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)

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

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

6) Saturday, May 9 ACI Employees (Private)

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

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

9) Saturday, May 23 Hopton Jones memorial

10) Thursday June 11, Servants Alive Ministries (4 man scramble)

11) Saturday & Sunday June 13&14 Alpine Bay Member/Guest

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

13) Monday July 27 Aerate greens

14) Saturday & Sunday September 5&6 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.

As we come to close another year at Alpine Bay, we want to thank all of our members and other golfers that selected Alpine Bay as the course to play some of their golf. We are looking forward to what the 2020 golfing season will bring to Alpine. With your help and continued support, our course will continue to improve and and with some help from Mother Nature we should see significant improvements to our fairways, greens and bunkers.

We strive to provide you with a quality experience while visiting Alpine Bay Golf or Bogey’s Grille. We hope that when you leave our clubhouse at the end of your day, you feel that you received a quality value for the amount of dollars that you spent with us.

We wish you a prosperous and successful year 2020 and hope to see you soon!!

SHAWN REIDER BENEFIT TOURNAMENT

As most of you already know, Shawn has been battling brain cancer for well over a year now. Although they do have good insurance, the financial burden of Angie not being able to work on a regular basis, travel to and from doctors and hospitals, co-pays, hotels and meals have taken a toll on their financial situation.

Alpine Bay Golf will be hosting another benefit tournament for them on Friday November 1 at 12:00 noon. The tournament will be a three golfer scramble and the entry fee will include lunch. The cost to enter will be $70.00 each or $210.00 per team. Mulligans will be available (2 for $5) with all the mulligan money going to the cause. Each golfer can purchase 2 muligans.

If you have a business and would like to sponsor a hole ($100.00), please let us know asap so that we can have a sponsorship sign created for your business. Any other gifts, contributions or help in any way would be greatly appreciated. If you desire to assist in any way, call us at 256-268-2920.

Shawn has been a vital person in the operation and overall existence of this golf course from the mid 80s up until the time he was diagnosed with cancer. He had a true passion for this place and we want to help the Reider family as much as possible in this time of trying conditions. So keep Shawn and Angie and the entire Reider family in your thoughts and prayers.

Spread the word about this tournament as we need to have a full field of 36 teams if possible.

 

Payouts are based on 36 teams: i.e., if we have four flights with an equal amount of teams in each flight. 1st place would be #$330.00 and 2nd place would be $210.00 per team.

Place the best you can. The tournament will be flighted after the scores have been posted.

Thanks

Tony Parton

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