Congratulations to Dave Miller for his first hole in one on Friday. I was a witness along with four others. His ace was a thing of beauty. He used an 8-iron on the sixth hole, hitting it just right of the hole and rolling it in. Way to go!
Junior golf is gearing up for the grand finale on July 29 with the annual Pete Peterson Adult Jr. Tourney and awards ceremony. All juniors are advised to sign up by July 21 with their partner. The top 10 finishers from each age group in Friday's Cyril Stewart Jr. Memorial Tournament are posted in the scoreboard section. I'm asking for all our golfers to be patient for two upcoming dates.Friday is our juniors last class and tournament, the Barry Honsinger Jr. Championship, and the JGAA's Kingman City Junior Championship on July 26 and 27.
In Men's Club news the week of July 3, Frank "Too Tall" Gurzi shot rounds of 29.3 on the front and 30.3 on the back to whip his other sandbagger opponents on both nines. Taking second place on the front nine was John "Caesar" Romero with 30.2, beating out his brother, Roger "I Need The Money" Towry, at 30.9. Fourth place was tied between Brian "Baby Cakes" Clancy and Miller with 32.2. Second place on the back nine went to Romy Mendoza with 30.5, beating out George Kennell by 1-1/2 shots with a 32. Fourth place went to Neal Lundell with 32.6. Closest to the pin honors went to Richard Silva on No. 6, Cal Hughes on No. 8, Kennell on No. 10, Lloyd Potts on No. 14 and Towry on No. 17.
On July 10, Towry showed he still has enough sand in him to compete by shooting a whopping 9.1 under par 26.9 on the front nine, beating out Ron "I'm Back" Weaver by 0.6 of a shot with 27.5 for second. Third place went to Ron "I'll Be There" Housel with 29.1, and fourth place once again was Clancy at 30.2. On the back nine, Marv "Van" Dike and Dean "Not Looking For Jerry" Martin tied for first with 29.8 to beat out George "The Quiet Man" Kennell in third place with 30. Fourth place went to Rich "I'm Hookin' It" Thurlow with 31.7. Closest to the pin honors went to Weaver on No. 6, Carl Curtis on No. 8, Dike on No. 10, Romero on No. 14 and Kennell on No. 17.
Also upcoming is the Kingman Elks Tournament on Aug. 25. Sign-ups are being taken at the Elks and the pro shop.