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