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Local golfers still making headlines 10 years later


Since there was zero golf news last week, let’s step back in time 10 years to January 2014 and see how many players are still getting headlines for their golf achievements. Some had left the Chico area, and sadly some have passed away, but the field is still full of long-time golf enthusiasts.

Jan. 21, 2014

Sands out distances the field in Butte Creek Srs.

Jim Sands shot an impressive gross score of 73 in the Butte Creek Individual Sweeps Tournament last week and also claimed the low net score (70) to take first place in the blue tees flight. Royal Hawkley shot a gross 79 to finished six strokes back in the gross department but managed to tie Lorin Galassi for fifth place net. Jim Gaumer finished in second place with a net 71. Dave Smith and yours truly tied for the third spot at 72. Gary Heal and Gene Hervieux tied for first in the white tees flight with a net score of 68. Jim Brogden was third with a score of 70. Jim Gwyn and Al (Big Al) Regier tied for fourth place at 71.

Karey McKenney won the first flight in the Butte Creek Women’s Golf Club weekly tournament. Joye Smith and Barbara Joronen tied for second. Joan Bequette won the second flight. Susie Westcott and Suzy Mann finished second and third. Cil Hauer won the third flight with Ruth Younger finishing second. Hope Baber took the third spot.

Brian McGovern and Eric Blofsky teed off in the black tee first flight in the Butte Creek Men’s Club 2-Man Scramble Tournament and never looked back. Their gross team score of 61 was awesome enough, but they also shot a net score of 58.35 to take the first spot by six strokes. Ron Hulen and Gordon Ginno (64.5) took the second spot by the slightest of margins over the team of Mark Blofsky and Mike Bechtol (64.6).

Chris and Dennis Fife won the black tee second flight with a score of 65.25. Randy Holt and John Olsen finished second (65.9). Third place was a tie between the team of Rick Johns and Bill Kyle and the team of Tadd Brothers and Craig Duncan (66.9).

The winning team in the white tee flight went to Bob Brewer and Chuck Hodel (61.75). Tom Beckman and Rich Pozar (62.1) were second, followed by Lorin Galassi and Willie Storan (62.95)

Tuscan Ridge Golf Course

Joan Bolles came in with an impressive thirteen under par net score of 59 to win the first flight in the Tuscan Ridge Women’s Golf Club weekly tournament. Sandy Allen (62) finished second. Sue McClain (63) and Norma Payne (67) claimed first and second place in the second flight. Donnelle Lynch and Patty Dummel tied for first place in the third flight with a score of 61.

Table Mountain Golf Course

Eddie Parker and Willie Wilson teamed up to win the first flight in the Table Mountain Men’s Golf Club two-man best ball format tournament. Efren Gutierrez and Austin Oliver took the second spot. Robert Castleberry and Mike Morris won the second flight. Steve McCarthy and Joe Nehl took second. The third flight was won by the team of Leland Thompson and Billy Harp with Gary Bennett and Larry White a close second. Pete Huru took closest to the pin honors.

Janet Ott shot a fine round of 82 to win low gross in the Table Mountain Women’s Golf Club weekly tournament. Liz Hofeling was overall low net with a score of 65. First flight winners in the game portion were: 1, Pam Weichert; 2, Mary Borgo; 3, Sandy Seaman. Linda Lindberg, Jody Thompson and Sherri McGhee finished in that order in the second flight.

Spectacular shots

Matt Maderos aced the 3rd hole at Butte Creek while in the company of Dick Brooks and Mike Liddell. Maderos selected a 7-iron for his perfect 158-yard tee shot. Not sure how many holes-in-one Matt has to his credit, but I doubt this one is his first.



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