Golfers doing well
Golf action at Desert Peaks Golf Club, the name for the city's nine-hole layout which started as , proved plentiful in May and early June.
A "Flag" tournament on Memorial Day Monday highlighted a month of activity. The format for flag events has golfers given a small flag and a card with the total of par and their handicap added. When the total shots indicated are used up, the golfers place their flag in the ground at the point, or put the flag on a pin if they hole out with the final shot allowed.
Mike Gardner won the Memorial Day flag event. He did so by using so many fewer strokes than his average that the total he was alloted was not met until after he'd completed the ninth and was on the second hole. Advancing next farthest was Bob Rufener followed by Bob Vigil, Fred Blackman and Mike McGrew.
Audrey Ditmore's 99 won the gross division of a May 28 Ladies Day event. Bette Cook's 73 after subtracting her handicap won her the net category. Patty Story won prizes for both closest-to-the-pin shot and the long drive.
Fred Blackman and Mike Gardner took first and second in the net category of a June 1, Men's Club Sunday outing. They shot a 64 and 66 once their handicaps were subtracted from the 74 and 77 they shot.
Dick Wilson shot a 74 and Steve Davis a 79 to sandwich the handicap division hot shots in the gross division. The day's "closest-to-the-pin" award was won by Blackman while Davis earned a long drive prize.
The combined scores of Erv Stensgar and Sam Brown proved victorious in a May 29 Men's Club game after they were paired through a blind draw. They shot a 131. Their combined 158 won Val Paterson and Bob Rufener the gross division the same day. Bud Miller put a shot within three feet of the third hole to claim closest-to-the-pin honors while Brown won an accurate drive prize.
Teams in the Wednesday TwiLight League played an added game May 28. The score of their one worst hole was subtracted from all golfers total to arrive at the gross and net scores. Jeff Hall and Sam Brown split the net prize with 25s for their rounds. Bob Rufener scored a 31 to nip 33s by Bob Ringering, Brian Ringering and Chuck Schmidt for the best overall. In scoring in which no holes were thrown out, a 39 by Brian Ringering, Rufener, Blackman and Schmidt split the top prize. Long drives by Shane Bush and Sam Brown along with close-to-the-pin shots by Spud Gephart and Brian Liebenstein took prizes too.
Competition May 25 saw