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  1. Kerry says:

    Happy Birthday to David. Really DON’T know how you made it to 65 years old. I have chatted with one of our Sweet Utah Girls, and she said to Wish you Happy Birthday from The Utah Girls.
    And our Good Pal George, just said “Old Man”

    And Starting a New Job Tomorrow, Supposed to be Retiring at THIS AGE.

    Is May ever going to come around?

  2. Kerry says:

    George I did wish you a Happy Birthday in October.

    And David, I’m sure this Sweet Lassie, would probably not appreciate being called a Laddie.

  3. Kerry, my birthday was in Oct, but thanks for the compliment anyway. LOL…….STMF

  4. David DeRango says:

    I also extend my happy birthday wishes to this very wonderful laddie.
    Enjoy your day and hope to see you in Mesquite so I can buy you a belated birthday drink.

  5. David DeRango says:

    Good news to all my Mesquite golf buddies I just landed a new job at Cummins Allison my start date will be 12/17/18
    Now you ask yourself what so good about this David will not be able to get vacation time for the Mesquite AM?
    Well being the Purchasing manager that I am I negotiated a 3 week vacation and by the time May comes around I will have 6 days of vacation to use.
    Of course all will depend on me passing the drug / alcohol test and the background check so I could not be employed 🙂 never know what they will find LOL.
    Correct George 174 days but I could miss the first skin game not sure yet but I will let you know!
    But keep me in all three games. CANNOT WAIT.

  6. Kerry says:

    I would like to wish my Favorite East Coast Beauty/Hottie a Very Happy Birthday. Hope your day was Awesome.

  7. george salcedo says:

    under 6 months, 175 days to go. STMF

  8. Kerry says:

    Looking forward to seeing Jim in SLC next month.

  9. David DeRango says:

    Ok lets try it again for some dumb reason I and not post to the blog!!
    $300 is the same as last year which is fine I won most of it back.
    Count me in George!! or unless I get a job that will not let me get time off !!!
    Any way I hope all my Mesquite golf buddies had a great Thanksgiving I know I did.
    Plus I finally spent my winnings from the AM, Callaway had the ROGUE fair way woods on sale saved $100 so I got the
    3 & 5 on order and should be seeing them this week. You know I will want to try them out once I get them so I will be headed to the range once the weather get in to the 40’s some time maybe???
    Cannot wait 180 days for the first skin game or retirement in 30 days!!!!

  10. Kerry says:

    You are so kind sir.
    Sounds like Smokehouse Garlic bread for Sat Night.
    Means a Friday road trip for me.

  11. I am sorry that i left out prices for the weekend rounds.

    Sat at Corral Canyon will be 80
    Sun at Falcon Ridge will be 100
    Mon at Casablanca is 120

    Total for weekend is 300

    181 days. STMF

  12. Kerry says:

    Beautiful Day here, in Burbank, California. Oh, not relocating to here, grew up here.
    I’m sorry George, but not meaning to be a pain, but what is the fee,/cost for Sat & Mon events?
    Or are you still calculating these out?

  13. Kerry says:

    Yo Folks,

    Happy Thanksgiving

  14. Wanted to update everyone on the pre games better known as the Doing it in the Desert Bruce King memorial.

    Sat, May 25th we will be invading Corral Canyon for a 9am (utah time) shotgun start. We will be running a gross game and optional net game. Also included in your fee is a CTP on all par three’s. I am sure the Chi Chi par three contest will be an option as well. We will max out at 72 players. 1000 in skins on the line, 80 on each par three for a full field.

    Sun, May 26th we will trek to Falcon Ridge golf course, this will also be a gross skins game with a optional net game. Cost is 100. Included is golf, lunch, some drink tickets and a CTP contest on each hole including an entry for the 2020 Mesquite Am on one of the holes. We will max out at 100 golfers and the payout is 2000 in skins and 400 total on 4 of the par threes with a full field.

    Monday, May 27th is the big daddy at Casablanca golf. This is a net game using the Lowest handicap you have had in the past 12 months or your Mesquite Am handicap. There will also be a optional net game and the Chi Chi par three contest. Included is golf, range, breakfast, a tee gift, skins money, par three contest, drink tickets and of course the chance to see and participate in the annual memorial day costume contest. This year there will be an individual winner and a group winner. A putting contest will also be contested and a picture booth will be up for your enjoyment. With a full field of 152, yes 152, skins payout is 3000 and CTP 300 plus an entry into the 2020 Mesquite Am. This round tends to go slow, so if you are used to zipping around in 2 hours at your local muni this is probably not for you. If you are looking to have a great time with a chance to meet some great people than this is for you.

    I will be opening the website sometime in early January and due to some no shows last year i will be requiring deposits. 185 days till I am wheels up, see all of you soon. STMF

  15. David DeRango says:

    My birthday is not a big deal really has never been a big deal but I thank you.

    First I want to wish all my Mesquite golf buddies a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

    The wife and I will be driving to Vegas the day after Christmas and spend 2 weeks.
    This will be are start to my retirement and be moving to Vegas permanently.
    So I will be playing more golf and be with you on you two man tournament George.

  16. Kerry says:

    Got any idea of the weekend warm up courses to the 2019 Bruce King Memorial Scholarship Skins Game on
    Memorial Day, May 27, 2019?
    I remember you mentioned Corral Canyon for Saturday, May 25th. So I guess I’m just wondering about Sunday,
    May 26th.
    And being the “Sandbagger”, “All My Friends” say I am, You’ll only be giving me Half of my HI?
    FYI: Will NOT be playing 9 Straight Days of Golf this year. But am Hoping to Play Las Vegas National again, Richard?
    Maybe before we Pick up David Friday Morning? We will be lunching at Baja Miguel’s before our return to Mesquite.
    Or you, Rand & Tom could return and get the Condo set up for a weeks worth of party time.

    Guess this means I will be making an appearance for the 2019 Mesquite Amateur.
    Wheels Down, and 80+ MPH on Monday, May 20, 2019

  17. Kerry says:

    You skipped your birthday. And your big Retirement date.

  18. David DeRango says:

    just want to make sure of the new rules change, I want to make sure I know them just in chase others are not up to speed as we are my friend.
    Merry Christmas!! it is not Thanksgiving yet!! So here are some important days coming up.
    7 days to Thanksgiving!
    40 days till Christmas!
    190 days till the skin games!
    194 days till the Mesquite AM CANNOT WAIT!!

  19. Kerry says:

    Oh yeah,

  20. Kerry says:

    Of Course the new rules will be in effect. You are talking May, and they start in January.

  21. David DeRango says:

    Hey all Mesquite golf buddies I just asked Christian if the NEW GOLF RULES 2019 | The 20 Most Important CHANGES
    Will go into effect for us next year at the Mesquite AM
    Waiting on is reply.
    Everyone from me and my wife have a safe and happy Thanksgiving and CANNOT WAIT!

  22. Jim O says:

    Sure was chilly in the morning Kerry but turned to perfect
    weather except for the wind on Sunday. They are looking
    to expand to 150 teams next year and use all three courses
    at the same time. Probably six flights of 25 with two flights
    per course. Course conditions are really good this time of
    year and Christian and his staff put on a great tourney. Hope to
    get more Mesquite Am folks next year.

  23. Kerry says:

    Hey II Man Participants, Layer up. You will be off to a chilly start to your Tournament.
    George, that means plenty of Fireball for you.

  24. David DeRango says:

    OMG Happy Birthday Jill I will buy you a drink and give you a hug for you Birthday when i see you next time
    in Mesquite which I hope it will be 2019.
    No job retirement and I will be in Mesquite New job and will have to work on getting time off for the AM.

    201 day CANNOT WAIT!!!

  25. Kerry says:

    I would just like to wish Jill a Happy Birthday today. Hope today is a great day for you, and you get out and hit the links at Willow Creek. See you in 2020.

  26. Kerry says:

    Everyone Play Well. See you another time.

  27. Kerry says:

    A Sat & Sun Breakfast thought: Mimosa Buffet at Casablanca. Paying with your Points, (50% discount) would be $4.50 for Breakfast. Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s included. (Dan & Sue)

  28. Kerry says:

    FYI for the II Man Participants. 50% discount when using your points to pay. Tee Times, Pro Shop Merchandise, Food at Casa and Virgin River, except Hot Dog stands and a couple of other items. And for those with a massive amount of points, ROOMS are included. There are folks, that even wait for these time periods to purchase new clubs around here. So, get your $70.00 Swedish Massage for $35.00 using your points.

  29. george salcedo says:

    84 hours and I will be wheels up. Can’t wait to see everyone. STMF

  30. Kerry says:

    Tee Times cnx’d, going to Golf Tournament in Las Vegas instead.

  31. Jim O says:

    That’s a good idea although the back 9 from the blue tees is a lot easier than
    the front. Enjoy the spooktacular!

  32. Kerry says:

    Jim, you want a break, Play the Par 5 #15 at the Palms as a Par 4 from the forward upper tee box. As you probably noticed, that is what the signs are telling the Gentlemen golfing The Nevada Open to do. I’ll be golfing Palms at 10:40 Sat morning, and 9:30 Sun morning. Nov 3 & 4.

  33. Jim O says:

    Just played the palms and it is in nice shape..should be great by
    Next week. Weather forecast is low 70s and no wind. Christian, thanks for
    giving us old guys a break on the tees, that long hybred into par fours was getting

  34. dan walters says:

    Ron, just be sure to yell “Fore”, good and loud

  35. ron luttrall says:

    Dan, it looks like Jim and I will be hitting into you and Sue the first day as we tee off on 2 and y’all are on 3B. Good thing is we can’t hit far enough to reach you. Looking forward to seeing you again.

  36. Kerry says:

    Las Vegas will never be the same with you as a Full Time Resident.

  37. David DeRango says:

    215 days till we are in the desert and doing it again.
    3 more months and no job I will be moving to Vegas and retiring

  38. Kerry says:

    Not really

  39. Kerry says:

    Sorry David

  40. David DeRango says:

    You guys are killing me I want to be there too!!!
    But I still need to look for work as I have said before no job by the end of January 2019 I will be retiring and moving to Vegas so everything is up in the air.
    But once I am living in Vegas I will be in all the tournaments in Mesquite and outing !!!
    Cannot wait
    My Mesquite golf buddies play well and think of me some day I will right along side of you all
    God bless my friends in the desert.

  41. Dan Walters says:

    Hit’em straight Kerry. To bad we’ll miss you

  42. Kerry says:

    And will be playing in the Spooktacular on Sunday the 28th.

  43. Kerry says:

    5 days for me Dan.

  44. Dan Walters says:

    22 days

  45. george salcedo says:

    I am not sure, I know it is on a waiting list. Should be a great 3 days. STMF

  46. Ron Luttrall says:

    George, how many in the 2 man?

  47. george salcedo says:

    Kerry, you know I don’t litter. LOL. But you do know I love the fireball. LOL….STMF

  48. Kerry says:

    Play Well George and all the Folks that I know. And would the Group playing with, or following George and his Partner, Please pick up all the Empty bottles of Fireball that they may be leaving along the Fairways.

  49. george salcedo says:

    The 2 person event is sold out and has a waiting list. I guess a lot of peeps want some desert warmth prior to winter. Wheels up in 26 days. See ya soon Mesquite. STMF

  50. Kerry says:

    For sure, Mesquite Am 2020.

  51. george salcedo says:

    Boooooooooo, I wanted to see you. Next time. STMF

  52. Kerry says:

    I will be a no show for the weekend festivities during the 2 Man in November.

  53. Kerry says:

    Play Well Young Man

  54. Richard Wilds says:

    Just finished sign-up for the Nov 2-Man. Have hotel and Conestoga practice round afternoon of the 8th. Now if I can just figure out where I left the golf game. See you in the desert very soon.

    Upper 80’s low 90’s the last couple of weeks, 38 tomorrow morning. Winter is going to come fast.

  55. george salcedo says:

    Just throwing this out there. 241 days. STMF

  56. David DeRango says:

    Kerry thank you for the heads up I gave Rich C. my condolences.

  57. Kerry says:

    If you have not checked recently, Please see Post by Rich C. in Cigars under The Stars Blog.
    Thank You

  58. george salcedo says:

    My area is ok. The Richmond Va area got hit hard including a tornado that touched down. Thanks for checking. SMTF

  59. Kerry says:

    severe drought here

  60. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    Everyone OK in your area, George? Rain fizzled out when it got up here today.

  61. george salcedo says:

    51 days. With all this rain out here I can’t wait for some sun and warmth. Hope everyone made it through Florence ok. STMF

  62. Kerry says:


    But please also remember, the Nevada Open will be using the Palms & Casablanca for their Tournament on Nov 6th & 7th. With their Championship Round being on Nov 8th at the Casablanca. These are our soon to be & PGA Tour professionals. I have played practice rounds with them, and will probably do it the weekend prior to this. I played the Palms with Daniel Summerhays during one of these practice rounds. Will try to play 3rd, 4th & 5th, so if any one will be coming to town early, look me up.

  63. Kerry says:


    Add at least 365 to that till I join the desert group again.

  64. Kerry says:

    Okay George, it can all be for you. I’ll see what I can do to get them to hold on to this 105 degrees that it is today here.
    #4, the dog leg right par 5 at the Palms, was completely brown I noticed as I drove into town today. Oops, Weathergirl just said 106.

    David, they were in great shape because they do this over seeding in Sept.

    Congrats to you & Linda for 39 years. Really? Linda deserves something special.

    Richard, Really? By 3? But you are still stuck with putting up with seeing Seahawks products. Unless you are going to toss me that new Callaway Bag you picked up with your Mesquite Am Bucks??????????????

  65. george salcedo says:

    Come on Kerry, let me believe it is just for me. I want to feel special. LOL………..STMF

  66. David DeRango says:

    Also boys Happy anniversary to the wife 39 years of putting up with me!!

  67. David DeRango says:

    Kerry we have played Casablanca with Christian in November couple of years ago the I though the course was in good shape but love the weather.
    We also played the Palms in the turkey shoot and though the course was good too.
    But George I think you can count me in for next years two man game!
    Cannot Wait 255 days till we are doing it again.

  68. Kerry says:

    Boise is nice today. Perfect temperature.

  69. Kerry King says:

    Not really George, they do this the same time every year.

  70. george salcedo says:

    getting them ready for the 2man. Make them like glass. Funny how different the courses are from May to November. 62 days. STMF

  71. Kerry says:

    Casablanca Golf Course presently closed for over seeding, Palms closing on the 7th for over seeding.

  72. george salcedo says:

    64 and I will be back in the desert. Can’t wait to see everyone and play those courses. What a different track they are in Nov compared to May. Summer is over here in Va and this weekend we should see our first highs in the 70’s. Hope everyone played well all summer and now you get the wonderful fall weather to enjoy. See ya. STMF

  73. David DeRango says:

    Well I am applying for retirement on September 20th and will start that in December after my 65 birthday.
    Looks like I will be playing in the two man in November 2019 if everything goes as planed.
    The only thing that will change all this is a new job and at my age no one want this old fart.
    So get use to seeing me around Mesquite my golf buddies I REALLY CANNOT WAIT!!
    I could be living in Vegas as soon as next spring before the Mesquite AM or after this is now God’s plan.
    I will just go along for the ride.
    Be safe all hope to see you all soon! 🙂

  74. Kerry says:

    Sure Hope you all have a Great Time at the II Man in November. And the 2019 Mesquite Amateur. Looking forward to 2020, I hope.

  75. Jim says:

    Thanks for the info. Glad to hear about those bunkers, they were pretty bad.

  76. Dan Walters says:

    Thanks Jim..Be good to see you and Ron. been a couple years.


  77. George Salcedo says:

    Kerry, my partner is Ryan P, so who knows how that will go. LOL.. Might be some adult beverages and fireball in that group. I like the improvements going on at the Palms. First a new pro, then the road going in and now this. Excited to see it all. Can’t wait to see everyone. STMF

  78. Ron Luttrall says:

    Dan, glad to see that you and Sue will be at the 2-man in Nov. Jim and I will be there. Lepha will be tied up with her preparations for Carnegie Hall.

  79. Kerry says:


    Reworking of bunkers, cutting the size, or just deleting them. Redoing Tee Boxes. And it appears they are putting a pond golfer’s right on the lower side of the 9th fairway, that runs towards the 3 green and 4 Tee Box. Everything was a bit hairy today also, I guess prepping for Over Seeding next Month.

  80. Jim OHare says:

    What type of changes have been made to the palms? That’s one course that I figured would never change.

  81. Kerry says:

    Play well George & Partner. Hope you enjoy the changes being made at The Palms. I had 4 pars there today, and 3 birdie putts. And no problem getting over the water on 7. New clubs seemed to work for me. Driver? Still needs a shake up.

  82. george salcedo says:

    81 days till we land. Plane, booked. Room, booked. Partner, check. All that is left is the wait. See ya soon Mesquite. STMF

  83. Dan Walters says:

    Thanks Kerry

  84. Kerry says:

    Play Well Dan & Susan

  85. Jim OHare says:

    Will there be a practice round rate at Conestoga for the day before the 2 man begins? I know the other two courses are tied up with the Nevada Open.

  86. Dan Walters says:

    air, car, and room reservations for Nov, done, will do entries this weekend

  87. Kerry says:

    Well, I hope you all have a grand time in Mesquite for the II Man Tournament in November. I am unable to commit to this Tournament as it is the week/weekend of our System Wide Bid at Work. This is also when we bid for our 2019 Vacation weeks. I may be able to get down for Sunday Night, if anyone is still going to be there. And as I have been telling David lately, I Hope the Mighty Bird of Paradise does not Rain on your parade.

  88. Kerry says:

    Just came back from Mesquite Monday.
    Callaway Apex Black Irons are now on
    the their way to Austin, Texas.
    Sold Sold Sold

  89. George says:

    hearing from quite a few folks concerning the 2 man. As Tom put it, it will be Mesquite Am 2.0. Should be a pretty good party with golf getting in the way. As it should be. Hope all are having a great summer golfing. I have played 5 rounds since my return from the desert but fall is coming. 102 days till Mesquite. STMF

  90. David DeRango says:

    HI all my Mesquite golf buddies!!
    How is everyone’s summer going better then mine I bet.
    took up a part time job bartending again life is expensive and need the extra cash.
    doing this for two reasons one for extra money to play golf and number two is to make sure I have the money for next year to be in Mesquite.
    So I CANNOT WAIT just 287 days to go.
    have a safe summer all.

  91. David DeRango says:

    I will add this was my first course I played too at the Mesquite AM I even scored well but have not been able to duplicate that again.
    Skin game or no skin game.

    Looking forward to what ever course is on my rotation next year CANNOT WAIT 312 days till we are doing it again!!!

  92. Richard says:

    Great to see Coral Canyon back in the mix. Was my first course in the AM. 105 degrees, 6 hour round and I tagged the moving beer cart at the same spot 2 days in a row. But they still let me come back.

    Coyote, Conestoga and Coral Canyon for a rotation that will wipe you out.

    See you at the 2-man.

  93. Kerry says:

    George & Dan

    It is great to have Coral Canyon Back in the Rotation. A lot of Flooding in Southern Utah these past couple of days.
    I’ll give it a look see as I pas by Saturday on my way to Mesquite. Lows for the weekend in High 80’s. Highs are expected to be High 100’s and 110’s. Hope to be off the course by 10:30 am.

  94. George Salcedo says:

    yes sir Dan, just like the old days. Coral Canyon was the very first course I played in the Amateur. I know it is still 10 months out but in case you have never played Coral it is in the Bruce King rotation next year on the Sat of arrival. Plan accordingly. Happy golfing. STMF

  95. Dan Walters says:

    Just got an email from Christian..Coral Canyon added to next years rotation

  96. George says:

    For those of you on Facebook there is a great page called “Golf Digest places to play”. Lots of good info on courses around the country and a great way to mention the Amateur and how much we love it. Hope everyone is having a great golfing summer. STMF

  97. Ron Luttrall says:

    Thanks, Jim.

  98. Jim O’Hare says:

    No blog last year Ron

  99. Ron Luttrall says:

    Does anyone know if there will be a blog for the 2 man tournament ?

  100. David DeRango says:

    Love to play in the two man tournament but vacation will be used up by then.

    Plus that will be the time I get my knee replaced? ( I think )?

    Cannot wait to back to the desert! playing golf back in Chicago cannot get use to the greens slow as putting on a shag carpet.
    Got the last person paid from the skin games from Thursday I wish you guys would find me a dinner I have the cash with me. What ever happy to do it.
    Have a great 4th all.

  101. Kerry says:

    My Knee will preclude playing so much golf at once. Hence my Withdraw, while playing the best round of the Tournament on Thursday. Looking forward to Playing Golf with Richard in Colorado Springs Sunday, the 24th.
    Volunteer Party is the 23rd, so I’ll see him then also. And then the entire US Senior Open.

    And what is with this Bell, circled in red, in the right lower corner of the screen, that says I’ve blocked notifications? I’ve clicked on it, and have done what it says to unblock, but to no avail. Any suggestions?

  102. Jim OHare says:

    Your right about the Nov 2 man George. The weather is perfect and so are the courses. Hope to see more Mesquite am players out for it this year.

  103. George says:

    So finally unpacked my clubs, LOL….9 straight days of golf will wear on you. Hope all made it home ok. Only 146 days till I am back in the desert for the 2 man. If you can make it, the weather is usually wonderful during that time and for those of us in the cold weather states it is one more chance at golf before we put the sticks up for the winter. Hope you all have a wonderful summer and 4th of July. STMF

  104. David DeRango says:

    Cannot believe it has been a week since the tournament has been over!
    50 weeks till I am in Vegas before it starts and Cannot wait!!
    But will be in Vegas sometime before the end of the year or on New Years eve??
    see everyone soon.

  105. golfoddball says:

    another week of upsets

  106. David DeRango says:

    OK back to my everyday life work, work and more work for another year and a half and then everyday will be Saturday.
    First I personally want to thank you Christian, and your staff along with all your volunteers because they do a great job putting this together. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR ALL YOU DO.
    Best time ever not saying that because I came in third 🙂
    Really 50 weeks till I am doing it again in the desert.
    George thank you for letting me be part of the board to give out this scholarship we picked the right one again.
    So as I cry typing this I want to say Thank you Kerry for picking me up and driving my happy butt around and Richard thank you again for letting stay at your condo, next year I will get something special for all of us to enjoy.
    James and Rand great seeing you and meeting our new roomie.
    So goodbye my Mesquite Golf buddies!!
    goodbye Mesquite!
    goodbye Las Vegas!
    and goodbye golfing in the desert! until next time I CANNOT WAIT!!!

  107. George says:

    oh boy, where to begin. What a great week. Form the skins games, to the tourney , dinners, Cigars and the general camaraderie it was amazing. First to my playing parteners, Nate B, Chris H, Tyler P, Scotty W, Adrian H, Wesley D, Kevin F and Richard S thank you for a wonderful week of play. Our play may have not been the best but we had a great time. To Christian, his staff and the volunteers, you guys ROCK. The work you put in behind the scenes truly pays off for all of us and I thank you. TO all the new peeps I met and the ones I got to see again, thanks for being here. I have always said this is a great party that golf gets in the way of and it still holds court for me. Meeting and seeing all of you year in and out is what makes this place special. Last but not least, there are some special people that help me year in and out run the skins games, raffles and general day to day operation of it all. Katie K, you are the bomb, you make the raffle go, do not know what i would do with you. Cousin Michael Z, all the those early mornings helping me set up everything and you don’t complain at all, love you and thank you. Ok peeps, 53 weeks till wheels up. Hope everyone arrived home ok and have a great golf season. STMF

  108. Kerry says:


    Use GasBuddy app or

  109. Gerald Bryan says:

    Kerry where to buy cheap fuel.

  110. Rich C. says:

    I agree George, it’s all great

  111. Kerry says:

    Rich & I Playing Las Vegas National Wednesday Morning. Weather here in Mesquite is NICE. Did some Jacuzzi Time this Morning after breakfast. Keep watching for anyone we may know at the Hotel Registration Desk. So I guess I will see you Friday, after I get back to Mesquite from Las Vegas. You know, Got to pick up David. Or Should I leave him there? Guess I’ll go, cause I am going to love me some Enchiladas at Baja Miguel’s. Better yet, Having lunch with Jim at Paula’s (Enchiladas) in St George before golf there. Early Friday Golf at Oasis Palmer, then off to get David. See you all soon.

    I have already done the Wheels Down & 80+ MPH

  112. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    Two more days of work, my stomach is killing me. Still looking forward to the golf. Food? I’m almost afraid to eat anything. Hope it straightens up before I leave. Doctor said I have ulcers in my intestines when they ran the scope down my throat. Must be acting up. What I found since I got my Gallbladder out is everything I like to eat is bad for me and everything that’s good for me I hate. So I got that going for me…… Can’t wait to tee up at Falcon Ridge Saturday Morning! See ya soon, George!

  113. Jim OHare says:

    Perfect weather waiting for you here in Vegas.

  114. David DeRango says:

    For me George it is everything about the Mesquite AM I CANNOT WAIT for this time to come every year.
    I know I have made some life long friends and helping you is part of it.

    This will be my last entry because my flight leaves in less then 10 hours!!!
    The next time I blog will be when it is all over and talking about what we did and how much fun it was plus crying in my bourbon knowing it will be 50 weeks till I am in the desert doing it again.
    Safe travels all and remember I am the guy with the smile that will not go away!!

  115. George says:

    So not sure what I am more excited for, see all of my great friends, playing golf in an amazing tourney, the dinners nightly, Cigars under the Stars, the stories we will tell at the end of the night in the lounge or seeing what the four madmen, Ryan, Scotty, Kevin and Kyle come dressed up in at the Doing it in the Desert Bruce King memorial on Monday. Pretty sure it is the latter. LOL…….48 hours and wheels up. STMF

  116. Kerry says:

    Well, guess I need to get downstairs soon, Rich will be arriving, and I told him I’d have a Bud Light waiting for him.
    View from my room, looks like Hot Tub/Jacuzzi is Closed. Yellow tape stretched across entrance.

  117. David DeRango says:

    I have less then 32 hours before we take off from Midway airport to Las Vegas and let me tell you I cannot wait for some dry heat and sun and I do not have to play with layers or rain gear on.
    As Chicago goes so does my golf, since our golf league was canceled because of the monsoon we got this morning.
    I have only played 2-18 hole rounds in cold damp weather and 2-9 hole rounds with the golf league so my golf game will really be a crap shoot.
    I hope I can remember how I played on May 7th when I shot the 39! or not.
    But do not care cannot wait to get there.

