Golfers Hit The Road While Others Play Host

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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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