On Friday at 2 PM the real event began with the first of five 9-hole round robin matches. We had six teams in 8 different flights totaling 48 teams vying for the Championship.
On Sunday our flight winners were decided, and the 8-team shoot-out began. The shoot-out began on hole #16 where four teams made net birdie and moved on to #17.
Pars won out on #17, and the teams of Blankenship/Trinks and McCrary/Leonhardt moved to the 18th hole to decide the winners.
The excitement went down to the end. Kelly Leonhardt hit a beautiful 3-wood 2nd shot onto the green to set up partner Bruce McCrary for an eagle putt. Terry Trinks was not fazed and hit a 3rd shot from 110 yards right at the pin and almost holed out as the ball rolled about 10 feet past. McCrary/Leonhart made a tidy 2-putt birdie leaving Bob Blankenship with a ten-footer to keep the play-off alive. Bob hit a great putt that burned the edge of the cup, and Bruce McCrary and Kelly Leonhardt were crowned the 2022 Member Guest Champions.
Mark your calendar for next year’s Member/Guest event. It will be back at the regular third weekend of September Friday the 15th – Sunday 17th.