2013 Stroke Play Championship

La Quinta Resort – Palm Springs, California
December 8-11, 2013

La Quinta Resort, in partnership with the outstanding private clubs at Bighorn and La Quinta Country Club in the California Desert provided a world-class experience for Members in attendance at the 2013 ASGA Stroke Play Championship! While days started cool, late-morning starts allowed ASGA players to take advantage of beautiful warm and dry days with temps near 70 degrees while much of the country battled snow and ice.

While we were disappointed to have three Members forced to cancel at the last minute due to travel issues, a great field was still able to participate and enjoy the hospitality and golf at the famous La Quinta Resort. As is always the case with ASGA events, the hospitality and camaraderie were featured throughout and we were thrilled to welcome six terrific new members to join us – Steve and Nancy Bloom of Clarendon Hills, IL; Bob Derks of Scottsdale, AZ; Tom Healy of Toronto, ON; Steve and Lisa Landis of Tequesta, FL; Jim and Pamela Williams of La Quinta, CA; David and Jo-Ann Willis of Vernon, ON – to their first event with ASGA and hope that we see them at many more to come.

Some great play also highlighted the week and congratulations in the Championship Division to new Member David Willis. David finished with an outstanding round of 75 at La Quinta CC, a difficult golf course that each year hosts the PGA Tour as part of the Humana Championship, to capture the title of 2013 ASGA Stroke Play Champion. Larry Den also played well, improving each day and took home the top honor in the Age 65+ Championship category. Hank Sammons took home the Low Gross title in the First Division while Laurence Schmid (who also tied at the top for Gross) claimed the Net Championship. Don White posted an outstanding final round 75, bettering his age (we won’t say by how many!) to win the trophy as the low Super Senior. Congratulations also to our good friend Joe Germano who just missed out on a trophy, but shot his age or better all three rounds of the Championship! Congratulations go to Sammy Masui who played well all three days in capturing the Stableford Division. Al Nickel started his final round with a hole-in-one en route to 45 points and a trophy as the Super Senior Stableford winner.

The ladies were led by Nancy Boyle who posted the most Gross Stableford points and Sandra Schmid who took top Net honors.