After a golfer gets his first hole-in-one the next best thing in golf is to shoot your best round of golf in your entire life after your 60th birthday. We won’t divulge Ed Hoepfner’s age but he shot the best round of his life Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Falcon Ridge. He made the turn with a two over par 37 which is pretty much his normal front side score, give or take a couple shots. He would birdie the par five 12th and then made three straight pars. At that point he was even par on the back because he started on 17 with a par and bogeyed 18. So the nerves may have been a bit up as he approached his last hole the par five 16th knowing that a par would be his best round ever by one shot. The “gray” fox was as cool as Jim Furyk was on the 18th hole making his last putt for 58. In this scenario he just went out and made birdie for a 73 beating his lowest round ever by two shots. The fun didn’t stop there as his 73 tied Andrew Yeh for medalist honors. They went to the fourth handicap hole, the par five first hole, where Hoepfner won first place with a par. Congrats Ed on a superb round of golf. Two other players in Hoepfner’s foursome did well when Gene Scavetta shot his best round in awhile a 79 and fellow member Rick Scholl dropped a 76. Scavetta netted a 66 for first place net edging out Tim Bergstrom (81) and net 68.


Andrew Yeh lost his second straight match at the Canyons on Thursday, Aug. 11. Both times it was a round of 73 that beat him. Bubba Petrick buried birdies on holes 3, 6, 9 and 12 for a nice round of 36-37-73. Yeh’s double bogey on hole number one and one less birdie than Petrick did him in as he recorded a 39-35-74. Two other MMGA members broke that magic number 80. Hal Rundle scored 35-43-78. But the talk of the ‘Sam Adams round table’ was turned in by Pat Smitty. He had a string of four holes where he dropped in a birdie, eagle, par, birdie on the back side for 37 and a total 77. Great rounds!

Both Smitty and Rundle were in the same foursome and both had the shots of the day. Rundle on the par three 7th was short of the green but chipped some 60 feet up a steep incline where his ball came to a dead stop about five feet above the hole. It started to move and rolled down the slope into the cup for a great birdie two. As mentioned in Smitty’s nice string of four holes on the back his drive on the par four 12 was short of the green where he chipped on to a front pin and drained it for a superb eagle. 

The next scheduled play Thursday, Aug.18 at 7 a.m. at the Palms. Always check your signup 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.