It seems we haven’t appeased the gods of Gainey Ranch Golf Course recently. I know I have done my part by sacrificing plenty of balls to the lakes. But someone has annoyed the course and it’s extracting its revenge on all of us. For the first time in recent memory, low gross wasn’t even in the 70s. Joel Temple took home the prize with a lackluster 80. The Arroyo/Lakes combo ate golfers like Chef Jeff’s tastiest hors d’oeuvres. The average score for the round was nearly 90. A couple of the guys even finessed fine rounds up into triple digits.
- Jim Gabriel and Howard Garr – 67
- Jim Speck and Jim Stamatis – 70
- Joel Temple – 80
- Howard Garr – 81
- Jim Stamatis – 82
The Kildare Group team game went to Howard Garr, Howard Jones, Jim Gabriel and Ron Dobkin. They edged out Mike Wentrup, Joel Temple, Bruce Partridge and Don Coolidge by one stroke.
The seventh hole on the Lakes course played at an average of almost double-bogey. Other holes playing at over bogey on this fine day were #1, #2, #6 and #8 Arroyo and #4 and #8 Lakes. There were more triple-bogeys than there were birdies. I think we need to consider making a bigger sacrifice to the GGG (Gainey Golf gods). I suggest Bruce Partridge. Or maybe Bryan Noonan; that’ll open up the Gainey Cup field.
In the complete field for Men’s Day, a few golfers fared a little better.
1. John Harold – 72
2. Bryan Noonan – 73