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  1. Kerry says:

    Okay David, I know we are 64 Days Out from the Start of this Great Event, but let us get the Particulars about these Skins Game you will be running. Gross or Net? This will be a drawing point for entering or not for most players. Maybe get the Entrants Cell Number, as I remember how long you had to search for some Skins Recipients after the Final Round Last Year. I know your Driver, and I know after the rounds he just wants to get back to the Condo and a Bloody Mary. So, let us hope the entrants do not delay in turning in their Tournament scores to you. So all you Super Seniors in the High 3 Handicap Flights, Please do not delay, get your Scorecards to David, then to the Tournament Volunteers.

    Soon, we will all be at the Best Amateur Tournament I have attended.

  2. David DeRango says:

    OK like you Paul I will be 59 days till I land in Vegas to run to Mesquite for the first skin game!!
    But if you put your thong on the back of your car and tow it you could lose it!! 😉

    Now Kerry you are right I will do the sink games for the tournament for all flights in the rotation and I will do all three days at one time $20 each day for a total $60 and will collect on Tuesday morning.
    I will do all flights that day and each flight will have a chance to win a skin that day in their flight.
    Any questions just let me know on the blog.
    I will stay to the end in the club house or BAR and I will see your official card at the end of the round to pay out then or if you have to leave you can find me at dinner I will be at the middle table with George doing the raffle tickets.

    Let me know if someone else wants to run the skins for supper seniors just so we do not fall over each other.

  3. Kerry says:

    Las Vegas National Players: Bring Proof of Military Service to get a discount. If you are going to join us and are a Vet, call the Golf Course to make your Tee Time, let them know you are a Vet. 2:10pm time still has 2 spots. I don’t remember if he said the rate for our time’s was $49.00 or $59.00.

  4. Crazy Canucks says:

    Ya Baby, I’m in the fifties and that means time to put the hammer down and get serious about this wonderful Speedo body I am working on for my adventure to the United States. The official count is 58 days before wheels down and 128.7 kph 😉 Coral Canyon is the first of three skins games I have decided to partake in this year. Without Neil 🙁 this will be a new adventure as I have never gone solo to the AM before. Just a heads up Barbas, thong will be in tow

  5. David DeRango says:

    I will do the skin games for us higher handicappers in the supper seniors it will $20 each day.
    But unless someone else is doing it that then they can do it does not matter to me.
    I will play in any flight becasue I go were Kerry goes or Richard they have to drive my happy @$$ around until I retire in Vegas then I will have my own car.
    until then!!!

  6. Good morning my Mesquite golf buddies I am now down to 60 days till I am in Vegas driving to the first skin game.
    I look forward to this every year and love everything about the week of golf, fun, food, cigars, drinking and fellow ship.
    I am on the blog everyday now reading what you all write I know I am at the point cannot wait!!!
    safe travels all see you soon.

  7. Kerry, you might want to trust me on this one. The golf boards are great for the younger crowd. You have to have pretty good balance and coordination to use the boards. If you have never used them before they will be a work out. You will probably feel it the whole next week. Plus they don’t give you any room for your swing oil or a cooler to keep anything cold. They make them look really fun and easy in the videos. In reality, you better be in pretty good physical shape to use one or it won’t be very fun.

  8. Kerry says:

    Las Vegas National Players, They have Golfboards. Since I inserted the website about them, my post was not allowed. Plus the website with the menu there for lunch. I am going to have the Tuna Melt. But all looks good.
    I have all already viewed the Video needed to use one, and signed and submitted the waiver. So if desired, I’m good to go. But will only use if others in our little group also do. I will give them a call later to find out the rate.

    Soon Gentlemen Soon and you also?

  9. Kerry says:

    I was 59 going on Super Senior when I played in 49 and under.

  10. Todd Peltier says:

    I’m closer to super senior age than the mens group, but I have to stay with my mesquite brothers, and I play for the fun of it and George’s skins games and if and only if I finish higher than the youngsters, bragging rights baby!!!

  11. To much fun in the 49 and under Kerry. You never know what is going to happen in that flight. In all honesty it’s the only flights that are actually close to net par for the winner. You have to go too low in the other divisions to get in the top 10. Only division where both flight winners were above net par. Better chance to cash in. STMF

  12. Jim OHare says:

    Wonder when a tentative course assignment list is coming out?
    Last year we had it at the beginning of March

  13. Kerry says:

    Ah come on you two, Haven’t you given those youngsters enough grief? Play your own age group for a change. Although, I did have fun playing against them also. Up until the time I was called a Sandbagger when I shot my Handicap Index in the first round, and was in 4th place to start the Tournament. Never been that high before, but we all know the rest of the story. I would do it again, but David would also need to do this, and he wants to play where he can do well. I just don’t care. You all know, I’m just here to have fun.

