2023 Ladies Club Champion

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.



Final Results from our 2023 Clear Creek Classic

We had a full field of 44 teams this year. The weather was typical late July weather. HOT on Saturday but we did get a few showers on Sunday and most of the golfers said it was a welcome relief from the heat.

The teams were Flighted after Saturday’s rounds and we wound up with five Flights. The Championship Flight was led by a score of 54. There were 11 teams in the Championship flight with the 54 pacing the field followed by 10 scores ranging from 58-60. The 1st flight had seven teams with scores of 61 or 62. The 2nd flight posted scores of 63 & 64 and there were nine teams on that flight. 3rd flight scores (10 teams) were ranging from 65 to 67and the remaining seven teams were in the 4th flight.

The 4th flight winners were the team of Lineberry, Dorsett and Payant with a two day total of 135. The 2nd place team of Lynn, Miller and Cook also posted a 135 but lost in the call back from hole #18.  These two teams also won the Calcutta. The Calcutta payback was based on Sunday’s rounds only. Lineberry’s team shot a 64 on Sunday and Lynn’s team posted a 67.

The 3rd flight winners were as follows. Hardin, Williams and McCullars finished in 1st place with a two day total of 127. 2nd place went to the team of Haithcock, Haithcock and Emmerson with a total of 129. The team of Smith, Hurst and Coughran finished in 3rd with a 130. Team Hardin and team Haithcock split 1st & 2nd in the Calcutta with a total of 62. There was a three way tie for 3rd with a total of 64.

The 2nd flight was won by the team of Galloway, Robertson & Vinios. They posted a two day total of 121. They also took 1st place in the Calcutta with a 58. 2nd place went to Fulmer, Fulmer & Sanford. They posted a two day score of 123. They also finished 2nd in the Calcutta with a 60. The team of Henson, Hardy & Smith finished 3rd in the tournament with a 124.

1st flight winners were Friday, McArthur & Head with a 120. Guy, Batson & Whitfield also posted a 120 but lost the call back to finish in 2nd. These two teams also tied for the Calcutta with scores of 59.

The Clear Creek Classic Champions are the team of Strange, Bradley and Cambre. They posted a two day total of 112. 2nd place went to the team of Williams, Kirk & Smith with a score of 117. 3rd place went to Simmons, McClung & Prentice with a 118. 4th place went to Whitfield, Hathorne & Isbell with a 119. Strange and Williams teams split the 1st place Calcutta money with a Sunday total of 58. 3rd place went to team Whitfield.

We had eight proximity winners. Closest to the pin winners on day 1 went to B G Simmons, Jeremy McCullars, Clay Coughran and Chris Robertson. Day 2 winners were Leslie Hurst, Carey Potter, Brian Galloway and Jon Reeder.

The Clear Creek Classic paid out over $37,000.00 in cash for this tournament. Thanks to all of the teams for participating and thanks to all of our hole sponsors for making this possible. Most of all thanks to the entire staff at Alpine Bay Golf and all of the people that volunteered you’re their time to help us out. The course was in great shape and the clubhouse staff was spot on for the entire weekend.