With overseeding taking place on the Cottonwood golf course, only the monthly Ace of Aces Qualifier and CMGA/PVMGA Team Beat the Pros competitions were played. CMGA and the Palo Verde Men’s Golf Association also played a Team Beat the Pros event at Palo Verde on Oct. 29.
The Oct. 1 Ace of Aces Qualifier was a flighted low gross/low net competition with the low gross and low net scores qualifying for the Ace of Aces Tournament being played in December.
Blue Flight: Low Gross Mark Nilsen, Low Net Larry Frink
White Flight 1: Low Gross Timothy Mandt, Low Net Mark Lynne
White Flight 2: Low Gross Bob Schaedel, Low Net William Moore
White Flight 3: Low Gross Al Grefsheim, Low Net Jerry Johnston
Green Flight: Low Gross Timothy Fettis, Low Net Terrence Cronin
On Oct. 8, 24 four-man teams comprised of two members from the CMGA and PVMGA played a scramble format employing a minimum three drive per player requirement competition against two of our golf staff pros and our two golf course superintendents. The pros had a bad day, and 17 teams posted scores that beat them. Pizza and refreshments were enjoyed by all of the participants on the patio of the Cottonwood Pro Shop.
On Oct. 29, four-man teams of CMGA and PVMGA members played another Beat the Pros competition at Palo Verde using the same format used earlier. A total of 23 teams competed, with the pros beating all but 10 teams. Again, pizza and refreshments were enjoyed by all of the participants after completion of play.
November events included an Ace of Aces Qualifier, a Home and Home competition with Sun Lakes Men’s Golf Association, a two-man team pick your partner flighted event, and an ABCD Cha Cha tournament.