Deja Vu All Over Again – Men’s Day – December 18th

#9 Arroyo (from the MGA 2014 Calendar)
#9 Arroyo (from the MGA 2014 Calendar)

The ninth Men’s Day event is in the book. It brought both surprise and anti-surprise. The team of Bruce Partridge, Joel Temple, Scott Hull and Howard Jones lit it up and captured first place. Between Jones and Temple, the team had two natural eagles (net albatross) in a span of five holes. That can be tough to beat. The surprise is it’s Jones’ first visit to the winner’s circle this year. The anti-surprise was it was Partridge’s third first place finish along with two second place finishes. Interestingly enough, Partridge only contributed with seven of the forty-five scores used in the match. His teammates handled the other thirty-eight. Partridge smiled and said he’s been winning because he “brings out the best in his teammates.” Maybe that’s true. What other explanation could there be?

Second place was claimed by the team of Jim Stamatis, Sandy Wiener, Don Coolidge and Marty Howe. The final money position went to Howard Garr, Dave Inman, Jim Gabriel and Ken Vlah.

Skins money went to Temple (2), Jones (2), Akiba (2), Herold, Proebstle, Matz and Martz. Sixty golfers participated. There were a lot of “good” scores, but no “great” scores on the day.

Here’s the up-to-date Men’s Day Money List as of December 18th.

Low Gross

  1. Joel Temple – 74
  2. Dave Inman – 75
  3. Bob Proebstle – 76

Low Net

  1. Don Coolidge, Bob Kenkel, Joel Temple, George Stelmach and Gary Reibman – 66

The course is in great shape. The greens are fast and true. The water is deep and the out-of-bounds boundaries are far too close to me.

Watch this site for a shocking column tomorrow. A number of cheaters have been identified. They will be revealed and corrective action will be recommended within the next couple of days. I hope you’re not on the list.

Author: h. Alton Jones


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