Wednesday, December 12, 2018, / Verrado Founders

John Fought and Tom Lehman collaborated on the course at Verrado Golf Club, a voluptuous design that meanders through the old Caterpillar bulldozer proving grounds. It’s up and down for 18 holes and that doesn’t mean “chip and a putt.” The course is good test with chances to score and a handful of memorable and scenic holes. Where Verrado Golf Course will eat you alive is in the bunkers. Some bunkers are hard to carry, others collect wayward shots. But the fairways are wide enough to avoid trouble, and what appears to be the safe shot off the tee will often bring greenside bunkers more into play. So pick your poison. While the back nine is far superior to the front, going out still has its fair share of memorable holes. A huge boulder 30 feet tall on the par-4 eighth jets out from the left side around which the fairway shapes itself. A perfect line from the tee box is to take the ball five yards right off its edge, but hitting the boulder is certain death by desert. The boulder was scheduled to crumble via dynamite, but stood up to the TNT and was deemed an immoveable object. Open and playable for all skill levels, the Verrado Golf Club is a sublime experience.

Verrado Founders Scoring

Nobody beats “Hard Hitting” John Adair on his course. John won it three ways today, 1st with a 64 net score,  2nd with 4 birdies, third with an Eagle on hole # 15. What a day and well done John in everyway. Dave Dean got 2nd place with a 69 net and Jim Niblack got 3rd with a 70 net. Atta Boy honors go to Doug Rankin at 73 net. Please, to shop any confusion with the scoring it will presented like this. Flt 1 and Flt 2 if needed will be listed separately but the overall winners are the 3 lowest net scores from both flights. They are the winners of the Big Dog points too. Others will be given money and  recognition in their individual Flight. If there is only one flight, same as always except please remember lowest net scores win the Big Dog points event if they didn’t enter the money pool. Also if you are going to play any tees other than the main tee listed on the tee sheet, make sure you mark your scorecard as such, and it would be a good idea to make sure the coordinator is aware of it. 

Big Dogs



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