The Oasis Men’s Golf Club members paired up for a two-man scramble competition on Monday, June 18.
The scramble format allows members of the team to both hit shots and pick the better one to play through the hole. The results tend to render scores that look more like those of the professionals who set the golf standard – it takes two Oasis men to challenge a single tour pro.
The first flight team of Jim Austin and Bill Homer would have likely prevailed in any professional challenge. Their gross score of 62, nine under par, is quality golf on any stage. Their round of 10 birdies, seven pars and one lone bogey was gleaned from a scorecard that sported eight threes and two twos.
“We made a mile of putts,” was Homer’s comment upon discovering their round lapped the field.
Mark Hansen and Jerry Schulz finished six shots back with a respectable 68 taking second place. After a slow start on the front nine that would have left them in last place, a 31 on the back vaulted them past four other teams into second place.
Second flight experimented by playing from the gold tees and found the shorter course challenging.
Mike Carpenter and Larry Stricker tied their gross score with “Birdie” Bob Mason and Jim McMahon with matching 68s. Carpenter and Stricker were awarded first place in second flight due to two-tenths of a point difference in handicap. Mason and McMahon gleaned second place.
Carpenter added to his winning day by capturing the closest-to-the-pin challenge.