Graeagle men back on the course
Graeagle Men’s Golf Association returned to the course on a damp and cold May 3 for the opening day at Graeagle Meadows Golf Course. “The day started with a hearty and tasty breakfast prepared by restaurant manager Christina Curran and her staff,” said Norm Miller. “Breakfast was followed by a General Membership Meeting chaired by club president, Mark Yuill.” Head golf professional Tad McCormick gave a brief talk to the members outlining what would be happening in the coming year and pledging support for the GMGA effort to increase membership.
Golf steps into the computer age
The breakfast meeting was followed by a 4-person scramble tournament called, “White, Red, and Green.” Teams were selected by computer. Each team had a low handicapper, two medium handicappers, and a high handicapper. Each team was required to tee off from the white tees six times, the red tees six times, and the green tees six times. In addition, each member of the team must count their driver three times during the round.
The competition could hardly have been any tighter with First Place teams at 61, Second Place at 63, and Third Place at 64! In first place was the team of Mark Yuill, Leo Reihsen, Bryan Hansen, and John Grasso. The team of Jim Fong, Don Judson, Chuck Hein, and Tom Fregulia placed second, and a three-way tie for third was earned by the teams of Gene Carr, Bert Bellows, Bob Laxaque, and Bob McIlroy, the team of Anthony Miranda, Sean Moran, Steve Wilk, and Chuck Franck, and the team of Ron Wilk, Ron Deicke, Winston Giles, and George Fraser, all with a score of 64.
Into the swing of things
GMGA began regular season play on May 5 with the first weekly Friday and Wednesday men’s play days.
The game of the day was two-person better ball. First place was a tie between the teams of Mark Yuill and Grant Mayfield; and Jack Gilbert and Bert Bellows with scores of 60. Third place was the team of John Grasso and Mike Irving with net score of 61.
There were six skins awarded. Steve Harding had two, and one each was earned by Grant Mayfield, Wally Walker, Jim Oster and Dan Friedman.
Wednesdays’ game on May 10 was Individual Low Net. First place was a tie between Bob Laxaque, and Ron Eaton with scores of 68. Third place was a three-way tie between Bryan Hansen, Mark Yuill and Jim Foug with net scores of 70.
There were seven skins awarded. One each to Ron Eaton, Tom Fregulia, Norm Nichols, Bill Schultz, Jim Foug, Mark Yuill and Ron Deicke.