Golf Season In Full Swing

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As secretary of the Central Arizona Youth Football Association and director of the organization's annual benefit golf tournament, Dale Gonzalez serves double duty.

In meeting the challenges of tournament director, Gonzalez has been busy planning the benefit that will be played May 13 at Payson Golf Course.

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The Central Arizona Youth Football Association will benefit from an upcoming golf tournament.

"I'm told (the golf tournament) is one of the league's biggest fund-raisers," Gonzalez said.

All the profits from the four-person best ball fray will benefit local youth teams.

The money is used mostly to purchase helmets and pads for the players that help keep the players safe and injury free during practices and games.

The tournament entry fee is $80 per person or $400 per team. The registration fee includes green fees, a cart and food and raffle prizes at a post tournament awards ceremony.

Hole sponsors for $200 and $100 for half hole are also available.

Call Gonzalez at (928) 595-1259 for more information.

PMGA issues invite

Golfers interested in joining the Payson Men's Golf Association can do so by calling Ross Robertson at (928) 472-8548. Robertson promises he'll fill prospective golfers in on all the details of the PMGA. The group traditionally plays tournaments at Payson Golf Club each Wednesday of the season.

In a March 29 low net formatted tournament, Ken Althoff carded a 68 to win the first flight.

Popeye Clay's 67 was good enough for the second flight title.

With a 66, Richard Jones won the third flight.

Trailing Althoff in the first flight were John Waring (69) and Chris Cumpton (70).

Runner up Tony Mularksi lost a playoff to Clay for the second flight title. Both finished at 67. Dick Harding was third with a 68.

Robertson was second (69) behind Jones and Armand Werle (71) took third.

Sold out

If you haven't purchased your tickets for the upcoming Mogollon Sporting Association banquet, time has run out.

MSA member Sandee Koon said all 250 tickets to the popular event have been sold and the waiting list is extensive.

No hook set

Much to the chagrin of his local fans, professional bass fisherman Clifford Pirch did not win the Eagle Claw Hook Set Award that was announced April 2 on national television.

Pirch was one of three nominees for the award that was given out for angling efforts during a recent East Coast tournament.

Pirch did, however, get invaluable exposure for a pro angler of being featured on national television and a replay of him hooking a bass shown thousands of times on the FLW Outdoors Web site.

Letters to the class of 2001

Members of the PHS class of 2001 who had Cain Jagodzinski as a teacher should stop by the Payson Roundup and pick up letters they wrote to themselves five years ago.

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