Wow! What a finish to the season competition. Twenty-four pars and one birdie were recorded in the PGA Flight alone. Unfortunately for Dave Case, make-up rounds do not qualify for skins, so his lone birdie on number 11 is only good for a pat on the back. Most of the pars by the other members of this flight canceled each other out, so there were only two skins earned in the PGA flight. One by Denny Burger on number 15 and one by David Koster on number 18. Stellar rounds of five and six strokes under their average by David Koster and Joe Wilmers helped boost them both into the top three. With Joe Wilmers taking the gold, Todd Hall taking the silver and David Koster the bronze, well that is if we gave out medals. They will have to settle for a little bit of cash and bragging rights.
Things got even more interesting in the Champions Flight with James Neville barely holding off Gary Lind. Then it got a little messy with four ties for third place between Dennis Kombrinck, Eugene Smith, Jim Bukowski and myself. Somehow I managed to sink a 25 foot par putt on the eighteenth green that may just keep my clubs out of the summer yard sale.
In the LPGA Flight nobody was surprised to see newcomer Angie Childers turn in a round worthy of the PGA Flight. Angie was a little surprised to learn that we would be sending her prize winnings to her as she will be out of town for the season ending scramble and banquet. Barb Cassidy and Megan Kenney both played the back nine one under their season average and moved into a tie for second place.
In other news Erin Kenney delivered a healthy baby boy, who was given the name Henry “Hank” James. Not sure yet that Erin will make an appearance tomorrow, but we look forward to seeing some pictures from a proud Aunt Megan and we will see her back on the course next season.
The scramble tee time is 1pm. Once again I let the numbers determine the 2022 Scramble Teams. Take a look at the lineup and as soon as your entire team is ready to go, you can head down to the first tee. The first team off will place the markers for the longest drive and closest to the pin events and be in position to heckle or cheer on the rest of the members as they navigate the treacherous putting service on number nine. The last group out will pick up the markers and be heckled or cheered by the rest of the members. The scramble is the traditional best ball format. In the event a team member can not make the remaining three team members will alternately take an extra shot on each hole.
Lunch and awards will begin as soon as everyone has made it back to the clubhouse. The weatherman is calling for a scorching 91 degrees, so be generous with the protective sun screen, hydrate frequently and be safe.