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Our December 7th, First Thursday Tournament will be played on Mesa Linda.  The two low handicap flights will be assigned to play the blue tees.  Players may choose to play a different tee.  If you play a different tee than assigned, be sure to let us know.  Either in advance by email to or on your scorecard.  We are including a 2 best ball per foursome team competition, as well as individual total net, net skins (both by flight) and closest to the pins.  Dave Basile is the tournament director.

Summary Results *Here*

Thanks to all who competed in our annual Skee Memorial Member Member.  Although the course was damp, we had no rain and plenty of sun.  Early groups finished in 3.5 hours.  Ned Whittemore managed a Hole in One on #10.  An enjoyable day all around.

Bret Bauer, Tournament Director

Adding their name to our website's Hall of Champions are the winners of the two team flights, all with net 61's.  Dave Basile and Bill McCrea handily won Flight 1.  Flight 2 went to Wayne Rowell and Eric Gastineau over Bob Colclough and Jim Ortale in a scorecard tiebreaker (back 9 by 1).

Eric and Bill also claimed multiple skins. 

Individual flight winners were Steve Keith (67), John Jurczak (66), Tom Ebert (65) and Jim Ortale (66).  Great scores despite some pins that were in extremely difficult places.

Joseph Chien, playing in our earliest group, put the CTP placards so tight on #2 and #6 that they were never bested.

Yet the shot of the day was this one by Ned Whittemore off the tee on #10.  Ned collects an extra $100 for his Hole in One during a CMSGA tournament.  Playing a nicely struck 8 iron into a light breeze, the group's suspicions from the tee were confirmed when they arrived at the cup.  Congratulations, Ned!

Skee Gutmacher was a beloved member, who knew every worker at the course.  He had been our CMSGA treasurer for about 20 years, until 2017, when he passed a few days shy of his 94th birthday.  

Thanks to Bret Bauer for setting up and scoring this tournament.  This was his first.  One of the most difficult issues is trying to score and reshape teams when little or no notice is given regarding withdrawals.  Please let us know with as much notice as possible if your plans to play must change.

Results with Hole by Hole Data *Here*

At our last board meeting, we discussed how to manage scores for players who start a round, but are unable to complete them.  It gets complicated, because the player may have played enough holes to require posting and may have even earned a skin from the holes played, yet when it comes to a team score, something must be done to either use the holes played, or substitute a blind player.

I'm not sure that we came up with a fixed solution, but the USGA will implement a rules update in January that changes the requirements for posting incomplete rounds.  There is a nice summary in the last issue of SCGA's Fore Magazine.

Rather than restate the current rules, the new rules state that if less than 9 holes are played, no score can be posted.  If 9 holes are played, then a 9 hole score is posted if the 9 holes have a separate rating.  That 9 hole score will be used to update the player's index the day after posting, without waiting for it to be combined with another 9 hole score.  

If 10 to 17 holes are played, then the hole by hole score must be entered when posting.  The GHIN posting program with then calculate an adjusted 18 hole score.  Posting net pars on any unplayed holes will no longer be the practice.  

If any member is interested in taking one of the SCGA rules courses, there are in person and online offerings.  There is much to learn.  Let us know if you would like to pursue that.


Summary Results *Here* for our away tournament at the Talega Golf Club

Thanks to the 39 members who supported our away tournament.  Flight winners were Ryan Haeger (net 70) and Tom Kennedy (net 75).  Ryan also scored the lowest gross of the day (76).  Hoyt Etter was our only winner of multiple skins.  Players were offered the option of playing the forward tees.  33 players stuck with the white tees.  The weather cooperated and the predicted winds never materialized.  The course offered a number of challenging holes, reflected by more double digit holes entries than usual.  Thanks to Mike Drennen for making the arrangements.  We can help if any members wants to take the lead in another away event.

All Data with Hole by Hole Results *Here*

We had 15 Member Guest teams.  The winning team was John Carroll and his guest, Matt Chavez, combining for a 9 under par net 61.

We had 32 teams in our members without guests division.  The lowest scoring team was Sharon Thiedemann and Eric Gastineau, also with a net 61.  Payout was to the top 20% in each division.

All members and guests were pooled together and placed in flights for the overall net and net skins prizes.  Our total low net winners by respective flights were Pete de Boer (net 69), John Carroll (net 63), Rich Miller (net 68) and Sean McGroarty & Joe Willis (tied at net 67).  Net skins varied by flight.  Flight 1 had 8 skins with Steve Hess & Steve Gibbs each taking a pair.  Flight 2 had only 4 skins.  Flight 3 had 9 skins with Leon Tomasyan, Bruce Green and Russ Barrett taking pairs.  Flight 4 had only 3 skins, topping the double skins in value.

The weather was great, crossing several climate zones if you started early enough.  Thanks to Peter Cary for directing and scoring this complicated tournament.  The communication from members on guest information and notice on the few cancellations was most helpful.

Complete Hole by Hole Data Here


Problems in flight assignments were noted after the initial results were posted on Oct 20th.  Corrections have been made.  This resulted in some changes in skins results.  Most results were not affected.  These links are to the corrected versions as of Oct 21st.  Sorry for the confusion.  Let us know if you have any questions.

The day was a mixed bag of weather to be sure.  The early groups had to make sure to hit the ball straight for the first hour or so due to the fog that must have hampered their ability to see the ball after it was hit!  Eventually the sun broke through, as it usually does, and the rest of the day was typically sunny and nice.  

I think everyone enjoyed the alternate scoring format, but especially the winners of the the 2 team flights!  Flight 1 winners with a net 89 team score (beating the nearest competition by 7 strokes!) were Bret Bauer / Mark Thomas / Steve Hess / Russ Barrett.  Flight 2 winners with a team score of 94 were Jim Rossman / Alonzo Monk / Bill Walker / (Bill McCrea was randomly chosen as the blind to round out the team scoring format.)  Congrats to both teams!

Individual Net winners were:

Flight 1 - Mike Supple with a net 66
Flight 2 - Doug Peterson with a net 68
Flight 3 - Russell Barrett with a net 61
Flight 4 - Sharon Thiedemann with a net 69

There were 28 skins won across the 4 flights, with Doug Peterson, Burnie Presho, Russ Barrett, Butch May, and Sherry Howard winning 2 skins each!

We had a total of 80 golfers today, thanks for a good turnout.  I hope everyone enjoyed the day!

Thanks, Dan Hudgins and Bret Bauer, Tournament Directors