By Rick Colvin
The winning teams in both flights of the July 22 “Two-Plus” game on the Marshwood course came in at 15-under.
The team of Jay Carey, Bob Hainly, Ed O’Donnell and Robert Rubin won the 1st flight. Two back was the team of Jon Bokina, Bruce Decker, Alan Kane, and Don Snyder. George Cate, Joe Krisch, Tony Lombard, and Brian Ray came in third at 12-under.
In the 2nd flight, Jeff Baker, Bruce Gingold, Tom Richards, and Ron Thomas took honors. Four strokes back was the team of David Evans, Jim Golz, Dave Resler, and Edgar Yu. Bob Gardner, Tom Kunce, David Martin, and Phil Redmond were at 10-under.
In “Two-Plus,” each team must record two or more scores on every hole.
Skins winners were: Michael Allen, Jon Bokina, George Cate, David Evans, Bob Gardner, Alan Kane, David Martin, and Bob Schmidt. Martin won with a net birdie and all the rest had net eagles. Cate played with the LMGA for the first time.
Wednesday Night Scramble
Landing’s pros captained three of the five teams in the July 21st scramble on Marshwood but it was a team led by am Billy Brunton that took the honors with a 5-under 31. Brunton, Jon Bokina, and Brian Morton also took two skins, one for sinking a 45-foot putt to a far back right pin on the par-3 4th hole. Palmetto Assistant Pro Jason Donley, Johnathan Johnston, and Bill Tomassini took second with a 4-under 32. The team of Brian Ray, Frank Schepis, and Rick Colvin took two skins, including a tap-in birdie on the challenging par-4 9th hole after a Schepis 8 iron to 3 feet.
New LMGA member Lee Howard and his wife, Deborah, a Savannah native, moved to The Landings July 1 from Hilton Head, where they’d lived for over three years. Before that, they lived in Atlanta for 30 years. Lee said a swing thought that works for him is to remember to swing through medium to longer range chip shots, finishing with his hands at least waist high. “I can get into real trouble if I don’t do that,” he said.
Like many others, Budd Libby’s introduction to golf was through caddying at his local club in Harrisburg, PA. Caddies were allowed to play on Mondays. He and his wife, Renée, moved to The Landings in early July after spending 37 years in Atlanta. Budd worked in the promotional and lottery gaming business and Renée spent 30 years with General Electric.