Aces Wild 3.21
Club Championship First Round 7.21
Ryder Cup 21 Round 2
LGLN 9.21 Putting
5 of Clubs 10.21
Red White & Blue 10.21
Tri Golf a Thon 10.21
LowPutts/ Low Net 11.21
Turkey Shoot 11.21
4 Man Scramble 11.21
Tin Whistle 12.21
Red White & Blue 12.21
2 Man Scramble 12.21
Match Play 12.21
LGLN 12.21 Putting
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.
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.
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.
2 Man Shamble 1.21
Thu, January 21, 2021
There was a very tight finish of our 2-Man Shamble with the top three teams tied at a net 2 under par. Using a tie-breaking mechanism looking at the final holes, Tom and Vester came out on top. The teams of Park and Paul, and then Charles and Herman were tied for second.
Tue, January 19, 2021
There was a typically small turnout for our away game this month at the Alambra course. Some may have been staying away because of the fierce winds forecast but we saw only the slightest breeze. Tom was the top winner with low-net a skin, and a difficult on-in-one on hole 13. Ralph was close with low-gross honors and two on-in-ones. Bill combined a third place in low-net with a skin. Jack earned a skin and on-in-one on the same hole with a nice birdie on 15.
5 of Clubs 1.21
Thu, January 14, 2021
There was a nice turnout of 19 members on a great SoCal morning for our interesting "5 of clubs" game. Paul had a fine outing taking first place and tacked on a skin. Richard took a second and also added a skin to his take. Tom settled for 3rd and Park finished fourth. There were no on-in-ones carded.
Red White and Blue 1.21
Thu, January 7, 2021
Our first tournament was Red White and Blue where we saw a decent turnout, given the length of our injured reserve list, of 17 members. Kim had a very strong outing in spite of some putting problems on that difficult hole 8. His low net for the RW&B game plus two skins makes him the top winner of the day. He also had low-gross for the day which earns nothing but respect. Jim and John Kirk tied for second and each had a skin. Ralph and Park were tied for fourth and Ralph added a skin to his take.
Thu, December 24, 2020
There was a smallish turnout of the usual suspects on a wintery morning (for Southern California that is). Ralph was hot though, playing one of his better rounds going out with four straight pars. Ralph added skin to his take and also posted the lowest net score for the day. Paul won low net honors however and also had skin so tied Ralph in winnings. Richard took second in low net with Jim Stowell taking second in low gross. Doc had the only carded on-in-one on that difficult 8th hole.
2 Man Scramble 12.20
Thu, December 17, 2020
There was a reprieve from the county this week allowing us to play once again and 18 players made it out to play 2-Man Scramble on our (somewhat) renovated course. Vester and Tom had a strong round with three net birdies and only one bogey. Mike and Jim Stowell were one stroke behind. Park, Paul, Doc, and Harry were tied for third place also by just one stroke.
Tin Whistle 12.20
Thu, December 3, 2020
It was a nice morning for Tin Whistle. Doc's steady play earned first place with only one double bogey hole. Andy was second in a tiebreaker. Rob took third with an on-in-one.
Kim, Vester, and Mike each had a skin.
Thu, November 26, 2020
Ralph had a nice round at just 3 over par earning honors in low-gross and one of two skins to top the winnings for the day. Vester played well as usual and came in with low-net. Herman took second in net scoring and Kim was second in gross scoring. There were no on-in-ones carded.
4 Man Scramble 11.20
Thu, November 19, 2020
The group of Bill, Park, Paul, and Tom took honors in the 4-Man Scramble with 6 net birdies including an earned birdie (no "pops") on 9. A close second was the team of Harry, Charles, and Herman just one stroke behind. Richard, Harry, Doc, and Jim settled for third. None of the winning groups had carded net bogeys.
Tue, November 17, 2020
For the 9 of us who came out to play Alhambra, we found a course in excellent shape due to the work the new managers are putting into the course. As part of that effort, the tee boxes were being seeded so the tees were moved up. That might account for the 18 on-in-ones carded today and fully half the payouts. Richard topped the winnings with low net honors, a skin, and three on-in-ones. Ralph took low gross and three on-in-ones. Van topped the on-in-one race with 4!
