Par-Five Eagle A Tourney Highlight


Carding an eagle, Jack Greenshield stole the show May 27 during the Payson Men's Golf Association tournament.

Greenshield's trio of hot shots, witnessed by fellow PMGA member John Calderwood, was turned in on the 530-yard fifth hole.

"After a long drive, he smashed a 5-wood shot to the green and then one-putted for his three," Calderwood said.

The feat comes on the heels of another eagle chalked up one week earlier by fellow PMGA member George Fradsen.

His eagle was recorded on the fourth hole.

Greenshield's sharpshooting was the highlight of the day, but there was plenty of room in the limelight later during a catered lunch to honor the tournament winners.

Winning numbers

In the best two balls of foursome format in which one man's and one woman's ball must be counted on each hole the team of Don Castleman, Dick Smith, Joyce Goff and Ginny Barnes emerged as crown bearers with a score of 113.

With a 114, the runnerup foursome Don Back, Jack Gibbs, Dorothy Meeks and Ruth Overton gave the champs all the competition they could handle.

Third-place honors, with a 117, were garnered by Bill Overton, Roger Poole, Shirley Smith and Joyce Johnson.

During the awards ceremony, two men and two women players were awarded closest-to-the-pin prize money.

Pocketing cash among the women were Shirley Smith and Dorothy Back.

Smith was closest on the 140-yard eighth hole, finishing 5 feet, 2 inches away. On the 120-yard 14th hole, Back swatted to within 3 feet, 9 inches.

Men's winners included Roger Pool (No. 5 9 feet, 3 inches) and Lee Kirtley (No. 17 9 feet, 4 inches).

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