Jim Crandall, Palms to Pines Golf Association handicap chair, provided this report about the Friday, Dec. 20, golf tournament at The Country Club at Soboba Springs.

It was a beautiful day and the course was in excellent shape.

John McAndrews (course handicap 38) won the tourney by seven strokes with a net 63; Jerry Gabel (22) took second with a net 70, John Brower (9) took third with a net 71; Bill Ragland (14) took fourth with a net 73, and there was a three-way tie for fifth between Lee Lanfriend (20), Scott Schroeder (22) and Dan Slattery (26) with net 74s.

The closest-to-the-pin winners on the four par 3s were Pete Capparelli on #4, McAndrews on #8, Pete Holzman on #13 and Ragland on #15.

Palms to Pines welcomes new member Barry Zander.
Here are the year-to-date point standings of the 2013-2014 season, which runs from August through July.

Place Golfer Points
1 John Brower 14
2 Pete Capparelli 12.5
3 Jerry Gabel 11.5
4 Bill Ragland 9.5
5 Dan Slattery 8.83
6 Chuck Alkire 7.5
7 Gary Brown 7
tied John McAndrews 7
9 Lee Lanfriend 5.33
10 Pete Holzman 5
11 Jim Crandall 4.5
tied Bill Mitchell 4.5
13 Ray Rickards 4
14 Mike Feyder 3
15 Chris Kramer 2.5
tied John LoGiudice 2.5
17 Scott Schroeder 2.33
18 Les Widerynski 2
19 Don DePalma 1.5
tied David Hiemenz 1.5
21 Scott Foster 1
tied Ken Garelick 1
Ron Krull 1
Robert Priefer 1
Lev Sanford 1
26 Gary Leong .5
tied Brad Rowland .5
Tony Viola .5
Barry Wallace .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. In addition, 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 in order 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.