The 2015 President’s Cup is in the books. It was a closely contested match this year. The Rest of the World showed that last year wasn’t a fluke and that they planned to defend the trophy as any champion would. The Fourball Friday matches resulted in a nice 12 – 9 lead for The Rest of the World with camaraderie and positive vibes flowing throughout the Cragun’s Bobby’s golf course.
As they have done several times in the past CR/Blaine made a charge on Friday afternoon. Whether it’s Modified Alternate Shot or 2-man scramble they seem to pull out of whatever deficit they find themselves in. This day was no different. As the matches came in and points were totaled there wasn’t a point separating the two teams as they were knotted up at 21 – 21.
After feasting on prime rib and fish the teams adjourned to the cabins for quick visits and meetings. Hilltop Cabin 690 was the place that Saturday matches would be determined. Early Player of the Cup hopeful Marty, went out early with hopes of setting the tone for his team. It was a great idea for CR/Blaine but a man that goes by Witt, who had a wedding to get to had other ideas, and made Marty’s day a difficult one and scratched out 2.5 points. The middle matches were a mixed bag with no team taking a commanding lead of The President’s Cup. Points were split fairly even within each 4-some. Rain moved in midway through the day and the mood of the Cup changed. People just wanted to be done with golf after such a grueling weekend. But there were still plenty of points to be had on the course.
The bad weather, non-proximity of the 18th hole to the clubhouse and a lack or beverage cart near the 18th green drew most players in to miss what would have been a great finish. With The Rest of the World winning by 1 point 42.5 – 41.5. The closest President’s Cup on record, but there really aren’t any records because we drink too much.
Player of Cup – Karson 8 points
Largest Margin of Vicotry – Karson 8 & 6 over Snoren
Lowest Net Scramble Team – Melling & Brand 56.5
Believe it or not planning has already begun on President’s Cup 2016. A location will be picked in the coming months and details will be ironed out by the early fall. Those of you who attended this year are welcome back for the 14th playing of The President’s Cup, we’d love to have you back.
Thanks to everybody for making it, I hope you had a great time. Please feel free to share you questions or concerns about the trip with me when you have time. First and foremost this trip is about getting a good bunch of guys together for some golf one weekend out of the year. I hope it’s something you all look forward to as much as I do.