McGahan again and again

first_imgPSC golf from the Caddy ShackWednesday, March 30, Crystal Bay – StablefordSeventeen Caddy Shack golfers made the trip to Crystal Bay on Wednesday to play the B & C layout off the white tees. ‘Phonsie’ McGahan was once again in the winners’ circle with an A Flight winning 38 points to finish two up on Cathal Donoghue.  It was a battle of the Dave’s in B Flight with Dave Bramley edging it by a single point over Dave Strang.A Flight1st Alphonsie McGahan (6) 38pts2nd Cathal Donoghue (13) 36ptsB Flight1st Dave Bramley (17) 37pts2nd Dave Strang (18) 36pts2’s:  Tom BreslinFriday, April 1, Greenwood – StablefordA smaller group of 14 took on the challenge of Greenwood on Friday off the white tees so just the one flight on the day.Alphonsie McGahan continued his dominant form to head the field with an even par 36 points, just edging Graham Beaumont on count-back.  Dave Strang and Mike Phillips filled out the podium.1st Alphonsie McGahan (6) 36pts2nd Graham Beaumont (12) 36pts3rd Dave Strang (18) 32pts4th Mike Phillips (10) 32pts2’s:  Phonsie McGahanlast_img read more

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McGahan magic at Green Valley

first_img3rd Mark William (9) 38ptsB Flight1st Kevin Hamilton (19) 39pts2nd Tom Breslin (26) 38pts3rd Steven Phillips (29) 37ptsTwo flights on Wednesday at the groups home course of Green Valley.  The scoring was good, especially in the A Flight were Phonsie McGahan returned a superb 43 points to take the win ahead of Brian Orr, who himself came in with a great 41 point return.  Mark William was third with a ‘meager’ 38 points. PSC golf from The Caddy ShackWednesday, Jan. 4, Green Valley – StablefordA Flight1st Phonsie McGahan (7) 43pts2nd Brian Orr (15) 41pts In the B Flight Kevin Hamilton came out on top with a 39 point haul to finish one better than Tom Breslin in second and two up on Steven Phillips in third.  Steven had the consolation of recording the only birdie ‘2’ of the day.Friday, Jan. 6,Crystal Bay –StablefordA Flight1st Ted Gardner (6) 39pts2nd Doug Crowe (8) 39pts3rd Emmet White (10) 38ptsB Flight1st Olly (22) 40pts2nd Bruce Tollitt (19) 35pts3rd Dave Bramley (18) 35ptsThe good scores continued at always tough Crystal Bay on Friday with Olly top scoring on 40 points to claim the B Flight honours ahead of Bruce Tollitt and Dave Bramley; Bruce getting the better of the count back in the battle for second place.Ted Gardner meanwhile took out the A Flight with a fine 39 points off his 6 handicap to just edge Doug Crowe on another count back, and Emmet White completed the podium a further point behind.Doug Crowe, Mark William, Jim McGovern and Brian Orr shared the ‘2’s pot between them.last_img read more

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Morgan & Carlton star at Pattavia

