The PebbleCreek Men’s Golf Association conducted its fourth annual Mid-Winter Classic tournament on January 9 and 16. A total of 72 two-man teams competed in this event, which incorporated two separate formats. Thirty-two teams competed in two flights that played from the blue tees. Forty teams competed in three flights that played from the white tees.
On the first day, the format was a scramble. All teams played the Tuscany Falls East course. On the second day the format was one best-ball. All teams played the Tuscany Falls West course. The players said the courses were in terrific shape.
Teams were “form your own” with a maximum of eight handicap strokes difference. For the scramble format the team handicap was calculated by adding 35% of course handicap for the lower handicap player and 15% of course handicap for the higher handicap player.
Winners (scores in parentheses):
Blue Flight 1: 1st place – Wayne Fleming and Mike Romano (-18), 2nd place – Dale Bell and Jack Schafer (-14), 3rd place – Terry Smith and Dick Wiederhold (-13).
Blue Flight 2: 1st place – Glenn Breen and Terry Brownell (-14)**, 2nd place – Tom Hume and Kelly Schunke (-14), 3rd place – Pete Sattig and Jim Sheard (-12).
White Flight 1: 1st place – Gene Bruening and Ron Morrow (-24), 2nd place – Bill McKinney and Jim Tratz (-14), 3rd place – Harry Apodaca and Bob Van Slyke (-13).
White Flight 2: 1st place – Robert Brown and Norm Laurent (-14), 2nd place – Jim Nowak and Bob Wolf (-13)**, 3rd place – Ivaldo Lunardi and Lou Romano (-13).
White Flight 3: 1st place – Jerrel Lampkin and John Pannell (-16), 2nd place – Gary Ebel and John Podobnik (-14), 3rd place – William McCabe and Bob Myers (-12).
**Won scorecard playoff.
Lunch, beer, and soda were provided in the Tuscany Falls Ballroom after play. Scoring was done using Golf Genius. Each foursome was required to input their score hole-by-hole. The leaderboard was available for display all during the round. Using Golf Genius provided final results almost immediately.
Thanks to the greens-keeping staff for providing great playing conditions. Also, thanks to Dave Vader and Ronnie Decker for score verification.
Prizes were awarded to the top six blue flight teams and top five white flight teams. Congrats to all the winners!