Dave Sheff on hole #7 and by Roy Dohner on hole #17.

On November 11 our tournament was held at Fallbrook Golf Course. The format was “Combined Net Foursome.”  This course had mores trees than Sherwood Forest. Balls were flying in all directions but in the end we all had a great time. Another neat feature at this course is the 1st hole that has you tee up and hit your tee shot over the main road. I was concerned for any car traveling on the road as our group hit but I am happy the say we all hit into the fairway without striking a car.

1st Place Team: Jack Sweeney, Pat O’Brien, Gary Katsuki, and Mac Brown with a score of 293. 2nd Place Team: Mike Roberts, Morry Dohner, Charlie Clark, and Vid Klath with a score of 297. The last place team will go unnamed due to national security reasons. Closest to the pin on #7 was Morry Dohner and, on #18, Jon Cobain

Coming up on December 9 is our annual putting contest and end of year breakfast awards ceremony. This is held at Talega where they do a great job setting up nine challenging holes on the putting green. Many great and not so great prizes are awarded. You do not have to be a golfer to participate and the breakfast is a winner. In fact it would be somewhat deceiving to classify most of our golf group as golfers.

Last I would like to congratulate Roy Dohner on completing handicap school. Believe it or not we are a legitimate golf club and we need a leader who knows the rules. Roy is the man and someday we may even get some of our group to play by the rules but that is for another time.

Two dim-witted golfers are teeing off on a foggy par-3. They can see the flag, but not the green. The first golfer hits his ball into the fog and the second golfer does the same. They proceed to the green to find their balls. One ball is about 6 feet from the cup while the other found its way into the cup for a hole-in-one. Both were playing the same type of balls, Top Flite 2, and couldn’t determine which ball was which. They decided to ask the golf pro to decide their fate. After congratulating both golfers on their fine shots, the golf pro asks, “Which one of you played the orange one?”

Bob Russell

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