    58 Days until Wheels Down & 80+ MPH

  14. For those of you in the 49 and under flight. I will run a daily skins game at 20 a day. Would like to collect it all on Tuesday morning for the week. Must see your official card at the end of the round, will pay out right then unless you have to leave. Will then give it to you at dinner or next day. See you in 60. STMF

  15. A whole minute. Thanks for staying in the 49 and under with us. Better daily skins game and much more fun. 60 days today till wheels up. STMF

  16. Todd Peltier says:

    All singed up, took a minute to decide between seniors or the mens.

  17. Kerry says:

    Hey David
    You going to be running the Skins for the bottom 3 Super Senior Flights? Or are you now in the top 3 Flights?
    And are you going to collect for all 3 rounds day 1? So essentially, you are either in for 3 or not in at all?
    $10.00 a round? Or $20.00?

  18. Kerry says:

    Okay all you early arrivers, As far as I know, there are still 2 open spots at Siena on Tuesday, May 21st. These are paid for, as Richard has a coupon for a 4some. Tee Time cannot be made until 7 days out. Richard & I are planning on the Breakfast Buffet at the Gold Coast at 8:00am.

    We are also Playing Las Vegas National on Wednesday, May 22nd. George has the 2:00pm 4 some. Richard & I have a 2:10pm 2some. Unknown if the other 2 spots taken yet. Tee Times made via Golf Now, for $79.00. I am planning on being at the Golf Course about noonish for lunch.

    And then on Thursday, May 23rd, we have the 9:00am & 9:10am at Coyote Springs. Call the Golf Course if you would like to join us.

    Wow, 59 Days until Wheels Down & 80+ MPH

  19. Ok, getting close to filling up the skins games and getting ready to send out another invite to all that have signed up for the amateur. Can’t believe I am only 61 days away from wheels up.

    Sat at Coral Canyon 6 spots left
    Sun at Falcon Ridge 7 spots left
    Monday at Casablanca 17 spots left

    Website is

    See all of you soon. STMF

  20. David DeRango says:

    You are describing Chicago weather and golf course conditions! I know you do not live in Chicago!!
    As always I CANNOT WAIT for the heat of Mesquite there is one thing about playing golf in the desert heat you swing is loose and smooth and you are right with all the layers of cloths trying to swing a club.
    62 days till it is the run to Mesquite for the first skin game.
    Looking forward to see all my Mesquite golf buddies again I hope to at least get to the driving range just for a little work!! 😉
    Well Easter in Vegas is 26 days away that will be something to look forward to!!

  21. Kerry says:

    I don’t care about Course Rotation or who is going to be there list. I will play where and when they say. Unless my knee gives out again.

  22. Crazy Canucks says:

    Course rotation? Lads I’m still skiing. I just want the snow to melt so I can at least a couple of rounds in before Coral Canyon. Earliest I played in 2018 was May 10. I leave May 22 plus I have work in between as well. Thanks for the email George on the tentative line up for the CC skins and Falcon skins. 60 days before doing wheels down and doing 128.7 kms down I-15 to Utah. Friday night ought to be fun as I booked a room at the Holiday Inn just up the hill from the course. See ya soon.

  23. Usually April 1. They wait till the early bird is done. I’m ready as well. STMF

  24. Bob Uszynski says:

    I looked back and last year it had been posted by now. Davey was already tallying the headcount

  25. Usually they start posting all that stuff around April 1st. You know it’s getting closer when people start asking about course rotations! I could really use some golf in the Mesquite heat! At some point between now and then I would love to be able to work on the golf game. I know it’s just March, but, I can’t wait to get some nice golf weather. Not happening at home here for a while. I’ll be able to golf in the mud this weekend. Isn’t nice when you walk in the fairways in Mesquite and your shoes are still dry and clean? Not to mention the shorts and shirt instead of layers of cloths I have to have on in and threw early May.

  26. Bob Uszynski says:

    Does anyone know when the participant list and tentative course rotation will be posted?

