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