  118. George Salcedo says:

    Holy Crap we are a week away from check in and 5 days a way from the first round of Doing it in the Desert. Cannot wait to see all of you. Be safe traveling. STMF

  119. Kerry says:

    20% chance of Precip Monday afternoon into Tuesday Morning. 86 degrees Monday. Then increasing through Friday to 100 degrees.

  120. Kerry says:

    I am here for the Duration. Any other Real Early Arrivers? R Wilds will be here tomorrow. Meeting him with a Bud Light as he Checks in to Hotel then.

  121. David DeRango says:

    OK 3 days left and I will be in happy land for 12 days cannot wait.
    bags packed, clubs cleaned packing Monday night.
    last chance to golf before I leave is Monday night golf league got my cigars packed for golfing cannot play with out them.
    Weather looks awesome for Mesquite and Vegas.
    Resting my liver becasue of the on-slot of adult beverages I will be having once I hit the ground in Vegas!!!
    Remember everyone I am the guy with the smile that will not go away and enjoying my week.
    Roomies I will apologizes now for my behavior but will take care of my drivers and lodging friends.

  122. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    Good to hear from you, Tom. I have a little under 11 years till I can retire. I don’t look forward to that day, however, I’m sure it will catch up to me before I realize it.

  123. David DeRango says:

    Extend forecast for Mesquite looks great remember to stay Hydrated. Cannot wait
    Hey Tom if Jeff makes you smile I am the guy that my smile will not go away all week hope to see you maybe at one of the skin games.
    MON MAY 28
    Sunny 99°
    TUE MAY 29
    Mostly Sunny
    WED MAY 30
    THU MAY 31
    FRI JUN 1

  124. Tom McGeehan says:

    Jeff, it has been a while, but I am looking forward to your smile. You have already made me smile, or it might be gas, because it has been 11 years since I could not wait to get off work for one of these tournaments. Looking forward to seeing you in Mesquite.

    Your really old friend,


  125. David DeRango says:

    Kerry that would scare the CR@$ out of me!!! Thank GOD you are ok!!
    Now back to what is at hand I have 5 days till I leave for Vegas.

    Jeffrey, I am with you needing this vacation but mine is the year I had getting laid off a year ago and trying to find a job which took over 6 months took a contract job for 12 weeks which sucked but a man has to do what a man has to do.
    Then losing my abusive mother not a big deal but now have a legal battle with my sister that is costing me a ton of money!
    So I need this trip big time and again I will apologize now for my behavior this week in Mesquite!!
    I CANNOT WAIT see you all soon safe travels all

  126. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    WE ARE DOWN TO SINGLE DIGITS!!!!!! 9 MORE DAYS!!!!! After the job I had today I’m ready to get out of here!

    1. Kerry says:

      Today was the last day of work, before this much needed 3 week Vacation. And this morning I saw my life flash before my eyes. So picture this, you’re sitting at the traffic light, waiting for the green to make a left turn. You can see the lights change for the other direction. The van in the intersection makes his left turn, the truck coming the other direction barrels through and smash bang boom, and where are they headed, straight at me. And where are the driver’s feet on a bus, right there up front. Luck be with me, the van just nudged against the bumper of the bus. But it was a scary moment, and nothing I could do.

      But back to the count, Work: 0 days
      Make the Yard look 100%
      3 1/2 Days and Wheels Down at 80+ MPH

      1. Jeffrey Barbas says:

        5 more working days. Unless I take another vacation day or personal day. I have to bore across the street tomorrow and pull in conduit for our electric dept. and for us(communications dept.). I’m the only one in the city that knows how to run the boring machine. This one might be a dosey. I hear there is a lot of rock where we have to cross.

  127. Ron Luttrall says:

    Kudos to Christian and his staff for getting the flights out this quickly.

  128. Paul Buturusis says:

    Jeff, Thanks I found it.

  129. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    Paul, if you go to the tentative course rotation it has the handicap ranges there. George, all we can do is help out our playing partners when possible with a correct ruling if needed or a quick look in the desert for an errant shot. You have to be quicker than the Rattlesnakes though. Some balls aren’t worth finding. Then there are those putting for a million bucks. If everyone does their best to keep the pace of play up, great. All it takes is one player to slow the whole course down when every hole is covered. I just hope we don’t do very far past the 5 hour mark. When the heat of the day gets to you it’s like someone turns off the electricity. Heat stress and Heat stroke is definitely a real concern. Knowing we have Women and Masters flights with us we want to make it off the course before the heat of the day. And I know it won’t be them that slows down the play. It would be nice, however unlikely, to finish in 4 1/2 hours. I’d settle for 5 hours.

  130. Tom says:

    George, my motto is ready, fire, aim! Does not work real well, but it is fast! See you soon.

  131. George says:

    Both men’s flights, the top Women’s flight and the top Masters flight all on the same course everyday. Ready golf people. Let’s not drag this out. STMF

    1. Kerry says:

      Us Senior’s have all 4 Flights also. But it would have been the same amount of golfers had it been just 3 Flights. Looking forward to the Senior golfers who are presently playing as 49 & under moving to the Senior Division.

  132. Paul Buturusis says:

    Jeff, where did you find your flight info? I can’t find any info.

  133. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    +1.5 to 9.0 in my flight. Starting packing my bag already! Stuffing everything in a small carry-on. I love it when you don’t have to dress for 4 seasons for a one week trip.

  134. Kerry says:

    Course Rotation w/HI is up

  135. David DeRango says:

    OK 90% packed just a few toiletries and cigars for golfing and at least 6 Mesquite hats to color coordinate my outfits.
    But the clubs will not be ready till after Monday night golf league next week.

    Have to remove rain and cold weather gear!! will not need them were I am going LOL

    Kerry will try not to lose as many golf balls as you do!! which will depend on what game I bring to Mesquite.
    what else am I missing????
    Cannot wait!! 8 days till we leave for Vegas!! I see the extend forecast is for upper 90’s and low 100’s out standing.

  136. Kerry says:

    My Count as of 7:45 MDT, May 14, 2018:

    Men, 49 & Under: 65
    Senior Men, 50-59: 123
    Super Senior Men, 60-69: 175
    Master’s, 70 & above: 134
    Women: 132

    So the Total I got is: 629

  137. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    It’s early yet, but, I might just start packing the bags this week. Hopefully I can fit all I need in a carry-on. It’s nice when you don’t even have to think about wearing bulky jeans or pack rain gear. Shirts and shorts is all you need! We have rain everyday in our forecast this week. If we are lucky I get two more rounds before I take off for Mesquite. Are you ready Durango? We are getting closer!

    1. Kerry says:

      Well Jeffery,
      Shirts for my 2 weeks are hanging in a doorway. Golf Shorts laid out on the extra bed.
      Have enough Golf Balls to lose 1 every 3 Holes. Maybe every 2 Holes. 9 Days of Golf for me.
      10, if the unbelievable happens.
      So bringing 3 Pairs of shoes, Giving air out, drying time. I think I may need more socks.
      This time next Sunday, I will be in Mesquite. May even run over and catch a Dodgers/Rocky’s
      game in LA Monday or Tuesday night. Wednesday, Las Vegas National Golf Club, and my Adventure Begins.
      See You Soon

  138. Kerry says:

    Just went Reminiscing, Went through the “Thank You for Making The 10 Year Anniversary One to Remember” blog.
    All I can say is WOW. This “Friends” Blog was the result of all the Chat to stay in touch there. I won’t get into all the Complaining that was done there. Most of you know who I am, even with only Kerry listed. If someone says David, George, Stan, Chi Chi or Crazy Canucks, most of you know who is being talked about. So, if I say Badass, who am I talking about? David, George, please let others guess who that is. I have been to most of these Tournaments, and must have a good time, cause despite finishing close to last in my flight most years, I KEEP coming back. Heck, I was even called a Sandbagger ONCE, Yea Just ONCE, cause I shot +4 Net, rather than my Normal +14 or so. But back to normal for rounds 2 & 3. I live a scant 5 hour drive to Mesquite, so I golf here all the time. I just can’t seem to golf during the Tournament. I have made so many Friends at this Tournament, and that is what keeps me coming. Heck, 2 months after Knee Surgery last year, I drove to Vegas and helped David’s wife celebrate her birthday.

    So, what I am getting at I guess is, Thank You to All that make this such a great week or 2 sometimes.

    So I will leave my house at about 10:00am MDT, May 20th.
    See you all soon. This 9 or 10 days straight of golf may kill me, but I’ll die happy.

    1. Jeffrey Barbas says:

      My guess is Miss Vicki Crocker’s Badass Coffee. Is that right? Looking forward to another great time. Kerry, I don’t think the golf will kill you. Watch out for heat stress, heat stroke and alcohol poisoning. I developed Pancreatitis during an event in Myrtle Beach due to a gull stones in my tract between the liver and pancreas. Doctor said if I was a drinker it might have killed me. Good thing for myself I don’t drink. I don’t mind being designated driver for those that do. Looking forward to another great time in Mesquite.

      1. Kerry says:

        You got it Mr Barbas. But in all reality, Vicki is one of the sweetest person there is.

    2. Rich C. says:

      Kerry, Looking forward to seeing all the old dogs and meeting new

  139. Rule 35 says:

    Only 14 days left before I get married in Vegas. Only 15 more days left until I play Wolf Creek. Only 16 days left before I shoot an opening round of 69.

  140. Gerald Bryan says:

    I thought I saw a target date of 8 may posted by christian.

  141. Gerald Bryan says:

    Anyone seen handicap list yet. Do I need to refresh my download?

    1. Kerry says:

      More than likely, it will not be out until May 15th. There are a lot of folks that have to be checked.
      Patience Gerald Patience.

  142. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    Two weeks! 9 working days……. Not going to get much production out of me the last few. Mind is already heading out to Vegas and Mesquite! I thought we were getting all the flights posted this week? Not that I don’t already know what flight I’m in. Looking forward to Mesquite and getting out of here!

  143. Kerry says:

    8 and a bag drag.

  144. David DeRango says:

    Packing this weekend and making sure I have some non conservative shirts for George!!
    I know how he gives me SH!# about how plan they are so Brother I have a few surprises for you!
    Looking forward to getting out of Chicago and in to some desert heat.
    10 days and I CANNOT WAIT!!

    Remember to call when you get to the gate so I can give you the code or I can just text it to you.
    See you soon my golf buddy and looking forward to see all of my Mesquite golf buddies again.
    As for Perry and Harvey I knew they were not coming this year and not betting on them coming next year.
    There loss our fun! Safe travels all! and God Bless you all.

  145. David DeRango says:

    In order to see IH8WNTR you will need the pass code to the gates to get in remember to call when you are close.
    I told the wife it would be 3 ish but if you come after 1 we can visit for a little before we head to Baja Miguel’s
    looking forward to it.
    13 days and two more golf league nights to hopefully put a game together!!
    last Mondays 39 I hope was not a fluke!! 🙂
    safe travels see you soon.

    1. Kerry says:

      I was hoping to be headed for Mesquite 3ish or so. Need to get settled in Wolf Creek Condo. Then an early start for Saturday, need to prepare for Falcon Ridge.

      1. David DeRango says:

        No problem I understand we will do an early dinner at Baja Miguel’s and be on our way around 2:30 3ish.
        Because I need to settle in with a couple of adult beverages too.
        See you in 14 days.
        and for me 12 days till I land in Vegas!!! CANNOT WAIT!!

    2. Kerry says:

      Or we could do somewhat of the original plan. Jim and I could sleep in, and take the 8:40am Tee Time. And you could spend more time with Linda, having her drive you to Mesquite, then we could do Hugo’s for dinner.

  146. Tom says:

    George, I am in the “old as dirt” flight. I hit a shot today and I believe the dirt was younger than me!
    Travel safe my friend and I will see you and Stan in Mesquite.

    1. George Salcedo says:

      oh my gosh, that was funny Tom. See you soon my friend. 359 hours. See all of you soon. STMF

  147. David DeRango says:

    Holy CR@&!!!
    Only 14 days till I am on a plane headed to Vegas and to the best week of the year.
    This is my 14 year doing it in the desert and CANNOT WAIT!!
    I always say you will know me because of my smile on my face that will not go away.
    Well this year will be no different because I have a sucky year, losing my job and being out of work for 6 months taking a contract job of 3 months that I hated but a man has to do what a man has to do!!
    My new job sucks to but got to do it and keep the money coming in!!
    Losing my Mother and fighting with my only sister ( the bum ) and my Mother in Law living in my man cave!!!
    Yes I am crying in my soup and could be a lot worst.
    But it is just a warring and I will apologize again for my behavior because I am GOING NUTS WHEN I GET INTO MESQUITE!!!!!
    Safe travels all see you soon.

    1. Kerry says:

      Hey Big Guy,
      Look for IH8WNTR about 1ish, May 25th. We’ll do lunch at Baja Miguel’s, then head to PARTY LAND.

  148. Rich C says:

    Deadline near for Cigars Under the Stars sign-ups, just saying…..
    Soon Brothers and Sisters

  149. David DeRango says:

    I do like ZZ Top would have to see how things go??

  150. Kerry says:

    Just for the Fun of It

    ZZ Top Tribute
    Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers
    Casablanca Showroom
    May 26, 8:30pm
    Tickets From $15

  151. David DeRango says:

    George you maybe in the flat belly division but you are not as old as dirt club my brother.
    just remember you are near and dear the the old as dirt club LOL.
    15 days till I am in vegas and I CANNOT NOT WAIT!!!!

  152. George Salcedo says:

    I got 624
    65 Flat belly,
    119, used to be flat belly
    173, not as old as dirt
    133, old as dirt
    134, The good looking division.
    Over 100 per golf course, Going to be great. 18 days and wheels up. STMF

    1. Kerry says:

      So, I guess this “Not as old as dirt”
      That is playing in the “Used to be flat belly”
      Should be playing in the “Flat Belly”

      And, there are “Used to be flat belly”
      That are playing in the “Flat belly”
      What an imagination

      15 Days
      Wheels Down and 80+ MPH

  153. David DeRango says:

    Cinco De Mayo Fiesta in the office today Mexican beer and Margaret’s and of course food.
    Just wish I enjoyed working here more.

    But happy Cinco De Mayo to all my Mexican friends looking forward to seeing everyone again
    CANNOT WAIT we are down to 18 days till I am on my way to Vegas

    1. Kerry says:

      As I am at 17 days, and I will be there on the 20th.

    2. Jim O’Hare says:

      I already have a bottle of Don Julio and Grand Marnier. May 28 is Cadillac Marquerita Day!!

  154. Kerry says:

    My getaway number now starts with a “1”.

  155. Tom says:

    George, maybe you could run a skins game for us in the Masters also. Since our tees are much closer, but our belly’s are mush further away, I would not recommend combining us with you kids.

    1. George says:

      TOm, um No and No. LOL STMF

  156. Tom says:

    To all of us in the Masters flight. Unfortunately, Stan is still a kid and no one is running a skins in our flight. Maybe those us who are in the first flight of the Masters can get into a skins game with the flat belly’s from the under 50 flight since we are possibly on the same courses.

  157. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    Did the handicap verification forms go out yet?

  158. George says:

    For all of you in the Men’s flight I will be running a combined flight skins game. 20 a day, 60 for the week. I would prefer to get it all up front on tuesday morning so that I don’t have to worry about it the rest of the week. thanks. 22 days and wheels up. STMF

    1. Kerry says:

      Waiting for David to step up and do Senior Men. 50-59.

      1. David DeRango says:

        I did it last year and prepared to do it again same a George $20 a day total $60 for the three days.
        Gross scores only will be used on the skins.
        So if any one wants in on the skin games for the Senior flights just see me anytime till we tee off on Tuesday the 29th
        I will be at all skin games before the tournament checking a Casablanca for Mondays game and at the driving range and my cart before we tee off at the Palmer course.

        1. Kerry says:

          So David,
          How are you going to run it?
          As the Entire Division?
          Or as each Flight Separately?

          1. David DeRango says:

            Same as last year each Flight Separately.

            What do you do George all together or each Flight Separately?

          2. George says:

            I run my 2 flights together. In the 49 and under we have the flight that plays the blue tees and the flight that plays the white tees so it evens it out. Plus, it makes the total purse worth a lot more. We average anywhere from 700-900 a day in the pot. And before anyone says it is the good golfers that always win, nope. Had a winner last year from the 2nd flight take the whole pot on one day. 21 days and wheels up. STMF

  159. David DeRango says:

    Hey if you signed up for cigars under the stars better check with Rich C. and see if he has your name, their were some issues with the blog and was not posting.
    And if you have not better it is a great time.

  160. David DeRango says:

    Three weeks till I am on my way to Vegas CANNOT WAIT.
    Golf league starts tonight and OMG mid 70’s today hit the range last night struck the ball well even with changing my grip!!
    lets see if I can put a game together before I get to Mesquite??
    safe travels all see you soon either at checking at the Casablanca bar for Mondays game or around selling raffle tickets, just remember I will be the guy with the smile that will not go away. 🙂 🙂
    Hey George if you want me to work the BBQ for you I am the master as you can see with the photo of the ribs I sent you!!! LOL
    Again I will apologize for my behavior for all week because I need this time off with losing my job before I came to Mesquite last year and looking for a new one and my new company is really all F@#$ED up and hate it I need this week really bad so I am apologizing now just in case I forget!

    1. David DeRango says:

      George I am surprised we are not full up by now!!
      I am sure ti will be before this week is up.

    2. Kerry says:

      You can be in Charge of doing up the Chili & Dogs
      See you in 25 days. 1ish probably.

  161. George says:

    ok down to 24 days and wheels up for me. I have 2 spots left at Corral Canyon on Sunday and 2 spots left at Casablanca on Monday if anyone wants them. Email me at Travel safe peeps. STMF

  162. Harry Rule 35 says:

    I am still a single for Monday 28th at Wolf Creek with a tee time of 10:30am. The other three spots are not on line but you can call the club to be placed in my group. Cost is $140

  163. Kerry says:

    Just checked, and the 2 spots are still available at Oasis-Palmer on May 25th @ 6:00am. So, for all you early Arrivers, come on out and play with Jim and I. And you will see that we do really live up to our 20+ HI’s.

    22 Days and a Bag Drag for me

  164. Kerry says:

    Six Hundred Eighteen

    1. Kerry says:

      And the Breakdown is:
      Under 49 Men: 63
      Senior Men: 117
      Super Senior Men: 173
      Masters: 134
      Women: 131

      1. Kerry says:

        Men 49 and under

        1. George Salcedo says:

          I know there is one more that has signed up for the 49 and under so that gives us 64, so 32 in each flight. Just got to beat 23 to cash in. Boy that is going to be a big bar tab, LOL. 24 days and wheels up. STMF

          1. Kerry says:

            We are currently looking at 39 per Flight in the Senior Division. This could result in my WORST Finish Number to Date.

            21 Days & a Bag Drag
            Wheels Down and 80+ MPH

  165. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    4 WEEK! And my Browns SUCK! Baker Mayfield? Johnny Manziel 2.0! I’ve suddenly become a Jets Fan. The Jets can thank Cleveland for passing on Darnold. He was hands down the best QB to come out of this draft. Congrats Jets fans. I would have taken Barkley or Josh Allen over Mayfield and I really didn’t want them either. Our Cleveland Sports station blew up with negative comments today. Just another reason we went 1-31 the last 2 years. It’s amazing when we get a new GM or head coach they always say how great the guy is and how much of a guru he is. And then he gets run out of town within a couple of years. Best job in the world! You get a 5 year contract and only have to work 2 years. Or if you were Mike Holmgren you got paid and never really did anything when he was here. I think you could pick some 8th grade kids and they would do a better job running this team.

    1. Jim OHare says:

      I’m a Giants fan and I want to thank the Browns for letting Barklay fall right into our laps. He is a game changer!

  166. George Salcedo says:

    I just had 2 spots open up in the Sunday game at Corral Canyon and 3 spots open up in the big game on Monday at Casablanca. Email me at if you want in. First come first serve. STMF

  167. David DeRango says:

    Since I have a town home in Vegas and if anything would happen to my babies God forbid!!!
    I have a set of clubs in my town home for me to use when ever I am in Vegas and I can travel light.
    Just remember I won my division in 2009 with this set so no fear.
    26 days till I am in Vegas CANNOT WAIT.

    1. Kerry says:

      That, and I have brought you a set to use.

  168. Kerry says:


    If you could give some other Golf Retailers in Las Vegas, that would be great.

    1. Jim O’Hare says:

      Las Vegas golf and tennis is close to airport and right off I-15 which is the highway you would take. It’s on Dean Martin dr between Tropicana Blvd and Flamingo Blvd. Going from the airport to mesquite it’s only about two minutes out of the way.

    2. Dan says:

      I always stop at The Las Vegas Golf and Tennis, as I always seem to forget something..Really handy, from the airport..I-15 and Tropicana, just past In/Out Burger, on the left

  169. Kerry says:

    Just a reminder to all Mesquite Am Participants:

    Ready Golf & Gear is no longer. It is now Ready Golf Carts, or something like that.
    All Golf supplies are now only available at the Golf Course Pro Shops.
    So, if the Airlines does the unthinkable, and loses your Clubs, your choices are limited.
    There is a PGA Golf Superstore in Las Vegas, or a Uinta Golf Store in St George, Utah.
    These are your choices now for your Expanded Golf Needs close to Mesquite.
    And Uinta Golf is Closed on Sundays.

    25 Days and a Bag Drag

  170. David DeRango says:

    Updated count another great turn out
    61 Men
    113 senior men
    173 supper senior men
    134 Masters
    129 women
    610 total
    looking forward to meet some of you new people and if you want to find me I will be the one with the smile on my face that will not go away. see you all soon CANNOT WAIT!!

  171. David DeRango says:

    Ok George one think and I have had to make sure you do is stay hydrated for all you first timers drink plenty of water or Gatorade we are in the desert and it is hot and dry so limit the adult beverages until after the round.
    But I like to mix it up Gatorade then a adult beverage and repeat.
    So enjoy the long day because I do.
    I am 28 days till I am in Vegas and I CANNOT WAIT!!!

  172. Kerry says:

    Any early arrivers, and would like to play Oasis Palmer. Friday May 25th, 6:00am, 2 slots still available. $45.00 Mesquite Am practice round rate. First out. You would be playing with Kerry and Jim.

    28 Days and a bag drag.

  173. Kerry says:

    Okay George,
    My One Thing


  174. Tom McGeehan says:

    Ok George,
    I have also played this event for many years. The one thing I know for sure, you will definitely meet some old friends, and you will definitely make new friends along the way. If you play well all three days, you are the exception and be proud. If you play some really good shots and some not so good shots, you are having fun. If you are playing bad, dinner is great!!!!

    1. George says:

      can’t wait to see you Tom. 30 days till wheels up. STMF

  175. George says:

    All right, I am 31 days from wheels up so I thought I would start the “Suggestion thread”. Anyone that can think of one thing(David and Kerry, ONE THING,LOL), that you think someone else should know about for the greatest week in the desert ever please respond.

    My one thing. This is a tournament. It will be somewhat longer than your average sat round at the club. Be prepared to be out there for a while. Enjoy your time with the people you will meet or already know. This will be my 15th year at this event so I have played with 138 or so people over the years. Some have turned out to be my best friends, some, not so much. LOL. But I have had a blast learning about all of them. Enjoy!!

    Can’t wait to see everyone and meet all the new ones. Lets have an adult beverage together. STMF

    1. Kerry says:

      Oh yeah George,

      I have 20 of your Adult Beverages waiting on you.

  176. David DeRango says:

    Yah it looks like our tee time will be pushed back to about 9 am with the freeze over night!
    but the temps will get to the mid 50’s by afternoon.
    Let see how it goes all layered up!!
    32 days till I am in Vegas CANNOT WAIT!!!

  177. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    Snowed again today! I get the picture, Kerry. We can’t wait to get to Mesquite! Golf Mania begins!!!!!!!!!!!

  178. Kerry says:

    32 days until I am in Mesquite.
    33 days until I am having lunch at my favorite restaurant in So Cal
    34 days and I will be playing Las Vegas National Golf Club.

    Well, you all get the picture


    1. Jim O’Hare says:

      Played Las Vegas National yesterday..was in great shape but the damm April Vegas wind was blowing!

  179. Rich C. says:

    Having trouble posting still?

  180. Kerry says:

    My weather app says 90 on Sunday.

    1. David DeRango says:

      🙁 🙁
      like a knife killing me

  181. David DeRango says:

    Every night this week we are in the mid 30’s F with a Saturday AM tee time of 30F looks like no golf for me !!!
    What about Global warming???

    Of course Mesquite will be in the 90’sF by next Monday!
    You know this is Killing me!! If this keeps up I maybe looking at early retirement!!!
    I just cannot wait!!
    Right Kerry 33 days till I am Vegas .

  182. Kerry says:

    Snow this Morning.

    33 Days

  183. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    All we can say is “Thank God we don’t live in Minnesota!”

  184. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    84 and sun on Saturday to 33 and snow today. Global warming……

  185. David DeRango says:

    Jeffrey cry me a river!!
    You at least got to play golf, our weekend was all rain and cold and I woke up to snow today and it is noon and still snowing.
    Next Saturday is my first tee time AM and over night temps are in the low 30’s F which is not be a frost delay but a freeze delay and this means no golf for me again!!!
    Our golf league starts in two weeks I can see it now snow and blowing winds!!
    I CANNOT WAIT for some desert heat and cannot wait to play golf with out layers of clothing.
    See you soon 36 days I will be in Vegas

  186. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    Got a couple rounds in this weekend. Nice yesterday. Today I get to the course and it starts raining. We played in 18 holes of rain. 16th hole the tornado siren goes off. My buddy makes birdie from off the green, and I make one on top of him from 20 feet with 4 feet of break to tie him up. We both had a laugh after that. Missed all the easy putts all day. Make the one I have no business making. The rain gear wasn’t up for the challenge. soaked to the bone. Glad I won’t need it in 6 weeks! I think we got the rain count in one day that Nevada gets for the whole year. Forecast for the week is rain every day. Out West they claim 300 sunny days a year. I think we have the other 65.

  187. David DeRango says:

    57 Men
    111 senior men
    172 supper senior men
    135 Masters
    126 women
    601 total
    Nice work to you and your people Christian looking forward to another great week.
    Cannot wait.

  188. David DeRango says:

    Kerry King is not able to post on the blog either from his laptop or phone.
    Do you know of anyone else having that issue.
    thanks for looking into it.

  189. Kerry says:

    Weather in Mesquite was great for Golf today.

