GOLF: Port Townsend course crowns champ … and other events at North Olympic Peninsula courses

Lux earns coveted parking spot

PORT TOWNSEND GOLF Club recently conducted its annual Men’s Club Championship, i.e. the battle for the preferred parking spot next to the clubhouse.

Chris Lux came out on top as the Gross Division champion with an even-par 140, topping former longtime Chimacum High School golf coach Mitch Black by six strokes.

Hazli Katsikapes was third at 150 and two former Port Townsend High School golfers, Ronnie Harrell and Zack Glover, were fourth (153) and fifth (154).

Roger Ramey, the seller of some of the finest deli sandwiches on the Peninsula at his Penny Saver grocery, won the Net Division title with a two-day total of 7-under-par.

Fred Heywood and Carlton Patterson each finished one shot back.

“The course was set up fairly easy the first day with a couple of tough pin placements and was toughened up on the second day with much harder pin locations,” Port Townsend pro and general manager Gabriel Tonan said.

Hickory stick scramble

Port Townsend has some fun events coming up this month, including a hickory stick tournament set Saturday, Aug. 27.

Tonan has a love for classic golf clubs and will present the course’s first Hickory Scramble, a two-person scramble format with a 10 a.m. start time.

“Come play the game the way it started,” Tonan said.

Rental sets will be available for $30, and Tonan said teammates can share the clubs while playing the course.

Entry fees are $25 per player.

Port Townsend also will hold a Super Saturday Skins Game on Saturday, Aug. 20.

The 18-hole game will tee off at 8:30 a.m.

The cost is $20 for the skins game and $15 green fees for nonmembers.

Test expensive equipment

Parsons Extreme Golf will hold a demo day at Port Townsend Golf Club from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

“Come out and try some of the most high tech and most expensive golf equipment available,” Tonan said.

He’s not joking either. Billionaire Bill Parsons founded the company after spending as much as $350,000 per year trying to find the right set of golf clubs.

A February ESPN article put a $700 price tag on a driver and $300 per iron, putting a set in the neighborhood of $5,000 — give or take a putter or a wedge.

A handful of PGA Tour players including Zach Johnson and Charl Schwartzel and LPGA star Cristie Kerr play with Parsons Extreme Golf clubs.

Disco Bay deal

Moving west, Discovery Bay Golf Club has a midday special available through Sunday.

Four golfers can play for the price of two between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

This offer doesn’t include carts.

Cedars hosts sale

The Cedars at Dungeness will host its first MidSummer Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Discounts on balls, clubs, shoes, bags and apparel from brands like TaylorMade, Ping, Titleist, Adidas and Nike will be offered.

Each purchase earns an entry to win a barbecue grill.

Food Bank benefit

The fourth annual Leo Bourget/Don DeFrang Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit the Port Angeles Food Bank will be held at Peninsula Golf Club in Port Angeles on Saturday.

The four-person scramble event costs $120 per team.

Prizes, in the form of cash and gift certificates will be offered.

To sign up, phone Jim Bourget at 818-445-8200 or email

Ludlow hosts benefit

Port Ludlow Golf Club will host a benefit tournament for The Hospice Foundation for Jefferson Healthcare on Friday.

Entry fees for the four-person scramble are $100 for the public and $60 for Port Ludlow members.

Golfers will have a shot at winning a hybrid car, a 2017 Chevy Volt, if they can hole out on the par-3 17th.

And if players can record a single on any other par-3 they can win gift certificates valued at $750, $500 and $250.

To register, phone Port Ludlow at 360-437-0272.

And before you head out to play, familiarize yourself with the course by taking a hole-by-hole view and getting some tips on how to go low at


Sports reporter Michael Carman can be contacted at 360-417-3525 or at

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