Red White & Blue 12.21
Match Play 12.21
LGLN 12.21 Putting
Tin Whistle 2.22
Red, White & Blue 2.22
4 Man Best Ball 2.22
2 Man Shamble 1.22
Thu, January 20, 2022
Some players seem to be struggling a bit in our 2-Man Scramble, but the top finishers had nice rounds. A pair of our newer members Dave Nold and Bob Harrison edged out Doc and Neeraj in a tiebreaker. Vester and Paul were just one stroke back to take third place.
Five of clubs 1.22
Thu, January 13, 2022
Tom Storey snuck past Mike Whipple in a tiebreaker to take first place in our 5 of Clubs tournament. Mike added a skin to his take to sweeten the deal. Neeraj took third with Vester hanging in there for fourth. Don and John had the other two skins.
Red White & Blue 1.22
Thu, January 6, 2022
We enjoyed a typically beautiful January morning for our first game of the new year, Red White & Blue. Mike Whipple had a nice round, taking first place and one of four skins. Ray came in second also with a skin. John was third with Jim Nelson settling for fourth but added a skin to his take. The other Mike in the group, also a newer player, had a skin and one of three one-in-ones.
Tue, December 21, 2021
TThere was a full turnout of 12 for the wonderful Alhambra Golf Course this fine winter morning. It was a good day for the Roberts in the group, with Bob Harrison taking low-gross honors adding three on-in-ones and a skin, and Rob taking low-net with a skin. Ralph was in the hunt at second in low-gross and two on-in-ones and three skins, and Jim Nelson was third. Ray and Tobin tied for second in low-net both with two on-in-ones.
2 Man Scramble 12.21
Thu, December 16, 2021
Doc and Neeraj took first place in our 2-Man Scramble. Ralph and Kim were a close second with John and Tobin coming in third. There are no other awards for team events.
Tin Whistle 12.21
Thu, December 2, 2021
Harry Missakian led the field by three points for Tin Whistle this morning. Andy took second with Ralph and Charles tied for third. There were only two on-in-ones. Jim Stowell won two skins with Ray picking up the another.
Thu, November 25, 2021
Due to scheduling error we were not able to play on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
4 Man Scramble 11.21
Thu, November 18, 2021
There was a smallish turnout today playing a 4-Man Scramble (well sometimes 3 Man). I think we all like team events where it seems everyone gets to contribute to the effort. Doc, Harry, and Neeraj had the hot round today coming in two strokes ahead of the field. Tobin and Mike King paired with two of our newest members Mike Pavese, and Jon Halvorsen to claim second place. There was a tie for third place.
Tue, November 16, 2021
On Tuesday, 6 members played at DeBell (DeHell). With so few players we just played for fun, or whatever fun that could be had looking for balls at the side of the fairways, or watching a putt role almost up to a hole, only to fall back to the front of the green. The course was in very good condition and I think we are all willing to give it another try because it is an interesting and different course.
Turkey Shoot 11.21
Thu, November 11, 2021
What a beautiful morning especially with the course starting to look so much better! The top winners, John, Rob, Paul, and Tobin combined being in the top 5 (or so) of Low Net plus a skin for each. Bob Harrison took low gross with Don, Ralph, Harry Missakian, and Vester hanging in there for top 5 honors. There were 4 on-in-ones on hole 6.
LowPutts/ Low Net 11.21
Thu, November 4, 2021
Charles took low net honors with Bill Morgan taking Low Putts in a tiebreaker over Bill Whitbred and Paul, but Paul added to his take with a second in Low Net, putting him at the top of the winnings board. Bill Whitbred, Neeraj, Richard and Ludi earned one skin each. Bob H, Don and Tom each had an On-In-One.
Thu, October 28, 2021
Vester was hot on this warm indian summer morning taking low gross with his 40 and tacked on one of five skins. Mike A and Ralph were two strokes back tied for second.
Bill continued his strong play taking low net honors at 4 under net par. Jack was two strokes back taking second and Tom close behind with third place.
Jim Nelson, Harry Hirakawa, Doc, and Don had one skin each.
Tri Golf a Thon 10.21
Thu, October 21, 2021
The Tri-Golf-A-Thon was a head-scratcher for some but we all got through the day with a fun series of team play (there are no one-in-ones or skins). With the tees moved up on all the holes the scores were not as good as might be expected especially in team play but Kim and Vester topped the field with Tom and one of our newer members Bob Harrison a close second. Ralph and Van took third place.
