mckinney claims 2014 trotter cup

Sid Williams and Mike BlackMBGFR President Tom McKinney fended off a furious charge from Larry Rambaud to claim solo possession of the 2014 Trotter Cup. The pair shared the cup in 2013.

The Trotter Cup race was a sidebar to the action at our 2014 Finale tournament at Bayonet and Blackhorse the weekend of Dec. 6 and 7. In the Finale-the only two person competition on our tournament schedule-Sid Willams and guest Mike Black used their home course advantage to claim first low team with a 128 score.

Competitors began play on Saturday at Blackhorse and the team of Tom McKinney and Gary Paden shot a net 63 to claim the first day win. Williams and Black (64) were second, Larry and Pam Rambaud (66) were third and Vic Johnson and Lindsay Munoz (68) finished fourth.

Partners Mike Laughlin and Jim Quinn each took home closest to the flagstick money on day one.

On day 2 at Bayonet, Williams and Black teamed for a net 64 for first place. They were followed by Nate Steen and Geary Engles (65), Larry and Pam Rambaud (65) and Paden and Mckinney (69).

No closest to the flagstick competition was held on day 2.

Play it as it lies...........Following Williams and Black for overall money were Larry and Pam Rambaud (131), Tom McKinney and Gary Paden (132) and Nate Steen and Geary Engles (134).

Competitors dodged the winter storms and enjoyed scattered clouds on Saturday and an overcast Sunday.


pam rambaud tames crazyhorse ranch

Pam RambaudPam Rambaud didn't let a new tournament venue intimidate her as she cruised to a three stroke victory in our November event at the Golf Club at Crazyhorse Ranch. Rambaud's 99-70 took low net honors. Janice McKinney (108-73) took second low net in a three way card-off over Michael Schauffele (95-73) and Geary Engles (93-73).

The Golf Club at Crazyhorse Ranch is the former Salinas Country Club. Although the men played the 6,000 yard Blue tees, it proved to be a stern test of golf. Players enjoyed beautiful sunny weather and participants report that the clubhouse and pro shop have had a facelift and look great.

Tournament low gross went to Trotter Cup leader Tom McKinney who shot an 86.

Closest to the flagstick winners were Gary Smith and Bill Baker.

Thanks to Jim Pescatore for hosting this event!