Turkey Shoot 11.20
Thu, November 12, 2020
There was a decent turnout of 18 members playing our annual Turkey Shoot on a lovely fall morning. Kim and Vester shared the low gross honors and both added a skin to their take with Vester carding the only one-in-one on the difficult 8th hole. Ralph, Van, and our newest member Tobin joined in the holiday payouts.
For Low Net honors, Rob, Mike, Ludi, Herman, Doc, and Paul all took home some turkey money.
Low Net, Low Putts 11.20
Thu, November 5, 2020
There was a nice turnout for this once a year tournament of Low Net/Low Putts and many found it to be an interesting view of the game. Ralph had a good round with another 42 gross but had to settle for Low Putt honors with 12 putts and he added one of three skins. Richard was a close second in low putts, was tied for third in low net, and added a skin so he got to take home some of the money he collects for us. Tom shared second in low Putts with Richard and had a second in Low Net so also had a nice take for the day. Ludi had a fine round with low net honors. Vester also played well but had to settle for a skin and the only on-in-one.
Thu, October 29, 2020
Everyone must have enjoyed the wonderful weather for our end of the month Low Gross Low Net tournament. Ralph had a particularly good time shooting a 42 and four strokes ahead of the low gross field. Doc and Vester were tied for second and Doc added a skin to his take.
Harry Missakian was closest to Ralph in gross score and finished first in low net. Our newest player, Tobin, struggled a bit but taking a skin and the only on-in-on might take some of the pain away. Edgar, Bob, Richard, Tom and Paul split second place in low net.
Jack had the third skin.
Match Play 10.20
Thu, October 22, 2020
There was a nice turnout for our match play tournament on a refreshing morning. I hope everyone enjoyed this different format. Go to the results website for details.
Tue, October 20, 2020
Ralph was having some fun Tuesday shooting an 84 taking low gross while adding three skins and an on-in-one. Kim had to settle for second but padded his winnings with a skin and on-in-one.
Jim Stowell took low net honors tacking on a skin and on-in-one as well. Van took second in low net with a skin.
Thu, October 15, 2020
Today's tournament was a test just to get our heads around the mixed format but as with all team events, it was a fun round. We welcomed a new member Tobin Tellers who played with Kim this fine morning. They played well but not well enough to escape the hot play of Vester and Ray who beat the field by 5 strokes! Well played guys. Kim and Tobin will settle for second with Ralph and Van close behind.
Red White & Blue
Thu, October 8, 2020
Red White and Blue was played on a nice fall-like morning. Richard snuck past the pack taking first place by two strokes with Jack, Ralph, Harry Missakian, and Doc in a four-way tie for second. Jack, Doc, and Harry each had on-in-ones as well.
5 of Clubs 10.20
Thu, October 1, 2020
Ray Spano continued his winning ways taking first place in 5 of Clubs tacking on both a skin and an on-in-one. Maybe we all should take a month off with an injury. (Course that didn't work for me). Ralph was a close second and there was a five-way tie for third with both Park and Vester adding skins.
Thu, September 24, 2020
Paul was the big winner today running off a string of pars and carding one of only two skins. Ralph took low gross honors with Jim Nelson a close second. Jim Stowell had to settle for third but added the only carded on-in-one.
Van struggled a bit but took the other skin with a net par on the long hole 5.
Tue, September 15, 2020
There was a decent turnout for our away game at Alhambra where 9 members braved the toxic air to play one of our favorite courses. Vester had another strong outing slipping past Ralph and Jim Stowell for low gross honors. He also had 2 of the 5 on-in-ones. Ralph took second and added a skin, while Jim settling for third sweetened the pot with 2 skins.
Tin Whistle 9.20
Thu, September 10, 2020
With only 12 members braving the toxic air we saw a couple of players rewarded for returning to the fold. Ludi won the Tin Whistle competition scoring points on almost every hole. Joe Dean, also making a return, took second. Richard and Bob Bowdoin shared third place. Ralph scored the only skin for the day and Jim N had to settle for the only on-in-one.