Tag: MPMGA

The MPMGA Club champ for 2017 is Bob Elder

Bob Edelblut The MPMGA played its Club Championship this year on November 8 and 9. On day one the competition took place at The Preserve Golf Club and on day two it shifted to the MountainView Golf Club. This year the field was 76 players and they were assigned to a flight based primarily on…

The MPMGA’s Desert Classic Member Guest results

Left to right: Joe Oczak, Roland Dell, Mike Ewing, David Cohen

Bob Edelblut If you were allowed behind the curtains and could observe for just a moment all that it takes to make our Desert Classic Member Guest the highlight that it has become you would be exhausted. Believe me, the small army of volunteers putting this event together worked tirelessly for many months so that…

Pima Cup matches resume for the MPMGA

Bob Edelblut Every golfer for miles around knows just how unfriendly the weather has been in our area this spring. Remember the wind? Monday, April 17 was different. Clear blue skies, temperatures in the low 80s and not a whisper of wind; a perfect day for a Pima Cup Match hosted by the Ventana Canyon…

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…