The season’s first big tournament is in the book. First Place in the 2013 Fall Classic has been claimed by the team of Jeff Smith, Gene Kloeckner, Mike Wentrup and Greg Nelson. They edged out the team of Mike Nichols, Howard Jones, Julian Fruhling and Gerry Bloch by one slim stroke. Buck Grier, Gary Reibman, Don Coolidge and Al Cozzi finished third. Congratulations to all.
The weather was absolutely perfect. The course was in good shape especially so soon after the over-seed. All golfers – some more than others – had a good time. Some great images
came out of the tournament and can be seen here. If anyone would like a hard copy of any of the images, let me know and I’ll try to accommodate.
There were some interesting discoveries made during the course of this event. I learned that Gerry Bloch can make thirty foot putts whenever he pleases. He just doesn’t always want to do so; he feels that would be showing off. Julian Fruhling routinely uses the flagstick to stop his trap shots. Bryan Noonan’s caddie can’t read putts after the fifth green. Nick De Santis’ fairway swing improves after his eighth shot. Buddy Stein doesn’t play two nines; he does two shows. Jerry Whalen’s swing was created using spare parts from the TaylorMade factory. John Gruenhagen gives golf lessons to Charles Barkley. But by far and away the most amazing fact discovered during the Fall Classic is that Anthony “Mr. Stick” Arvidson actually uses magic clubs. Check out the iron he used during this swing. I can assure you that I have no clubs in my bag that light up without being plugged in. Where can I buy some of these?