  27. Bob Uszynski says:

    Paul it’s good to see that Neil’s recovery is going in a positive direction. Rehab generally sucks, but after what he’s been through I’m sure he’s looking forward to getting it started. Looking forward to seeing him back at Mesquite next year!

  28. David DeRango says:

    Yes Kerry I know I get confused easily!!!
    Senior moment LOL!! That is why I am a supper senior 🙂

    Sorry Paul give your brother a kiss for us from the wife!!!

  29. Kerry says:

    Neil will not be there. Paul is the Canuck who is coming.

  30. David DeRango says:

    Neil since your brother will not be with you to watch you not me!! I will only make sure you do not come to dinner with just your thong!!!
    By the way who I going to watch me?? I do not need “Duck Farts” to make me giddy just being Mesquite playing golf will do that, and the same as last year eating will be an option!! more drinking will be the nutrition of choice!
    So we have 64 days till I land in Vegas and the run to Mesquite for the first skin game!
    29 days to go before I send Easter in Vegas and 39 days till we start the golf league!

  31. Crazy Canucks says:

    It is now official, I have signed up for the Am before the prices go up at the end of the month. Looks like you Yankees now have to take care of a foreigner 😉 You better make sure I behave myself so “Uncle Sam” will let me back in next year. So that means a giant NAY NAY on those “Duck Farts”. They make me giggle like a little school girl

  32. David DeRango says:

    So happy to hear Neil is getting better our prayers are answered and we will continue to pray for him.
    I can see you two living together again such a great bother you are Paul and I look forward to see Neil again in Mesquite.
    65 days to landing in Vegas CANNOT NOT WAIT!!!

  33. Great news on Neil. Google house plans 2 masters and you will come up with plenty of plans. Your welcome, LOL….Getting closer and closer. 67 days and wheels up. STMF

  34. Hope Neil’s recovery goes well enough to see him in Mesquite next year. Buford? My Father-in-Law nicknamed me Buford years ago. Happy dog hunting! We always had better luck getting a mutt. The pure bred dogs always seemed to have more vet bills than you could imagine for some reason.

  35. Crazy Canucks says:

    Hello everyone in Blog Land. I know some of you are interested in what is happening with my brother Neil. Well here is the latest update. He is now off oxygen and will be out of ICU on Monday March 18 and moved to a different ward. Yippee. It has been a long a waited relief for us MacKinnon’s as this is one giant step for Neil to come home and out of the hospital where he has been for the past 4 months. Once he is out he has a long road ahead of him such as 4-5 month rehab program and has a NO FLY zone as well. That means no airplane for those 4-5 months and he must stay local as well. So no long trips for him, basically day trips to the mountains and back. As for sports, he is DONE with sports (skiing, tennis, swimming, skateboarding, jogging, running, baseball, any sport that is hard on his lungs) however golf is still in the picture, he must take a cart for the rest of his golfing days. Of course he will start out with doing 9 holes at first and eventually work his way up to 18 holes. As for his living arrangements, well this is the kicker, he has to live with someone and can not be alone. So any guesses on who will be having a roommate? We have a few options. #1: Neil moves in with me as I have less stairs than he does. I have a 2 storey 3 bdrm house (1500 sq ft) #2: I move in with Neil, he has a 2 storey 3 bdrm house with lots of stairs (2300 sq ft), yes he does live alone and he bought the house that big for investment purposes. #3: We both sell our homes and build a custom one floor ranch style so Neil doesn’t have any stairs to climb which would be the ideal situation. So if there are any architects out there and want to draw up some house plans for a ranch style house (pro bono of course), I will be accepting blue prints this May. 2200-2400 sq ft, open concept, 2 masters, spare bedroom, laundry on the main floor not in the basement. PS: when designing the basement make sure there is room for a pool table so you can use the long cue for all shots not just 97% of them like I have now. I really hate using the short cue. Neil will be officially “retired” as he will go on long term disability. It is his respiratory system that will keep him from working. Sorry DeRango / King but it looks like Neil beat you to retirement. Also a dog, once we figure out what our living arrangements will be, we will be getting a dog. That way Neil has company when I am at work. Last one I had was a pure bred female Lab, she lived till she was 12 and died from cancer. And a hound dog isn’t out of the question either as you don’t see to many up here in Canada. I am kind of fond to those Georgia bloodhounds. I am thinking Buford for a male and open to suggestions to for a female name. 68 days till wheels up and 128.7 kms speed limit 😉 oops that translates to 80 mph

  36. Kerry says:

    Hey all you lucky Folks that are getting Coral Canyon in your Rotation for the Tournament, This construction will be in the Middle Third of the Arizona I-15 Stretch. It will be one lane in each direction, for Approximately 8 miles. Speed Limit will be reduced to 35 – 45 MPH. Semis will usually go slower, do to the narrowness of the lanes. I would give no less than an extra 30 minutes of travel time. This is the same work that was done a few years ago, just the other Bridges.