Tue, October 19, 2021
We played a nice round at the interesting Montebello GC. I hope we can play it again before it gets changed next year to a 9 hole course with a Top Golf facility. The course was not in the best condition with many well hit balls ending up on dirt, then those are the conditions we are so familiar with, but it's a good round of golf. Bill Morgan found himself again at the top of the winnings taking low net three skins and two on-in-ones (OIO). Ralph took low gross and two OIOs. Jim Nelson was second and two OIOs.
Red White & Blue 10.21
Thu, October 14, 2021
There were some low scores today with the tees moved up helping Bill Morgan and John both come in at 5 under net par but Bill edged out John for first place in a tie breaker. Bill also had the only skin for the day and two on-in-ones. Andy was one stroke back at 4 under with Harry Hirakawa taking fourth. There were a total of 7 on-in-ones today, 5 of them on hole 6.
5 of Clubs 10.21
Thu, October 7, 2021
When we normally play 5 of clubs, it's interesting to see that most play about as well as usual, but todays forward tee's complicate that analysis. It was fun trying to figure out how to make that shot when you don't have just the right club for it.
Don made the best adjustment coming in 2 under net par with one of four skins. Harry Missakian and Herman were tied for second one stroke back, and Harry added two on-in-ones to his take. (There were several OIOs today.) Bill Morgan came in third one stroke back.
Doc took two skins and Jeffrey had a skin and OIO.
Thu, September 30, 2021
Ralph is always up there near the top of the leaderboard, and today scored low gross honors edging out Vester by one stroke with Mike Anderson a close third.
Bill Morgan took low net in a tie-breaker over both Richard and our newest member, Jeffery Gordon. Jeffery also had a skin along with Paul and another newer member, Bob Boucher who also carded the only on-in-one.
Ryder Cup 21 Round 2
Thu, September 23, 2021
A good time was had by all. And, thanks to Dave for this fine suggestion, the two-week Ryder Cup brought out more players than we've seen in recent history, and the event is sure to have a permanent place in our calendar. Excellent work by Mike and John as team captains and everyone who worked to make this happen. The results are in, and the Army triumphed! Kirks space cadets made a run at the end but just couldn't overcome an early Army lead.
Tue, September 21, 2021
In the kind of hot morning we expect this time of year, Jim Stowell came out hot as well taking low gross honors adding two on-in-ones and a skin. Jim also had low net for the day and finished the back nine with a 36. Vester and Ralph were one stroke behind. Ralph had three on-in-ones, while Vester had two and a skin.
Jack had an excelent round with low net honors. Ray was a close second and added two skins. Van had to settle for third but tacked on two skins and two on-in-ones to finished near the top of the winnings.
Ryder Cup 21 First Round
Thu, September 16, 2021
What an interesting morning! I came early to hit the driving range but found it full of golfers tuning their game for the big event. Everyone showed up and we had a good time. It was fun to play with a group matched in skills, and fun to play with people we don't often see or play with. The team mentality was there in full. We appreciated the good play of our partner when it was needed and appreciated the good play of the other team too.
Andersons Army swarmed over Kirks Crew at 18 to 6. There were some very close matches and lots of room for a shifting tide next week. Stay tuned!
Tin Whistle 9.21
Thu, September 9, 2021
There was a great turnout today with several new members filling out our ranks. We welcome Bob Boucher our newest member. It was a typically hot mid September round today, and in a tight finish, Vester edged out Andy in a tie breaker. Ray and Jim Nelson were tied for third place. Vester added one of the two skins to his take with Paul picking up the other skin. There were only two on-in-ones both on hole 6, Jim and Ray shared in that honor.
Aces Wild 9.21
Wed, September 1, 2021
We played Aces Wild on an unusually cool summer morning. We also welcomed some new players Mike King, and Vance Peterson. Ray, Charles and Paul had strong rounds at 2 under net par with Ralph close behind, but with 6 Aces points, Ralph took the lead in Aces Wild. There was a three way tie for second for those aformentioned players, Ray, Charles and Paul. There were three on-in-ones including Johns on hole 8 coupled with a one-putt birdie giving him a skin for that double-eagle. Mike Anderson, Bill and Ray also won skins.
Thu, August 26, 2021
Kim had a great round this morning and his 38 took low gross honors with a skin to top off his winnings. Vester was close behind with a very decent score of 40 and had 3 on in ones! How do you get three on in ones with only 2 par 3s? He drove the 7th green! So 6,7, and 8. Nice going Vester.
Jack took low net honors with Charles hanging in there for second.
Ludi and Paul each had a skin.
