Hot Sticks, Wet Putters and the Loch Ness Monster

NessieThat’s a wrap. Day two of the Inferno Cup provided some good golf, some excitement and some bizarre events. Anthony Arvidson put on another golf clinic as he fired 68 (34/34) on the Arroyo/Lakes course combination. You might conclude that he won low gross on the day, but if you did, you’d be wrong. Anthony’s friend Ryan Dillon carded a ho-hum 32 on the Arroyo course and shot 34 on Lakes to finish the day with 66. They just edged me out of the winner’s circle by only one stroke (per hole). When you look at the card, you see only one five (#5 Lakes) and a total of eleven threes. That sounds like my total for the year.

Low Gross

  1. Ryan Dillon – 66
  2. Anthony Arvidson – 68
  3. Kris Rosser – 73

Low Net

  1. Raoul Encinas – 65
  2. Mark Ramser – 68
  3. Marty Howe, Kriss Rosser, Mike Forde, Dan Hourihan and Bailey Ogrin – 69

There were seven skins paid out. Again it would be reasonable to conclude that the “big boys” won them all. After all, when a gross 73 doesn’t even finish in the money, the competition’s a bit formidable. Assume as you will oh gullible ones. Tiz true Arvidson, Dillon and Rosser claimed their shares. But three of the seven went to Skyler Irvine and Nate Sanders. Skyler shot 94, but still squeezed out a skin. Nate’s moon was rising. He captured high gross with a fine 102, but left the building flush with a handful of double-sawbucks after winning two of the seven skins. Raoul Encinas won low net and dropped three birdies in the cup. He won no skins. Sometimes, life just ain’t fair.

The team competition was won by Encinas, Scott (the birthday boy) Hull and Howard (how did he miss that putt) Jones. Kris Rosser, Mike Forde and Bruce Partridge finished second, two strokes back. Complete Inferno Cup standings are available on the menu bar above.

The highlight on the day came on the eighteenth hole when someone sighted what appeared to be the Loch Ness Monster. The furor subsided when it was discovered that club champion Bailey Ogrin had dropped his Scotty Cameron in the lake. Although Bailey is reputed to have more money that Bill Gates, for a three hundred dollar putter, Bailey’s going fishing. Into the lake he went. Nessie Ogrin spent his afternoon swimming.

51 Cup events still remain with your best 14 counting. Still lots of time to sign-up for the season. It runs through the end of September.

Author: h. Alton Jones


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