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Sanibel Island Golf Club Men play a Skins Game

By Staff | Feb 3, 2015

Sanibel Island Golf Club PHOTO PROVIDED

Due to some rain and the prospect of uncertain weather, several of the SIGC men cancelled on Saturday, Jan. 24.

However eleven brave souls said “let’s play”. So the scheduled four man best ball was called off and instead the eleven played a skins game.

That is where there must be a single low ball clear winner on each hole. For example, if there are two net par 4s on a hole there is no winner.

Since there are many players with the same net scores on each hole, there are very few skins awarded. Eighty percent handicaps were applied to each player to determine final scores.

Roger Triftshauser was the winner with three skins, including a double eagle on the 18th hole. Jim Hopson was second with two skins (he had a lesson during the week and said it helped a lot).

Buddy Long and Dave Bugby tied for third with one skin each. Fortunately, the rain held off and the “Ocean’s Eleven” had a good time!