Men’s Golf Club
The March 9 Men’s Golf Club Tournament was played on LW’s Turtle Lake Golf Course, a 1,658-yard, 18-hole, par-54 course that has great fairways and greens. A total of 58 golfers in two groups of three flights of variously skilled golfers vied for best net scores (gross score minus handicap), plus four circle holes (shots within a 5-foot circle are rewarded) and two closest-to-the-pin challenges on par-3 holes. The morning started out sunny and cool, but it quickly became a lovely morning and afternoon to play golf. The wind intensified around 9 a.m. and continued to blow throughout the round. Only 31 of the golfers were net at or under par, probably because of the irregular winds. There were seven circle hole winners and 51 birdies. Closest to the pin on the eighth hole was Hyon Shin, and on the 17th hole, it was Steve Ro. A Flight encompasses golfers with handicaps of 0-7, B Flight is 8-11, and C Flight is 12-18.
A Flight: First place: John Kolthoff, an outstanding 2 under 52; second: Bob Barnum, a good 1 under 53; third: tie between Alan Sewell, Tom Owens, Bob Turner, Ron Steele, Gene Archambault and Steve Ro, even par 54.
B Flight: First place: Dale Williamson, a super 8 under 46; second: tie between Bruce Bowles and Jong Lee, an excellent 7 under 47; third: tie between Joon Sup Yoon and Bill Long, a sweet 4 under 50; fourth: tie between Hyon Shin and Bill Zurn, a fine 2 under 52; fifth: tie between Dave LaCascia, Ryan Hong, John Haley, Won Song and Richard Jun, a nice 1 under 53; sixth: tie between Paul Alloway and Brian Tivnan, even par 54.
C Flight: First place: Paul Shellenberger, a tournamentbest 12 under 45; second: Mike Carlson, a terrific 5 under 49; third: tie between Dennis Jensen and Dave Winn, an excellent 3 under 51; fourth: Ben Benjamins, a well-played 2 under 52; fifth: tie between Bill Smith and Sam Williamson, a hard-earned 1 under 53; sixth: Steven Kang, even par 54; seventh: tie between Kap Son, Byron Schweitzer and Rolando Ramirez, 1 over 55.
The next Men’s Golf Club Tournament will be on March 23. Golfers are asked to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to their scheduled tee time and be ready to play. Anyone who had planned to play and cannot must contact Alan Sewell at (541) 324-8558 or Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975 as soon as possible.