2019 Alpine Bay Golf Club Championship
Our 2019 Club Championship is in the books. We had a total of 46 members compete in this year’s tournament. Congratulations to Rodney Guy!! Rodney is our 2019 Alpine Bay Golf Club Champion. Rodney played well enough to lead after day one and he managed to maintain his position on day two. Jamey Davis had a good day on day two to close within one stroke of Rodney to finish in 2nd place. We had 18 golfers competing for the Club Championship.
Mike Sweatman defended his 2018 Senior Championship with another Senior Championship. Mike shot two rounds of sub par golf to hold off Jimmy Ray by three strokes. There were 17 golfers in the Senior Division.
In the 1st flight it was Daniel Leverton that took the Championship with two really consistent days of play. Daniel was followed up by Tony Evans who took 2nd place. We had 11 golfers participate in the 1st Flight.
Day 1 was followed up with a steak dinner and live music provided by the band (Legends). We had a great turnout for the dinner and the band entertained us with a very good playlist of songs. Thanks to all the golfers that participated and a special thanks to all of our staff for the job and extra effort that was put in to make this weekend a success.
We hope to have an even bigger and better turnout for the 2020 Club Championship. The top five in each flight is listed below.
We had a gross score payback as well as a net score payback and in order to spread the winnings with more golfers, we had a ruling that a person could not win money in both categories.
Championship Flight: 1st place Gross Rodney Guy 150 $500.00, 2nd Jamey Davis 151 $200.00, 3rd Jeff Bullen 153 (won call back with a birdie on 18) $125.00, 4th Wayne Crow 153, 5th Max Whitfield 154.
Senior Championship: 1st place Mike Sweatman 141 $300.00, 2nd Jimmy Ray 144 $175.00 3rd Randy Cleckler 154 $125.00, 4th Stan Elliott, 5th tie Skeet Harper &Terry Pruet
1st Champion Daniel Leverton 151 $250.00, 2nd Tony Evans 157 $ 165.00 3rd Shane Harris 161, 4th John Stice and 5th went to Joe Haney
The Net score results were Championship flight: 1st Jock Efferson $375.00, 2nd Wayne Crow $200.00 and 3rd went to Max Whitfield $125.00.
The senior net winners were 1st Stan Elliott $300.00, 2nd Wayne Strickland $175.00 and 3rd Jimmy Brasher $125.00
1st Flight winners in the net score were 1st Sam Willingham $250.00 and 2nd went to John Stice $125.00

2019 Alpine Bay Golf’s Member/Guest Tournament
There were 38 teams in the tournament that resulted in a 5 flight tournament. We paid two places in each flight and we paid all cash to the winners.
Our dinner and Calcutta went well and we had a very large crowd turn out for the food and bidding. The food was fried catfish and chicken and it was fantastic. It was catered by Whiskers of Sylacauga.
Thanks to all the members and their guest for playing in the tournament and thanks to all the hole sponsors for their support.
Winners are as follows:
Championship Flight: 1st (734.00) the team of Jeff and John Bullen with a two day total of 126. 2nd ($490) went to Tony Evans and Glen Hawkins with a total of 129.
1st Flight: 1st (652.00) went to Ray and McClung with a 133. 2nd ($435.00) went to Ngiailab and Newsome. They also shot a 133 and got beat in the call back from #18.
2nd Flight: 1st ($570.00) John and Chess Harris with a total of 138. 2nd ($380.00) went to Cooper and Beene with a total of 140.
3rd Flight: 1st ($652.00) Hardwick and Hardwick with a 152. 2nd ($435.00) Griffin and Griffin also shot a 152 and lost the call back from #18.
4th Flight: 1st ($490) Willingham and Clayton with a 161. 2nd ($326) Powell and Ford with a 164. They edged out Haney and Oswalt on the call back also.
The team of Harris and Harris out lasted the other 1st place finishers in the MGA sponsored shootout. It came down to Harris & Harris and Willingham & Clayton. Team Harris won it all on the first hole of the final shootout.

