NOT ALL BAD things come in threes.
A trio of Sunland Golf and Country Club golfers all came away with similar success stories after sinking shots on successive days on the par-3 No. 5 hole last week.
Like much of the Sequim course, Sunland’s fifth hole is tree-lined, with tall firs and Western red cedar trees giving way to an opening to a slightly elevated green. The hole also offers the potential for even more trouble with out-of-bounds looming to the left, right and behind the green.
But if you strike it good and true, you avoid all those hassles.
Bob Berard led the charge last Tuesday, holing out from 148 yards away on No. 5 with his 4-hybrid club for his fifth hole-in-one.
Frank Herodes claimed his third career ace last Wednesday from the same distance with his 3-hybrid.
And Ann Hester joined the club last Thursday, carding her first-ever ace from 141 yards out with her Ping 5 wood.
Congratulations to Bob, Frank and Ann on their sweet shots. Hopefully, some socially-distanced beverages were shared to celebrate.
Cedars crowns champ
The Cedars at Dungeness Men’s Club held its club championship event over the weekend with longtime member Ron Grant claiming the title and bragging rights with a 5-over-par 221 over the three-round tournament.
Congrats to Ron and all the club members who participated.
Bob Cup Saturday
The fifth annual Bob Cup Golf Tournament fundraiser is set for Saturday at Cedars at Dungeness.
Created in memory of longtime Sequim resident Bob Duncan, proceeds from the tourney benefit Clallam Mosaic and the creation of a permanent location for Mosaic services.
Tournament organizers say the funding gap created by the COVID-19 pandemic will, more than usual, directly benefit Mosiac’s core operating activities, having an immediate impact on the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities throughout Clallam County.
Registration is $120 per player. The registration fee includes greens fee, cart, raffle ticket and a complimentary barbecue lunch.
Registration forms are available at ClallamMosaic.org/Bob-Cup.
Pre-payment and donations can securely be made through Mosaic’s Square page.
Event check-in is 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and the tourney begins at 9 a.m., final start format to be determined. If tee times will be assigned, due to COVID-19 restrictions, golfers will be notified by email.
Player protocol is subject to change based on COVID-19 regulations. Please visit ClallamMosaic.org/Bob-Cup for the latest information.
For more information, call Mary Jane Duncan at 360-775-1197 or Clallam Mosaic at 360-681-8642, or email [email protected].
Cedars also will host the second annual Dungeness River Audubon Center Golf Tournament between July 31 and Aug. 2.
Players can form their own groups for the two-person scramble format event. Tee times are available on any of the days.
Entry fees are $80 per person and include green fees, range balls, a $10 food credit, a sleeve of Srixon golf balls and prizes.
Proceeds support Dungeness River Audubon Center programming.
For more information, call the pro shop at 360-683-6344.
Best Ball deadline
Port Ludlow Golf Course first Men’s Best Ball Tournament will be held the weekend of Aug. 8-9.
Entry fees are $350 per team ($175 per golfer) and include an Aug. 7 practice round, two tournament rounds, tee prizes and lunch after each tournament round.
Putting and chipping contests also are planned.
All players must have an established USGA handicap of no more than 35 strokes.
The deadline for entry is July 30.
For more information, call the pro shop at 360-437-0272.
Tip & Tuck
Peninsula Golf Club plans its “most challenging course layout ever” for the inaugural Tip & Tuck Tournament set Saturday, Aug. 1.
Players are invited to set up a tee time between 7:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. for the 18-hole individual stroke play tournament.
There will be handicap and Callaway flights, so players of all abilities can participate and be challenged.
The entry fee is $65 for the public, $40 for members and employees.
To register and set up a tee time, call 360-582-4917.
Sports reporter Michael Carman can be contacted at 360-406-0674 or at [email protected].