Members of the Payson Men's Golf Association tuned up for a June 8 interclub battle against Beaver Creek Lake Montezuma with an "Orange Ball" shootout.
In the skirmish June 2 at Payson Golf Course team tallies were calculated by the score of the member designated to play the orange ball plus the scramble score of the three remaining team members.
Posting a 129, Jack Greenshield, Warren Mulcahy, John Peel and Don Nicholas claimed tournament honors. John Waring, Ralph Lindo, Doug Talbot and Doug Bailey were second with a 131.
Their team score received a boost on No. 8 where Waring was closest to the pin with a tee shot that left him 12 feet, 1 inches from the flag.
Waring was the only player from a top three finishing team to pocket closest-to-the-pin prize money.
Third-place honors went to John Pauley, Roger Poole, Russ Morris and Don Gyde.
Closest-to-the-pin winners along with Waring were Len Niedenis (No 2; 10 feet 6 inches), Frank Szakal (No. 5; 19 feet 4 1/2 inches), Troy Neal (No. 14; 5 feet 11 1/2 inches) and Bill Cain (No. 17, 4 feet 3 inches).
Also in PMGA summer action, members battled May 25 in an individual low-net event at PGC.
In the first flight, champion Don Castleman (67) outdueled Waring (68) the runner-up, and third-place finisher Szakal (68)
Dick Harding claimed second-flight laurels besting silver-medalist Lindo (68) and the third place Gary Campbell (68).
Third-flight winners included Herb Sherman (64), Peter Foster (64) and Cain (67).
Ross Robertson was first in the fourth flight with a 62. Tailing were Bailey (63) and Armand Werle (64).
Closest-to-the-pin winners included Harding (No. 2; 23 feet 9 1/2 inches), Foster (No. 5; 11 feet 11 inches and No. 14; 2 feet 3 inches), Gary Campbell (No. 8; 8 inches) and Cattleman (1 foot 4 inches).
The tournament at Beaver Creek will be played in an individual low-gross and low-net format.
Anyone interested in joining the PMGA should call Dick Ceyler at (928) 468-0933.