On behalf of Idyllwild’s Palms to Pines Golf Association, member Pete Capparelli (center) gives trophies to the association’s 2017-18 flight champions. On the left is B-Flight Club Champion Jerry Daquila. And on the right is A-Flight Club Champion Bob Wadlow, who will compete in the Southern California Golf Association Tournament of Club Champions in December.
Photo by Jim Crandall


Jim Crandall, Palms to Pines Golf Association handicap chair, provided this report about the association’s regular monthly tourney in November.

Idyllwild’s Palms to Pines Golf Association held its November tourney on Friday, Nov. 16, at Menifee Lakes Country Club. It was a beautiful fall day with partly cloudy skies and comfortable temperatures, and the course was in good shape.

Competition was keen and players’ scores were close. Gary Brown (course handicap 15) and Norm Kyriss (8) tied for first with net 74s. Third place was a two-man tie, too. Pete Capparelli (19) and Lee Lanfried (24) tied with net 75s, one stroke behind the winners. Then, fifth place was a three-way tie: Paul Cozens (12), Pete Holzman (14) and Bob Wadlow (14).

In the B flight, no ties occurred. This group is golfers with a handicap index of 24.4 or above as of Aug. 15. Don DePalma (38) shot a net 76 for first place; Barry Zander (37) was second with a 78 score. Jerry Daquila (26) shot 81 for third. Tony Viola (25) was fourth with an 85 final and David Hiemenz (34) rounded out the top five with a net 86.

The winners of the closest-to-the-pin contests on the four par 3s were Wadlow on hole no. 4; Barry Wallace on hole no. 7; Holzman on hole no. 12; and Daquila on hole no. 15.

Here are the 2018-19 point standings for the season that runs from August 2018 through July 2019:

Place Golfer Points

1 Lee Lanfried 13

2 Norm Kyriss 11

3 Bob Wadlow 10.83

4 Pete Capparelli 8.5

5 Barry Wallace 8

6 Pete Holzman 7.83

7Gary Brown5.5

8 Ken Garelick 4

9 Jim Crandall 3.5

10 Dennis Chavez 3

tied Danny Crosser 3

tied Scott Schroeder 3

13 Paul Cozens 2.33

14 Mike Feyder 1

tied Mike Higginbotham 1

16 John King 0.5

Flight B Stats (Flight B comprises high handicappers who don’t qualify to compete in the club championships):

Place Golfer Points

1 Jerry Daquila 21

2 David Hiemenz 16

3 Barry Zander 12.5

4 Don DePalma 12

5 Tony Viola 2.5

In regular season, 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.

A member has to compete in at least five regular-season tournaments 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.