first_imgPSC Golf from the Phantom Golf SocietyMonday, Jan. 18, Pattavia – StablefordAfter the first 2 weeks of January being taken up by the PSC Club Championship and Colin’s Golf Society’s 3-day tournament at the Green Valley complex, it was back to business as usual last week with a combined competition at the Pattavia Golf Course.We had 6 groups signed up and a normal tee time of 10.00am, which we were easily on time for despite the roadworks on 331, although we weren’t so lucky on the way home.John Carlton  (left) & Vero Morgan. Our first group got away 10 minutes ahead of schedule in perfect weather although it was a bit “steamy” with very little wind.  The course was in good shape with the greens being considerably more friendly than has been reported lately.  There were no major holdups in the earlier groups and our round was over in about four hours and 10 minutes.Playing exceptional golf it was one of my playing partners, John Carlton, who won the A Flight with an almost flawless 41 points.  Dave Dadwallader came second on 38 and ‘Mr. Consistency’ (well most of the time) Christian “Psycho” Boysen ended up in third spot with 36 points.Christian Boysen (left) with Nicklas Lohse.We had a “bolter” in the B Flight with Vero Morgan taking out first place with an outstanding 44 points.  With 2 golfers tied 11 shots further back on 33 points a count back was needed which resulted in second place going to Jim Proctor (18 point back nine) and Peter Gangur (16 point back nine) finishing in third.A Flight (0-20)1st John Carlton (11) 41pts2nd Dave Dadwallader (14) 38pts3rd Christian Boysen (10) 36ptsB Flight (21+)1st Vero Morgan (26) 44pts2nd Jim Proctor (22) 33pts3rd Peter Gangur (22) 33ptsNear Pins: #4 Torben Lindgaard, #13 Rita ZoebelliLong Putts: #9 Larry Gibb, #18 Jim ProctorFriday, Jan. 22, Mt. Shadow – StablefordWith a fabulous field of 40 golfers we headed off to Mountain Shadow after confirming with the golf course that we would have more than the original 6 groups that we had booked for.  The course was quite busy but we were able to get our first group away a few minutes ahead of our scheduled 10.00am tee time.The weather was fine being hot & humid and the golf course was in very good shape with the greens being firm and true.  The field moved smoothly throughout the round and most of us completed the round in about four hours & twenty minutes.With the large field we were able to have three flights, A Flight for 0 to 14, B Flight for 15 to 19 and C Flight for players with handicaps of 20 and over with three places in each flight.  In addition there were four nearest the pins and 2 longest first putts on th 9th & 18th greens.The winner in A Flight was Christian Boysen who had 34 points, 2 more that Gerd Riedler in second place and with 2 golfers on 30 points the resultant count back saw Ed Wyckoff (17 point back nine) finish third with Dave Cadwallader (15 point back nine) just missing out.Nat Rukkid (17 point back nine) was the winner of B Flight with 31 points on count back from Colin “Donkey” Davis (15 point back nine) in second place.  In yet another count back to decide third place we had 2 players on 28 points and it was Dave Lehane (16 point back nine) who prevailed over a luckless Jayson Schembri (15 point back nine).With the best score of the day it was youngster Nicklas Lohse who triumphed in C Flight with a fine 39 points and Tore Eliassen was second with 36.  It was count back time again with 2 on 32 points and third place was won by Vero Morgan (19 point back nine) while Barry Elphick (13 point back nine) just missed out.A Flight (0-14)1st Christian Boysen (10) 34pts2nd Gerd Riedler (8) 32pts3rd Ed Wyckoff (12) 30ptsB Flight (15-19)1st Nat Rukkid (18) 31pts2nd Colin Davis (19) 31pts3rd Dave Lehane (18) 28ptsC Flight (20+)1st Nicklas Lohse (29) 39pts2nd Tore Elliassen (21) 36pts3rd Vero Morgan (26) 32ptsNear Pins: #5 Ed Wyckoff, #8 Maurice Roberts, #15 Tore Elliassen, #17 Ian PicklesLong Putts: #9 Dave Cadwallader, #18 Ian PicklesNote: The Phantom Golf Society welcomes golfers of any persuasion – low & high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners.  We generally play Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, meeting at The Phantom Bar in Soi Buakhow at 8.00 am with transport departing at 8.30 am.  Breakfast is now available at the Phantom Bar from 7.30am onwards.  For bookings or more information please contact Peter on 0806 351 386 or email to [email protected]last_img read more

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WDFW Approves Razor Clam Dig Starting March 2

first_imgFacebook2Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Clam diggers can return to two coastal beaches Monday (March 2) through Thursday (March 5) to dig razor clams during a month packed with potential digging opportunities.The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig at Long Beach and Twin Harbors after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat.As in previous openings, the dig is scheduled on evening tides. No digging will be allowed on any beach before noon.Under state law, diggers are required to keep the first 15 clams they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.The four-day dig is scheduled for the following dates, beaches and low tides:March 2, Monday, 4:49 p.m.; 0.5 feet, Long Beach, Twin HarborsMarch 3, Tuesday, 5:26 p.m.; 0.4 feet, Long Beach, Twin HarborsMarch 4, Wednesday, 5:59 p.m.; 0.4 feet, Long Beach, Twin HarborsMarch 5, Thursday; 6:30 p.m.; 0.5 feet, Long Beach, Twin HarborsWDFW shellfish managers have tentatively scheduled a nine-day dig beginning March 16. Low tides will switch to morning from evening tides midway through the proposed dig on the following dates, beaches and tides:March 16, Monday, 4:15 p.m.; 0.3 feet, Long Beach, Twin HarborsMarch 17, Tuesday, 5:08 p.m.; -0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin HarborsMarch 18, Wednesday, 5:57 p.m.; -0.5 feet, Long Beach, Twin HarborsMarch 19, Thursday, 6:42 p.m.; -0.5 feet, Long Beach, Twin HarborsMarch 20, Friday, 7:26 p.m.; -0.4 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, MocrocksSeasonal switch to morning tidesMarch 21, Saturday, 7:55 a.m.; -0.5 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, MocrocksMarch 22, Sunday, 8:42 a.m.; -0.7 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, MocrocksMarch 23, Monday, 9:31 a.m.; -0.6 feet, Long Beach, Twin HarborsMarch 24, Tuesday, 10:21 a.m.; -0.3 feet, Long Beach, Twin HarborsAll diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2014-15 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW’s website and from license vendors around the state.More information about razor clams is available on WDFW’s webpage.last_img read more

