The beginning of summer showed it’s head on Wednesday at the beautiful Prospector Course at Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club. The Jack Nicklaus design is always one of the highlights of our yearly events. With warm and windy conditions, the Prospector Course showed its teeth. Firm but immaculate putting surfaces made the pin positions a topic of conversation. Special thanks go to Director of Golf, Matt Brooks who welcomed us to this special venue.
A big shout out 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.
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
Amateurs won 3 of the 4 prizes this month. Charlie Shoemake’s shot of 4’8” was good enough to claim the prize on #4. Dave Rasley won #8 with a shot of 13’7”. Jerry Bevers made it tough for everyone hitting it 1’ on #12. Guest Professional Blake Little made his SWSGA debut winning #17 with a 1’4” effort. Congratulations to all of you.
Founders Championship Players of the year
The top 2 amateurs swapped places again this event with Dave Rasley overtaking Jeff Navarre by a single point, 78 – 77.
Professional Randy Wittig extended his lead over Jim Schade and Gerry Norquist by 9 points.
Note, the top 24 Professional & top 72 Amateurs earn a spot into the Founders Championship in January.
Superstition Mountain Event
The team of Professional Mark Spolarich and Amateurs James Crider, Wade Borg and Warren Cohen topped the 21 teams by a single stroke at 128 earning $160 each. They bested Barry Conser, Jim Howie, Pete Jerich and Rich Edwards along with the team of Charlie Gibson, John Walsh, Dave Rasley and Don Pax who earned $110 each. It took a score of 133 to make the team prize in the 1 gross+ 1 net competition.
Professional Barry Conser lead all scorers with a fine 67 followed by Professional Randy Wittig and Amateur John Hull at 71. It took a score of 73 gross to earn a spot in the cash pool. Net leader was Mick McKenzie with a great round of 65 followed by Mark Spolarich’s 67. It took a net score of 70 to make the prize list.
There was a carryover on the Gross skins from last month to the delight of Barry Conser (TWICE), Keith Johnson, and Bob Jennings. They earned $158 for each skin. Net skins were worth $74 each with Keith Johnson, John Hull, Barry Conser and Harry Safady claiming the prizes.
Our next event is at a new venue for the SWSGA, the Founders Course at the Verrado Golf Club. The event is scheduled for Monday, June 10th. Signups are being taken through the SWSGA.com website. See you next month.