We enjoyed a spirited and competitive match today. The course played tough. Not a single golfer matched his handicap. But that’s not to say there wasn’t excitement.
I must conclude we’ve got some incredible competitors. So far this season, we’ve had not one, but five hole-in-ones. Apparently, our players know the ropes.
Shelby Yastrow threw down the gauntlet and aced #11 on the Ambiente course. As the ball fell into the hole, Shelby calmly said, “I think it went in the hole.” It was as if he was saying, “Oh well. Another one.”
Next, Maddie Levy knocked it in the hole on #8 Padre.
Chet Schwartz wasn’t to be outdone. He brought #11 Ambiente to its knees with another ace. “Not good enough,” exclaimed the golf maestro. Ten days later, Chet did it again. I’ve been waiting for sixty-two years for my first and Chet drains two in ten days.
Today, we learned the fireworks weren’t over. Heard Broadrick had been waiting thirty two years for his first ace. For me, hitting and staying on the green of #3 Padre is a great accomplishment. But for Heard it was child’s play. With the pin nestled in the back corner, it was difficult to see where his tee shot came to rest. After searching the usual suspects, i.e., the sloping left side, the bank on the right, the bunker on the right, someone looked in the hole. Behold! Heard had claimed our group’s fifth ace of the season. And we’ve got plenty of time left to go.
Congratulations to Heard. It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. (And thanks for the drinks.)
What an absolute delight. It seemed everyone had a most enjoyable evening at “Castle Hoth”. Smiles far outweighed frowns. We have certainly been successful in putting together an engaging and enjoyable group for our golf games and when they bring partners and guests, it only gets better.
Here are a couple of observations from the Open House:
- Roger Levy is apparently nothing short of hilarious. Liz woke this morning still raving about his sense of humor. No wonder Maddie smiles so much.
- Based upon the efforts expended in the putting contest, we have an extremely competitive group. If we needed to move a mountain, we would only have to convene our group of friends and tell them “it can’t be done”.
- Dick Cahal will sacrifice life and limb to make a putt. Note in the photos where he literally impaled himself in the rose bushes rather than miss a putt.
- Pam Cahal will probably never speak to me again when she learns that if I had changed my three-putts into two-putts, we would have won the golf match by one point.
- Some people putt better with a broom stick than they do with a putter.
- Alvin Tollifson is a sucker for chocolate covered strawberries.
- A statistical analysis shows there was no meaningful correlation between team handicap and finish position. There was, however, a strong correlation between playing well and making putts on finish position.
- No one fell in the pool last night. There was good.
- No one attended the event that wasn’t gracious, pleasant and absolutely delightful.
- When Liz volunteered to put fourteen clubs in the winners golf bag, we should have talked about the differences between “clubs” and “shovels”.
Enjoy a couple of photos from the “putting” competition.
The 2016 Camelback Golf Club Member/Guest Tournament was a great success. Congratulations to the Eckert brothers for their great victory. Here are some images from the action. Continue reading “2016 Member-Guest Tournament”