  190. David DeRango says:

    No different in Chicago middle of the week was mid 60’s and now we have high winds and rain in the low 40’s for Saturday and Sunday.
    Monday cold and snow more rain and 40’s all week next Saturday is my first tee time of the year but overnight is in the low 30’s so i know there will be a frost delay till noon!!!
    I am with you brother CANNOT WAIT for some desert heat!!
    37 days till I am in Vegas.
    And I will say it again I CANNOT WAIT!!

  191. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    6 WEEKS! Still crazy weather here. It was snowing a couple days ago. It’s 84 and sunny today. Weekend it’s suppose to rain and back to a chance of snow Monday. Can’t wait to get some real golf weather in Mesquite!

    1. Kerry says:

      Weather in Mesquite was great for golf today. 79 degrees currently. Now it must be time for me to go pick up my Hot Fudge Sundae.

  192. David DeRango says:

    Yep 38 days till I am in Vegas!

  193. Kerry says:

    38 DAYS

  194. Kerry says:

    Yeah, IT IS SNOWING.

  195. Kerry says:

    Soon I will be playing golf in Mesquite. Oh wait, that will be Saturday.
    Temperature is expected to be high 80’s.

    1. Jim says:

      Your luck must be running good. High winds hitting Southern Nevada today thru Friday and Sunday thru
      Tuesday. The only calm day is Saturday. Hit em good

      1. Kerry says:

        Hey Jim,
        Saturday is going to be great, that is of course after the drive to Mesquite. Had planned to play Sunday also, but have decided to do something else. I think I hear Tommy’s voice calling me.

  196. David DeRango says:

    I know the wife and I are counting the days 1 year and 8 months till retirement and I know I will be taking that trip into Mesquite at least twice a month:)
    We both are tired of the long cold winters and the cars taking a betting.
    But I want to be watching TV and laughing at the people back home when they are getting blasted with a snow storm and sub zero temps.
    40 days till I am in Vegas!

  197. David DeRango says:

    I guess we are almost full up on all skin games??

    Hey any of you newbies better get in this before the all full is posted!!
    This is a good way to have some fun and meet some of us regulars and you get the fell of the courses too.
    Safe travels all.

  198. David DeRango says:

    Tell me about old bodies it hurts everyday getting up and after working in the yard all day it is really bad.
    That is why I am in the gym three times a week I need to keep this old body in shape the best I can. ROTFLMAO!!
    Yes I know some of my Mesquite golf buddies have other opinions of my shape but I love them anyway!!
    The cold in Chicago is not good for me anymore I cannot wait to retire and move in to Vegas away form the snow and the cold.
    So I can play more golf I look forward to the desert heat it makes my swing better I do not play better but the swing is better!!! LOL 42 days till I am in Vegas CANNOT WAIT!! see you soon.

    1. Jim OHare says:

      Your going to love the Vegas weather when you retire. Played on Christmas day and it was 70 degrees!! Does get a bit hot in the summer but that’s what gaterade and beer is for.

  199. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    Snow here today in Northeast Ohio! The only thing that sucks worse than that is my body is falling apart. Tendons in my arms are killing me and the back isn’t much better. Started line clearance on a back yard neighborhood. Fences in just about every yard. Trimming and cutting down trees was a lot easier in my 20’s. When we get done clearing then we get to start climbing poles and putting up new wire. Squirrels have chewed our cable system up to where it’s been chewed down to the copper conductor. They stop when they hit the 90 Volt jolt. Accidentally cut a squirrels head off when I cut a hollow branch off the tree. It’s amazing what kind of damage those little critters can do to phone, cable and an electric system. I’ve seen where they have chewed the aluminum H clamps off electric services and the customer losses the neutral to their house. That can cause all kinds of damage to your house. Hope the heat in Mesquite makes this old body feel better. At least I won’t be at work!

  200. David DeRango says:

    I see you can post again Kerry but is it only from your phone?
    Want to thank Richard W. for sending me snow today and the weather dose not look good for us in Chicago!!
    We warm up and then get rain and cold over the weekend and my first tee time morning of the 21st is 38F and then warm up to 58F with rain and this course I play will not let you out if there is any frost!
    Looks like I will not get any golf in till April 30th when our golf league starts if that???
    Cannot wait for some heat of Vegas I see temps are in the 80’s and low 90’s
    looking forward to it soon 43 days till then.

    1. Kerry says:

      Can only post from my phone. Still unable to post from my laptop.

  201. Kerry says:

    43 Days until I am lounging in the Jacuzzi at Casablanca
    45 Days and 9 Days Straight of Golf.
    10 Days Straight if the Improbable Happens.
    See you all soon.

  202. Kerry says:

    43 Days to lounging in the Casablanca Jacuzzi

  203. Kerry says:

    43 days until I get to Mesquite
    45 days until 9 straight days of golf
    10 days if the improbable happens
    See you all soon

  204. Kerry says:

    George, You not find me in that Dessert Line This Year

  205. Kerry says:

    George, You will not find me in that Dessert Line this year.

  206. David DeRango says:

    I knew we would do it! Nice work to you and your people Christian
    looking forward to another great week.
    Cannot wait.
    44 days till I am in Vegas.

    1. Kerry says:

      Almost over the top. About to exceed last year.

    2. Kerry says:

      Soon David Soon

  207. Kerry says:

    You will not see me in the Dessert Line

  208. George says:

    594 with 46 days to go. I think we will crush last years numbers. Damn the line is going to be longer for desert. LOL STMF

    1. Kerry says:


      Dessert Line maybe longer, But this year you will not see me in it.

      Has anybody else noticed Posts vanishing? I know of at least 3 of mine are no longer here.

    2. Kerry says:

      My Dear Friend George

      I have decided that I need to Abstain from the Dessert Line this year.
      So please pick up my Chocolate cake when you are there.

    3. Kerry says:

      My Dear Friend George

      You do not have to worry about me being in the Dessert Line this Year.

      So please, while you are there, could you please get me a piece of Chocolate Cake.

  209. David DeRango says:

    Some of you newbies may want to get in on THE CIGARS UNDER THE STARS
    get time to hang and to get to know some of us regulars.
    Let Rich C know.
    looking forward to it.

  210. David DeRango says:

    Richard would love to join you but will be waiting on Kerry to pick me up and have a late lunch or early dinner at Baja Miguel’s and I do not need to piss off the wife!!! Happy wife but you would not know that!!

    You can tell me all about it over the bottle of old man bourbon on Friday night!!
    Looking forward to get out of this cold weather.

    Jeffrey Barbas we may not have snow but last night ice and rain and I cannot get on the golf course either.
    Do not fell so bad and by the time we can get out we are so layered up you cannot even make a full turn.
    So we are at a disadvantage living in the mid North west.
    47 days till I am in Vegas I CANNOT WAIT!!!

  211. Rich C says:

    Reminder for those so inclined to attend Cigars Under the Stars: You Must post your First name and last initial on that thread to ensure you have a cigar waiting for you and are on the list for prizes!
    Looking forward to another great week in Mesquite
    Rich C.

  212. Richard says:

    I have 2 spots open for Coyote Springs on Friday, May 25 at 10:30am. Please let me know if you would like to join us.

    Richard Wilds

    1. Ron Duncan says:

      I will check with Doc, we may be interested in joining as we were thinking about playing Coyote Springs on our way up to Mesquite Friday. I will let you know as soon as I hear back from him.


      1. Ron Duncan says:

        Doc Henson and myself would like to join your group on Friday if the invite is still open.



        1. Ron Duncan says:


          Just wanted to double check with you on playing Coyote Springs on Friday the 25th. Your response no longer shows up. Let me know if there has been a change in plans.


  213. George Salcedo says:

    4 spots left for Corral canyon, everything else is sold out. Email me if you want in. 50 days to go. STMF

  214. George Salcedo says:

    8 spots left at Corral Canyon on Sunday, 3 spots left at Casa on Monday and Falcon is sold out. The link is below.

    the link to sign up is

    50 days and wheels up. STMF

  215. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    Got the “SURPRISE!” two more inches of snow on the ground when I woke up this morning. The local golf course was suppose to open today for the first day of golf season. Not happening here! 53 days before I land in Vegas and drive up to Mesquite! Looking forward to getting outta here!

  216. David DeRango says:

    OK I have just broken the 50 day mark!!!
    49 days till I am in Vegas waiting for my ride into Mesquite.

    Weather in Chicago still sucks would love to get on the course and play but some course are not open yet and the ones that are open are not in good shape.
    I am always at a disadvantage cause I can not get out an play much and my game dose not come into is own until July.
    Once I retire and move into Vegas my game will be up to par when the Mesquite AM starts.
    So look out boys I will be ready this year. LOL
    To drink 🙂 :0

  217. Kerry says:

    50 days for me and Rich.

  218. David DeRango says:

    Really George the men division is called the flay belly division do not make me laugh LOL flat belly ROTHFLMAO
    Some of you guys in the 49 and under could not keep up with me!
    since I am in the gym 3 days a week and I have the flat belly now since losing 38 lbs I can see my belt by just looking down.
    funny very funny if my knee did not need replacing I would play with you girls.
    maybe next year after my knee get fixed.!!
    see you soon brother looking forward to see you again.

    1. George says:

      Yes David, in the “flat belly division” we don’t make excuses. Just sayin. LOL STMF

  219. Jim O’Hare says:

    Happy Easter to all!!

  220. George says:

    Yup Ron, 541 plus me. I think we will crush last years numbers. Still only 50 in the flat belly division. I bet half of those are over 50. 53 days and wheels up. STMF

    1. Kerry says:

      And I don’t remember seeing Stan’s name either.

  221. David DeRango says:

    Canucks read below something did not go thru the way it should of

  222. Ron Luttrall says:

    My count is 541 today.

  223. Crazy Canucks says:

    You “Yanks” kill me. Everyone is talking about how they are playing golf already temps in the 70’s & 80’s. Sound like the snow is melting in the Mid West northern states and courses are opening up. Can’t believe that they are playing golf in Denver. Here in the Great White North we are expecting snow into next week. Still skiing and will be right into May. If my brother and I were making this year we wouldn’t have a single round in until we hit Mesquite NV. Maybe this was a good year to skip and head to Scotland as I know when I (we) arrive in Scotland I would have had the summer to warm up (hopefully) for St Andrew’s. DeRango and King, your chirping on the Blog makes my day. Keep it up. See you in 2019, that is when I will decide to move to the 50+ or stay with the U49. Coyote Springs two years in a row – Ouch

    1. Kerry says:

      I won’t be here in 2019, too many Skillets in the fire that year.

      1. David DeRango says:

        What do you have going on it 2019?

        1. Kerry says:

          Family Things & 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. My Brother is Joining me there. Also going to My Grandmother’s Hometown Reunion, which is held Memorial Day weekend. All the houses in town are opened up to be viewed. All have been kept as they were 1800’s. I have been once, years ago, but my sister has never been. So Chesterfield, Idaho here we go. Dirt roads, no pavement. We will be staying in Lava Hot Springs. They have a FB Page. May hit Mesquite Tuesday for Dinners.

    2. David DeRango says:

      Crazy Brothers I will miss you two the most.
      I am not playing golf in Chicago rain and cold here maybe the driving range that is all.
      Golf league starts at the end of April and the weather will suck still.
      My first tee time is April 21st and I bet the weather will suck still.
      enjoy you trip to Scotland maybe someday I will do that to but you two are not married 😉
      52 days till I am in Vegas CANNOT WAIT.

    3. Kerry says:

      Did my do diligence today, played at Casablanca with 3 of your Countryman. You will be happy to hear, I let them beat me, but not by much.

  224. David DeRango says:

    No Kerry I said I would be bring Fireball on the course!
    So remind me when we stop at Lee’s In Mesquite we need Fireball and bourbon!
    I have a flask that I can fill boys.
    so just see me it will be in the bag.

    OH George As Kerry said we are your future!! 😉 😉

  225. George says:

    Isn’t bourbon like an old man drink. LOL…….FIREBALL…………….STMF

    1. Kerry says:


      And I am the Youngest one in our Group.
      So when you look over at our table during the nightly dinners,
      You will be looking at your Age Progression Future.

    2. Kerry says:

      Oh Yea

      And David said he is buying the “Fireball” for the course.

  226. David DeRango says:

    Ok all you procrastinators you are now down to two days before the early registration is over and you pay $50 more for the most fun and best week all year!!
    You know what you can do with that extra $50!! That is right you can buy me a drink!! LOL 🙂 🙂
    Skin games are filling up The Falcon Ridge skin game is full and the other two are almost full get with George to sign up.
    It is a great way to get the kinks out and get some golf in before the tournament!!
    But lets get serous I am at 54 days till I am in Vegas and out of Chicago’s SH!# weather and I CANNOT WAIT!!
    Looking forward to see all my Mesquite golf buddies again and roomies first Bottle of bourbon is on me boys.

    1. Kerry says:

      Bourbon, really. I will be bringing my Vodka for Bloody Marys.

    2. Jim OHare says:

      Do love a nice bourbon David. Guess I shouldn’t mention is going to be 84 in Vegas this weekend which means about 86 in Mesquite!! Now if we just keep it that way for 60 more days!

  227. David DeRango says:

    The only thing you are sending me is rain!!
    For the next 5 days off and on.
    I can deal with rain you can keep the snow.
    Looking forward to triple digest temps.
    I do not like playing golf all layered up and I am with George who said that few days ago.

  228. Kerry says:

    Oh, Shoveled about 3 1/2 inches of Snow this Morning.
    Sent the Storm Richard’s & David’s Way.
    You’re welcome.

  229. David DeRango says:

    The wife has signed up for the luncheon at Katherine’s Steakhouse for Thursday she misses some of the fun things to do in Mesquite so she is driving in for this event.

    Plus she thinks she is going to drive me back that night after dinner silly girl I plan on playing on Friday.
    But she said she is looking forward to seeing you and having lunch at Katherine’s
    Cannot wait!

  230. Kerry says:

    Hey All You, I’ll Do it SOON.

    Less than a week left to get Registered for the Mesquite Amateur at the Rate of $525.00.
    April 1st, the Rate goes UP. $575.00 I believe. No April Fools Joke Here.

    That said, on March 25th, here in Ogden, Utah, it is Snowing.

    1. Richard says:

      It’s only sunny and mid 60’s in Denver today. Played first round in 4 months Thursday (in 70’s) and was sure stiff afterwards. Golfing 10 of 11 days in Mesquite will be “fun”. Looking forward to seeing everyone after they thaw out.

      You just keep work David. Linda and I need you supporting us.

      Golf season is here, if you’re in Denver.

      1. David DeRango says:

        You my have thawed out and we did to in Chicago but now for the next 10 days it will be rain off and on.
        With sucky weather over the weekends.
        So in one year and 8 months I will be able to play as much golf as you do.
        I need to keep working for a while but if I make the cut the wife will be saying with us on Thursday night so she can take me on Friday morning. Yes I can see you now ROTFLMAF!!!
        see you soon and what kind of booze do you like I will get the Bottle for us.

        1. Kerry says:

          Hope you do make the final cut and play Friday.
          I am sure Linda will have a Great Time with us Guys
          at Casa Wolf Creek Condo.
          She’ll Probably never let you stay with us again, after seeing
          our antics, and screwing around.
          So I guess we will not have the party girls Thursday night.

    2. Dan Walters says:

      not very good weather here either..over 2 inches of rain the last couple of days, with a possible 4+ more the next 3 days, and temps in the low 40’s…ground too soft now for courses too open, maybe by next weekend I can get out…need to try out my new Ping G700 irons

    3. David DeRango says:

      Yes Kerry I am one of those I will do it soon.
      But had to wait since my TAXES were due and I had to pay thru the nose.

      So I am Registered in the senior division and now have the car booked.

      Now all I need is some weather and golf courses opening up so I can get a few rounds in before Mesquite.

  231. David DeRango says:


    Getting all layered up is the way of life here in Chicago and that is like that deep into May.
    Some course are not even open yet and the ones that are they are in bad shape.
    Driving range for me for the next few weeks I do have a tee time on April 21st lets see how the weather is then?LOL

    Looking forward the desert heat and see all my Mesquite golf buddies again.

  232. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    We still have some snow in spots as well, George. Thought I might get out and play or practice today but didn’t feel like getting all layered up. Took a nap on the couch instead. Seasonal depression. Doesn’t look good for tomorrow either. Can’t wait to get to Mesquite. Depression is cured right when you step off the plane!

    1. Kerry says:


      Snow for me tomorrow in Ogden.

      Mesquite temps in the 80’s next weekend for some GOLF.

  233. David DeRango says:

    Ok Kerry registered
    And guess who is coming in on Thursday for the wine luncheon!
    Yep Linda

    1. Kerry says:

      So I guess you are all set for a ride back to Las Vegas? Thursday or Friday?
      Means I get to head home and make ready for my early start to Colorado Springs Saturday.
      Dang NICE of Miss Linda to make sure you get back Safely.
      You gonna bring LINDA to the Thursday Night Dinner? I remember her being there before.
      See you and Linda soon. Baja Miguel’s is going to be Jumping May 25th.

    2. David DeRango says:

      Yes Kerry, Ms Linda likes the luncheon at Katherine’s Steakhouse and since she will be at the townhouse and not entertaining anyone she wants to come in for the luncheon and take me home either that night or Friday which I am hoping it’s Friday!
      Ms Linda said since she is coming in for the luncheon you will not need to worry about taking my happy @$$ back home. Really she missing not coming into Mesquite for some of the fun things and hanging by the pool.
      As for getting me safely home I will be doing the driving if at night or on Friday!! LOL 🙂 🙂
      Plus see you now have time for an early start to Colorado Springs Saturday no need to be driving all over the place.
      Looking forward to Baja Miguel’s late lunch or early dinner on May 25th. CANNOT WAIT. 60 DAYS!!! of course 57 days till I am in Vegas!!
      You know I am great full for you and your help and Richard letting me stay at his place.
      In one year and 8 months I will be living in Vegas and be able to drive into Mesquite when every I want to. 🙂

  234. Kerry says:

    59 Days until this fat ugly guy is going to be in the Jacuzzi at the Casablanca hotel and spa.

    1. Kerry says:

      Add Rich and the Jacuzzi will be full.

  235. David DeRango says:

    Crazy Canucks
    I will miss you boys and your antics!!
    But a Crazy has to do what a Crazy has to do, and Playing Royal St. Andrews will be something for me when I retire
    in 1 year and 8 months.
    But flying to Japan I do not know if I can handle 13 plus hours in a plan!!
    Anyway Neil two years with out seeing you will be tough so be safe my Canadian friend the next time I see you I will be retired and enjoying playing more golf in Vegas and Mesquite.
    I will have some single malt Scotch for both of you boys at cigars under the stars, love yah and will miss you! 🙁

  236. David DeRango says:

    I will be signing up over the weekend now that bills are caught up and since the Mesquite bill will not be due till next month.
    Snow moving in tonight and into Saturday 🙁 glad I hit the range last week.
    Golf league starts in 38 days but Chicago weather is not nice to us when the league starts most of the time it is windy and cold there has also been snow flying as we play!!
    Looking forward to some desert heat and blue sky’s.
    60 days till I am in Vegas CANNOT WAIT.
    You can make that count 424 as of tomorrow 🙂

    1. Kerry says:


      Sorry, but have to do it.
      Golf in Mesquite March 31st & April 1st, will be in the 80’s.
      Picture this: Blue shorts, Orange Palms Shirt, Seattle Seahawks Hat & Bag.
      Can you hear Chi Chi screaming at me?

    1. Ron Luttrall says:

      That is what I got.

      1. George Salcedo says:

        I got 423 as well. Only 43 in the 49 and under. I know of 2 others adding to that this week but hopefully get more. Hard to get the young guys to get away for a week. Maybe someday make it 55 and under, 65 and under, 75 and under and then 76 and older. The way the trend is going it might work. Either way it is only 61 days till I am wheels up. But there is still snow on the ground here so no practice in sight. LOL STMF

        1. Kerry says:

          That sounds like a good division George. Just wondering what the numbers breakdown would be for those in the current year, & Division Breakdown for HI. With that cut, Jim, David, Rich & I would all still be Seniors in stead of Super Seniors.

  237. Crazy Canucks says:

    Hello everyone from the “Great White North”. I have been watching the blog periodically. Always enjoy reading the blogs. It is with great disappointment that the Crazy Canucks will not be attending the 2018 Mesquite Am as we are heading to Scotland in September. So while you guys are enjoying the sun, desert, snakes, cigars, duck farts, fire balls, Bloody Mary’s, women and beer; my brother and I will be eagerly awaiting a phone call, email, or text from the R&A Golf Association saying that we have secured a tee time for the “grandfather” of all golf courses – Royal St. Andrews. We can not attend both events as the British pound is 1 1/2 times the Canadian dollar so it will be an expensive trip, need to save some bucks not to mention I don’t have enough vacation days to attend both events. So sorry to disappoint but No Canadian THONG this year or Speedo, however on that note I have entered the next decade in my life – the BIG 5-0 so when I return in 2019 (I will be going solo) I might enter the 50-59 group depending on the course rotation. As for going solo in 2019, Neil had a choice to enter the Mesquite Am (visit the United States) or head over to Tokyo Japan. Well Tokyo Japan is a chance of a life time so off to Japan he heads in 2019. Good Luck to all participants this year. Have a Canadian beer for me, oh wait for some reason the Southern States doesn’t serve them or at least I can’t find them. I will be watching the blog and might chirp up every now and again to make some sort of comment. Good Luck Gents, Safe Travels, play well and see y’all in 2019.
    Paul “one of the Crazy Canucks” MacKinnon

    1. Kerry says:

      Enjoy your Travels Paul & Neil. I’ve got those Travel Mugs sitting here, collecting dust. Hope they don’t get thrown away during the Cleaning of the house. Still have 4 others to distribute yet. Patti, Vicki, Sharon & Jill will get their’s in May. Really going to miss you for our dinner at the Timbermine here in Ogden.

  238. David DeRango says:

    Our snow is moving in Friday night into Saturday!
    Glad I got to the driving range last weekend it felt good to swing the clubs but they need a cleaning.
    Our golf league starts April 30th and Chicago weather is never kind to us the first 4 weeks of the league starting.
    We normally have cold, wind and snow so I look forward to Mesquite and the triple digest temps.
    61 days till I am in Vegas, 65 days if you are in the skin games?

  239. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    We only have 33 players signed up for the 49 & under. 34 with George not inked in yet. And I know several on the list are playing down. I hope we have a flood of entries in our division by the end of the month or we might only have 1 flight this year. I’ll be 49 this year and will also have next year in this flight since I’ll turn 50 right in the middle of the 2019 Mesquite Am. Hopefully I can stay healthy enough to keep playing with the young bucks until I’m 60. Assuming I make it that far. Hopefully we see all of you in May and you bring more friends. We need more new players to keep this event going! Spread the word!

    1. Jim O’Hare says:

      I’m not in your division but I entered last Thursday night and as of now I’m still not listed.
      There may be a few more than you think. Maybe Christian is on a well deserved vacation.

      1. Kerry says:

        End of week is the usual update to the Participant Lists.

  240. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    This is the 2nd day of Spring? Great. I got 3″ of snow. Doesn’t seem like we will have golf weather for quite some time. It’s days like this that make me appreciate Mesquite even more.

  241. David DeRango says:

    Looks like all the skin games are filling up ahead of last year?
    Cannot wait 62 days till I am in Vegas and just 3 days with the wife before Kerry picks up my happy @$$ to head into Mesquite for the best week all year.
    Let me know if you need me to do anything like last year meet a rep to drop off raffle prizes..
    Among anything else you need I am ready.
    Save travels all.

  242. George says:

    Falcon Ridge on Sat is sold out. I will start a waiting list if needed. 13 spots left at Corral Canyon on Sunday and 16 left for Monday at Casa. STMF

  243. George Salcedo says:

    I told Stan on the radio show the other day that I would update the games every Mon, Weds and Fri. So here is where we are at after the weekend entries
    Sat Falcon Ridge, 8am shotgun. Gross skins 2man blind best ball entry-80 3 spots left
    Sun Corral Canyon Utah 9am shotgun Gross skins big prizes every par 3 Lunch included entry 100 16 spots left
    Mon Casablanca 8am breakfast, CTP, Net skins, small gift, dress up contest entry 120 19 spots left

    the link to sign up is

    65 days till I am wheels up. See ya soon peeps. STMF

  244. David DeRango says:

    Ok Sorry Kerry I am in purchasing if on a spreadsheet I Cannot count.

  245. Kerry says:

    There are 2 spots left at Oasis Palmer @ 6am, Friday, May 25th. So for any of you early arrivers, and it is in your Rotation, or you just want to play, give them a call. 1-888-367-3386 or 1-702-346-7820. Come on out and join Jim & I.

  246. Jim O’Hare says:

    Looking to set up an early morning practice round on Oasis Palmer on Monday the 28th.
    Anyone interested please drop me an e-mail

    1. Kerry says:

      I am Playing Oasis Palmer, Friday the 25th @ 6:00am. Perhaps Jim Garner also. Not sure what I am doing Monday yet. I was told Mesquite Am Practice Round Rate is $45.00.

  247. David DeRango says:

    Thank you Christian
    The celebration of the tournament and the players in the tournament.
    Is all I need to know I am celebrating now and cannot wait to get there.

    Soon you will see me as much as you see Kerry in Mesquite that is about 1 year and 9 months till retirement.
    Of course the wife will be with me and I know she will use the Casablanca spa a lot.
    Take care

  248. David DeRango says:

    God love you my man!
    I were your loud shirts only for you.
    By the way I have a surprise for you at one of the skin games a really nice golf shirt I know you will like.
    One reason I am wearing it is I now fit in it!!! LOL
    Anyway the reason I were dark shirts at dinner is if I spill on it you cannot see it!!

    67 days till I am in Vegas CANNOT WAIT!!!

  249. Kerry says:

    My count today is at 353, 10% error for old eyes

    1. David DeRango says:

      So I get 379 as of today?
      And that is with out me registered yet!! not till next week but I will on the 24 th
      so no worries Kerry!

      1. Kerry says:

        Okay David, Why is there a 26 body Difference between us? As I still get 353.

  250. David DeRango says:

    I know you have a lot going on right now but will ask the same question as last year!

    Do we have themed nights for dinner?
    I just want to make sure to dress appropriate for the occasion!!!
    I know the food will be outstanding again so thank you for everything you do for us.
    see you soon.

    1. christian says:


      We will stay with what we have been doing the last couple of years. There will not be a theme for the dinners. Each night is a celebration of the tournament and the players in the tournament.


      1. George Salcedo says:

        Lets be honest Christian, you know David is just trying to figure out what to wear with his khakis, a black, blue or white shirt. LOL. Don’t worry David I am getting you a loud colored shirt again this year. STMF

  251. David DeRango says:

    Getting excited about the tournament and with time counting down.

