Jimmy Ray had a hole in one on #4 during our Tuesday afternoon match on Sept. 28. The 138yd ace got him $500.00 in cash through the hole in one club. Congratulations Jimmy!!

2021 Club Championship recap

Alpine Bay had an impressive 72 members to play in our Club Championship this past weekend. The weather was as good as could be expected for late August.

The MGA (Men’s Golf Association) provided breakfast for everyone on Saturday and Sunday morning. Russell Howard food truck provided a catfish lunch after Sunday’s round. The food was excellent. If you are planning an event that requires a food service, I highly recommend them.

Twenty of our golfers were in the Championship flight. The Champion was not determined until the last shot was taken. B G Simmons was playing in the next to last group on the course. B G birdied #18 to give him a total of 145 (+1) for the tournament. Jeff Bullen and Joe Howard could birdie and force a playoff. Jeff had a long putt to come up 1″ short and Joe chipped from behind the green and his ball settled in the same spot as Jeff’s putt, both being so close to extending the tournament into overtime. Excellent playing by all three golfers. B G took home the 1st place purse of $1000.00. Jeff Bullen got $250.00 for his 2nd place finish. Joe Howard got $500.00 for 1st place net (130) followed by Shane Cleckler (137) $250.00

There were 13 golfers in the 1st Flight. Chris Robertson took 1st place (+12) ($500)  Rusty Howard finished one shot back for 2nd place ($250). There was a tie for 1st place in the net category with both golfers posting a 135. Randy Burnham and Randy Martin split the $750.00 purse for the net score prize.

The Senior flight had 27 golfers and it paid three places in the gross and net scores. Our 2021 Senior Champion is Moe Basset. Moe posted a round of 68 on day 1 and followed it up with a 72 on day 2 for a tournament total of (140/-4). 2nd place went to Rodney Guy with a 145 and 3rd place went to Paul Woo with a 149.  Don Hopton Jones finished 1st with a net score of 129 followed by Bob Whitmire and 3rd went to Doug MacMurdo.

Twelve golfers competed in the Super Seniors division. Tony Evans is our 2021 Super Senior Champion. Tony posted a two day total of (146/+2) and he was followed by Mike Griffin with a total of (152/+8). The net winners were Joe White (132) and Jim Gorman (136).

We had a $50 closest to the pin awards on all par 3’s. Winners were Wayne Crow, Tommy Griffin, David Donahoo, Ray Marsh, Tony Evans, Randy McDonald, Cole Fincher and Mike Sweatman. Congratulations to all of these golfers for their good play.

Thanks to all of our sponsors and our members that volunteered their time to assist us in whatever we needed. Hats off to the maintenance crew for having the course in very good shape. We look forward to next year’s Club Championship with hopefully another record turnout.

 

Alpine Bay is excited to announce the we will soon have a golf instructor on site. Willie Wilcox will be the instructor here at Alpine. Willie is a recently retired professional from the PGA and the Korn Ferry Tour.

Willie  was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He played college golf at University of Alabama at Birmingham and Clayton State University He was a three-time All-American. He also won the 2008 Alabama Amateur.

If you are looking to improve your game, this is a viable option that you should consider. Golfing is fun and the better you play the more fun you have.

 

2021 Member/Guest Results

We had 48 teams to participate in the Member/Guest tournament this past weekend.

The final results are listed below.

(5th Flight) Tournament winners 1st place was a tie between the teams of Fred Ellison/Houston Sims and Mike Smith/Terry Brown with a two day total of 152.  Calcutta winners 1st went to Smith/Brown (74) and there was a tie for 2nd between Ellison/ Sims and Randy Martin/Tanner Martin (75)

(4thFlight)  1st place Tournament winners were Tony Parton/Justin Cook (144). 2nd place was Moe Bassett/Chris Jones (146)and 3rd went to Ray Lineberry/Justin Tripp (147). The Calcutta finishers were the same; Parton/Cook (69), Bassett/Jones (71), Lineberry/Tripp (72).

(3rd Flight) John and Chess Harris tied with Bobby Denty/Newton Ogletree with a two day total of (136). 3rd place went to the team of Moses Ngirailab/Jeremy Cooper (139). These Calcutta results were also the same with Harris/Harris and Newton/Ogletree shooting a (66) on day 2 and Ngirailab/Cooper (69).

(2nd Flight) The 2nd flight was a tie between the teams of Steve Giddens/Patrick Thornton and B G Simmons /Bobby McClung. Both teams shot a two day total of (132). These two also tied in the Calcutta with a final day round of (63).

(1st Flight) The team of Matt Hardin/Kyle Langley won the 1st flight with a score of (128). The teams of Leslie Hurst /Tad Hurst and Emanuel Gooden/Jamey Davis tied for 2nd with a score of (129). The Calcutta was a tie for 1st between Hardin/Langley and Gooden/Davis. They both shot a (62). Hurst/Hurst finished 3rd with a score of (63).

The Championship Flight was won by Jeff and John Bullen with a two day total of (122). Rodney Guy and Nate Whitfield finished 2nd with a score of (126). They were also the winners in the calcutta, Bullen/Bulles (61), Guy and Whitfield (62).

I want to thank all of the staff of Alpine Bay and all of you that volunteered to assist us in making this an event that hopefully was enjoyed by all that participated.

 

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.