Highlights of the day:
- Maharaja flight struggles after day 1......other than a great gross 77, the average score for this leading flight was 85
- Tiger flight takes advantage of short course......with no wind, Wente was there for the taking.....however, those fast, fast greens still conquered many Tigers
- Cobra flight gets their own perpetual trophy.....The Cobra Cup had it's inaugural kickoff and a newcomer to IAGA put his name on the virgin plate.
- A 55" Samsung Smart TV was won in the raffle and it took 4 players to carry it to the car
- 5 time Maharaja winner Pradeep Bakshi shot 87 on day one and did a no show on day 2 to go and play with Vijay Singh.....yes that Vijay Singh.....he had a better chance to beat Vijay than get #6 (after putting on his deer antler spray.....although knowing Pradeep's luck, he probably attracted deer on the course).
- Only 6 players could beat Raj "the chipmunk" Gautam in a chipping contest......huh??? Really???
- Sandeep Randhawa was the lucky winner of the dreaded Towel in the raffle......and he proceeded to leave immediately......wonder if he told anyone he won a raffle prize??
- The Rabbit was seen ........the rabbit was banged.......the rabbit went back in the hole
- Sandeep Malik won the Maharaja.........oh, sorry, he didn't even play.....we are just so used to saying Sandeep Malik won the........
- Two rules infractions........how do you mark a ball?? Virtually......NOT!!!!.......and only in IAGA.....Manpreet Gahra did a Sandeep Malik.........WHAT??? Yes, he used another players club to hit his shot......WHAT??? Only in IAGA!!!!
- The lowest index player finished LAST in the tournament........WHAT????
- There was a player with 9 three putts and 2 four putts in the final round.....WHAT???
So with the highlights as a backdrop, you can just imagine the drama that unfolded throughout the weekend. At the end of the event, everyone was drained and a few were left standing. Those standing were the winners:
We closed out the season with the Top Awards of the Year other than the Club Championships:
And the winner of the 55" Samsung Smart TV.......Inderjit Mundra...........the box was bigger than him!!!! Congrats Inderjit!!!
So a lot to celebrate at the 2013 IAGA Club Championships. With terrific food and great friendships buzzing on the tables after the round, we closed out the 2013 IAGA season. A major announcement for 2014 was made regarding the Match Play Championships kicking of in January 2014....details will follow after a two month break.
Gang, it has been another great year in IAGA. At this time we want to thank each of you for playing and being a part of our 16th year. Keep bringing your friends into the club so you can increase your enjoyment at the events.
Have a great holiday season and be on the lookout for announcements of Golf Events happening in the offseason.
All the best.....and be safe............