Cold Weather tourneys and aces summed up MMGA week

Tuesday at Falcon Ridge was the beginning of winter in Mesquite.  The temperature at 27 degrees at tee off time caused an hour frost delay.  Only two players were in denial and played in shorts.

Andrew Yeh was a bit cold himself as he won low gross honors but only by two strokes over Jeff Hoyt.  Both players shot 40 on the front side but two birdies on the tougher back nine by Yeh and none by Hoyt was the difference.  Hoyt was rewarded though with a net 68 to take first low net away from Gary Denhalter (88) and net 69.

Delbert Moore with a nice round of 87 and net 71beat Pat Smitty (86)  on the 13th hole as Smitty seemed like he had some issues recording a quad eight to fall into 4th.  Frank Thomasino (85) and a net 72 brought home the 5th spot.  Ed Hoepfner  with an 86 and net 73 got the last envelope.  Two members, Dave S and Joel R. won the most putts on one hole.  Each had five and Dave was only three feet away for a birdie at the time.

Last Tuesday at Falcon Ridge Frank Thomasino hit his 20 degree hybrid off the tee on the par three 178 yd  17th hole to record his first ever hole in one.  Manny Lira got his ace on the par three 145yd 16th hole at the Casablanca using his five wood.  Lira’s ace helped him to finish third overall in the “last man standing “tournament Thursday at the Casablanca golf course.  Congratulations to both of you.

Also a warm welcome to the following new MMGA members;  Howie Nahte, Rich Brown, Rich Jackson, Farish Thompson, Greg Smith, Joe Smith, Rick Scholl, Tim Bergstrom, David Miller and Mike Holden.  We hope you will play well and often.

Here are the final tournament results

1st Place – Delbert Moore (+4)

2nd Place – Dennis Simmons (+3)

3rd Place – Manny  Lira (+2)

4th Place – Jim Anderson (+2)

5th Place – Ben Bishop (+2)

6th Place –  Russ Clark (+1)

7th Place –  Mike Holden (+0)

8th Place –  Jeff Hoyt (18-G)

9th Place –  Tim Bergstrom (18-G)

10th Place – Bubba Petrick (18-G)

11th Place – Tim Miller (18-G)

The next scheduled play is Tuesday, Dec 8t h at 8:00 at Falcon Ridge and Thursday Dec 10th GOLF for KIDS play.   Always check your sig up sheets for any corrected times or places.  Anyone interested in joining the MMGA can call 702-346-5636.  Also check out our website at www.mesquitemensgolf .com.