Senior Four-Ball Net Championship
Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, 2016 at Temecula Creek Inn (Creek/Oaks)
This event is open to two-person teams with an active handicap index. All participants must be the age of 50 and above. Members with handicap indexes greater than 24.4 will play to a 24.4 for the championship. Players do not need to belong to the same SCGA club. The championship is a 36-hole event, there is no qualifying as all entries are on a first come, first served basis.
2015 Event Recap
The San Juan Hills GC duo of Scott Barrie and Michael Pastore emerged victorious in the 9th annual SCGA Senior Four-Ball Net Championship at Talega GC.
After finishing the final round tied with David Hamdorf and Hector Amaya of San Clemente MGC, the title was determined by a card-off. With both teams shooting a total of 121, the tie was broken using the USGA suggested method of matching scorecards on Holes 10-18, for which Barrie/Pastore had 31 to Hamdorf/Amaya's 34.
Barrie and Pastore found themselves eight shots off the lead heading into the final day, chasing a blistering 54 posted by Elden Peterson and Richard Erskine of Shellback GC. However, the eventually champions found a way to claw back and shoot a final round 59 to go along with their opening round 62.
Finishing tied for second were George Fisher/Dennis Bein (Upland Hills GC) and Kenny Hussain (Sandpiper GC) / Patrick Hussain (Golf Southern Cal Club) who shot identical rounds of 60 - 62. Rounding out the top five was Peterson/Erskine who cooled off to shoot a final round 69.
Thank you for the tournament. I liked the course. I thought it was challenging. Apparently the first day leaders did not find it as challenging. I find it hard to believe that people with an 18 handicap would have shot even par on that course scratch. I play with two 5 handicappers and they shot 74 each scratch. I could believe that but an 18 handicapper doing better than that was amazing. I don’t doubt their score I doubt their handicap. Also you keep saying that you will adjust the handicaps if something is not right. Quit saying that it doesn’t happen.
The course was rude to the players. they did not find it necessary to have any drinking water out on the course, either provided for sale by a cart person or by leaving water in buckets on the course. I have had courses do it both ways. The days were very hot and on the back nine there was little cover from the sun and nothing to drink.
For dinner the SCGA provided dinner. Half way through the dinner the meat was gone. It took 15 minutes to get any meat out to the players. I j hope Talega is not considered again for another tournament.