I was happy and surprised to see 18 people for league this week with it being a last minute change of plans (due completely to weather and course conditioning). Dineen might actually be my least played course within 20 miles of my home and it is actually the closest to my home. However I have come to appreciate its value as a good late winter course when we lose Dretzka and Estabrook. I actually only played 1 round in the last 2 years prior and it was a doubles get together, so I didn't realize I had picked up significant distance since I had last played here. I can actually appreciate the course a little more and if it was summer and there was good footing on the concrete I might appreciate it even more. SO I WILL NO LONGER TALK DOWN ABOUT DINEEN.
Anyways . . . .on to the action.
Ace Pool was not hit again this week so we will begin the final week at $49 plus whoever pays in next week.
In Open we had 4 players lead by Steve Held (E). Shooting only one stroke behind was Paul Johnson (+1).
In Intermediate Jeromy Morgan (+2) inched 1 point closer to me in the overall standings and will need to beat me next week with a couple people in between. I shot a (+4) for second place, and newcomer Warren (+5) ended in third for the final funny money spot.
In Recreational we saw Mike Wright and Dan Sinkey (transplants from the Unrated Division) tie for the lead with (+5). They battled it out for the extra half point and it apparently went 3 holes. Following close behind was Nick Wilcox with his (+8) and the two top players for the division lead Pat Brah and Greg Weber had another battle for points and ended up tied at (+11) to split the final funny money spot. You gotta want it!
In Unrated we only had 1 player again and David Whiteside (+12) has passed ahead of the guys who left the division.
We had a monumental occurrence of having two Juniors at the same league week. Sam Doebert came out ahead this week but Miles Sinkey was only 3 throws behind. I would love to see a junior division established so please do not be afraid to bring your kids down the road. They are the future of our sport so let's start them young!
See you at Valley View next week . . . the weather looks like it should be just fine and we will likely have nice clean concrete tees out there which would be an added bonus. If the course is unplayable for any reason, we can always go back to Dineen.
I am finishing the trophies this week so we will definitely head over to Quaker Steak after league so I can announce the winners and hand out the prizes.
DON'T FORGET IF YOU WANT A PIECE OR ALL OF THE ACE POOL YOU BETTER SHOW UP TO LEAGUE NEXT WEEK. IF NOONE HITS AN ACE DURING THE ROUND WE WILL BE DOING SOME SORT OF COMPETITION FOR THAT ACE POOL MONEY. ANYONE WHO PAYS IN NEXT WEEK HAS A SHOT AT THE CASH. I MIGHT EVEN SPLIT THE POOL UP FOR MULTIPLE PAYOUTS SINCE IT SEEMS SILLY TO LET A CTP WINNER TAKE ALL OF THE MONEY RESERVED FOR ACES.