All Hail Brad Sinclair – 2015 Camelback Golf Club Champion
Brad Sinclair captured the 2015 Camelback Club Championship by firing a seven over par 151 over two days of great competition on two of the Valley’s finest courses. He shot 75 on the Ambiente course in Friday’s round and carded a 76 on the Padre course Saturday. He all but took ownership of the three pars winning three out of the eight possible “closest to the pin” contests. Dave Allen and Ross Yeo finished in a tie for second place.
Frank Bogacz took the overall low net championship shooting an eight under par 136 edging out John Elick by a single stroke. Doug Hunter finished two strokes back while Dave Towers ended the tournament three back. It was a tight, extremely competitive match and everyone (except Bogacz) could look back with the “if only that one putt would have fallen” memory. Alright, maybe not everyone. I’m thinking I would have been in great shape if only about fourteen more putts would have fallen.
The Camelback Golf Club team of professionals and all of their staff again proved they’re the best in the business. The tournament was run without a hitch. The food was fabulous and the wait staff turned in another all-star performance. My only regret is that I didn’t join Camelback years ago when I first came to the Valley of the Sun. A special thanks to Shiloh Hagey for his tireless efforts and outstanding performance.
Enjoy some pictures from the 2015 Club Championship. Rudi provided us with some great golf “expressions”. The riddle of the day is “Who is that Championship Flight playing from the bushes and behind the tree?” Thanks also to Liz McCarty for taking six hours out of her day to take some super photos.
Rudi – Had better days.
Gene Anderson – figuring it out.
Ross Yeo bringing it home.
Sure, I’d grin too if I’d just finished second like Mr. Elick.
Frank Bogacz holds the prize.
Aare Kuusk looks for the bottom of the hole.
Everett Davis – “Go Baby Go!”
Roland Eckert’s signature swing.
Frank Bogacz – low net champ with Brad Sinclair – low gross champ.
Howard Jones – may not have made the putt.
Dave Allen on the final hole.
Scott Schneider from the #18 bunker.
John Elick thinks the food was fabulous.
Frank Bogacz – expressive.
Dan Bartlett tries to change gravity after a shot on #18.
John Elick – for the want of but one stroke.
Jeff Clark – premature smile?
Great staff – another perk for Camelback members.
Scott Schneider successfully out of the trap.
Rudi takes it to the hole.
Doug Hunter on #18.
Ross Yeo – finished second.
John Rae – played well.
Championship Flight golfers aren’t supposed to be in this!
Dave Allen waits his turn.
Rudi’s working on something.
Looks like maybe Aare’s putt didn’t fall.
Shiloh passed out money to everyone but me?
Ross Yeo’s third shot on #9.
Everett Davis with his own special English.
Roland Eckert – the twist.
Frank Bogacz wins with flair.
John Elick’s granddaughter celebrates with Grampa.
Jeff Clark strikes his putt.
Dave Allen – Get in the hole.
Towers takes the scenic route.
Jeff Clark – Get in the hole you ####.
Sam – Just one of our champions.
Frank Bogacz – Championship form.
Dan Bartlett – get in the hole.
Bob Trees anticipates the fall.
Rudi goes for the green.
Rudi Barich – Apparently not the shot he had planned.
Pat Canavan watches the ball.
Frank Bogacz – one more time with feeling.
Dave Towers goes after the green.
Everett Davis – after the putt.
Hans’ wins the award for “most charming”.
Dave Allen champion’s form.
Phil Ortez follows the flight.
Hans Schuetz – fine form.
Dick Reid follows through.
Doug Hunter – another winner.
Roland Eckert tends the pin.
Dick Reid with a long putt.
Hans finishes #18.
Hans Schuetz – follows through.
Doug Hunter – a good attempt.
Gene Anderson – no mulligans.
Scott Schneider waits his turn.
Howard Jones – still knows how to thrown the knuckler.