2 Man Scramble 8.21
Thu, August 19, 2021
It was a strange summer morning at Altadena with cool untypical August weather. We welcomed one of our newest members, Mike Whipple, another long hitting lefty. Rob and Jim made a good enough team to edge out three other groups in the 2 Man Scramble. Tied for second were Ludi, Bob, Ralph, Van, Tom and Vester. Tight finish with some pretty good scores.
Santa Anita 8.21
Tue, August 17, 2021
Kim had a good round edging out Ralph in a tie breaker for low gross and both of them tacked on a skin with Kim rounding out his take with an on-in-one. Jim Nelson snuck in there for third place.
Tom took low net honors over Mike. Tom struggled through the front 9 but got it together with some fine holes. Rob and Tobin shared third place with Rob getting an on-in-one as well.
Red White & Blue 8.21
Thu, August 12, 2021
Richard had a good round finishing with a birdie on 9 winning RWB today by 3 strokes over Ralph. Ludi and Ray were tied for third and Ludi tacked on a skin with Harry Hirakawa picking up a skin for himself.
Irons & Hybrids Only 8.21
Thu, August 5, 2021
Bill Morgan edged out Paul in a tie breaker for first place in Irons Only. There was a tie for third place between Ralph and Tom. Paul can take some satisfaction for having the only on-in-one and on that difficult to hold 6th green. Bill, Ralph and Richard won skins.
Club Championship Second Round 7.21
Thu, July 29, 2021
Ralph and Mike made out with first prizes in LG and LN respectively. Don took second in LG while Jim Nelson and Bill Whitbred tied for third. Richard took second in LN adding another skin to his take. Ludi took sole third with Charles and Ray in the hunt.
Club Championship First Round 7.21
Thu, July 22, 2021
The first round of our Club Championship series has Ralph in a strong position with his opening 42. The usual bunch is trailing close behind but Vester has to make up a few strokes to get back into the mix.
Ludi and Richard are leading for low-net honors with Mike and Tobin vying for those honors as well.
There were on-in-ones from John and Ralph both on the 6th hole, with Richard and John splitting the skin pool.
Tue, July 20, 2021
Brookside was looking pretty good this morning showing the benifits of reduced Rose Bowl activity. The reworked hole 12 was a relief to all and yielded some good scores. Mike had a very fine round with a 89 taking low-gross honors and two skins. Ray topped the winnings taking low-net and 4 skins! Bill was in the running taking second in low net, adding three skins and an on-in-one. Ralph took second in low gross and tacked on an on-in-one. Richard had to settle for three skins and two on-in-ones. Rob and Tom would have finished out of the money but for an on-in-one each.
4-Man Scramble 7.21
Thu, July 15, 2021
There was a smallish turnout today due to the lack of carts I'm told? Too bad because it was a nice morning for golf and the scramble is a pleasant low stress game. With only three groups today, everyone is a winner. Tobin, Kim and our two Bills, took first place. Ralph, Jim S., Van and John were one stroke behind for 2nd place followed by Tom, Paul, Ludi and Ray.
Tom added to his winnings by sinking his putt in our putting contest. Ray came within a foot but close was not good enough.
Thu, July 8, 2021
Harry Hirakawa decided to buy into todays tournament and ended up in first place! Ralph and Jack were tied for second one stroke back and Ralph added one of two skins to his take. Mike took fourth place. Ludi had the other skin. Bill Whitbred and Vester had the only on-in-ones.
Tin Whistle 7.21
Thu, July 1, 2021
For the start of real summer, that is July, we had a bit of June gloom which broke to a very nice morning. Andy had the best morning winning Tin Whistle and a skin to top the winnings. Vester was close behind taking second, with a skin and an on-in-one. Ralph was third also with a skin. Tobin sweetened his 4th place with a skin. Tom had the only other on-in-one and added a skin as well.
Thu, June 24, 2021
Vester continued his strong play taking low gross honors one stroke ahead of Kim while Mike and Ralph shared third place. Ray injured knee seems to be working just fine, taking low net honors with Tom second and a four way tie for third.
Jack, Bill, Rob and Tom each had a skin.
Tobin had the only one-in-one.
2 Man Shamble
Thu, June 17, 2021
Our newest member Bill Whitbred teamed with Ray to win our 2-Man Shamble in a tie-breaker over Richard and Harry. Paul and Tom were tied with Jim Stowell and Vester for third place.
