This year's tournament brought 16 two- man teams to Granville. The competitors include lawyers with whom Lisa and I have worked, German Village friends, Aaron's Chase Bank cohorts, and folks we play with at The Lakes- our home club.
Sunday, October 4th presented cool and windy conditions for the players. Pars were hard to come by. The winning team of Mike Zuk and Mark Leonard carded a net of 68. Competition was closely fought as 10 teams including that of Lisa and Bill finished within three shots of the lead. Lisa was the mainstay of our team on the back nine carding three net birdies. Pete McCoy shot 79 on his own ball capturing the separate low gross award. Anne Eckhart, the highest handicapper in the field, won closest to the pin on the 7th hole with a 5 iron shot that positively whirred as it checked up five feet from the hole. John Ranft slam-dunked the "long-putt" with a 45 foot snake on 12. As the competitors approached their final tee shot of the day on the elevated and scenic 18th, they were greeted by the sound of bagpipes far below aside the green played by Jeff Lynn, proudly outfitted in full Scottish regalia. Post game drinks and dinner at the historic Buxton Inn brought a fitting end to another fall classic.
Granville's challenging tee shot off number 1
Dan Wilhelm and Bill (note the homage to the Bobby Jones era)
John and Joanne Ranft with Ellen and Dennis Leukart
Aaron Reber, the classic's co-host, hones his stroke.
Anne Eckhart, Tom Houle, Lisa and Bill ready on number 1 tee
Craig Walley, Marshall Swain, Andy Ruzicho, Rich Pettit
Rick Stovall, Tom Allen Dar Buck, and Brett Miller
Bill Heise, Dave Sivinski, Jerry McMenemy and Dan Wilhelm
Cyndi and Nate
Bagpiper Jeff Lynn pipes us down 18.