Payson Men’s Golf Association spokesman Herb Sherman has apparently expanded his definition of “double dipping” — previously it referred to golfers who won closest-to-the-pin prize money on two holes.
After Ron Fisher took first in back-to-back tournaments on May 22 and May 28, Sherman says his fellow PMGA member “has found a new way to double dip.”
In the May 28 Ryder Cup formatted tournament at Payson Golf Course, Fisher teamed with Jerry McGuire to take first place in the Red Flight with a 55.
In the Blue Flight, a 55 earned first-place honors for Mike McKee and Ed Kuhns.
Jack Proietto and Don Gyde hooked up to take second in the Red Flight at 53.
In the Blue Flight, Stan Eggen and John Calderwood posted a 71 to finish second.
Bob Judson and Sherman tallied a 55 and were third in the Red Flight. In the Blue, Ed Bossert and Mike Anderson were third at 71.
In closest-to-the-pin battles, there was no winner on No. 2 because none of the players reached the green.
On No. 5, Eggen was closest at 6 feet, 9 1/2 inches and Mike Anderson won on No. 14 at 8 feet, 8 inches.
Frank Szakal was a winner when his tee shot on No. 17 rolled to within 15 feet, 5 1/2 inches of an ace.
Sherman won on No. 8 at 4 feet, 4 inches.
Come to think of it, shouldn’t that feat have earned the former high school basketball coach the somewhat dubious title of “double dipper?” After all, he pocketed two different caches of prize money.