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Aug. 18 Results: Pick Six Scramble Produces Nearly Identical Results in Both Flights

By Rick Colvin

Teams atop both flights shot red-hot 58s for big wins in the Pick Six scramble Aug. 18 on the Deer Creek course.

In the Pick Six format, teams decide when to tee off from each of three tees. Teams have to use each tee six times in the course of the round.

In the 1st Flight, James Headley, David Martin, Bob Schmidt, and Bill Tomassini came in first, notching a five-stroke victory over two teams that came in with 62s. The team of Michael Allen, John Garone, Ed O’Donnell, and Ron Thomas took second in a card-off with the team of Kevin Brandon, Pat Dalbey, Sam Story, and Jack Welch.

Winning the 2nd Flight was the team of John Evans, David Foley, Brian Stefan, and Sean Ryan. Their 58 beat the team of Bob Gardner, David Johnson, Dave Resler, and Rib Rubin by five strokes. The team of John Landuyt, Gary Mehes, Mike Morris, and Don Snyder came in 3rd after a cardoff with another team that also shot 64.

Wednesday Scramble

Four of the five teams competing in the Wednesday night scramble Aug. 17 on the Deer Creek course shot 30s but they all lost out to the 29 shot by the last team off the course, composed of Oakridge head pro Eric “Mitch” Mitchell, Jon Bokina, John Clark, and Ross Petronchak. It was the second consecutive win for teams headed by Mitchell.

Team “Mitch” also raked in two skins, with an eagle 2 on the short par 4 5th and a birdie on the long par 4 9th. The team of Bobby Balmes, Jonathan Johnston, Budd Libby, and Jeff Kane scored a skin with a birdie on the par 5 6th.

Membership Notes

John Bryant and his wife, Cathy, moved to The Landings at the beginning of August from Alpharetta, Ga. Cathy grew up here and the couple had visited many times before relocating here. John owns a logistics software company that specializes in the food and beverage industries. John’s most memorable round of golf was at the Grand Opening of the Echelon Golf Club in Alpharetta. He played with veteran pro Matt Kuchar, golf course designer Reese Jones, and a collegiate player. “It was a great experience, because we talked about the overall thought process related to the design of the course.”

Adam Reardon moved here in late April from Pooler but, he said, “my family and friends have been here as long as I remember.” Adam grew up in Savannah and attended Georgia Southern University in Statesboro and he works for Express Packaging in Pembroke, Ga. The company makes corrugated packaging. Although he had visited often, he had never played golf here. Adam’s best round was a 78 at Savannah Harbor, playing with friends. “It was just an overall solid round in which I made very few mistakes.”


Jim Oliver and his wife, Valerie, bought a home at The Landings in November of 2020 and are living here part-time until September. Jim and Valerie both grew up in Texas. Jim retired in July, 2021 as general manager of a water-supply district based in Fort Worth that serves 70 cities and rural districts in an 11-county area. Valerie is retiring at the end of August. She is a recreational consultant and event coordinator.

Jim said his most “memorable and interesting” round was on a private 9-hole course in rural Mississippi owned by actor Morgan Freeman and other locals. He played with a Freeman and a mutual friend. Morgan’s left arm was injured in a car accident in 2008 and so he plays one-handed. “The club was nothing fancy, but it had great hamburgers!”