Stay with me on this one, because I know I'm not alone, and, by all means, do not do this at home.
Now that I have all the disclaimers out of the way, I finally found one thing in life that is more frustrating than my golf game. My computer. I realized that state-of-the-art means top-of-the-line 10 years ago; I might as well have poured molasses into my hard drive, just to give it the new name-solid state.
I feel like that man in the old movie "Network."
I'm mad as you know what, and I'm not going to take it anymore, and drop the stupid thing from the new glass balcony at the Sears Tower. At least I could get the satisfaction of seeing it all the way down the 110 floors to, my luck, an open manhole where it floats safely downstream to the open mouth of a killer whale who coughs it up after realizing he/she couldn't log onto animalchannel.com.
The alternative, however, is attractive - the semiannual recycle drop off, so I can give this headache to another person. This latter idea was enthusiastically endorsed by my loving wife, who got tired of me throwing my Bronco Brick (foam rubber, of course) at the monitor.
To last week's action:The Hillcrest Golf Club Adult-Junior Tournament, sponsored by Paul Cahill, showcases some of our up-and-coming young golfers who have their sights on high school and college golf team participation.
The best-ball of partners 18-hole portion of the tournament went to Jason Williams and Arthur Kunkel with a score of 62. Second place went to Russ and Kavi Pool with a 63. Kim and Morgan Miller teamed to finish third with a 65, while David and Devon Pierce came in fourth overall with a 66.
The 18-hole two-person scramble portion of the event went to the team of Greg and Lauren Walsh with a score of 70, while Davin Gomez and Eric Walker took second with a 72. Wally and Liam Millar carded a 76 to finish third, while Tom and Caleb Newman rolled to a 79 to capture fourth. Jo Warfield teamed with Vayle Townsend to round out the prize winners in fifth at 82.
Closest to the hole awards went to Liam Millar and Greg Walsh.
The Dalton Ranch Golf Club Member/Member Tournament will be played Saturday and Sunday. There will be shotgun starts at 9 a.m. both days.
The Economy Nissan "Ryder Cup Format" Tournament will be held Saturday and Sunday at Hillcrest. There is $500 in added purse and an entry fee of $50 per person. There are four 9-hole formats (alternate shot, best ball, scramble and team total) over the two days of action. This event sounds like a lot of fun. There are handicap spread restrictions for this event, so call Hillcrest before Thursday's entry deadline at 247-1499.
A beginner golfer clinic will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday at Hillcrest. The cost is $60 per person, so call for sign-up information.
You are less than two weeks away from the entry deadline for the 29th annual Randango Golf Classic, which will be held Aug. 1 at Hillcrest. This is a must-do event, so call Skip or Gail Merry at 247-3031 to gather up all the details so you won't be left out.