While the members of the Payson Women's Golf Association were kicking off the 2008 season April 1 with a "Kicker's Tournament," their male counterparts in the PMGA were locking horns in the group's second fray of the young campaign.
PWGA member Joyce Goff explained the Kicker's format as one in which "each competitor chose the handicap of their choice and if their net score was closest to the number drawn between 60 and 72, they were the winners."
The number drawn was 69.
Mary Cain was the only player who wrapped up action with a 69, so she was first in the B class.
Susan Torrens and Goff tied for second.
In A class, Karen Peterson was first and Judy Neal and Lois Judd tied for second.
Among the C players, Dorothy Meek outdueled runner-up Kay Davis for top honors. In third, was Glenda Cook.
Closest-to-the-pin prize money winners were Connie Webber (No. 5; 12 feet, 9 inches) and Goff (No. 17; 13 feet, 4 inches).
Men play low net
In PMGA play, the men met March 25 at Payson Golf Course for an individual low-net tournament.
In it, Tim Ernst turned in an effort good enough to write home about by winning closest-to-the-pin honors on No. 17 and being a member of the first flight winning team. On the squad with him were Larry Baker and Larry Smith. Ernst finished at 63, Baker carded a 68 and Smith tallied a 70.
Ernst's closest-to-the-pin shot left him just 12 feet, 6 inches shy of the flag.
Second-place honors in the final team standings were garnered by the trio of Mark Revelle (67), Gary Vaplon (70) and Herb Sherman (72).
Bill Shedd (66), Don Kisseberth (66) and Popeye Clay (67) were third.
In fourth was the team of Ron Baade (63), Don Gyde (66) and Steve Holmes (67).
Since there were some dead-knots in the final tallies, "tie scores are broken by scorecard playoff," PMGA member Dick Ceyler said.
Closest-to-the-pin winners included Troy Neal (No. 2; 33 feet), Bob Hendrie (No. 5; 4 feet, 1/2 inch), Kisseberth (2 feet, 10 inches) and Vaplon (2 feet, 9 inches).
Next up, PMGA members will meet April 9 at PGC for a "flighted individual point par" format shootout. The members travel April 16 to Beaver Creek near Sedona for a low-net flighted tournament.