This was the third time I have had 32 people show up for any league I have run. I am thrilled with the turnout especially considering the weather we had earlier in the day. It actually turned out to be pleasant for about 2-3 hours today some of which were during the league round. Thank you all for coming whenever you can make it. I hope to be pushing 40-50 people when the temperatures rise slightly.
This was a first time for the Putters Only Format. It certainly affected a lot of people (some positively and some negatively). Regardless of how you shot compared to how you normally score at Valley View, there are a lot of things that can be learned from this format. What kind of putter do you like to drive with? What kind of putter do you like to putt with? Do you have an overstable putter, stable putter, and an understable putter? Have you ever tried rolling your putter (I did on #3 tonight)? Did you take advantage of some of the longer flying putters like the Discraft Zone or the Vibram Sole? They may be classified as putters by the manufacturer but they act very similarly to a mid-range. I am going to pick myself up a Sole before the next Putters Only Week!!! I hope everyone enjoyed the unique format and I am still hoping for Stableford in the coming week. I think that format will be a lot of fun!
In Open we had Joel Kamoske with a solid round of (-12) to win this week. 1 shot back at (-11) was Robert Bawden. Brad Weber and Adam Schultz (-10) had solid rounds also and Dave Olson (-8) took the last cash spot.
In Intermediate I had a better than anticipated round of (-9) to win Intermediate this week. Drew Retherford (-8) took second. Mike Wright (The Division Leader) maintained his lead with a (-7) although he lost a little ground. Aaron Schultz came in with a (-6) and Greg Klein had a (-2) to take the final Funny Money Spot.
In Recreational we had another strong attendance with 13 people. Scott Parr had his personal best round (-8). His next closest competitor was Chris Daskam (-4). Following Chris was Nick Williams (-2) and Shaun Kirchner at (-1). Mark Olver was only 1 throw behind at (E). The Birthday Boy Greg Weber (33 years old) has some funny money to celebrate his (+1). There was also a three way tie at (+2) to split up some payout between Abel Guitron, Ned England, and Matt Walczak. I did hear Ned proclaim . . . I should carry just putters more often!
See you next week when the wheel will again determine our fate. I am still cheering for Stableford!