This Thursday, June 17th, marks the half way point in our match play season. The league is taking a break from its individual match play schedule and will be holding a “team” Texas Scramble Tournament on Thursday. As you may already know, the format will be as follows: Each player hits their drive or 1st shot on each hole. The team captain then selects which drive or 1st shot is to be used by all in your group. Each player then plays his own ball in from the position of the selected 1st drive or shot. Note: Each player’s drive or 1st shot must be used at least once during the 9 hole round. You must put your ball into the cup. No gimmees. Then record the lowest score of a player in your group. No handicaps will be used. Obviously, all teams must play as a foursome or less depending upon the number of players from their team that show. Bill Gelsomino will be collecting $2.00 from each player and the league will match the amount as a prize for the winning team to be distributed to them on week #8.
Team & Individual First Half Leaderboard
Team 1st Place: Bob Johnson, John LaFazia, Joe Molis & Bob Battista 127.5 points
Note: the team of Bill Gelsomino, Jim Hunter, Bob Moretti and Rick Guerra, after leading the league pack for virtually all of the first half of the season, succumbed to the relentless charge of Bob Johnson’s group of Johnsons on the last week of the season’s half way point. The Johnsons garnered 20 points on that final week while the Gelly Boys could only muster a mere 13.5 points. As a result, the Johnsons slipped into 1st place. After Gelsomino’s poor showing last Thursday (3.5 points), partner, Jim Hunter, has been telling all that it’s time for a change in leadership and that he is now the captain of this motley crew. I anticipate that he will come up with a new team name as he said that he always thought that the name, “Gelly Boys”, sounded a bit feminine for such a tough bunch. More on this later….
Johnson’s Johnsons – With the exception of week #3, each and every one of the Johnsons have been consistent point earners for the team with all earning substantial points on a weekly basis when needed. Lately, all of them have been riding a hot streak as they gained 10.5 points on the Gelly Boys over the past two weeks.
Individual Points Leaderboard - A Division - Bill Gelsomino 42.0; Jim Hunter 41.5; Vin Lafazia 36.6; Dan DeQuattro 34.5; Ken Mason 33.5.
B Division - Bob Battista 40.0; Chris Anderson 39.5; Joe Molis 38.0; Dennis Ryan 37.0; Jim Meikle 36.0.
Closest to the Pin Winners: Week #6: “A ” – Jim Hunter – hole #7; “B” – Mike Taveras – hole #4
Week #7: “A” – Bob Johnson – hole #12; “B” – Garry Reilly – hole #14
Eagles: Week #7: Dan Deinzer – hole #10 and Joe Molis – hole #15
Each of the closest to the pin winners and the eagle makers win a sleeve of golf balls.
WEEK #8 MATCHES WILL TAKE PLACE ON THURSDAY, JUNE 25TH. ALSO, REMEMBER, THERE WILL BE NO LEAGUE MATCHES ON JULY 2ND, SO WEEK #9 MATCHES WILL TAKE PLACE ON THURSDAY, JULY 9TH. GOOD LUCK TO ALL IN THE 2ND HALF.