    I have not even touched my clubs since November with my golf league stating on April 30th I am going to suck.
    Looking for a break in the weather to hit the range…… like that will help!!!
    Once I get the knee replaced next fall the game will come back?? maybe????

    So look out my Mesquite golf buds with me on the course if I yell FOUR better duck for cover!! 🙂

    1. Kerry says:

      So David, That would mean, if we are playing Falcon Ridge, I should park the car at Coyote Springs, to ensure it’s safety.

  252. George says:

    Opening up the skins games to everyone today. If you have entered the Amateur you will be getting an invite to play in our pregames that help support The Bruce King Memorial scholarship fund. As of right now I have 9 spots left for Saturday at Falcon RIdge, 26 spots left for Corral Canyon on Sunday and 33 spots left for the Big Game at Casablanca on Monday. My email is, drop me a line if you want in. STMF

    1. Kerry says:

      Hey Folks, If you have Never played in southern Utah, this is your chance. There are 2 Gotta Play Courses, The Ledges, and Corral Canyon. George mixes these with Coyote Springs for one of his day’s during the weekend Gig. I myself am HOPING for The Ledges being in the mix next year.

      FUN FACT: George Salcedo was “THE FIRST” Person that I met at my First Mesquite Amateur.

  253. Kerry says:

    70 Days until this Ugly Bright White Boy is going to be scaring the Folks around the Casablanca Pool.
    Bring your Darkest Pair of Oakleys.

  254. David DeRango says:

    Ok I recounted 322 players sorry just getting to FEN old!!!
    Last year if memory services me right and I know it doesn’t we were just over 500 Participant??

    I think we are on pace to get to the 525 Participants who whats the over and under.
    Betting a drink on over!!!.
    I already owe George a drink and Fred F one and drinks are on me for my room mates and driver!!!
    Cannot wait to see everyone again.
    safe travails all GB!!

    1. Kerry says:

      I just did a recount, and still only got 301, with Louise Hite listed 2 times. So I counted her twice.

      1. Kerry says:

        Counted Louise twice, ’cause I know of a Lady that signed up yesterday afternoon.

        1. Kerry says:

          My count today is at 353, 10% error for old eyes.

    2. Kerry says:

      I’ll take the over for a Bloody Mary, I lose, you get one of Rich’s Bourbons.

      1. David DeRango says:

        Richards has Crown royal which is ok for me we will need to stop at Lee’s for another bottle of Richards CR and maybe some fireball I can have in my golf bag for the rounds.
        couldn’t heart my even help?? LOL
        OK Kerry I lose the Bloody Mary is on me at check in for the skin game on Monday.
        That is were I will buy George’s and Fred F drink I owe them!! 🙂
        73 days till I am in Vegas Cannot wait.

    3. christian says:


      We did have 611 players in 2017. We are on pace to be above that for 2018. FYI


      1. George Salcedo says:

        Great job to Christian and the staff on increasing numbers. Great Job. STMF

      2. David DeRango says:

        Well memory did not serve me well.

        So I will stay with my perdition of going over from 2017 now that I know the number I will say 625 is the target.
        Cannot wait for me we are under the 70 day mark of 69 till I am in Vegas.
        looking forward to see you again Christian and hope to have a drink with you too.
        so far I owe three of my mesquite golf buds cocktails.

  255. David DeRango says:

    Participant List is up and if my math is right I counted 325?? now I cannot remember maybe I should be in the Masters!!!! LOL
    Sorry did not mean to offend the Master division!!!
    Kind of hard to count it because of the way it is.

  256. David DeRango says:

    OK sorry all have not had time to get to the blog I see a lot has happened we now have a list of signups and I will be on the list next week.
    Had a big tax bill to pay among other stiff but will be signed up with Kerry in the senior division.
    74 days till i am in Vegas CANNOT WAIT!!!
    Looking forward to any course to play in the skin games or the tournament i love a challenge!!
    To much stress in life I need to unwind and I will apologize now becasue this boy is going to unwind like a top so if I go nuts SORRY!!!!

  257. Ron Luttrall says:

    When there are enough of us over 70 guys that get to 80 maybe we can have a super master division, not there yet by the way. Dan, glad you and Sue are back. We missed y’all last year.

    1. Harry Rule 35 says:

      Ron, …… When you were a child a Centurion wasnt a Tank, it was a Rank

    2. christian says:


      It is something that is on my radar for a 80 + division. I am going to keep an eye on numbers and if we do have enough I would create a flight for that but the numbers have to be right.

    3. Dan Walters says:

      Good to be coming back Ron…look forward to seeing you, Jim and Lepha

  258. Dan Walters says:

    Participant List is up

    1. Kerry says:

      I see that Dan, and I am listed in the wrong division. I guess they are still kind of busy.

      1. George Salcedo says:

        Masters flight is huge, I see some guys are playing down to the 49 and under division. Great rotation and great times ahead for this division. Come on down and join us. STMF

        1. Kerry says:

          I will be dropping from Super Senior to Senior. David, (Mr Happy @$$) is joining me. I think it would be difficult to drag him down further. That and Coyote Springs & Conestoga not my Favorite. For Fun, they are great, for Tournament, I prefer to pass if I am able.

  259. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    This will be my friends first year coming out and he is in for a treat! Conestoga, Coyote Springs and Casablanca! Awesome! Plus Coral Canyon and Casa for the George Salcedo Golf Mania Mesquite Week! This is going to be a fun week!

  260. Ron Luttrall says:

    OOPS! My bad, they played there in 2016 not last year.

    1. Ron Luttrall says:

      It is Conestoga they are playing 2 years in a row. I like mine better, playing Palms back to back, easiest course for me.

  261. Ron Luttrall says:

    I bet a lot of the ladies will be upset over the course rotation having Coyote Springs 2 years in a row.

    1. George Salcedo says:

      Ron, why would you be upset that you have to play one of the top 10 courses in the state of Nevada 2 years in a row. I surely am not. Love it. 76 days till wheels up. STMF

      1. Ron Luttrall says:

        I am not upset. My sister-in-law isn’t crazy about it. I have never got to play it yet, but hope to maybe next year.

  262. Kerry says:

    I will be relaxing at the Casablanca Pool/Spa in 77 Days. Bring Your Darkest Sunglasses. Or you may be Blinded by the White. See you There Richard.

  263. David DeRango says:

    Yup the Tentative Rotation is out but I like the senior division rotation better then the supper seniors!!
    So for a couple of reasons I will move up.
    Cause I need a ride to the courses and my buddy Kerry will driving Mr Dazy around or as he likes to call me my happy @$$ around.
    Which I will make sure he is feed and hydrated!!!LOL
    Also need to go get around Mesquite.
    80 days till I am in Vegas and Cody M. I say I CANNOT WAIT!!! looking forward to see all my Mesquite golf buds again ‘
    you know what I think fireball will be in my golf bag this year!!!

    1. Cody M says:

      Well David if I get paired again with George like last year then there will be FIREBALL in the cart l, the cooler, the bag and anywhere else we can think to put it. Lol

      1. George Salcedo says:

        Cody, the box will be ordered for the house. LOL STMF

  264. Cody M says:

    81 days till the fireball is flowing and take yet another beating from the courses. I can’t wait

    1. George says:

      Kinda got the chills there for a second. LOL FIREBALL!!!!!! STMF

  265. George says:

    Tentative Rotation is out. Let the games begin. STMF

  266. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    George! Which “O” you going to see? We went to the one at the Bellagio in December. It’s amazing how they can change the stage so rapidly that they can be walking on it one minute and then diving into the next from 30′ up and then it’s 2 feet deep a few minutes later and they are up to their knees walking through it. We seen Mystere at Treasure Island the year before.
    Get this! I get to talking to a couple that was sitting in front of us at “O”. They are from Florida, but, the guy is from North Canton, OH where we live. He went to my wife’s school and lived up the street from her less than a mile away. We even rattled off a bunch of names that each of us knew. Years ago we ran into a girl that we became friends with from the BBQ joint up the street from us. She moved away and we ended up seeing her working inside Las Vegas airport just as we got off the plane.

    1. George says:

      Yes, Jeff that is the one we are going to see. The last couple of times we have been in Vegas we have caught a Cirque show. Say Michael Jacksons “One” last may and then the Beatles “Love” in Nov. Both were fantastic so I am excited to see this one. March is here only 83 till I am wheels up. STMF

      1. David DeRango says:

        We have seen”O” with Kerry it was amazing so maybe dinner George.
        I will check with the wife I am on her schedule till I leave for Mesquite.

        No word from Harvey or Perry if they are coming not going to hold my breath.

        I have you guys 81 days Cannot Wait!!

  267. Kerry says:


    1. Kerry says:

      Yeah, I will be Driving Mr Dazy and his Happy @$$ around. Would not have it any other way, he is Great to be around.

      This is going to be one long 2 week Vacation. Ogden to Mesquite, to Las Vegas to pick up Mr Dazy, to Mesquite, around Mesquite, To Las Vegas to drop off the Happy @$$,( Probably not so Happy now), To Ogden, to Colorado Springs for Volunteer Orientation( US Senior Open), To Ogden. Start on May 21st, end on June 4th.

      Back to work for 3 weeks, and another 2 weeks Vacation.

      Then Back to work for a while. We won’t even talk about my 3 weeks off Before, During & After Christmas & New Years. And NO, I’m NOT RETIRED, YET.

  268. George says:

    My lineup is set. Land late weds night, playing Bali Hai on Thurs, getting some great Mexican food at Dona Marias in Vegas, going to see “O” on Thurs night and then off to Mesquite Fri mid morning. Once in Mesquite it is a golfapalooza trip. Fri–Conestoga, Sat–Falcon RIdege, Sun–Corral Canyon, Mon–Casablanca and then the tourney begins. Best 9 days of the year. 88 days till wheels up. STMF

    1. David DeRango says:

      I see Dona Marias it is right down the street from the Pawn Shop.
      Linda and I have seen an number of Cirque Du Soleil shows but not that one yet!
      If the Wife is up for it and does not have my day planed with every minute of something to do maybe we could join you?
      Let me know and I will check with the general.
      You know I have to keep her happy so I can enjoy my week away Golfing !!!!
      CANNOT WAIT. 84 days till Vegas!!!

      1. George says:

        David, for dinner or the show feel free. We are probably going to eat about 5 since the show is at 730. I will have some of my friends with me from Va. All new players to the Amateur. Going to be great. STMF

        1. Kerry says:

          Maybe I’ll drive down for Dinner, not a Huge Show Person. Let you know later.

          1. George says:

            You should, be fun. STMF

  269. David DeRango says:

    We get into Vegas Tuesday night late so that would be pushing it and since I am leaving the wife on Friday afternoon I do not want to take advantage.
    Got to keep her just a bit happy if you know what I mean!!

  270. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    David, you bringing back that Canadian thong? The Crazy Canucks have been looking all over for it and they said you were the last one to leave their room the last time they seen it. Paul is a little worried that you might stretch it out!

    1. Kerry says:


      Let me bring you up to date, Crazy Canucks are not Grazing us with their presence this year. Also, the Thong was hoisted up a Flag Pole at a Golf Course, and left there. Cannot tell you which one, sworn to secrecy.


      Rich & I maybe playing Las Vegas National on the 23rd, Join if you can? Talk to Rich about it, he said something about discounted rate. And Coyote Springs Friday before I pick you up.

      I will be in Mesquite in 87 days. Not counting all the weekend trips between now and then.
      Like this coming one, after I assist Cody with the Wasatch Golf Expo for Golf Mesquite. Mesquite Am people will be in Chicago, go see them.

  271. David DeRango says:

    We have broken the 89 days till I am in Vegas waiting to leave for the greatest week all year.

    CANNOT WAIT!!! what else do I say!!
    Let’s see have not touched my clubs since November and have not cleaned them yes that is good!!!
    Golf league starts in 6 weeks that will bring out the rust and by the end of summer I should have my game down.
    But do not care looking forward to seeing all my Mesquite golf buds.
    George get ready for some wild outfits LOL. as wild as a conservative can get but I may surprise you again.

    1. Kerry says:

      Denver Bronco Colors? or perhaps Seattle Seahawks Colors?
      ’cause we all know you would NEVER do something Green Bay Packerish.

      1. David DeRango says:

        You know the colors I would were and the team it would be.
        No it will not be Football related but something George will get a good laugh at!
        Plus maybe for all three skin games just for him.
        Now for the tournament that is different.

        Jeffrey I did not touch the Crazy Canucks thong and since I dropped 38 lbs their is no way it would fit more like fall off.
        Also have no Idea what flag pole it was on but we all will salute the Crazy Canucks for not being in Mesquite!!!
        CANNOT WAIT!! to get into Mesquite.

  272. Jim OHare says:

    Hey Jeff. See you in two weeks in Myrtle Beach. Remember it’s tougher to repeat!!

    1. Jeffrey Barbas says:

      Probably not. I didn’t think last year I had a chance either. I was 8 shots back on the last day and tied for 15th place. Never a thought in the mind that I even had a chance that day. Didn’t even stick around to see the results. Repeat? I’d bet against that. I haven’t swung a club very much this winter. Played 2 rounds in Florida that weren’t very good. Should be at a big disadvantage coming from an area that you can’t really get out and play all winter.

      1. Jim OHare says:

        Guess you don’t want to know that it’s 78 here in Vegas!! And we have the best team in hockey!!

  273. David DeRango says:

    98 days till I am in Vegas waiting to leave for the greatest week all year and let me tell you I really need it this time.
    To much stress in my life lately some personal issues so I will apologies now if I get to wild and crazy!!!

    George the games are filling up fast looking forward to it!!
    Proximate percent left to fill 30%, 33% and 36% that is the purchasing manager in me talking LOL
    Safe travails all.

  274. George says:

    100 days from today the wheels lift off at BWI and i am on my way to the greatest week of the year. Update of the skins games. 51 of the 72 spots for Sat at Falcon Ridge are spoken for. 75 of the 112 spots at Corral Canyon on Sunday are spoken for and 94 of the 148 spot on Monday at Casablanca are taken. Shaping up to be a great year peeps. See you in 100. STMF

  275. Kerry says:

    FYI for the Mesquite Amateur Participants,

    Ready Golf & Gear is no longer. Their last day was yesterday, Saturday. Feb 10, 2018.
    They are now concentrating their efforts on their Golf Car/Cart Business.
    As of now, that I am aware of, Golf Course Pro Shops is the only available place to purchase Gear, Apparel,
    & Associated Golf Items.
    Las Vegas & St George are the other Options. Not sure if the Pro Shops do re-gripping, Uinta Golf in St George
    does, Closed on Sundays, and not sure if they will do it while you wait.

    1. James OHare says:

      Thanks for the heads up Kerry. I usually use that place for last minute stuff.

  276. David DeRango says:

    Had my putter re gripped over the weekend just went a little fatter glad I did if I went really fat would of not fit in my putter spot in my SOX golf bag, anyone who is my friend on FB will see it! if not just friend me happy to have you my Mesquite golf buds.
    Lets hope it will help my putting??? HA that is funny!!!
    106 days till I am in Vegas CANNOT WAIT!!
    I am signed up for the cigars under the stars better hurry it fills up fast!!
    Thanks again Rich C. for putting this together.

  277. Kerry says:

    Just a reminder, for all you Veterans of the Mesquite Am, & All you new Folks, Don’t forget to sign up for the Cigars Under The Stars. Always a Great Gathering after the Wednesday Night Dinner. Rich C is already gathering Swag & Cigars. Sign Up on the Cigars Under the Stars Blog. Not a Smoker, but I’ll be there.

  278. George Salcedo says:

    110 days till I am wheels up and the skins games are filling up. Don’t wait and think I am going to get you in. Once they are gone they are gone. 45 of 68 spots gone at Falcon on Sat, 65 of 112 taken at Corral on Sunday and 85 of 148 taken at Casa on Monday. Let’s get this winter thing over with. LOL Be good peeps. STMF

    1. Kerry says:

      Really, Get this Winter thing over? I am still waiting for it to start. We had 13 days of temps 50 degrees or higher in January. And it was 59 today. Record High. And nothing but above 50 in the 7 day. So you know 380 miles south of me is NICE.

      108 Days and wheels down, & 80+ MPH
      ‘Nuff Said
      And Oh Yea, Have a Nice Day

  279. David DeRango says:

    Ok, thanks for the recommendations
    My son gave me a gift card to Golf Galaxy I am going to check them out and see what they have.

    But since my I have SOX bag I think I will go with a SOX grip but you will all have to wait and see what I picked when you see me in May!!
    Cannot wait 117 days till I am in Vegas!! and 120 days till someone comes and gets my Happy @$$ to bring me to Mesquite I believe Kerry is Friday night or early AM on Saturday or the wife???? LOL.

    1. Kerry says:

      White Sox Grip sounds good.


      I will be picking you up Friday early afternoon. Then we have a couple of errands to run. We will have to pick up 3 or 4 Quarts of Chili at Tommy’s, a Burger & Dog place. Famous for Chili Burgers & Chili Dogs. And then to Costco to pick up dogs. George is very excited about this. It is all for the Saturday Night Bash at George’s Place. Except 1 Quart is for us at Rich’s Condo.

      I will be playing The Palms Sunday & Monday. (1-28 & 29)

      Say Hi to Linda.

  280. David DeRango says:

    I am at 118 days till I am in Vegas Mesquite golf buddies CANNOT WAIT!!!!
    Hope everyone is keeping warm this winter!
    Not me freezing my buns off have not cleaned my clubs from last year yet that will have to wait till it gets warmer.
    But need to get my putter re-griped may go with a fat grip? not sure but will try them out could not hurt could only help my putting! need all the help I can get. LOL!!

    1. Jim OHare says:

      David. Try the Winn 1.18 it’s fat but not jumbo.

    2. Kerry says:

      If you check, you can probably find a White Sox or Packers Putter Grip. That is where I got my Seahawks Grip. Very Comfortable.

      1. George Salcedo says:

        Go fat, you’ll never go back. LOL 117 days and wheels up. STMF

  281. George Salcedo says:

    Update on the skins games, I have over 40 signed up for Sat at Falcon so only 30 spots left. Almost 50 signed up for Corral Canyon, so just under half full. And 62 of the 144 spots are gone for the big game at Casablanca golf course on Monday. 129 days till we tee it up in honor of Bruce. Feeling like we will sell out very early. Now if winter would just stop. LOL STMF

    1. Jim says:

      Hey Rich. Will there be a cigars under the stars this year. Always a highlight

  282. George Salcedo says:

    Confirmed and in. I am bringing 5 newbies this year. 141 days till wheels lift off. STMF

    1. David DeRango says:

      I hope they can play golf LOL!!!

      Looking forward to meeting them lets hope they come back unlike my friends!!!
      But as you said there are my Mesquite golf buddies.

      CANNOT WAIT!! 131 days for me till I am in Vegas.
      I wounder why we are the only ones on the web page blogging would love to hear for others!!

  283. David DeRango says:

    Airfare has been booked with a earlier date coming into Vegas.
    Will get signed up for the Mesquite AM before the end of the month CANNOT WAIT!!
    135 days till I am in Vegas.
    Next is the rental car and I am set.
    Lets see if Harvey and Perry are going to join me this year???? (right)

    1. George says:

      Who needs them. You will have 600 other buddies waiting for you there. 135 days and wheels up. STMF

    2. Kerry says:

      Unsure about my participation in this year’s festivities. We shall see, not looking good.

    3. David DeRango says:

      You are right George I have my Mesquite golf buddies to hang around and have fun with.
      CANNOT WAIT!!!
      thanks for getting me registered looking forward to play a course in Utah.

      By the way this web page is still up
      I though you said you are not using it???

      1. George says:

        The old website is up for the remaining tournaments that were scheduled prior to them letting us know they were shutting down. You just can’t open any new events like ours. 132 days and I am wheels up. STMF

    4. Kerry says:

      Would love to see Harvey & Perry Again. Tell Harvey to bring my wedge.

  284. George Salcedo says:

    So less than 2 weeks after I sent the invites out to this years Bruce King Memorial tourney we are doing well. Falcon Ridge, 26 of 60 spots are claimed. Corral Canyon, 33 of 100 spots are claimed. And a Casablanca, 46 of the 148 are gone. If you got your invite and haven’t signed up you better do so. Stay warm peeps. STMF

    1. Kerry says:

      Still debating on it. Not going to do all, and not sure if going to do any.

  285. David DeRango says:

    One more thing will miss the crazy Canucks this year if there facebooks is correct
    they will not be in Mesquite for the AM
    but lets hope they can be there.

  286. David DeRango says:

    Yah Yah I know just was passing it one.
    Happy New Year all Mesquite AM golf buddies.
    The best to all of you in 2018.
    I am 141 days from being in Vegas before the AM CANNOT Wait!!!
    Plus 144 days from doing it in the desert with George CANNOT Wait!!
    looking forward to another great golf season.
    Be safe all and happy travels.

  287. David DeRango says:

    Hey all MAIN REGISTRATION is open.

    I will be signing up after the first of the year.
    hope to see everyone there.

    1. Kerry says:

      Has been David, I posted this last month.

      1. George says:

        You know you are not going to scoop Kerry, David. Registration is now open for The Bruce King Memorial/Doing it in the Desert skins game for the veterans of the last 2 years. Already have 40 in. Going to be a great year peeps. STMF

  288. David DeRango says:

    George I returned my invite I am in as you know will send my deposit soon.

    Merry Christmas to all my Mesquite golf buddies and your families with and great golfing New Year!!

    153 days till we are doing in the desert but for me 147 days till I am in Vegas CANNOT WAIT!!!

  289. Kerry says:

    Merry Christmas to All.

  290. George says:

    Invites have went out to the last 2 years participants in the Bruce King memorial. Check your inboxes for info and get entered. Remember the Monday game last year sold out by April 1 and had over 40 on the waiting list. I will open it up to newcomers on the 1st of Feb. Have a Merry Christmas everyone. STMF

  291. David DeRango says:

    Looking forward to next year for me 160 days till I am in Vegas CANNOT WAIT!!!
    So far I am in I cannot take vacation for 6 months well by the time of the Mesquite AM it will be time!
    As always I am there for you need anything or help you let me know.
    Thank you for all you do to make the Mesquite AM more fun then anything I have ever done.
    I have meet some many new golf buds and made some life long friends.
    Yes Kerry, Richard, Fred and Jim I am talking about you too!!!

  292. George Salcedo says:

    Had a lot going on in the last month so I am a little behind the 8 ball when it comes to getting my website up and running as I have in the past. First of all, the website I have always used is no longer so I am going to be doing it a bit different this year. I am putting that together now and please don’t send me anything yet. I have a list of everyone that has played in the last 2 years and will be sending invites to those people first so they have a chance to enter first. I will get those invites out prior to the end of the year and those that are invited will have till the end of January to sign up with me. Feb 1 I will open to everyone else. The lineup for this year is:

    Sat May 26 8am shotgun at Falcon Ridge, gross skins and 2 man blind draw net
    Sun May 27 9am shotgun at Corral Canyon, gross skins with a net skins side game
    Mon May 28 8am shotgun at Casablanca, net skins game with a gross skins side game

    More details will come with the email, including cost and what i need from you. 170 days and I will be wheels up. I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. See all of you soon. George, STMF

  293. Kerry says:

    Registration is up for 2018 Mesquite Am.

  294. Kerry says:

    Since I will be traveling tomorrow, I would like to take this time to wish all of you,
    A Very Happy Thanksgiving.

  295. David DeRango says:

    Great news to all my Mesquite golf buddies I just landed a new job and start on Monday the 20th
    Since I am a great negotiator I worked on it to keep my 3 weeks vacation!
    Looks like I will be coming to Mesquite as long as my vacation does not get in the way of someone else.
    Now I can say it! I CANNOT WAIT.
    With a 194 days but for me 189 days till I am in Vegas
    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you be safe and God bless.
    Just a little happy!!!!

    1. Kerry says:

      Congrats my friend. But I am going to miss you here, now. Glad you will make the Am. See you Friday, or EARLY Saturday when I pick you up to bring you to Mesquite. Or Linda could bring you up, and we could have Chinese at VR Cafe. And then she could see the digs we stay at. So, what about Perry & Harvey? Would love to see them again. Can’t say how many days until I hit Mesquite, ’cause I’m here now.

      1. David DeRango says:

        Perry & Harvey I think are a loss cause!
        Have not talked to them since the end of the golf league.
        But thank you for the well wishes.
        The wife and I will still be coming to Vegas but in December now for a short stay not sure want yet but I will keep you
        You Idea sounds great I know the wife will not drive me in but who knows I just CANNOT WAIT!!

  296. George Salcedo says:

    I am officially at 200 days. But I will actually be there in 12 days. have a great one peeps. STMF

    1. Kerry says:

      Bid my 2018 Vacation Weeks last night. Should have checked with you about November. But SDV’s should do it up. See you on the 15th, or 16th at Casablanca. And since Dinner with Paul & Neil has been Cnx’d for next year, I’ll be in Mesquite on May 25th. So, However many days it is until then. Don’t have enough Fingers & Toes to count.

    2. David DeRango says:

      You know this is killing me not to be with you guys I so much want to be with all of you.
      But no job no play!!!
      Hope to know more in a week or two on some job opportunities.
      And hope to be able to come to Mesquite in 197 days with or with out a job!!!
      So I say this with some hesitation I CANNOT WAIT!!!
      enjoy hit them straight and stay out for the desert landscape.

  297. Kerry says:

    For those that may not have heard, The Palms has a new road. I will transverse it tomorrow.

    1. Kerry says:

      Road to the Palms is Smooth. no more chipped windshields.

      1. David DeRango says:

        Well it is about time!!!
        No longer will my kidneys hurt after driving into and out of the course.
        Nice work Christian nice work looking forward to driving on it.
        In 209 days CANNOT Wait!!
        Well first I need a job the will need to get the time off for the AM?????

  298. George Salcedo says:

    226, STMF

    1. Kerry says:

      Please, 1 Day at a time.

    2. David DeRango says:

      221 days for me and yes I will take one day at a time.
      But back on the unemployment line again, the contract job ended on Friday the 13th.
      Hope I get something soon or I will be selling my soul to get to Mesquite.
      of course no job no golf just the driving range and my game will suck by then!
      but do not care CANNOT WAIT!!

  299. Jim OHare says:

    Sad days here in Vegas!! The outpouring of help and prayers from all over this country are so much appreciated
    We are Vegas Strong!!

    1. David DeRango says:

      I am very sad and heart broken about what happened in Vegas.
      Vegas is my second home and will be my permanent home in a few years.
      My prayers go out to everyone God bless them all.

