GOLF: Apple Cup tourney Saturday at Peninsula Golf Club

COUGARS, HUSKIES AND golf combine Saturday morning at Peninsula Golf Club in Port Angeles for the club’s 26th annual Apple Cup Tournament.

The two-person scramble format event tees it up for a 9:30 a.m. start.

Play should finish well before the 5 p.m. start of the 110th Apple Cup between my beloved 10-point underdog Washington State Cougars and the Washington Huskies.

Teams should have an eight-stroke differential (35 percent of combined team handicap).

Cost for the tournament is $40 for Peninsula members, $60 for nonmembers, and includes gross and net prizes, KP, a long drive competition, appetizers following play, two drink tickets and a square on the football board (with half of the payout in cash, the other in book credit).

Night golf tourney

Peninsula also will host a night golf tournament Saturday, Dec. 9.

Head pro Chad Wagner said the course will convert the upper nine to par-3 holes for a two-person scramble format event in the dark.

Glow-in-the-dark golf balls and glow sticks are included. Players should bring their own clubs, flash lights and lanterns.

The cost is $45 per person for members and employees, $50 for the public. No carts will be used, this is a walking-only event.

Included in the price are green fees, two drink tickets and food and glow balls.

A “Get lit” pre-game party begins at 2:30 p.m., followed by a KP contest on the Pro Shop simulator at 3:30 p.m.

Golfers will tee off in a 4:30 p.m. shotgun start.

Entry for this event is limited to the first 30 teams.

For more information, phone Peninsula at 360-457-6501.

SkyRidge tourney

SkyRidge Golf Course in Sequim hosts its annual Post Turkey Day Two-Person Scramble and Better Ball tournament on Friday at the course, 7015 Old Olympic Highway.

The tourney begins with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $60 per team with a $20-per-team honey pot. Fee includes gross and net prizes, KPs and LPs, and lunch after play. Power carts are $15 per seat and there is an optional Horserace Scramble following the tourney and lunch (six holes, $10 per team).

Call 360-683-3673 for more information or to register.

Aces aplenty

Peninsula Golf Club yielded two recent hole-in-ones by Port Angeles residents Cody Holden and Gerald Peterson.

Holden aced the 160-yard, par-3 14th hole on Nov. 16. He used a 7-iron and a Callaway Chrome Soft X ball to record his first-ever single. The shot was witnessed by Port Angeles’ Mark Schumacher.

Peterson holed out on the 14th hole Nov. 18. He used a 6-iron and a Titleist golf ball on his third career hole-in-one. The shot was witnessed by Bob Potro, Kerry Perkins, John Pruss and Bob Brodhun, all of Port Angeles.

A little further back this fall, Sequim’s Tom Lowe recorded his sixth career hole-in-one when he aced the ninth hole at Peninsula Golf Club on Sept. 21.

Lowe used his 4-iron and a TaylorMade ball on the shot, which was witnessed by Bernie Anselmo, Dennis Ingram and Daryl Jensen, all of Port Angeles.

At Dungeness, Ferhan Kayihan of Sequim notched his sixth career single when he holed out on the 143-yard 11th hole Tuesday.

Kayihan used a Srixon ball and his 8-iron.

Witnesses were Ron Fye and Richard Clendening, both of Sequim.

Drive for the Cure

Sunland Golf and Country Club members recently raised $6,800 for the Olympic Medical Center Foundation’s mammogram program for area women who do not have insurance or the means to pay for the procedure.

Since 2011, Sunland has given a total of $36,900 to OMC to support this cause. An anonymous donor has helped reach this goal by donating via a matching fund since 2012.

Seventy two players participated in this year’s tournament with 81 luncheon attendees. The game was a modified scramble for both nine and eighteen holes of golf. Additional fund raising was accomplished through a putting contest, raffles for fifteen gift baskets, hole sponsors, the sale of mulligans and magic putts, and donations.

The first place winners for eighteen holes were Dave Bates, Judy Flanders, Tom Isitt and Gene Mattson.

The team of Jim Coulter, Gene Collet, Sandra Ruby and Pat Charters tied with Pete and Christie Wilson and Linda Collet in the nine-hole event.

Hole in one putters on the putting green each won a bottle of wine. Crazy Drive winners for $10 each were Anne Hester and Jerry Green. Ray DeJong and Nonnie Dunphy won the closest to the pin.

Sunland was delighted to have participation from golfers throughout the Olympic Peninsula.

Peninsula Ladies

The Peninsula Lady Golfers celebrated the end of their 2017 competitive season on Oct. 18 with an awards luncheon, business meeting and election of officers at the Peninsula Clubhouse.

A nine hole scramble was played by some members in the unreliable weather while others gathered for games in the clubhouse. The election of officers resulted in the re-election of President Sue Barber, Vice President Sherry Henderson, Secretary Chris Anderson and Treasurer Doris Sparks.

Linda Bruch completed her year as Team Captain and new Co-Captains Dolly Burnett and Rena Peabody were elected.

Team Captain Linda Bruch presented the following 2017 awards:

• Grey Cup winner Rena Peabody, runner up Doris Sparks. Commemorative Tournament winner Doris Spars, runner up Sue Barber.

• Best Ball Partners: Winner Chris Anderson/Marie Murata, runner up Sherry Henderson/Linda Bruch.

•Club Champion: Winner Sherry Henderson, runner up, Doris Sparks.

Net: Winner Barb Thompson, runner up, Marie Murata.

Captain’s Choice: Winner Dolly Burnett, runner up Chris Anderson.

• Eclectic Competition (April/June): winners Rena Peabody, Chris Anderson and Marie Murata; (July/September) winners Dolly Burnett and Sue Barber.

•Birdie Tree: winners Denise Clarke and Sue Barber.

The engraved Key Chain for Most Improved winner was Marie Murata.

The Peninsula Lady Golfers golf on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. during the winter.

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