Saturday, May 13, 2017 / ASU-Karsten

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.

Alan Arndt wasted no time in putting himself on the VGA map. Our new member struck for a fine 68 net and tied with Tony Judd who also had 68. Tony also is a relatively new member. Alan got first on a scorecard playoff and Tony got 2nd. Fred Baldwin and Neal Fisel also tied with net 70s with Fred winning 3rd place dough on the Scorecard playoff. Neal adds another Atta-a-Boy to his elaborate trophy case. Birdies were very valuable today as only 2 were good and netted “Scratch” Campos and “The Legend” Dan Clark $28 apiece. As for me I say my World for a flat piece of ground to hit off on ASU-Karsten. Next up Legacy on Wednesday, field scores below.

Next up for VGA, Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Legacy 7:40 AM $40.00.

Golf Humor 

Lifelong Golfing Ambition:

A golfer who was well into his golden years had a lifelong ambition to play one hole at Pebble Beach, California, the way the pros do it. The pros drive the ball out over the water onto the green that is on a spit of land that just out off the coast.

It was something he had tried hundreds of times without success. His ball always fell short, into the water. Because of this he never used a new ball on this particular hole. He always picked out one that had a cut or a nick.

One year he went out to Pebble Beach to try again. When he came to the fateful hole, he teed up an old cut ball and said a silent prayer. Before he hit it, however, a powerful voice from above said: “WAIT …REPLACE THAT OLD BALL WITH A BRAND-NEW BALL.”

He complied, with some slight misgiving, despite the fact that the Lord seemed to be implying that He was going to let him finally achieve his lifelong ambition.

As he stepped up to the tee once more, the voice came down again: “WAIT … STEP BACK … TAKE A PRACTICE SWING.”

So he stepped back and took a practice swing. The voice boomed out again: “TAKE ANOTHER PRACTICE SWING.”

He did. Silence followed. Then the voice spoke out again: “PUT THE OLD BALL BACK.”

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