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<strong>Beat the Pro back in swing</strong>

ANGEL FIRE —Due to popular demand, the weekly Beat the Pro Tournament is back on Friday afternoons with a 5 p.m., starting time beginning Friday (June 11). Each weekly tournament is a 3-person, scramble-style, shotgun start event. Don’t have a team? We’ll put one together for you! Teams can vary weekly — this is after all a social event. Sponsored by Budweiser. $20 for members, $30 for non-members. Fees include a cart. Call the Golf Shop at (575) 377-3055 for more information or to sign up. 

<strong>Chicks with Sticks</strong>

ANGEL FIRE — The Chicks with Sticks group is off the tee for the season and the first event played was a Bingo-Bango-Bongo. Coming in first place with 12 points was Julianne Allen, Debbie Schkade was second place with 11 points and Claudette Maitland was third with 10 points.

Another 9-hole ladies group called the Sunshine Girls are getting together on Friday mornings. They keep it simple. At 8 a.m. they  tee off on the back nine, no handicaps or fees are used, just show up and play. Some fun games will be arranged like scrambles, closest to the pin and longest drives will be added to the fun.

Anyone is welcome, call Maureen Williams at 575-377-3372 for more information. 

<strong>Gateway tourney brings mighty field</strong>

ANGEL FIRE — The annual Enchanted Circle Gateway Museum golf scramble went off without a hitch, but did suffer some hacking and slashing.

The field was seven four person teams and all proceeds will benefit the museum which recently opened in Eagle Nest.

Winning first place with an unprecedented 12 under par 60 was the team of John Howard, Peter Cronican and Robert Jones. Second place went to Shirley Rabuck, Paul Rabuck, Ron Harrison and Kathy Harrison.

Third place went to a foursome of malcontents, Marvin Sheriff, the steady and talented Russ Seymore, Joe Warren and Pablo May shot five under par 67 good enough for third place.

Closest to the pin on hole-8 went to Paul Rabuck and Davia Jarrett. The longest drive was Russ Seymore, short of Warren’s drive but in the fairway and Kathy Harrison hit one long for the ladies division.

<strong>Men’s golf association</strong>

The men played a best-ball event with handicap Thursday (June 3). Winning first place was Joe Cadle and Glen Haney shooting 59 on the day. Second place went to Richard Supple with a 60. Third place was Jon Bohannon and W. E. Enlow each shooting 61. Ted “I play too much golf” Hardy, Bubba (no relation to tour pro Bubba Watson) Davis, John Grace, Larry Peckham, Glen Troyer and John Herring tied for forth place shooting 63.

The Golf Flight winner was Gene Bird and Bill Smith (someone check their handicaps) shooting very low 56 and claiming top honors on the day.

Closest to the pin winners were Glen Haney on number six, Bobby Byrd on hole-8 and Paul Hable hit it close on the 12th hole. 

<strong>Women’s golf association</strong>

ANGEL FIRE — The ladies played a Sweet 16 event Tuesday (June 1) and the competition was stiff. Winning the A Flight was Shirley Rabuck shooting a very low 54. Cynthia Mahan was second with a 55 and Jamie Elliott was third shooting a 56 which included a hole-in-one on the difficult par three 6th.

The B Flight winner was Jackie Wilcox and Lynne Healer each shooting 52 on the day. Dody Watkinson shot 55 and ended up in third place. The C Flight winner was Eloise Schauer with a 52 and Penni Davey shot 53 sharing second and third place with Marcia Wiederstein who also shot a nice round of 53.