MICHAEL CARMAN’S GOLF COLUMN: Golftoberfest in December

By Michael Carman

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IT’S NEVER TOO late to celebrate Golftoberfest, and participants in Cedars at Dungeness’ annual event will find this fact out on Saturday, Dec. 1.

The two-person team tournament will tee off at 10 a.m.

There will be gross, net and Callaway divisions, and teams will compete through six holes of scramble, six of alternate shot and six of best ball.

Players will receive their round, range balls, a German-style lunch, cigars, fun side games and “beer on course every three holes.”

Cost is $75 per person with cart and $65 without cart.

If Cedars gets a full turnout of 76 players a total of $1,150 in prize money will be up for grabs.

Winners could stash some of those bucks away for Christmas shopping.

To get in the game, stop by the Cedars pro shop or phone the clubhouse at 360-683-6344.

Discovery Bay, Turkey!

Discovery Bay Golf Club will host their annual Turkey Shoot tournament this Saturday.

Players can combine Saturday’s $10 green fees with a $10 buy-in, and the top 50 percent of players will take home a turkey.

Golfers without handicaps are welcome: a Callaway division will be available.

Participants can tee off at any time on Saturday, but need to turn in their scorecard before the clubhouse closes.

Disco Bay food drive

The annual food drive has started at Discovery Bay.

Non-perishable food items are being collected through the clubhouse.

‘Tis the season

Discovery Bay’s Men’s and Ladies’ Clubs will co-host their annual holiday gathering on Friday, Dec. 7.

All golfers, their children, significant others and friends are welcome to this convivial event.

For more information, phone the clubhouse at 360-385-0704.

Membership special

Discovery Bay is conducting a membership drive with specials on annual memberships.

Golfers age 50 and under can receive an annual membership for $999 if paid in full or a $100 monthly payment plan.

New golfers age 50 and older can take advantage of the same deal.

Clallam best ball

This weekend marks the first Clallam County Best Ball Tournament at SunLand Golf & Country Club in Sequim and Peninsula Golf Club in Port Angeles.

A 10 a.m. shotgun start Saturday will kick things off at SunLand, and a 9 a.m. start will open the final day of play at Peninsula on Sunday.

Entry fees are $160 for the general public and $100 for members of SunLand and Peninsula.

Food and course prizes are included.

Players will compete for a $4,800 purse — based on a full field of 60 teams — and there will be daily honey pots for players to go after.

Ladies are encouraged to form teams and compete; eight teams are needed to have a separate division for women.

Entries can be picked up at Peninsula Golf Club or phone and SunLand Golf & Country Club.

Apple Cup Tourney

Golfers of the purple and gold or crimson and gray variety can tee it up Friday, Nov. 23, at Peninsula Golf Club before the annual Apple Cup football game between the Washington Huskies and my beloved (and bedeviled?) Washington State Cougars.

The 21st annual Apple Cup Best Ball sponsored by Marine View Beverage will kick off festivities with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.

A two-person best ball event, players will compete for individual KP’s and long drives, receive a spot on the Apple Cup football board and be treated to appetizers and hosted beverages for $80 per team.

Players will also have a shot at a cash honey pot for gross and net divisions and team merchandise awards.

The Apple Cup itself will kick off right as the tournament is wrapping at 12:30 p.m.

And all journalistic integrity aside: Go Cougs!

Golf away the meal

SkyRidge Golf Course in Sequim will host a Post-Turkey Day Two-Person Scramble and Best Ball on Friday, Nov. 23.

Players will tee off from the green tees while playing a scramble on the front nine and best ball on the back nine.

A minimum of three drives per player must be counted during the front-nine scramble.

The event has an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start (barring frost), and the cost is $60 per team ($20 per team optional honey pot).

Gross, net and KP prizes will be available along with lunch following play.

Carts are $15 per seat, and an optional Horserace Scramble after the tournament is $5 per team.

PT has Turkey Shoot

Port Townsend Golf Club’s annual Turkey Shoot will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24.

A two-person aggregate tournament, the event will tee off with a 10 a.m. shotgun start.

Cost is $30 per player plus $10 in green fees for nonmembers.

Stop by the clubhouse or phone the course at 360-385-4547.

Wide World of Golf

When you see an obituary run as a news story in The New York Times, you know it was for someone who left an impact.

The recent passing of famed golf instructor Jim Flick garnered such an obituary story that is available at tinyurl.com/GolfFlick.

He was known for helping more than 200 touring professionals with their game, “including Jack Nicklaus during his transition to a successful career on the senior tour.”

Flick’s methods were different than what is being taught at many golf academies as he “emphasized that the golf club should determine what the body does, not vice versa.”

“In my opinion, the priority is learning to use the club first,” Flick told the website Golf Conversations in 2010.

“Then you train the body to be supportive of what you want the club to do.”

Flick was 82.


Golf columnist Michael Carman can be reached at 360-417-3527 or pdngolf@gmail.com.

Last modified: November 13. 2012 6:17PM
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