Men's Golf Season Ends With 4-Man Showdown


Members of the Payson Men's Golf Association wrapped up a highly successfully eight-month season Nov. 1 with a four-man select drive showdown.

The team of Jack Greenshield, Herb Sherman, John Calderwood and Bill McKenna took home the gold, carding a 154.

Greenshield's effort was part of a banner day in which he also tied with Roger Poole for closest to the pin prize money on No. 8. Because both swatted to within 4 feet, 8 inches of the flag, they shared prize money.

The second place foursome in the Turkey Shoot, Gary Campbell, Ron Lodge, Doug Bailey and Tom Eaglesham, finished at 160.

Jim Livingston, Russ Zakariasen, Ed Flores and Poole were third with a 169.

Flores was also a closest to the pin winner, pocketing prize money on No. 14 with a lie of 5 feet.

Other winners were Ralph Lindo (No. 2; 5 feet, 8 inches), Tony Mularski (No. 5; 9 feet, 10 inches) and Tim Ernst (No. 17; 10 feet).

In a low net Turkey Shoot tournament played Oct. 25, Jerry McGuire was first at 62 in the first flight and the closest to the pin champion on No. 2 (23 feet).

In the battle for runner-up honors, Gene Howell and Campbell tied at 63. However, in a scorecard playoff, Howell was second and Campbell fell to third.

In the second flight, Vic Kostecki claimed top honors with a 63. Finishing at 64, Sherman was second.

Gary Vaplon claimed the bronze, posting a 71.

Bill McKenna took home the third flight gold at 67. Jim Livingston (69) was second and Bob Hendrie (70) third.

John Waring proved to be the top gun in the closest to the pin wars winning on both No. 14 (13 feet, 1 inch) and No. 17 (8 feet, 5 inches).

In another individual low net Turkey Shoot contested Oct. 18, Ron Lodge paced the first flight participants with a 64.

Trailing a shot behind was silver medalist John Waring (65), followed by third place finisher Jessie Smith (70).

Vaplon tallied a 66 to take top honors in the second flight.

Also in the flight, Howell (69) was second and Tony Mularski (71) third.

In third flight competition, Bob Hendrie swung his way to the tile at 65.

Eaglesham took second at 68 and Bill McKenna (69) was third.

PMGA will resume in March 2007.

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