Association Golf Comes To A Close

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Links action has wound down for members of two local golf clubs.

The Payson Women's Golf Association nine-hole group wrapped up the season with a banquet Nov. 3 at Tiny's Family Restaurant.

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At a season-ending awards banquet, Nancy Little received a pin and plaque for her gold medal finish in the annual club championship tournament.

The Payson Men's Golf Association concluded the 2005 season with its third and final round of the annual Turkey Shoot low net tournament.

At the Lady Niners' festivities, club champion Nancy Little received a pin and plaque for her gold medal finish in the annual tournament. Mary Gene Mueller was named the Niners' "most improved golfer."

Nancy Little and Joanne Kirchgassner received "birdie awards" for their links exploits on Sept. 15. Little birdied hole No. 5 and Kirchgassner birdied No. 15.

The Lady Niners will tee off the 2006 season the first Thursday in April.

In the three-week PMGA Turkey Shoot, Ken Althoff swung his way to top honors in the first flight, with a 64.

Trailing were runner-up Tim Ernst (66) and bronze medalist Ralph Lindo (66).

Gene Howell took second flight honors with a 62. Herb Sherman (62) was second and Warren Mulcahy (64), third.

In the third flight, Sil Egler carded a 63 to nail down first place. Don Nicholas' 64 was good enough for second. Ross Robertson also finished at 64, but was third in a scorecard playoff.

The 25 players with lowest net scores during the three-week turkey shoot were awarded turkeys at the PMGA's annual awards banquet Nov. 5 at the Payson Elks Lodge.

Closest to the pin winners in the final tournament were Dick Ceyler (No. 2; 14 feet, 8 inches), Troy Neal (No. 17; 4 feet, 10 1/2 inches), Lindo (No. 8; 9 feet, 7 inches and No. 14; 3 feet, 6 inches) and Mulcahy (No. 5; 4 feet, 4 inches).

The PMGA's 2006 season is slated to begin in March.

Anyone interested in participating should call Ross Robertson at (928) 472-8548.

The PMGA hosts tournaments each Wednesday throughout the season at Payson Golf Course.

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