Golfers Hit The Road While Others Play Host


Divide and conquer was the links strategy of the Payson Men's Golf Association.

The tactic involved 12 PMGA players traveling to Verde Santa Fe Golf Club for a low gross/low net tournament and other members remaining at Payson Golf Course to lock horns in a low net showdown.

At Verde Santa Fe, Jessie Smith took third in the A flight low gross competition with a 70.

In D flight, Jim Dagleich was second among the low gross players at 96.

In low net play, Payson's Van Bowman carded a 64 and was first.

At Payson Golf Course, Gary Campbell finished at 65 to win the A flight gold medal. Popeye Clay flexed his biceps to a 67 and a silver medal showing. With a 68, John Waring was third.

Waring was red hot pocketing closest to the pin prize money on No. 14 and No. 2. On 14, his tee shot was 5 feet, 5 inches shy of the flag. He came up 18 feet, 1 inch short of an ace on No. 2.

In B flight, John Calderwood, who soon will be traveling to Beijing to watch his grandson compete in the 2008 Olympics, posted a 61 and was first. With a 63, Ross Robertson swung his way to second. Jim McCurtchen's 67 was good enough for third.

Closest to the pin winners included Don Glyde (No. 5; 15 feet, 1 inch), Doug Talbot (No. 8; 7 feet, 10 inches) and Jack Greenshield (No. 17; 10 feet, 9 inches).

Next on the PMGA agenda is an "Orange ball plus 3 man scramble, ABCD" formatted tournament to be played May 21 at PGC. The following week, the men will play "four man reverse poker."

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