A pretournament tournament was held in Booneville, California at the one and only Anderson Valley Brewery Company, the home of Poleeko Gold Pale Ale and Summer Solstic Cerveza Crema (in a can). The Trees Group (or Resinators) consisted of: Mr. Intermediate DMoney, Oscar's Daddy, Mr. Epic, GRoney, and ArvinJulius. The Queens or "The Kid and Dog Group" consisted of: moi the dentist, Big Arm Hemmings, Mr. Dizzle, Chenzo (my girlfriend drives a Vespa and works at a Bakery...is this Italy or Fort Bragg?).
As the title of this post reveals the day belonged to Big Arm and Roney. HemHaw shot an impressive -7 (even with his handicap) and GMoney shot an also impressive -3 (even with his handicap). The playoff saw both contestants birdie hole 3 (the orginal hole 1) in impressive fashion. GMoney parked it 20 feet out and HemHaw hit a big 40 foot putt (how far was the putt Heminngs?). Which brings us to hole 4 (the original hole 2). GMoney shoots first and in an unlikely turn of events he attempts to hyzer it around that pesky tree but low and behold Rex, who was sleeping in the tree, grabbed G's disc and held it up in the tree resulting in an unfortunate 4. Hemmings throws his putter straight at it but at this point Rex was down from the tree and knocked HemHaw's disc right into the tree. Hemmings lays up and pars out and wins the pretournament tournament.
Rex...opps I mean Rye Bread challenges the dentist to a bagtag challenge unfortunately Rye Bread has been eating too much candy on his recent trip back East and ends up on his back in the dental chair. The Dentist shoots 3 under and Bread shoots 3 or 4 over.
Can someone post the rest of the scores?
Lets get the party started...I will see y'all next weekend at the BeerFling! P.S. Does anyone have an oversized (big) tent that I can fit my airmattress in?
LETS GO MCFC!
Sunday, August 29, 2010
In his search for the finest, softest and most luxurious sod, Rex discovered paradise. Surprisingly, Rex's heaven on Earth was located at a nursery and gardening center in Farmingdale, NY (Home of the Fightin' Dalers). Rex was sent out to the Starkey Landscaping Depot on official business by the NYC Department of Things Golfy. He had spent the better part of a year in search of the perfect tee box surface. There were many others like him; looking for putting greens, fairways and even some straw-like rough. Rex liked working with others, but when it came to tee box grass, he could only work alone. Unlike the others, Rex wanted to see the grass grown out. He didn't like the stressed out, short, over-fertilized look of putting grass. He knew that many courses have been using this grass for tee-boxes and it enraged him. "How could the same turf be used for such different applications", Rex thought. Rex preferred to lay in grass about two to three inches tall and imagine it mowed perfectly to 3/8". Rex had found many adequate sods, but not the one that would end his search, that is not until he arrived at the garden center on this particular day.
Rex wandered the aisles for hours checking out potential yardage markers such as Rhododendron (pink, white and yellow), Fuchsia, Calalilys (for around the sprinkler heads), and even some gorgeous Rock Rose (which he intended to use in his own yard). He checked out the latest in fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides as well as the fine assortment of potting soils and planting mixes. Finally he found himself in the area of Sod samples. He didn't need to look long before he found it. Soft, luscious, elegant and sweet. As Rex laid down in the grass (as he always did, to confirm its characteristics), a puff of powder billowed up. Rex's eyelids grew heavy and just as an associate came running over shaking his head and trying to tell Rex to stand up, Rex could not make out what he was saying, he just fell into a deep, comforting, easy, Sleep.
No longer restrained by his body, Rex flew freely through the store, out the front entrance and into the open sky. He flew west and watched the buildings grow larger and taller until he was over mid-town Manhatten and had to dodge the Empire State Building. Passing the city he was instantly over the saltmarsh of the Meadowlands in Eastern New Jersey. As he traveled he saw the forested hills of the Poconos in Pennsylvania. These hills gave way to the Ohio and Mississippi river valleys. He now needed to gain elevation because despite the flat landscape he knew the Great Continental Divide of the Rocky Mountains was coming up. Up over the Rockies, through the great western desert and finally over the spine of the Sierra Nevada and Rex was where his mind was taking him... Mendocino. A small, quaint Victorian village on the north coast of California and Rex decided to take a break in a nice field with a view of the Point Cabrillo Light House to the north and Grey Whales breaching to the west. His meditation was broken by a shout of "Shister!". What Rex saw only lasted a brief moment. There were men, dressed in drab, earth-tones. Their hooded sweatshirts and sturdy hiking sneakers seemed to be some sort of uniform. Rex saw them throwing frisbees at a cage ringed with chains. When one of them landed in the cage and cheered for a Birdie, Rex was astonished. Birdie means one less than par and par is on a golf course. What is this game?
