Niners results – April 2015

Jim Wegman, Publicity

The old song suggests that April showers bring May flowers; in our case, April brings the start of Arizona’s hot weather and the transition from spring to summer golf. Our winter visitors will soon be closing their homes and departing for cooler locales. Our Canadian friends will make the long trip up north of the border and others will return to their hometowns. To all our winter visitors we say travel safely, enjoy the summer and return to IronOaks when the winter winds begin to blow again.


4/02. Best Balls, One Gross and One Net-Palms: 1st David Mork, Bill Whitely and Gregg Sutton, 2nd Jim Poland, Ron Betti, Jim Janowski and Paul Blatnicky; Sinkers: Max Black; Closest-to-the-Pin Honors: No. 4 Mike Stegina, No. 7 Dave Bauer

4/09. Best Balls Par 3/4/5-Sonoran: 1st Al Metz, Jack Cook, Joe Sigillo and Paul Blatnicky, 2nd Jim Wegman and Bill Bartoo, 3rd Dennis Fisher, Mike Osborn and Tom Thibodeau; Closest-to-the-Pin Honors: No. 3 Ed Allen, No. 8 Al Metz

Golfers take note: Bill Bartoo holed it out in two on No. 6 for an Eagle! Way to go Bill.

4/16. Two Best Net Balls-Lakes: 1st Dennis Manz, Tom Traver, Rich Funk and Greg Sutton, 2nd Ron Betti, Jack Cook, Tom Thibodeau and Dennis Clark; Sinkers: Max Black; Closest-to-the-Pin Honors: No. 2 Dave Peters, No. 6 Dave Bauer

4/23. Cha-Cha-Cha-Palms: 1st Dave Bauer, Gerry Regan, Jordy Primack and Gordon Graham, 2nd Nick Angele, Dave Peters, Bruce Henderson and Larry Stadler; Sinkers: Dean Crocker; Closest-to-the-Pin Honors: No. 4 Larry Stadler, No. 7 Gordon Graham

4/30. Fewest Putts-Sonoran: Flight A: 1st Bill Slattery, 2nd Mike Osborn, 3rd Eddie Allen; Flight B: 1st (tie) Bill Bartoo and Tom Thibodeau, 2nd Jim Theobald, 3rd Bill Lacey; Sinkers: Mike Stewart; Closest-to-the-Pin Honors: No. 3 Jerry Meer, No. 8 Mike Stegina

Thanks to Mike Stegina we have a new member, Joseph Lombardo. So, welcome to the Niners, Joe, and thanks Mike.

Rules reminder: Under Rule 4.4 the maximum number of golf clubs a golfer can carry when he starts a round is 14. A golfer can carry less, but not more than the number permitted. Players should ensure that when they are preparing to play in league competition their number of clubs conforms to the rule. In stroke play the penalty for breach of this Rule is two strokes for each hole on which the breach occurred with a maximum of four strokes for the round. So count those clubs, keep the ones that work best and leave the rest in the garage.

The 2015 summer/fall golf schedule: The summer/fall league schedule was recently posted on the league website. Most notably, the league is moving to the Ironwood golf course to play until the late fall when the Lakes course renovation project is complete. We will be playing on Thursday as always. The starting time will be 7:30 a.m. until June 1 and then change to 7:00 a.m. for the remainder of the summer. This schedule will get us out early to beat the Arizona heat.