We are excited to see the arrival of our new fleet of carts. We now have 45, new 2023 Yamaha 48v ac carts on hand.

While playing in our Thursday afternoon match on January 5, Rodney Guy scores the 1st hole in one for 2023. Rodney aced hole #4. Playing at 138yds, Rodney used a well struck 9 iron. Rodney’s shot was awarded with $590.00 from the Alpine Bay hole in one club.

The MGA made a Christmas donation to the Talladega Presbyterian Home for Children.

The Presbyterian Home for Children, a ministry of the Presbyterian Churches of Alabama, cares for teenage girls who have experienced abuse and/or neglect, and boys and girls of all ages and their female caregivers who find themselves homeless because of poverty, abuse, or abandonment. The Home is accredited by Social Current, the leading accrediting organization for social services in the U.S. and Canada; and EAGLE, the world’s only faith-based accrediting body for ministry to children.

 We feel that this is a very worthy cause and we hope that our donation can help make a difference in these children’s lives.

With the artic blast that we are expecting, we will be covering our putting greens on Thursday afternoon, Dec 22. We will accept no tee times later than 10am on Thursday. The greens will remain covered through Monday Dec 26. Weather permitting we will resume play on Tuesday morning Dec 27.

The Golf course and clubhouse will be closed Dec 23 thru Dec 26. We hope you all have a Merry Christmas and try to stay warm.

Thursday
A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56.
Thursday Night
A chance of rain before 1am, then a chance of rain and snow between 1am and 4am, then a slight chance of snow after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 25.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 12.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 30.
2022 Season Ending MGA Dogfight
The 2022 season ending MGA dogfight was held this past Saturday. There was a MGA meeting prior to the dogfight where rules changes proposals were presented. A ballot will be prepared and all MGA members will have an opportunity to vote. If any rules are changed, the new rule will take effect during the first dogfight of 2023.
 Breakfast and lunch was furnished by the MGA and both were wonderful. Thanks to all the clubhouse staff that made this happen.
We had 46 members to participate in our season ending MGA dogfight on Saturday. The field was divided into three flights and they were selected by their current dogfight points.
Golfers with playing with 30 points or higher were in the Championship flight. Golfers playing with 24 points to 29 points were in the 1st flight and golfers playing with 23 points and lower were in the 2nd flight. We had 13 in the championship flight, 16 in the 1st flight and 17 in the 2nd flight. Each member paid a $20 dogfight entry fee and the MGA matched the pot for a total purse of $1840.00.
The 2nd flight was won by Tommy Vines. Tommy was +7 over his points. Jason Berry and Buddy Butterworth finished at +6 for a tie for 2nd and Sam Cooper finished +5 to finish in 3rd. Skins winners in the 2nd flight were Tommy Vines, Bob Hopton-Jones, Jack Sellers, Buddy Butterworth (2), Sam Cooper and Pramod Bhatia. Doc Bhatia also won the closest to the pin on #17. Pramod Bhatia won the 2nd flight CTP on #17.
The 1st flight winners were as follows. Hippie Cleckler and Ken Roe tied at +7. Tony Parton and Shane Cleckler came in at +5. The following golfers won skins. R D McDonald (2), Ken Roe (2), Hippie (2), Tony Evans, Jimmy Brasher and Foo Dorsett. Hippie also won the CTP for the 1st flight on hole #4.
First place in the Championship flight was a tie between Jeff Bullen and Rodney Guy. They were +7 over their points. There was also a tie for 2nd place between Joe Howard and Bobby Denty at +4. Skins winners in the Championship flight were Jeff Bullen (3), Joe Howard (2), Moses Ngirailab and Ray Ferguson. Ray also won the CTP on hole #8 at 9’1” and he also won the CTP on #14 at 1’ 2”.

