I have a little housekeeping to tend to before recapping the last week of the 1st half of the season (where does time go, I remember when the season was only THIS TALL). Lemme grab my soapbox.
There were a lot of looooong gaps between groups coming in last night. I get it, it’s not your fault – it never is, I know that! But...maybe pretend it kinda/sorta is your fault and push yourself to keep up which may just inspire your entire group to keep up which may just lead to a more enjoyable round or could even lead to universal healthcare…worth a shot. I also think we need to wave groups up on #14 – we tried it last year and I thought it worked well. I dare the guys playing the back nine next week to try it…double dog dare you, even. Any other thoughts on pace of play? Would love to hear ‘em but also talk to each other while out there and spread the word while having a brew after the round. Maybe some grassroots changes will happen instead of hoping the silly, boring Board will actually come up with a solution “one of these years” that will result in a seven paragraph addition to the highly enjoyable League Guide. We’re all responsible for pace of play, so I ask you to do what YOU can do out there to make it faster and encourage others to do the same directly (preferably) or as passive-aggressively as only a true Minnesotan can. Example: “You know, guy, it’d be cool if you took only 1 practice swing instead of 9…” Oh, and enter your scores promptly. End of speech.
What a night, eh! Sun shining, birds chirping, fist pumps pumping, Misty Mountain IPA flowing, breeze breezing, and not one single ball was hit OB! That last one may not be true, but still...pretty dang lovely evening to play some G.
2018 WNL Standings Week 8
Not any movement in rankings this week, but some teams are creeping closer while others are slipping a bit further from the leaders. Par then Bar scores the most points this week with 47.5 against Range Balls to pull away from Hack Attack who lost big to the 2nd most point getters Who’s Your Caddy 34-46.
WTF had a no-show but held their ground and lost 38-39 to Pin Seekers to remain atop their division, but Zed Heads are lurking 11 points behind after a solid 44-36 win over Putt 4 Dough.
CTB has a 19.5 lead over Bald Man Brewing Co., and I Like Big Putts is now only 3 points behind Mid-Round Crisis after CTB beat up on Crisis 44.5-35.5 and Big Putts tied Bald Man. And don’t sleep on Fairway 2 Heaven who is only 13 points back after sneaking past The Loopers 41-39.
Scorecards of Shame: This was easy – Team 10 (I Like Big Putts) and Team 15 (Bald Man Brewing Co.): One card had team numbers written down correctly. The other three cards? Ew.
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Low Gross - Tie (35) $5 each:
- Dave Supalla
- Alec Johnson
2-Man Low Net (Even Weeks) - 4-way tie (69) $8.75 each:
- Ted Scheunemann & Bill Wallace
- Chuck Bernardy & Stan Hop
- Jason Lunetta & Brent Wolosyn
- Scott Hartmann & Tom Bredesen
On Course Winnah’s $10 each – Team 15 takes 3 of 8, and Team 10 takes 2 of 8…and three of the guys (Lang, Zuck, and Nestvold) played in the same group which claimed 3 out of the 4 proxies on the back nine – players gotta play! Leave some for the rest of us!
- CTP in Two #1: Steve Latham, Team 1 – 2nd group out, Steve punched out from under the trees in the left rough to 6’ or so…but alas, a miss.
- CTP #4: Sheldon Silberman, Team 10 – Buries the deuce wearing the so fresh and so clean-clean baby blue North Golf polo. Nice.
- CTP #8: Ted Scheunemann, Team 15 – Ted gets back in his match against Sheldon (see above) by stuffing it and making a birdie of his own en route to winning the match.
- Long Putt #9: Mike Ryan, Team 7 – “Best shot of my day” a very sorrowful Ryan tells reporters after his round, needing that monster for a par to tie the hole for a half point in lost match. Chin up, Mike, chin up.
- CTP in Two #11: Tom Nestvold, Team 10 – Writes “Gimme” on the card – not sure what he wants, but he made the deux!
- CTP #12: Jason Lunetta, Team 4 – Gets to throw a 2 on the card after sinking the putt.
- CTP #17: Doug “Zuck It” Zuck, Team 15 – Drops the deuce and wins the hole against Nestvold (see above), but ultimately loses the match.
- Long Putt #18: Doug Lang, Team 15 – Makes the birdie putt with his team erupting from the bleachers…er patio.
I apologize in advance as next week I won't get the recap done until the Monday after we play. I also apologize to the boring Board members for calling us boring, but c'mon...we are. Don't fine me.