Men’s Club Gang heads out for a Massacre
by Shivas Irons
Men’s Club Staff writer
Cordova Bay – The last men’s club event of the year (the first of the calendar year) always creates a stir amongst our club faithful. New hope, new resolutions, new equipment, new swing, or old watch? We’re not sure which was the culprit but when our first player arrived Saturday morning ready to go we new the excitement had reached a season high.
Once tournament day officially arrived, Piller and crew had the greens rolling 8’12” verging on 8’14” with pin placements reported to be set ‘with love’.
The two-man best ball format proved to be the perfect way to dip a toe into the competitive season. The format affords teams to count only their best net score on each hole (or better yet not count the disasters that may have occurred). We did however fear for the integrity of the competition when one competitor requested a pencil sharpener for the two pencils he had readied for the event (rest easy … no erasers were requested).
On course, the play was mostly exceptional. Three teams, including cagey captain Ian Pattullo who successfully rode a Readings birdie barrage, tied for low gross at a score of -4. The net competition had a clear winner with the team of “two pencils” and partner cruising to a two-shot victory with a wonderful team score of -14. Four teams were grinding down the stretch but could only get to -12.
Tournament scorekeeper did note that one competitor did achieve an unfortunate ‘Yahtzee’ with 5 consecutive 6’s! One player described his day by saying “I had more sevens than Boeing”.
Once the dust settled, there were more smiles than tears and players are already plotting their training program for the Shamrock Open which will be hosted Sunday March 18th. Watch for registration to open in the coming weeks.
Thanks to all who participated and congratulations to our winners.