Peninsula Golf Club’s Gary Thorne edged fellow member Mark Mitrovich by one stroke for the course’s Men’s Club Championship, shooting a gross score of 3-under-par 141 to win the title for a third time.
                                Peninsula Golf Club’s Gary Thorne edged fellow member Mark Mitrovich by one stroke for the course’s Men’s Club Championship, shooting a gross score of 3-under-par 141 to win the title for a third time. (Peninsula Golf Club)

Peninsula Golf Club’s Gary Thorne edged fellow member Mark Mitrovich by one stroke for the course’s Men’s Club Championship, shooting a gross score of 3-under-par 141 to win the title for a third time. Peninsula Golf Club’s Gary Thorne edged fellow member Mark Mitrovich by one stroke for the course’s Men’s Club Championship, shooting a gross score of 3-under-par 141 to win the title for a third time. (Peninsula Golf Club)

GOLF COLUMN: Thorne claims club tournament

PENINSULA GOLF CLUB’S Men’s Club Championship was claimed by Gary Thorne with a total score of 3-under-par 141.

“The conditions were tough and greens were rolling but Gary Thorne prevailed over Mark Mitrovich for his third Men’s Club Championship,” Peninsula Golf Club head pro Chad Wagner said.

“Brian Boone ran away with the Net side with a score of 127 (17-under-par) for his first Men’s Club Net Championship.”

Thorne shot below par in both rounds of the two-day tourney, opening with a 1-under 71 that left him trailing Mitrovich by one shot. Thorne made up the difference with a 2-under-par final round, while Mitrovich shot an even-par 72.

Congrats to all that participated.

Two-person best ball

Peninsula Golf Club will hold the Grip It ‘N’ Rip It Two-Person Best Ball Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 11.

Players can pick their own groups and book a tee time anytime before 2 p.m.

Entry fees are $60 for the public, $35 for Peninsula members and includes green fees, range balls, lunch and prizes.

Carts are $15 per player.

Register for the tournament by calling the Peninsula Pro Shop at 360-457-6501.

Crab and Crabette

The 45th annual Crab & Crabette Mixed Chapman golf tournament is scheduled for Friday through Sunday, Aug. 3-5 at The Cedars at Dungeness in Sequim.

Entry is $320 per team ($160 per person).

The format is a 36-hole mixed Chapman.

In a Chapman format, both golfers on the team hit drives and each plays the other’s ball for the second shots.

The best of the second shots is selected, and from there the two partners play alternate shot into the hole.

It’s a well-tailored format for players of different ability levels.

The maximum handicap is 33.8 strokes for male players and 34.6 for female golfers.

A handicap allowance of 60 percent for the low-handicap player and 40 percent for the high-handicapper will be applied.

A practice round is available after 9:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, with an optional horse race open to the first 30 teams beginning at 5 p.m.

Saturday’s round opens with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. A putting contest will follow at 4:30 p.m.

The day will be capped off with a crab-feed dinner at 6 p.m.

Sunday’s round opens at 9 a.m. with awards presentation following play and lunch set for 2 p.m.

For more information or entry forms, call 360-683-6344.

Sequim reunion

A golf tournament at Cedars at Dungeness on Friday, Aug. 10 is part of the 103rd Sequim All-Class Reunion.

Participants in the reunion golf tournament are asked to be at the course, 1965 Woodcock Road, at 1 p.m.

This nine-hole scramble tees off at 2 p.m. Cost is $27 per person, with awards and prizes on tap. For more information, call Jim Duncan at 360-460-7896.

Dove House benefit

Port Ludlow Golf Course will host the seventh annual Dove House Golf Benefit on Aug. 17.

Sponsored by the Olympic Peninsula Boeing Bluebills, the tournament raises funds for Dove House, a Jefferson County-based nonprofit provider of support services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes.

The four-person scramble format event has fees of $100 for the public, $55 for Port Ludlow Golf Course members.

A noon shotgun start will open the event. Fees include use of a golf cart, box lunch, winner prizes, raffle prizes and an awards ceremony following play at the Port Ludlow Bay Club with hor d’oeuveres and beverages.

All donations are sent directly to Dove House. Items not in their budget include personal care products, emergency housing, transportation and school supplies.

Sign up at the Port Ludlow pro shop or phone 360-437-0272 by Aug. 10.

For more information on the tournament, call Myron Vogt at 360-437-4055 or Barbara Berthiaume at 360-437-0423.

Discovery Bay update

Discovery Bay head pro Jeff Kent teamed with a group of Discovery Bay ladies members for a Pro-Ladies event at Marysville’s Cedarcrest Golf Course last week.

Kent teamed with Wanda Synnestvedt, Lynn Pierle and Jane Guiltinan.

Kent tied for fifth in the gross competition with a 73, while Synnestvedt was fifth in the ladies gross with an 84.

“Jane, Lynn and our team just missed placing in the money but it was a good time for all and I want to thank the ladies for playing,” Kent said.

Kent also passed along a new season special where golfers can play an unlimited amount of golf for the remainder of 2018 for $375.

“That’s five months of unlimited golf for only a quarter of our annual price,” Kent said.

And Kent also passed along that the course’s Super Twilight time has been moved up to 4 p.m. Now, $12 green fees begin at 4 p.m. instead of 5 p.m.

The course also has a 20 percent off green fee special for groups of three or more players through Sunday.

Just mention the special at check-in to receive the discount.

Brian Boone won the Peninsula Golf Club Men’s Club Net Championship with a score of 127 (-17-under par).
                                Brian Boone won the Peninsula Golf Club Men’s Club Net Championship with a score of 127 (-17-under par).

Brian Boone won the Peninsula Golf Club Men’s Club Net Championship with a score of 127 (-17-under par). Brian Boone won the Peninsula Golf Club Men’s Club Net Championship with a score of 127 (-17-under par).

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