Longest Putt Debuts At Pmga

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Payson Men’s Golf Association Tournament Director Russ Morris has added a new contest to the club’s agenda.

It’s a “Longest Putt Made” feature that is expected to become as popular as the “Closest to the Pin” competition has been for years.

In the first of the longest putts made clashes, which occurred June 5 at Payson Golf Course, Chip Yeoman pocketed the prize money with a putt of 10 feet, 2 inches.

Yeoman also was a closest-to-the-pin prize winner, finishing 16 feet shy of an ace on No. 2.

Frank Szakal (No. 5; 3 feet, 8-1/2 inches), Dennis Schwebs (No. 8; 8 feet, 11-1/2 inches), Ed McFall (No. 15; 6 feet, 9 inches) and Bill Shedd (No. 17; 4 feet, 1 inch) were also closest-to-the-pin champions.

In the day’s tournament, which was played in a four-person team format with the best three out of four net scores counted, the team of Oscar Garcia, Dave Rutter, Gary Rovetto and John Calderwood emerged victorious with a 176. At 183, Terry Lindsey, Mike McKee, Jim Dalglish and Shedd were second. Alex Armenta, Ross Robertson, Popeye Clay and Yeoman took third.

PMGA members return to PGC on June 19 for round one of a two-man best ball formatted tournament. The second round will be played June 26.

On June 22, the PMGA hosts one of its eight Saturday tournaments designed for members who cannot make the traditional Wednesday events due to work or other obligations.

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