Jim Crandall, Palms to Pines Golf Association handicap chair, provided this report about the association’s regular monthly tourney Friday, May 17 at Warner Springs Ranch Golf Course.
The course is picturesque, with wild turkeys gallavanting around, but the rough was high, and it was a cold spring day. High scores were abundant.
Crandall (course handicap 15) weathered the day with a net 75 for first place; Danny Crosser (18) was second shooting a net 76. Dennis Chavez (9) and Lee Lanfried (24) tied for third with net 77s. Paul Cozens (11) rounded out the top five with a net 79.
In the B flight are the golfers with a handicap index of 24.4 or above as of August 2018.
Tony Viola (24) also shot net 76 for first place. In second was Don DePalma (38), who shot a net 78. Barry Zander (37) shot net 83 for third and David Hiemenz (35) was fourth shooting a net 90.
The winners of the closest-to-the-pin contests on the four par 3s were Cozens on hole no. 5, Chavez on no. 7, and Crandall on the 15th hole. No one found the green with their first shot on the par 3, 13th hole.
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 Lee Lanfried 18.5
3 Bob Wadlow 16.83
4 Dennis Chavez 16
5 Jim Crandall 15.5
6 Pete Capparelli 13
tied Barry Wallace 13
8 Paul Cozens 12.33
9 Pete Holzman 11.83
10 Danny Crosser 9.5
tied John King 9.5
12 Ken Garelick 9
13 Gary Brown 6.5
14 Scott Schroeder 6
15 Tony McLean 5.5
16 Mike Feyder 2
17 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 David Hiemenz 30.5
2 Jerry Daquila 30
3 Don DePalma 27
4 Barry Zander 24
5 Tony Viola 15.5
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.