      1. Kerry says:

        Sad about Las Vegas Tragedy.
        David, sad, about the same time you will be calling Las Vegas Home, I will probably be calling Everett, Washington home. Or someplace up in the Great Northwest.

  300. Kerry says:

    I will have David’s Friday Transportation to Mesquite taken care of. Still don’t know if I will be playing, but I will be there, taking pictures and Embarrassing Friends. And of course, I will be present at the dinners. And I have also acquired some fine on course Bloody Mary Mugs for some of my Closest Friends.Definitely have more class than those Styrofoam Cups they make them in. David already has one of these, but hey, his Birthday is coming up, and he will be shocked at his present. More than he was with his Green Bay Packers Golf Shoe Bag last year, And as for my Donation for the Bruce King Memorial Scholarship Raffle, it will be something different from Previous years. Not a club or a bag. Looking Forward to seeing you all soon in Mesquite. Will be at Wolf Creek Condo on Friday, May 25th, With David & Richard. Perhaps dinner at Gregory’s for a Steak dinner.

    1. George says:

      excited to see what the surprise will be. As usual Kerry, the board and I cannot thank you enough for your donations and work you do helping us towards our goal. You make doing this easy and we thank you. STMF

  301. George says:

    So we are 250 days or so out from next years Mesquite Am and a little three day event called Doing it in the Desert. I will be starting the signups somewhere around the end of Oct. I will send the invites out to those of you that played in it the last few years(some of you might get double invites) first. We had 151 golfers in the Monday event with over 40 on the waiting list so it should fill up again. For those of you that like to make travel arraignments early the schedule of events are as follows
    Sat May 26 Falcon Ridge, gross skins game with blind draw 2 person best ball net 8am shotgun
    Sun May 27 Coral Canyon(Utah) Gross skins game 9am shotgun (remember it is Utah time)
    Mon May 28 Casablanca 8am shotgun start Net skins game

    If you want on the mailing list and you did not play the last couple of years drop me a email at

    Remember if you are not Doing it in the Desert, your just Doing it wrong. STMF

    1. Kerry says:

      Just wondering, Saturday is kind of early for those of us who don’t get into town until 11 or 12. Guess we’ll just see how things shape up.

      1. George says:

        Kerry, that is why I am putting it out early. Most of the people, not all, were already in town Fri last year and didn’t like waiting around till the heat of the day to play. Trying to keep all the time around the same time we play the amateur. STMF

        1. Kerry says:

          Really that is what I thought, I knew somebody else would ask, so I just tossed it out.

          1. David DeRango says:

            Well as I said before I will either hitch a ride with George or someone may have to get me early in the AM.
            Or just get the wife up really early to drop me off at Richard place??
            Just have to see how everything plays out by then?

            which is about 250 days away!! Cannot wait

          2. David DeRango says:

            whoops sorry correction 245 days away!! better


  302. Kerry says:

    I have had to Bow out of George’s November Golf Get Together. I was so looking forward to the Shindig he has put together. Will not know until perhaps April ’18 if I will be making the 2018 Mesquite Am.

    1. George says:

      and we will miss you being there. 251 days till we are Doing it in the Desert. STMF

  303. Kerry says:

    And only 17 Saturdays until we hit Christmas

    1. David DeRango says:

      Not looking forward to winter in the Chicago land that means no golf for months even the driving range it is too cold to go.
      So I can wait for Christmas but it does get us closer to Mesquite AM!! cannot wait.

      My prayers go out to everyone in Texas and Louisiana too God bless you and keep you safe.

  304. George says:

    I truly hope all our friends in Texas and Louisiana are ok and safe. Prayers to all of you fighting the storm. STMF

  305. David DeRango says:

    Right now I will not be at the November event which is killing me not to be there.
    But maybe next year which depends on my job situation??

    Golf league ended my team took 4th over all and in the outing in the two man scramble we tied for 1st place with 2 under par.
    Now fall golf is coming and not to many rounds are in the future but no work on golf
    274 days till we are doing it again. CANNOT WAIT!!

    1. Kerry says:

      Thanksgiving Week???????????????

      1. David DeRango says:

        Thanksgiving week is still up in the air, if I get nothing before my contract job is up then for sure we will be spending about a month in Vegas but if I get a job, do not know if I can get the time off to go but I will hit that shot went I come to the tee!!! get it like I will cross that bridge when I come to it!!! Yah I am not funny!!
        I will keep you posted I promise.
        Cannot wait.

  306. Jim OHare says:

    Hope a bunch of Mesquite am folks will be playing in the new team tourney in Nov. already have my room
    Booked and am so looking forward to 70-80 degree temps. November in Mesquite is absolutely perfect golf

    1. Kerry says:

      Sorry Jim, Won’t be making that Tournament. Already have plans for that time of year. Good Luck, who is your Partner?

      1. Jim OHare says:

        A friend of mine from work ..names Mike

        1. George Salcedo says:

          We will have a group of us out there the weekend after. We had made plans prior to this event coming out. I am excited about the future of this event. It will be a main stay for me every Nov. Play well. STMF

  307. Kerry says:

    Aug 20th, 10:00 am, Falcon Ridge. Anybody want to join me? Book via Golf18 Network, price is $16.00, only there.

  308. Kerry says:

    Oops, 652.

  309. George Salcedo says:

    We are getting to that time of year when a lot of us will be playing season ending club championships, match play events and other tourneys. Good luck to all of you and end the year on a high note. Just a little over 9 months to go. Play well. STMF

    1. David DeRango says:

      That is right George my team mate and I are playing for first place in our golf league in the second half tonight we will need a good round to catch them, next Monday is our championship night hope to be in second place by then and go for it all.

      really just 287 days till we are doing it again, but sooner for the skin games CANNOT WAIT.

      1. Kerry says:

        So, 655 for me.

  310. David DeRango says:

    OK I am nuts you all know that!! I love the Mesquite AM I live for it and the fun and fellow ship.
    You are all my golf buddies!! call me crazy ” NO ” wait the crazy Canucks have that!!! OK call me Nuts.
    The count down begins just click on this link and you have what is left till we are doing in the desert again.


  311. David DeRango says:

    You tell me your Thumb is still not right and then shoot a 88 I guess your Thumb is better?
    keep taking care of it you must be doing something right to shoot score like that.
    See you soon.

    1. Kerry says:

      Thumb is not right. And I am told, will never be again. Joint replacement is called for, but still may not give it full mobility. It could be, the lack of being able to over tighten my grip is helping out.

      1. Kerry says:

        David sent out an e-mail to some of us today.
        Another countdown. It said 290 Days until May 28, 2018.
        I sent back to add 365 or perhaps 730 day countdown to mine.

  312. George Salcedo says:

    Today broke 300, days that is. 299 till wheels up. STMF

    1. David DeRango says:

      I am 5 days less then that George 294 days for me!
      Hoping to be in Vegas for the week of Thanksgiving but working a contract job not sure on what day in November they will be done with me or if I get something permanent?

  313. Richard says:

    Just spent 3 great days of mountain golf with Jim Garner. You think the ball flies in the Mesquite desert, wait till you step into one at over 6600 feet. You can get in to a lot more trouble, but lots of fun. We may have over done the distillery visit after the 2nd round.

    It set me up for at 79 in our men’s club event Saturday. Took first in my flight (4th event in a row). If I win any more I may have to find a different club or leave the state. Hello Mesquite.

    Have a great summer.

    1. Kerry says:


      I shot a Spectacular Round at Falcon Ridge today. 45 Front, 43 Back. 88, for this 25 HI. David said yea, about a 64 net. You should have seen my chip in from 64 yards on 16, for birdie. I had a great time, Temp was over 100, and round took, sit down, 3 hours.

      1. Richard says:

        Nice going. If you’re chipping in for birdie, you must be playing me in match play. They’ve done that 4 times to me so far this year, but I’m still alive in 3 of the 6 brackets. David’s just jealous that he has to work pay for our retirements.

        Stay healthy and keep hitting them straight.

        1. David DeRango says:

          Richard you are right jealous if I play as much golf a you do I would be in single digits for my index.
          but I just have 2 years and 4 months till I retire maybe depends on if I find a good job or not.

          Kerry November is up in the air on when we will be out in Vegas hope to know soon, keep hitting straight you could win next year.

          1. Kerry says:

            If I play next year, I am planning on Men’s 49 & Under Division.

          2. George Salcedo says:

            That a boy Kerry. No ifs though. You will be there playing. STMF

  314. Kerry says:

    Falcon Ridge Tee Time, 10:00 am Sunday Morning. July 30th.

  315. David DeRango says:

    I do not want to rile out 2 Man tournament November 10-12, 2017, since starting this contract job not sure when it will end I know November could be sooner and now I have some irons in the fire getting hot I cold land one??
    So I am leaving this up in the air for now, Georges event I think I am out for that one too.
    Well in a couple of years I will be able to do all these fun things when I am retired and living in Vegas not a problem.
    Mesquite 10 months away cannot wait.

    1. Kerry says:

      Hey David,

      I have 2 free rounds, Palms or Casablanca. Expires June 1st, 2018.

      1. David DeRango says:

        Well when I get into Mesquite before the AM we can use them.
        or not I know over the winter you can go thru them fast.

  316. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    Just throwing this out there…… If they decided to have a second big event in Mesquite how many people do you think would be interested and could they keep the price comparable or more affordable is a better idea? Just throwing this out there for Christian to think about. October/Early November time frame. Myrtle Beach is having some success running several smaller events during the year. Some are 2-Player events and a single stroke play event in March. Think about it for next year for 2018 and beyond. Sorry George, this year is out for me to come in November and play with you guys. It would be a lot of fun, but, working on getting debt free this year so no big trips planned. And work is still going crazy. Just when I think we are getting caught up another big project pops up. I remember days when we looked for something to do. Now it’s hard to take a break we have so much to do. People gotta have their cable & internet. And they are building like crazy in the little city I work in. We are one of the few cities in Ohio that have their own Electric and Communications departments.

    1. christian says:


      It is funny you mention that. We will be sending out information on a 2 Man tournament November 10-12, 2017. We are about to put the website up and open registration. It will be $350 per person and hotel is separate. I think this event will get legs quickly and grow.


      1. Kerry says:

        Sounds Interesting Christian, And 1 week before George’s little Tournament. Eagerly awaiting your email, Although I will probably not be able to play in it. A two man tournament could be wild. Give us a teaser: will it be join as a team or a Blind draw?

        1. Jeffrey Barbas says:

          Or it could be bring a team or sign up as a single and get paired up with a random partner. The rest of my year is up in the air. I’m not planning any trips, but, not ruling them out either. It’s just too early to commit this year. Would love to do it all. George’s and this event in the same week would be a great vacation! My personal preference is individual events. You never have to look for a partner and don’t have to worry about him backing out at the last minute. Or in my case last November, my partner had to drive me to the hospital after the first day of the event. I finished the last 3 days but I should have been in the hospital. Golf or hospital? I choose golf!

          1. Jim OHare says:

            The info for the 2 man in Nov is up on casablanca website under golf. Looks like no parties or dinners or if there are different divisions. Hopefully by then the palms is in better shape. Other two courses are Casablanca and conestoga.
            Looks like a good format. Hope they at least have a welcome reception like the smaller tourneys in Myrtle beach have.

          2. christian says:


            We will have a welcome reception/pairings that will have some appetizers and beverages. We will see how registrations go and we may flight the teams based on the team handicaps we just have to see how those go. Hope to see you out in November.


  317. Kerry says:

    Missing Mesquite Am already

    1. David DeRango says:

      Yes Kerry I feel the same way!!
      I miss the town of Mesquite as well.

      1. Kerry says:

        But David,

        You will be returning, and I will not be. No more Tournament Golf for me. Will just be out for the fun of it from now on. Thumb is still not right, having a hard time holding onto stuff. Doctor is talking joint replacement. So you all go out and enjoy.

  318. David DeRango says:

    Landed a temp. purchasing mangers job that goes 3 to 4 months so I think your November trip is out, but if it ends in October then the wife and I are spending about a month in Vegas and I could be in your outing, everything is up in the air right now glade to be off unemployment!

  319. George Salcedo says:

    Going to Mesquite in Nov for a 4 day golf gathering. Playing Conestoga, Casablanca, Corral Canyon and Falcon Ridge if anyone would like to join. Send me an email and I will send you the info. 353 days. LOL STMF

    1. David DeRango says:

      I think you math is wrong we are at 328 days and counting please do not make it any longer then it is now!

      As for the November trip it is up in the air right now I cannot commit yet but want to really bad.
      I will let you know will last minute be an issue????

      1. Kerry says:

        Won’t be Playing in November. Not George’s get together, nor the Gobbler Classic at the Palms. Sorry George & David.

  320. Kerry says:

    Could use 3 Golfers to fill out a 4some to golf in the Patriot Day Golf Tournament at the Palms in Mesquite, Nv. On Saturday, August 26th. Cost is $45.00 per person.

    1. David DeRango says:

      You know I would be there if I could!
      some day I will

      1. Kerry says:

        Nevermind on the 3 golfers.

  321. steven gagne says:

    100 dollars for shirts, and 10 dollars shipping, and received nothing.

    1. george salcedo says:

      From what Steve. Hope it gets worked out. STMF

      1. steven gagne says:

        From our sign in day at casa blanca. We got certificates to use, ordered some shirts that will fit but they never delivered them.

        1. Ron Duncan says:

          Same situation Steve. I just sent an email to Christian to see about getting a contact number to follow up.

          1. christian says:


            I did get your e-mail. I will be replying to you today.


        2. christian says:


          I will be calling you today about your order. Thank you.


  322. George Salcedo says:

    1 month down, 11 to go. STMF

  323. Daniel Monico says:

    I’ll be working the U.S. Senior Open @ the Salem Country Club. If I get any “TV time”, I’ll be sure to pullout some Mesquite Am swag!!!

    1. George Salcedo says:

      Good for you Daniiel. I looked at the pics online. The place looks beautiful. Hopefully you get to play there. Have fun. STMF

  324. Kerry says:

    Hoping to see some of my Mesquite Am Buddies playing in the Red, White & Blue Tournament at the Palms July 2nd.

    1. George Salcedo says:

      Sorry no Red White and Blue for me but will be back in Mesquite in Nov for some golf and good times. STMF

      1. Kerry says:

        Still working on that one George

        1. David DeRango says:

          Yah would love to be at the Red, White & Blue Tournament but will not be in Vegas till the week of Thanksgiving and not sure about your November outing it maybe last minuet not sure it is the job thing???
          All up in the air right now.
          CANNOT WAIT.

          1. Kerry says:

            Lance was playing. My team came in 2nd.

  325. David DeRango says:

    Ok, Ok! I get it the Mesquite AM is over but we can still keep in touch on the blog boys.
    I check this every day so keep in touch my Golf buddies.
    Have a great golfing summer.
    I know I will try not easy with out an income.
    48 weeks to go!! cannot wait
    Take care

    1. Kerry says:

      Base is in Cartersville, Georgia this weekend, which started yesterday. Played in the rain today, and the Tornado Warning Siren went off just as we finished. 4 more rounds to go through Sunday.

      1. David DeRango says:

        Kerry you are killing me love to be with you!!
        played today but did not shoot well I will blame it on the sore foot!! LOL
        going to a out door graduation party today and get to hang with the other DeRangos
        of course my cousin house is on the 8 fairway of his Country Club I have played this course and it will eat your lunch.
        November is a long way away hope to get out there for Georges thing but do not know but will be out there for the week of Thanksgiving.
        Cannot wait.
        see you soon again

  326. Kerry says:

    Staying 3 nights, Father’s Day Weekend. 108 Degrees when I arrived at 4:00 pm PDT

    1. David DeRango says:

      Happy father’s day to you Kerry
      Also to all my golf buddies at the Mesquite AM Happy Father’s day to you too.
      I hope your day is full of birdies
      Cannot wait to see you again

      1. Kerry says:

        Thank You David, and a Happy Father’s Day to you also.

        And also to all you Fathers out there.

        I will let you all know, Temperature here in Mesquite is Warm. 110’s for the next few days, or longer.

  327. Rich C. says:

    It was truly a blast to see everyone again this year. Thanks to all the volunteers and staff that makes this the best tournament.
    I personally appreciated all those who came to Cigars Under the Stars and raised 395.00 for the Semper Fi Fund.
    My golf didn’t suck this year for a change!
    Looking forward to next year…..

  328. David DeRango says:

    Yes you two are correct what a great round.
    My next though is what am I going to do for the next 11 and half months.
    Maybe work on my game? my first round was killing me, but put the last two rounds at my index.
    Who knows what would of happened if I can put 3 rounds together.
    Well time to get a new job “I hope”
    Cannot wait!

    1. Kerry says:

      Hey David,

      We could always go back to Seniors Or Men 49 & under next year. Same distance.

      1. David DeRango says:

        Yes Kerry that is true I could but we will see how things go this year.
        I did it last time and took a betting so many want to play with people of my own age LOL.
        it may depend on the rotation or what you and Richard do next year?

        Not betting on Harvey or Perry coming they say they will but I believe it when I see it!!!
        49 weeks and counting CANNOT WAIT
        or I could be living in Vegas sooner if I do not find anything hear.
        Take care all, see you next year but I will keep blogging! so stay tuned.

        1. Kerry says:

          But David, It is so much more fun when you have to hit your second shot first, each hole, when playing with the younger longer hitters. And it makes you think more about your game. Yep, time to play with George’s bunch again. After all, last time I played down, was the best I did in all my Mesquite Am’s. And got called a “Bagger”, cause I shot my HI for a change.

          1. George Salcedo says:

            My first round this year I played with Todd P, Shaun B and Chi Chi. Not one of us were under 50. Terry Pugh, Steve Wallin and Dan H all play in the under 49 and I believe one of them is 70 or almost there. If you play in the Michelson flight the distances are the same as the Sr and Sup Sr division. The skins games are better and I can bet we have more fun than the other divisions. Many more hung over golfers everyday as well. 339 days till wheels up. STMF

  329. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    I second that of George’s comment. Great job Gigi! 10 birdies at Falcon Ridge on Thursday! She was a golfing machine Mesquite Am week! And great job by George and the crew for raising over $15,000 for the scholarship next year! Heck! you might be able to help two kids out next year! We had a fun time. It’s too bad it has to end so soon. But, then again, I don’t know if I could have taken another round or two. My back ended up a little out of wack toward the end of the tournament. George, Casablanca’s greens were the best I have ever seen them and it was amazing that we finished the skins game round as fast as we did. With that full a field I thought we would have been there for 8 hours. Not sure of the official time but 5 hours 15 minutes seemed to go by pretty good with over 140 golfers in the field. Great job by everyone!
    Crazy Canucks, it was good to see Neil win THE JUG! Champagne probably never tasted as good as it did out of your trophy. Can’t wait to see you guys next year. Neil’s face will probably be pasted on the Canadian dollar after bringing home the victory for your home land. Or maybe they will just plant a picture of his face down by the family jewels on your favorite thong! See you next year!

  330. George Salcedo says:

    How about a low handicapper winning the whole thing. Great job Gigi. I heard your playing was exceptional. Very proud of you. STMF

  331. David DeRango says:

    Any chance does any one know Greg Neilson.
    He was in the Sarazan, flight.
    He had won a skin and he did not stay around after the round or come find me at dinner.
    I want to mail his winnings
    Have him blog on this page
    Thank you.

  332. David DeRango says:

    Just wanted to say thank you for everything you and the staff plus the volinteers did for us another great tournament cannot wait for 2018.
    Richard thank you for letting me stay at your place plus picking me up in Vegas and Kerry thank you for driving my happy butt around great playing golf with you again next time we play will be at the turkey shoot in November looking forward to it.
    George thank you for letting me be part of the scolership fund I get so much joy oUT of help others.
    Until next year be safe and hit them straight and thank you all for the kind words I will miss everyone one.
    David out.

  333. Crazy Canucks says:

    Well another Mesquite Am has come to a close, hope everyone made it home safely. First off thanks to Christian who does a great job on putting this together. Rich C for Cigar nite, another fine job and to George who deals with the Bruce King Scholarship. Congrats and many, many thanks to all of you for doing a great job with the countless hours that you put into your positions to make this week go down without a glitch. Next off thanks to all my playing partners for putting up with me this week, I know some of you learnt some new sayings while playing with me. Just remember to use them wisely as you may not always be playing with men all the time and some of the language I used may offend some ladies. I know my game was totally garbage this week except for my last nine on the last day. It was great to catch up with all my old friends and I made a few new ones this week as well. Hey Jeff Barbas, just because you brought your wife this year didn’t stop me from wearing my thong to dinner. You can guess which night I wore it 😉 to dinner. Congrats to all the winners of their flights and a special one to my brother Neil who happened to win the Mickelson Flight. One day I hope to be as good as he is, as I never play 62-6400 yard golf courses. I normally play 65-6700 yards, maybe I should start as it seems the short courses get to me but that trophy got us across the border faster. For when they asked us what do we have to declare, we said: A Golf Trophy, they smiled and told us in a politically correct way of saying “Get the flock out of here”. See you all next year

    1. Kerry says:

      I am leaving for Mesquite on Friday, May 25th next year. So our Dinner will need to happen on Thursday, May 24th.

  334. George says:

    What a week this was. First, to my playing partners, Todd, Shaun, Ron, Ryan, Lew, Cody, Derwin and Scotty Thanks I played horribly and you guys were great about it. Some of you I have know for years and this was the first time we got paired together and that was fantastic. Second, to the housemates. Kevin, Todd, Michael, Tim, Cody and Jim. That house is a special place for a week and you guys make it such, so thanks. Third, Christian Adderson, you make this place worth coming back every year. Please keep doing what you do. Last but not least, a big Thanks to all the participants at this years event, we might not all agree on everything that is happening in the world, but this week we all came together to make sure a child next year will start college on a very high note. Well that’s it. Let the countdown begin till next year, 355 days till wheels up. STMF

  335. Kerry says:

    I did meet so many new folks this year, not new to the tournament, but new to me. The concern for me & my knee was overwhelming, I did not realize so many people knew who I was. I thank you all. I even got a Call from one of my new friends asking how my drive was going. I plan on keeping in touch with all of you. I do normally check this Blog a couple times a week through out the year, so keep blogging until we see each other next Tournament.

    359 Days until we all meet again at the Opening Night Dinner.
    355 Days until Dinner with the Crazy Canucks at the Timbermine Steakhouse in Ogden, Ut. Locals, you should come join us. That would be Tommy, Chi Chi, Vicki, Patti, Sharon & Jill. And whoever lives close that I have forgotten.

  336. Kerry says:

    Well I have finished my last round of the Tournament. Good luck to all who will be playing Friday’s Championship Round. And Play Well.

  337. Kerry says:

    Pairings are out. Jim Garner, why do we always start in the same 4 some? Coyote Springs #16, Par 5. We even changed divisions this year. Nice of you, David & Rich to wait for me to hit 60 before Joining the Super Seniors Division.

  338. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    I’m so ready to get outta here! Can’t wait to get to Mesquite! My golf game? Not ready, but, who cares! I’m not at work!

  339. Dan says:

    What a bummmer! should have been boarding flight to mesquite, bout now

    1. Kerry says:

      You & Sue will be missed Dan. You two were the first people I met at my first Mesquite Am. So looking forward to seeing you both again soon.

      1. Dan says:

        Kerry, looking forward to next year, but you never know, . may run into you some weekend this fall..
        hit em straight and not to often!

  340. steven gagne says:


    Will the skins be three seperate divisions? Also will they be skins or a birdie or better pool?

    1. Kerry says:

      Steven Gagne,

      Pretty sure it will be Skins for each Flight. Me as a 22.6 HI do not want to be competing with a 3 HI.

  341. George Salcedo says:

    So tee sheets for this weekend are set, picking up a boatload of raffle prizes today and tomorrow in Vegas and Mesquite and I go wheels up in 10 hours. Life is good peeps. See you this afternoon Vegas. Safe travels everyone. STMF

  342. Kerry says:

    So Close, but yet so far. To Quote David DeRango, I Cannot Wait.
    At least mine will start tomorrow, when I sit down to Dinner with Paul & Neil.
    And then head South along I-15 Saturday Morning to play a round of Golf at Falcon Ridge.

    50 hours, and then Wheels Down & 80+ MPH.

  343. David DeRango says:

    Flight leaves in 11 hours today for Vegas CANNOT WAIT !!

    Same with me I will be doing the daily skin games for us Supper Seniors but for flights Hogan, Sarazen and Trevino
    $20 per day but no pay no play ok! after the round I will be in the club house make sure you show me your score cards if you do not want to stay I will be at the dinner each night middle table by George and I am selling raffle tickets so find me,.
    I will be on site early so find me and I will be calling out skins.

    1. David DeRango says:

      Gross scores

    2. Kerry says:

      Hey David,

      Before you said you would be on Site EARLY, do you think you should have talked to your Driver FIRST?

      1. David DeRango says:

        Yes I know Kerry
        As early as you get me there.
        vegas as of last night first day was 102f hot lover it but drink plenty of fluids
        Love the heart
        See you soon be safe all

  344. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    Pay you from my winnings. That’s classic! Hey George, can we get a little recap for everyone, me included, on times and where you will be set up to get paid in for the games? I’ll be early like always. To everyone else, give George the courtesy of being able to go hit a few putts and be able to enjoy his round as well. Thanks for getting everything together, George. It’s a great time for us and a lot of work for you. We appreciate all the work and care you put in to the event!

  345. George Salcedo says:

    Hey fellas in the 49 and unders. I will be running the daily skins game. 20 a day 60 for the week. I will have the sheet the first day and I would like to collect for the week then. Makes it much easier on me. These excuses will not work. “left money in car”, “will pay you tomorrow”, “not sure I will be here all week”, and when and if the pot is not won on day 1 and goes to day 2 “can I get in now” but my all time favorite “can I just pay you from my winnings”. All good ones but will not work. LOL. See you soon. STMF

    1. Crazy Canucks says:

      Now that person has confidence if he says “can I just pay you from my winnings”. Now on a serious note: Canadian money is acceptable right? I hear that Rich C. is going to accept the $5 in Canadian as well on Cigar Nite. Just a heads up it will be blue in colour so you don’t think it is counterfeit and has an ex Prime Minister of Canada on it to. See you soon my friend.

  346. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    Hope you get a thorough cavity search at the border! Give ’em the old bend over and pucker up, buttercup! I’m sure they will be on the lookout for that Canadian thong. As for me, I’m sure I’ll get a nice rub down at the TSA counter before I board the plane by some guy with a lisp. The joys of travel! Hope everyone enjoys their free cavity search. See ya Saturday!

