Players had to endure the hottest day of the season on Monday at the West Valley’s Verrado Golf Club designed by Tom Lehman. With temperatures getting well into the 100’s, players kept their cool while making lots of birdies. Head Golf Professional Nick Kondos welcomed many of the players for the first time with Verrado being a first time venue for the Southwest Seniors.
Special thanks to our drink sponsor Phil Kerr of CardinaleWay Mazda. When looking for a new Mazda or used vehicle, please give CardinaleWay Mazda a call as Phil has vowed to take care of the SWSGA family as his own. Margie and Jaidi made sure the players were well hydrated thanks to Phil.
Brad Ingarfield of Murphy’s Law Irish Pub was the sponsor of the closest-to-the-pin competition and each winner was presented with a half dozen Pro V’s and a $60 gift certificate.
Murphy’s Law Irish Pub Closest-to-the-Pin
Claiming the 2nd ace of the season was Amateur Ray Parker who holed his 9 iron on the 137 yard 6th hole. Besides a net and gross skin along with his closest to the pin prizes, Ray earned $248 from the progressive hole in one pot. Dale Shemelya took top honors on #3 hitting it 2’1”, while Murphy Mitchell tried to duplicate Ray’s shot hitting it 8 inches on #14. Professional Gerry Norquist claimed the 17th hole prize sticking it 1’8”. Congratulations to all of our sharpshooters.
Founders Championship Players of the year
The top 2 amateurs swapped places again this event with Jeff Navarre taking a 10 points lead over Dave Rasley. Professional Gerry Norquist vaulted to a 9 point lead over Ben Sauls and Randy Wittig. Note, the top 24 Professional & top 72 Amateurs earn a spot into the Founders Championship in January.
Verrado Golf Club Event
It took a scorching score of 125 to claim the top spot in our 1 gross + 1 net competition. The team of Professional Steve Leonard and Amateurs Michael Healey, Jerry Hill and David Torres took the honors and earned $160 each. They were followed closely by newcomer Professonal John Urquhart and Amateurs Pete Jerich, Mark Matthews and Chris Saltzman. They earned $120 for their efforts. Three teams tied for 3rd at 127 and it took a score of 128 to make the prize list.
Professional Gerry Norquist lead all scorers with a fine 68 going 3 under the last 2 holes to best Amateur Jeff Navarre by 1. Professional Barry Conser was 3rd. It took a gross score of 73 make the cash prize list. Net leader was Charlie Shoemaker with a great round of net 65 followed by Luigi Asuncion and Mick McKenzie’s 66. It took a net score of 67 to make the prize list.
There were 4 gross skins worth $61 each won by Gerry Norquist, Ray Parker, John Turyn and Bruce Pape. All skins were won with eagles. Norquist, Parker and Turyn also earned net skins of $81 each.
Our next event is Thursday, July 25th at the very popular Mirabel Golf Club. Signups are being taken through the SWSGA.com website. See everyone next month.