BUT COMMISSIONER’S TEAM CONTINUES TO ROLL!
June 14, 2011-As told by Acting Commissioner Doug Healy
For the second week in a row, the Commissioner delegated his dutes to an Acting Commissioner–this week ATAGer Doug Healy–offering no explanation other than a terse “will not be able to make it.”
But that didn’t stop 16 ATAGers from taking on the more difficult Back Nine and also didn’t stop this week’s randomly assembled Commissioner’s Team headed by Acting Commish Healy and partners Mike Gaddis, Tim Martin, and Kevin McGlynn from taking home the second consecutive Golden Ale Trophy in the Commissioner’s absence, posting a score of 10 under and suggesting once again that there just may be something mystical about the Commissioner’s Team which seems to figure in the outcome of every match (good or bad, but mostly good). Stepping up to be the day’s sponsor turned out to be the ill advised pairing of Richard Batelaan, Craig Labay, Tom Lewis, and William Thornton who limped in at 2 under to finish DEAD ASS LAST.
Final Results: Back Nine
Doug Healy, Mike Gaddis, Tim Martin, Kevin McGlynn -10
Henry Sawyer, Marty Arnold, Jeff Colbath, Frank Corrigan -7
Russ Jobson, David Danzig, Bill Buist, Danny Morris -4
Richard Batelaan, Craig Labay, Tom Lewis, William Thornton -2
Individual recognition was earned by the following players”
BRAD REESE LOW GROSS AWARD. Richard Batelaan 36 Plays flawless even par golf, and, like Rick Eaton last week, has his best ATAG round of the year but still has to buy a beer (hey, it’s a team match and you don’t pick your partners). Nevertheless, he was the best golfer of the day in a Reese-less field.
LOW NET: Mike Gaddis -4 The 12 handicapper also had his best ATAG round of the year but is able to pocket 16 bucks for his second Low Net this season, making him a frontrunner along with Don Nichols for Sandbagger Of The Year.
PINK LADY WINNER: Russ Jobson 53 Earns the “sucked more” title by finishing triple-triple to outgun Frank Corrigan and Tom Lewis who stumbled in double, triple, double, double respectiveley for matching scores of 51.
BIRDIE CLUB: Only 6 birdies recorded which is about average for the stingy Back Nine. This week’s contributors were Birdie Club members Mike Gaddis, Tim Martin, William Thornton, Marty Arnold, Henry Sawyer, and Jeff Colbath.
OBSERVATIONS OF THE ACTING COMMISH
-The Acting Commish reported that he was not sure if it was the heat, the crowd on the porch, or the lack of adult supervision, but the players gathered inside the Grill instead of the traditional porch setting to settle the bet and raise their glasses, denying the opportunity to tell jokes and share stories. Photos were taken inside the Grill despite vociferous concerns that the real Commissioner would never allow them to be published. (the Commissioner, though disappointed that the players elected to shun the ATAG tradition of meeting on the porch or the new ATAG Sky Box, did agree to allow the photos to be published in the Gallery.)
-Suspicions did arise as to why the Commissioner was absent for the second week in a row, with some noting that his absence happened, by chance mind you, to coincide with 500 Ansley logo golf shirts that went missing from the Pro Shop.
That’s it for this week. (this Acting Commish, like last week’s substitute, was not as observant as The Commish). Check out the photos in the Gallery and scroll down to see the individual scores from today’s match.
Final Leaderboard Standings: Back Nine