The Holiday Classic – a Great Success

Holiday Classic 2012 (171 of 212)It was a spectacular day for golf in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Men’s Golf Association couldn’t have had better weather or a finer course for the second big tournament of year, the 2012 Holiday Classic. When the scores had been tallied the team of Bernie Katchen and John Goesling edged out Howard Walger and Rick Schok. Tom Hansen and Bryan Noonan came in third narrowly missing the title. Scott Thompson and Jim Gabriel claimed fourth followed by the team of Brian Williams and Holiday Classic 2012 (170 of 212)Mike Steele. Dennis Kildare and Jay Yourk took the final spot in the money just edging out Steve King and Bill Petsas and the other thirty-five teams between them and the trophy.

The entire photo gallery from the tournament and the antiHoliday Classic 2012 (19 of 212)cs following can be found by looking at the right-hand column of this page and clicking on “Tournament Pictures”. Our spy-cam was hard at work in the Member’s Grill following the golfing action. THoliday Classic 2012 (94 of 212)hose requesting the original copies of their photos may pay in cash, credit card or monthly installments. It sounds suspiciously like blackmail, but it’s simply a concept called “dark marketing”.Holiday Classic 2012 (87 of 212)

Some of the awards not awarded include, (1) “Tallest Team” of Steve King and Bill Petsas, (2) “Iconoclast of Fashion”, Mike Steele, (3) “Patriotism Award”, Chris “What a cHoliday Classic 2012 (177 of 212)ountry” Balakas, (4) “Coldest Beer”, Carie, (5) “Best Moustache”, Laurence Rosen, (6) “Best Winner’s Smile”, John Goesling, (7) and “Most Deserving Non-Winners”, Jim Woods and Howard Jones.Holiday Classic 2012 (188 of 212)

The Gainey Cup points for the tournament have been tallied and can be seen by clicking here.

It’s already time to sign up for the next big tournament, The Winter Classic on January 12, 2013. See you there.

Announcing The Gainey Cup – Honor, Prestige, Profit

Click here for printable announcement: Gainey Cup Flyer

The 2012-2013 golf season at Gainey Ranch Golf Club is the inaugural year of the prestigious Race for the Gainey Cup. Just as the FedEx Cup rewards PGA players that perform at a consistently high level, the Gainey Cup will be awarded to the golfer that amasses the most points throughout the golf year. Points will be awarded for every MGA sanctioned tournament finish – the higher the finish, the greater the number of points. Consistency will be the name of the game. A single tournament win doesn’t guarantee the player the Cup. A single weak tournament performance doesn’t take him out of the running. Good play throughout the season will lead one MGA member to the top of the class.

There will be three regular tournaments and three majors. More points are awarded in the Majors.

There’s more than prestige winning the Gainey Cup. The prizes are fabulous. The winner receives free cart rentals for the 2013-2014 season (November 1, 2013 – April 30, 2014). For someone that golf’s three or four times per week, that amounts to more than $1,600. The winner also receives free entry into all MGA tournaments for the 2013-2014 season ($600), $250 club credit, their name on the Gainey cup trophy that stays at the club in the trophy case, and a trophy to take home.

The prizes for 2nd and 3rd place are $500 and $250 club credit respectively.

There is no cost; you are entered with your MGA membership.

A page will be dedicated on this site to maintain the rules and the current Gainey Cup standings as the season progresses. And we’ve got great news; YOU are currently tied for First Place!

Live from Barton Creek – Day 1

Travis LakeThe first 18 are in the books.  There isn’t much to say other than…damn those guys from Texas are good.  One of the Houston teams turned in a 55….that’s right “Five Five”

I think those boys are juicing.  They weren’t the only ones firing in the fifties.  There were another 8-10 teams under 60.  The good news; we didn’t bet any of those teams.  However, the bad news – we lost on all of our other 8 bets.  Ugh!

We were left with nothing else to do but have beverages….many many beverages.  So we headed to Travis Lake for the view.  We decided, that if the wheels start to come off, 9:15 isn’t too early to drink.

On Dave’s lost luggage – nothing after 48 hours.  He was discharged from the army; the hotel was able to get him some new tighty whities.

Steve “Army” King….team mascot and caddy

Gainey – U.S. Open Championship

The Gainey – U.S. Open Tournament is in the books. Congratulations go out to the winners Dave Hopkins and Lowell Shonk. They ran away from the field with a seventeen under par performance. They dominated the opening day with a twelve under par score without the help of their chosen pros of David Toms and Webb Simpson. They faded slightly on the second day of the tournament, but their pros stepped in and put them over the top. Continue reading “Gainey – U.S. Open Championship”

Monster Golf Results

It was a “warm” day, but there was a great turnout for Monster Golf. It would be gross understatement to suggest the course played a bit tougher than normal. For myself, I learned that when playing a “regular” round of golf and thinking a pin placement was unfair, I’m complaining without cause. They can be worse – much, much worse. Good thing there was a four putt maximum.

Here are the results: Continue reading “Monster Golf Results”