Hey guys what can you say. The weather was awesome, the courses were in pretty darn good shape and the alcohol flowed like the mighty Mississippi.
Thursday was great at The Wilderness. Most played 27 holes and then headed to the casino. The casino took its toll on many as there was no 3z-4z the whole weekend, that may be a President’s Cup first.
The drive Friday morning was tough for some. There was little talking in most of the vehicles from what I was told. We all made it to the Quarry on time and even had some time to spare.
The 1st group out Friday set the tone for the weekend with Kunza & Gres getting 3 pts for CR/Blaine. Both of them would be in Player of the Cup discussion come Friday night. After 4 matches were complete in the morning The Rest of the World held a slim 1 point advantage. But the teams of Tim & JK and E & Gern came through for 6 pts and a commanding 5 point lead (11.5 to 6.5) heading into Friday afternoon.
The Rest of the World wasn’t going to let the chance of a 4-peat go down without a fight. Brand & Melling put on a dominating performance with a gross 64 in the 2-man scramble taking all 3 pts. Drew & Luke, Hoss & Stew and Bersch & CJ got 3 pts, 2 pts and 2.5 pts respectively and the President’s Cup would come down to Saturday Individual Matches to determine the winner. Friday was finished with the CR/Blaine team up 19 to 17.
Friday night happened. People were looking for shuttles to pick up the group and head to town. People hung out in a bedroom and others went to bed.
Saturday we shifted to The Legend. The skies were a little gray in the morning with a sprinkle or two before we teed off. But by the time the last group went off we were in sunshine.
CR/Blaine stormed out to huge lead in the 1st two 4-somes winning everything. They got 11.5 pts out of those groups and never looked back. The Rest of the World mounted what ended up being a fruitless comeback getting 14 of the final 24 points, but in the end the fellas from CR/Blaine were the better team on this weekend. And the Cup was theirs. Final Score – 40.5 to 31.5.
Your Player of the Cup, with a dominating performance was Kunza, getting all 9 points.
The Drunken Scramble happened, who knows what the winning score was. It certainly wasn’t this guys team.
It was a great year. The weather was amazing, my leg looks like its finally healing up from the 30+ bug bites. All 24 of you are welcome back in 2018. The planning has begun, it’s down to 2 locations and numbers are being crunched as this is being typed. Thanks for everything guys and I really appreciate you playing some golf with me last weekend.
358 days away!