Sports: Palms to Pines Golf

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The Palms to Pines Golf Association held a four-man scramble tournament in April. The winning team members (from left) are Jerry Daquila, Robert Priefer, Jim Crandall and Dan Slattery.

The Palms to Pines Golf Association held a four-man scramble tournament in April. The winning team members (from left) are Jerry Daquila, Robert Priefer, Jim Crandall and Dan Slattery.

Second-place team members (from left) are Don DePalma, Ray Rickards, Pete Capparelli and Chuck Alkire. Photo by  Jim Crandall

Second-place team members (from left) are Don DePalma, Ray Rickards, Pete Capparelli and Chuck Alkire.
Photo by
Jim Crandall

Third-place team members (from left) are John McAndrews, Barry Wallace, David Hiemenz and Bill Ragland. Photo by Jim Crandall

Third-place team members (from left) are John McAndrews, Barry Wallace, David Hiemenz and Bill Ragland.
Photo by Jim Crandall

Jim Crandall, Palms to Pines Golf Association handicap chair, reports about the Friday, April 18, golf tournament at the Diamond Valley Golf Club in Hemet.

It was a cloudy morning with mild temperatures and the course was in excellent shape. This month the group played a four-man scramble tournament. In a scramble, each foursome is a team.

Each person in the foursome hits a tee shot, then the group picks the best ball, and they all play their second shot from that spot. Each foursome continues to play its next shot from the best lie until the ball is in the hole. This fosters teamwork and camaraderie — a different spin to a golf competition.

The one caveat is that each group has to use at least four drives from each player. And because they have four chances to make each shot, scores tend to be lower than in regular competitions. Also, course handicaps tend to be much lower.

The winning team (with a course handicap of 1) was Crandall, Jerry Daquila, Robert Priefer and Dan Slattery, with 7 birdies and no bogies for a 65, net 64 to win the tourney by 3 strokes.

Second-place team (handicap 1) was Chuck Alkire, Pete Capparelli, Don DePalma and Ray Rickards who shot a 68, net 67.

Third-place team (handicap 3) went to David Hiemenz, John McAndrews, Bill Ragland and Barry Wallace, who shot a 71, net 68.

The closest-to-the-pin winners on the four par 3s were DePalma on hole four, Ragland on hole six, Alkire on hole 13 and Crandall on hole 17.

 

The year-to-date point standings of the 2013-2014 season, which runs from August through July, are:

Place Golfer Points

1 John Brower 27.5

2 Pete Capparelli 19.25

3 Bill Ragland 16.5

4 Jim Crandall 15.75

5 Gary Brown 14.5

6 Dan Slattery 12.83

7 Pete Holzman 12.25

8 Jerry Gabel 11.5

9 Chuck Alkire 10

10 John McAndrews 9.5

11 Ken Garelick 9

12 Robert Priefer 7.5

tied Ray Rickards 7.5

14 Lee Lanfriend 7.33

15 Don DePalma 5.5

tied Chris Kramer 5.5

Lev Sanford 5.5

18 John LoGiudice 4.75

19 David Hiemenz 4.5

tied Bill Mitchell 4.5

21 Les Widerynski 4

22 Jerry Daquila 3.5

tied Mike Feyder 3.5

Barry Wallace 3.5

25 Scott Schroeder 2.83

26 Dave Robb 1.5

tied Barry Zander 1.5

28 Scott Foster 1

29 Dave Calderon .5

tied Gary Leong .5

Tony Viola .5

 

Points for the scramble were awarded as follows: Each person in the first place team got 3 points; second place: 2 points; third place: 1 point. Also, all tournament players get 1/2 point.

 

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