JOE – 1st place (center)
DAVID – 2nd place (right)
MARIO – 3rd place (left)
With the weather cooperating, a near full slate of birdie hunters got the 2014 golf season started at Point Roberts Golf and Country Club. In a battle between DAVID and “GOLIATH”, the outcome is reversed because Goliath turns out to be LITTLE JOE. Hence, DAVID had to settle for 2nd place. The two were among a few who played in the 70’s. To shoot low numbers early in the season raises the bar immensely.
KING KONG tells me, he too, “plays in the 70’s……but any warmer, I’d rather swim or crochet!”
Meanwhile, “sneaky long” MARIO quietly smashes his drives down the middle, then chips and putts like a champ – for third place.
There were “no chickens” on the golf course on opening day but there was lots of roasted chicken after the game at the International Marketplace where the gang extended camaraderie after the game. At the luncheon celebration, there were no losers…but no wieners either!
Tour #2 RIVERWAY Winners
DANNY – 1st place (center)
HAN – 2nd place tie (left)
EL KAPITAN – 2nd place tie (right)
One of our newer members, DANNY finally shows his stuff, joining the elite top guns shooting in the 70’s. There is good news and bad news. Amongst golfers, it is really tough to determine what is good and bad in this case. With his win comes a price – his index would most likely drop to a single number. It is nice to have a single handicap in golf but then again…….. ok, ok, let’s not talk about sandbagging! 🙂
HAN was top birdie hunter for the day with his three birdies. However, SIMON tells me that “one of the luckiest golfers” in our group was 9 under approaching the 17th – VINCENT. A triple, double bogey finish found him .3 points short of the winners.
A double on the 18th cost EL KAPITAN the tournament – which goes to show how a single stroke could change the outcome of a tournament.
Martin Kaymer’s long par putt on the 17th brought him the PLAYER’S Championship on the 90-minute weather delay at Ponte Verde, leaving Jim Furyk missing a playoff chance being just one stroke behind.