By Rick Colvin
The winners of both flights in the Sept. 2 “Red, White, Yellow” competition scored 12-under par 60s on the Oakridge course.
In this format, teams have to take three net balls on holes with front, or red, pins; two net balls on holes with middle, or white pins; and one net ball on holes with back, or yellow pins.
Winners of the 1st Flight were Dick Higgins, Rich Matos, Gary Poleynard, and Phil Redmond. Although every member of the team played well, Poleynard was particularly strong, contributing two birdies. Matos and Higgins also added birdies and “ham and egged” on the holes where the team needed to take three scores. “It was a lot of fun, just a great golf day,” Redmond said.
The team of Kevin Olson, Mike Towson, Rib Rubin, and Mark Witbeck were three back in second place and Eddie Ambrose, Dave Angell, Greg Snyder, and Edgar Yu were six back for third place.
In the second flight, the winning team of John Bellucci, Dave Creasy, Bruce Decker, and Herb Gallagher were 9-under on the front nine, with Gallagher starting off with a natural par with two strokes for a net eagle on the 1st hole. Creasy and Decker shot 37s, Bellucci shot 39, and Gallagher had a 44. The team stalled for most of the back, but finished with a net birdie, by Gallagher on 17, and a net birdie by Bellucci on the 18th to get to 12-under.
One back in 2nd place was the team of Bob Gardner, Jim Golz, John Landuyt, and Donald McVay. The team was 4-under on its first hole, the par 5 15th, and went on to record an incredible 12-under on its first nine holes. But the team flagged on its final nine holes, giving a stroke back for a final score of 61.
In 3rd place was the team of Larry Batanian, Vic Bell, Tom Stephens, and Bill Wolod, at nine under.
Dave Angell, Herb Gallagher, Bob Gardner, Jim Golz, and Bill Tomassini each had one skin and Don Snyder had two.