The 2017 Season kicked off with the IAGA rain charm in full form. In a week of torrential rain where dams overflowed and towns were flooded, it was looking very bleak for the 2017 Kickoff event at Yocha De He golf course. Members who ventured to the venue the night before took over 4 hours to get there along with many detours due to flooded roads.
The one thing that can be said for IAGA golfers is WE ARE PASSIONATE about our golf. Given the chance to tee it up, even with the slightest glimmer of hope of playing, we will grab our sticks, load up the car, pick up the carpool and push towards the first tee!!!!
That is what EVERY member who signed up did on Saturday morning despite the chance of a rainout. No calls to ask are we cancelling.......is the course playable....will I get a refund. NOT ONE!!! Standing ovation to the membership!!!
And this perseverance was rewarded ONCE AGAIN as we all approached Yocha on Saturday morning. The clouds began to part, the sun began to stream and the carts were ready to roll out to the course. The only question was ......how wet will the course be.
IT WAS IN PHENOMENAL shape given the amount of rain. The greens were rolling smooth. The only rule in place was LIFT, CLEAN, PLACE through the green.
With that backdrop, the TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS SHOOTOUT kicked off as planned and there were dominating performances in every aspect. Here are the highlights other than the gorgeous day it turned out to be:
- RUSHI PARIKH with a phenomenal GROSS 72 to capture the DOUBLE TITLE.....TOC Champion and LOW GROSS Champion
- SANDEEP BHASIN runs away with a NET 67 for the MASTERS FLIGHT
- JAZ SINGH dominates with a NET 63 for the PLAYERS FLIGHT
- Closest to the Pin to our new member SUBASISH SAHA
- Long Drive to ABI VICKRAM
- 8 Skins won in the MASTERS flight
- 7 Skins won in the PLAYERS flight
- GRAND RAFFLE PRIZE WINNER......VISHAL GOYAL with a $400 gift card for the Yocha De He Pro Shop!!!!
For 2017 and onward.......it PAYS to know your RULES. All Breakfast and Post Round raffles will have an element of knowing the rules to enhance your opportunity to win. If you are called upon and answer the rules question correctly, 2 bonus raffle tickets will be entered on your behalf for the GRAND PRIZE drawing.
The payouts for YOCHA are attached and your payouts will be paid via PAYPAL.
Congrats to all our winners and it's time to move to the next IAGA Tour stop at Coyote Creek.
See you there!!!