Let the tournaments begin

Compiled by Mari Erin Roth

Graeagle Men’s Golf Association

Graeagle Men’s Badditoes took place on lucky Friday, May 13, with a large turnout of players, 29. Unlike Wednesday, when the weather was cold and windy, the day was calm and warm. The game was: the better ball of the two-man team on the par 4s and 5s, and both balls on the par 3s, plus “skins.” Par for this format is 84. There was a tie for first place between the teams of George Fraser/Chuck Hein, and Dan Anderson/Mario Garabotti, both with scores of 74. Third place, was the team of Mike Winkel and Corey Fanti with a score of 76. Fourth place, was the team of Grant Mayfield and Norm Miller with a score of 77. There were four “skins” awarded, one each for Chuck Hein, Corey Fanti, Grant Mayfield and Leo (Bad Moon) Reihsen.

GMGA conducted the first couple’s tournament of 2022 on May 15. The “Cha-cha-cha” is a four-person (two couples) team event in which the teams use the best net ball of the foursome on the first hole, the best two net balls on the second hole, and the best three net balls on the third hole. Starting on the fourth hole, the process of one, two, and three best balls is repeated for the remainder of the round. Thus, the name: Cha-cha-cha. Each player is given his/her individual handicap and, in this format, par is 140 instead of the normal 72. With eight teams participating, the low three teams won money. The first-place team was Dan Friedman, Sharon Russell, Mark Yuill and Beth Yuill with a team score of 128. The second-place team was Corey Fanti, Lisa Thomas, David Macdonald and Cathy Macdonald with a score of 134. The third-place team was George Fraser, Karen Fraser, Grant Mayfield and Priscilla Piper with a score of 135. Three teams tied at 136. Play was followed by an awards BBQ dinner at the Graeagle Fire Hall. The next scheduled couples’ event is the “Mini Ha Ha” on Sunday, June 12. This event is sponsored by the Graeagle Meadows Women’s Golf Club.

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