Flight 1 – Gross: Dick Covey, Bob White, Jim Parker, Jim Schaefer Net: Larry Glossip, Bob Walpert, Bill Forster Flight 2 – Gross: Steve Pope, Bill Wester, Roger Tipling Net: Cecil Mooney, Lyndon Tummons, Dan Menzie Flight 3 – Gross: Tom Weaver, Bob Corson, Tony Atkinson, Roger Fitzwater; Net: Del McCormick, Jim Whytlaw, Bill Aldrich Flight 4 – Gross: Tom Goddard, Robert Kinloch, Jerry Brierly; Net: David Dawley, Tom Nelson, Tom Wyrick Flight 5 – Gross: Richard Brand, John Ford, John Travers, Bill Thomas; Net: Earle Doman, Ken Meyer, Bob Lockhart
Longest Drive: Tom Weaver, Bob Corson, Russ Jenkins
Closest-to-Hole: #2 – Bill Wester 9’3″, Jim Whytlaw 15′, John Rathke 21’6″ #15 – Roger Tipling 2’9″, Bob Culver 4’2″, Gary Thurman 4’3″
After talking to the people that now operate Buffalo Ridge several times, we have decided to cancel this event for lack of interest on their part.
Facts: We had an agreement with Branson Creek to play in August. It was an agreement, like we negotiate with each location, and not a contract. We don’t guarantee anything, per say. But our reputation tells these courses that if we agree to play your course on a day we both agree to, we will be there. Hence, an agreement. It covers green fees, carts, range balls(if applicable), etc and a guess on how many will sign up to play. We sign an agreement.
We did this for Branson Creek, they sold the course. It becomes Buffalo Ridge and they don’t like our agreement. They want at least $75.00 per player versus $65.00 per player. No compromise, period. We informed them that the date of our event only warrants the lesser amount(kids back to school, Monday before Labor Day weekend, maybe their slowest Monday of the vacation season) but, they still want $75.00 per player.
If we go to $75.00 here, it will effect all the fees at all the upper echelon courses we now play. They will all certainly go up once they find out what we pay BR $75.00 per person.
Hence, we cancelled our event. We will not even be having an unofficial SSGA event there. I/WE want BR to know we are not happy with there decision. You can call me if you have any questions.
Dick Covey Tournament Director