Results for Palo Verde Men’s Golf Association

Jim Davis, Publicity

January, for this edition, started out on the 10th of the month with the morning players participating in our annual Member/Member, two man team competition. It was a Flighted One Best Ball, Select-A-Drive format. The winning teams were Flight 1: Dean Hermanson and Jay Mays; Flight 2: Gary Zahnow and Norm Elbery; Flight 3: Jeff Martin and Jim Peck. Our afternoon group played a One Best Ball Gross Plus One Best Ball Net format and there were three teams tied for the top spot. They were Jim Wedeward, Bill Triquart, Jerry Lynne and Blind Draw; Larry Alverez, Bill Saxton, Wally Cornelius and Blind Draw; Gene Winger, Mylon Racine, Harry Martin and Blind Draw. Blind Draw was very busy that day.

On January 17 the morning group finished up the Home and Home contest with Sun Lakes Country Club and the winning team with a 198 was Marv Selby, SLCC, Dennis Grendahl, PVCC, Ray Smith, SLCC and Budd Livingstone, PVCC. The afternoon group played a Three Best Ball Net format and the winning team with a 164 was Jack Hill, Larry Orton, Norm Elbery and Jerry Lynne.

On January 24 and 31 the morning group played our annual President’s Cup Tournament. The afternoon group on the January 24 played a Select-A-Drive, Two Best Balls Net format and the winning team with an 84 was Dan Ashley, Larry Orton, Louis Grijalva and Budd Livingstone. The afternoon group on the January 31 did not play. After the dust settled on the President’s Cup, the winners were as follows: The champion is Bob Mansfield and the runner up is Arve Moser; The 1st Flight winner is Gary Whiting, 2nd Flight winner is Steve Ryland and the 3rd Flight winner is Gerald Brock.

On February 7, the morning group hosted our annual Sweetheart’s Tournament with the members and their sweethearts, i.e., wives or good female friends playing with them.

The ladies each received a red rose with their lunch and glass of wine. The winning team with a Two Best Ball Net of 93 consisted of Colleen and John Mitchell and Carolyn and Craig Currie. The afternoon group played a Two Best Ball Net format and the winning team with a 98 consisted of Bud Murray, Scott DeMichael, Larry Orton and Harry Martin.

Our March calendar is as follows:

March 7 – The second round of our Club Championship that started on February 28 and afternoon on the 7th is One Best Ball Net

March 14 – Morning Scramble with President’s Lunch and Meeting; afternoon is a Scramble

March 21 – Both morning and afternoon is Two Best Balls Flighted. The next weekend we are having our Annual Member/Guest Tournament. This consists of a practice round on Friday, the 27th. The first round is on the 28th, and the final round is on the 29th.

We are still looking for more business sponsors for our Member/Guest Tournament. If you would like to advertize or spotlight your business, please call Bob Keltz at480-282-7092. Thanks to all that have already stepped up!