August a Championship Month |

August a Championship Month

Vince McNamara

Shout-out to Jim McKnight and Bill Hamilton!

We have winners in several categories, but before I get to that some cleanup is needed. I was so enamored with the story on how our pro Carlis became a PGA professional that I misspelled his name in last month’s article. It is Carlis Gilbert, my apologies.

For sure, the highest level of men’s golf competition at Lake Wildwood is the low gross tournament. Some 20 or so guys play head to head in a four round tournament with no handicaps. “They play straight up!” The winner is crowned Club Champion. The 2019 Club Champion this year is Dave Downing with an accumulative score of 294. That is an average score of just over 73 per round. “Congratulations Dave”. Second place went to Allen Prows with a combined score of 304. Third place went to Vince Sniffen with a score of 312. That is some serious golf.

For the not so serious golfers, there was the Low Net competition. A two round tournament played over two Wednesdays followed up by a nice luncheon where the new officers for the 2019 – 2020 season were confirmed. Jeff Davis did such a great job last year, he got reelected again this upcoming year. There was an opportunity for a position as Vice President (which we all know is a do nothing position) and yes, you guessed it, Jim Voss jumped all over it. Bob Martin will remain the treasurer because he is a fixture at that position and a good fixture I might add. John Pearson will replace Darrell Hendricks as secretary. Wayne Cuff will stay on as tournament Chair. Steve Ennis will continue to handle handicaps, Dave Doench will continue as rules chair and Del Price is our NCGA Ambassador. Thank you, Gene Vander Plaats and Darrell Hendricks (outgoing officers) for your contributions.

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As for the Net tournament, Bob Trujillo was the overall low net winner and winner of flight 1. Kevin Nelson won flight 2. Dennis Berg won flight 3 and I won flight 4. “It was a fun two day tournament.”

Then there was the Bartlett Cup. The yearlong accumulation of points based on “I couldn’t tell you.” It was designed by the still alive Dan Bartlett to resemble the Fed EX Cup. I am not sure but I don’t think Rory got points for going to the Holiday party luncheon but maybe he did. This year there was a tie between Bob Trujillo and Terry Thelen. Jim Voss came in third. Since there was a tie, the fifteen million will be added to next year’s prize money.

Finally there was the Mr. and Mrs. Tournament. Congratulations to Brad and Penelope Crumpley for taking first place. Bill and Diane Brewster took second while Herb and Sally Brannen came in third.

September starts a new season but let’s take a moment to recognize Bill Hamilton, Jim Knight and their staffs for all they do to make this golf facility such a fantastic place to play.

Thank you, guys.

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