At times, I wish that I wasn't so humble. If I weren't so humble,
I'd tell you that I exercised better judgment, executed more precisley, and
outplayed the field to win the "Distinguished Golfer of the
Year" award for the second time.
The truth is that this humble reporter got lucky. After being
shut-out on Monday at Willbrook Plantation, I luckily won low net, second low
gross, twice closest-to-the-pin, and was on the winning team on
Tuesday at Litchfield Country Club. Then on Wednesday, I really got lucky
as I tied for low net with Barney Bauermeister and was on the winning team. I
would tell you that I got another hole-in-one, except that I never had one
before. I got a HOLE-IN-ONE on the 12th hole Wednesday at The Tradition! Dick Penn, Jim
Munt and Ray Jackson will testify. Drinks were set up all around, sorry that
some of you missed out.
The overall standings follow: Barney Bauremeister was a close
second overall in the running for the trophy. He was also the grossest golfer
there, winning low gross each day!
Larry Feldhaus was third. Dick Penn was fourth. Wendel Hauck was
fifth. Jim Munt was sixth, Frank Leasure was seventh and Ray Jackson was
eighth. I could go on, but then we'd all know who was 12th, so I stop here.
Let me be perfectly clear about one thing! There was absolutely no
link between my establishing the game format, adjusting the handicaps and
tallying the results to my winning! The record is available for anyone's
We had 13 golfers on Monday and 12 both of the other days. Tom
Payne didn't suit-up, claiming that he had retired from golf, but he settled
all the arguments. Maybe he even started some.
We stayed in the four bedroom cottages, and although we ended up
being only 13, instead of the 16 needed, the cottages got rather good
I am not going to report on the gin rummy games due to IRS rules.
I am forwarding under separate cover, a short movie clip of each
We had some great food. Some went to Frank's on Monday, and the
reports were excellent. Everyone went to the Rice Paddy in Georgetown on
Tuesday and it was a definite winner!
Next year's venue received considerable discussion, and Fairfield
Glade near Crossville, Tennessee, will be investigated by Wendel
Hauck. This location was put forward as a more central location than
Litchfield. It will be more costly, but how much more, is what Wendel will
Larry Feldhaus volunteered (as I recall) to organize the event for
next year, right, Larry?
Anyone wishing to see the scores, just let me know.
Regards to all,
ps: Pete, I figured out who the $6 belongs to (it wasn't a tip,
afterall); it was Barney Bauermeister for his closest-to-the-pin. Why
don't you bring it to him next year?
pps: I half thought I was kidding when I told Dave Hibbs that I'd
send him his winnings when he left early. He won $4 for 5th low net, so I'll
send that as promised.