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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, May 7, 2014 5C Quincy Rotary tournament attracts record field Mike Taborski Publisher mtaborski@plumasnews.com This early in the season you couldn't have asked for better conditions to play a round of golf. On Saturday, May 3, a sold-out field of 143 golf enthusiasts took advantage of it. The pristine conditions on the course at the Plumas Pines Golf Resort in Blairsden provided the perfect setting for the Quincy Rotary Club's 14th annual Clay Dyrr Memorial Golf Tournament. This tournament, as evidenced by the record turnout, continues to enjoy the reputation its earned of not only being competitive for the serious golfers, but fun for the higher handicappers as well. The scramble format, coupled with a variety of additional contests and prizes offered during play, made for an entertaining and fun day for all levels of players. All proceeds from this event benefit the local service club's community service projects and its youth programs. For the third time in as many years, a foursome comprised of players from Lake Almanor, Susanville and Vacaville won first place with an impressive 16-under par 56. The "three-peaters" were Rick Giannotti, Greg Kitchen, Doran Wheeler and Roger Bird. The winning team's prize is valued at $1,640. Each player received a $50 gift certificate along with a round of golf for four redeemable at Plumas Pines. A foursome from Reno and Carson City -- who have been longtime supporters of this tournament -- earned the second-place honors and shared a prize package worth $560. The second-place team of Scott Inman, Steve Inman, Mitch Watts and Jay Sears scored an equally impressive 12-under par 60 winning a $50 gift certificate and round of golf each at Plumas Pines. By virtue of the Mulligans (extra shots) sold to players as part of Rotary's effort to raise funds for their community service projects and youth programs, the majority of teams participating posted scores that were under par. However, that wasn't entirely the case. Some teams were there to have fun and support the cause. That means one group had to finish in last place with the highest recorded score for the event. That dubious honor this year went to the only threesome of the day, Sheriff Greg Hagwood, Assistant Sheriff Gerry Hendrick and his wife Carrie. So, to better hone their golfing skills, they received a golf lesson from one of the course's PGA pros. Other prizewinners The longest-drive winner was James Shipp of Quincy. Sponsor Beatty Construction of Quincy, provided Shipp with a $25 gift certificate to the pro shop. The ladies prize went unclaimed. River Ranch RV Park in Quincy sponsored the $25 gift certificates for the closest-to-the-hole contest this year, which was won by Quincy resident Dick Eck. The ladies prize also went unclaimed. Quincy residents Curt Beeson and Stacy Felker each won $25 in the closest-to-the-rope contest sponsored each year by Cathyjo and Eric Bechtel. Clay's Cash Kicker Another highlight of the tournament is the $400 in cash offered each year by the Fehrman family and Mike and Keri Taborski. It's affectionately referred to as "Clay's Cash Kicker" in memory of tournament founder and Rotarian Clay Dyrr. Mark Kimball from Paradise, Erin Jertientz from Chico, and Rick Foster and Perry Bertocchi, both from Quincy, all won crisp $100 bills. Hole-in-one prizes Golfers collectively had 576 chances throughout the day to get an "ace" on one of the four par-three holes to win the hole-in-one prizes. Unfortunately, again they went unclaimed. The prizes were a fully GOLF RESULTS, from page 3C second place victory to the team of Jeff Stevens, Dan Rooney, Bill McRoberts and Dick Grace. Nice shot, Loren! Closest to the pin was won by Dave Smuts, and of course, no one could top Loren Lindner in the chip-in. Thursday evening, May 1, provided a warm temperatures for the Thursday Evening Scramble. You can tell the weather is improving because the turnout was'Very good. In first place at five under par were team members Jim Battigan, David Ricetti, Mario Albaron, and John Bowen. In second place at four under par were Gary McCLellan, Lynn McClellan, Greg Stevens and Todd Posch. The longest drive was accomplished by Mike Ingle, and closest to the pin was scored by Jim Battigan. Graeagle Men's Golf Association Graeagle Men's Golf READY GOLF, from page 2C Next time you get to the first tee, announce that the