This was our second time around with The Pinehurst Glenmorangie, a novel two-man format which blended a bit of Scramble and a hint of Alternate Shot into an original tasteful single malt offering. Picking their own partners the guys had to hit their drives, swap balls for the second shot, and then pick the best result to play the rest of the way into the hole alternate shot. The objective for the day is low team net and it would take something in the mid-sixties to be in the money.
What is kool about this version is that to win you have to play the Par 3’s well, getting two balls on the green to give your team more opportunities for net birdies or better. The 5 Pars on the other hand are high pressure seeing that they are shot holes where a net par probably loses a shot to the field.
The kompetition proved tight with only two shots separating all the guys who ended up in the money. Howard “Stogie” Wollner and Marc “I Am Getting Used To Pointing At The Scoreboard” Birnbaum edged out the field with a fine net 65 on the South Course. Let it be noted that course improvement work left us with three Par 3’s in the last five holes and it was very important to apply principle #1 above to be successful today.
Three teams of widely variant resumes managed to post 66 to tie for second. Allen “Letting It All Hang Out” Zweig teamed with Jimmy “Here and There” Polsky to post one 66. Len “You Got 24 Hour Plumbing Needs” Goldman and Moe “The Kommish with two “M’s” Dweck posted another. The third pairing at this number was Mike “Don’t Give My Points To My Brother” Selis who played very nicely with Arnie “I’ve Got Eyes For You” Miller. The last team in the money with net 67 was Mark “Time Clock” Goldstein and Randy “Edel” Weiss.
The Prizes (per man):
1st Place at Net 65 Marc Birnbaum/Howard Wollner 300 Kup Points and $100 Kash Sweeps
T-2nd Place at Net 66 Allen Zweig/Jimmy Polsky-Len Goldman/Moe Dweck-Mike Selis-Arnie Miller 150 Kup Points and $25 Kash Sweeps
5th Place at Net 67 Mark A. Goldstein/Randy Weiss 50 Kup Points
Thanks to the 36 guys who participated and to Konnor Farrell for his professional administration of today’s event.