John Burkholder, Communications Director 9MGA
Although delayed a week and shortened to a single day of 9-holes instead of the traditional two back-to-back 9-hole days, 9MGA’s 2018 Tournament Club Championship was enjoyably played on Monday, October 22, under partially cloudy skies, perfect golf temperatures and soft (for Texas) pleasant breezes. Four flights of competitively grouped foursomes totaling 61 players spread out across Wildhorse’s lush green (the only benefit of the week-long rain delay) 9-hole course for a chance to prove their metal in individual net golf competition. And the winners were… oh, I jumped ahead way too quickly.
9MGA’s Club Championship was graciously hosted by Robson Ranch Wildhorse Golf Course’s new Supervisor of Golf and resident PGA Golf Professional, Roger Martinez, who recently returned home to Texas from our neighboring state of New Mexico (read accompanying interviews with Roger to learn about some of the exciting golf related visions and ideas Roger has for Wildhorse Golf Course). This year’s championship was skillfully planned and coordinated by Daniel Siefert and Gary Geiser, two 9MGA members who generously contribute their time to the benefit of us all with their planning and execution of our weekly Monday play days, in addition to the special tournaments MGA puts on. And surly don’t forget 9MGA’s volunteer board members, without whom we wouldn’t even have the 9MGA.
Oh, you probably want me to get to the purpose of this 9MGA article, the Championship winners, so here goes:
Flight 1 1st place: Fred Thompson, net 32; 2nd place: Bill Crawford, net 33 and 3rd place: Bob Porter, net 35.
Flight 2 1st place: Frank Riggiero, net 34; 2nd place: Wayne Rees, net 35 and 3rd place: Randy Johnson, net 36.
Flight 3 1st place and 9MGA 2018 Club Tournament Champion: Rich Hall, net 30; 2nd place: Norm Leggett, net 32, and 3rd place: Larry Communale, net 33.
Flight 4 1st place: Roy Gay, net 35; 2nd place: Barry Rimler, net 38 and 3rd place: Dick reed, net 39.
Congratulations to 9MGA’s 2018 Club Tournament Champion, Rich Hall as well as all the above flight place winners! Although the tournament was cut short by a day, the weather was fantastic, the post play lunch in the Wildhorse Grill quite tasty and the golf competition enjoyed by all.