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​Sandbaggers News            July 2017

Fresh off the US Open, Sandbagger Nick Villa returned to the Club and California. As some of us know, Nick volunteers to work at the US Open every year (well almost). Congratulations to your support of the USGA flagship event!

June saw Deer Ridge commence and Paradise Valley close our month’s events.

At Deer Ridge, the usual suspects played pretty well and succeeded in lowering their overall handicaps. Conditions were mostly quite good – OK, so the 10th fairway was anything but fair – and if you stayed out of the tall grasses and bunkers, you too could score decently on this relatively short track. Warm weather assisted. 

The Andrade-Bonnington team advanced to the 2 person team Championship as did Moscon-To… 
Good luck to both teams…! On the individual play side of the course, Chuck Andrade Blistered the course shooting net 66… Second flight winner was David Nielsen and Third flight was claimed by Morris Carmichael.

Paradise Valley played to around 6,200 yards from our white tees, a difference in distance of around 500 yards over Deer Ridge. 
A bevy of solid scores from some different contenders took honors…. Lloyd Yarbrough, Nick Polo and Bill To won their flights but got serious efforts from others such as Brenda McGregor, Jim Landers and Ralph Yarnal. 

Ralph’s effort tightened the Sandbagger Of The Year race. The top 3 competitors for Sandbagger of the Year are separated by less than 2 points. This contest looks to go down to the very wire!

On a separate note, the Club merger has yielded 38 players in events this season… We have averaged close to 30 players per event so from a participation aspect alone, the merger has worked as designed.

Up next, Cypress Lakes featuring the 2 person team championship and later in July the Monterey junket….