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2:14 AM Mon, Dec. 17th

Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course sponsoring Valentine's tournament

Cerbat Cliffs is having a Valentine's Mixed Tourney starting at 10 a.m on Feb. 11. Couples as well as singles can call us at 75-6593 or stop by the golf course to sign up. Entry fee is $50 per player. Donna Mowry will have a turkey and gravy meal after play along with the potluck.

In Men's Club news, Andy "I've Got the Checkbook" Anderson showed he's still a big sandbagger, shooting 29.7 on the front nine for first place honors over Bob "Lovebug" Linkvis at 31.5. Third place went to Bob "When's the Next Meeting" Wyman, who shot 31.8, one stroke better than Ken "I'm A Sandbagger Also" Delgado at 32.8. On the back nine, Neal "Smoothie" Lundell shot 33 for first place honors ahead of Chris "I Can See Now" Christianson, who shot 34.6. A tie for third and fourth went to Delgado and "Tiger Woods" with 34.8. Closest to the pin honors went to Dale "Hop Along" Gallop on No. 6, Lundell on No. 8, Tom "My Handicap is Right" Webster on No. 10, Rick "I Hit It So Long" Stevenson on No. 14, and Frank "Too Tall" Gurzi on No. 17.

Last year you might recall me writing in this column about how important the short game is. Well, as of this writing, the real Tiger Woods had played five rounds of golf this year (four at the Buick Invitational and one at Dubai Desert Classic). He probably has become the closest golfer to master the short game. He certainly didn't strike the ball consistently in those rounds and still he won the Buick and shot 68 in the first round at Dubai, which could have easily been a 73. We might not be Tigers, but with more understanding and practice with the short game we all could certainly see better results.