Cottonwood Men’s Golf Association January Activity

Buddy Meola

The new year started with a Stableford competition by flights on Jan. 2. A Stableford format awards points for each bogey, par, birdie, eagle, or hole-in-one, posted in the round by each competitor.

First Flight: Winner Gary Hunnel, Second Place Steven Bennett, Third Place Jack Goyer; Second Flight: Winner Dennis Chenier, Second Place Don Klein, Third Place Sam Selby; Third Flight: Winner Herbye White, Second Place Robert Reider, Third Place Steve Cabe; Fourth Flight: Winner Jim Rahilly, Second Place Earnest Soczka, Third Place Tim Fettis

The weekend of Jan. 9 and 10 was the Ace of Aces tournament for those who qualified during the 2020 golf season. Each month, an Ace of Aces Qualifier was held, and this two-day competition culminated in a Net and Gross winner in each flight.

First Flight: Low Gross Tom Kastelitz, Low Net Bob Tomsett, Second Low Gross Ed New, Second Low Net Tom Baker; Second Flight: Low Gross Philip Carlson, Low Net Michael Moore, Second Low Gross Don Vock, Second Low Net Don Klein; Third Flight: Low Gross Jeff Sedlack, Low Net Duane Peyton, Second Low Gross Gene Kivi, Second Low Net Dean Sinerius; Fourth Flight: Low Gross Steve Martz, Low Net Earnest Soczka, Second Low Gross Bill Parsons, Second Low Net Martin Schniepp

The annual Member/Member competition was held on the weekend of Jan. 16 and 17. The 36-hole event featured four different nine-hole formats. They included a team one net score, a team two net score, a team alternate shot score, and a team pick a drive best ball score with a three-drive-per-player requirement. The teams were placed in six flights based on the total Handicap Index of the two players.

First Flight: First Place Team: Steve Lowe and Martin Oerter, Second Place Team: Jack Goyer and Tom Kastelitz, Third Place Team: Tom Baker and Michael Moore; Second Flight: First Place Team: Kip Kaler and Neal Lordos, Second Place Team: Jerry Davis and Marty Hobby, Third Place Team: Michael Kapacz and Stephan Steinhilber; Third Flight: First Place Team: Robert Ballou and Larry Frink, Second Place Team: Dennis Heberlein and Bob Kish, Third Place Team: Don Klein and William Moore; Fourth Flight: First Place Team: Charlie Gilligan and Stephan Martin, Second Place Team: Jerry Cisneros and Duane Peyton, Third Place Team: Jim Fergal and Buddy Meola; Fifth Flight: First Place Team: Stephan Gentzkow and Jeff Sedlack, Second Place Team: Steve Cabe and Tom McLoad, Third Place Team: Garrett Bertsch and Francisco Venegas; Sixth Flight: First Place Team: Ralph Casale and Ray Osborne, Second Place Team: James Kay and Robert Schrote, Third Place Team: Bob Kruse and William Wanker

January 23 was a two-man pick your partner scramble.

First Flight: First Place Team: Bob Tomsett and Phillip Carlson, Second Place Team: Jim Rumpler and James Grube; Second Flight: First Place Team: Tim Healy and Lowell Hargrove, Second Place Team: Greg Botma and Thomas Bersano; Third Flight: First Place Team: Bill Williams and Glenn Downing, Second Place Team: Michael Moore and Martin Schniepp; Fourth Flight: First Place Team: Ti Fettis and Terence Cronin, Second Place Team: Steve Martz and Ken Nelson

Jan. 30 was the qualifier for the Presidents Cup. The Presidents Cup is a match play event between the top 64 qualifiers. The matches will be played over the next eight weeks.