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Men’s 9-Hole Club

The Sept. 15 Low Net Tourney started in the Main Tent with a Carlis Gilbert presentation, along with donuts and coffee. Although there was no water available initially, some of our most inventive 9ers were able to secure some to make the coffee. The donuts arrived on time, thanks to Mike.

Carlis talked about the way we should play golf with others, from the standpoint of etiquette. While we all know we should behave in a manner that doesn’t affect the play of others on the course, we tend to concentrate on our own shots and forget some simple rules that make it pleasurable for everyone else. Carlis listed them and asked us to think about them.

Examples of poor etiquette is playing ahead of your group and causing the players to worry about hitting you and where to stand on the green so as not to disturb another player’s putt. The 9ers appreciated Carlis reminder and Carlis presented them in a humorous manner. Carlis is the tops. Thank you, Carlis.

Our tournament chairs, Mike Baca, Tom Lalli and Darrell Hendricks used the System 27 in figuring handicaps. This is different than the Peoria System they use for an earlier tournament.

Talk about a scramble, well, here’s the first place winners:

Front Nine: Dave Galitello, Dave Kedie and Rick Kahil, scoring a net of 35.

Back nine: Ed Stelin and Ric Gagelin, with a net of 35, too. The rest of the field came in second with a 36. Again, there are so many coming in with ties I didn’t feel players wanted to be reminded of their scores.

Anyhow, congratulations to all who played and in particular the named winners.

The tournament chairs will be out scouting newer methods for establishing handicaps, I am sure.

Say hello to our newest members who recently joined, Mark Stanley and Bill Alexander. Welcome aboard.

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