    Your Welcome

    Wheels Down & 80+ MPH in 11 Hours

  37. David DeRango says:

    Thank for letting us know about this road work!!
    Great road work again Chicago is nothing but road work now it is following me!!!
    Looks like I will need to be in Mesquite for Richard at 6am no later.
    Oh well SH#! happens, 68 days till I am in Vegas!!

  38. Bob Uszynski says:

    Hey guys I just stumbled across this article in the Mesquite News. It looks like the ADOT will begin maintenance construction on I-15 in the Virgin River gorge north of Mesquite during which they will close one side of the road. Not sure if this will be daytime or night time work. This will affect the dive to Coral Canyon. Work starts in April and will take a year to complete. You can find the details here :

  39. Kerry says:

    We’ve got time Jeffery. 60ish days until I am wheels down and 80+ MPH. I know I will be there, so just look for the Graying Redhead in the Pinkish/Orange Las Vegas National Shirt.

  40. Got bundled up and golfed last weekend, Saturday and Sunday. Sunday the course was so wet that you could lose the ball plugged in the fairway. Looking forward to hot and dry vs. cold and muddy! We have to take whatever we can get. Today would have been nicer since it hit mid 60’s. Would have played if I didn’t have to work. I’ll get back to you Kerry as soon as I can.

  41. David DeRango says:

    Crazy Canucks
    My hot tub is usable year round because I have it in a 3 season room attached to the house. 🙂
    Well the warm weekend is being replaced with a cold one Saturday was going to be mid to upper 40’s now we are not going to even get to the 40’s I guess the driving range is out!!
    Wife spent the night in the Hospital because her blood pressure spiked and will get a stress test this morning.
    Will update as soon as I know anything.
    71 days till is get into Vegas and the rush to Mesquite CANNOT WAIT!!!
    want to get out of this cold and wet weather.

  42. Crazy Canucks says:

    Holy Snake Skins Batman, 70 days till 80 mph (128.7 kms) and wheels down. First stop SLC and maybe play a round before Coral Canyon on Saturday. should have some deals for a single player. Will book day before I want to play, weather pending of course, cause if it is raining I will be at some pub having me some pints 😉 Weather starting to break here in Alberta, next week temps are looking like 48F and above. Not enough for the snow to melt but warm enough for a hot tub and a nice glass of Merlot.

  43. ok, update time for the pre skins games. We are pretty full but not busting at the seams. Per usual someone will have to drop out so I do go with a waiting list for each day and try and get those on it in.

    Sat Coral Canyon, Gross game with a side net game 79 signed up 9 spots left
    Sun Falcon Ridge, Gross game with a side net game 102 signed up with 6 spots left
    Mon Casablanca, Net game with a side gross game. 127 signed up with 21 spots left.

    If you are looking to get in the link is below. thanks

    Wheels up in 71 days. George

  44. David DeRango says:

    Being stuck on a cruise with the wife is what I have to do to keep her happy so I can do my Mesquite trip with out any trouble.
    A man has to do what a man has to do!!! 😉
    Next year the Las Vegas National I could be in for it? I know I want to get into Vegas earlier and have some fun time too.
    So put me down for tentative?? Just 434 days for that maybe!! LOL
    This Saturday is going into the 50’s looks like I maybe able to hit the range and knock off some winter rust to my swing.
    Right at my age I am rust!!! 72 days I CANNOT WAIT!!!

  45. Kerry says:

    For those of you Golfing at Las Vegas National on Wednesday, May 22nd, I am planning on having lunch there before we play. Noonish. Chris has already shown an Interest, Jeffrey, Richard?

  46. Kerry says:

    I’m pretty sure you will be having a good time doing whatever you are doing. Cruise in the Baltic Sea, Very Cool.

