This keeps the pot boiling
By Charles Prokop
Golf is a fickle game. A golfer can be playing wonderfully, have one bad hole, and watch helplessly as his game goes into a tailspin. Consider Rickie Fowler's case. After winning the first tournament of his career and winning over 2 million dollars in the month of May, the hugely popular Fowler entered the last round of the Memorial at the top of his game, one stroke ahead of Tiger Woods. After an early double bogey began a slide into a 12 over par round, Fowler finished 16 strokes behind the victorious Tiger.
But change can also be for the better. Kyle Stanley had never won on the PGA tour, but he came within one shot of winning in San Diego and immediately followed up with a victory in Phoenix. Jason Dufner was winless in 163 attempts before he finally tasted victory in New Orleans.
I don't know if Maurice Theis has a vacation planned, but right now he's playing more like Jason Dufner than like Rickie Fowler. Back in early April, the Good Old Boy from Boerne shot his age and blistered the course for 13 points. A few weeks later he followed that up with a 6-point round, and at last week's tournament he again took first place with an 82 that earned 7 points. His round featured pars on the ninth and eighteenth, two of the toughest holes at the Flying L.
Sam Martin of Lakehills took second place with a 6-point round of 89.
Three players tied for third place with 4 points. The perennially hot Walter Stroman of Boerne carded a 3 over par round of 75 and took medalist honors, closest to the hole on number 12, and his share of third place. Harry Caylor, the CPA from Boerne and long-time Good Old Boy, earned his 4 points with a round of 82. Gene Ballard's 85 was also good for 4 points, and included closest to the hole prizes on numbers 2 and 7.
Dale Daugherty and Jack Finger, both of San Antonio, earned 3 points.
Daugherty shot 82 and Finger came in with 87. Jeff Hoard, the Flying L Director of Golf, shot 84 to match Daugherty's and Finger's 3 points.
Charlie Thomas of Bandera turned in another good round with a 79, and Bandera's Max Konz earned closest to the hole honors on number 17. There were 34 players in the field and points were worth $3.
The Good Old Boys are now beginning with a shotgun start at 8:30 am.
Everyone enjoyed the cooler weather of the early morning, and with all of us starting the round at the same time it was easy for all players to find a congenial group. We welcomed several new members this week and are always happy to add new players, so all golfers looking for a good game are encouraged to come to the Flying L on Mondays and/or Wednesdays for our modified Stableford tournaments.
Tee time both days is 8:30.