9-26-17 ATAG- By Doug Healy
Moving the starting time to 4:33 is a sure sign that the season is on its last legs. Being late with the Call for Players is a sure way to engage ATAG’ers in a flurry of emails, each desperate to find out if they had somehow missed “The Call” and been left behind in the march to the finish. No worries. In the end we had 20 respondents and 20 places which had thankfully been reserved early by our pro Tyler thus relieving this writer of the stress that had built up over Sunday and Monday after realizing I had not called the shop by Saturday to request the earlier times.
Team 5: Gaddis, Colbath, Kisgen and Thornton carried the day and the free beers with a score of -9. After collapsing to -1 after 3, they rallied to -9 primarily on the strength of Mike Gaddis’ 42/36 which included a birdie on #4. His birdie was coincidentally the Shot of the Day because he chipped in from off the green. It might have been a putt, but my memory is not that good. Either way, a very good shot.
Team 1: Meagher, Sellner, Morgan and Thornhill finished in second place with -8 after dropping 2 strokes on the final hole. The story here is rare and unprecedented. Craig Sellner shot 46/33 to earn low net and $20, while low handicapper Bill Meagher posted 44/41 to earn his first ever Pink Lady. One or the other of those outcomes on any given day is possible, but both on the same day and the same team, not likely.
Team 2: Martin, Majors, McCormack and Corrigan (there is still only 1 Frank Corrigan) and Team 3: Healy, Morris, Nichols and Kohn both came in at -7 with nothing particularly noteworthy to report.
Team 4: Williamson, Schmal, Wymer and Lewis supplied our winners with free beer coming in DAL at -4. To be honest, I expected more from this group but their hopes were dashed, like Team 1, when they dropped 2 strokes on the final hole.
The Players retired inside to the Men’s Grille which has recently become the norm no doubt due to the renovations and the world class air conditioning. Purists may bemoan the relocation from our traditional perch on the porch, but we will have to see how things evolve. Tom Houle made a cameo appearance.
Commissioner’s Comment: One thing that still remains an ATAG tradition is that when a player on a winning team leaves before the match results are in, or otherwise opts not to partake of his entitled Golden Ale Trophy, that “free beer” goes to the Commissioner if he is in attendance (and now, by rule of “successor in interest”, to the Acting Commissioner if the Commish is not there), so that no one on the losing team goes without having to pony up. Tom Kisgen, although he remained well after the results were announced, dutifully followed ATAG custom by informing the Commish that he was donating his hard earned brewsky and had so notified the sponsoring team whereupon John Wymer obligingly complied.
Bill Meagher: 44/41
Craig Sellner: 46/33
Anthony Morgan: 47/36
Tom Thornhill: 42/36
Tim Martin: 41/34
Ron Majors: 41/37
Ed McCormack: 53/40
Frank Corrigan: 49/37
Doug Healy: 44/37
Danny Morris: 45/36
Don Nichols: 46/35
Jeff Kohn: 43/38