April was a very busy mix of tournaments and CMGA Club competition. The April 6 Ace of Aces Qualifier adds more participants to the field for the end of the year Ace of Aces tournament.
First Flight: Low Gross Paul Brauer; Low Net John Stromstad
Second Flight: Low Gross Larry Mullins; Low Net Phil Carlson
Third Flight: Low Gross Paul Graebke; Low Net Don Decleene
Fourth Flight: Low Gross Ray Osborne; Low Net Tom Gartner
Fifth Flight: Low Gross Tom Rhea; Low Net Ron Gunnoe
On April 9 and 11, the annual Oakwood Cottonwood Home and Home Tournament was played on each club’s course. On April 9, the two-man teams from Oakwood and Cottonwood competed on the Oakwood Golf Course. They played a team scramble, and one point was given for the front and back and total scores. After the matches, a lunch was provided for all the players in the Oakwood clubhouse. At the end of the first day, the Cottonwood team held a slight lead. On April 11, the same competition format was used by the teams on the Cottonwood Golf Course. A lunch was provided for all the players at the Cottonwood San Tan Ballroom. When the results from both days’ competition were tallied, the Cottonwood team was victorious. Everyone seemed to enjoy the competition, regardless of the outcome.
On April 20, a little different tournament was held. It was a 3 Clubs and a Putter competition. Each player chooses only three clubs from their bag to use the entire round. This made for some interesting situations, but it’s surprising how many competitors shot similar scores to their normal game.
First Flight: Low Gross Bob Tomsett; Low Net Larry Mullins
Second Flight: Low Gross Paul Homan; Low Net Don Paxton
Third Flight: Low Gross David Marcus; Low Net Dick Johnson
The April 27 tournament was a Pick Your Partner Two-Man Best Ball.
First Flight Team Winners: Larry Mullins/Blind Partner, 56 Net
Second Flight Team Winners: Jim Fergal and Jim Grube, 57 Net
Third Flight Team Winners: Steve Martz and Ken Nelson, 55 Net
May will have CMGA tournaments each weekend:
May 4 at Cottonwood Golf Course and May 5 at Palo Verde Golf Course will have a Cottonwood versus Palo Verde in a Modified Ryder Cup Format. There will be lunches at the respective courses for all participants.
May 11 – Ace of Aces Qualifier
May 19 – Stableford Points format tournament with AGA posted scores
May 25 – An ABCD Modified Scramble. The teams was chosen by the club pros.