Another perfect weekend was dialed up for the last tournament of the season. After a tight opening nine holes (you needed a Net 37 to make the chip-off) we saw a fun and exciting back nine. After all the chip offs and fun, Brad Jordan – People 1st Flight Champion – added another trophy to his list for 2020 by winning the Shootout.
Our opening nine holes left us with a six-person chip-off for the final five spots. This eliminated HoF Curtis Medina on the chip-off. On #10 we had a withdrawal to eliminate Nick Hendrickson.
On hole #11, Tom Nestvold had some unfortunate luck and found himself scoring a seven after dropping one into the water. On #12, Kirk Williams had an untimely 3-putt to drop him out of the running.
On #13, we have our first back-nine chip-off with Ramiro Sifuentes and Marty Mangold. Both has amazing chips within 9 feet, but Ramiro was just outside and was eliminated. Unfortunately for Marty, he may have used all his mojo on the chip-off and found water on #14 and was eliminated.
On #15, we had our first five-way chip-off. Tournament manager gave them the full length of the green to work with and unfortunately Stan Hop at 13 feet was eliminated.
On #16, Sheldon Silberman hit just about every tree down the right side but still had a chance to push a chip-off with a short 4 footer but missed. On #17, Doug Paquette was eliminated via chip-off coming across the green.
That setup the 18th hole between Jordan and Steve Shellenbaum. Jordan hit what had to have been a 320+ drive leaving himself only a short 40 yard chip shot into the 18th green. Steve went through the fairway, into the hazard, took his medicine and punched up the green leaving himself 12 feet to make net par, which unfortunately didn’t go down. This left Jordan with a 2 putt for a par victory.