Oh sure! Now that his membership check has cleared the bank. Now that the majority of the Gainey Ranch golfers have unofficially deemed him “Mr. Nice Guy”, the cat starts munching on the canary. Scott Hull (shown here attempting to hide his glee) has racked up twenty two rounds at Gainey Ranch since he started playing with us in early June. In his first ten rounds he averaged 87.3. In the next ten – 87.2. In his last eight rounds, the average has fallen to about 84.6. He has magically shaved nearly three strokes off his average. Yesterday, he entered the bird cage, latched the door behind him and ate the field. He finished in first place (by three strokes) in the net competition. He landed in second place in the gross competition. His team finished in second place in the race for the Inferno Cup. And he ran to the bank with not one, but two skins. He looked odd sitting in the Member’s Grill with all those feathers around his mouth. It appears the honeymoon is over.
- Scott Hull – 65
- Mike Forde and Steve King – 68
- Mike Miller – 77
- Scott Hull and Steve King – 80
After the Commissioner’s team captured first place in the team competition, Dennis Kildare moved from fifth into third place in the Inferno Cup standings. The other big mover was Steve King who climbed from ninth into seventh place. Jim Stamatis still clings to a slim lead and Dave Inman holds on to a tie for third place. Based upon the photo from the competition in Barton Creek, Texas, they’re not too worried and are putting Gainey Ranch golfers best collective foot forward in Texas. The picture is a touch blurry; you be the judge.
The real money in yesterday’s match at Gainey went to the skins winners. In addition to Scott Hull’s pair, Mike Nichols, George Stelmach, Steve King, Bruce Partridge, Lee Barclay, Ron Dobkin, Pat Collins and Tom Hansen each escaped with one. If Howard Jones would have removed his putter cover prior to putting, there would have been three fewer.