John Concannon, Publicity
The 2015 IMGA Member Guest Tournament was completed on February 17 and according to the reports, it was one of the most successful, if not the most successful, Member Guest tournaments held in recent years.
The flight winners are (with guest in brackets): Flight 1: Joe Vitton (Greg Heimemann); Flight 2: Don Brunner (Scott Welsh); Flight 3: Duane Coking (Dennis Coking); Flight 4: Gary Furlong (Sid Schwartz); Flight 5: Frank Wellwerts (Gib McIntosh); Flight 6: Bert Geiger (Roger Wilson). A complete listing of the winners has been posted on the IMGA bulletin board.
Thanks, in particular, to Bill Beltz, our president; several innovative aspects were added that benefited the participants and the tournament as a whole. Bill contacted many of the companies that advertise in the Splash to see if they would support the tournament by sponsoring signs advertising their company on the tee boxes. As a result, every tee box had at least one sign with many holes having multiple sponsors. The revenue from these postings helped offset the overall cost of the tournament, providing many valuable prizes for our raffle. John White also sponsored the wind breaker given to each participant, again underwriting part of the cost of that item. John Skoworn’s efforts were also instrumental in the success of the tournament as were the support of the other board members who manned the various sign-up stations prior to the tournament. To close out the event, the dinner served in the Oakwood clubhouse was excellent. It reminded me of my mother’s pot roast – well maybe not that good, but darn close. There have been lots of complaints regarding the food at Oakwood recently, but, if this dinner is any indication, things may be changing. Please support our many sponsors when shopping in the area.
The Club Championship is in full swing and this year we have a championship within a championship with the addition of the Super Senior category. The leaders after the first two rounds are Flight 1: Bill Swed (138); Flight 2: Doug Currie (149); Flight 3: Mike Ludwig and Joe Rizzi (164); Flight 4: Bill Lacey (167). In the super senior class; Flight 1: (tie) – Max Spencer, Rod Richmond and Bob Royer (147); Flight 2: Mario del Col (161); Flight 3: Joe Mandour (166). Final results will be reported next month.
As you know, or maybe you don’t, Ed Rosenzweig is not in good health. He has returned home after an extended stay in the hospital. I would ask those reading this article to keep both Ed and his wife Karen in your thoughts and prayers.