16 PLAYERS MAKE THE CUT FOR PENULTIMATE MATCH IN OVERSUBSCRIBED FIELD!
October 25, 2011-By Don Nichols
After two consecutive rain outs, this Tuesday turned out to be a beautiful warm and sunny day that saw 16 players return to play the front nine while four others were denied the opportunity based on shortened daylight tee time availability and those players less than stellar attendance records.
11 UNDER GRABS THE COLD! (beer that is)
Starting first off the tee and finishing first for the match was the team of Jim Williamson, Doug Healy, Kevin McGlynn, and Brad Reese which picked up 6 shots over the last four holes to end up with the best score of the day of 11 under. Handing the complimentary cold ones to the victors were team members Marty Arnold, Danny Morris, Jeff Colbath, and Scotty Greene which managed to finish 4 under even after doubling the score after picking up two shots on the last hole.
Final Results: Front Nine: Slope 134
Williamson, Healy, McGlynn, Reese -11
Martin, Schmal, Thornton, Nichols -9
Danzig, Jobson, Gooding, Majors -7
Arnold, Morris, Colbath, Greene -4
Individual recognition was earned by the following players:
BRAD REESE LOW GROSS AWARD: Brad Reese 38 As the only single digit handicapper in the field, Reese topped the field for the eighth time this year in a lackluster performance (for him) , recording no birdies and finishing at 2 over par.
LOW NET AWARD: Jim Williamson (not a misprint) -3 Eighteen handicapper Jim Williamson wins for the first time this year, firing a 42 for a net 3 under par to take home the biggest payday this year of $30 after the Commish included the entry fee from last week’s aborted match that was halted after two holes.
PINK LADY WINNER: Scotty Greene and Jeff Colbath 51 Playing on the same team (hmm, which ended up DAL), the duo fought it out for the “sucked more” moniker but ended up in a tie in a back and forth duel that saw nine doubles, one triple, and one max 7 on a par 3. In an exciting finish, Greene was able to catch Colbath on # 8, but each made bogey on # 9, ending up all square.
SHOT OF THE DAY: Marty Arnold. Sinks a 100 foot putt for birdie on # 9 and keeps the Birdie Club from having its first ever shut out. The putt, which reportedly took over 10 seconds before falling into the hole, elicited the patented Marty Arnold high pitch scream that could be heard all across the course, making this Shot Of The Day ( as far as the Birdie Club is concerned) a walk off homer.
-It was a beautiful evening so the players gathered on the open air ATAG Sky Box on the upper deck of the clubhouse building to wait for the match results while dining on the plentiful appetizers and pounding down one or more cold brewskies.
-Doug Healy craftily told a tale that had earlier been circulated to a few ATAGers by Craig Labay that earned some genuine hard laughs, and David Danzig followed with a joke that got a few snickers and a couple of polite laughs.
-Co Pink Lady winner Scotty Greene was overheard admitting that he and his wife had consumed almost a full bottle of wine at lunch earlier that afternoon and wondered if that had any bearing on his six double bogeys.
That’s it for this week which marked the 26th match of the 2011 season. The Commissioner announced that next week’s match will be the final match of the year as well as the year end awards ceremony which will be held in the Men’s Grill immediately after the conclusion of the match.
Check out the photos from the day’s competition in the Gallery tab above and scroll down to see the individual scores of the 16 players in the day’s field.
Final Leaderboard: 10-25-011 Front Nine
Gooding /Jobson 48