Golfers at odds in MMGA play

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TUESDAY – IMPOSSIBLE ROLL OF DICE DECIDES WINNER

The MMGA teed it up at Falcon Ridge on Tuesday for their first tournament of the fall season.  It was a simple four person scramble made of one player from the four handicap groups.  They were decided by drawing cards for each group the morning of the tournament.  It must have been a great draw because at the end of the day there were three teams tied for first place at ten under par 62.  They were the teams of Andrew Yeh, Tom Durenberger, Jim Anderson and Terry Gardner.  John Meyer, Paul LeVan, Sterling Johnson and Joel Reilly.  Dave Jordan, Bill Irace, Courtney Larsen and Jim Chatlin.  The rules this day were to break ties with the roll of the dice.  Yeh tossed the “bones” first and saw nine come up which he immediately declared his nine a great roll.  Why not, with only two groups left and only three numbers to beat him he felt confident.  John Meyer rolled second and threw out 12.  That left Dave Jordan to flip the dice for his team.   Can you believe this, his throw was 11 for second place.  Yeh went screaming back to his seat “this can’t be, I majored in mathematics, how could  they not roll any of the other seven numbers below my nine”.  Andrew, what are the odd of what just happened? Welcome back “snowball” Roger Mueller

THURSDAY – GARDNER EDGES OUT SIMMONS

This time of the year is why we live in Mesquite.  Fantastic weather!  So, why aren’t we playing better golf?

That is what most of the MMGA players were asking themselves on Thursday after playing at the Canyons.  Once again Andrew Yeh had little competition and had to wake up after his front side score of 42.  He played the back side even par 36 with birdies on 12, 16 and 18 for a day of 78.  The next scores were 82 turned in by Dick Swayne and Ed Hoepfner,  Even the forward tee didn’t better those 82’s.  Speaking of forward tees, Terry Gardner turned in 41-42-83 to tie Dennis Simmons (91) with 69 for first place low net.  Gardner’s bogey five on the first handicap hole earned him first place over Simmons’ double bogey.  Sterling Johnson (85) and Hoepfner’s 82 were tied for third with net 71.  Hoepfner’s nice par four on hole number six awarded him the third spot and dropped Johnson into fourth.

The shot and hole of the day was turned in by Jim Anderson.  On the par three 17th hole his tee shot from 160yds skidded across the tee box landing short of the cart path and coming to a stop pin high.  He dropped no closer to the hole.  He could only see the top of the flag as his wedge shot went up over the cart path, over the bunker and landed just short of the green rolling some 15 feet and in the cup for a “sweet” birdie two.  Who said tee shots are important!

The next scheduled play is on Tuesday, Oct 21st  at the Palms at 8:00 and Thursday, Oct 23rd at 8:00 at the Casa Blanca  Always check your sign up sheets for any corrected times or places.  Anyone interested in joining the MMGA can call 346-6363.  Also check out our website at www.mesquitemensgolf.com.

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