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Men’s Golf League Results

On Aug. 6, 13 men and one woman of the Monday-Friday LW Golf League challenged the Riverview Golf Course in Santa Ana. Riverview is a 5,700-yard, par-70, 18-hole course with many elevation changes, fiendishly placed sand traps and several water hazards. The course is beautifully maintained and has been a pleasure to play, with a large practice area including a large putting green, plus a substantial driving range.

Fujio Norihiro was welcomed back after a several-month absence.

At tee time, the morning was overcast and humid with no wind. The sun came out later, and as the temps rose, so did the winds, which became erratic and made the several of the holes difficult to judge for the proper club and distance. With the great course conditions and mostly slight wind, the golfers pounded the course and generated eight at- or under-par rounds but only three birdies.

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

A Flight Winners: First place: Dave LaCascia, a nice 6 under 64 and a birdie: second: league director Gary Stivers, 2 under 68; third: Clay Fischer, 2 under 68; fourth: Larry Hillhouse, even par 70, plus a birdie; fifth: Norihiro, 3 over 73; sixth: Sam Choi; seventh: Jim Goltra, plus a birdie.. LaCascia had fewest putts; Fischer was closest to the pin on the 10-yard, par-3 ninth hole ;and Choi was closest on the 150-yard, par-3 second hole.

B Flight Winners: First place: Lowell Goltra, an excellent 8 under 62; second: Liz Meripol, a very good 5 under 65; third: tie between Tom Ross and Bob Munn, a fine 4 under 66; fourth: Chris Lankford, 2 over 72; fifth: Gene Vesely, 3 over 73. Tom Ross also had fewest putts for the round.

Fourteen league golfers competed on Aug. 9 at the par-70, 5,800-yard Meadowlark Golf Course in Huntington Beach. It was a sunny and humid morning, with temps threatening to approach 80 by round’s end. The sun stayed out the entire round, but temps were moderated by a lovely sea breeze.

The greens, tee boxes and fairways were once again in excellent shape The golfers were primed to make good scores, but only five rounds were at or under par, and just three birdies were notched.

A Flight Winners: First place: Bill McKusky, 2 under 68; second: Stivers, 1 under 69; third: Hillhouse, even par 70, plus closest to the pin on the 150-yard, par-3—over water—seventh hole; fourth; Fischer, 1 over 71; fifth: LaCascia, 2 over 72, plus a birdie; sixth: Norihiro; seventh: tie between Choi, Jim Goltra and Ron Sommer. Choi and Jim Goltra had a birdie, and Sommer had a “greenie” on the challenging 160-yard, uphill, par-3 13th hole.

B Flight Winners: First place: Bill Zurn, a nice 3 under 67; second: Vesely, 1 under 69; third: Chris Lankford, 3 over 73; fourth: Munn; fifth: Lowell Goltra. Munn was closest to the difficult, 150-yard—into the wind—par-3 16th hole.

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 (2 under par), although infrequent, are generously rewarded. If interested, contact Gary Stivers at (714) 313-3697 or LaCascia at (801) 674-5975.

—Dave LaCascia

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