When it comes to predicting the weather, leave me out of it.
With insta-weather forecasts literally at your fingertips, it is not hard to say what will happen a few days from now,or even as you read this week's article. According to this week's forecast, we are in for a few days of precipitation,or maybe I am mistaken.
Use your own barometer, tilt your head skyward, do not open your eyes (that's cheating), slightly open your mouth (not
too wide to allow an errant spring bee to enter) and wait to record any of the following natural events: rain drops,occasional snow flakes, mustache movers or long-flowing follicle displacement along with the slightly rosy complexion
just below your eyes because of a lack of SPF protection.
Thank you for participating in this highly scientific experiment.
Now let's play golf.
Hillcrest Golf Club kicked off its 2010 tournament schedule Saturday with the Irish Embassy Pub 1-2-3 Four Person Best
Ball. Only five strokes separated the nine teams that cashed in at the tournament.
Top honors went to the team of Michael Adams, Jo Warfield, Rick Macewen and Leigh Parker as they finished with a score
Charlie Loudermilk, Brian Smith, Russ Monell and Debi Marti tied Terrell Strauss, Patrick Gaughan, Gary Wimsatt and
David Gore for second place at 130. David Schroeder, Steve McCormack, Mark Gaughan and Lee Dean tied Justin Lyons, Ken
Van Zee, Barry Hillmer and Pam Arbeeny for fourth place honors at 131.
Standing alone in sixth place were Bill Burns, Matthew Barnett, Pam Leisle and Gina Piccoli at 132. In seventh place,with a score of 133, were John Hall, Olin Littlemah, Fred Pettinato and Michael Amato.
Rounding out the field of prize winners were Jim Cross, Russ Jones, Steven Biery and Mary Kay Aigner who tied Devin
Schreiner, Bob Herkenhoff, Marc Goldfarb and Marilyn Fiala for eighth at 134.
Congratulations goes out to Justin Nieto, who recorded a hole-in-one on the Par 3, 15th hole at Hillcrest on Sunday.
Nieto, who said he recently returned to the game after a brief absence, used an eight iron to accomplish the feat.
Not a bad way to get back in the game.
Dalton Ranch Golf Club has a couple of events on the upcoming schedule: a Couples Tournament with a shotgun start at 1
p.m. Sunday; a Ladies Play Day (not the official start for the season) with a 9 a.m. shotgun start on May 5.
Mark your calendar for May 22-23 at DRGC for the popular Spring Four Ball.
The Hillcrest Women's Golf Association Opening Night Dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday. The cost of dinner is $8,and association dues for 2010 are just $35. You must RSVP no later than noon Sunday by calling 247-1499. The HWGA
Tuesday Ladies Day events begin Tuesday.
It shall be a busy Saturday at Hillcrest as two fundraising tournaments will be played:
The seventh annual Golfing for Kids with Disabilities scramble will start with 11 a.m. tee times. The prize list is
phenomenal, so reserve your spot by calling Pat Smith at 385-3450.
The other event is a first-timer, and I love talking about new events, especially when a hall of famer and retired
radio voice of FLC football can plug a tournament that will infuse some much-needed funds into its program. The Fort
Lewis College Football Touchdown Club Golf Scramble will begin with tee times at 1:30 p.m.