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.
Dick Reid follows through.
Scott Schneider takes it to the hole.
Towers takes the scenic route.
Dan Bartlett – get in the hole.
Scott Schneider from the #18 bunker.
Rudi goes for the green.
Roland Eckert’s signature swing.
Ross Yeo tied for second in the gross category.
Everett Davis – mixed emotions.
Ross Yeo looking for birdie.
John Elick’s granddaughter celebrates with Grampa.
Dave Allen waits his turn.
The Champion – Brad Sinclair
Everett Davis – “Go Baby Go!”
Sam – Just one of our champions.
Brad Sinclair makes the turn.
Frank Bogacz – one more time with feeling.
Dick Reid follows his putt.
Dave Towers optimistically watches.
Dan Bartlett tries to change gravity after a shot on #18.
Ross Yeo’s third shot on #9.
Championship Flight golfers aren’t supposed to be in this!
Rudi – Had better days.
Roland Eckert tends the pin.
Hans’ wins the award for “most charming”.
Jeff Clark strikes his putt.
Dave Allen on the final hole.
Howard Jones – may not have made the putt.
Steve Finberg (I hope).
Jeff Clark – premature smile?
Great staff – another perk for Camelback members.
Bob Trees anticipates the fall.
Everett Davis with his own special English.
Everett Davis – after the putt.
Ross Yeo – his day is done.
Gene Anderson – figuring it out.
Gene Anderson – almost in.
Shiloh passed out money to everyone but me?
Frank Bogacz wins with flair.
Ross Yeo bringing it home.
Hans finishes #18.
Dick Reid with a long putt.
In the hole!
Sure, I’d grin too if I’d just finished second like Mr. Elick.
Jeff Clark – Get in the hole you ####.
Hans Schuetz – follows through.
Aare Kuusk looks for the bottom of the hole.
John Rae – played well.
Rudi Barich – Apparently not the shot he had planned.
Scott Schneider waits his turn.
Phil Ortez follows the flight.
Frank Bogacz – Championship form.
Frank Bogacz holds the prize.
Looks like maybe Aare’s putt didn’t fall.
Gene Anderson – no mulligans.
Roland Eckert – the twist.
Rudi’s working on something.
Dave Allen – Get in the hole.
Dave Allen collects in winnings
Dan Bartlett – English is his first language.
Hans Schuetz – fine form.
John Elick thinks the food was fabulous.
Scott Schneider on #18 Padre.
Bogacz – the form of the low net champion.
Ross Yeo – finished second.
Howard Jones – still knows how to thrown the knuckler.
John Elick – for the want of but one stroke.
Dan Barlett’s second shot on #18 Padre.
Doug Hunter on #18.
Dave Towers goes after the green.
Pat Canavan watches the ball.
Rudi takes it to the hole.
Scott Schneider successfully out of the trap.
Dave Allen champion’s form.
Doug Hunter – another winner.
Doug Hunter – a good attempt.
Frank Bogacz – low net champ with Brad Sinclair – low gross champ.