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.
Scott Schneider from the #18 bunker.
Ross Yeo looking for birdie.
Jeff Clark – premature smile?
Dave Allen on the final hole.
John Elick – The envelope please.
Jeff Clark strikes his putt.
Towers takes the scenic route.
Dan Bartlett – get in the hole.
Rudi’s working on something.
Doug Hunter – another winner.
Frank Bogacz – expressive.
Looks like maybe Aare’s putt didn’t fall.
Ross Yeo bringing it home.
Bob Trees anticipates the fall.
Sam – Just one of our champions.
Championship Flight golfers aren’t supposed to be in this!
John Elick thinks the food was fabulous.
Ross Yeo tied for second in the gross category.
Frank Bogacz wins with flair.
Scott Schneider successfully out of the trap.
Howard Jones – still knows how to thrown the knuckler.
Dave Allen champion’s form.
Gene Anderson – figuring it out.
Frank Bogacz – low net champ with Brad Sinclair – low gross champ.
Ross Yeo – his day is done.
Ross Yeo – finished second.
Jeff Clark – Get in the hole you ####.
Gene Anderson – almost in.
Dave Allen collects in winnings
Great staff – another perk for Camelback members.
John Elick’s granddaughter celebrates with Grampa.
Rudi – Had better days.
Roland Eckert tends the pin.
Bogacz – the form of the low net champion.
Dan Barlett’s second shot on #18 Padre.
Everett Davis – after the putt.
Rudi goes for the green.
Dave Towers goes after the green.
Hans Schuetz – fine form.
Frank Bogacz – Championship form.
Ross Yeo’s third shot on #9.
Dave Allen waits his turn.
Dan Bartlett tries to change gravity after a shot on #18.
Howard Jones – may not have made the putt.
Shiloh passed out money to everyone but me?
Scott Schneider waits his turn.
Everett Davis with his own special English.
Hans finishes #18.
Steve Finberg (I hope).
Frank Bogacz holds the prize.
Frank Bogacz – one more time with feeling.
Dave Allen – Get in the hole.
Brad Sinclair makes the turn.
Dick Reid follows through.
Rudi takes it to the hole.
Rudi Barich – Apparently not the shot he had planned.
Pat Canavan watches the ball.
Dick Reid with a long putt.
Scott Schneider on #18 Padre.
Doug Hunter – a good attempt.
The Champion – Brad Sinclair
Sure, I’d grin too if I’d just finished second like Mr. Elick.