Poppy Hills Washed Out

Our February 18 tournament scheduled for Poppy Hills was cancelled because of rain.

We hope to reschedule in May.


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!