It was "lets have some fun and tweak the format week" at two of our local courses, as the Dalton Ranch Golf Club Member/Member event and the Economy Nissan Ryder Cup Format tournament hit the links last weekend.
The DRGC Member/ Member two-day event broke the tournament into four separate nine-hole formats with a scramble, one best ball net, team aggregate score and alternate shot.
Wally and Cindy Bryniarski took top honors with a combined score of 164. Aaron Sinberg teamed with Tom Gorton to finish second with a score of 173, while close behind in third place with a score of 174.6 were Chuck Kuehn and Doug Sitter.
And, not to be outdone, the Economy Nissan Ryder Cup Format, which had a maximum field of 120 golfers and 60 teams, was a two-day weekend event at Hillcrest with the same four elements in place. The overall winning team of Justin and Gavin Lyons took the Championship Flight with a score of 172.
Greg Walsh teamed with Mike Hannigan for second gross at 181, while the team of Devin Schreiner and Doug Manske shot a 183 for third gross.
Steve Linnemeyer and Ken Kirby scored low net at 170, while Russ Pool and Jeff Madeen came in second at 174. Bob Barnhardt and Mark Miller were third net at 177.
First Flight low gross honors went to John Siegrist and Mike Albert at 195, while Steve Boardman and Brian Smith came in second gross at 198. Doug McCormick and Craig Smith tied Reid Francis and Cody Civiletto for third gross with scores of 201.
Dru English and John Thrasher teamed to take low net with a score of 166, while Robin Boucher and Jerry Dickenson tied Don Cumm and Doug Goldsmith at 175.
Second Flight low gross went to the team of John Francis and David Pierce with a score of 196. Josalyn Warfield teamed with John Ball to finish second gross at 204, while Jerry Martinez and Gary Hunt came in third gross at 209.
Low net honors went to Ron Mass and Joel Devin at 166. Mike Amato and Jerry Thomas carded a 170 for secont net, and Bob Horvat and Rich Wright were third net at 177.
Third Flight low gross went to the team of Mike Goen and Pat Otero with a score of 224, with Art and Jeff Gallegos second gross at 227. Mary Kay Aigner and Pam Leisle were third gross at 231.
Ron and Cindy Cuthbert finished low net at 162, while Jim and Bill Clements teamed to take second net at 168. Gary Meredith and Mike Epson rounded out the place winners for third net at 188.
The most recent weekly Hillcrest Women's Golf Association Ladies Day event was July 7, with a best ball net format.
Judy Hill and Mary Ellen Albright teamed to take First Flight honors with a 60. Leisle and Aigner were second at 61.
Second Flight top honors went to Judy Berkholz and Marilyn Fiala with a score of 58, while the team of Eve Rupinski and that ever-popular golfer "Blind Draw" came in second at 59.
Sheila Moring, Connie Rauen and Ramona Wolfe won the 9-hole event at 25, while "Blind Draw" tagged along with Joyce Capp and Lynn Tingley for second place at 30.
The DRGC monthly Couples event will be played Sunday, while the ladies biggest regional event - the Tarpley RV of Durango Women's Chili Pepper Challenge - is Tuesday at HGC.