By James Henry & Mike Freeman

Thanks to all who participated in the 12th Annual North Coast Section CWEA Golf Tournament.

The weather was overcast in the morning, in typical Humboldt fashion, but it burned off and became a beautiful day overall.  There were 7 teams this year, battling  for first place bragging rights in the Four-person Scramble at McKinleyville's Beau Pre Golf Course on June 15th.

After losing (way too many) golf balls, the score cards were adjusted using the Peoria Handicap.  The Peoria system is a one day tournament handicapping system designed to keep the scores tight, no matter the experience level of the golfers.  It certainly worked this year as all teams were within just a few strokes of each other.  The teams finished in the following order:

First Place went to City of Fortuna's "Slice-O-Matics". The team  consisted of: Mike Flockhart, Kevin Carter, Jessie Suelzle, & Frank Dore


Second Place went to McKinleyville Community Services District's “Turd Herders”. The team consisted of: James Henry, Mike Freeman, Chris Jones, & Jason Patton

First Place for Lowest Team Score without the Handicap went to “Thrifty Supply”. The team consisted of: Dan Cruz, Todd Wright, Kris Payne, & Bruce San Filippo

The “Most Honest Team” award (last place) went to "Bird Hunters" from Humboldt Community Services District. The team consisted of: Mickey Hulstrom, Doug Frey, Nathan Frey, & Louis Osburn.  This team was also given a series of group golf lessons courtesy of Rex Denham at Beau Pre Golf Course.  Thank you Rex!

Prizes were also awarded for KP’s (closest to the pin) on three holes and a longest drive.


Hole 4 KP - Dan Cruz

Hole 6 KP - Jason Dalton
Hole 17 KP - Frank Dore

Hole 10 Long Drive - Jason Patton


Finally, we would like to thank the Sponsors who made a donation for the tournament

Harper Motors Bella Vista Realty 3 T Equipment Co
Thrifty Supply J.L.F. Construction Kathy Richards-National Meter & Automation
Les Schwab Tires McKinleyville Village Pantry Hooven & Co.
Municipal Maintenance Equipment The Mill Yard Freshwater Environmental
Laco & Associates Beau Pre Golf Course S.H.N. Consulting Engineers
Sacred Grounds G.R.S. Construction GHD

If it weren’t for their support, this tournament would not have been so successful. Whenever possible let’s send some business their way.


Thank you to all who participated.  Hope to see you next year. Keep on hacking!

Our great sponsors that allow us to go out and have a good time
Pete from Hooven & Company
The team from Thrifty Supply
Jason Patton from MCSD
Looking downhill to the green at hole #7
Team Hooven & Company
Enjoying a great BBQ lunch.  Thank you Beau Pre!
Tons of great prizes thanks to our sponsors
The final scores.....
All seven teams
1st Place- City of Fortuna "Slice-O-Matics"
2nd Place - McKinleyville Community Services District "Turd Herders"
1st Place - (Lowest Team Score without the handicap) Thrifty Supply
Most Honest- (Highest Team Score) Humboldt Community Services District "Bird Hunters"
Hole #4 KP- Dan Cruz
Hole #6 KP- Jason Dalton
Hole #17 KP Frank Dore
Hole #10 Long Drive Jason Patton