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Olympia Arts Walk Registration Now Open

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of OlympiaOlympia Arts Walk is a semi-annual community event celebrating the arts.Thousands gather in downtown Olympia in both the Spring and Fall for a festive arts experience that uses creativity to connect and engage people. Many of our unique downtown businesses and organizations transform their spaces into creative hubs filled with art, demonstrations, and performances.If you are a venue looking to highlight artists and/or performances happening in your space during the event please register by July 15, 2018. Benefits of registration include being connected with our 14,000+ attendees, supporting downtown community development, and celebrating the arts.If you are an artist or performer looking to pair up with a venue, or a venue looking for artists or performers be sure to visit www.olyspeaks.org and visit the Arts Walk online forum. On the Arts Walk Oly Speaks online forum you can share information about your artwork or space and find your Arts Walk match.Early Bird and Non-profit/Art Studio discounts available. Standard registration options start at $109, with combined discounts of up to $50 for registering early or non-profit groups. To receive the early bird rate of $20 off simply register by July 7, 2018 and enter promo code EBFA2018 at check out. To receive the non-profit and studio discount of $30 off, enter promo code NPFA2018 at check out.Arts Walk is presented by the City of Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation Department and Olympia Arts Commission, with support from Art House Designs, Capitol City Press, Capitol Heating & Cooling, MIXX 96fm and Oly Arts.For additional event information visit: www.olympiawa.gov/artswalkFeatured photo credit: Sarah Gonialast_img read more

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New Colts Neck Roundabout Nearing Completion

first_imgCOLTS NECK – A new traffic roundabout aimed at reducing accidents at one of this township’s most dangerous intersections is nearing completion and should be open to vehicles in mid-May. While severe ice and snow conditions delayed construction during the winter, all work should be finished only a month later than originally planned, said Monmouth County Engineer Joseph Ettore.The project, at the intersection of the once sleepy country intersection of Heulitt Road, Dutch Lane (County Route 46) and Crine Road (County Road 4), was approved last summer at a cost of $1,256,313, to be paid entirely by the county, which is overseeing the work. The design is similar to the roundabout at the Route 520 entrance to Brookdale Community College in Lincroft. Rather than flagpoles in the center, the Colts Neck roundabout will feature a large fir tree.The intersection became increasingly problematic as the township grew, with school buses and drivers from other municipalities utilizing it to transverse the township. The roundabout was first proposed over eight years ago after a school bus accident there. Officials said there have been several serious, near fatal accidents since at that location, which is driven by as many as 3,600 vehicles per day. The nearby resident who first championed the roundabout, Cathi Trost, passed away several years ago.There was some local opposition to the roundabout’s construction during public hearings last summer. Residents objected to the removal of large old trees; some called the roundabout “overkill.” Township Committeeman, lifelong resident and local farmer Thomas Orgo stated, “The problem is that people speed over the hill. How will they know the roundabout is there? They will look like the Dukes of Hazzard coming over the hill.” County officials testified the tree removal and road widening would improve sightlines.After extensive study, the Monmouth County Division of Engineering prepared plans and specifications for the project that were approved by the Monmouth County Freeholders, the Colts Neck Township Committee and the New Jersey Department of Transportation. The county negotiated with homeowners adjacent to the intersection to purchase additional property for the project.“We looked at the circulation patterns and tested for all types of vehicles including school buses,” said Daria Jakimowska of the county engineering division. “Every single movement is available. It does work and I have the proof. Features are incorporated into the roundabout that forces drivers to slow down.” Ettore said construction of a modern roundabout will correct sub-standard geometry at Heulitt and Crine Roads where they cross Dutch Lane, adding the previous configuration “was not safe or efficient.”Relocation of utilities at the site, originally scheduled to be completed by the end of 2014, was delayed by severe weather and finally finished on April 8 by Kiely Construction of Long Branch. The general contractor for the project is Earle Construction of Wall. Ettore said this project was designed so the relocation of existing utilities and all drainage work would be completed prior to the start of construction so work on the roundabout could proceed unimpeded after ward.The roads leading into the roundabout have speeds of 40 and 45 miles per hour, which will not change. Once a vehicle enters the roundabout, it must proceed at 20 m.p.h., Ettore said, adding, “That’s why it’s considered traffic-calming. All traffic on all approaching roads must yield at the roundabout.” The intersection has been closed on and off during construction. Near the end of April, Ettore said periods of closure and detours will last another ten days so the final work can get done on time. The radius of the Colts Neck roundabout will be slightly larger than the one at Brookdale, he said.— By Laura Kolnoskilast_img read more

