As we enter a new year, we certainly hope that 2021 will bring a new outlook to what was a strange 2020. The future looks good for Alpine Bay as we continue a slow growth in membership and public play. The golf course is in the best shape that it has been in several years. Our maintenance crew works very hard to insure a steady improvement in all of our facilities.

We hope that you will come and experience this hidden jewel designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. The course is fair and challenging to golfers of all ages and skill levels. We also have a membership rate that is attractive to potential members. If you are interested in becoming a member of our course you can contact us at (256) 268-2920.

If your organization is looking for a good source of fundraising, you should consider a benefit tournament at Alpine Bay. Our staff will work with and assist you with the planning and preparation of hosting your tournament.

As we enter the last month of this crazy year 2020, our golf course is a good place to for you to visit. Our greens are really good and the speed is excellent. If you are looking to play a quality Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed course with breaking your bank account, you should consider playing at Alpine Bay.

2020 Black Friday Yellow Ball results

We had 40 golfers in our Yellow Ball Dogfight. We divided the golfers into 10, four golfer teams.   Ten Yellow balls went out and eight Yellow balls made it back to the clubhouse. The team of Jeff Bullen, Missy Bullen, Bud Culverhouse and Tommy Griffin won both the Dogfight and the Yellow ball tournament. They finished +10 on their dogfight points and they finished +5.25 above their Yellow Ball points for a cash prize of $400.00. 2nd place in the dogfight went to the team of Moses Ngirailab, Eric Smith, Buddy Butterworth and Jack Sellers. They finished +8 above their points and they also finished in 3rd place in the Yellow Ball event at + 2.5. They won a total of $200.00. 3rd place in the dogfight and 2nd place in the Yellow Ball went to the team of Mike Sweatman, Jan Sweatman, Patti Wilcox and Tony Parton. They were +5 in the dogfight and +3.5 in the Yellow Ball for a payout of $200.00.

There were four CTPs that paid $20.00ea and they were as follows: CTP #4 Patti Wilcox, #8 Jeff Bullen, #14 Rodney Guy and #17 Leslie Hurst. We had $200.00 in the skins pot and there were six skins. Ken Roe had 2, (holes 5 & 15) Moses had one, ( hole 2) Jeff Bullen had 2, (8 & 13) and Harry Gaither had 1 on #5. They paid $33.00 each. Most over on their individual points went to Ken Roe with +9 and 2nd place went to Jeff Bullen at +7.

Pell City High School Soccer Program Tournament Results

We had 27 two golfer teams to participate in the Pell City High School scramble golf tournament this past Friday afternoon, Nov 20.

The tournament was post flighted with three nine team flights.

1st place in the Championship flight was the team of Randy (Hippie) Cleckler and Don Hopton Jones. They posted a score of 63. There were three teams that shot 63 and the results were determined by a call back from hole #18. 2nd place went to the team of Mike Sweatman and Terry Pruet.

1st place in the 2nd flight went to Ricky Lawson and Randy Curlee. 2nd place went to Mike Smith and Terry Brown.

1st place in the 3rd flight was Sam Willingham and Kristen Johnson. 2nd place went to the team of Higgins and Purdy.

The Closest to the pins were as follows; #4 went to Ricky Lawson, #8 went to Jan Parton; #14 went to Joe Haney and #17 went to Brandon Fincher. The longest putt on #18 went to Max Whitfield.

A special thanks to all the golfers and sponsors and also the staff at Alpine Bay Golf that made this a successful fund raiser for the Pell City High School soccer program.