    1. Kerry says:

      Oh the JOYS of Driving

  347. Crazy Canucks says:

    48 hours till wheels up, just saying. This just might be my last post b4 I leave for the good Ol’ US of A. For those of you that are flying, take care and don’t over stuff your luggage as the weight will kill you in over excess fees and make sure you get to your gate on time. Oh have a beer for me at the airport bar for some reason the beers there taste so much better. For those of you that are driving, be safe. Don’t speed (as an American told me last year 80 means 80 and 75 means 80) arrive alive and if your tired, pull over and have a little nap. It does wonders. Give yourself plenty of room in front of you and don’t let any knobs piss you off, let them get caught by the State Troopers. It is so much fun slowing down after some bonehead flies by you and see them 3 miles ahead pulled over by a cop. I give them the little wave and make sure that they see me. ETA at the Casa is Saturday May 27 between 1500-1700. Kerry King, we will see you on the 26th for the steak dinner. We will call you when we are settled in at the motel. We are staying at the same one as before. See you soon my friends. Take Care and Safe Travels

    1. Kerry says:

      So looking forward to seeing you Guys. As good as the Timbermine is, I have not been there since we went 2 years ago. Wish some other locals could Join us, but they are leaving before our get together.

  348. David DeRango says:

    That weather forecast is like heaven to me.
    Cannot wait for mesquite.
    About 56 hours to go before we leave.
    See you soon.

  349. Kerry says:

    Copy & Paste from

    MAY 26
    0% SSW 17 mph 16%
    MAY 27
    0% SW 13 mph 15%
    MAY 28
    0% WNW 8 mph 13%
    MAY 29
    0% NNW 10 mph 11%
    MAY 30
    0% S 16 mph 11%
    MAY 31
    Partly Cloudy
    0% S 17 mph 13%
    JUN 1
    Mostly Sunny
    0% S 15 mph 16%
    JUN 2
    0% SSW 17 mph 16%

    1. Kerry says:

      That %, is the chance of Precip.

  350. George Salcedo says:

    Still got one spot open for the skins game on Monday. Anyone interested please get ahold of me. STMF

  351. Hal Daby says:

    Sad news. Just heard from Greg Barney’s daughter that Greg passed away from liver cancer on May 4th. Greg was a past champion and I had the privilege of playing with him during that championship round. We have kept in touch every year since. I always got a call from him at the beginning of the month. This year he didn’t respond to my calls. Now I know why. I believe this is the first Mesquite Amateur that he will miss.

  352. Carroll Eugene Logue says:

    Desert Hawk Golf Course, Pueblo West, CO. We are bringing 21 male & female golfers this year,
    also 3 others will be playing in the Monday Skins game.

  353. David DeRango says:

    Rained out of golf this morning and Monday is questionable?
    not getting out of the 50’s today so looks like golf my be out till I am in Vegas CANNOT WAIT 3 days but how is counting 72 hours 4,320 minuets!!
    George see you Friday to drop off some raffle prizes.

  354. James OHare says:

    Just played practice rounds on coyote springs…Casablanca and Oasis canyons. All in great shape. They just punched coyote greens 10 days ago but they should be great by tourney time.

  355. Crazy Canucks says:

    96 hours till guess who enters the United States? Just saying

  356. Rich C. says:

    And looking forward to it -lol-

  357. Rich C. says:

    Last day to sign up for Cigars Under the Stars! Looking for ward to the experience.

  358. Ron Duncan says:

    You lucky guys heading out in a couple of days. I fly to Memphis on Sunday, then back to Myrtle Beach on Wednesday night. Cut grass, weed eat the edges, trim the hedge, pack for Mesquite on Thursday. Go to the doctor for check up Friday morning. Depart for Nevada Friday afternoon. Drive directly to Mesquite Friday evening. Ready to play Saturday at Falcon Ridge. I am getting too old for this. Not the MA, just all of the things leading up to it.

    See you guys in a week.

  359. George Salcedo says:

    I hope we go 4 somes. 3 great guys right around my index that I would love to play with. Indexes are out, that means it’s close to game day. 5 days and wake up. STMF

  360. Crazy Canucks says:

    Men’s U49, WOW 82 players and only TWO flights. Better bring your double A++ game with you to advance.

  361. Christian says:

    The 2017 Mesquite Amateur Flight Lists are now posted on the website. We have also posted the course rotation with index range for each flight. We look forward to seeing everyone in just over a week!

  362. George Salcedo says:

    Hate to do this at the last moment. I have had a late dropout in the Monday skins game at Casablanca. I can fit one or two golfers. Please get ahold of me at 149 hours and wheels up. STMF

  363. David DeRango says:

    Weather forecast has changed were did the triple digest go? do not care it is warmer then Chicago.
    MAY 27
    MAY 28
    MAY 29
    MAY 30
    MAY 31
    JUN 1
    Mostly Sunny
    JUN 2

  364. David DeRango says:

    Well, well Chicago weather is living up to it potential rain, cold and wind!!! all weekend and week coming
    only day that looks really close to spring is Monday 73F and partly sunny so glad we are leaving Tuesday.

    OK what do I say “I CANNOT WAIT” 4 day to go I am so ready for desert heat it is killing me!
    Crazy Canucks I will be passing out man hugs all around for free because that is the kind of guy I am and I welcome your bear hug!
    being 30lbs lighter you may not recognize me.
    safe travels all and god bless see you soon.

  365. Crazy Canucks says:

    120 hours till “Good Morning USA”. Also one week today the Crazy Canucks will be having dinner with Kerry King. Might get one more round here in Calgary AB (weather depending) before we leave however with a stop in Montana and Utah to play before we arrive on the 27th, then the skins games we should be half ass prepared for this week of fun. See you soon Gents and I will be donning my favorite cologne – “Trump”. 😉

    1. George Salcedo says:

      So you will actually smell worse than that time you and planter shared some time in the lounge. LOL. We will be in town 2 days prior to your arrival in mesquite so see you when you arrive. STMF

  366. David DeRango says:

    Crazy Canucks that is nothing but I will not be sporting a thong.
    I will just be crazy and out doing you to.
    5 days till we arrive in vegas.
    Heat is welcome CANNOT WAIT.
    Weather in chicago is nice but nuts high winds no work no extra golf, one more Monday night golf league to get ready.
    Be safe all see you soon.
    And I don’t pay for man hugs!

    1. Crazy Canucks says:

      Don’t pay for “man hugs” eh David. Since its been two years since I have seen you, I have decided to give you a “bear hug” instead.

  367. Crazy Canucks says:

    Decisions, decisions, decisions. What to wear for the Monday Skins game. What does one wear with white pants? Would the fluorescent pink, lime green, cherry red or the metallic baby blue thong look best? 🙂 Nobody in my group better not be plum bobbing or reading their putts from 8 different angles. Cause if they do, they are in for the surprise of their life. 6 more days till the Crazy Canucks enter the USA and yes we are playing our way down to Mesquite all because Mother Nature has been a bad girl and hasn’t been co-operating with us Canadians. ETA for the CC’s is May 27 at the Casablanca Resort. My brother will be giving out free “man-hugs” I will be charging a minimal fee of $2.00 US as our dollar isn’t a par with the American green back and I need to supplement this trip. Safe Travels everyone and see you soon.

  368. Richard says:

    4 days till I leave for Mesquite and I’m hydrated George. Kerry just sent me a foot of wet heavy snow. Even though he is putting up to 3 feet in the mountains between me and the desert, I’ll be there. Temps for the next 2 days won’t be out of the 30’s so I’ll need the 100 degrees to thaw out. Golf practiced I really needed is canceled today. But that’s the 4th on the list behind fun, friendship and beverages with my friends. Travel safe.

  369. Rick Napper says:

    Thanks Kerry. One thing for sure is Mesquite Am always does it right. I always have a good time.

  370. David DeRango says:

    Well I am looking at 6 days before I leave for Vegas I really need this vacation now and Golfing with my Mesquite buddies just got laid off on Tuesday good thing the trip was paid for.

    Buy the way Crazy Canucks with losing my job I will be getting to the Crazy level of you two Canadian friends so you are in for some competition.
    Still have a lot to do but got a lot done today since I am not working any more just pack my clothes, clubs and cigars.
    As always I CANNOT WAIT!! safe travails all see you soon.
    One more thing my game is ready so bring on the heat and fun.

    1. Kerry says:


      Since you mentioned HEAT, I just looked at the Forecast on, and it shows 100+ for everyday we are in Mesquite, except Friday, Championship day. It Showed 89 Degrees for that day.

  371. Rick Napper says:

    Are we reasonably safe in scheduling practice rounds based on the tentative schedule that came out. Not pushing anyone just trying to schedule 4 guys and don’t want to make to many changes unless necessary. Thanks. Bring on the heat, dust, sunshine and good fellowship. The days are beginning to drag.

    1. Kerry says:

      The only problem you may encounter, is the Handicap cut between the 3rd & 4th Flight of the Super Senior Division. Otherwise, set yourself up with the course or courses you want to play. Most importantly, have a great time. And make sure you mention that you are a Mesquite Am Participant, to get the Tournament Rate.

  372. George Salcedo says:

    I have one spot that has opened in the Monday skins game at Casablanca. Need to know if anyone wants in. Email me if you want it. Taking the first email I get. 213 hours till wheels up. STMF

  373. David DeRango says:

    Crazy Canucks
    That is 37.778C I hope you like heat?
    But get with the etiquette for the golf courses in the US you need collared golf shirt and dress shorts!!!
    NO thongs on the golf course!!!
    But who loves you anyway that is right your Mesquite golf buddies!!!
    My game is coming around nicely 42 for the golf league last night couple of bad shots that are easily fixed now if I can bring this with me to the desert? like every other year no!
    But CANNOT WAIT! 7 days before we leave for Vegas 168 hours so much to do pack, get a haircut, clubs have to be packed, cigars and shoes, missing anything? safe travels all see you soon.

    1. Kerry says:

      Snow is on the way for me. Expect to wake up tomorrow morning to the white stuff.

    2. Crazy Canucks says:

      Dress Shorts?? Who wears dress shorts in 100F weather? You Americans sure have funny rules. Guess it will be my thong and dress shorts with a collared shirt as well. If the weather goes above 103F off come the dress shorts. Be afraid, be very afraid.

  374. Crazy Canucks says:

    Holy Bejesus over 100F (can someone convert that to Celsius for me) during the skins game?? Spikeless golf shoes, sockets, one thong, plenty of baby oil in order not to get sun burnt. Check. Is that it?? Nope forgot my collared golf shirt so they will let me on the golf course. 😉

  375. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    HANDICAP DAY! Christian and crew are probably hard at work getting all 600+ handicaps together. Then maybe we get all the flights figured out by Friday. Then George can get all that info for the skins games. We’re getting closer! I’m no longer in the teens on the count down. 12 days to get my crappy swing together or I just bring my crappy swing and just have fun playing bad golf. I won’t be at work and I’m not in the hospital! This will be fun! Hope the wife doesn’t lose her lunch when she sees those Crazy Canucks in their thongs. She’s read all the posts here so at least she is forwarned!

  376. David DeRango says:

    I check that out too George and those temps look outstanding.
    Prep is what I have been doing drink, drink and drink.

    Kerry dessert is not on my diet! but maybe one night.
    I am down 28lbs try to hit that 30lbs mark before the tournament If not that is ok I am looking good!! and will not use the jean word too.
    George been hitting the range too perp the swing for 6 maybe 7 days of golf.

  377. George Salcedo says:

    Keeping with the game prep, hit another 40 today at the range. If you haven’t looked at the long range forecast for the weekend skins games you might want to. 109 Sat, 102 Sun and 98 Mon. Start drinking water folks. Sitting in your room due to heat sickness is no way to spend a vacation. Prepare, Prepare, Prepare. 270 hours till wheels up. STMF

  378. Crazy Canucks says:

    408 hours till the official tourney begins however that is not we are looking forward to. What do you say we are looking for? Well its the social call of the Crazy Canunks to America which happens in 216 hours. God Bless America, yada yada yada (don’t know the rest of the song)

  379. Crazy Canucks says:

    240 hours America until the thong, baby oil and a Speedo arrive in your Country.

  380. Kerry says:

    Men, 49 & under: 82
    Senior Men, 50-59: 114
    Super Senior, 60-69: 181
    Masters, 70 & over: 103
    Women’s: 127

    Total: 607

    1. George Salcedo says:

      107 more than last year. Someone is doing a great job getting the word out that this is the best amateur tourney to come to. Great job Golf Mesquite staff. STMF

      1. Allen Stewart says:

        Totally agree George, nice to see!

  381. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    Looks like we are up to 607 players. Wonder what the majic number is to get us some St. George courses again?

    1. George Salcedo says:

      Gotta do the math on that. You figure that they like to keep 2-3 courses available to the general public and members a day. So that is about 5 courses a day in use. So in all reality you could go 600-675 that way. If we ever get back to 700 you might see it. I don’t want to though. I like the desert line at dinner to be shorter. LOL 12 days till wheels up. STMF

      1. Kerry says:

        There is nothing that says when you can have your Cake & Ice Cream. Line is Nill when I get mine. Then I do my salad, then if I want, I eat what you all call the Main Course.

        1. George Salcedo says:

          I like my desert last Kerry. I just have this thing about having the desert on the table while eating the main course. And I don’t come to the Amateur for the salad. LOL. 11 days and wheels up. STMF

      2. Kerry says:

        Looking at the Tentative Course Rotation, Oasis-Palmer Course is not even being used for the Tournament.

  382. David DeRango says:

    HEY all a small donation to the Wounded Warriors foundation for a good cigar, single malt scotch and good conversation with your golf buddies let’s go and sign up you have till May 20th. let Rich C know you are in go to the Cigars under the stars and sign up.
    My father God rest his sole was a gunner’s mate first class in WWII and my first single malt scotch I will raise to honor him and what he fought for.
    God bless all of our military and veterans.
    I am in who is with me.

    1. Crazy Canucks says:

      DeRango, I will raise my first scotch to my Father (RIP) as well. He was a decoder on a Frigate for the Canadian Navy during WW2. It will be an honour and privilege to raise our glasses to our fathers and the men that fought beside them for Freedom Liberty and Justice for all. Looking to forward to seeing you again my American Friend on the Sunday May 27 if I don’t cross paths with you before that day.

    2. Rich C. says:

      Thanks David

  383. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    Oh my! That’s going to be one hairy Italian thong if your going to out do the Canucks.

    1. David DeRango says:

      Sorry Jeff I do not do thongs
      But since I have drop 27 lbs to date I will look good in it.
      But I will be crazy.

      1. Crazy Canucks says:

        Alright a “thong-fest” good thing I have that male Brazilian thong wax appointment when I get into the Casablanca on the Saturday.

        1. Jeffrey Barbas says:

          I think they charge a little extra for bush wacking.

  384. David DeRango says:

    312 hours for me but who is counting!!!
    With my company going down hill who knows if I come back to a job and the stress is driving me nuts.
    looking for a new job at my age is not easy either.
    So what I mean to say is I CANNOT WAIT to take off for Vegas!! I know I will be one nut case in Mesquite.
    I will apologize now to all my golf buddies and brothers because I am going to GET CRAZY and probably out do the Crazy Canucks, look out boys the Crazy Italian is coming!!!
    God bless you all and safe travels to you all too.

  385. George Salcedo says:

    366 hours till the fun begins. All starts with the planes wheels lifting off. Tee sheets for skins games are done. Working on raffle and sponsor stuff and then before you know it the fun begins. Can’t wait to see all of you. STMF

  386. David DeRango says:

    Well said Jeff.
    Good words to live by.
    Do not forget just to have fun.
    Nothing better.
    Besides getting away from work it is the wife too just about read to kill her.

  387. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    6 more days until Christian can start getting all our handicap info together and start making flight assignments. We are getting closer. Hope my game gets a little closer to my handicap. If not, we will just have to enjoy the friends & scenery like we would anyways. Looking forward to the week off. Work has been non-stop this year! I need a break! For myself and everyone else that finds themselves playing bad, just remember these words of wisdom from my friend Scotty B. “Don’t get mad. Your just not that good!” So when we have that train wreck of a hole, just repeat this in our head. And lets remember another thing, we aren’t putting for a million bucks out here. We will be playing some tough greens. Coyote Springs will definitely render some 3 putts on my card. Looking at a putt from 10 different angles and then missing it by 6 feet will definitely start getting on the nerves of playing partners. And if anyone has someone doing that I hope they are playing with the Crazy Canucks cause I can just picture Paul and Neil disrobing down to the thong and standing the other side of your line to break your concentration!

    1. Crazy Canucks says:

      I agree with what Jeff said. And to boot I will have the baby oil to lather myself up as well. Don’t want to get anything sunburnt out there. And after you miss your putt by 6 feet you, Tiger want-a-be, I will purposely bend over in your line of sight to mark my ball. Oh and it just might take me that full 60 seconds I am allowed to mark my ball. 312 hours till “God Bless America”

  388. David DeRango says:

    8 days of golf I would like that all I get is 6 and if I make the cut it will be 7 days.
    I am looking forward to desert heat.

  389. George Salcedo says:

    Swing prep starts today. 40 balls a day at the range. Got to get the body ready for 8 straight days of golf. STMF

  390. David DeRango says:

    Been there done that and still doing that, I wish I could get out more just the weather and time just do not cooperate for me.
    Did manage to get to the driving range to just work on the swing was striking the ball well but direction was a bit off.
    Cold and windy here too CANNOT WAIT for the desert heat to free up my swing.
    14 days and counting see you all soon.

  391. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    Slide? That’s going to take a healthy supply of baby oil if your going to slide into that thong.

    David, I played in a two man scramble today. It was more like I watched my partner play. I sucked! 54* and windy. I helped for some shots, but, I didn’t make a birdie putt until the 18th green. I think 64 was the low. We shot 72. My partner drained a 35 foot putt on a tough par 3 that I’m pretty sure we won a skin on. I think there was only 2 skins out when we left. One was an eagle on a par 5. Pins were tucked and hard to get anywhere close and my putter was pretty cold all day. Going back to the closet. The old Scotty is taking another time out. This definitely wasn’t a confidence building weekend for my golf game. Got 3 weeks to try and put a game together. Hopefully it won’t be too imbarrassing. I think I dubbed 3 shots off the tee today. My partner had a lot of pressure on him!

  392. George Salcedo says:

    Due to some unforeseen circumstances we have had a few drop out of the Skins games. I have 3 openings in the field. If you want in or know someone that wants in feel free to contact me at Thanks see all of you soon. STMF

  393. Crazy Canucks says:

    408 hours till I can slide into my thong and prepare for the ride to Mesquite NV. Hello USA.

  394. David DeRango says:

    15 days and getting excited.
    Busy weekend with other things
    Wife with the garage sale and I am going to the range to work on my swing.
    Monday night looks good for the golf league.
    Jeff your weather is just as bad as ours in chicago dose lack of play hurt.
    I say no because we forget our bad habits.
    See you all soon.
    No Kerry the wife dose not want to sell the garage! : )

    1. Kerry says:

      68 Degrees here in Mesquite at 4:50 pm

  395. Kerry says:

    Participant check today, count is still at 594.

  396. Kerry says:

    91 degrees in St George, at 10 pm.

  397. Crazy Canucks says:

    Holy Bejesus, today I played golf for the first time since November 2017 when the Crazy Canucks met Kerry King at the Casablanca. Started out with a double and ended with a double, however I did break a score that I set for myself to beat after all it was my first outing of the year, so happy happy joy joy. I do however have a lot of work ahead of me. 432 hours before I enter the United States of America.

    1. Kerry says:

      You mean November 2016?

      1. Crazy Canucks says:

        I sure do buck-a-roo

  398. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    3 Weeks and night until we hop on the plane. I hope not playing very much golf will be a plus. Weather has been pretty crappy here the last several weeks. We’ll make up for it in Mesquite! 7 days on golf in a row! I’ll be in traction by the end of the trip.

  399. David DeRango says:

    18 days 432 hours till I am having a cocktail on my patio at the townhome.
    Cannot waaaaaiiiiiittt!!!!!
    Hope to get some kind of wings in this weekend weather looks ok for golf league.

  400. George Salcedo says:

    487 till wheels up. STMF

  401. Crazy Canucks says:

    456 hours, that’s it that’s all

  402. David DeRango says:

    3 years ago CONESTOGA did there Aeration the week of the AM the greens were sandy and not consistent on speed which really killed my putting, of course my putting is killing me anyway so what is the difference??

    I am sure Coyote Springs greens will be fine in 17 day after they Aeration not to worry.
    But I am down to 19 days I am not counting not a bit RIGHT!!! CANNOT WAIT.

    1. Kerry says:

      I am supposed to play it Sunday and Tuesday.

  403. Jim OHare says:

    When they punch at coyote springs it’s usually fine ten days later, we have twenty. It’s a shame cause I played there 2 days ago and they are smooth and fast!

  404. Kerry says:

    I just read that Coyote Springs is going to close May 10 & 11 for Spring Green Aerification.

    1. Jeffrey Barbas says:

      Should be recovered by the time we get there with a just a trace of the aerification holes. Usually the western courses are doing their aerification the week we are in Mesquite or the first week of June. At least they did in Phoenix the last time I was out there. And TPC at the Canyons in Vegas did theirs the AM week last year.

  405. Rich C. says:

    Reminder that the cut off for the sign up for Cigars Under the Stars is May 20th. Please sign up on the thread Cigars Under the Stars.
    Thanks, Rich C.

  406. David DeRango says:

    George, Kerry and Richard you all have got the right idea on how to prepare, and me to I been hitting the gym three times a week using the elliptical machine to walk up and down mountains looks for your or my balls hit in the hills.
    Also get use to using one hand swing with your club because you will need it going into the desert looking for balls you never know what will jump out at you!
    Hydrating is correct plus start you day with a good bloody mary nothing like vitamins to help you get started.
    I have been coming for 13 years now and love every minute of it yes last couple of years I need help getting about I do not want to leave the wife without a car but I take care of my chauffeurs!
    Remember you will know me by the smile on my face that will not go away except for the last day when I have to go home.
    So I CANNOT WAIT 21 days till I am in Vegas got to get my game on soon.

    1. Kerry says:

      I will be there, but not sure if I will be playing.

    2. Rich C. says:

      David, You always have a smile on your face. I like that. Looking for ward to seeing everyone soon. Long ashes my friend

      1. David DeRango says:

        Rich C.
        The smile starts on my face about 6 months out and every time I think of being in Mesquite.
        but cry when I have to go home and back to work.
        Just 2 years and 7 months till I retire!! God willing
        Then I will be in Mesquite for all the tournaments with Kerry as my partner!
        Thanks again cannot wait to see you too my cigar friend.

    3. David DeRango says:

      You say with it I know you can DO IT!!

      As much of golf I have in so far this year I am going to SUCK big time.
      Somehow I do not care! just to hang with my Mesquite golf buddies in the desert for about 6 days is AWESOME!!! 🙂
      maybe be the range this weekend squeeze that in bussy with so many things yard work finish the garden grandchild’s birthday party and on and on!!!
      This Monday looks good to get in our golf league!!
      20 days, 480 hours, till I am in Vegas CANNOT WAIT.
      save travels all.

  407. Richard says:

    Snow and 35 degrees in Denver last Sat. Men’s Club golfing canceled. Course opened to day at 60 degrees. Next Sat we are looking at the low 80’s. Played 4 rounds in the last 3 week in rain and wind. Never know about Denver weather. Can’t wait to get to the warm desert.

    Now it’s back to training for Mesquite. 30 minutes in the sauna, then to the bar, then move some fertilizer (practice for dragging David to the course) and finish off with some over eating.

    Will be in Mesquite starting on the 22 and looking for some rounds of golf in Vegas, St. George or Mesquite Tue or Wed. Or Thurs. and Friday mornings in Mesquite. Just let me know.

  408. George Salcedo says:

    So it is May 1. Only 24 days till I am on a plane west to the greatest amateur tourney in the land. So what to do in the next 24 days to prepare. 1st, we must start hydrating the body. It is going to be hot, there is not a question in that. For those that do not drink a lot of water, start getting your body used to it. The week prior you should be drinking half your body weight in ounces to prepare. 2nd, think about the clothes your going to wear. Get those cotton polos out of your luggage. Get some self wicking shirts from the pro shop if you don’t have any. Light colors deflect sun, not dark ones. 3rd, start hitting balls daily. For those of you not used to swinging for 5-7 straight days your body will be affected. Get out and hit 20-40 balls a day. 4th, prepare the liver. enough said. 5th, start staying up late. Tyler, Ryan, Scotty and I are tired of being the only ones left at the casino at 1 in the morning. We need more friends. It is all about preparation. Anything I left out, let’s hear it amateur vets. STMF

    1. Kerry says:

      I am a Mesquite Am Veteran, and a Mesquite Regular. I have been Golfing there for something like 20 years. That being said, remember that I am the one that has Paid for the Tournament, and is Registered to play in the 3 Games put out there by Mr Salcedo, and does not even know if he can golf yet. Clubs went south this weekend, but spent the time visiting my Dad in the Hospital, and packing up his apartment. So no time spent trying to swing. Brain is Fryed. To much time in the Sun. Mr Salcedo Speaks the Truth. The most important part, Enjoy yourself while taking it easy. You’ll all recognize me at the Dinners, I’ll be the one with the “Walker”.

    2. Crazy Canucks says:

      On my behalf, the reason I am not hanging out at 0100 is because I am hammered and need to be sent back to my room with the help of the staff, or tossing my cookies on some hot black jack dealers that have decided to sit beside me and shoot the breeze and THEN I have to be sent to my room, or taking care of my brother because we both have been drinking too much. Or I am trying my smooth Canadian moves on the American women that are sitting around the lounge. As for drinking water I couldn’t agree more with George, drink water in that heat cause if you ain’t peeing after 8 bottles of water the sun is taking the moisture out of you. As a Canadian I get confused as I don’t know what you mean by water as we have a different theory on what is water. Are we talking about water from a tap or bottled water as us Canadians think your American beer is water: aka not enough alcohol in it. So maybe that is where I get myself into trouble. This year it is bottled water for this buck-a-roo and I don’t need any help in straying from that as I have a tendency to be swayed by short skirts and beautiful women. Since I haven’t been as lucky as some of you and actually played a round of golf, I have been chipping in my house. 20-40 balls a day is perfect, I chip 42 a day because there are 4 colors and all have 10 in each colour with the exception of 2, they have 11. Anyone notice that I spelt the word color the Canadian way and the American way. The question is which is the Canadian way?? Take care and give my love to “The Donald” for me. 552 hours before I enter the United States

  409. David DeRango says:

    Thank God it is May now 22 days before I leave to the desert and some warn heat.
    Rain last 3 days with tomorrow too golf league canceled today!!! 🙁
    No rain in the desert!
    My game is going to heck with out swing a club!
    Richard to pick me up on Saturday morning we will catch lunch a Falcon Ridge along with Kerry.
    CANNOT WAIT safe travels all see you soon.

