CINMGA - Field 'Billdozed' again
The CINMGA headed out to a Jack Nicklaus designed course for our Bratish Open and made it feel more like a major by moving back to the blue tees.
For the third straight tournament and second major in a row, the Billdozer was not to be denied and headed home with the Claret Jugs in hand (his wife was out of town this weekend). Once again he played exemplary medio golf with a mix of Meagles and 8s to take home the prize. He is currently working on the drawings for the home remodeling to include a trophy room.
Al Kanter managed to double his yearly winnings with a second place finish but did not reach his goal for the day. As his two OB’s disappeared into the distance so did Al’s lofty goal of shooting a DQ 79. While he was not too happy about joining the rest of us in the world of mediocre golf, he did have one bright spot which was that he did not win and have to take home the ‘Claret Jugs trophy’ to show his wife who is a professor of women’s studies and sexuality at UC!!
Nick ‘Bling’ Palermo could hardly hold all his prizes as he won long drive (with the help of a couple of trees) and closest to the pin. In both cases he kindly helped Dennis H. remain anonymous by the stepping up next and beating Dennis’s shots. About the only thing Nick didn’t win was the Championship and that is because he took home the meltdown award losing 4 strokes on the back nine.
Dennis H. has started clawing his way back to the top with a tie for third place finish shooting a season best 92. However, he definitely has lost that intimidation factor that the two time major winner had last year. His stunning drives of 30-50 yards on the first two holes only struck fear in the hearts of the many geese on the course.
Mike Boyer brought home his best score of the year with a 98 on what was one of the tougher courses we have played this year. He headed home with fifth place and the Most Mediocre award for his efforts. His consistency along with never missing a tournament has him in third place on the chapter money list which makes him an automatic qualifier for the World Championship.
Jim Yuhas also came in with a season’s best for him at 104. His game is clearly on the way up as he Mirdied a couple of holes and only a couple meltdown holes stopped him from getting under that magic 100 number in competition.
Ken Edelman was striking some stunning iron shots with the only problem being that he had to use his driver and putter before and after those shots. He staggered out of the gate with some driver magic that barely got him past the women’s tees on the first 3 holes and things didn’t get much better on the next 15. He also must have been feeling ‘major’ pressure as his flat stick managed to turn all the 3 to 5 footers into adventures usually with bad endings. He did however manage to the get the anti-meltdown award as he dropped 10 strokes on his back 9.
Michael Wylie apparently thought that he was on a beach vacation as he spent most of the day in the water or the sand. However, all of the bunker practice was paying dividends as he hit some great shots and almost holed a couple of them. It is also clear that he has friends in the golf god world or at least he knows where all the submerged rocks are since one shot directly into the water ‘bounced’ out.