MICHAEL CARMAN’S GOLF COLUMN: SunLand to host second Peninsula Cup in May

WHAT BETTER TIME than these wet and windy fall days to begin planning and preparation for this spring’s 2010 Peninsula Cup golf tournament?

The second edition of the cup is slated for Saturday, May 22 at SunLand Golf & Country Club in Sequim.

Five teams of 12 golfers each competed last year for North Olympic Peninsula bragging rights, with Sequim’s Cedars at Dungeness taking top honors and the traveling cup trophy after posting the lowest team score.

Scoring format for the cup is simple. The two best gross scores and eight best net scores from each team are combined to make up the team score.

Organizers would like to add teams from Port Townsend Golf Club and Discovery Bay Golf Club of Port Townsend this year to make the cup a complete and all-encompassing event for area golf clubs.

I currently don’t have an established home club, but Port Townsend and Discovery Bay (then Chevy Chase) are where I learned to play the game, and it would be great to see members or representatives from those two courses competing this year.

Pass along an e-mail to [email protected] if you are interested in playing, and I’ll make sure it gets into the right hands.

Pre-Christmas tourney

SkyRidge Golf Course of Sequim will host a full day of golf with its 27-hole Pre-Christmas Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 12.

The two-person team event is set for an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, barring any frost delay.

Every nine holes the format will change with the first nine best-ball, second nine an aggregate and last nine a scramble.

The tournament costs $80 per team for all 27 holes, lunch, range balls and competition money.

Only 28 two-person teams can play, so sign up with the course at 360-683-3673.

Rick Kaps results

SkyRidge hosted the annual Rick Kaps Scholarship Scramble last Friday under rarity of late-fall rarities, sunny skies.

Kay Kaps, Dave Blake, Mark Willis and Jeff Pedersen took home first place in the gross competition while Phil Langston, Denny Langston, Shawn Langston and Sequim High School boys basketball coach Greg Glasser claimed the net division with a 56.

PT open house

Port Townsend will host an open house from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11.

The event will showcase some special merchandise prices just before Christmas, with appetizers and plenty of “holiday cheer” also on hand.

The next morning, the course will host its annual Toys for Tots Christmas Scramble with proceeds going to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program.

The tournament begins with a 10 a.m. shotgun start.

Kiwanis Coat Drive

Port Townsend members also will hold their 24th annual Kiwanis Coat Drive during the Toys for Tots Scramble.

The club has a long-standing tradition of putting up Christmas stockings in the clubhouse.

Members add donations that go to a needy local family for the holidays.

Whatever funds are left over or donated at the scramble have been used to purchase winter coats.

Port Townsend will accept donations of new coats or cash during the tournament to help fund the coat drive.

Christmas Blues

Port Townsend also will host a Christmas Blue Scramble with a four-person blind draw format on Saturday, Dec. 26.

The event has a 10 a.m. shotgun start.

For more information, call the clubhouse at 360-385-4547.

Tiger Woods

Apparently, Eldrick Woods was involved in a car crash that some of you may have heard about.

I’ll spare you my attempts but if interested in some (mostly) cheesy and slightly off-color jokes about the situation involving the world’s first billionaire athlete, visit www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/debates/6689811/Tiger-Woods-crash-jokes-the-best-on-the-web.html.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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Michael Carman is the golf columnist for the Peninsula Daily News. His column appears on Wednesdays. He can be reached at 360-504-0181 or [email protected]

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