group will be playing ready golf today. If they are unaware of what that is, then it is your duty to explain it to them. Here are afew helpful tips that will also speed up your round. Always make sure you have the following items in your pocket: 1. Extra golf ball 2. Divot tool 3. Ball marker 4. Four or five golf tees I always emphasize the importance of having these items with you at all times on the golf course. Not only does it speed up play, but it saves you numerous trips back and forth from your cart. Another way of speeding up your round is by taking advantage of technology: GPS units are very accurate and becoming cheaper to purchase. These units save lots of time when it comes to searching for distance markers out on the course. Last but certainly not least, try to limit yourself to two practice swings at the most. Not only will this speed Up your round, but you will find you have a lot more energy at the end of the day. Thank you for taking the time to read this article. If you have any ideas for future topics or general suggestions I would love to hear them. Ronnie Theobald is the PGA head golf professional at Bailey Creek Golf Course in Lake Almanor. To inquire about private lessons or to ask him a question email ronnie@baileycreek.com. Association (GMGA) held their first Couples Tournament on Saturday, May 3, 2014. The Tournament is called the Cha Cha Cha and is competed starting on the first tee in which the one best net ball of the foursome counts toward the team score. On the second hole, the two best net balls of the foursome count toward the team score. On the third hole the three best net balls of the foursome count toward the team score. Thus Cha Cha Cha or one, two, three. Starting on the fourth hole the process repeats though out the round. There were 52 players competing. Unlike most events put onby the GMGA the contestants were not divided into separate divisions based on the tees from which they chose to compete. The tees were, White (W), Red (R), Men's Combo (WR), Women's Combo (RG) and Green (G). There was a two-way tie between the teams of: Mike Simpson (W)/Annie Fisher(RG)/Gary Romero(W)/Regina Romer0(G) and Cal Linde(WR)/Karen Linde(R)/Ken Stevenson(W)/Cathy Churchill(R) with a score of 117. Third place was won by Chuck Hein(W)/Debbie Peterson(R)/Jim Bilger(WR)/Linda Bilger(RG) with a score of 121. Fourth place was a tie between the teams of Dan Friedman(W)/Kathleen Friedman(R)/Chuck Pratt(W)/Ann Pratt(R) and the team of Bob Laxague(W)/Chris Laxague(R)/Ken Hattich(WR)/Dottie Hattich(R) wih scores of 123. The Tournament was follow by a social and dinner at the Graeagle Fire Hall, where George and Karen Fraser, with help from their crew, and the cooking of Tom Fregulia, Dennis Flynn and Bob Caskie was delightful and much appreciated. GMGA has two upcoming events: Match Play which starts Mayl2 - entry deadline is May 5; the Annual Spring General Membership Meeting on May 14 - entry deadline is May 7; the Annual Member Guest Invitational which is schedule for May 30 -31 and June 1. The entry deadline is May 16. For more information please access the GMGA  website gmeadowsclubs.c0m/ menhome.html. GMGA is conducting a special membership drive during the months of May and June. Details can be obtained by accessing the GMGA web-site mentioned above. To have your golf results and club news included in this weekly section, email the information to sports@plumasnews.com by Friday at 3p.m. Spring Special! $95 Play All Day *85 After lpm $65 After 3pm, Through May 22 nd Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club 530-836.0394 equipped 2014 Polaris ATV offered by DuPont Power. Tools and State Farm Insurance in Quincy; two separate $5,000 cash prizes courtesy of Plumas Bank, Edward Jones Investment, Flanigan-Leavitt Insurance and Les Schwab Tires in Quincy; and a $500 Visa card. Corporate sponsors Rotary's corporate sponsors again this year included Plumas Bank, Safeway, Fuel Star 76 Mini Mart and American Valley Hardware. Next year's tournament is already scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Plumas Pines Golf Resort. A crowd of golfers gather at Plumas Pines Golf Resort on May 3 for the annual Quincy Rotary Golf Tournament. This year's tournament attracted a record field of 143 players. Photo by Mike Taborski 9 NEXT UP ON THE #1 TEE: YOU Plumas Pines Golf Resort s3o-s300-004zo A I www. PlumasPinesGolf.com ....,, 402 Poplar Valley Road Graeagle, Ca GoLFPLUMASREsoRTPINES I