June 2, 2015-By Don Nichols
When the Call For Players went out late Sunday night it noted that there was a 60% chance of thunderstorms for Tuesday afternoon. But that did not stop 20 ATAGers from responding early Monday morning, and their loyalty was rewarded when it turned out to be yet another beautiful afternoon for ATAG.
Two Hole Tie Breaker Determines Winner! Two teams finished at 11 under, but it was the team of Doug Gooding, Tim Martin, Brooks Cowles, and William Thornton who came out on top after winning the second tie breaker hole against the Commissioner’s Team. Stepping up to be this week’s sponsor was the ill fated pairing of Danny Morris, Kevin McGlynn, Marty Arnold, and Mike Schmal which finished in the buy zone at 7 under.
Medalist Honors: Ron Majors and Tim Martin 40
Low Net: Doug Gooding in a chip off against ATAG All Star Tim Martin. Each finished at net 3 under and wanted to just split the money and avoid the head to head competition, but the rest of the field would not tolerate such a cop out and the Commissioner agreed. The ball was placed some 25 feet from a back pin position requiring a delicate shot that would have to land on the bank short of the green for it to even have a chance of getting close to the pin. Gooding went first and basically followed the script, landing his shot in the precise spot necessary and then watching it roll gently toward the hole before stopping less than a foot away, much to the delight of the players watching from the upper deck. Gooding’s precise pitch shot seemed to rattle repeat Low Net Winner Tim Martin who followed by chipping his shot across the green. The win marked the first Low Net win for Gooding since June 2011.
Pink Lady Winner: Tom Player net 6 over The 20 handicapper admitted he had not played much golf lately, devoting his time to sculpting what undoubtedly is yet another masterpiece, but three triples and a double with nary a par created a different sort of canvas for Mr. Player the golfer.
Birdie Club: Three birds added to the Birdie Train coffers thanks to Ron Majors, Mike Schmal, and Scotty Greene, with Greene making the prestigious club for the first time this year.
Final Team Results: 6-2-15 Front Nine
Gooding, Martin, Cowles, Thornton -11 (tie breaker)
Williamson, Kohn, Player, Nichols -11
Greene, Danzig, Majors, Kisgen -10
Healy, Corrigan, Houle, Sellner -8
Morris, McGlynn, Arnold, Schmal -7
That’s it for this week’s recap. Scroll down for the individual scores (which have been sent to the Pro Shop for recording) and check out the photos in the Gallery. Next week we take on the onerous back nine.
Final Leaderboard: 6-2-15 Front Nine Gross/Net