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