July 2014

Chris Baker 2014 Summer Field Day winner, Mr. 66

Summer Field Day:

Fresh off his runner-up finish in 
the Match Play Championship, Chris Baker kept his hot streak going by firing a Summer Field Day winning round of 5 under par 66 (time for PED test?). Shooting the low tournament round of the year Baker had 6 birdies on his card to win by 4 shots over Scott Wall. 
Baker credits his low round to fixing his supination problem and over rotating hips, eating two cups of Legumes everyday, getting lots of rest, and not having a 5-putt.

Ted Stodghill continued his hot hand from the match play by taking low net honors with 63.
Following in his Dad's footsteps, Stodghill won by two shots over this years largest tournament field. It was Stodghill's first tournament win of the year.

The experiment with the Green tees continues. 
We will make some adjustments to the tee placements, especially on hole #8. That tee will be moved over to the right to allow a slightly shorter shot onto the green. #6 will be moved back to the 150 yard tee location. 
The tournament KP'S will be changed to flights.

Side games continue to grow as we had over $1200.00 in the pool. The optional Best Ball is just that, a game within a game.
You team up with another player and card your low score on each hole.
You may either share the winnings by splitting the entry fee or keep them all to yourself by paying for the team.
Ray Kastelitz won the Honey Pot on #15 by sculling a 3-wood off the boundary fence and cart path, the ball finishing 3 feet from the hole.

Next up is the Member/Guest on August 23rd. 
A few new twists to this event. 
First is a 7:30 shotgun start. 2-Man scramble format, so find a partner that bombs away.
Next, to encourage the guest portion of the Member/Guest, teams that have a guest will get to use 33% of their handicap total.
Members playing with other members will use 25% of their total handicap. 
Entry fee is $80.00. Fee includes Jodi's Burger buffet after the round.
All the side games plus we will also have a two man putting contest.

Golfingly Yours,

Capt'n Muni Rat

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Mike McCormack is the 2014 Bellevue Men's Golf Club Match Play Champion.

Mike McCormack defeated Chris Baker in the finals of the Gross match play championship in 21 holes.
McCormack had to come from behind to claim the title. With Baker holding a 1-up lead going into the 18th hole, McCormack holed a 12' putt for par to force extra holes.
After halving the first two playoff holes McCormack won the title when Baker 3-putted the par 3 third hole to end the match. 

Congratulations to Gary Hendricks 2014 Net Match Play Champion!

Match Play update:

Congratulations to Gary Hendricks 2014 Net Match Play Champion. Gary defeated Jeff Wilson 4&3 to claim the title.
Gary had steady play throughout the round and closed out Jeff on the 15th hole.
Jeff chipped in on #14 to keep the match alive, but a halve on #15 sealed the deal.

The true key to Gary's victory came before the tournament even began. Gary was slated to play in the gross division as the #16 qualifier. Seeing this, Gary immediately called the tournament chairman to inform him that he had opted for net only.
Making Gary a 10 seed in the net bracket, Gary rolled through the bracket with his closest match being a 1-up victory over Dennis Doran in the quarterfinals.
This is Gary's 2nd Net Match Play Championship

Dave McDonald rolls in a putt for birdie while partner Steve Lesser looks on, Skin Me!

Summer Field Day:

Want to win the over $200* first place prize?

The 2014 Summer Field Day is right around the corner. Mark your calendars for July 19th and come out and play in a true field event.
There will be no divisions, top 3 spots in gross and net will pay as much or more than our usual divisional payouts.
We will do the 30%-70% payout formula just like the 2-Man Best Ball in this event.
1/3 of the field payout, 30% of those spots will be gross and 70% will be net pay.

Click on the Summer Field Day link under tournaments to view the payouts for this event. (Based on 70 Players).

The club will again utilize the Green Members tees for this event. We will also have KP's on all the par 3's, with #15 being the optional $5.00 buy-in, hit it close, win the pot.

Other side games will be the 2-man best ball, buy as many teams as you want for the everyday low, low price of $10.00. You can hog the team and keep all the winnings or share the purse, it's up to you.
Deuce Pot, get a 2 and earn a split of the pool. Last tournament paid over 2-1 on your money.
Gross and Net skins is where the big money can be made. Feeling frosty? Slap down a mere $5.00 and give yourself a shot at some bonus crispy's. Just get the low gross or net score on a hole for the field and you win!

*Based on a 70 player field

Match Play:

Chris Baker defeats Jim Sisko to reach the Gross Match Play finals.
Baker closed out Sisko 3&2 and will face Mike McCormack for the championship.
With a approach shot to 4' on the first hole, Baker made the putt for birdie to take a 1-up lead that he would not relenquish
Jeff Wilson will play Gary Hendricks in the Net Match Play finals.

Wilson defeat Rod Parker 2&1 to join Gary Hendricks, a 3&1 winner over Ted Stodghill in the finals.
This is Hendricks 2nd finals appearance.

2-Man Best Ball:
The 2-Man Best Ball team championship was played on Saturday June 28th.
1st prize goes to anyone who 2-putted the very difficult 18th green. 
Keith Putz carried Kris Stromberg to a 2-shot victory over the team of Brad Barnett and Jim Etheridge.
Putz shot a 71 on his own ball that would have been good enough for a tie-2nd, Stromberg somehow managed to help him on three holes to secure the win. All Stromberg had to do was not shank one off Keith's head and sign the scorecard. Heck, Keith even drove the golf cart. It was a masterful round of golf. 

Stewart McFarlane meet Dan Dummer. They first met Saturday morning and used the lack of familiarity to their advantage in shooting a field low net 58 and a two stroke victory.

The green members tees were used for the second tournament with some surprising outcomes.
The 272 yard 9th hole yielded zero birdies for the 54 man field.
Thanks to a curious pin placement, the 515 yard par 5 18th hole saw more than one double digit score posted.

Side Games Report:
Thanks to a few non-entrants, you know who you are, you guys with the net 1’s on your scorecard, there were only 4 net skins and 5 gross skins. No birdies on #9 and skin winning birdies on #10 and #11.

Chris Baker got himself an eagle on #16 winning both a gross and net skin.
11 dueces rounded out the fun for the side games.

Thanks to all that played and a special shout-out to Randy Shaw, Darrin Fossum and Brian Catlin for making this a fun and successful 2-Man Best Ball.

Golfingly Yours,
Capt'n Muni

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