Althoff, Pauley Find Wins At Payson Golf Course

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Ken Althoff of Payson turned in a card of 53, netting him top honors in the A flight at the Payson Men's Golf Association Ham-Am tournament July 22.


Rules for the Ham-Am are somewhat complicated.


There is an A, B, C, and D player per foursome. The A player takes the best net score of all 4 players per hole as his score. The B player takes the best net score per hole between his and the A players as his score. The C player takes the best net score per hole between his and the A players as his score. The D player takes the best net score per hole between his and the A players as his score. There are three winners in each Flight A, B, C, and D.


Ralph Lindo swatted in a second-place finish in the A flight, followed by Skip Herring.


B-flight honors went to Ed Flores with a 57, trailed by Lee Kirtley and Bud Drummond.


In C-flight competition, Jim Furimsky carded a 59 for first place. John Peel and Roland Kruse finished second and third, respectively.


Dean Buckley wrapped up a win in the D-flight round, with a 55, followed by Tony LeGault and Don Nicholas.


Frank Szakal drove the green on hole #1, coming to within 2', 9" inches of a hole in one. Sharing closest-to-the-pin honors were Dick Harding (6'7" on #14), Troy Neal (11'1" on #8), and John Pauley (14'5" on #5).

Verde Santa Fe

PMGA members were joined by 18 golfers from the Verde Santa Fe Men's Association July 28 for a low-gross, low-net tournament and lunch.


In the tournament, golfers played against members of their own club, except for closest-to-the-pin honors.


In the first flight, John Pauley scored a low-gross win with a 73, while Jack Greenshield shot low-net first-place with a 66. Frank Szakal placed second with a 67.


Ed Flores took low-gross honors in Flight 2 with a 79, followed by low-net winner Tony Mularski and second-place golfer Wayne Little.


In Flight 3, Roland Kruse swatted a low-gross win of 83, trailed by Tom Harris and Morris Kropf.


With an 83, Armond Werle was the low-gross champ in Flight 4, with Dean Buckley and Tony LeGault as the low-net first and second-place winners.


The locals dominated closest-to-the-pin honors with power shots by Payson golfers Bud Drummond (4'5" on #5), Jack Greenshield (5'10" on #8), and Jack Inman (5'6" on #14). A Verde Santa Fe duffer was the sole winner from the visiting team with a closest-to-the-pin shot on #17.

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