Jim Roberts, Publicity Chairman
We sure had a mixture of good and not-so-good weather in February. We all thought winter was over and spring was on the way at the beginning of the month. But by the end of the month, we were reminded that winter can linger here in the desert.
On February 2, the PVMGA sponsored a charity fun day. The participants experienced different challenges on each hole. Besides the players having fun, I think the greenskeepers and pros who thought up the challenges had fun as well. The charity selected was Neighbors Who Care with over $1,700 donated to them. A BIG thank you to all who participated.
On February 9, the PVMGA hosted the annual Sweethearts Tournament, where club members and their sweethearts play golf in the morning followed by a luncheon. The first flight was a tie, won by Rick and Kathy Smith and Marty and Jan Martin. The second flight was won by Bob and Diane Kruse, with Arve and Carol Moser finishing in second place.
In the afternoon of the 9th, a 2-net best ball contest was won by the team of Bruce Medhurst, Ron Crabtree, Duncan Allan and Bill Triquart.
The February 16 morning event featured a 2-net best ball contest won by Daryl Ramseyer, Don Peterson, Wes Davis and Larry Chidester.
On that afternoon, a Select-a-Drive 3 best ball event was won by the team of Jim Cloud, Al Grefsheim, Julian Pickens and Arnie Pinsley.
Special Congratulations go to Jim Cloud for scoring an ACE on hole #6. Hmmm… when someone scores an Ace during a select-a-drive event, do all the teammates score a 1 as well? I think that’s the only way I’ll get a 1 on a hole.
On February 23, the course was closed due to a terrible winter storm that came through and left record low high temperatures and a very soggy golf course. This resulted in the cancellation of the first round of the Club Championship. Therefore, due to a full schedule, the Championship was a one-round event the first Saturday in March, when more spring-like weather was forecast.