What a fantastic MAJOR was had by IAGA at Half Moon Bay's OLD COURSE. This was a classic layout with plenty of drama. Not to mention the highest number of golf infractions reported in an IAGA event EVER!!!! The good news about that, and it was highlighted at the post round awards luncheon, YOU are taking ownership of PROTECTING THE FIELD. In the past, members have often turned a blind eye to infractions in their group for fear of antagonizing or "making too much" of it. Fear that this would cause more bad feelings than it was worth.
If you do that in your group, you are doing a dis service to the integrity of the rules of golf which IAGA upholds with a passion. However, IAGA can only address those issue we are made aware of. To the degree YOU turn a blind eye, YOU are impacting the field just as much as the player committing the infraction.
Now it is understood that all members don't know ALL the rules. It is why we say, "always ask them to play two balls" and bring it to the committee at the end of the round. Members, please do your best to help PROTECT THE FIELD. They play hard and are counting on a round of golf played under the rules of golf.
While each of these infractions was upheld, fortunately, none of them impacted the final results. Here are the winners from Half Moon Bay's MAJOR where your ability to QUALIFY for the IAGA OPEN got you DOUBLE TROUBLE as all payouts were doubled!!! The MAJOR has to mean something, RIGHT??? See attached for payouts:
- MAHARAJA IAGA OPEN CHAMPION - JANG BADHESHA
- TIGER IAGA OPEN CHAMPION - PRADEEP PAL
- COBRA IAGA OPEN CHAMPION - TARUN GOYAL
- LOW GROSS CHAMPION - KABIR SINGH
- CLOSEST TO THE PIN - MILIND DANGE
- LONG DRIVE MAHARAJA - SHRIRAJ GAGLANI
- LONG DRIVE TIGER/COBRA - RAVI PINDIPROLI
- Low Net Overall - ROBIN SAHAI
The Golfer of the Year Race is down to it's LAST TWO EVENTS......Bridges Golf Course and Bayonet. If anyone has their sights set on the Golfer of the Year, get yourself into these two events to give yourself a chance. Here are the GOY Leaders through the Half Moon Bay event:Maharaja:
- JANG BADHESHA - 340 points
- RAVI KRISHNAIAH - 300 points
- KABIR SINGH (San Ramon) - 240 points
- ANIRUDH JOSHI - 420 points
- DINESH PATEL - 360 points
- RAJESH HOODA - 360 points
A fantastic raffle concluded the event and we had KABIR SINGH walk away with teh 50 inch TV and SANDEEP BHASIN walk away with the Top prize TOWEL!!! In between an Apple Watch and BEATS speaker set were also won!!!!
A great time had by all and we look forward to seeing you all at the NEXT event at BRIDGES GOLF CLUB on Saturday, August 22nd. THIS IS A TEAM EVENT.
That's right.....the BRIDGES event is a TWO PERSON, NET best ball event. We encourage EVERY MEMBER to participate with a GUEST. BRING a guest as your partner (with an NCGA index already established) and you will earn a BONUS if you win the event. You are welcome to play the event with another IAGA member, however, we encourage bringing a non IAGA member to introduce them to the fun in IAGA.