Bob Greene, MOGA Publicity
Have you ever played golf with a professional golfer with the intent to beat him or her?
Well, on Thursday, February 28, there were 101 MOGA members that “took on” our Professional, Mr. Eddy Renio, in a game of Beat the Pro!
In all fairness, you have to understand that some of our members, because they’re retired or part-time workers, “live” golf. They play more than a couple of times a week. Whereas “Pro Eddy” is managing two golf clubs; Ironwood and Oakwood, in addition to being a golf instructor and mediator between golfers, settling disputes and “interpretation” of golf rules, which is complicated when you’re dealing with guys who wear funny golf clothes and drink beer. But I digress.
Thursday morning, 101 guys started, and when the game was over, 91 guys finished; 10 withdrew.
Patrick Wilson, MOGA Board Secretary, finished with a 65 to Eddy’s 79.
There were 59 others who beat Eddy’s score, ranging from one stroke to six strokes lower than Eddy’s. There were 30 players who finished behind Eddy.
Willie Foster finished second with 66, Larry Horner came in third with Gary Leath, Sid Schwartz and Ron Meyer, all four having 67.
Eighth place had a tie of 10 players having 72. All the MOGA officers and members extend a sincere “Thank You” to Eddy for being such a good sport and spending a day playing with us. All the data can be found at http://www.mogagolf.org.
The Beat the Pro game is just one example of why it is fun to join and play in MOGA’S weekly Thursday tournaments. Handicap is not an issue joining MOGA.
Upcoming schedule (game descriptions are on the MOGA website):
April 4 – ABCD Step Aside Scramble
April 11 – OK/Cottonwood ABCD Mixed
April 13 – (Saturday) OK/Cottonwood
April 18 – ABCD 1-3-2
April 25 – Individual Low Net by Flights
In Memoriam: For those members who were in MOGA or the “Old” Hackers group of several years ago, I’m sad to report of the passing of Bill Favreau on Monday, March 4. Bill was always a gentleman, very pleasant, a good golfer and a joy to play golf with.
Special Note: The East Valley Marines 6th annual Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, April 5, at the Oakwood Country Club. Information is on the bulletin board in the Pro Shop. It is a fun event, so sign up early; “Helping Veterans in Need.”
Applications are in the Pro shop, or you can register online at www.eastvalleymarinesgolf.org.
For all MOGA information, results and future tournament dates, please visit the website at http://www.mogagolf.org.