Monday, January 31, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
A golfer, now into his golden years, had a lifelong ambition to play the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Verde , Fla. , exactly the way the pros do it.
The pros drive the ball out over the water onto the small green that is on a small spit of land. It was something the golfer had tried hundreds of times before without success. His ball had always fallen short, into the water.
Because of this, he never used a new ball on this particular hole. He always picked out one that had a cut or a nick, as did many other "average" golfers when negotiating very challenging holes.
Recently he went to Sawgrass to try again. When he came to the fateful hole, he teed up an old, cut ball as usual, and said a silent prayer.
However, before he could hit the ball, a powerful voice from above seemed to be booming out from the clouds, saying:
"Wait! Replace that old ball with a brand new one."
The golfer complied, with some slight misgivings, despite the fact that this same force seemed to be implying that he was going to finally achieve his lifelong ambition.
As he stepped up to the tee once more, the voice came down again:
"Wait. Step back. Take a practice swing."
So he stepped back and took a practice swing, certain now that this heavenly force was going to make his dream come true.
The voice boomed out again:
"Take another practice swing."
Dutifully, he did. He stopped expectantly and waited ....
A long silence followed ...
Then the voice again:
"Use the old ball."
Sunday, January 23, 2011
- January 21st
- February 18th
- March 17th
- April 21st
- May 12th
- June 16th
- July 21st and July 22nd – Belize Amateur Open – 2 Day Tournament.
- August 18th
- September 15th
- October 20th
- November 10th
- December 1st
Sunday, January 16, 2011
The format was an 18 hole Stroke Play with prizes for Gross and Net categories.
GROSS (Without Handicap)
1st - Andy Hunt (69)
2nd - Bill Mckenzie (72)
3rd - Jaime Gonzalez (79)
NET (With Handicap)
1st - Nelson Gallardo (60)
2nd - Gustavo Giron (62)
3rd - Jaime Gonzalez (64)
The Las Vegas 2 pot was won by Ryan Garbutt with an impressive 2 (birdie) on the tricky 185 yard par 3 5th.
Congratulations to the winners - Pictures below.
Below is the full list of scores :
69 - Andy Hunt
72 - Bill Mckenzie
79 - Jaime Gonzalez
79 - Nelson Gallardo
80 - Sam Mathias
81 - Ryan Garbutt
84 - Ray Garbutt Sr
84 - Gustavo Giron
86 - John Wongsam
87 - Steve Maestre
87 - Saul Barrera
88 - Karl Ayres
88 - Jim Comber
89 - Rodrigo Barrera
90 - Robert Lee
90 - Harold Nava
90 - Guillermo Rivas Jr
90 - John Sansone
92 - Alan Graham
92 - Jum Dunkel
95 - Jamal
95 - Dave Giesbrecht
105 - Sam Sheppard
Friday, January 14, 2011
Just a short reminder that tomorrow is our first tournament. January 15th 2011, 8.30am start.
We look forward to seeing you all there.
Try and get there early so we can complete the meeting for the election of officials for the BAGA.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
4 teams entered the 2 man scramble, with the result going down to the final hole.
Mickey Thornton and Alan Graham were 3 under with 1 hole to play.
Paul Martin and Sam Mathais were 1 under with 1 hole to play
Andy Hunt and Robert Lee were 1 under with 1 hole to play.
Korie Williams and John Sansone were 4 over and out of the competition
Each team had to use 9 drives from both players, making the final few holes a tactical nightmare.
Andy Hunt and Robert Lee in the first group needed a birdie to get into contention and chipped in on 18 to finish at 2 under 62.
Paul Martin and Sam Mathais could not improve their score on their final hole finishing at 1 under, 63. A respectable score for a team beset by childish squabbling throughout, reminiscent of the French Football squad of 2010. :-)
Mickey Thornton and Alan Graham were in control of their own destiny after a gloriously topped fairway chip into the pond bank, that skipped up and rolled up fortuitously to 4 feet from the pin to enable them to move to 3 under.
Mickey and Alan stymied themselves on 18 behind a group of trees, needed to make a 15 footer to make par and take the 1st prize, but missed both putts.
Congratulations to Mickey and Alan (team 1) and Andy and Robert (team 2) who both finished at 2 under to share the first prize.
As for the Williams/Sansone team, confusion reigned on hole 9 as they mysteriously seemed to have 5 balls in play (defying the rules of golf) at one point, and were never able to recover. We are sure they will return to fight another day.
Don't forget next week is the first stroke play tournament of the year.
See you at 8.30am sharp.