We had a fun Ladies Private golf clubs in Scottsdale tournament that took place January 20th and was really well received so I need to share the details.
It was the brainchild of Randi Elliott and Judy Etterman, who assigned the Tournament name of The Desert Camp Cup.
Originally it would be an Intra club competition with other Private golf clubs in Scottsdale thus a ten on ten with a Ryder Cup theme. It quickly grew to thirty and finally ended up with forty four players divided into two teams; the Scorpion's versus the Javelina's.
It started with a pairings party late on Saturday afternoon, which was attended by a vast majority of the contestants of Private golf clubs in Scottsdale.
I explained it was all about fun and camaraderie at Private golf clubs in Scottsdale and that the prize was a steak and lobster dinner for the winners and a bowl of Chile for the losers, nothing more!
The teams were drawn by myself and JT Hamamoto, followed by random pairings for the following Sunday’s afternoon competition.
Many of the ladies from Private golf clubs in Scottsdale were playing with someone they had never played with before from a which was in keeping with the theme.
Once the Scottsdale golf club teams were established, they each huddled with chants you might hear at a high school basketball game, which was fun to listen to for a while.
Sunday arrived with each team sporting team colors to show their collective spirit and off they went, using a format which awarded one point for the front nine scramble win, one for the select drive play your own ball out on the back nine and a third point for the overall.
The eleven matches were played at a nice pace and as the scores were coming in, something was unfolding in a way we could never had planned for, which was that we might have a tie at the end of the Scottsdale golf club competition.
We had one match left to finish, and we figured out if the Scorpion team won all three points, in fact both Scottsdale golf club teams would be tied at 16 ½ half points, and sure enough they did!
A putt-off ensued, and the Scorpion players won with a very close putt within 6 inches.
They then retreated to the Scottsdale golf club wine room to have the Scorpions enjoy the surf and turf dinner while all the Javalina team could enjoy was a bowl of Chili.
Both teams continued the evening with pictures, new friends and knowing they won this major championship with nothing more to win than a dinner.
In all my years of conducting Scottsdale golf club tournaments, I have never heard of any players having as much fun as they had, so on we will go to next year. The next thing you know, the guys will want a similar competition, but the question is, can they have as much fun as the ladies did with but a dinner on the line?
We certainly hope they can, so stay tuned.