  47. David DeRango says:

    73 days till I am Vegas driving to Mesquite, weather here in Chicago is maybe breaking some signs of warming we will have one day at 60F then the bottom falls out normal March weather here!
    Would love to play some early golf with you and Richard but this year the wife has used up all my vacation time with our cruse in the Baltic sea!!!
    Next year I will be in town a few days early and maybe just maybe I will play some early golf.
    37 days till Easter in Vegas.
    47 days and we start golf league.
    CANNOT WAIT!! see you all soon golf buddies!!!

  48. Kerry says:

    2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach: Hole 4 Marshall. A Short Par 4. So looking forward to this, as I have talked my brother into coming from Broken Arrow, Ok and joining me this year.

    4th HOLE
    A long iron or 3-wood to carry the long bunker in the center of the fairway is your best bet. This short hole is tightly guarded with a cluster of menacing bunkers and the green slopes decidedly back and front.
    Blues: Yardage: 326
    Yellow: Yardage: 307
    White Yardage: 295
    Red: Yardage: 253

  49. Kerry says:

    Thanks for your quick responses. We are probably hoping for 10ish am. Thanks for the info about the Bunkers Jim. Not to worry Jeffery, spend time with the wife. See you at Las Vegas National Wednesday. Richard & I may do lunch there before playing.

    Okay everybody who may be thinking about arriving early and playing some golf in Vegas, Richard & I still have 2 spots open for Tuesday, at Siena. Green Fee is already taken care of, Richard has a coupon for a 4some. Will not know Tee Time until about 7 days prior to.

  50. Kerry, if your planning an early morning round I would definitely count me out. If I left Sedona at 5:30 A.M. i could make it after 10:00 A.M. but that would mean I’d probably be rushing my wife to get out of the room. So I probably will have to pass. I might end up playing Stone Ridge CC in Prescott, AZ on my way to Vegas. Playing with George Wednesday Afternoon. Thursday is the last day with the wife so I plan on spending that time with her. Have to drop her off at the airport on Friday morning. Then it’s time to head up to Mesquite! So Friday is up in the air. Rest of the trip is Golf Mania!

  51. Jim says:

    Thanks so much for the invite but I work till 1140 am and get home at 12:15pm. Since Siena is less than a mile
    from my house I can only play if it is between one and two pm since I stil have to work the next day. I know your going to want to play earlier cause it will be toasty by then. Stay out of fairway bunkers at Siena they are the deepest in town. Thanks again
    Jim O’Hare

  52. Kerry says:

    And if you want a Chili Burger, Chili Fries or anything else with Chili, look for a Tommy’s. I think there are about 4 in Vegas. Originally from LA. George will verify this.

  53. Kerry says:

    Waiting for your response Jeffery. And I have always enjoyed my fries from In & Out Animal Style. Go to their Website, and you will find Items you can order that are not on the Menu.

  54. Kerry, I’ll get back to you on that. I’m coming from Sedona, AZ sometime that day. Not sure what the wife had planned that day or if it was just a travel day up to Vegas. It’s 4 1/2 hours from Sedona to the course. I know we are looking to get a room on Tuesday night. Wednesday & Thursday at the Venetian. They wanted way too much for Tuesday to stay there. For some reason Tuesday nights are expensive stay nights on the strip now. Not sure why? Of course everything is expensive on the strip anymore. I still remember seeing signs for $7.77 Steak dinner when I was a kid. Now it’s close to $30 a plate for a buffet( or barf-fey as my wife calls them) dinner. I’ve learned that it’s normal prices for food off the strip and way over priced on the strip. But Gilley’s BBQ on the strip is worth it! In & Out Burger is the bomb and cheap, too. My wife kept hearing you have to go to In & Out Burger so we tried it. When the both of us can eat for $12.50 and it taste that good…. bonus! I’ll let you know about Tuesday soon, Kerry.

  55. David DeRango says:

    A few more years really 2 years and 9 months I will take retirement.
    Then you needing a forth will not be an issue because I will be available 😉
    Yeh she will be on a first name basis with everyone around Mesquite!!!
    76 days till we are in Vegas driving to Mesquite to meet up with guys.

  56. Kerry says:

    So Linda will soon be on a first name basis with the women at the Casablanca Spa?