Alpine Bay Golf was honored to host the Talladega Junior Welfare League tournament on Saturday. Thirty six teams showed up to compete in the two man scramble format tournament. The tournament was post flighted, dividing the field of teams into three flights. They paid back three places in each flight. The following is a list of the winners.
1st Flight
1st place (Shane and Randy Cleckler) posting a 63
2nd place (Barney Gary and Leslie Hurst) posting a 64
3rd place (Mike Sweatman and Terry Pruet) also posting a 64. Gary and Hurst won the call back, which started on hole #18 and went all the way back to hole #9, where Gary and Hurst had an Eagle to decide 2nd place.
2nd Flight
1st place (Smith and Wesson) posting a 70
2nd place (Haynes and Haynes) also posting a 70
3rd place (Latham and Cooper) also posting a 70 (all places decided by the call back from hole #18)
3rd flight
1st place (Pressley and Cooley) posting a 79
2nd place (Waller and Hollingsworth) posting an 80
3rd place (Martin and Ledbetter) posting a 82
Closest to the pin awards went to ( Hole #4 Daniel Klontz) (Hole #8 Jerry Latham)
(Hole #14 Barry Milam) and (Hole #17 Barney Gary)
The longest drive award on Hole #3 went to Tyler Carter and the longest putt on hole #18 was won by Todd Haney.
Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all teams and sponsors for their participation in this tournament.
Hope to do it again next year.

Our next tournament will be the Talladega Tiger Pride Charity Golf Tournament. It will be held on Saturday April 13, beginning at 1pm. This is a 3 man scramble and the cost is $70 per player. To enter you can call Jamey Davis at (256) 375-9496 or the clubhouse (256) 268-2920

We have a full field for the Talladega Junior Welfare League Tournament. This will be a shotgun start that begins at 12:30pm. It will require that all 18 hole be free of golfers. To help insure that this will happen, we have changed the starting time for the dogfight from 9am to 8am. After the dogfight goes off there will be no tee times available for the day.

Thanks for your cooperation

Tony Parton

We finally wrapped up our 32 player double elimination Members Match Play tournament.

Bobby Denty played his way all the way through the loser’s bracket after a first round loss to edge Ken Roe for the championship. Bobby defeated Ken Roe, (the champion of the winner’s bracket) two consecutive days; 2 and 1 to take the title.

Bobby received $1000.00 for his win and Ken received $750.00 for 2nd. Third place went to Jimmy Ray who won $500.00.

If you golf at Alpine Bay on a regular basis, we would love to have you become an active member. By becoming a member, it helps us with a more steady income as far as planning our future for improvements and it provides the member with privileges and discounts that are available to active members only.

By becoming a member of Alpine Bay, you will have benefits that we feel are well worth the monthly membership fee. All members will receive 10% off all merchandise and food from Bogey’s Grille. You can become a member of our MGA (Men’s Golf Association). You will also be eligible to join our Hole-In-One club. You and your family can play golf for cart fee only (some restrictions apply).

We have some events each year that are open to active members only (ie) Match play tournament, Hole-in-one club, seasonal catered dinners with entertainment. If you are interested and need more info, call us at the clubhouse (256) 268-2920.

If you are looking for ways to raise money for your favorite charity or personal cause, let Alpine Bay Golf be a part of your plans. At Alpine Bay Golf, we will help you create and organize a tournament that will be fun for the participants and it will raise money for your cause. We can assist with your event with catering, scoring the tournament and providing a format that would be as fair as possible for all golfers. If you are considering a tournament for the upcoming year, give us a call at (256) 268-2920 and we will help you pick a date that would best suite your tournament.

All of these dates are only tentative and are subject to change. Call the clubhouse (256) 268-2920 for more details
Saturday, February 15 MGA Season Kick off tournament

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

Saturday, April 11   Talladega High School (Tiger Pride Tournament)

Friday, May 15 / Racing City FOP 4 player scramble

Saturday/Sunday April 18/19 Alpine Bay Member/Member tournament

Saturday May 23, Hopton Jones Memorial

Saturday/Sunday June 20/21 Alpine Bay Member/Guest

Saturday/Sunday July 25/26 Clear Creek Classic (three player scramble, 36 team maximum)

Monday July 27, Aerate greens

Saturday/Sunday September 11/12, 2020 Alpine Bay Golf Club Championship. (must be a member prior to July 1, 2020 to play)

Saturday November 14, MGA year end tournament.

We would like to invite you to join us in our MGA dogfights. The dogfights are a fun game that allows golfers of all skill levels to compete on a fair basis. The dogfight is a formula that allows points for performance. 1pt for a bogie, 2 pts for a par, 3 pts for a birdie and 5 pts for an eagle. 18 holes of par would be 36pts. If a new golfer wants to join and states that he/she normally shoots a round of about 90. To establish a starting point for that person, we would subtract 72 ( which is par for this course) from the stated round of 90. That golfer would begin with 18pts.

As a new golfer you would be frozen at +/- three points for your first three rounds. Your points total would be adjusted after each round. A golfer that starts with 18pts and pulls 20 pts on the first round would then have to pull 19pts the next round.