Friday’s Flyer |  CL’s After Lunch Bunch closes the year of golf

Friday’s Flyer | CL’s After Lunch Bunch closes the year of golf

CL’s After Lunch Bunch closes the year of golf

Canyon Lake Men’s After Lunch Bunch Golf Group ended 2021 with a Partner’s Best Ball competition on Friday at Canyon Lake Golf Course. Carlos Ramirez and Bob Stinson shot 64 to win flight “A” and Oscar Rowland and Tom Fuhrman 68 won flight “B”.

In last week’s competition, each team member played their own ball, and the team’s best net score on each hole was used in the tally. The weekly contest format separates golfers competing in two flights based on team handicaps, allowing for balanced competition and double the winners.

Jim Musser lands on the iconic 17th hole at Canyon Lake Golf Course during Friday’s end-of-year weekly After Lunch Bunch game. Jim’s tee shot traveled 150 yards as he fell 100 feet to the green. Photo by Chris Poland.

The ALB Group plays every Friday starting at 9:00 a.m. M. Consecutive start times are reserved each week, so the group progresses through the game together and ends around 1:00 PM. M. Then the results are counted, the prizes are determined and a lunch is served.

There are more than a dozen different types of games that are played throughout the year, including individual, tag team, and quadruple competitions. While each game involves a personal round of golf that counts in the handicap system, the various games give everyone the same chance to be a winner.

Each week, half of the entry fee jackpot is awarded on a game of skins. Each player’s personal net scores are compared hole by hole and, if there is a better score, they are awarded a “skin”. At the end of the game, the available prize money is divided among the winners of the skin, said club member Chris Poland.

This week seven skins were awarded to Bobby Gunter, Team Ramirez / Stinson, Bob Stanovich, John Giambra and Jerry Swift.

“The game of skins is fantastic as it recognizes and rewards great golf, one hole at a time,” said Chris. “And the mask game adds more winners.”

This week’s game featured a Closest to the Pin contest on the 17th hole. The hole is the signature hole on the course that features an impressive 150-yard tee shot that drops over 100 feet as it passes over 110 yards of natural vegetation. and a channeled stream of concrete. The par 3 hole is adorned with a concrete image of the famous Canyon Lake Lighthouse, which was contributed by the Canyon Lake Past Presidents Association.

“This week’s wind from the green to the tee added to the challenge,” said Chris. “But the wind didn’t stop Phil Coughlin from winning the award closest to the pin.”

Two holes are selected each week for the challenge closest to the pin and Bob Stinson took home the prize for Hole 8.

All Canyon Lake golfers are invited to join ALB Golf every Friday morning.

“Those who wish to participate should call Bob Stinson at 951-249-4565 the night before,” said Chris. “It’s the easiest way to get a guaranteed tee time on Friday morning, enter the prizes and meet a lot of great people.”

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