Palms to Pines Golf Association President Pete Capparelli (center) presents plaques to the two club champions for the 2018/19 season, Bob Wadlow (A Flight champion, on the left) and Jerry Daquila (B Flight champion). Wadlow will go on to represent the club in the Southern California Tournament of Club Champions in the desert in December. Both Wadlow and Daquila successfully defended their titles to remain club champion in their respective flights. Photo by Jim Crandall

By Jim Crandall
Palms to Pines Golf Association handicap chairman

The Palms to Pines Golf Association played its regular monthly tournament at Oak Valley Golf Club in Beaumont on Friday, Nov. 15. It was a beautiful fall day and the course was in good shape. Oak Valley is a tough, hilly course, which resulted in higher than usual scores.
In the A Flight, Tony McLean (21 handicap) shot a net 70 for first place. Paul Cozens (15 handicap) and Barry Wallace (17 handicap) shot net 72s to tie for second place. Scott Schroeder (22 handicap) was alone in fourth with a net 74. Jim Crandall (14 handicap) and Bob Wadlow (13 handicap) tied for fifth with net 77s.
In the B Flight regular tournament — made up of golfers with handicap indexes of 24.4 or higher as of August — Barry Zander (41 handicap) shot net 74 for first place. John King (31 handicap) shot net 78 for second place. Jerry Daquila (31 handicap) shot net 82 for third place. Don DePalma (41 handicap) shot net 96 for fourth place and Chris Kramer (42 handicap) shot net 98 for fifth place.
Winners of the closest to the pin contests on the four par-3s were Tony McLean on hole no. 3; Bob Wadlow on hole no. 6; Danny Crosser on hole no. 11, and Lee Lanfried on hole no. 14.
Here are the 2019/20 point standings for the new season which runs from August through July:

Place Golfer Points
1 Tony McLean 21.5
2 Bob Wadlow 14
3 Gary Brown 10
4 Norm Kyriss 8.5
5 Paul Cozens 7
6 Jim Crandall 6.5
7 Barry Wallace 4.5
8t Lee Lanfried 3
8t Scott Schroeder 3
10t Pete Capparelli 2
10t Tony Viola 2
10t Ken Garelick 2
13 Danny Crosser 1.5
14t Dennis Chavez 1
14t Jim Sullivan 1
14t Pete Holzman 1

B Flight stats (B Flight is comprised of high handicappers who don’t qualify to compete in the club championships)

Place Golfer Points
1 John King 20
2 Jerry Daquila 16.5
3 Barry Zander 14.5
4 Chris Kramer 9.5
5 David Hiemenz 7
6 Don DePalma 5.5

The top eight-point finishers of the year go into playoffs in August, September and October to determine the club champion. A member has to compete in at least five regular-season tournaments in order to qualify for the playoffs. The maximum handicap index allowed in the playoffs is 24.4. The champion goes on to play in the Southern California Tournament of Club Champions in December.
Palms to Pines Golf Association plays a tournament off the Hill once a month at a different golf course. The games are usually played on the third Friday of the month but may be adjusted for holidays. 
Tournament fees range from $40 to $60 and the fees include green fees, tournament entry fees, golf cart and range balls. Guests usually pay $10 less since they don’t compete in the tournament.
The club is a member of the Southern California Golf Association (SCGA) and is sanctioned to establish handicaps for members. 
If you are interested in joining the club or playing as a guest, please contact Jim Crandall at [email protected] or 951-265-5732. You can also contact Pete Capparelli at [email protected] or 951-452-5552.