Men’s Golf League Results from July 12
Eleven Leisure World Men’s League golfers competed on July 12 at the par-70, 5,800-yard Meadowlark Golf Course in Huntington Beach. The morning began with humid, overcast skies, temperatures in the low 70s and little wind. But later in the morning, the sun came out and the wind kicked in. Meadowlark has numerous elevation changes and small greens. The back nine is more difficult than the front (especially when the wind rises), and the greens have the edges all sloping down. There are plenty of water hazards and deviously placed sand traps.
Even though the greens and fairways were in excellent condition course and there was little wind, the golfers delivered only four rounds at or under par.
A Flight handicap: 0-20; B Flight handicap: over 20. All scores are net.
A Flight Winners: First place: Sam Choi, 4 under 66 and fewest putts; second: Dave LaCascia, 2 over 72; third: Gary Stivers; fourth; Bill McKusky. LaCascia was closest to the pin on the 140-yard, par-3 16th hole, and Choi and Clay Fischer each had a birdie.
B Flight Winners: First place: Bill Zurn; an excellent 7 under 63; second: Gene Vesely, a nice 4 under 66; third: Ron Sommer, even par 70; fourth: Bob Munn, 1 over 71. Munn was closest to the pin on the 140-yard, par-3 seventh hole, and Vesely had fewest putts.
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. The courses the group play are always quite full, so advance reservations with the league have become the norm, with a sign-up sheet available at each round.
There is a prize pool for each round that players are not obligated to enter. Rewards are given for low net, birdies, closest to the pin on two par-3s, and the lowest number of putts in each flight. Holes-in-one and eagles, although infrequent, are generously rewarded. If interested, contact Gary Stivers at (714) 313-3697 or LaCascia at (801) 674-5975.