3 Turkeys Crowned First Rocky Mountain Champions of the New Season.

Out with the old and in with the new.  The Rocky Mountain Chapter honored their 2021 Champions with an awards banquet on Saturday, November 27th.  The players took to the course at Thanksgiving Point in this first ever, Turkey Threesome, kicking off the points earning for the 2022 season. 

A net stroke play scramble event, all eight teams were playing in one field.  Coming down to the 18th hole, trailing by a stroke, TEAM CORNSTALKS (58) were thinking birdie to get into a playoff, but Peter Fong had grander plans; hitting his drive 15 yards short of the front fringe and then chipping in for an EAGLE TWO!  It was enough for teammates Michael Waltz and Raul Delatorre to join Fong in hoisting the first trophies of the new season. 

TEAM MAC N CHEESE (Amann, S. Larsen, A. Johnson) (59) probably played the most steady golf all day, but they trot away with runner-up honors on this day.  TEAM PUMPKIN PIE (Henshaw, Woitalla, Barritt) (60) finished two strokes back after a disaster of a setback double bogey on #12. 

In the team super skins competition, TEAM TRYPTOPHAN (Burningham, Torres, & Smith) were the big winners with two of the five skins awarded.  The other three were taken by TEAM CRANBERRY SAUCE (Miller, Dean, Torbett) and TEAM MAC N CHEESE along with TEAM CORNSTALKS.

In honoring our season long performers for the 2021 season, the following players were recognized for their achievements, attitudes, sportsmanship and camaraderie representative of an amateur golfer. 

2021 Rocky Mountain Chapter – Division 1 – Player of the Year –  Jeff Clifford
2021 Rocky Mountain Chapter – Division 2 – Player of the Year – Jay DeJesus
2021 Rocky Mountain Chapter – Division 3 – Player of the Year – Dillon Patterson
2021 Rocky Mountain Chapter – Division 4 – Player of the Year – Blake Stevenson
2021 Rocky Mountain Chapter – Division 5 – Player of the Year – Bob Woitalla

2021 Rocky Mountain Chapter – Division 1 – Rookie of the Year – Michael Hollan

2021 Rocky Mountain Chapter – Division 2 – Rookie of the Year – Aaron Bascomb
2021 Rocky Mountain Chapter – Division 3 – Rookie of the Year – Justin Smith
2021 Rocky Mountain Chapter – Division 4 – Rookie of the Year – Shiv Kumar Subramaniam
2021 Rocky Mountain Chapter – Division 5 – Rookie of the Year – Josh Madden

2021 GOLFTEC Finish Strong Champion – Division 1 – Danny Meaders
2021 GOLFTEC Finish Strong Champion – Division 2 – Garrett Danielson
2021 GOLFTEC Finish Strong Champion – Division 3 – Mark Amann
2021 GOLFTEC Finish Strong Champion – Division 4 – Mark Ingalls
2021 GOLFTEC Finish Strong Champion – Division 5 – James Goodfellow

2021 Rocky Mountain Chapter AMBASSADOR of the Year – Shawn Larsen
2021 Rocky Mountain Chapter COMPETITOR of the Year – Peter Fong
2021 Rocky Mountain Chapter HOST of the Year – Cory Hester
2021 Rocky Mountain Chapter DEDICATION Award – Dennis McGraw
2021 Rocky Mountain Chapter SPORTSMAN of the Year – Mike Eames
2021 Rocky Mountain Chapter LIAISON of the Year – Mani Kottaichamy

Congratulations to all of our players on an Absolutely Amazing 2021 Season on the Amateur Players Tour.