Tag: MPMGA

The 2017 President’s Cup belongs to Dean Hampton

Left to right: Dean Hampton, Special Events Director David Cohen, President Bob Eder

Bob Edelblut The MPMGA Men’s Club held this year’s President’s Cup Tournament on Wednesday, March 30 and Thursday, March 31. Once again the Preserve and MountainView Golf Clubs provided all the challenge the contestants could handle and as all of you know so well Mother Nature was also a factor. A bit of everything described…

MPMGA 2017 Member-Member Match Play champions

Left to right: David Cohen (Special Event Director), Tim Ward, President Bob Eder; not shown, Tony Van Natter

Bob Edelblut The MPMGA Member Member Match Play Tournament began on Thursday, March 2, and if nothing interfered with the plan it would be completed before the club’s monthly luncheon on March 31. All fingers were crossed. The tournament’s format did not change from prior years. Fifty two-man teams, 100 players, grouped into six flights,…

John Kraus records his first hole-in-one

Bob Edelblut Hole-in-One number two for the MPMGA happened a mere 14 days after the ice had been broken. John Kraus, playing at SaddleBrooke Ranch on February 16, scored his first ever hole-in-one on the fourteenth hole. Congratulations! What an experience! His playing partners John Bidegain, Ted Knapp and Jerry Westra performed the witness function.…

Jerry Westra cranks up the Hole-in-One Train

Bob Edelblut Some were beginning to wonder if something awful had happened to the MPMGA’s Hole-in-One Train. Tons of golf was played in January and not a single hole-in-one was reported. Were we heading into a drought, some asked? Jerry Westra quieted all the naysayers on Thursday, February 2 at The Preserve Golf Club. It…

The 2017 Pima Cup season is underway

Bob Edelblut By mid-March the MPMGA had already played in four Pima Cup events. Look at this schedule: December 6 at the La Paloma Country Club, January 25 at the Forty Niners Golf Club, February 27 at the Highlands at Dove Mountain and March 6 at the SaddleBrooke Golf Course. Great courses and equally great…

2017 Ryder Cup Face Off

Bob Edelblut The Ryder Cup, like the name implies, mimics the PGA’s Ryder Cup format. In this tournament the MPMGA and the SMGA have the opportunity to showcase their very best golfers. Each Men’s Club puts together a team with 15 of its lowest handicap players and one of its resident professionals. Yes, all these…

Bubba Hawkins vintage 2017

The field is waiting for Rennie’s final instructions.

Bob Edelblut This year’s Bubba Hawkins Tournament was hosted by the MPMGA and the club’s Tournament Director David Cohen asked Rennie Temple if he would volunteer to run the event. I believe that Rennie was truly made an offer that he could not turn down—got the picture? Of course, he accepted and to his credit…

Kids’ Closet Golf Balls founder Jim Handrigan takes his bow

One picture is worth a thousand words. Thank you, Jim.

Bob Edelblut Thursday, January 26 was The MountainView-Preserve Men’s Club first luncheon meeting of the new year. Old Man Weather tried as best he could to freeze the field but our experienced organizers acted quickly to modify the event thus insuring that the buffet line and business discussions would begin and end on time. Cheers!…

Warren Tiahrt takes his seat on the hole-in-one train

Bob Edelblut It is really quite amazing the number of holes-in-one members of the MPMGA have recorded this year. Warren Tiahrt made it 16 on Saturday, November 12 at the Preserve Golf Club. This must be some kind of record! Warren’s playing partner Nick Nicholas said after Warren hit his shot, that he thought it…

Steve Bender 2016 winner of the Tournament of Champions

Bob Edelblut The weekly schedule said that the finals for the Tournament of Champions would be played on November 17. This schedule is sacred and nothing, well almost nothing, will cause it to be compromised. Get the picture? There were several situations including the weather forecast that almost caused this popular event to be rescheduled.…