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