Tue, June 15, 2021
Kim had a great outing at Alhambra carding a 79 with 4 on-in-ones. (Maybe his newly rebuilt persimmon wood gave him some advantage?) Bill was tied for winnings with a combination of low-net, two skins, and two on-in-ones. Jim Nelson was very close behind with second in low-gross adding two skins and two on-in-ones. Ralph hung in there for second in low-net plus an on-in-one.
Six Blind Holes 6.21
Thu, June 10, 2021
At the end of the round, three numbered golf balls were drawn from a bag by three different players to select the holes that would be ignored. The first two draws, by our two Bills, were holes 1 & 3. Then Vester selected hole 2. So yes, at random, the first three holes were eliminated. It was a tight race with a Tobin taking first place in a tiebreaker over Vester. Tobin added a skin making him the top winner. Harry Missakian took third with a three-way tie for fourth. There were three on-in-ones and 5 skins awarded
Red White & Blue 6.21
Thu, June 3, 2021
Andy Pollard took RW&B honors just edging out Jim Stowell, with Ludi and Richard sharing third. There were no on-in-ones recorded even with the red flag on 6. Ray, seemingly no longer hampered by his injury, took two of the four skins with Vester and John each earning one. Jim Stowell did have a fine round overall taking low gross honors and putting like a champ.
Thu, May 27, 2021
Vester had a very strong day taking the only skin, had low gross honors, and had an on-in-one on the par 4, hole 3 testing the expectation that these would be on Par-3's. (Maybe I'll switch to playing left-handed). Jack had a great outing as well with pars on both par 3's taking low net honors. Ralph was in the mix as usual with a second in low gross and Richard combined a second in low net with an on-in-one.
2 Man Best Ball 5.21
Thu, May 20, 2021
Van and Ralph edged out Doc and Bill in a tiebreaker. Jack, Mike, Tom, and Paul all shared third place. Doc carded low net for the day at 1 under, and Ralph had low gross with Kim and Jim S. one behind. We don't have skins or on-in-ones for team events.
Santa Anita 5.21
Tue, May 18, 2021
We had a good turnout of 12 players at Santa Anita this morning. The course was in great condition although the greens were a bit slow. Tom was the big winner this morning taking low-net along with two skins and two on-in-ones. Ralph and Van rounded out the low-net honors.
Kim took low-gross and added a skin as well followed by Vester and Don.
Irons & Hybrids Only 5.21
Thu, May 13, 2021
Vester didn't seem to miss his driver today, making a great 39 gross in our irons-only game today, adding a skin and two on-in-ones. Don was rewarded for returning to the fold, taking second, and tacked on one of the four skins. There was a three-way tie for third place between Richard, Rob, and Harry M. Richard added a skin to his take. Doc had a skin, and Tobin had an on-in-one on that difficult #8.
Tin Whistle 5.21
Thu, May 6, 2021
Vester edged out Andy for Tin Whistle honors but Andy topped the winnings by tacking on two skins to Vester's one. Doc got in there for third place and Ralph settled for fourth but added a one-in-one. Bill and Kim also had on-in-ones.
Thu, April 29, 2021
Vester had a hot round on this fine morning taking low gross honors with a 39 and added two of the 5 skins. Kim and Jim Nelson took second and third.
Mike took low net and topped the payouts with the remaining 3 skins. Richard took second and Ralph took third. There were no on-in-ones carded.
Match Play 4.21
Thu, April 22, 2021
I hope the members who braved the cool morning enjoyed match play as much as I did scoring it. It was interesting to see how individual pairings worked out. There were no ties or "Halves" in this round. The tightest match was between Don and Vester with Don one up after a back and forth series of holes. Full results are shown below.
Tue, April 20, 2021
It was another predictable outing at DeBell where there are opportunities to score, but the course can hurt you as well. Many promise themselves never to return to that course.... but we do. Ralph edged out Vester for low gross honors with very respectable scores. Jim Stowell came in third. Ralph added a skin to his take, and Vester had 2 on-in-ones. Jim padded his take with a skin and on-in-one.
Bill took low net honors in a tie-breaker over Tom, with Jack close behind for third. Both Bill and Tom tacked on two skins to sweeten the pot. It was good to see Don back playing 18 holes where he and Kim both had to settle for on-in-ones.
4 Man Scramble 4.21
Thu, April 15, 2021
The team of Park, Vester, Tom, and Paul edged out Tobin, Bill, Ray, and Kim in a tiebreaker. Ralph, Don, Van, and John had to settle for third. We had 20 players in total but only 4 foursomes in the scramble.
