Jim Crandall, Palms to Pines Golf Association handicap chair, reported on the Friday, Nov. 15, golf tournament at the Morongo Tukwet Canyon Champions Course in Beaumont.

While skies were sunny in Idyllwild, the valley was buried under a thick cloud inversion, creating chilly conditions for play throughout the day.

Jerry Gabel (course handicap 24) shot a net 69 for first place; Chuck Alkire (13) took second with a net 70; there was a tie for third between Lee Lanfried (21) and Bill Mitchell (30), both with net 71s; and there was a tie for fifth place between John LoGiudice (21) and Ray Rickards (11) with net 72s.

The closest-to-the-pin winners on the four par-3s were Dan Slattery on the second hole, Gary Brown on the eighth hole, Mitchell on the 15th hole, and Gabel on the 17th hole.

Palms to Pines welcomes new members Scott Foster, Lev Sanford and Tony Viola.

Here are the year-to-date point standings of the 2013-14 season, which runs from August through July.


Place Golfer Points

1 Pete Capparelli 12

2 John Brower 10.5

3 Dan Slattery 8

4 Chuck Alkire 7.5

5 tied Gary Brown 7

Jerry Gabel 7

Bill Ragland 7

8 tied Jim Crandall 4.5

Pete Holzman 4.5

Lee Lanfriend 4.5

Bill Mitchell 4.5

12 Ray Rickards 3.5

13 Mike Feyder 3

14 tied Chris Kramer 2

John LoGiudice 2

Bill Sanborn 2

17 tied Scott Schroeder 1.5

Les Widerynski 1.5

19 tied Don DePalma 1

Ken Garelick 1

David Hiemenz 1

Ron Krull 1

23 tied Scott Foster .5

Gary Leong .5

John McAndrews .5

Robert Priefer .5

Brad Rowland .5

Lev Sanford .5

Tony Viola .5

Points are awarded at each tournament as follows: first place, 6 points; second place, 4 points; third place, 3 points; fourth place, 2 points; fifth place, 1 point. Also, one-half point is awarded to everyone who participates.

The top eight-point finishers of the year go into match-play playoffs for the club championship in August, September and October. A member has to compete in at least five regular-season tournaments and have a handicap no greater than 24.4 to qualify for the playoffs.

The club is a member of the Southern California Golf Association and is sanctioned to establish SCGA handicaps for members.

If interested in joining the club or playing as a guest, contact Crandall at [email protected] or 951-265-5732, or Pete Capparelli at [email protected] or 951-452-5552.