Chicago is the golf challenge that puts players in a hole according to their handicaps and the object is to get points for good play, climb out of the hole, and ascend to positive points. Monday, Aug. 13, was just such a game for the Oasis Men’s Golf Club playing on the Palmer Course.
Jim Austin had the day’s low score with a 76. Brian Bergman was close behind with 78.
Austin’s score translated to +4 Chicago points, good enough to capture first place in first flight. Milt Clark took second place by scoring just enough points to reach zero. Marty Conway and Curtis Hansen tied for third.
“Birdie” Bob Mason left the field behind scoring +6 in winning second flight. Terry Donnelly and Larry Stricker made it to zero, good enough to tie for second.
Ed Hutchins won for the second week in a row with the day’s highest point total of +10. Mike Edwards who nipped at Hutchins’ heels with +9 challenged him closely. Third place went to Dan Davila who earned +5 and Ron Hills scored the only other positive score with +2.
Bergman won two first flight skins. Clark won a skin and took home the closest-to-the-pin award. Bill Homer cleaned up the last first flight skin.
Donnelly and Mason divided the second flight skins pot by gleaning two each.
Edwards and Hutchins each won two skins in third flight. Davila, Hills, and Ron Flentye each carded a skin.