Saturday, June 11th, 2016-ASU Karsten

hanks to the generosity and vision of those who helped launch ASU Karsten Golf Course decades ago, this links-style Pete Dye course has been the home to one of the strongest collegiate golf programs in the country. Awarded 4 1/2 stars by the prestigious Golf Digest Rating Panel, this well maintained and challenging design features Dye’s signature mounding and creative bunkering – making proper club selection essential for low scoring.
Thanks to the generosity and vision of those who helped launch ASU Karsten Golf Course decades ago, this links-style Pete Dye course has been the home to one of the strongest collegiate golf programs in the country. Awarded 4 1/2 stars by the prestigious Golf Digest Rating Panel, this well maintained and challenging design features Dye’s signature mounding and creative bunkering – making proper club selection essential for low scoring.
Tom Hecocks.
Tom Hecocks holes out in 1 stroke # 16 at ASU Karsten today. Playing at 170 + yards. Can’t wipe that smile of your face for a week or two. Thank you for buying the members a round of drinks too.

Wow if you missed this one you missed some fun. There was Neal Fisel acting like a cowboy at his first rodeo riding the hills of Karsten in perfect form. Smokin the field for 1st place and a great 63 net score. Good one Neal. Then there was Tim Haight coming in at 66 net, three strokes off Neal’s pace and claiming 2nd place, you got a groove going my man. Tied at 67 nets was my golf partner for the day Ron Gunderson, ever struggling but getting in for third place on the scorecard playoff and leaving another great effort by Eddie Little with the Atta-Boy. The big deal of the day was Tom Hecocks scoring a hole in one on # 16 hole. That my friends is no easy task. My only claim to fame on that hole is that I have actually hit the power lines twice before when playing the back tees. No hole in ones though, great work Tom. (It’s gotta be the no shoes)

The rain from the previous night made it a little humid but as I checked my weather on the last couple of holes the temperature was only 95. So that wasn’t a factor for most of us. Rumor was that Doug Rankin was run over by a runaway golf cart driven by his golf partner, but suffered mostly dignity injuries. Doug Patterson has applied for Bondurant School of driving training  in Phoenix. Have to be careful out there guys. Next up for VGA, Wednesday June 15 2016 Verrado (Raven) GC 7:15 AM $ 35.00, I’m told this course is great to play. Get out there.

Tommy “No shoes” Hecocks is back in town and added a Hole in One on #16 at ASU Karsten to his golf memorabilia. Due to a low spot where the pin is placed, Tom didn’t get to see his ball go in but low and behold there it was. Sweet!

Karsten Golf Course @ ASU 6-11-2016

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