On Monday, August 27 the Oasis men golfers played an individual low net competition against each other. But, it was the Palmer course that proved to be the biggest challenge. It is that time of year again when our local golf courses start thinking about the trials of overseed so we can lure tourists here with the promise of green grass for the warm winter months. Unfortunately, that preparation creates extremely tough playing conditions.
No player bettered his handicap by posting a net score under par. Brian Bergman (77) and Duke Belville (79) were the only golfers to break 80.
Belville made a rare appearance to the Monday games, shot even par net 71, and walked away with first place in first flight. Bergman took second with net 73.
Chuck Endres and Mark Hansen shared first place honors in second flight by shooting one over par 72s. Bill Wells won third place with a net 73.
John Parkinson was the only other player to match par with Belville and in so doing, won third flight (71). Ron Rigatti took second one stroke back with net 72 and Dan Davila and Larry Stricker tied for third with 75s.
Skins were plentiful in all flights.
Bergman hogged over half of first flight skins by taking four of the seven. Curtis Hansen, Jerry Ransdell, and Jerry Schulz collected one skin each.
Wells won two skins in second flight. One was on the par three 7th hole where he placed his tee shot within six feet of the hole to also capture closest-to-the-hole honors. Duane Carrier, Terry Donnelly, Endres, and Mark Hansen each gathered in one skin to clear the books on second flight.
Davila and Parkenson each corralled two third flight skins. Bob Cuschleg, Ron Flentye, Rigatti, and Larry Stricker pocketed the last four skins of the day.
A team event awaits the Oasis men on Monday, Sept. 3 before taking two weeks off for overseed closures.