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