A beautiful start to our 2017 season

Don TaylorThe MBGFR started the new year with a bang at our annual two day event in the California desert. Although rain washed out the Friday practice round, the 38 participants enjoyed beautiful weekend weather at the Indian Wells Golf Resort.

Don Taylor, a guest of Mike Laughlin, cleaned up over the weekend and captured both overall low net (133) and low gross (160) prize money. The win was particularly sweet for Taylor, a Canadian, because those American dollars will go a long way in Canada.

Play began on Saturday on the Resort's Celebrity Course and MBGFR President Tom McKinney claimed both low net (67) and low gross (82) prizes. Second low net went to Taylor (82-68) and Pam Rambaud (102-69) was third, Janice McKinney (107-70) was fourth and Gary Paden (87-71) was fifth.

Closest to the flagstick money went to Janice McKinney and Jim Brock.

On Sunday, competitors moved over to the Resort's Players Course and Taylor won both low net (65) and low gross (78). Second low net went to Renee Jorgensen (87-67), third was Marilyn Watson (97-67), fourth went to Jim Brock (87-70) and Mike Mehan (90-70) was fifth.

Sunday's closest to the flagstick winners were Don Taylor and Eric Shannon.

Competitors and guests enjoyed a group dinner at Castelli's Restaurant in Palm Desert on Saturday evening.

Thanks to Tom McKinney for his hard work in organizing this annual favorite!



wyrick claims 2016 trotter cup

Bob Wyrick & Geary EnglesBob Wyrick and partner Geary Engles swept the two day December Finale event in Carmel Valley and Wyrick cruised to the 2016 Trotter Cup victory.

Our Finale was held December 3 and 4 at Quail Lodge Golf Club and Carmel Valley Ranch. Sixteen players enjoyed great sunny weather during the event.

On Day 1 at Quail Lodge, Wyrick and Engles (63) edged Janice McKinney and Pam Rambaud (64) for low net. Don Hutton and Al Branco (65) were third.

Closest to the flagstick winners at Quail were Gary Paden and Mike Laughlin.

At Carmel Valley Ranch, Wyrick and Engles posted another 63 for first place and Hutton and Branco (65) were second. Third place on Day 2 went to Larry Rambaud and Laughlin.

Wyrick won both closest to the flagstick contests at Carmel Valley Ranch.

Overall winners were Wyrick and Engles (126), Hutton and Branco (131) and Rambaud and Laughlin (132).