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GRADED STAKES SPRINT WINNERS CONQUEST TWO STEP, WILD DUDE & CHITU SIGNED ON FOR SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $250,000 SAN CARLOS STAKES; COMEBACKING KOBE’S BACK ATTEMPTS TO RETURN STRONG WITH NEW BARN

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March, 4 2015) – Graded stakes winners Conquest Two Step, Wild Dude and Chitu head a field of strong sprint contenders in Saturday’s Gr. II, $250,000 San Carlos Stakes at seven furlongs. Comebacking Kobe’s Back makes his first start since July in a new barn, gains a Hall of Fame rider and helps to round out a competitive field of nine older horses.A winner of the Grade II Palos Verdes Stakes in his most recent outing on Jan. 31, Conquest Two Step ran second, by a nose, to top older horse Shared Belief in the Gr. I Malibu Stakes two starts back on Opening Day, Dec. 26 going seven furlongs; after being steadied at the five eighths pole.The 4-year-old colt by Two Step Salsa trained by Mark Casse earned a career-high Beyer Speed figure of 105 in the Palos Verdes and will retain the services of regular rider Joe Talamo. Conquest Two Step will go seven furlongs for only the second time in his career Saturday and has only been out of the money once in 10 lifetime starts.Conquest Two Step is owned by Conquest Stables, LLC. He is 10-3-5-1 overall with earnings of $309,408.Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer will be well represented by Wild Dude, who will be making his second start off an almost nine month layoff. The consummate sprinter ran third in his last out to Conquest Two Step in the Gr. II Palos Verdes and will again have leading rider Rafael Bejarano aboard. Preceding the Palos Verdes, he ran second to Gr. I sprint champ Big Macher prior to his layoff in the Gr. II Potrero Grande in April, 2014.The 5-year-old horse by Wildcat Heir is owned by Hollendorfer and Green Smith. He is 11-4-3-2- overall with $344,220 in earnings.Jerry Hollendorfer also has entered Outside Nashville, who comes off an eighth place finish in the Gr. III seven furlong, General George Handicap at Laurel Feb. 16.Chitu, a winner of the Gr. III Sunland Derby a year ago, ran ninth in the 2014 Kentucky Derby, but came back in October after a layoff to win the seven furlong Damascus Stakes at Santa Anita and was third in his most recent start, the Malibu, behind Shared Belief and Conquest Two Step. After dueling for the lead throughout most of the Malibu, Chitu fought back and continued “willingly to the end” losing by only three fourths of a length.After being ridden by east coast-based Joel Rosario in his last two starts, Martin Garcia gains the mount on Chitu and the pair will break from the rail. Off since December, he will run seven furlongs for the third consecutive time Saturday.Owned by Tanma Corporation and trained by Bob Baffert, he is 7-4-1-1 overall with earnings of $597,800.Away since July 2014, Kobe’s Back will make his first start for new trainer Peter Eurton and will also gain the services of rider Gary Stevens.A Kentucky Derby hopeful following an impressive 5 ¼ length win in the San Vicente in February, Kobe’s Back went on to run seventh in the Gr. II Rebel at Oaklawn in March for then trainer John Sadler. Kobe’s Back ran fifth in his most recent start, the Gr. I Bing Crosby Stakes at Del Mar in July, going six furlongs on synthetic Polytrack.Since entering Peter Eurton’s barn in the winter, he seems to be growing and filling out as a 4-year-old. “I feel pretty good about him,” said Eurton. “I like everything I see and he seems like he should run his race.” New jock Gary Stevens has been working him in the mornings and Eurton has expressed that he likes what he is hearing from Stevens.A colt by Flatter, he is owned by CRK Stable and is 9-2-1-1- overall with $276,250 in earnings.Majestic City will shorten up after his last seven attempts at routing as he comes off a nine month layoff for trainer Ron Ellis and will try rider Tyler Baze for the first time. Most recently fourth in the Gr. II Californian Stakes May 31 going 1 1/8 miles, he ran fifth to Fed Biz in the Gr. II Pat O’Brien Stakes at Del Mar in August 2013, his last attempt at seven furlongs.Owned by Jeff Bloom’s Bloom Racing Stable, LLC, Majestic City is 22-4-4-4- overall with $448.960 in earnings.The complete field for the Grade II Palos Verdes Stakes, to be run as the 9th race on an 11-race card Saturday, in post position order with jockeys and weights: Chitu, Martin Garcia, 118; Outside Nashville, Kent Desormeaux, 118; Majestic City, Tyler Baze, 118; Conquest Two Step, Joseph Talamo, 123; Kobe’s Back, Gary Stevens, 118; El Nino Terrible, Fernando Perez, 118; Wild Dude, Rafael Bejarano, 118; Midnight Hawk, Victor Espinoza, 118; Blues Blaster, Juan Sanchez, 118. –30–last_img read more

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