Niners May 2022 Results

Jim Wegman, Publicity

Here come the 100-degree days, and the league is wisely moving to an 8 a.m. shotgun start for the foreseeable future. Hydrate and bring a sports drink or plenty of water for your round. And let’s keep up the pace of play. Play it safe in the high heat.

Winners: 5/5/22 Low Net by Tee Palms. White Tee: 1st Jim Campbell; 2nd (tie) Joe D’Amore, Gary Russell; Gold Tee: 1st John Schuler; 2nd (tie) Peter Gerdik, Bill McConnell; 4th Lloyd Schaeffer; 5th (tie) Butch Bosselli, Tom Reale; Silver Tee: 1st Len Dolins; 2nd Jim Dawson; 3rd Jim Daleo; 4th (tie) Murray Luther, Tom Thibodeaux; KPs: #4 Tom Reale, Len Dolins; #7 Lloyd Schaeffer, Jim Janowski

5/12/22 Best Balls Par 3-4-5 Sonoran. 1st (tie 3) Bill Flinn, Len Dolins, Gary Russell, Bruce Vantine/Mike Michelson, Jim Janowski, Jim Dawson/Ron Fager, Jim Wegman, Tom Marschel; 4th (tie) Bill Pender, Larry Swanson, Larry Schuller, Butch Bosselli/Lee Boudreaux, Pete Stein, David Mork, Bill Bartoo; KPs: #3 Bill Flinn, Mike Halleck; #8 Tom Marschel, Bill Pender

5/19/22 Best Balls One Gross One Net Lakes. 1st Tom Reale, Lou Blas, Jim Coughlin, Peter Gerdik; 2nd Lee Boudreaux, Mike Osborn, Mike Halleck, Larry Schuller; 3rd (tie) Larry Swanson, Paul Feeney, Pete Stein, Larry Hanken/Mike Michelson, Jim Campbell, Tom Marschel, Bruce Vantine; KPs: #2 Jim Coughlin, Jim LaBarge; #6 Jack Baur, Lloyd Schaeffer

5/26/22 Skins Palms. Team 1: Ed Anderson, Jim LaBarge, Lee Boudreaux; Team 2: Larry Swanson, Tom Reale, Paul Bopko, Mark Bernier; Team 3: Jerry Vickery, Ronald Fager, Jack Baur; Team 4: Len Dolins, Jack Cameron, Bill Flinn; Team 5: John Schuler, Mike Osborn, Mike Halleck; Team 6: Gaylord Lind; Team 7: Larry Schuller, Jim Johnson, Greg Wells; Team 8: David Mork, Peter Gerdik, Bill McConnell; Team 9: Bruce Vantine, Tom Thibodeau, Larry Hanken; KPs: #4 Len Dolins, Tom Reale; #7 Larry Swanson, Bill Flinn

The election is over, and on Jan. 1, 2023, the Niners will welcome in a new board: President Ed Anderson, VP Len Dolins, Secretary David Mork, and Treasurer Bob Deken. We thank these members for stepping up and ensuring that the league will continue for years to come, and we say a big thank you to the outgoing Board President/Treasurer Lloyd Schaeffer, VP Bill Pender, and Secretary Bruce Henderson.

A recent review of the Niners membership found that the average age of our members is 78, the average 9-hole index is 14.9, and we have 102 active players. The tee spread looks like this: 12 on the White Tees, 43 from the Gold Tees, and 47 from the Silver Tees. It is interesting to note that just three years ago, 80 to 90 percent of the members played from the White Tees. Time catches up with us all. The move forward has resulted in a much more balanced Winner’s Circle each week.

Keep filling those divots and repairing those ball marks on the greens.