Women’S, Men’S Golf Heats Up On Rim


Payson Golf Course has been a beehive of activity with members of the Payson Golf Association and Lady Niners hosting a series shootouts.

For the PWGA nine-hole group, Flo Moeur and Isabella Sockrider tied for the championship in an April 8 “Fewest Putts” formatted tournament. Ann Adams was second and Carolyn Davis third.

Sockrider also pocketed closest to the pin prize money.

Cece McCain, Debbie Nichols and Davis had birdies.

Davis shined again in an April 15 “Odd Holes, Half Handicap” tournament, finishing first and winning the closest to the pin competition; Mary Quigley was second and Ann Adams took third. Adams also scored a chip in.

On April 22 in an “Even Holes — Half Handicap” fray, Kelly O’Neill was first, Davis second and Quigley third. Quigley was also a closest to the pin winner.

In an April 29 team scramble, the foursome of Debbie Vincent, Debbie Nichols, Jil Coleman and O’Neill claimed top honors.

Anne Allschuler won the closest to the pin competition.


In a Payson Men’s Golf Association “Three Club - Low Net” tournament on May 12, Tim Ernst walked away with a pocketful of prize money, winning closest to the pin contests on No. 2, No. 5 and No. 14.

For the rare feat, fellow PMGA member Herb Sherman jokingly labeled him a “triple dipper.”

Other winners were Don Gyde (No. 8, 10 feet) and Steve Holmes (No. 17, 13 1/2 inches).

In A flight low net play, Ken Althoff used a three wedge, seven iron and a putter to score a 67 and take top honors. Trailing were Gary Campbell (70) and Phil Wagner (71).

Using a seven iron, putter and pitching wedge, Gary Rovetto carded a 64 and took top honors in B flight.

Jim Dalgleish finished at 65 and second in the flight. Doug Talbot’s 72 was good enough for third place.

In C flight, Don Gyde was top gun at 65 using a chipper, putter and utility club. Roger Poole swung to second at 69 and Popeye Clay tooted his corncob pipe to a 71 and third place.

On May 5 in a Cinco de Mayo four-man, two-best ball tournament, the foursome of Larry Smith, Roger Poole, Tony Mularski and Don Gyde was first at 110.

In second at 111, was the team of Terry Lindsey, Jim Livingston, Bob Hendrie and Sherman.

Alex Armenta, Steve Holmes, Morris Kropf and Jim Dalgleish claimed third also at 111.

Closest to the pin winners were Cary Campbell (No. 2; 22 feet, 4 inches), Ed McFall (No. 5; 12 feet, 2 inches), Frank Szakal (No. 8; 10 feet, 4 inches), Ed Flores (No. 14, 8 feet, 7 inches) and Gyde (No. 17; 2 feet, 4 inches).


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