This spring is certainly different from last. Because of the virus, socializing is severely limited. That means four carts instead of two for each four-some, no lunch in the Roadrunner, no stops at the pro shop, no invitational tournament, and so on. One thing stays the same, though. The Niners love playing golf and continue to do so. One event that was still held was the Club Championship tournament.
The Club Championship is a multi-day competition with one overall low gross winner named “Club Champion.” Flight winners were determined by Stableford points. The flights were determined by the tournament chair using the handicap effective on the first day of the event.
Play began on March 17 on the Catalina course. The tournament continued on March 19 on the Tucson course. The final round was played on the SaddleBrooke course on March 24. There were 15 players competing in two flights.
Congratulations to Debbie Thompson, our 2020 Club Champion with a low gross score of 154.
In the Prickly Pear flight, Sheryl Nugent won 1st place with 53 Stableford points.
Theresa Mares also had 53 Stableford points for 2nd place in that flight. The tie was broken by comparing the scores in the 3rd round.
In the Saguaro flight, Terry Hoffman placed 1st in with 56 Stableford points. Hedy Gryszan placed second with 46.
The Niners would like to give a big thank you to our pros, shop staff, and rangers who maintain order under these strange circumstances.