Snowbirds are beginning to return and the number of Oasis men golfers is starting to look more like a real club. The group of 40 players, the most since last May, challenged the Canyons course with a four-man team contest of Moving Nets. That is a game where the team counts one net score on par-five holes, two scores on par fours and three scores on par-three holes.
Max Burgess treated his team by having them witness his third career hole-in-one on the par-three 4th hole. That hole was also designated as the closest-to-the-pin hole, so he won that contest hands down.
Burgess used his six iron on the 172-yard hole.
“The ball hit 10 feet short and I got to see it drop in the cup,” Burgess told Adam Schwartz, who represented the Oasis-Canyons and verified the ace.
Burgess’ team, led by Capt. Jerry Schulz along with Duane Carrier and Maynard Yost tied for first place with the team of Capt. Marty Conway, “Birdie Bob” Mason, John Parkinson, and Bob Nelson. Both teams shot a net total 115 which registered at 24 under par for the game.
Capt. Steve Wiggins, Milt Clark, Jim McMahon and Bob Ostlund took third place with a 117 net score.
Brian Bergman led all golfers with a stellar even par round of 71. Schulz followed with 73 and Jim Bowman returned from Wyoming to shoot 76. Also breaking 80 were Conway and Jerry Ransdell with matching 78s.
Bergman, Conway and Jim Austin each divided the first flight skins with one each.
Terry Donnelly and Bill Wells each grabbed two second flight skins. Mason and Chuck Endress captured one each.
Along with Burgess’ ace skin, Rick Burton and Larry Nicholls each won two and McMahon and Parkenson snagged one each in third flight.
Nelson was “Skin King” for the day by winning three fourth flight skins. Bob Cuschleg won two and Ostlund and Yost took home the last two skins of the day.
Club members will play an individual net game on Monday, Oct. 15.