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