May the Force Be With You – Wednesday, March 13th

Darth TempleIt’s not clear whether or not he’s channeling the spirit of Sam Sneed or he’s just possessed by some other-worldly power, but one thing is certain . . . Joel Temple is not playing like a mere mortal. I had the pleasure of being in his group Wednesday and watched as he finished with bogeys on the 16th and 17th hole and caught a bad break when his second shot on the par 5 last hole on the Lakes course landed on the green and proceeded to roll down the slope pin-high and into the water. He still shot par on the hole and finished with a gross 72. I don’t know what he had for breakfast, but I’m ordering a pallet full of it.

Bryan Noonan fired a 75 and finished three strokes back. Rick May logged a 77 for third place. Here are the complete results.

Gross Scores

  1. Joel Temple – 72
  2. Bryan Noonan – 75
  3. Rick May – 77

Net Scores

  1. Joel Temple – 62
  2. Tom Hansen and Dennis Kildare – 65

In the Gainey Men’s Day results, the team of Rick May and Ron Dobkin tied Joel Temple and Tom Hansen, but won the scorecard playoff to take first place. Third place went Bryan Noonan and Jim Stewart three strokes behind the leaders. Scott Thompson and Jim Woods finished fourth followed by Garry Warner and Jim Skarlis. Sixth place was taken by Jay Yourk and Bernie Katchen.

Bryan Noonan and Rick May each carded an eagle on the day. The club’s computer was down so skins results weren’t available, but if natural eagles don’t bring home the bacon, someone must have left the door to the pen open.

Average score on the day for the 24 Kildare golfers was 86.9. The two toughest holes were the number one handicap holes on each of the two sides. Surprise.

Author: h. Alton Jones

writer/scientist/adventurer

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