The first ever version of the Alberni Golf Club Ryder Cup is in the books.
Thirty-four men played, and although we had some short rain showers, we had a good day before the real rain hit. The pro shop team trounced the grounds crew team: six wins, one tie and one loss. Closest to the pins were done by age groups: 65 plus No. 2 Wolf Suhr, No. 4 Loyd Fairley, No.13 Preben Rasmussen. Under 65 No. 2 Ted Stewart, No. 4 Mike Savard, No. 13 James Weening. Nobody in either group was able to hit No. 17 into a strong south wind.
Ted Stewart won $34 in the charity closest to the pin on No. 7. Next Sunday is the Mac 5, So our next men’s day is Oct. 4. Not sure what we will do, probably an open day and perhaps play a skins game?
Sunday, Sept. 27 is the rain-postponed Mac Five Challenge, this event is the most popular one of the season, sponsored by Bruce and Kathy MacDonald. There will be two-man teams. The format is as follows: holes 1 through 6 is alternate shot, chapman style. You both tee off, from there you hit each other’s second shot and keep alternating until you hole out.
On the par-3’s you both tee off then chose one and alternate until you hole out.
Holes 7 through 12, each player plays their own ball and record the best net on each hole.
The final six holes will be a scramble. Minimum of two drives each (gross score).
One-third of the team’s combined handicap will be subtracted from the team score.
Get yourself a partner for what promises to be a fun day. All players must have an official handicap.
The shotgun start will be at 8:30 a.m. sharp, please be there at least 15 minutes before tee off time. Don’t forget leave yourself enough time to go into the clubhouse and pay your $10 entry fee before you head out.