 We had 48 MGA members to participate in the (No Entry Fee) MGA’s autumn dogfight. Two man teams were randomly drawn and each golfer was playing with their dogfight points. The team of Tony Evans and Morris Thomas took 1st place. They were 15 points above their assigned points total. They each won $150.00. 2nd place went to the team of Harry Gaither and Craig Herrod. They were +9pts and they each got $125.00 ea. 3rd went to Ray Ferguson and Doug MacMurdo at +8 for $100.00 ea. 4th was Manny Gooden and Stan Newton at +7 for $75.00 ea. There was a tie for 5th pl between the teams of Rusty Howard & Joe Haney and Matt Osborne & Brandon Fincher. Each team was +6. All prizes were awarded in clubhouse credit. Congratulations to the winners. The MGA furnished a $25.00 cash prize on all four par 3’s and also furnished $200.00 to the skins pot. Ray Ferguson won two of the CTPs, Jerry Latham and Rusty Howard won one each. There were only three skins won and they were worth $66.00ea. Harry Gaither birdied #4 for a skin. Joe Howard birdied #7 and Matt Hardin had the only birdie on #15 to get a skin.
We held a silent auction for this tournament and it generated an additional $1185.00 in cash that was also paid out.
The top two individuals in the tournament were automatically included in a shootout that took place immediately after the tournament. Harry Gaither and Ray Ferguson were top two golfers that elected to participate in the side pot. They were both +7. Six golfers were drawn from the optional $20.00 side pot to complete the field. Shane Cleckler, Jason Berry, Jerry Latham, Matt Hardin, Randy Martin and Brandon Fincher were the lucky ones drawn to complete the shootout field.
Two golfers were eliminated in each of the first two rounds of the shootout. One golfer was eliminated in each additional round. Matt Hardin and Randy Martin survived to make it to the final round. Matt outlasted Randy to win the shootout. Matt won $250.00 cash and the MGA is donating $250.00 to the charity of Center of Hope on Matt’s behalf. Randy won $150.00 cash and the MGA is donating $150.00 to the charity of Special Olympics on Randy’s behalf.
The optional $20.00 side pot also included ten tickets in this week’s Moon Pot. Brandon Fincher’s name was also drawn for the Moon Pot. Brandon received $100.00 cash and the chance to draw for the Rook card. Brandon drew the Red 2 and the Moon Pot increased to over $1700.00 for next week’s drawing.
Thanks to the golfers for participating and our staff that made this another successful event for the members of Alpine Bay Golf.
Tony Parton

We had 32 players in our Yellow Ball Dogfight on Labor Day. Sixteen Yellow Balls left the clubhouse and only 12 returned. The team of Ken Roe and Morris Thomas took 1st place with a +6.5 points. There was a tie for 2nd place between the teams of Nate Whitfield and Jack Sellers and the team of Brandon Fincher and Don Hopton-Jones. both teams were +2 with the Yellow Ball.  Roe and Thomas also won the regular dogfight at +11. The team of Johnny Brasher and Tony Parton finished second at +10.

We were honored to have the PTSD heroes fundraiser event at Alpine Bay on Labor Day. They were set up on hole #4. Each golfer could pay $10 each to the fundraiser and if all four golfers hit their ball onto the green, they were awarded $250.00 each in clubhouse credit. The foursome of Steve Giddens, David Paulon, Johnny Brasher and Tony Parton were fortunate enough to win the $1000.00 prize.

   2020 Alpine Bay Golf Club Champion, Joe Howard

2020 Alpine Bay Golf Club Championship Results

We had 62 golfers to participate in our Club Championship. We want to thank each one of you for playing and we hope that you enjoyed this event. The Club Championship should be the epic tournament each year. We have plans to make it bigger and better next year.

Congratulations to Joe Howard for becoming the Alpine Bay Golf 2020 Club Champion. Joe edged out Harry Gaither by one stroke to take the Championship. Harry finished second followed by Hippie Cleckler who finished in 3rd place. The net results were 1st Randy Cleckler and a three way tie for 2nd between Cole Fincher, Brandon Fincher and Ken Roe.

The 2020 Senior Champion is Bobby Denty . Bobby finished two shots ahead of 2nd place finisher Paul Woo. Jimmy Ray finished in 3rd place. The Seniors net winners were Sam Willingham in 1st place followed by Stan Newton and Gary Aultman.

