2023 Alpine Bay Golf Club Champion (Chris Robertson)
2023 Club Championship Wrap Up
We have officially completed our (2023 Summer Season Tournament Series) with the Alpine Bay Golf, Club Championship.
We had an amazing 64 members to compete. The weather was beautiful on both days although it was pretty warm on up into the day, but that’s what you expect in August in Alabama.
The course was in great shape with lots of grass in the fairways. That seemed to have limited some of the distance on most of the golfers shots. The greens were in good shape and rolling at a fair speed.
The MGA (Men’s Golf Association) furnished breakfast on Saturday morning and fresh donuts on Sunday morning. A catfish lunch was prepared by the food truck, Traffic Jam on Saturday. PaPa John’s furnished pizza for all the golfers and workers on Sunday afternoon.
We had 10 members to move back to the Blue tees and compete for the ultimate prize of 2023 Club Champion. Congratulations to Chris Robertson for capturing the title. Chris shot a 73 on the final day to move ahead of the field. He had a two day total score of 153. He finished two strokes ahead of Jeff Bullen. Chris was awarded with the $1000.00 check and his name on the Club Champion trophy. In the net division of the Championship Flight Max Whitfield finished in 1st place with a net total 144. Cory Baird came in 2nd with a net 146
The 2023 Ladies Champion is Michele Whisman. Michele finished three strokes ahead of Patti Wilcox to take the title. Patti came in 1st place on the Net portion of play. We had seven ladies to compete for the title. We want to see that number grow before next year’s event,
Shane Harris was the winner in the 1st Flight. Shane shot a two day score of 159 to distance himself from the remaining 11 members that were in his flight. Eric Smith finished in 2nd place. On the Net score the 1st place title went to Steven Powell with a net total of 136 and 2nd place went to Andy Payant with a net 139.
There were 16 members in the Senior Division. Moe Bassett successfully reclaimed the title of Senior Division Champion. Moe fired a two day total of 144 to edge out Harry Gaither by one shot. On the net side, Tony Parton finished in 1st place with a net of 136 and 2nd place went to Ken Roe with a net score of 142.
In the Super Senior Division, Bobby Denty edged out Mike Sweatman on a call back to take the Super Senior title. Both golfers finished with a two day total of 149. We had 19 members in the Super Senior division. Third place went to Tony Evans. On the net side, John Harris came in 1st place with a net score of 135. Doug Macmurdo finished in 2nd and Jim Gorman took 3rd. Doug netted a 143 and Jim also had a 143. Doug won the callback on #18 to take 2nd.
The proximity prizes for closest to the pin on all par 3s were as follows. Day 1 #4 went to Mike Gardner. #8 went to Moses Ngirailab, #14 Chuck Daugherty and #17 went to Jim Gorman. Day 2, #4 Mike Sweatman, #8 Max Whitfield, #14 R D McDonald and #17 went to Mike Sweatman.
Dirk Walker professional art gallery donated three magnificent paintings and Ace Hardware in Pell City donated a pellet grille. They were given away during the awards ceremony. Shane Cleckler, Bill Cotney and Jimmy Ray each won a painting and Andy Payant won the pellet grill.
We had $3160.00 in the MGA bonus pot. Each member that had competed in a minimum of 24 dogfights this year was awarded a portion of the total. If you are one of the eligible members, it was added to your club credit at the course. We had 36 golfers in the club championship that qualified.
Once again, thanks to all the staff in the clubhouse and on the grounds crew for all that you do for Alpine Bay. We are blessed to have a fantastic staff. Thanks to the volunteers that help out in any way that we ask. You all are very special to us and we really do appreciate each one of you.