The Clubhouse Porch

Who says there aren’t any perks in a golf tournament? Not Ska.

Just ask those golfers who braved the two days of golf in last weekend’s Ska Brewing Hillcrest Club Championships. The perk ... a free car wash Sunday!

When I awoke Sunday and saw the rain and low-hanging clouds, I thought to myself, “Will they be able to pull this off?”

They did, and they pulled it off with a few stories to tell in the future, too. Kudos from top to soggy bottom as they “Got-R-Done!”

Let us not forget the 2nd Annual Birdie Fest at the Glacier Club on Sept. 5. A total of nine pros from our three area golf clubs will be competing to raise funds for the Adaptive Sports Association. These funds, in the form of pledges for each birdie recorded over a 54-hole excursion of the Glacier Club course, will go toward outdoor recreation programs for people with disabilities. You can pledge per birdie, donate a lump sum or become an individual sponsor. It is your choice. See your club pro, or call 259-0374.

Around the corner is the 39th annual First National Bank 1-2-3-4 Person Best Ball on Sept. 7. There is $500 in added prize purse, and 90-percent handicaps will be used for scoring. The sign-up sheet is in the Hillcrest Pro Shop or call 247-1499 for more information.

Let’s congratulate the 2013 Hillcrest Golf Club’s men’s and women’s champions: Kermitt Barrett and Aimee Fladt. Barrett shot a blistering 6-under-par opening round 65 on Saturday en route to a stellar 2-under 36-hole 140 total after the two days of action. Fladt cruised to victory with a low gross score of 168.

Men’s Club Championship

Championship Flight

1. Barrett, low gross, 140.

2. Gavin Lyons, 141.

3. Justin Lyons, 144.

4. Andrew Crowell, 151.

1. Michael Thomas, low net, 140.

2. Bob Barnhardt, 143.

T2. Bill Burns, 143.

4. Mick McDermott, 145.

First Flight

1. David Pierce, low gross, 156.

2. Russ Poole, 162.

3. Michael Walker, 165.

4. Andy Harris, 167.

1. Bill Malapolski, low net, 141.

2. Brian Smith, 142.

3. Ryan Cleveland, 145.

4. Mickey Walsh, 151.

Second Flight

1. Gary Meredith, low gross, 166.

2. Russell Dean, 168.

3. Michael Anziano, 171.

T4. Russ Monell, 174.

T4. Chuck Martens, 174.

1. Ray Sigwart, low net, 141.

2. Mike Graves, 142.

3. Paul Wilson, 146.

4. Ken Van Zee, 147.

Third Flight

1. Geoff Bousom, low gross, 163.

2. Dave Gore, 175.

3. Jim Howell, 176.

4. John Ball, 178.

1. Randy Archuleta, low net, 138.

2. Paul Petersen, 142

3. Marc Goldfarb, 143.

4. Hilton Schroeder, 144.

Fourth Flight

1. Chris Hughes, low gross, 175.

2. Troy McLaughlin, 181.

T3. Jo Warfield, 184.

T3. Bob Herkenhoff, 184.

1. Jim Whatcott, low net, 142.

2. Lawrence Gomez, 144.

3. Richard Taylor, 145.

4. Barry Hillmer, 148.

Fifth Flight

1. Chuck Carmen, low gross, 193.

T2. Kevin Devine, 197.

T2. Gary Burkett, 197.

1. Richard Hudson, low net, 143.

2. Bob Andrew, 149.

T3. Bob Casey, 154.

T3. Ken Gaherty, 154.

Women’s Club Championship

1. Fladt, low gross, 168.

2. Daphne D’Agostino, 181.

3. Mary Kay Aigner, 185.

1. Janet Monell, low net, 137.

2. Maxine Headrick, 143.

3. Pam Arbeeny, 146.

The Hillcrest Pro-Am

1. Guy Begay, Gary Bilyk, Bud Forsberg and Larry Schultz, 127.

Begay was the overall top professional with a 67, while Shea Sena finished second at 70 and Joel Atson third at 71.

Dave Bray has been covering the local golf scene for 32 years. He can be reached at

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