Friday, April 17, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

New practice facility named for benevolent Watsons

BruceGallaudetClubhouseW

By
From page B1 | August 19, 2014 |

When the pitch-practice layout at El Macero Country Club opens in mid-October, it will have an official name — The John and Diane Watson Short Game Training Facility.

The announcement was made Monday night at the UC Davis Aggie golf program fundraiser, held at the country club’s restaurant.

The Watsons were principal donors in getting the new facility built. John Watson, the CEO of Chevron, is a UCD graduate.

Aggie golf coach Cy Williams told me earlier this summer that the short-game project will mean a lot to the proficiency of his players, and El Macero Country Club general manager David Knox knows his members will get a whole new handle on their close-in shots.

Salk takes Wildhorse title: Davis golfer Darin Salk came to play, carding a 75 from the big-boy tees to win Saturday’s Club Championship at Wildhorse Golf Course.

Pete Hackett chased home Salk with a 78 while Joe Walter crafted an 81 among those playing in the competitive scratch division.

Troy Martin’s handicaped 64 was the lowest of the first flight scores. Jim Colton (66) and Dominic Acia (69) also got on the imaginary podium.

In the second flight, Ronald Ruiz’s 61 put lots of yardage between him and the rest of the field, which featured William Smith (67) in second and Joe Garske (68) finishing third.

Wildhorse general manager Bryan O’Malley was pleased with the tournament and is excited to report that the facility’s monthlong trap rehabilitation project is almost complete.

Best 2-of-4: You never know who’s going to step up when a foursome gets to take only its two best shots.

On Saturday at Davis Golf Course, the group of Ed Johnson and Isiah, Bud and Dick Hale got the best of the rest of the field in shooting 109.

As good as that score was, it wasn’t a runaway …

Scott Panzich, Todd Chase, Dave McIntire and Mike Ozella finished just two strokes behind while Larry Peterson, Tim Reid, Paul Ochs and Earl Booth (112) and Scott Stewart, Mike Pappa, Ted Villanueva and Don Pappa (113) were in the hunt.

The juniors take over: Playing from the white tees (6,554 yards), Jackson Kavrell fired a 76 to win the El Macero 18-hole boys Junior Club Championship on Sunday. Alyssa Yee won the girls junior trophy with a 96.

Playing from the gold tees, Carsen Quick took one nine-hole title while Dylon Johnson — also managing a 50 — took the junior-tee nine-hole championship.

What? A 59 with a 3-putt? Kevin Sutherland of Sacramento became the seventh PGA golfer to card a 59 when he turned the trick Sunday in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Champions Tour in New York.

Get this: Sutherland was 8-under par after nine holes and three-putted the 18th (he missed a 10-footer for 58).

Sutherland, whose brother David is a guest pro/teacher and provides member clinics at El Macero Country Club, had a previous pro low round of 62.

I wonder how many strokes the 50-year-old Kevin will have to give younger brother David next time out?

— Bruce Gallaudet is a staff writer for The Davis Enterprise. Reach him at [email protected] or 530-320-4456.

Comments

comments

Bruce Gallaudet

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

    Psychedelic rock posters recall 1960s concerts

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    UCD study: Crickets not enough to feed the world just yet

    By Kathy Keatley Garvey | From Page: A1

    It’ll be a perfect day for a picnic — and lots more

    By Tanya Perez | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Turning a mess into olive oil success

    By Dave Jones | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    UCD expands emergency notification service

    By Julia Ann Easley | From Page: A2

     
    California vaccine bill stalls; will come back next week

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

    Cities: California water reduction order unrealistic, unfair

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    Bob Dunning: Chasing criminals and water-wasters

    By Bob Dunning | From Page: A2

    Enjoy a chemistry bang on Picnic Day

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Start your Picnic Day with pancakes

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Local students to perform at fundraising concert

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A3 | Gallery

     
    CA House hosts crepe breakfast

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Doxie Derby crowns the winning wiener

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Fundraiser benefits Ugandan women

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    See pups at Picnic Day

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4 | Gallery

     
    Davis poet will read his work at library

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Free blood pressure screenings offered

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4Comments are off for this post

     
    Rotary Club hosts whisky tasting

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Ribs and Rotary benefits local charities

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Dodd plans fundraising barbecue in Davis

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Soroptimists set date for golf tourney

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Socks collected for homeless veterans

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Council will present environmental awards Tuesday

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

     
    Invention and upcycling to be honored at Square Tomatoes Fair

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

     
    Take a peek at Putah Creek on daylong tour

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5 | Gallery

    Pence Gallery Garden Tour tickets on sale

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

     
    UC Davis Circle K Club wins awards at district convention

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

    Davis authors featured at writing conference in Stockton

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

     
    Sign up soon for Davis history tour

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A6 | Gallery

    Campus firearms bill passes Senate committee

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

     
    Emerson featured at photography program

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

    Portuguese influence in Yolo County detailed

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

     
    Concert and dance party celebrate KDRT’s 10 years on the air

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7 | Gallery

     
    Survival skills to be taught at preserve

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9

    .

    Forum

    The new one puts her foot down

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

     
    Tom Meyer cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A8

    It’s time to fight for California’s jobs

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

     
    Future leaders give back

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A8

     
    Know where your gift is going

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A8

    Pipeline veto a good move

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A8

     
    Artists offer heartfelt thanks

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A8

    .

    Sports

    DHS boys drop another Delta League match

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Aggie women ready to host (win?) Big West golf tourney

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1

    New strength coach hopes to stem UCD football injury tide

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Herd has too much for Devil softballers

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

    Les, AD Gould talk about the Aggie coach’s future

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1

     
    UCD roundup: Quintet of Aggie gymnasts honored for academics

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

     
    River Cats fall to Las Vegas

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B12

     
    Diamondbacks defeat Giants in 12 innings

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B12 | Gallery

    .

    Features

    DSF kicks off 10th anniversary celebration at the carousel

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: B5

     
    Many summer enrichment opportunities available for students

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: B5

     
    What’s happening

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: B5

    .

    Arts

    ‘True Story:’ In their dreams

    By Derrick Bang | From Page: A10 | Gallery

     
    ‘Once’ an unforgetable celebration of music, relationships

    By Bev Sykes | From Page: A11 | Gallery

     
    .

    Business

    Honda shows off new Civic at New York show

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

     
    .

    Obituaries

    Ruth Rodenbeck Stumpf

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Robert Leigh Cordrey

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    .

    Comics

    Comics: Friday, April 17, 2015

    By Creator | From Page: B10