Seniors thurday july 23 2015

seniors Thursday:
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The format for the day was best ball on the first 6 holes, alternate shot on holes 7 to 12 and best score on the remaining holes 13 to 18.

Those with handicap under 19 , hit from the white tees on the front nine and from the red tees on the back nine.
the high handicap (20 and up ) hit from the yellow tees on the front nine and from the whites on the back nine.

With this format the golfers with a high handicap played from the white tees had longer shots than the low handicap golfers who played off the red tees on the back nine.

Ed Kennedy and Jean Lambert led the way today scoring a 38 ( a birdie on # 7) on the front nine and a 43 on the back nine, for an 81, which give then first place on the day.

Gary Ladoceur and Richard Lampi came in with a pair of 41’s for second place with an 82.
They had their only birdie on the day on # 5 on the back nine.
Ray Laquerre and Steve Splawski shot an even par 36 on the front nine, they Eagled # 5,
( playing best ball, Ray hit the Green in 2 and Steve drained the eagle putt.) they then birdied # 6.
The back nine was not kind to them, as they shot a 47, they had the best score on the front nine . In spite of all that the turned in an 83 , good for third place.

Franko Calvelli and Scotty Russell had a 40 on the front and a 44 on the back for an 84, good for 4th place.

Fifth place was shared between the team of Barry Anderson and Vern Herbert, who scored a 44 and 42 for a total of 86, and matching that 86 were Ron Speck and Brian McCallum with a 45 on the front and a 41 on the back nine with birdies # 7 on the front and # 3, on the back nine.

Coming in with an 87 were John Williams and Ted McLeod, turning in a 43, with a birdie on # 5 on the front and a 44 on the back nine.

Larry Brown and Harold Mosley shot a 48 on the front nine but took 7 strokes off that score for 41 on the back nine. They birdied # 7 on the back. Their total for the day was an 89.

today was likely the warmest day of the season so far.

Bobby Jones’s Records

Bobby Jones is immortalized not only for his still–unequaled string of accomplishments, but also for the sportsmanship, humility and gentlemanliness he demonstrated both in victory and in defeat.

From 1923 to 1930 Bobby Jones captured an amazing 62 percent of the national championships he entered, winning 13 of 21 tournaments. He won five of eight U.S. Amateur Championships, and finished second in another. He won one of the two British Amateurs he played in. In eleven of the last twelve open championships he entered, he finished no worse than second, winning seven times. In 1926, Jones became the first player ever to capture the “Double,” winning the U.S. and British Open Championships in the same year. In 1930, he accomplished the Grand Slam, winning the British Amateur, British Open, U.S. Open, and U.S. Amateur all in the same year

In thirteen U.S. Amateurs, Jones played 51 matches, with 43 wins and 8 losses. Ten of these matches went to the final hole. Of those ten, Jones won six. In these 51 matches, Jones played 37 different men, 10 of them more than once. He never lost to the same man twice. He won three of four matches from Francis Ouimet; two of three from George Von Elm and Robert Gardner; two each from Frank Dyer, Rudolf Knepper, Clarence Wolff, William Reekie, Chick Evans and Gene Homans; and divided two with Jess Sweetser.

Thanks to and more can be found at www.bobbyjones.com

The begining of golf

I do not think anyone really can say when the game of golf was first played, but there are many stories about the start, Robin Williams has a great story about the start of golf.

The Scott’s who are given credit for the game, organized a club in St. Andrews, Scotland in 1754 and called it the Society of St. Andrews Golfers.

Some 70 years of developing and expanding the game, King Willam 1V  became a patron of the club, and the name was changed to The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews.

I had an opertunity to see this golf club and it is really a historic place.