Red, White & Blue 4.21
Thu, April 8, 2021
Richard was the top winner in today's game taking the lead in RW&B and added one of four skins. John Kirk took second and also had a skin to sweeten the deal. Doc and Tom were tied for third with a skin for Doc as well. Ray took the fourth skin playing on a still-healing foot, nice going Ray. Bill and Vester had the only on-in-ones.
5 of Clubs 4.21
Thu, April 1, 2021
As usual, this game suggests we're all carrying too many clubs! Vester had a very nice gross 42. John Kirk took low net honors for the day with Richard and Paul sharing second place. Richard added one of the two skins to his take making the top winner for the day. There was a three way tie for fourth. No on-in-ones were carded
Thu, March 25, 2021
Kim edged out Vester in a tie-breaker for low gross and Vester added one of the skins to his take. Jim and Van split 3rd place.
Paul has been playing well lately and took low net honors and had the only carded on-in-one. Mike Anderson topped the winnings with three skins and a second place in low net.
2 Man Scramble 3.21
Thu, March 18, 2021
Park and Vester had a fine round two strokes ahead of Kim and Tobin to take honors in the 2-Man-Scramble. Paul, Tom, Hanry, and Doc shared third place.
It was nice to see the new fairways trying to fill in but the greens were still a little disappointing. The fairways are being overseeded to give new growth as spring advances, so we can look forward to better days ahead.
Tue, March 16, 2021
It was a beautiful morning for golf at the very nice Montebello course. If the game wasn't going as well as you like there were always the snow-clad mountains in the distance. The greens were still recovering from recent maintenance and were a bit slow and bumpy but overall the course was lovely.
Jim edged out Ralph for low-gross with Tom Story taking third. Van had low-net with Rob and Bill finishing second and third. Van and Jim added two skins each to top the winnings list. Tom had three skins, and Rob took one as well.
Aces Wild 3.21
Thu, March 4, 2021
Whether fear of dreadful storms, or deadly lightnening strikes, or the much anticipated March 4th civil unrest kept people away we may only guess, but only 9 people showed up today for our Aces Wild game. Vester was undeterred as he topped the field with a fine gross 38 score with two one-putts put him 2 up on the field and added the only two skins to his take for the day. Kim took second, with Tom and Ralph a close third and fourth. There were no on-in-ones carded.
Thu, February 25, 2021
Richard topped the earnings board with Low Net and two of the four skins. Paul played very well last week but was unable to participate in the best ball format but had another good day and shared second place with Doc.
Vester had a strong enough outing to take Low Gross honors. Ralph settled for a second and added a skin. Tobin had skin. There were no on-in-ones carded.
4 Man Best Ball 2.21
Thu, February 18, 2021
There was a smallish field of three foursomes for our 4-Man Best Ball game with a couple of groups just playing for fun, which it's all about anyway. The winning group of Bill, Jack, Jim, and Rob did not play particularly well individually but each team member came through on individual holes to support the team. Richard, Harry Doc, and Henry won second in a tiebreaker with Ralph, Van, John, and Kim settling for third. Doc had two of four skins, with Jack and Jim taking one each.
Kim had the only one-in-one of the day, on the difficult 8th hole, and didn't you love that flag placement.
Tue, February 16, 2021
It was a beautiful morning at Brookside where we played the newly flipped 9's on the Koiner course. The weather started out a bit cool and warmed nicely, but the golf play remained cold. Perhaps it was the very hard and fast greens but we, as a group may have broken some kind of record for maxing out strokes on holes.
Ralph and Bill topped the winnings with firsts in Low Gross and Low net, each adding a skin and Ralph took one of only two on-in-ones. Kim shared second in Low Net and added two skins to his take. Vester was close behind Ralph and also got a skin. Jack shared second in low net and had the only other on-in-one. Jim had to settle for third in Low Gross.
Red White and Blue 2.21
Thu, February 11, 2021
Richard collected money from both ends of the game today, collecting from the players, and thanks for that Richard, then took first place in our RW&B game. Jim Stowell shared second with Ralph and collected one of 5 skins. John Kirk had to settle for fourth place but added a skin as well. Vester had the only on-in-one on the difficult 8th hole and also had a skin.
Tin Whistle 2.21
Thu, February 4, 2021
Enjoying more wonderful SoCal weather we had 14 members playing in the Tin Whistle game. Mike scored points on every hole racking up 6 pars and 1 birdie to take first place adding a skin to his take. Herman scored on all but one hole and had 2 birdies and three net pars to take second place. There was a four-way tie for third for Kim, Jim S, Tom, and Vester. Those same players also took the remaining skins with Jim and Vester earning two skins each.