THE PHOENIX GOLF CLUB’S
OUT OF BOUNDS
We are two for two for good weather so far this year. Temperature was just right for Moffett. I didn’t receive too many complaints from the players and we had a great turnout of 24 players. The complaints consisted of the course being very rough with a lot of squirrel and owl burrows however those were mostly in the rough. But there was a note on the card which said you could take a free drop from those areas. I thought the greens were great, the bunkers had new sand and there were more good stops in the fairways than bad. There were a few great rounds led by Darren Orrell and Byron Lade was net 64’s and Victor was close by with a 66. Congratulations Guys!!! One more good note was we had a new guest join us who we hope will join the club. It was Tony Zoffman’s Birthday and he brought Pat Rielly. Let’s try to convince more players to join.
Please note the schedule below. I again had to change the April Tournament back to Deer Ridge from Shadow Lakes and change the date to the 27th. I guess no one noticed that the 20th was on Easter Sunday. Fortunately, they did not charge me the higher rate for Deer Ridge.
I have made the commitment for Poppy Hills on May 18. I had good response from most of you and it should be a good size group. I will need to know if any additional members want to join us by the middle of April if I need to add an additional tee time. It is a little later start time at 11:00AM but essentially, everything was booked for weekends for the entire year.
After continued efforts on Marc’s behalf to get us to play up north, we have scheduled June 22nd to play at Teal Bend just north of Sacramento. It will be an early first tee time at 9:00AM, but that should get everyone back to the bay area before dinner time. I will continue to look for new courses to play but will always take your inputs into consideration but you need to let me know what they are. I don’t like to play the same course 2 years in a row, so I am looking back to 2012 and before for those we haven’t played in a while. The difficulty I have in selecting courses is that they require a minimum of 20 players and that may be a problem with our current membership.
Membership will be $70 for returning members after the deadline ($10 extra for reinstatement). New members are $70 for the first year and $60 thereafter. (NCGA charges an extra $10 for new members).
I am asking everyone to make an effort to recruit a friend, coworker, family member, etc. to join the club.
It really is a competition as there are literally hundreds of clubs doing the same thing that we are trying to do. I have printed up some business cards and you are welcome to pass them out to anyone you think might be interested in joining us
Moffett: Darren Orrell was 1st with net 64. Byron Lade was 2nd also with a net 64 but Darren beat him out on the 1st handicap hole. Victor Tapia was 3rd with a net 66, Randy Jacobsen came in 4th with a net 72 and Bob Coates edged out a couple of others for 5th with a net 74.. Closest to the Pins were won by Chris Cena, Jim Kolodziej, Darren Orrell and Randy Jacobsen. There were only 11 Net Skins and Darren Orrell also led the field by winning 5, followed by Tyson Jasso (3), Charlie Strebel (2) and Brian Fitzgearl (1). There were 5 winners on Scratch Skins: Marc Hornbuckle (2) and Brian Fitzgearl, Charlie Strebel and Pat Rielly (1 ea)…
Our next tournament is scheduled for Pacific Grove Golf Course on March 23
The cutoff date is March 13th. Please let me know if you intend to play.
Golf Course Cut Off Date Cost Play Date 1st Tee Time Location
Pacific Grove 3/14/14 $80 3/23/14 10:00AM Monterey
Deer Ridge 4/11/14 $70 4/27/14 9:30AM Brentwood
Poppy Hills 5/09/14 $125 5/18/14 11:00AM Pebble Beach
Teal Bend 6/13/14 $75 6/22/14 9:00AM Sacramento
Spring Hills 7/18/14 $75 7/27/14 9:30AM Watsonville
Charlie Strebel Cell: 510-299-1647
1514 Roselli Drive Work: 650-852-5834
Livermore, CA 94550 E-mail address: strebelcp (at) aol.com