It has been a great season for golf in the Four Corners, and there still are plenty of good days ahead to hit the links before the white stuff tucks our courses to bed for another season.
I will see you next year, for my 30th attempt, to bring you golfing news on the Clubhouse Porch.
Without further ado, here’s our final results of the 2010 season:
The Four Corners Stroke Play was held Saturday and Sunday at the Dalton Ranch Golf Club, and Bob Barnhardt emerged as the overall champion with a 36-hole score of 152 in the Championship Flight.
Pat Diaz and Adrian Morse tied for second gross with 158s. Sean Griswold stood alone in fourth at 159, while Kermitt Barrett and Jim Foltz tied for fifth at 162.
Ray Byrne was Championship Flight low net with a 151, while Jerry Beren came in second net at 152. John Hansen carded a 153 for third net, with Jim Hollingsworth fourth (154) and Tom Gorton and Mark Miller fifth (159).
Thomas Schultz shot a 148 to win low-gross honors in the First Flight, with Chris Adams second gross at 157. Chuck Kuehn came in third (164), Luis Montero fourth (165) and Chris Salandre fifth (166).
Scott Peterson was low net at 134, with Patrick Gaughan second net at 149. Ron Sargent came in third (150) and Mario Ariano, John Clarke and Steve Zink tied for fourth (152).
Jim Guest took top low-gross honors in the Second Flight with a 172, while Dan Ruff shot a 176 for second gross. Eric Pocius was third (177), Drew Bates fourth (179) and Mark Sword and Dean Cunningham tied for fifth (180).
John Betka, Phil Gunn and Mel Rousseau tied for low net with 148s. Brian Palmerton came in fourth net at 153, followed by Russ Monell in fifth at 158.
Larry Gaughan was low gross in the Third Flight with a 177, while Phil Lambert was second gross at 181. Dave Pfeffer came in third (187), Dave Lambert fourth (188) and Leroy Flynn fifth (192).
Ralph Hey was low net at 142, while Eli Miranda came in second net at 148. Jim Howell tied Harry Ford for third net at 154, with Phil Allen rounding out the place-winners at fifth net with a 158.
The regular tournament season at Hillcrest Golf Club will wrap Saturday with the Todd Sieger Shootout. There were 11 regular-season tournaments which were designated as events to determine the top-10 seasonal money winners in 2010. This group of golfers has been invited back to compete in a 9-hole shootout at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
The Golfing for Kids with Disabilities tournament also will be held Saturday at Hillcrest. This is a very important fundraiser for the Family Support Program, as state funding will be cut 50 percent starting Friday. The tournament has received some wonderful prize donations from area golf courses, restaurants, local businesses and the like. To sign up for this event, call Pat Smith at 385-3450 or sign up at the Hillcrest Pro Shop.
The Dalton Ranch Golf Club will have its final Couples Tournament on Oct. 10, then will wrap up scheduled tournament play on Oct. 30 with The Mailman.
The last day to play golf at Dalton Ranch is set for Oct. 31.
Dave Bray is a member of the Fort Lewis College Hall of Fame as a broadcaster. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.