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PCGC tee it up for Glendoveer East before “Stay Home, Stay Safe”
We had 27 players come out for what may be the last chance for golf before we all go under “house arrest”. Due to the COVID-19 situation Three Rivers Golf Course is closed and our outing next week is CANCELLED. With hopes of things getting back to normal in the near future we anticipate getting together for our next outing on April 19th at Salem Golf Course(stay tuned for updates).
With no tables and chairs available to us, the check in process was held over a barrel as Carl Louie’s office. Awareness of “Social Distancing” was the topic for the office cooler as we awaited our tee times and warmed up. Lek Vongthongthip showed off his new golf cart as we wondered if his grandmother was missing her shopping cart. The youth of our club mainly Rian, Brandon and Kay rented Golf Boards and channeled their inner “Tony Hawk” up and down the slopes of Glendoveer. Precautions on the course limited one rider per cart and they were probably not fully charged before being turned around as Hank Lawrence needed to call for “Road Assistance” in the back nine. One thing we notice about his new cart was the number was hand written and we nicknamed it the “ghetto cart”, but Hank argued that it was supporting local artist. At the end of the round we had no place to hang out and improvised with loosely spacing ourselves by the wall at the first tee. The Von Ebert Brewing (formerly Ringside) was popular for their $5.00 32 oz. canned beer as we saw Dale Okazaki stock up for his anticipated “hibernation”. Carl Louie decided to do the payouts and “Hit the Green” drawing at our next outing. Go to the event results page to see if you made the top 5 or if your KP held up.
We had 40 members and guests attend the banquet with suggested “social distancing” of one club length. Many were more trusting and meandered into the “gimme range”. President John Sturges opened the evening with acknowledgement of the 2019 Board and recap of 2019 events. PCGC showed support to the community with a donation to the Portland Chinese Scholarship Foundation (Mr. Scott Wong) and Ikoi No Kai (Mr. Don Matsuda). Last year’s recipient of the Scholarship award was Ms. Cindy Wu who wrote a nice thank you note stating we helped her with her goal of attending University of Portland to study Nursing. Mr. Don Matsuda thanked our club as with the current situation every dollar helps in keeping the Senior food service operational.
The staff of The Stockpot Broiler was very accommodating in serving our Braised Beef Brisket and Mediterranean Breast of Chicken dinner. Then VP Darryl Inouye and Rian Kindig gave away door prizes. The first ticket drawn drew “crickets” only to go to the one who misplaced his ticket – Pai Vongthongthip. The top prizes included a Sun Mountain golf bag, TaylorMade M2 hybrid, Calloway Mack Daddy wedge, Odyssey White Hot Pro putter and a dozen Pro V1 golf balls. Our “Mystery Prize” of the evening was claimed by Eric Dold which included 2 sleeves of golf balls, $30.00 gift card to Par West Golf and a roll of premium Toilet Paper (3 layer, low compression).
The entry for the NW Intercity (Vancouver BC) was awarded to John Sturges after Eric Dold had declined the prize due to a commitment to attend a Nebraska Cornhusker game. (Now we know why his eyes lit up for the TP as corn cobs can be a rough ride)
Clark setting the trophy table
Clark test drive the Mack Daddy
Matsu want Mack Daddy
Leontine helps with registration
Hank needs a drink
This could be trouble
Eric ask Carl “What is Social Distance?”
Rhonda pushing Raffle Tickets
President John Sturges
Scott Wong – Portland Scholarship Foundation
Don Matsuda – Ikoi No Kai
Clark gives Treasury Report
I found my ticket
What is the Mystery Prize
This is GOLD
Darryl presenting trophies
Lek’s 1st Trophy
Move over Alison … he’s sleeping with it.
I did not win this ...
Just standing in for the Yee’s – Michael and Waimun
We had 32 golfers at Stone Creek GC to compete for the Ron Eng Memorial Trophy and enjoy a BBQ Burger social after golf. Darryl Inouye set the front nine on fire by posting a 41 (net 26.5) to be the heavy favorite to add another trophy next to the Club Championship hardware he got last year. The back nine became a reality check and a brutal 5 putt at #16 proved costly. Laville Fendors was having a good day also, but overthinking the firming greens took away the confidence of playing for the back of the cup; resulting in some heartbreaking misses on some easy putts. This opened the door for Lek Vongthongthip who rallied in the back nine to card a 38 with a birdie – birdie finish to have his name etched on the trophy. A comment was made on how his ugly swing can get him a career of 3 Hole in One’s and a Ron Eng Memorial Trophy. He said this was his first win since he joined the club and relived each of his Hole in One’s. This brought up the debate of which is more memorable, winning the Club Championship or getting a Hole in One?? Clark Louie couldn’t remember too many trophies that Ron Eng won, but sure appreciates that Ron got a Hole in One at Forest Hills Hole #17 that was about 185 yards.
Eric Dold and new member Hank Lawrence waiting for Dan to clear the green
Norma Ninomiya going up the fairway
President John Sturges giving his address
Eric steps to the plate
Darren, Clark and Shane roll onto the 18th with their carts
Darren is loving that burger
April can’t decide if it goes left or right
Randy didn’t get the memo that everyone was wearing blue today
Waimun trying to chase down Darryl
Celia must have taken a practice swing … there is a pink ball on the fairway
Mark, Gunar and Dale waits for Forrest to putt out
Joe are you waiting for “Happy Feet” to putt out too??
Marvin stays close to the flag to avoid getting hit by a ball
Pai is wondering if there is an ATM inside
Dale doing some advance math on the scorecard
Hey is my burger done yet
Mark digging deep in the wallet to pay Darryl
Shane is happy to spend time with the gang
Randy feels better that Dale didn’t get the memo either
Gunar is excited to get his burger
Darryl not willing to share his burger
Hank tells everyone he passed the test to become a member