Sanibel Island Golf Club Men Scramble into the new season
The SIGC men welcomed in the New Year by playing a standard scramble Saturday, Jan. 3, where everyone was in the foursome played the best shot from tee to in the hole.
Fifty per cent of the lowest handicap player’s strokes were subtracted at the end to determine final scores.
The winners were Bob Cushman, Skipp Tutor, Dave Bugby and Guy Tober with a score of 54.5. They had six birdies on the back nine and no bogies on their entire round.
Tober hit a drive three inches from the hole on the par three 3rd hole. It was a mixed blessing he said because if it had gone in for a hole in one, he would have had to buy a round of drinks for all players.
Cushman had his chipper working well and provided several short putts for the team. Tutor really came alive on the back nine and he and Bugby hit long drives which enabled the foursome to be on the green, or very close in regulation.
In second place with a final score of 58.5 was the foursome of Tony Baldino, Jim Purviance, Bob Richlin and Al Krause.
They said that they all played well from tee to green and that in spite of some putting troubles they managed to do all right. It was the third week in a row that Baldino has been in second place and he said he was never going to get his picture in the paper.
There was a tie for third place with two teams scoring a 59. The foursome of Fred Zimmer, Phil Pilibosian, Jack Schmidt and Bill Sartoris were awarded third after a scorecard playoff on the back nine put them 2 strokes ahead of Allen Johnson, Fred St. Pierre Roger Cogswell and David Smith.
Two natural birdies accounted for the difference.