The GAS Club tourney at Falcon Ridge last week, May 14, was won by the team of Bill Losh, Glenn Hood, Steve Fennimore and Jim Buttler, playing a two-best-ball format. The team won by four shots over the 2nd place team of Alex Churchich, Doug Lund, Dave Calmelat and the Canadian Connection, Ron Vedd. This is the largest margin we have had in a long time between teams.

Everyone in the club wants to be on Bill Losh’s team; this is a habit for him now that he has his putting game going.

Five skins were won by Andrew Yeh (2), Alex Churchich and Jim Buttler (3).

The five closest to the pins were won by Dave Calmelat (2), Ron Vedd, Alex Churcich and Jim Buttler.

Low score (77) was posted for Jeff Lund who is also making a habit of shooting low numbers. Not bad for a senior that started his golfing career in later life. Low net (68.3) went to Alex Churchich. Jim Buttler finally got his mojo back and shot (80), less than his age again.

The gas club is all up to date on the standings for both the 9 & 18-hole eclectic tourneys. The scores are low but not moving down as fast as they were which is understandable.

The 9-hole leader is Dave Calmelat at (23), 12 under par.  We all know the front side is several strokes easier than the back but not this easy. Bill Losh is a close 2nd at (24), Hank and Ron V. are tied for 3rd at (25).

The 18-hole leader is Alex Churcich at (50) at 11 under par. Since getting married, Alex has worked his handicap down several points. That seems to be wrong to me. Our past champion “Bogus” Bob Chambers is lurking in 2nd place at (52). Big Larry Mierisch is in 3rd with a (53).

The gas club Monday (May 19) tournament was a very windy affair, thus a shamble format was played: three best-ball score per team. If you are tough enough to come out and play might as well have some fun.

The winning five-man team with a three best ball total of 109 was low by one and a half strokes. The team of Glenn Hood, Gary Slater, Alex Churchich, Bill Losh and Jim Buttler. “Sandbagger Bill is the favorite draw for all teams, as he has some great hole scores and a handicap that helps,” said Buttler.

Low net went to Clark Mittchell with a scratch 35 even-par. Shamble or not, good shooting in that wind. The 3 closest to the pin were won by Andrew Yeh, Glenn Hood and John Johnson. Johnson missed an ace on hole #5 by 10 1/2 inches but reportedly made the putt. Of course all players were unhappy it didn’t go in so they could put a test on his wallet strength in the clubhouse.

Last but not least only one skin was won and, of course, by one of the best putters in the club. Ben Bishop knocked in a long one on hole # 2 and being a good sport he offered drinks for all.

Any golfers that are interested in playing in the next challenge tourney on June 16 can contact Jim Buttler at 702-346-2714 or the Falcon Ridge pro shop at 702-346-6363.