  410. Crazy Canucks says:

    Hurray Hurray its the first of May. Its the month that everyone has been waiting for. In 22 days I am on vacation and in 23 days my trek into the United States will happen. First stop, Helena MT to play a track called Bill Roberts Golf & CC.

  411. Crazy Canucks says:

    Tomorrow is May 1 and we all know what means. May is the month where we get to renew old friendships and make new ones. Wear Speedos at our leisure around the pool for one week of the year without the slightest care in the World with our “Mesquite Family”. Other trips outside the mainland of the United States and Canada, well that is a given, that I will be wearing a Speedo around the resorts. And what about the children you say, Well let’s call it “a life lesson” because we all know one day they will jump across the pond to Europe and see it there. Why not expose the “Speedo” to them early in life 😉 And as for my thong, well I will keep you guessing when I will be wearing that during the week. I will give you one hint: if you are sitting beside me one night in the lounge and you hear a high pitch octave note coming from me, that just might be the night that I am donning the thong. See you soon Gents. Just waiting for the Canadian Frozen tundra to thaw out so I can get a round in here in Calgary Alberta. Should be about 10-12 days before I can tee it up. Warm weather on the way and we are talking mid 60’s to low 70’s not this low 50 horsepucky we are having now.

    1. George Salcedo says:

      And people ask me “why don’t you hang at the pool after the round”, question answered above. LOL. Only 25 days and a wake up. STMF

      1. Jeffrey Barbas says:

        Is that a Canadian Baby Ruth floating in the pool?!!!!!

  412. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    5 more players brings it to 594. Only 4 more more weeks til we hit the desert!

  413. Rich C says:

    A week in Maine with my wife and our two friends to relax before the grueling Mesquite Am (at least that’s what I tell my wife it is).

    1. Kerry says:

      Enjoy Maine, I lived up in Presque Isle years ago.

  414. Crazy Canucks says:

    Oops messed that one up, one to many rye and gingers I guess. Should have read “on my way to SLC” & “let the hoopla begin”

  415. Crazy Canucks says:

    Tomorrow (04-28-17) off to the indoor range in Calgary AB. Time to hit some shots as courses are minimum 1 1/2 weeks away from opening. First stop on my to SLC is Helena MT to go play Bill Roberts golf course on Tuesday May 23. Neil is off gallivanting in Chicago IL (for business) and doesn’t land in SLC till Thursday night so why not play my way down. Shoot, I am on vacation. Next stop after that will be a round on Wednesday somewhere, maybe in SLC as I will only be 6 hours away. Then after I pick Neil up like the hoopla begin.

  416. David DeRango says:

    As of 3:35pm CST the participant count is still at 589
    I am sure Kerry will check it out later and so will I
    till great number for Christian and his crew.
    25 DAYS and counting
    looking forward to getting there and seeing everyone CANNOT WAIT!

  417. Crazy Canucks says:

    Less than 30 days to go. First stop is SLC and dinner with Kerry King at the steakhouse. Hello American beer 😉 Its April 27 and still haven’t gotten a round in yet. Snow just doesn’t want to leave. Off to the indoor range this weekend to get the rust of my swing as all you Yanks are already teeing it up. Should be posting more frequently now as we are under 720 hours to go.

    1. Kerry says:

      Looking forward to dinner. And I will be heading south tomorrow, and will be attempting to swing a golf club without messing up my knee. Expecting snow tonight & tomorrow.

  418. David DeRango says:

    26 days for me till I am in Vegas

  419. George says:

    4 weeks, 28 days and 782 hours till wheels up. STMF

  420. Kerry says:

    30 days until dinner with 1 & 2. Looking forward to the Timbermine Steakhouse. A Unique Establishment that is a One Off, at the entry to Ogden Canyon.

  421. Crazy Canucks says:

    Jeff, you got it wrong, the wall is on the Mexico side, Trump is building a chain link fence on the Canadian side you guys can come across the border. “The Donald” doesn’t want his American people staring at a wall, scratching their heads asking themselves “How does climb wall”. And yes the fence will already have holes in for you to crawl through. Us Canadians don’t want to hear any more whining from the American people. We hear enough as is 😉

  422. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    By the way Crazy Canuck’s, I heard on CNN todat that Trump is imposing a tariff on Canadian Lumber. So make sure you don’t have wood crossing the border or you might end up with a stiff penalty!

  423. Kerry says:

    Crazy Canuck 1 is accusing me of sending my Thunderstorm from yesterday to him. But by the time it got to Canada, it was a Snow Storm. I sent this Storm to Chi Chi, so he must have sent it to them. But I am sending this week’s wet & wild to Rich & Jim.

    1. David DeRango says:

      Yes Kerry the weather that was sent to Richard is on it way rain starting tonight on and off thur the weekend.
      Great washed and wax the car never can keep it clean for very long!!
      Monday for the golf league look like crap too!
      Crazy Canucks you two should not have any problems coming into the USA I love Canadians and love your beer.
      let’s hope Trump does not impose a tax on your beer coming over!!
      Jeff you cannot believe everything you hear on CCN but I do believe in the Crazy Canucks :0
      safe travels all see you soon

  424. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    Isn’t Trump building a wall up there? I’m not sure if they like it when you volunteer for a thorough frisking at the border. Just bend over, turn your head and give them a wink and I’m sure that will give you a free pass.

  425. Crazy Canucks says:

    30 days, In 30 days the Crazy Canucks will be entering the UNITED STATES of AMERICA. And YES the Thong and Speedo will be in tow. 😉

    1. George Salcedo says:

      Lord have mercy on our eyesight and memories. 30 days for me till wheels up. STMF

    2. David DeRango says:

      NO!! No!! do not want to see that just bring the Canadian beer for the sign in on Sunday night.
      weather going to suck all week and Monday of open day of our golf league is 55F wind and rain!!!
      cannot wait for some warm desert heat!!
      28 days and counting all
      Safe travels to all my Mesquite golf buddies.

  426. George Salcedo says:

    totals for the games are as follows. The big game at Casablanca golf course on Monday is sold out. We are going to stuff 148 golfers in there to have fun and hopefully win some money. The Gross game at Coyote Springs on Sun has 94 golfers going so it has 6 spots remaining. The skins game at Falcon Ridge has 5 spots left. We are shotgunning at 1pm with only us on the course so it should go very fast. Every group will start on their own hole. Please let me know if you want in by emailing me at I have closed the registration on the website to avoid confusion. Remember if you are not “Doing it in the Desert” you are just “Doing it wrong”. 32 days till wheels up peeps. See all of you soon. G

    1. David DeRango says:

      Our weekend was sunny and warm and did I get out and play a round nooooooooooooooo!!!! I had yard work up the you know what!! all I got in was the range to work on my swing “that needed it”

      I remember that time at Ledges in St George rain in the morning and a little chilly that is the only time we ever saw rain in the desert and like you said it was in St George and not Mesquite.
      Someone should keep an eye on the forecast so we know what to expect LMAO 🙂

      When I pack I leave the umbrella, rain jacket and pants at home gives me more room for balls!!
      29 days 672 but who’s counting ME!!! I CANNOT WAIT!!!

      1. Kerry says:

        Weather Report for David,

        90’s yesterday, and very windy.
        60’s and calm when I left this Early Morning.
        Rain and 40’s when I got home. Rain & Winter Type weather the rest of the week for me.

  427. George Salcedo says:

    So yesterday, sunny and 85 here in Va. Today when I have a tournament it is 54 and raining. Not liking the lady in the sky to much today. I was thinking about it today. I have 54 tournament rounds, and probably 70 other rounds in Mesquite and I have played in the rain all of 6 holes and that was at the Ledges in St George so that doesn’t really count. Yes, that was my rain rant. Practice hard peeps. See you soon. Paul, 816 baby. STMF

    1. Crazy Canucks says:

      54F I wish I had that. I have sunny skies and 34F. 816 love it. See you soon

      1. Kerry says:

        Heading someplace tomorrow that is supposed to be in the 90’s. Sure going to feel good.

  428. David DeRango says:

    As of 1:37PM CST participant list is still at 579 great numbers looking forward to meeting new faces, I am the one with the smile that will not go away!!!:)
    Have not see these numbers for a long time I remember when we were over 700! and we played in Utah some really outstanding courses.
    Not very warm this weekend but dry if I do not get in a round then I will hit the range got to get some work in.
    See you all soon.

    1. Kerry says:

      As of 3:25 MDT, I get 579 also. And I am still from Ogden, Canada

      1. Kerry says:

        The count is up to 589, as of 6:00 pm MDT. And I am now from Ogden Utah.

        1. Crazy Canucks says:

          Boo I liked it better when you were from Ogden Canada

  429. John Peterson says:

    I would like to give a shout out to women’s division this year. Best numbers I can recall seeing in my 13 years. Way to go Ladies, now if we just get the under 49’s back to 100’s. I played down with them for several years after my 50th. Good group of gentlemen, fair drinkers too. See you all soon. Texas is heating up!!!

  430. James OHare says:

    Played Coyote Springs last week. It’s in perfect shape greens are fast and firm. Worth the forty minutes drive!!

  431. David DeRango says:

    32 days for me and I will be in Vegas in the townhouse enjoying some desert heat and adult beverages.
    CANNOT Wait to get there but I think I will leave my Chicago golf game behind it is not playing well I guess I will need to use my desert golf game instead!!
    How come there is only a few of us using the Blog come on guys we all like to see how everyone is doing?
    Plus what you have to say.
    Remember you will know me becasue I will have the smile on my face that will not go away!!!
    See you all soon my Mesquite golf buddies 🙂

  432. George Salcedo says:

    Numbers for the day. 7 weeks, 35 days, 843 hours. Getting closer by the minute. See ya soon. STMF

    1. Kerry says:

      But wouldn’t 35 days be 5 weeks?
      See you soon

      2 days and 80 mph

      1. Crazy Canucks says:

        Must be the State of Virginia arithmetic program. 7 days in week so 7 days x 7 weeks = 49 days. 7 days x 5 weeks = 35 days. According to the arithmetic program North of the 49th parallel I would say 35 days or 5 weeks or 840 hours. Which brings us to another question in the State of Virginia – If you divorce your wife, Is she still your cousin? 🙂
        “STMF peeps” Have Thong & Speedo already to go.

        1. George Salcedo says:

          Good call on the math. What was I thinking. Not a native Virginian Paul so I would not know that. Guess I need a vacation to reel me back in. Now it is only 840 hours. See ya soon. STMF

          1. Kerry says:

            Crazy Canuck 1, He was actually corrected by a Fellow Native Californian.

          2. Crazy Canucks says:

            My deepest apologies George. So that is why you keep cheering for UCLA, oops sorry again, its the Trojans. Just jabbing ya. I should have known you weren’t from Virginia as you didn’t have that twang they all got. And sorry Kerry for stealing your thunder, but you never put the hours down, just comments on days to weeks. I like the hour count down myself as for some reason it makes my time go faster. No golfing yet up here. Temps going down not up. Looking like May for my first round. Might have to play my way down to get some rounds in.

  433. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    Bought a couple misters off Ebay. If it’s really hot I figure they will help cool down a little bit late in the round. They only hold 2.5 oz. of water. They must have designed that for TSA. Speaking of TSA, why is it every year they go seaching through my golf bag? I get to the course and see my clubs aren’t anywhere that I normally arrange them. I can just picture them teeing off on the tarmac! And why do they always act like the big bad security guard? They could stand to act a little friendlier. Free cavity search for everyone! Anyone Flying United? First beating is free! Each additional beating will cost you $25. Overweight beatings are $75.

    1. David DeRango says:

      You are totaly right just cannot BEAT United!?!?!?!

      But on a better note I fly Southwest were my golf bag flies free! they do not touch my golf clubs at all, to bad I cannot get the wife to fly free!!! get it LOL.
      32 days and counting till I am in Vegas! CANNOT WAIT safe travels all and if you get bumped off your United flight just lay down in the fetal position and cry they will not touch you!!! LOL

      1. Crazy Canucks says:

        And this is why the Crazy Canucks drive, Jeff. Nobody touches my putter unless I say they can. And we can take as much or little luggage as possible. No weight restrictions, no $25 per bag, no screaming baby beside me (except when Neil has a tantrum when I make a wrong turn, I blame GPS), just load the ol’ truck up and head due South. United sure has taken a lot of heat for this incident, wonder how many people are now going to switch airlines. See y’all soon. First stop is SLC for dinner with Kerry King on Friday May 26. Should roll into the Casa, Saturday evening.

        1. George Salcedo says:

          I fly Southwest and the first 2 bags are free. headphones block out all babies, well maybe not Neil, and the adult beverages are a bonus. They go thru my bags as well but never any issues. Paul, I have seen you putt, maybe you should let them hold onto it. Just sayin. LOL 36 days baby. See you soon. STMF

          1. Jeffrey Barbas says:

            Thankfully I am flying Southwest as well. They are one of the few airlines that still have direct flights from Cleveland to Vegas. Usually I just pack my whole trip in a carry on and my golf bag. With the wife coming hopefully we can split a suitcase so I don’t bother with a carry on. I travel as light as I can. Just shorts and golf shirts, underwear and socks. One year I just wore my golf shoes the whole trip. They looked like tennis shoes. And they were comfortable anyways. Sometimes it’s hard to tell myself, “Hey! You don’t need to take that!” A little over 5 weeks and we’re packing the bags! Looking forward to VACATION! GOLF! SUN! NO RAIN! And of course George’s “Doing It In The Desert!” games.

        2. Kerry says:

          I drive also. But it only takes me 5 1/2 hours. Pandora all the way. Will be going this weekend to retrain the RX350 on how to get there. It remembered how to get from Washington to Ogden. Supposed to be upwards of 90 degrees, so going to be loving it. And yes, taking the clubs to see if they still work. Or me as it is. And of course, I do have an Ultimate Pedicure scheduled.

  434. David DeRango says:

    George speaking of number I see your email and we are stacked looking forward to as you said some desert air in my face!!!
    I am at 35 days or 840 hrs till I have desert air in my face!
    see you soon and the rest of my Mesquite golf buddies.

  435. George Salcedo says:

    Important numbers for the day. 39 days, 932 Hours. Need the desert air in my face. See you soon peeps. STMF

    1. Crazy Canucks says:

      Alright under 40 days to go. I should have my first round of the year under my belt hopefully by April 27. Weather is starting to turn on us. Looking to be high 50’s low 60’s later this week and that should melt most of the snow away. Courses are starting to take off the tarps on the greens now so that is a positive sign.

  436. David DeRango says:

    The Participant list has been updated as of 2:35pm CST we are at 579 and counting
    I believe we surpassed last year’s numbers already??
    Great Job to Christian and his team I am looking forward to another great time in Mesquite!!
    As I have been saying for the past 13 years I CANNOT WAIT!!!
    39 days and counting for me till I am in Vegas.
    Safe travels all.

    1. George Salcedo says:

      Yea we have surpassed last year. We only had 500 last year so the staff at golf mesquite is doing a great job getting the word out. I also credit everyone that is bringing people. Great job to all. 41 days and wheels up. STMF

    2. Kerry says:

      Just looked at Super Seniors, and I am from Canada.

      1. Crazy Canucks says:

        U49 has 75 players now, up from 72. Kerry, I see you are from Ogden Canada. You know what the funny thing is, is that there is a suburb of Calgary named Ogden. And when you google Ogden Canada, you come up with Calgary Alberta. Way to funny. Hello fellow Canuck. On another note: Kerry you live in Ogden Canada and you never come by the house to say Hi. How rude.

    3. David DeRango says:

      Yah too bad my golf buddies Harvey and Perry pussed out this year again!!! they gave me some excuse of weddings to go to and vacations and they could not afford it this year! Really I start saving for this trip when I get back from the last one!!
      CANNOT WAIT!! 36 days till we leave for vegas.
      Even with my golf game going south I hope to have it at the 14.5 index as I should be but have been playing to a 24 index of course George will call me a sandbagging super senior that is ok I can live with that!
      Play Saturday in the wind, standing water and mud on the course and played north of 90 not going to say what my final score was LOL. Golf league starts in two week I hope to get it together by then.

  437. George Salcedo says:

    The new list of players should come out today or Monday. Hoping to see some more 49 and unders to add to the game. For you barely over 50’s no shame in coming down and playing with us. I am 50 and will be down there. Many others. Better skins game and you get to see the Canucks. Just sayin. 41 days and wheels up. STMF

    1. Rich Messina says:

      I’m 53 and I drop down

  438. Rich Messina says:

    The time has come for a new type of skins game the first one to catch Paul Mackinnon in a ponytail and can cut off all the Skull-it-tail and bring it directly to me will receive $100 gift within an hour of coarse this must be witnessed by none other than George ( STMF ) , i’m thinking this will add to the excitement and to see how Crazy those Canucks really are ? Who’s in ! ✂️

    1. Rich Messina says:

      Of course this does not at any time ever apply to while on a golf course

      1. George Salcedo says:

        He might lose all his strength. It just might be in that man bun mullet thing he is sporting. LOL. STMF

        1. Crazy Canucks says:

          Alright you clown, Rich Messina. Ever here of the biblical Samson with his uncut locks of hair. Samson was the legendary Israelite warrior and judge, or divinely inspired leader, renowned for the prodigious strength that he derived from his uncut hair. I myself am like Samson the more hair I have the stronger I will be. And knowing you on the Thursday night you will be wanting to drink from “The Cup” which, with the Golf Gods behind me, I will be holding. Only then and ONLY THEN we can discuss the outcome of the hair. My goal is to donate the hair to the Canadian Cancer Wig Society when I return to Canada, unless there is a barbershop in Mesquite NV that will donate the hair to the United States of America Cancer Wig Society. I will consider doing that. Until then LONG LIVE the SKULLET, or SKULLETAIL, the Thong and the Speedo. 40+ days “peeps” and courses here in Calgary Alberta have had a major set back. SNOW is the culprit. it ain’t looking good until the end of April before the courses open here.

  439. David DeRango says:

    40 days and counting till I am in Vegas, to all my Mesquite golf buddies I CANNOT WAIT!! rain the rest of this week will wash out any chance to get to a golf course and play!! UUAAAGGG!
    Looking forward to getting to Mesquite and start playing in some warm weather and hanging around after words.

    Richard, you ready to come get me on Saturday AM 27th breakfast is on me! and a btl of your favorite bourbon!
    Kerry, looking forward to seeing you again!
    George, will get you my top 8 next week or so too much to read my head is spinning just think the first year we did this we had 5 entries now 26 wow crazy!
    and speaking of Crazy the Canucks looking forward to seeing you 2 again, at check in for Sunday will we be tasting some Canadian finest beer??? I hope so cannot start Mesquite AM without it!!

    Dropped 18lbs as of last week my goal is 25lbs before you boys see me so I can put it back on all week drinking!
    Save travels all

    1. Kerry says:

      I know where those Pounds Went.

      1. David DeRango says:

        LOL you make me laugh!
        Rain and Easter will not let me play this weekend
        Golf league starts in two weeks!
        maybe I will get some golf in then!!

  440. Rich C. says:

    Reminder if you’re going to attend the 8th Annual Cigars Under the Stars: Please sign up on that thread and bring donation of at least 5 bucks for the Semper Fi Foundation. Cut off for sign-ups is May 20th.
    Looking forward to another great year of golf, food, drinks, cigars, and friends

    1. George Salcedo says:

      Again Rich, Thanks for donating to that charity. As a Marine I really appreciate it. Semper Fi to you. STMF

  441. George Salcedo says:

    47 days till we are “doing it in the desert” again. Update on the practice rounds/skins games. Monday at Casa is sold out, I have a waiting list going if you want to be on it. Sunday at Coyote has 6 spots left. 49 and under, Sr men and last 2 flights of Sup Sr men you are all playing there and if you have not played there you need a practice round there. Sat at Falcon I have one spot left, starting at 1230pm. I know we are all starting to get your practice in, so good luck. STMF

  442. Crazy Canucks says:

    Wow 46 days to go and that’s the last count day you will hear from me until April 01. Neil is off to play Cog Hill in Chicago IL before he heads to Mesquite: that lucky dog. So, that means I am picking him up in SLC on Thursday May 25 at the airport. Just throwing it out there, anyone want to fly to Calgary AB for Monday May 22 and want to spend 12 beautiful, entertaining, assuming, exciting, exhilarating, fun filled hours in a truck “assembled” in Canada and drive to SLC with me, otherwise I will be driving alone for 12 hours 🙁 If the truck is a selling point it is a GMC Sierra. I am thinking of leaving on the Tuesday (May 23) and play a round in SLC on Wednesday somewhere. If you cant make it, I am not picky for travelling partners (as I drive with Neil every year) so you can send your daughters, females cousins, your wife’s single sister, your nieces or even your single sister 😉 Sorry no EX wives or Mother in Laws after all I do have some standards. Enjoy “peeps” and “STMF”

    1. Kerry says:

      Enjoy Your Drive. See You & Neil on Friday May 26. Straight North on Wall Ave/ Hwy 89 from your Hotel, is Ben Lomond Golf Course. Flat, Wide Open course.

  443. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    Just like I thought it was going to be. My home home course was so wet in spots that I got the cart stuck on flat ground. You could see plenty of spots where carts were making ruts all over the course. Needless to say, 6800 yards played more like 7400 yards or more. The 20MPH wind in the face on half the holes made it fun. Really makes you appreciate how good the guys are on the PGA tour that still hit it 300+ into a wind. Congrats to Sergio Garcia for finally getting that major victory. Gotta love Masters week. Our golf season is officially on its way. Played lift, clean and place everywhere and it still didn’t help me score. Didn’t matter where you hit it off the tee, it was going to plug unless you hit the green. Man! Am I looking forward to dry courses to play on in Mesquite. This isn’t golf here, it more like paying for punishment. “Thank you sir! May I have another?!”

    1. David DeRango says:

      I know what you mean as you know in Chicago when you get a warm day you get high winds 20 to 25 mph on Sunday and played at Pheasant Run golf club go my first round of the year in ILLinois and can say I need a hole lot of work.
      Also they did not cut the ruff so if you are off the fairway you were lucky to find your ball!!
      The punishment was self inflicted along with the wind.
      I CANNOT wait for the warm desert and playing with my Mesquite golf buddies.
      43 days till I am in Vegas

  444. Rich Messina says:

    If there’s anyone interested in playing Conestoga on the Sunday morning at 8:30 AM to fill out a foursome : so let me know .

    1. Kerry says:


      As much as I would like to play Conestoga, love that course, Sunday is Coyote Springs with George, and well, since It is also in my Rotation, I’ll stick to playing out there.

      1. Rich Messina says:

        Anyone else

  445. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    I drive 26 miles to work every morning. My car was covered with snow. We got about an inch over night at my house. Got to work we had about 5 inches there. Warmed up a bit. Had snow when I left work and had green grass when I got home. “Grab your clubs Spaulding! We’re going golfing!” Heading a half hour south of me. Should be good enough to play tomorrow. Not that good, but, we’re Jonesing for some golf.
    7 Long weeks, George! Your killing me Smalls! Can’t wait to see everyone. Boss informed me we will be working a lot thru May. I’d rather work on my golf game. LOL

    1. Kerry says:


      I drive 3 1/2 miles to work. While at work, I drive 178 miles, in a 10 hour period. And I haul upwards of 300 people a day. And then on the weekends, I drive 388 miles south to Mesquite. 5 1/2 hours. You want to know what Sucks, Still have not been able to play Golf. Knee is still swollen, and won’t let me twist. Beginning to think that I am just going to be a Spectator and Dinner Party Guest. But hoping things will change. Have not Golfed since Dec 4th, and I normally golf every weekend. Winter Golf in Mesquite is great. Sure wish I was able to do it. See you in Mesquite, at Falcon Ridge on Sat, May 27th. I will either be watching or playing. And of Course, Sporting my Loudmouth shorts.

      48 Days until Dinner with my Canadian Brothers.
      49 Days until Wheels Down and 80+ MPH

      1. Crazy Canucks says:

        48 days till dinner with Kerry King. With his swollen knee and us without that blue sticker so we can park close, guess who’s driving Kerry. And we are staying at the same hotel as last year Kerry. Can’t wait, and btw I drive 20 miles to work and then get on a train and then proceed 131 miles up and down mountain terrain. Nope still haven’t swung yet, courses are removing the tarps now so I figure mid April before I get to go out and play.

        1. Kerry says:

          I’ll drive Paul & Neil. I will not have the Highlander though. Next weekend I leave for the Great Northwest to exchange Vehicles with the wife. Hers is due Inspection & Registration. So I will be driving the Lexus until October. She will probably get upset about all the miles I put on it, as I will also be driving it to Cartersville, Georgia, to golf with my Backspin Forums Buddies in June. May also take in the July Nascar Race at Daytona. Undecided on this currently. Could pop up to visit George for a couple days also.

          1. Crazy Canucks says:

            We will let you know Kerry when we pull in and all that other good stuff. Looking forward to the dinner to begin the Annual Mesquite Trip

  446. George Salcedo says:

    Important numbers for the day. 7, 49 and 1176. Weeks, days and hours. See ya soon peeps. STMF

  447. Crazy Canucks says:

    For all you players that are playing in the Sunday skins game at Coyote Springs it is with great pleasure to announce that the Crazy Canucks have now entered the Sunday Skins game. Now that course rotation is out and the U49 are lucky to have drawn this lovely piece of real estate in our draw, might as well get a practice round in on Jack’s little gem in the middle of BFI. Just wondering if my tent is still on my lot that I bought for a mere 5 grand. Lot 171, it backs onto Hole 5. I would invite people over but I don’t have a basement nor running water. I use the pond on 9 for my bath water. C U soon

    1. Rich Messina says:

      MacKinnon ; I have a pool located On my ( Lot# 169 ) but the pond seems much better for you !

      1. George Salcedo says:

        So now that the celebrities known as the Crazy Cannucks have joined the sunday crew I am down to 11 spots there. I am sure we can set up a meet and greet table in the bar after the round is over for pictures and autographs. LOL. 50 days peeps. And the Masters starts in 5 min. Can’t get any better. STMF

        1. Kerry says:

          Throw the Brothers MacKinnon in with David & I at Coyote Springs. Sounds Like a Grand 4some to me.

