And the Amigos Golf Club Champion is.....Doug Heller....Again!
Eddie Ramirez wins B Flight Gross Championship powered by Four Birdies!
Amigos Golf Club at Camarillo Springs
B Flight Net and Gross Champions David Lemus and Eddie Ramirez
The 2018 Amigos golf club championship went underway at the beautiful, but challenging golf course at Camarillo Springs. As John Deal put in an email message, "It was truly a challening day. Fairways were fair if you could find them, but the rough sucked!" It was so tough that A flight scores matched the usual B flight scores and B flight scores matched the C flight scores and the C flight...well I guess you can imagine the difficultiness of Camarillo Springs did to some of our fragile egos. It was a lot of fun as the recent heat wave subsided just a little to make the course a tiny bit more enjoyable.
Doug Heller shot an atypical 40 on the front nine and manage to hold off Goose Golfer and upstart Jaime Lopez to claim his spot as Amigos Golf Club Champion, again. Doug finished his last 3 holes one under and "sealed the deal" for first place with a total score of 79. Goose ran into trouble on the 14th and took a double bogey and another on the 17th before finishing with a birdie on number 18 to post a hard fought 81. "Too little too late" as we all have heard before, but the real sad luck story was Jaime Lopez, who was cruising stroke for stroke with Doug and Goose. Jaime Lopez shot 4 over par the last 4 holes to limp out of contention and finish a distant 3rd place with 83. Jaime, in all fairness, is still one of the "happy go lucky" amigos of our club.
B Flight champion Eddie Ramirez posted an 80 to narrowly beat runner- up John Trueba by one stroke. Eddie shot 2 over on his last four holes which included a birdie on number 16 to help him win the B flight Gross Championship. John Trueba double bogeyed on 15 and almost tied Eddie with a birdie putt that just missed going in by inches on the final hole of play. Nacho Corral Jr. also went three over on his last 2 holes. The double bogey on number 18 did not help make Nacho feel any better, however, the 3rd place money payout is a start.
Better luck next time for all of our members who competed and tons of laughter and gratitude for being a part of a fun bunch of amigos that love to compete, love to play golf and, more importantly, love being a part of our club.
David Lemus took top honors as the B flight 2018 Net Champion with a very nice 71 to edge out Scotty Wells, Fernando Perez, and Mik Baer all 3 strokes back. " I took someone's advice to play smart and get out of trouble, instead of always going for the miracles shots" David says. That advice serve him well as he took a nice first place cash payout for his efforts.
Net flights are a very good way of leveling the playing field for everyone. High handicappers can compete with everyone with a lower handicap and with their success, they always get better. Well at least, that's what Amigo Nation would like to believe. So to all of you high handicappers, keep hacking away- we were all once in your shoes. Keep practicing, keep playing smart like our 2018 B flight Net Champion David Lemus. We're all waiting for you down here in the lower indexes.
It took 2 scheduled club tournament Money Shot putting contests to finally crown a winner at Camarillo Springs. The two winners were Joe Puga and Goose Golfer.
In May the golf course was not conducive for our usual Money Shot contest prior to the start of the tournament. The putting green was not close to the first tee box so our Money Shot coordinator decided to have the contest after our club tournament. The turn- out was low as we only had 11 Amigos participate in the putting events. Hats off to Nacho as he planned out one of the toughest putts in Amigo Nation recent memory, it was close to a 40 feet two tiered hole and with a nasty 6 feet break from right to left at the end. There was no winner that day.
That was then.
Now, Camarillo Springs golf course putting green gave up two winners within 5 minutes. First it was Joe then it was Goose who was only the third participant of the day who knocked down the putts for quick cash. They both split $100 for their putting prowess. Nacho Corral Jr. our "Money Shot" coordinator set up a long difficult uphill 50 footer with a snap left turn a few feet of the hole.
Nacho Corral Jr. lamented, " I just wished our members weren't so chickenpooped and would have kept competing in the Money Shot!" Amigo Nation has no comment. It is what it is, though it sounds apropos.