Wild Turkey Golf Club hosts Crystal Cup qualifier

23 Jul 2019 | 04:21

The Crystal Cup Qualifier Tournaments continue to be popular with both Resort Members and their guests. Twenty-three teams paired up to compete in a 2 person best ball competition at the Wild Turkey Golf Club on Friday, July 12 in an attempt to qualify for the end of year Crystal Cup Championship played at the end of the golf season.
The format was a 2-golfer team best ball competition with each golfer on the team playing their own ball and recording their gross score and net score. The lowest team score was recorded on the score card. The teams with the lowest team gross and net scores were declared the winners earning them prizes for the event and a spot in the Crystal Cup Championship.
The team of Donald Hemberger and Rick Thomson ended play with a 2 under par 68 gross score and the win in the low gross category. The team of Lisa Coe and Charles Vigilante took second place with a 2 over par 73. The prize for the lowest low net performance was the team of Anthony Rudick and Jordan who were declared the winners based on a match of cards with the second place team of Bob Mosier and Ed Lemire, both teams having carded a 9 under par 62.
Prizes on the skill events went to John Whiting whose closest to the pin shot on hole #7 of 11’6” bettered his wife Buffy’s shot of 14.8 by just 3 feet. Steve Friedberg took the closest to the pin honors on hole #14 with a tee shot that came to rest 19 feet from the cup. Lisa Coe won the long drive competition for the women and local favorite Steve VanDyk hit the longest drive for the men.
The Crystal Cup Member Appreciation Tournaments not only provide an opportunity for members to compete on the golf course, but many who own their own golf carts get to show off and have fun with making their carts distinctive. Such is the case with local golfer Bret Trenkmann who has adorned his cart with flags and a sign stating “Student Driver - Please be Patient”. Friends wonder if he is referring to his cart driving ability or his driving ability and play on the golf course. However they know better. Bret along with teammate Gene Komorowski ended up with a 3 over par 74 to take third place in the event.
— Story and photos courtesy John Whiting