Tournament Recap
Last Updated: 07/19/17
THE DIDRIKSON - July 27, 2017
Babe Didrikson Zaharias, who had already proven her athletic abilities gaining world fame in Track and Field and All American status in basketball.  She played oirganized baseball and softball and was an expert diver, rolller-skater and bowler.  She won two Gold Medals and a Silver for Track and Field in the 1932 L.A. Olypics.  She began playing golf in 1935 and tried to enter local/club tournaments but was denied amateur status so in 1938 she competed in the L.A. Open, a PGA event held at our two Griffith Park courses.  Although she shot 81 and 84, missing the cut, she was still the only women to play in a men's event until Sorenstam, Whaley and Wie tried it nearly 6 decades later.  Babe went on to become America's first female golf celebrity and leading player of the 1940's and early 50's.  Although she missed the cut in 1938, she made the cut in every  other PGA event that she entered.  In 1945 she played in three PGA tournaments.  She shot 76-76 to qualify for the L.A. Open and then shot 76-81 to make the cut, making her the first and currently the only women to make the cut in a regular PGA Tournament event. She also made the cut in the Phoenix and Tucson opens finishing in 33rd ad 42nd place.  Unllike other female golfers competing in men's events, she got into tournaments through 36 hole qualifiers and not Sponsor's exemtions.   

Our Results...

 Away Tournament Recap - Soule Park - Ojai - 4-2-16

Although it may have our smallest tournament turnout ever (only 15 members) just about everyone wants to try it again next year.  The greens were really tough to read for many of us (but not all) since there were many birdies to off set the doubles.tripples and even a quad.  Our GAC rep, Miles Warner must have thought the place was a breeze with a 4 under, net 68, (unofficial until the results are posted) including a gross; eagle, birdie and the dreaded tripple.  The next best net score was a 73 by Ron Brunsell with 1 bird and one tripple and the rest pars and boggs.  Our gross scores ranged from 82 to 104 but everyone thought that we could knock off 4-5 strokes if we played it again. Till next year

Tournament Recap - The Bambino -  February 5, 2016

While The Northeast was getting hammered by a late winter snow storm, Los Angeles was warm and sunny.  Our Harding course was playing like the Babe lived, Hard and Fast with the greens running at Pro like speed.  Our scores were as high as the temperature with many of our better players being humbled by the fast greens, (don't be above the hole). 

Speaking of high scores;  there were two different players who recorded a ten on their cards and eight others had a 9 along with a total of twenty 8's being written...that's a lot of four putts or worse.  On the other side of the coin; there were a total of 34 birdies with Carter Hoss our youngest member (at 17 with a zero index), Keith Prendergast and our immediate Past President - Huy Dang recording three each.  Then there was Errol Romney who eagled #17 which partially made up for his ten on #6 and an eight on #16. 

The unofficial best scores included:
A flight - The BOSS - Chuck Ruiz with a 2 over 74 gross and Carter Hoss with a 75.  Tamim Mohammad shot a net 72.
B flight - Albert Grant shot a great 84 for Low Gross with Paul Stephenson having a 75 Net.
C flight - Robert Stone, continues his good play from last year with a gross 85 while the 80 year old, Silver Fox, Dan Sniegowski shot a low net 70.

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