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Men’s Monday and Wednesday Golf League Results

Twelve of Leisure World’s Men’s League golfers competed on June 28 at the par-70, 6,000-yard Willowick Golf Course. It was a beautiful morning with temperatures in the low 70s. Willowick is fairly flat but long; there are no water hazards, but several sand traps are yawning chasms in front of more than a few small greens.

This week, the greens were again in excellent condition, but the fairways are still very uneven, with numerous wet and muddy spots. With the average course conditions and little wind, the golfers delivered only six rounds at or under par, but there were seven birdies.

A Flight handicap is 0-20; B Flight is over 20. All scores are net.

A Flight Winners: First place: Fujio Norihiro, 2 under 68; second: Sam Choi, 1 under 69; third: Larry Hillhouse, even par 70; fourth; tie between Dave LaCascia and Jim Goltra; fifth: Bill McKusky; sixth: Gary Stivers. Norihiro, Choi, Hillhouse and LaCascia each had a birdie. Norihiro also had fewest putts, and Hillhouse was closest to the pin on the 140-yard, par-3 12th hole.

B Flight Winners: First place: Ron Sommers, an excellent 8 under 62; second: Gene Vesely, a nice 4 under 66; third: Lowell Goltra, even par 70; fourth: tie between Mike Looney and Bob Munn. Munn had two birdies, and Loony had one. Lowell Goltra had fewest putts, and Sommers was closest to the pin on the 140-yard, par-3 fourth hole.

On July 2, the Meadowlark Golf Club in Huntington Beach hosted 15 men and one woman. Meadowlark is a par-70, 5,800yard course that has significant elevation changes on the back nine, with shrewdly placed sand traps and numerous water hazards. The greens and fairways were in great condition; at tee time, the day was cool, with no wind. With the great playing conditions, the golfers attacked the course but generated only five at- or under-par rounds. There were four birdies, and Hillhouse produced a rare chip-in eagle on the 228-yard, par-4 fourth hole.

A Flight Winners: First place: Choi, 3 under 67, second: tie between Hillhouse, Jim Goltra and Norihiro, 2 under 68; third: Bill McKusky, 1 over 71; fourth: Tim Looney; fifth: Ron Jackson; sixth: Stivers. Hillhouse, McKusky and Tim Looney each had a birdie. Jim Goltra was closest to the pin on the 140-yard, par-3 16th hole, and Norihiro was closest on the 140-yard, par-3 seventh hole. Jackson had fewest putts.

B Flight Winners: First place: tie between Vesely and Sommers, an excellent 5 under 65; second: Liz Meripol, 2 over 72; third: Munn; fourth: Mike Looney; fifth: Tom Ross. Vesely had fewest putts and a birdie.

Friends, ladies, spouses and family are all welcome to play and/or join. The league plays at four local courses, all within 15 minutes of Leisure World, and all are always quite full, so advance league reservations are becoming the norm, with a sign-up sheet available at each round. If interested, contact, Gary Stivers at (714) 313-3697 or Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975.

—Dave LaCascia

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