John LoGiudice, winner of the May Palms to Pines Golf Association tournament. Photo by Jim Crandall
John LoGiudice, winner of the May Palms to Pines Golf Association tournament.
Photo by Jim Crandall

Jim Crandall, Palms to Pines Golf Association handicap chair, provided this report about the Friday, May 16, golf tournament at the Palm Desert Resort Country Club.

It was a hot spring day in the desert, with temperatures climbing to about 107 degrees. The course was in great shape.

John LoGiudice (course handicap 24) took first place with a net 66; John Brower (11) and Ray Rickards (11) took second with net 69s; Gary Brown (14) took fourth with a net 70; and Pete Capparelli (23) rounded out the top five with a net 72.

The closest-to-the-pin winners on the four par 3s were Rickards on the fourth hole, LoGiudice on the sixth hole, Bill Ragland on the 12th hole, and Crandall on th 15th hole.

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


Place Golfer Points

1 John Brower 31.5

2 Pete Capparelli 20.75

3 Gary Brown 17

tied Bill Ragland 17

5 Jim Crandall 16.25

6 Dan Slattery 13.33

7 Pete Holzman 12.25

8 Ray Rickards 11.5

tied Jerry Gabel 11.5

10 John LoGiudice 11.25

11 Chuck Alkire 10.5

12 Ken Garelick 9.5

tied John McAndrews 9.5

14 Robert Priefer 7.5

15 Lee Lanfriend 7.33

16 Don DePalma 6

tied Lev Sanford 6

18 Chris Kramer 5.5

19 David Hiemenz 5

20 Bill Mitchell 4.5

tied Les Widerynski 4.5

22 Jerry Daquila 4

23 Mike Feyder 3.5

tied Barry Wallace 3.5

25 Scott Schroeder 2.83

26 Barry Zander 2

27 Dave Robb 1.5

28 Dale Calderon 1

29 Gary Leong 0.5

tied Tony Viola 0.5


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 Capparelli at [email protected] or 951-452-5552.