Special thanks to Director of Golf Andrew Morris for putting out the welcome mat for our July SWSGA event. On short notice, Andrew, working with Board Members Gary Ireton, Jim Sladovic and Gerry Norquist, made this event a reality. It was the first time SWSGA played at The Persimmon course of Anthem C.C. and hopefully not the last. The weather tried to dampen our spirits with a short downpour at the start of play but the skies cleared and the course was in spectacular shape.
The one-gross, 1-net event was led by the team of Professional Mark Sporlarich and Jim Schade along with Ams Steve Jackson and Marc Apps -21, 123. Their victory was by 2 over 2nd place team of Professional Ricky Haag, and Ams Michael Healey, V.E. Graves and Pete Jerich. It took a score of 128 to make the prize list.
Professionals Randy Wittig led all scorers with a -5, 67. He finished 1 shot better than Professional Chris Endres and Gerry Norquist and Amateur Ray Plewa who all had 68. It took a score of 71 to make a check in the gross cash game and 68 in the net cash game. There were 2 gross skins, each worth $98, Randy Wittig on #14 and Reese Tyler on #17. There were 3 net skins, each worth $65, Pete Jerich on #4, Talmadge Tanks on #15 and Reese Tyler on #17. The Hole-In-One pot is now at $595.
CardinaleWay Mazda was there again to sponsor our on-course refreshments. Thank you, Phil.
With our rapid growth this year, memberships have been suspended until the renewal date at the end of September. We want to make sure our current members have a place to play with our popular venues coming this late summer and early fall.
Founders Championship Players of the year
We have now completed the 6th event of the season and points are now being accumulated through team and individual play along with sponsorship points. Professional Jim Carter has taken the lead over Ricky Haag by 6 points followed closely by Randy Wittig. The Amateur has seesawed back and forth and is now led by Marc Apps who leads Warren Cohen by a slim 2 points. Note, the top 24 Professionals & top 72 Amateurs earn a spot into the Founders Championship in January.
The ever-popular Phoenix Country Club is the host of our next event, August 17th. This is always an extremely popular stop on the SWSGA tour. You can continue your qualification by earning points toward the Founders Championship at this well attended event. The course is in great shape and we will keep you updated on any changes made because of COVID-19. Entries can be made at the SWSGA.com website. An informational email will be coming your way to all members and guests in the next few days with the requirements set up by Phoenix CC. At that time, you will be able to enter the event. A link will be attached to that communication.