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.

As of this post, all tournaments that have been tentatively scheduled for this spring season at Alpine bay have been postponed until further notice.

 

We have received an abundant amount of Rain thus far in 2020 (17.81 inches as of the 16th of Feb). I sure would like to save some of it for the summer months, but we will take it whenever we can. The course has been Cart Path Only for several days thus far. We hope the rain will hold off long enough for us to pre emerge our fairways and greens.

#15 Tee Box

After a rainy, cold and damp morning; the Joe Haney benefit tournament began at 12 noon on Saturday. We had 22 three man teams to participate and a fun time was had by all. With the wet conditions of the course we were forced to play under the Cart Path Only rule and most of the golfers were very cooperative.

The 22 team field was divided into two flights after all the scores were posted. The team of Hughston, McNealy and Smith took 1st place with a score of 58. 2nd place went to the team of Cleckler, Cleckler and Bullen with a score of 60. There was a tie for 1st place in the 2nd flight with two teams posting a score of 68. The two teams split the 1st and 2nd place money. The teams were Naramore, Johnson and Humphries and the other team was Gaither, Hughes and Sanderson.

The senior’s longest drive on hole #3 went to Randy (Hippie) Cleckler. Closest to the pin on #4 went to Nathan Fernandez. Closest to the pin on #8 and #14 went to Cody Smith. The longest drive on #16 (White tees) went to Chris Conn. Closest to the pin on #17 went to Moses Ngirailab. The longest putt on #18 went to Todd Haney.

There was lots of draw prizes awarded and the lunch that was provided by The Shack Bar BQ was excellent. Thanks to all the teams that participated and a special thanks to all the sponsors and our staff for the hard work that they put in to make this a successful event.

1) Saturday, February 29 MGA season kickoff dogfight

2) 2020 MGA Member’s Match Play (Ongoing)

3) Saturday, March 28 Talladega Junior Welfare League (2 man scramble) Postponed

4) Saturday, April 11  Talladega Tiger Pride (2 man scramble) Postponed

5) Friday May 1, St Clair Co SERVPRO invitational scramble Cancelled

6) Saturday, May 9 ACI Employees (Private) Cancelled

7) Thursday May 14 The Childersburg Kiwanis benefit (4 man scramble) Postponed

8) Friday,  May 22 Racing City FOP (4 man scramble) Postponed

9) Saturday, May 23 Hopton Jones memorial

10) Saturday & Sunday June 27&28 Alpine Bay Member/Guest

11) Saturday & Sunday July 25&26  Clear Creek Classic

12) Monday July 27 Aerate greens

14) Saturday & Sunday August 29 & 30 Alpine Bay Club Championship (Must be a member of Alpine Bay Golf, in good standing; prior to July 1, 2020.

As the prime weather for golfing is just around the corner, maybe there is a part of your game that you want to improve. At Alpine Bay we have a very good instructor that can help you with whatever needs attention. Kim Wilcox has been giving instructions and coaching golf for several years. She has the experience and the knowledge to assist any golfer of any age to make the golfing experience much more fun and rewarding.

Call the clubhouse if you are interested in getting help from Kim and we will see that we get the two of you together. The number at the clubhouse is (256) 268-2920.