          1. George Salcedo says:

            I am sorry Kerry but the boys have their dance card filled already. They were scooped up quick. Same tee box maybe. 49 days baby. STMF

  448. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    First cut of the grass this year after another 10+ hour day of work. Just what you look forward to after a long day…. more work. Got the last grass plant cut down. It’s getting huge! If I’m lucky I’ll be able to watch some of the Masters this week. Guys are ready to golf this weekend. Snow/rain on Friday. Mud Golf on the weekend. It will be so nice to see your ball actually roll after it hits the ground. And when you get up to it isn’t caked with mud all over it. And the only time it plugs is in the side of those mountain cliffs we’ll be playing threw. Are you guys looking forward to Mesquite?…………………… Amen, brother!

  449. David DeRango says:

    Rain, Rain and now snow and yes my tee time has been canceled for Saturday!!! 🙁
    I CANNOT WAIT to get to the desert for some dry weather Jeff I know your pain I will try the driving range over the weekend to at least swing my clubs.

    George you have my help all you gotta do is ask.

    To bad my golf buddies had too many excuses to come to Mesquite last time I ask I have my Mesquite golf buddies to have fun with ” RIGHT GUYS”??
    This amount of golfers we could be pushing 600 buy the time we get there great job Christian getting the word out.
    YES 52 day till I am in Vegas safe travels all CANNOT WAIT.

    1. Richard says:

      Snow on the ground today but we’re golfing tomorrow. This storm came through Mesquite with a lot of moisture so the greens should be growing fast. Kerry didn’t send this storm but I’m still sending to you David. Kerry drew Coyote and we know how much he likes that track.

      They moved the tees back on my home course so I’m playing at 6700 yards to warm up for Mesquite. Jim and I should be able to get a couple beverages off David and Kerry this year.

      1. David DeRango says:

        Couple beverages? I am getting a bottle for us! what do you like again?

        This rain is not coming from you it is out of the south and I will blame Fred for this mess.
        and of course the Crazy Canucuks will blame me for the rain and snow that is coming there way!!
        My Saturday tee time is canceled becasue of all this rain!
        will either wait till next week or the range over the weekend.
        I think I have said this enough this year!!! So I will not say it!
        OH I CANNOT WAIT!!!!

  450. George Salcedo says:

    WOW, over 560 golfers already. That’s 60 more than we had last year and there is still 5 weeks or so still to sign up. Great job to Christian and the crew for bringing in more and to all the players that have done the duty of spreading the word about the Mesquite Am. This 52 days can’t go by soon enough. With the tentative course rotation out I have had some inquiries to the skins games. The Monday game is sold out but I am taking a waiting list because someone always falls out. The Sunday game at Coyote has 13 slots left so if you are interested please sign up and the Sat game at Falcon is sold out. Like I said kudos to all of you coming back and to those bringing friends. See ya soon. STMF

  451. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    Had to work over 11 hours today. Going to work early tomorrow. Probably another late day. Can’t wait to get to Mesquite! Weather sucks here. Didn’t golf last weekend which was the beginning of our golf season here in Ohio. Weather was more like couch weather than golf. Golf in sub 40 degrees just doesn’t get me very amped up to play anymore. Was busy on Sunday so couldn’t get out. It was around 60. Hopefully next weekend I get out! But it’s MASTERS WEEK! We’ll see.

    George, you nailed it! See you bud! By the way, my wife is coming out this year. I found her a deal on a ticket and we figured she only has 4 more vacation days to schedule so why not! Its our anniversary on the Saturday when we get to Mesquite!

  452. Crazy Canucks says:

    Casablanca (Day 1), Coyote springs (Day 2) and Falcon Ridge (Day 3) for the U49 group and the players list is out as well. Now lets see who I know.

    1. Kerry says:

      Day 1: Coyote Springs, Day 2: Palms, Day 3: Casablanca. For us High Handicapper Super Seniors. Looks like Participation is Growing. My Calculator added up to 560 so far. And it is only the beginning of April.

  453. Christian says:

    The 2017 Tentative Course Rotation and Participant list as of 4/3/17 is now live on the website. We want to remind everyone that the course rotation is tentative so there could be some changes before the tournament. We will be updating the participant list every Friday starting 4/14/17. If you have questions feel free to call us or e-mail us through the website.

  454. James OHare says:

    I know what you mean Jeff, I’m ready to take a few day trips to Mesquite but I want to play my courses.

    1. David DeRango says:

      James & Jeffrey
      I know I know just cannot wait to get out to Mesquite was there in late February got to pay Casablanca all I can say was hard and fast.
      I have played all courses in Mesquite and around and know them well but I need to bring my game I seem to forget how to play because of the anticipation waiting a year.
      See you boys soon you will know me I will have the smile on that will not go away.
      safe travels.

      1. Kerry says:


        You and I will not be playing the same courses.

  455. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    “When do we get to unwrap our presents?! Can’t we just get a peek?” As we patiently wait for the course roatations. I’m the fat kid in the candy store!

    1. Crazy Canucks says:

      Keep your pants on Jeffrey. I am sure that Christian is throwing darts at a dart board right now with all 7 courses to see what ones we play. Christian is probably sorting out all the players as well so he can kill two birds with one stone. He is also trying to figure out how he is going to swing by putting the Crazy Canucks together in the first round so they can play together. Its 52F right now and we had a little set back on opening day up here. Mother Nature decided to dump some more snow our way, however warmer days will prevail. Next week the temps will all be above 50F and that is shorts weather up here.

  456. David DeRango says:

    Not in Chicago Crazy Chanucks rain and cold weather I know my tee time this Saturday will not happen this course closes if it rains to much then there is frost for that morning too which the delay could be till 10am and the wife will not like that one!!!
    7 weeks for me or 50 days till I am out of this Chicago weather and in Vegas for some fun before the AM, and some desert heat.
    Hope to get a few rounds in before but you know how that goes our golf league starts May 1st will it be warm a dry NOT!!!

  457. Crazy Canucks says:

    Its April and that means only ONE month to go. Saw the other day that the golf courses here North of Trumpland (that would be the Grand Ol’ US of A for you Yanks) are starting to take off tee tarps, maybe, just maybe mid week they will remove the tarps on the greens as well. Y’all take care and see you all in 7 weeks. Speedo and Thong ready to go

  458. Daniel Monico says:

    That’s great news Kerry! I am also locked-in w/ the Marshals Committee for the 2017 US Senior Open @ the Salem Country Club here in Massachusetts. I’ll catch up w/ you in Mesquite; let me know if you need anything from the 2017 venue…Hope your recovery is going well-

  459. George Salcedo says:

    Can’t wait for the list and the course rotation. The list has got to be big based on how fast the skins games have already filled up. Gonna be another great year in the desert. 55 days peeps till the wheels leave the ground. Can’t wait to see all of you. STMF

  460. Jim OHare says:

    Good job Kerry!! Without volunteers any tournament from ours to a usga event could not run itself.

  461. Kerry says:

    This just in, I have been assigned to the Marshals Committee for the 2018 US Senior Open at the Broadmoor, in Colorado Springs, Co. Marshaled there for the 2011 US Women’s Open. Great course, just have to watch out for Bears.

  462. Christian says:

    We will be posting a tentative course rotation and the participant list early next week after the March 31st deadline. We appreciate everyone’s patience. Registration is going great and looking like another great field for the 2017 Mesquite Amateur.

    1. Jeffrey Barbas says:

      Thanks Christian! Looking forward to another Mesquite Am! My wife decided to come out again this year. I need to buy her a guest pass for the dinners every night. Will I need to call you for that one? She also likes to spectate. She enjoys the scenery. I know that that will be dependant upon the golf courses. Looks like I’ll have to be on my best behavior…….yeah right! She knows how I am!

  463. Rich C. says:

    Hello friends. Just a reminder if you’d like to attend the 8th annual Cigars Under the Stars; please indicate on the Cigars Under the Stars blog thread with your first name and last initial. This will also be a charity event with a donation of 5 bucks to get a cigar (new FDA regulations, no free cigars).

    1. David DeRango says:

      Rich C.
      Could not think of anything thing better to donate to the Wounded Warrior Foundation.
      My father was in WWII Navy gunners mate first class and was lucky to make it home God Bless our servicemen and women.
      You have my name I am in and I will have something close to a $5 bucks??
      Cannot wait.
      David D.

  464. Kerry says:

    In, sure hope I will be able to play

  465. Crazy Canucks says:

    Yabba Dabba Do we are in the 50 something days and the weather up here in Calgary AB is in the 50’s (that would be Fahrenheit not the Canadian Celsius) as well. I see that golf courses are opening to the South of me in “Trumpland” as the good ol’ USA is called by us these days. So jealous of the Facebook pics of some of you playing golf. Snow starting to melt and knock wood golf courses will start to open up around here (word on the street is 2-3 weeks away) so I can at least get some rounds in before the Mesquite Am. The Crazy Canucks will be rolling into Mesquite on Saturday May 27 and will be at the lounge for one (or more) beves if anyone wants to join us. Still deciding on what hairdo to don this year: Mullet, Ponytail style (yes that would be Miguel Angel Jimenez style), crew cut or down to the wood. See you gents in 50 something days.

    1. Kerry says:

      I vote down to the “wood”.

  466. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    If your going to show up like that please remember to manscape! Nobody wants to see Chewbacca hanging out the sides!

    1. Crazy Canucks says:

      🙂 now that’s funny Jeff. Btw what’s a “manscape”. Here in Canada we have never heard of this operation. 😉

      1. Jeffrey Barbas says:

        When you guys get to the Casablanca go to the spa and just ask them for the Brazillian Nad & Crack Wax. By the way, I might have over estimated you Canadians. No worries. They will take care of the little Wookies, too.

        1. Crazy Canucks says:

          Jeff, thanks and I have booked an appointment for 1300 on the Saturday of my arrival.

  467. David W DeRango says:

    Ok 100% done registration done last night now just have to wait 8 weeks and I CANNOT WAIT to see all my Mesquite golf buddies.
    But do not want to see you Crazy Canucks in Thongs and speeds just want to have a number of adult beverages with you two.
    Costco Kirkland Signature golf balls I use Callaway balls do you really want to win using a Costco ball!?!?!

  468. Crazy Canucks says:

    60 days till Thongs and Speedos, that’s it that’s all. Oh and two collared shirts so I can get on the golf course to play. Just a heads up Jeff, I am coming down to sign in on the Sunday night for the Skins game in the Speedo and a tank top. So be afraid, be very afraid.

    1. Kerry says:

      Show up like that to our Friday night dinner, and we are going to McDonald’s.

      1. Crazy Canucks says:

        Oh come on Kerry, it will be a great dinner conversation piece when I walk into the restaurant. I’m pretty sure that the waitress will ask for my number. I promise to have a collared shirt on

        1. David DeRango says:

          I am with you Kerry McDonalds if they show up dressed like that.
          Man scape is shave the woolly mammoth .

  469. george says:

    Just got back from Mesquite. Courses looked fantastic. The greens at Casa were hard and fast. Should make for an interesting day for the Skins game. is the website. I have 10 spots left in the big game at Casablanca on Monday. I have 17 spots left at Coyote Springs on Sunday and I have 5 spots left for Falcon Ridge Saturday starting at noon. See you all in 64 days. STMF

    1. David DeRango says:

      George, Crazy Canucks, Kerry and the rest of my Mesquite Golf buds.
      Yes Casablanca greens were the same when we played last month I like it that way.
      Looking forward to this year cannot wait as I always say!!
      To bad for Harvey and Perry not showing up again they are missing all the fun.

      Check our cigars under the stars blog Rich C. is having issues we will be donating $5 to the wounded warriors to make that night happen I said anything he needs not a problem. Blog him back and tell him we support him.

      Trying to get out soon here in Chicago weather sucks rain over the weekend better go to the range and hit a few.
      Golf League starts on May 1st got to get ready for that too.
      Safe travels all 60 days for me till I am in Vegas everything is booked just got to register tonight.!!!!

  470. Allen Stewart says:

    Crazy Canucks, in answer to your question regarding the Costco Kirkland Signature golf ball, its not a rumour and I bought a two dozen pack in November for $30.00 and everything you have heard or read is correct. The ball is great and I am sure that Costco plans on returning them eventually. They presently have a law suit agains Acushnet and here is an article worth reading: You probably will have to copy this link and paste it into your browser to see it. Also, go to Google and just type in Costco Kirkland Signature golf ball and all sorts of info wil come up. If they return and you get some you should not be disappointed. – Fellow Canuck

    1. Crazy Canucks says:

      Allen thanks for the information. Will keep my eyes open. Just might have to stop by a Costco on my voyage down to Mesquite this year to see if I can get lucky.

  471. Crazy Canucks says:

    Any truth to this rumour? Does this golf ball exist? For all you Costco shoppers I hear that they have made a Kirkland brand golf ball. Word is that they are USGA approved. It supposedly is better than the Pro V. Has anyone seen this ball? I have been reading it online and guess its the cats meow in golf balls. Unfortunately, Canada doesn’t sell this ball and I cant find it on Costsco’s web page (USA or Canada). Might just be one giant hoax or maybe not. I have searched here for S&G’s just in case a box or 6 may have landed in Alberta. Nobody in the Costco stores knows anything about this brand of ball. Feel free to comment cause if they are out there I sure would like to try some out.

    1. Kerry says:

      The Balls are out there, and sell out as soon as a new batch is in the stores or on line.

  472. Tom Uszynski says:

    Anybody going to be in Mesquite April 2nd 3rd or 4th that needs an extra player on the golf course I will be there

  473. Crazy Canucks says:

    Jeff that was way to funny of a story as I was reading it Neil and we were laughing as we can see that same situation happening to us. Just shy of 2 months gents and we will all be together once again. 🙂 I see on Facebook that some of you guys are already playing your local tracks. Up here in Calgary Alberta we are still skiing. Knock wood that our courses open up Mid to late April so we can get at least some practice in before we head down the Nevada. Keep the posts going, gives me something to read while I have my morning coffee. C U soon our “Mesquite Brothers” The Crazy Canucks.

  474. Kerry says:

    Sitting in Casablanca bar with George, we need this band during the Mesquite Amateur.

  475. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    You can almost see Paul and Neil pulling into Mesquite and hopping out of the car in nothing but their thongs with golf clubs in one hand and Canadian beer in the other! Welcome back to the USA!

    This reminds me of a story that happened back in November. Me and my buddy went down to Myrtle Beach for the Fall Classic. I go pick him up at his house at 6:00AM and load up his clubs and bags. He has his hands full as he’s getting into the car, coffee in hand. He accidentally smashes his cup getting into my car. Coffee goes all over him, all over my seats and all over me. We start heading down the highway and he realizes how soaked his shirt got, so he takes it off and tries to let it dry. I look over at him and tell him, “This must look really cute! Two guys going down the highway and you have your shirt off! If we get pulled over I’ll have to explain to the officer that your Canadian! ” He is by the way. I should have known that trip was doomed from the start.

    1. Crazy Canucks says:

      You will always have a story when you hang out with a Canadian. Canadians Rule

  476. Richard says:

    Paiute (all 3 courses) were in great shape 2 weeks ago George. Hard, fast greens but the wind destroyed what little game I had. Sun came out the 2nd day so I could see my ball go OB.

    Jim, pushing 75 to 80 on the front range. Courses are still winter hard but in great shape. None of that Chicago mess. We can work on our golf game or just enjoy an evening bourbon on the deck.

    Swing easy Kerry, you still have time.

    1. Kerry says:

      Waiting to go to Casablanca Range with George, 4:30, 5:00 pm. So when I fall, I will have somebody to Laugh at me before he picks me up.

      1. Kerry says:

        Casablanca & Palms closed their Ranges early on Sunday’s to prep for the week. So still have not swung or tried to swing a club. So my Participation in the upcoming Fun & Games is still up in the air. Heading to Casablanca Bar to meet George.

  477. Kerry says:

    Will be hitting Palms Driving Range Tomorrow, Hope I will be able to swing a club.

  478. Crazy Canucks says:

    Hotel Booked? Yes. Registered? Yes. Mullet and or Ponytail? Yes. Thong? Lost it but have 69 days to find it . Speedo? Absolutely. Already for the Mesquite Am, now just have to wait for the snow to go away so I can start playing.

  479. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    71 Days. How many wives would let their husband leave for Mesquite on their anniversary? Probably just mine. She’s the best! Every year the Mesquite Am week falls on my anniversary. And I think this might be my 13th Mesquite Am in a row. Maybe 14th. I know I missed the first two. George, did you miss the first Mesquite Am?

  480. David DeRango says:

    Your weather is the same a Chicago it sucks!! courses still have some snow on them and once it warms up the same here muddy.
    Our golf league starts on May 1st maybe it will be above 50F by then?
    I feel the same way the older I get the more I hate the word winter.

    67 days till I am in Vegas again CANNOT WAIT!! the smile is starting to appear on my face!!

    Kerry, I hope your knee is getting better and can get the time off keep me posted my friend.

    George, I am ready for whatever you need help with.

  481. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    Can’t wait til I’m standing on the tee at Falcon Ridge where I will not hear the word “windchill!” The start of a fun week of golf I look forward to every year. Thanks for getting everything together, George! It’s one of the best weeks of the year, if not THE BEST. Hope our snow melts tomorrow and we get back to being able to swing a club on a golf course here in Northeast Ohio. We are lucky if it gets good by the middle of May. Have to put up with the mudfest until I get to Mesquite. I find the older I get the more I can’t wait. I know my body is getting older and starting to waste away, but, my mind is returning back to childhood. “Are we there, yet? Are we there, yet? When we gonna get there?”

    1. Kerry says:

      Tomorrow Jeffery, Tomorrow.

  482. James Garner says:

    Sorry to here that snow is hampering play in the Midwest – 65 & little snow on the courses in the CO Rockies! Courses are firm, so not a good measure of club choice. Lots of roll! It is nice to swing a club though. Looking forward to playing in the heat of Mesquite with David & hopefully Kerry. Stay/get healthy & see you soon.

  483. George says:

    75 days baby. Getting close. Be in Mesquite in a week to check things out. Playing Coyote, Casa, Corral and Pauite. STMF

    1. Kerry says:

      Enjoy, it is warm now, and supposed to get warmer. So don’t let a little Snow get in your way. LA area was 90’s, Mesquite 80’s.

  484. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    Thank God I have good insurance! My bills will add up to over $70,000 for all my proceedures. Haven’t got the bill for Friday’s surgery yet so I don’t know exactly. It was already at $65,000 before this. I think they charge $5000 to use the operating room.

    1. Kerry says:

      This is just the Hospital’s part. I have yet to see any of the Rehab Center’s stuff. I was in the Hospital for 7 days, and the Rehab Center for 21 days.

  485. Crazy Canucks says:

    Kerry wait till you find out as it is only $50 more rather than lose all that cash. You can easily win that fifty back at the roulette tables. So looking forward to that steak dinner at the Timbermine Steakhouse (Ogden UT). Anyone else in the SLC area that wants to have dinner with Kerry and the Crazy Canucks around 1900 on Friday May 26 is more than welcome to join us.

    1. Kerry says:

      If written cancellation is received before May 1st, 2017 a full refund will be given minus a $20 processing fee. If a cancellation is received May 2nd-14th, 2017 you will receive a refund less $100 processing fee. No refunds, regardless of circumstance, will be provided May 15th, 2017 or after. All cancellations and refund requests must be submitted in writing. Please allow 30 days to process requests. This is a Copy & Paste. So I would probably fall into the second part. I still have not been able to swing a club also.

  486. Kerry says:

    Probably Bad News, Found out last night that all this Time off on FMLA, and Short Term Disability, I do not accumulate my Vacation time. So these 3 months off, takes away 1 week of Vacation. And it will be the week of the Mesquite Amateur that will probably be the one effected. But I will be there to play Sat & Sun. But have to leave on Monday to be at work on Tuesday. This is not set in stone yet, so lets hope I will be there. Worst part, won’t know until after May 8th. Dilemma, Pay now for the Reduced Rate, and then lose money(processing Fee) for a refund, or wait to pay until May, and have to pay the increased rate? Finding where to get the money from is going to be Tricky also, with the unexpected Medical bills. Thank Goodness the insurance took care of $48,000.00 of the Hospital Stay.

    1. David DeRango says:

      That is not good news I hope things work out keep me posted
      You know Mesquite is not the same without you.

  487. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    All done! Can’t remember much. I must have been out before they finished wheeling me in the operating room. I can remember them starting to wheel me out of the waiting area about 10:20AM and the next thing I know was waking up in the recovery room around noon. Had that fuzzy unsteady feeling until I was able to eat at 3:30PM. Feeling much better now I have some food in my belly! Woke to to snow on the ground this morning. No golf in Ohio this weekend!

    George! I’ll get a check out to you this weekend. I just signed up for the Mesquite Am last night. All I have left to pay for is my room and I’ll be set. Like David, I can’t wait. We will both be all smiles!

    1. David DeRango says:

      Glad to hear you are doing better take care of yourself and yes we have snow this morning too have not been able to get out at all just in Mesquite on the 25th of February with Richard and Kerry.
      70 days till I am in Vegas again where it is in the 80’s cannot wait for the desert heat.

  488. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    Getting ready for my final procedure tomorrow morning. Taking the stints out of me from my gall bladder surgury. They are putting me out. Good move! I started fighting them the last time they tried doing something under a local. I vaguely remember hearing, “No! No! Don’t do that!” They must have been cutting slits for the stints at the time. They went back in a few days later to finish the process. It’s amazing what they can do to you when your out. I’ll be happy to have all this behind me!

    1. George Salcedo says:

      Good luck to you. See you in 77 days. STMF

      1. David DeRango says:

        Jeffrey all the best to you looking forward to see you in about 12 weeks
        remember I am the guy with the smile that will not go away just see me at check in for the big game on Sunday night.
        but for me less than 11 weeks till I am in vegas again.

  489. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    Thanks Jim! It was unexpected. We were 10 strokes out on paper before we teed off that final round. I didn’t even stick around to see how I ended up. We went to eat! Looked later as we were waiting for our food. Shocked to see my name at the top of the list. I thought they either weren’t done scoring everyone or they had me there by mistake. Thanks again! Looking forward to seeing you and everyone else in Mesquite! Desert golf is awesome!

  490. James OHare says:

    Congrats to Jeffrey Barbas on winning flight 2 at the March Championship in Myrtle Beach. Now you get to come out to my neck of the woods for some desert golf. Good job Jeff!!

    1. George Salcedo says:

      Congrats Jeff. So are we looking at the early odds on favorite for the Woods flight. Place your bets folks. STMF

  491. George says:

    Updates, I have 21 spots left in the Monday game at Casablanca, 25 spots left at Coyote on Sunday and 10 spots left at Falcon on Saturday. if you want in. 79 days till wheels up. STMF

  492. Crazy Canucks says:

    Rich Messina you are correct, the Crazy Canucks will be attending this years Mesquite Am. We will be at the Monday Skins game at Casablanca. We will not be playing in any other skins game as we land in Mesquite on the Saturday (May 27) and then we get drunk and fall down then go play somewhere (hungover of course) on Sunday (28th) as we don’t really like playing Coyote Springs unless we have to.

    1. Rich Messina says:

      Sounds good

  493. David DeRango says:

    With doing my taxes last weekend I took it in the shorts will have to hold up and register on March the 25th.
    But I will be registered and will not miss the tournament even if I have to stand on the corner and sell my old clubs
    I will be there Cannot wait!!
    77 days till I am in Vegas again.

    1. Kerry says:

      Thinking of going to Mesquite this weekend. I so want to try and golf. Then I to can register for the Tournament.

      1. David DeRango says:

        As long as you can swing a club without pain go for it, I know watching Richard and me play last week was killing you.
        I look forward to our week in Mesquite and all the fun.

        Crazy Canucks I know a little about falling down as long as I can get up I am good.
        I hope there is no falling down for me this time in Mesquite but having fun see you too soon.

  494. Rich Messina says:

    I happened to hear a rumor that the Crazy Canucks will be attending the Mesquite amateur 2017

    1. Kerry says:

      You really should not listen to rumors Rich.

      Chi Chi, Ron Cook, want to join us for dinner Friday night at the Timbermine?

  495. Crazy Canucks says:

    Anyone see the new changes to the Rules of Golf. The USGA and the R&A have approved them to speed up play. Guess everyone doesn’t have 6 hours to play a round – Thank God, let’s get back to 4 hours like in the good ol’ days. Here are some that should be in effect this year. Putt with the flag in because nobody thought that you would drain that 50 footer, you can move loose impediments (pebbles, rocks, twigs, leaves, beer cans) in the bunker, a ball hits you after the hero shot (bunker or off a tree), tap down any marks in your way on the green including SPIKE MARKS – NO PENALTY. THREE MINUTES to look for your ball rather than FIVE. Embedded ball in the fairway or the rough FREE drop. No longer required to drop a ball from shoulder height, you can drop from even an inch off the ground. You accidentally move your ball while marking it, or a practice swing, you can replace it to the original spot WITHOUT PENALTY. That is just some of them.

    1. Kerry says:

      I believe they do not go into effect until the year: 2019 my friend.

    2. Christian says:


      Thank you for the post. Yes these are suggested rules changes for the game of golf. The USGA and R &A are looking for feedback on the proposed rule changes before they finalize. So we do encourage all players to become familiar and send comments to the USGA or R & A on the proposed changes. The final rules would be put into play January 1, 2019.

  496. David DeRango says:

    I was great having lunch with you Neil I know you enjoyed the Chicago style pizza as much as I did.
    To bad the ladies could not join us but the wife had to run to my sons house and watch our grandson as our new granddaughter will be coming home today.
    Paul I know you are all fired up for this year Mesquite AM as much as I am 78 days till I am in Vegas before the tournament CANNOT WAIT!!! it will be year of the crazy canucks.

  497. Crazy Canucks says:

    David, you tell him. That brother of mine always toting that Speedo of his especially when he is on vacation using those hotel pools. Actually David, Neil has the newer model as I have the 1970’s style. Have a great time with Neil in Chicago, and don’t lead him astray as that is my job. On another note, I was scrolling the Bruce King Memorial tourney for Monday at the Casa. I see my two buddies Benninghove and Hines are playing with this Jeffrey Barbas character. He better behave as I am right behind him. I am in Group 4B while this lovely group is 4A. And if Jeff wants some “good” beer (more than 4.9% alcohol) on that day he better be nice to the Crazy Canucks 😉 or just Shaun and Randy will be drinking the good stuff. Btw Jeff, I have the perfect uniform to win the best dressed that day and just to let you know I will be wearing the thong to complete the ensemble. 🙂 🙂

  498. David DeRango says: