Jim Crandall, Palms to Pines Golf Association handicap chair, provided this report about the association’s regular monthly tourney Friday, April 19 at the Shadow Mountain Golf Course in Palm Desert.
Shadow Mountain is the oldest golf course in Palm Desert, and the second oldest in the entire Palm Springs area. The course is meticulously manicured and picturesque, and the day was sunny and bright.
Two players — Dennis Chavez (course handicap 9) and Norm Kyriss (8) — tied for first place in this tourney. Both shot net 66s. Crandall (17) was one shot behind with a net 67 for third. Bob Wadlow (16), with a net 68, was fourth and Tony McLean (18) rounded out the top five with a net 71.
In the B flight are the golfers with a handicap index of 24.4 or above as of August 2018.
David Hiemenz (34) was first, shooting a net 76. Barry Zander (36) shot a net 79 for second. Tom Flanagan (36) was third with a net 83.
The winners of the closest-to-the-pin contests on the four par 3s were Ken Garelick on hole number 4, Paul Cozens on hole no. 7, Chavez on no. 8, and Kyriss on hole 16.
Here are the 2018-19 point standings for the season that runs from August 2018 through July 2019:

Place Golfer Points
1 Norm Kyriss 32
2 Bob Wadlow 16.83
3 Lee Lanfried 15.5
4 Dennis Chavez 13
5 Pete Capparelli 12
tied Barry Wallace 12
7 Pete Holzman 11.83
8 Paul Cozens 10.83
9 John King 9.5
10 Jim Crandall 9
11 Ken Garelick 8.5
12 Gary Brown 6.5
13 Scott Schroeder 6
14 Tony McLean 5.5
15 Danny Crosser 3.5
16 Mike Feyder 2
17 Mike Higginbotham 1
tied Jim Sullivan 1

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

Place Golfer Points
1 Jerry Daquila 30
2 David Hiemenz 28
3 Don DePalma 22.5
4 Barry Zander 20.5
5 Tony Viola 9
6 Chris Kramer 6
7 Tom Flanagan 3.5

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