The Super Senior Champion is Bud Culverhouse. Bud outlasted Leslie Hurst;  Jim Gorman came in 3rd place. The Super Senior net was won by John Rickards ; Wayne Strickland finished in 2nd place,

The 1st flight winner was Shane Harris followed by Chris Robertson. Randy Martin won the net portion of the 1st flight followed by Joe Haney who came in 2nd place.

Thanks to all of our staff, volunteers and sponsors for making this event successful.

Our next MGA sponsored tournament will be the MGA Season Ending dogfight. It is scheduled as of now for Saturday, Nov 7. You must be a member of the MGA in order to play in this tournament. We have several new members at Alpine Bay that have joined after the MGA had their membership drive. You must join prior to the pairings for the season ending tournament. The cost to join is $25.00 annually.

2020 Member/Guest Results

We had 38 teams to participate in our Member/Guest. After the day 1 results were calculated, the tournament committee broke down the scores and came up with five flights.  Day one was a best ball format and day two was a scramble format for all flights. The results are as follows.

Championship Flight 1st place went to the team of Jeff and John Bullen with a two day total of 125. Moses Ngirailab and Destry Everhart finished second with a total of 127. The same two teams also finished in 1st and 2nd in the Calcutta with a Sunday score of 59 and 61 respectively.

The 1st flight was won by the team of John and Chess Harris with a score of 133. The team of Max Whitfield and Jordan Whitfield finished in 2nd with a 134. 1st place in the Calcutta went to the Whitfields with a score of 62. 2nd place went to The Harris team with a score of 63.

The 2nd flight was won by the team of Randy Martin and Jamey Davis. They shot a two day total of 146. There was a tie for 2nd place. The teams of Rickards/ Rickett and Haney/Haney both shot a 147. Martin and Davis took 1st place in the Calcutta with a 72. There was a four way tie for 2nd with all teams posting a 73. The teams were Rickards/ Rickett, Haney/Haney, Cole Fincher/Jernigan and Hopton Jones /Ferguson.

Winners of the 3rd flight were the team of Berry/Langner and 2nd place went to Griffin/Griffin. The 1st place score was a 147 and 2nd place posted a 149. Berry and Langner fired a 67 in the Calcutta to take 1st place and Griffin/Griffin posted a 71 to take 2nd place

First place winners in the 4th flight was the team of S Cooper /McNeese with a 155. 2nd place went to the team of Powell/Ford with a 156. Cooper/McNeese won the Calcutta with a 72 while Powell/Ford posted a 74 to take 2nd place.

The top two teams in each flight advanced to the MGA sponsored shootout. Two teams were eliminated in the first three rounds and then a single team was eliminated until there was only one team standing. The team of Ngirailab/Everhart made a birdie in the final round to take the shootout championship. Runner up in the shootout was the team of Martin/Davis.

Thanks to all the teams for participating. A special thanks to all the staff for the hard work that they do to make these events successful. Thanks also to the local companies that sponsor this event as well as our other tournaments.

Our next tournament will be the 2020 Clear Creek Classic. This is a three player, two day,  scramble tournament. It will be held on the dates of Saturday and Sunday (July 25 & 26) The cost to enter is $175 per player. There will be a dinner and Calcutta on Saturday night July 25.

As the summer golfing season heats up, the demand for tee times has increased significantly. We are recommending that if you want to play golf on Fridays or Saturdays before 9am; it would benefit you to schedule  a tee time. There will be no fivesomes allowed to play together in the early morning groups.
Alpine Bay Golf will be having their 2020 Member/Guest tournament on the dates of June 27 & 28. This will be a shotgun start at 8:30am each morning. The course will be closed to the public until 1pm each day.
You can call the clubhouse at 256-268-2920 to schedule a tee time.

As of this post, Alpine Bay Golf remains open for business. Our grille is open to carry out orders only.
If you feel well, we invite you to come and enjoy the outdoors and some golfing. We do ask that you practice the guidelines that are suggested by the CDC as far as social distancing. If you are not feeling well, we would prefer you to stay at home and recover and not be a threat to the well being of other golfers.
We hope that as a nation, we will recover from this situation that we are presently in and that we can resume a somewhat normal routine in the near future.