Kildare Results – Wednesday June 20th

What a day of golf! Half the field performed substantially worse than their handicaps predicted, but some guys really lit it up was some great rounds. Cris Caruso shot a solid 75 and wondered if that might be good enough to finish first again. Purge the thought! In walked Scott Thompson who carded a gross 72. Surely that would hold up for low gross. And it did . . . until Joel Temple walked in the door. Not only did he shoot gross 72, he did it with a ten handicap for a net 62. Good solid golf rounds from all three.

Low Gross

  1. Joel Temple and Scott Thompson – 72
  2. Cris Caruso – 75 Continue reading “Kildare Results – Wednesday June 20th”

Gainey – U.S. Open Championship

The Gainey – U.S. Open Tournament is in the books. Congratulations go out to the winners Dave Hopkins and Lowell Shonk. They ran away from the field with a seventeen under par performance. They dominated the opening day with a twelve under par score without the help of their chosen pros of David Toms and Webb Simpson. They faded slightly on the second day of the tournament, but their pros stepped in and put them over the top. Continue reading “Gainey – U.S. Open Championship”

Kildare Group Results – Friday June 15th

The field for Friday’s group was small with some of the regulars skipping the event in anticipation of the Gainey/U.S. Open Tournament Saturday and Sunday. Cris Caruso stayed on his hot streak winning both low gross and low net (75/69). Don Coolidge took second place in the net category with a 70 while Gary Reibman finished second in the gross group with 81.

Low Gross

  1. Cris Caruso – 75
  2. Don Coolidge – 81
  3. Ron Rosin and Harold Hoeg – 83

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Kildare Golf Results – June 13th

107° Wednesday, but it’s a dry heat. The winner of the low net with an outstanding and steady round of 63 was George Stelmach. In shooting a gross 76, he carded only one birdie. Cris Caruso and Ken Vlah tied for second place three strokes back at 66. Cris’ 73 won him low gross honors.

Low Net

  1. George Stelmach – 63
  2. Cris Caruso – 66
  3. Ken Vlah – 66 Continue reading “Kildare Golf Results – June 13th”

Odd Statistics . . .

Here’s a curious statistic for the week – of the 34 rounds played in the Kildare group, only 82% were posted toward handicaps. Comparing the unposted scores with their related handicaps shows no correlation between the potential impacts on handicap. In other words, if someone “forgot” to post because he didn’t want it to affect his handicap, we had an equal number trying to keep their handicaps lower versus higher. In all probability, 18% of the field either simply forgot to post or they falsely assumed the team “captain” would post the scores.

It may be noteworth that the average age of those who didn’t post was slightly in excess of 70 years. It could simply be a manifestation of impeded memory function. Did I already say that?

Perhaps I can get the club to tell me how much liquor was sold on the course during the round and how much was sold in the Member’s Grill immediately after. It might be interesting to see if booze consumption correlates with the posting efficiency.

Golf Results – Friday June 8th

Cris Caruso and Justin Nashimoto tied for low gross with 73’s Friday. Mike Miller posted a 74 and Ron Rosin turned in another fine round with a 75. Ron Rosin (65) and Cris Caruso (66) placed first and second in the net score arena.

Golfing conditions must have been good as five golfers significantly beat the handicap odds maker. Gary Reibman stayed on a roll with a net 67 and Mike Wentrup also posted a net 67.

Dale Fitzhenry, Marty Howe, Mike Miller and Ken Vlah all took home a net skin while Cris Caruso won two gross skins and Mike Miller left with one.

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Golf Results – Wednesday June 6th

A warm day, but the golfers were hotter. More than 40% of the field fired gross scores in the 70’s Wednesday. Gary Reibman shot his age (75), but was edged out for low gross by Cris Caruso (74) who shot his grandmother’s age. Scott Thompson, Joel Temple, Howard Jones, Ron Rosin, Dave Kopp and Jim Stamatis all posted numbers in the 70’s.

Here are the winners.

Low Gross:

  • Cris Caruso – 74
  • Gary Reibman – 75
  • Scott Thompson – 77

 Low Net:

  • Gary Reibman – 65
  • Brian Laks – 65
  • Jim Stamatis – 66
  • Mike Forde – 66

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