"Wake up sir", the pimple faced sales associate said. Rex tried to convey his vision to all of the people around him. "They were playing golf without clubs and balls. Just thin wide hockey pucks." Rex knew he could never teach these New Yorkers about this game, so off to work he went, supplying sod for tee boxes and never again tried to share his dream of the Perfect Game.
Friday, August 27, 2010
its happening again this year. sure to have a larger turnout. its gonna go down oct 23rd, i got some flyers to give yall. and big news is 50% off cabins. and night rounds. Lunch will be provided again. Franny will bring cookies!! We got to represent its on the mendo coast after all
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
In a thrilling playoff, Erin pulled out the victory on Sunday by edging out AJ on the second playoff hole. AJ's drive at the top of the world missed the uprights by a scant three inches, and after both players bogied, Erin made AJ pay by knocking down a 40-foot putt on the next playoff hole, hole 8, for the win! Both players made it into the playoff by shooting a strong 4 under their handi in windy but shockingly sun-drenched conditions. It was Erin's first victory in a number of months, but proved that under the right conditions, even a 7-under handicapper can win. Great 11 down under adverse conditions, Erin!
By the way, E, AJ asked me if the C course was up on the blog. I believe you said it was, but it doesn't look to be listed with the A and B course maps?
Monday, August 16, 2010
Just a quick post to let all who were rendered sleepless by fear of another Ryebread three-peat that you can rest safely once again--the honor of the MCFC (yes, you heard me, MCFC) was successfully defended on this windy Sunday, despite a strong effort by the aforementioned Mr. Bread. The scores below:
Jim: -11 and the win
Monday, August 9, 2010
Since the inaugural MFC tournament back in 2006 only one player has achieved the sought after and extremely fickle three tournament wins in three weeks. There have been a few back to back wins which triggered a landslide of attention, but with the exception of one, all of these attempts have landed wide of their target. The only successful run was made by the author of this post. As it is my style, I will now address the reader directly concerning this record/fact. When I completed the coveted threepete, there was little fanfare as we were a young organization and could not have understood how momentous an occasion we were taking part in. I can say from my perspective that my threepete was made possible by the slow working out of fair handicaps. At that time I was just beginning to find a stroke as I had only played this game for less than a year and was only just starting to take it seriously. My handicap at the beginning of the run was +4 and worked down to +2 for the third game. I was playing much more inconsistently and happened to find my stroke for three weeks. I think my third win was with a -5 (-7 handicapped), and looking back I think that win was huge for my bourgeoning game. I do recognize that the circumstances surrounding handicaps allowed for my threepete. The only way to achieve this feat of strength and stamina is to play three rounds in a row with better and better results as you go. With players in the low handicaps (-6/-7), this becomes a daunting task. Can someone throw in the middle to high double digits three weeks in a row? Circumstances will always come into play. Last week I won with a -5 (-2 handicapped). No one played a stellar game, and what I look at as a decent round took the match. If there had been 15 players, I would never have stood a chance. I remember both Davey and Nate Dog going for the third and having huge turnouts that can easily drown out a decent round and require your absolute best. I consider myself lucky for the first. I scored a -10 (-7 handicapped) this sunday and had no real challenge from the field. This was my second double digit win within a month and I know my handicap will reflect it. Now, unlike the first time, I will have to work through a much tougher handicap and hopefully a much larger turnout to achieve the unachievable again. I look forward to all challengers next sunday as I will be playing my best and will put any skepticism to rest as to the circumstances of the allusive THREEPETE.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
hey guys i sure have missed you all. ive been up north seeing music and hangin with my family. i hope all'yall are doing great, anyone want to go to tahoe to play a nor cal series tourney at bijou a super fun course. i am super excitesd for it as i have now rose to 3rd place overall in the nor cal series in the int division, im really hoping we can make a mfc roadtrip out of it.lets do it, i wont be at sunday tourney again cause its frannys bday and we are going to go float down the russian river. i will prob give yall a call to see if i can spark some interest in the tahoe trip