More than 50 folks showed up to try their skill and luck at the Palmetto course where the game was 4-man team Stableford with winners for the Front Nine, Back Nine, and Overall 18 holes with teams only permitted to win once.
In Flight 1, the Overall best score competition was a run-away with the team of Doug Duncan, Gary Poleynard, Tom Collins, and Herb Gallagher scoring 152 points, 16 better than the nearest competitor. Rumor has it that Gary Poleynard was the team star, shooting well under his handicap (don’t forget to post the score, Gary!). Winning the Front Nine competition by 3 points with a score of 74 was the team of Mike Barber, Hal Schmidt, Paul Warhola, and Mike Morris. And for the Back Nine competition, the team of Edgar Yu, Scott Happ, and Dick Lamb won with a score of 68, edging out their nearest opponent by 1 point.
The Flight 2 the Overall best score competition was much closer with the team of Bryan Edgar, Steve Thomas, Ron Monaco, and Maged Khalil winning by 6 points with a score of 146. The Front Nine competition was won by 2 points with the team of Grant Buchanan, Gary Daniel, Dave Angell, and David Bothwell scoring 70 points. And the Back Nine competition was won by the team of Bill Kurtain, Don Snyder, Ed O’Donnell, and Kerry Fosse with a score of 72, beating the nearest competitor by 3 points.
In the Skins competition, we had 7 Skins with 7 different winners, all with Net Eagles. And regarding DFL for low score, there was no single team winner as several teams finished around 113. Finally, pace-of-play was a bit slow. While most groups were in at the scoreboard around 4 hours, there were a few groups who lagged behind. Pace of play remains important for everyone's enjoyment and members are reminded to keep up with the group in front of them in addition to staying ahead of the group behind them. This will remain an area of focus for the LMGA leadership who is soliciting any good ideas that folks have that can improve pace-of-play.
So, congratulations to all our winners. Next Thursday we will have Bouchillon-Ambrose Cup Match play at Plantation when Oakridge tries to remain undefeated competing against Plantation, and Marshwood tries to earn its first point playing against Deer Creek. The format is 2-Man teams Modified Alternate Shot Match Play where one player's drive is selected, his partner hits the second shot, and players continue to alternate until the ball is holed out. Sign up soonest so that you don’t get left out. And since it is B-A Cup play, we will have a Barbeque to supplement our normal weekly beverages.