Farley & Carlos Dominate Golf Championship
The weather couldn’t have been better — 70 and sunny to start a perfect October day. Yes, the wind did pick up considerably as the day progressed, but by then, the refreshments had kicked in. There were some very strong players who set out to rule the course. Little did they know that an unlikely duo would crush them all by the end of the day.
True to form, Commissioner Dan Einhorn found a novel way to pair paddle/golfers into teams. It was only AFTER the rounds had been played and all had gathered at the Cedar Club that poker chips were drawn and scorecards were matched up to figure out a new champion.
Forget that Jim Carlos’ handicap is 14 and Mike Farley’s is 20+, when it comes to winning championships, these two combined their talents to shoot a handicap-aided 63 on an incredibly challenging Hidden Glen course.
“We didn’t even know that we were partners… I didn’t even play particularly well.” said Carlos. Farley, was less humble saying, “After I lost the fifth ball, I kind of figured I’d be on the edge of victory… good thing I had that double bogey backstop on every hole.”
Pin placement was challenging throughout the course, to say the least — just ask Matt Monroe, who’s birdie putt on the last hole started 20 feet above the hole and ended up 30 yards below it. “Now that’s some bullshit.”
None-the-less, how can you beat Indian Summer weather, sunshine on your back, a beer in your hand and outstanding company throughout the day? Be sure you sign up for next year’s Championship, you may end like Jim & Mike, or perhaps even Steve Mayer, who was only too happy to model his championship green jacket to an adoring crowd on the deck, back at the Cedar Club… said Squirrel, “So I won it for paddle years ago, but who really cares?”