Men’s Golf Association Roundup and the “Scramble from Hell”

The Men’s Golf Association had another great month which culminated with the annual Scramble from Hell. The fun started with a 4-Man Best 2 Balls Play Day in some rather cold and windy conditions. However, the team of Steve Johnson, Kevin Buckrucker, Don Cartwright, and Jim Kohnert prevailed with a team score of 6 under par.

The next event was the annual Scramble from Hell. The rules were everyone tees off, and the team takes the best drive and everyone hits their second shot from that spot. The team then takes the best second shot and hits from there and so on taking the best shot until the ball is holed. Sounds easy, right? It is not. The Play Day organizers of Tim Hughes and Gary Peterson found the absolute worst places on the greens to put the holes ranging from ridge lines, tops of swales, angled slopes, and places that just cannot be described. And to top it off, they did not put the flags in the hole so everyone was just guessing where to “try” to land the ball on the green.

Calling it a challenging event is an understatement! One team had 84 putts and that is with taking the best putts on each hole! The fewest number of putts by any team was 60 with hole 15 being the “killer” where multiple teams were required to pick up after the maximum of nine putts. Otherwise some of us might still be putting.

However, at the end of the day, three teams finished under par and the team of Daniel Murphy, Ken Cline, Tim Hughes, and Paul Smith came out on top with a score of 3 under par. The prize for Most Putts went to the team of Larry Hull, Jimmy Burns, Steve Remley, and Adrian Moore. The winners of the Fewest Putts Prize went to the team of Mark Shaffer, John Metzler, Scott Lancaster, and Don Cartwright. After the round, everyone gathered in the clubhouse for some chili dogs and to mingle with friends, share a few laughs, and celebrate a great event.

As for next month, in March, there is Match Play which is modeled after the Ryder Cup format as well as scheduled Play Day events of 4-Man 2-Best Balls; 4-Man Net Irish Scramble; a Mini Member/Member Choose Your Own Partner (9 Holes Best Ball and 9 holes Scramble); and finishing out the month is an Individual Low Net Flighted event.

If you are interested in finding out more about the RRMGA, or want to “try” a Play Day event to see if you would like playing with the RRMGA, please contact Dick Siebel at [email protected] Guests are always welcome! We have players of all skill levels and handicaps, so come on out and join the fun. Membership applications are available at the Pro Shop and online at www.rrmga.com.