Willow Creek

25 Hearty Souls showed up to play Willow Creek today despite the threat of inclement weather.  The weather held off until most had 11 or 12 holes in.   Willow Creek treated us to there usual great luncheon fare and provided a 18 hole “rain check”.  Overall it was a good day!

Willow Creek this Tuesday

Nine Players are currently signup to play Willow Creek on Tuesday. As a guest on a private course we like to respond with a good turnout.
There are many senior groups in North Houstonbut we are unique in that we play several private courses and lunch is included.  Amoco golf is team game with its ownrules.   A long-time member mentionedlast week that the payout formula has existed for over 23 years.  We would like to keep it going and as DerrylYork mentioned at the luncheon more pairing volunteers are needed. Weather permitting, we will play two low net on thefront.  On the back play, two low net with a Modified Shambleon par 4 & 5’s.  Hit your ball on ballon par 3’s and use three low net.   Team Par is 146 for the Honest Johncompetition. I would appreciate an early sign up as I have meetings onMonday evening. My cell is 713.306.3605. email: robert.dahl@sbcglobal.net 

Amoco Pairings for the April

Mike Holy has passed the Amoco Pairings Baton to me for April. Mike mentioned in his last note that one the advantages to doing pairings is selecting teams and games. I’m not sure about teams but I will take full advantage of adding “twists” to our game format. In my youth (before 70 ) we would play: round robin, snake, wolf and 3 clubs/putter. There are others and would appreciate input. Past experience has shown that our group have scoring difficulty with differing formats. Therefore I will attempt to select a format that at least one person in the pairing is familiar.

Tuesday we are playing at Windrose. The course is in good condition with good April weather expected. I will have one minor twist to our regular format and ask for input for the rest of the month.

Hope to see you Tuesday

Regards, Bob Dahl

WOOPS! – MISTAKES WERE MADE AT CYPRESSWOOD

A great day to play the Traditions course, but someone stuck us on the “white” tees instead of the “silver” ones. There were 33 players, a course in good condition, a nice lunch and nine teams competing for the championship. Scores ranged from 117 to 129 with par being 144. It was announced at the lunch that the team of Keeling, Ayo-Vaugh, Canning, and Quance were the big winners, carding out the fivesome of Holy, Henrickson, Maggard, Madden and his nephew Tom L. Unfortunately, after everyone left a reexamination of the scorecards showed the Holy team as the winner and the Keeling team finishing second. We will review the “end-of-round” procedures and apply the appropriate disciplinary measures to those involved.
Playoff rules established by USGA are best *net* (1) back nine; (2) last six holes; (3) last three holes; (4) last hole.
Closest to the pin today were Mr. Ayo-Vaugh on no. 8 (170-yds), about 10-feet from the pin and Mr. David Walsh on no. 14 (140-yds) about 12-ft from the pin. Excellent shots with the windy conditions.

Learn Website Building anyone?

I’ve often thought our ARGG group information systems (email, registration, and website) are too tied up in my hands (Chuck Dugand).  I don’t mind, but I’m one of you and I know s!.*+ happens.  Do any of you have a secret desire to build your own website?  I can get you started, and in the mean time you could act as my ARGG backup.  I’d give you access to our systems, and show you how it all works together.  Let me know if that interests you.  I guarantee this is not rocket science. 

Pairings for March 21 – High Meadow Ranch

With this website post we’re inaugurating a new way of distributing our pairings. Instead of a direct email we’re post the pairings on the web site and allowing our mailchimp email system to pick up the post and send it out to everyone on its scheduled scan of the website at 8pm. Hopefully this works alright. To get the pairings simply click on the link to the site, and you’ll find the pairings attached to the post…at the end.
For High Meadow Ranch we’ll play our standard two-low net on the front and scramble on the back.pdf icon AmocoPairings-Master_2017-Ver2.pdf

Don’t Miss Out

So far we’ve only got 16 signed up for  High Meadow Ranch this next Tuesday. If you do want to play it helps immensely if you sign up early so we can give the club an accurate estimate of the number of players. They need to block off tee times and prepare our lunch. Please sign up now. Thanks.