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2022 Club Champion

Jeff Bullen captures the 2022 Alpine Bay Golf, Club Championship
We had 66 members to compete in our Club Championship this past weekend. The weather was perfect for a tournament.
Jeff Bullen posted a score of 70 on the 1st day and followed it up with a score of 75 for a two day total of 145. 2nd place went to Jordan Whitfield with a two day total of 151. Austin Burnham finished one stroke behind Jordan for the 3rd place finish. On the Net side of the Championship flight, Chris Robertson took 1st with a net score of 137. 2nd place went to Austin Burnham with a net of 142.
The 1st Flight championship went to John (Foo) Dorsett with a score of 163. Shane Cleckler took 2nd place. On the net side, 1st place went to Bob Hopton-Jones and 2nd went to Don Carroll.
The 2022 Senior Champion is Bobby Denty and 2nd place was a tie between Moe Bassett and Rodney Guy. Steve Willingham took 1st place in the net and R D McDonald won 2nd.
In the Super Senior Division, Mike Sweatman outlasted Tony Evans for the Super Senior Championship. Pramod Bhatia won 1st in the net followed by John Harris who finished in 2nd.
This was our 1st year for a Women’s Division. Angie Stepp is our 2022 Ladies Club Champion. Heidi Martin is the net Ladies Champion. Thanks to all of the members that participated and we hope to have a bigger and better event next year.
I want to thank all of our grounds crew for having the course in very good shape for the tournament, in spite of the lack of rainfall that we have experienced here in Alpine. The fairways and bunkers are very good, the rough makes a difference and the greens were rolling well.
I also want to thank the clubhouse, grille workers and volunteers for their outstanding job. All of the meals and tournament preparations were well executed and successful.

2022 Labor Day Yellow Ball Results
We had 40 golfers divided into 10 teams to participate in our Labor Day Yellow Ball dogfight. We had a few intermitting showers during the round but we all managed to finished relatively dry. There were 10 Yellow balls that went out and only 7 returned.
The team of Rodney Guy, Foo Dorsett, Vaughn Wahl and Michelle Whisman took 1st in the Yellow Ball tournament. They returned with their Yellow Ball and their Yellow Ball score was +1.25 above their quota. Mike Sweatman, Jim Gorman, Morris Thomas and Matthew Whisman came in 2nd with a total of +.5 above their quota. There was a tie for 3rd place with the team of Jeff Bullen, Doud MacMurdo, Steve Willingham & Jamie Kimberly and the team of Brandon Fincher, Tommy Griffin, Gib Johnson & Ray Lineberry.
In the regular dogfight portion of the tournament, 1st place went to Mike Sweatman’s team and Rodney Guy’s tem finished in 2nd. The 3rd place team consisted of Ray Ferguson, Justin Tripp, Brian Galloway and Matt Osborne.
Michelle Whisman was awarded the cash for most over her points. Michelle was +6 for the day. Mike Sweatman won a closest to the pin on hole #4 and Sam Cooper won it on hole #17. Team Fincher won two skins, Jeff Bullen’s team won two skins, Rodney Guy’s team also won two skins and Mike Griffin’s team won one skin.
Thanks to everyone that chose to play and thanks to our staff for their efforts to provide a fun day at Alpine Bay.

The date for the 2022 Alpine Bay Golf Club Championship has been changed. The new dates are Saturday & Sunday September 17 & 18. Our new greens should be ready for play by then.
There will be five divisions. (1) Championship division will play from the tips regardless of age. The 1st division ( 59 & under) will play from the White tees. The Senior division (60 to 69) will play the gold tees. Super Seniors (70 & up) will play from the Yellow or Black tees. We will have a Ladies Championship also. Each division will have a gross & net payback. A golfer cannot win both.
Entry fee is $130.00 per golfer. You must be a member in good standing prior to August 1 2022.

2022 Spring/Summer Match Play Champion is Bobby Denty
Our double elimination match play wrapped up today with Bobby Denty taking the overall championship. Bobby closed out the winner of the 2nd division (Tony Parton) on #16 3&2 to claim the title.
Bobby was awarded $500.00 cash and $500.00 clubhouse credit for the win. Tony got $400/$400 for 2nd. The runner up in the 1st division was Phillip Estes and in the 2nd division it was Jimmy Ray. They each received $250/$250. Rusty Howard and Steven Powell finished 3rd in the divisional brackets and won $100/$100 each.
Thanks to all that participated and if there is enough interest, we will have a Fall/Winter event also.
This is a 100% payback event that is sponsored by the Alpine Bay Men’s Golf Association.