    74 Days and it is Wheels Down, and 80+ MPH

  57. Kerry says:

    Jeff Barbas & Jim OHare, Richard & I are looking for a 3rd & 4th for Siena, Tuesday May 21. Richard has a coupon for a 4some that he must use. We don’t have a time as of yet, as he cannot make the Tee Time until 7 days out. We are planning on doing Breakfast at the Gold Coast Buffet around 8am. Then he is going to shoot for a Tee Time around 10am. I know you are flying in on Tuesday Jeff, so if you will be there this early, please consider joining us. And Jim, I think I read that you work Graveyards, So if you would like to join us. After all, it is already Paid for. This invite goes to anybody else that may be in the area also. As of this time, there is no Tee Time, so you would have to be Flexible. Please post here with responses.

  58. David DeRango says:

    Linda know when we golf or play in a tournament she goes to the SPA and gets lunch then we meet up later.
    maybe for an early dinner.

  59. Kerry says:

    David, just tell Linda that it is her SPA DAY. And that they start serving From the Chinese Menu at 11:00pm.

  60. David DeRango says:

    I see the exchange rate it $1.33 Canadian dollar to every $1.00 US dollar not too far.
    Thanks to Trump our economy is booming and our dollar is strong.
    Plus I am back to work thanks to him but my wife would of had me retire this year!
    But paying for her health insurance would of killed me!!!
    So I have to work for 2 years and 11 months more!!! LOL

    I know Kerry is not happy about it he would like to see me in Vegas now so we can play golf more together!!
    Of course the wife said you not driving in to Mesquite every week are you???? Just like a wife does not want to share me with any one.

  61. Kerry says:

    Exchange rate posted at Casablanca Cashier’s cage was 69 % I Believe.

  62. Crazy Canucks says:

    Well Hotel booked, Cigars under the Stars booked, now just have to sign up for the AM and she will all be well. 79 days cant wait.

  63. David DeRango says:

    So good morning my Mesquite golf buddies headed to the gym on this beautiful sun rise outside temps are -4F with a -20F wind chill!!! WTF!!! CANNOT WAIT for desert heat!!
    Let’s talk about weather a bit you live int he North Paul what do you expect and like you I will not be on a golf course till April if lucky I also have one of those putting things they comes in handy heaven knows my putting sucks.

    79 days till I am in Vegas driving into Mesquite.
    44 days till we are in Vegas for Easter and 55 days till the start of our Golf league.

  64. David DeRango says:

    Paul our prayers are with Neil thanks for the update and looking forward to see you again and tell him I miss him and get well soon.

  65. Kerry says:

    4 dozen Callaway Chrome Soft just put on order. On “Order” you ask? Why not just go buy them at Dick’s or a Golf Super Store? Through, Buy 3, get 1 Free with Free Personalization. So I procured 4 dozen for less than it would have cost me for 3 dozen at these Brick & Mortar Stores. Plus the savings on the cost of Fuel. Plus there is an additional discount for being Former Military.

  66. Paul, thanks for sharing about Neil. Prayers to him and you. I know you are there every step of the way with him. Thanks again. Please tell him he is in all of our thoughts. STMF

  67. Kerry says:

    Thanks for this Update Paul. Please let Neil know I’m thinking of him and will miss him this May.
    Eagerly awaiting the email from the Ryder Cup Association accepting me as a Volunteer for the upcoming 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits. April is the Month we are supposed to receive the notification. If I am accepted, 2 weeks of Vacation time will be required. This could be the weeks normally reserved for the Mesquite Am. We shall see. And this also being about 3 hours North of David, he could receive a visit on the Trek there, or back home, or both.
    This could be one expensive vacation, but well worth it. Exploratory research shows it may be cheaper to get a rental vacation house than a hotel room for the week there. We shall see. Anyone else thinking about attending?
    3/2/2019 7:44 am

  68. Crazy Canucks says:

    Its -31C (with wind chill factor -38C) that makes it -23.8F here in Calgary AB, and no sign of warming up till next week. Golf doesn’t exist here in Canada anymore. This is how cold it is here, the ski hills have closed down as you will get frost bite if your skin is exposed for any majority length of time. And you know its cold when the ski hills close down. 83 days cant come fast enough. Shoot the end of March cant come fast enough as that is when the snow starts to say Good Bye see ya next year. As Davey Boy DeRango puts “Cant wait for the Desert heat”. Well Davey Boy I cant wait till it gets to 12C (53.6F) so I can start wearing shorts and swinging the clubs. I have a putting mat set up in my house so I can putt and dream about Nevada. Still have to sign up and that will be by the end of the month so I can save some cash. Still need to secure the hotel at the Casa as well, along with other hotels during my trip down and back. However I did sign up for “Cigars under the Stars” Take care Gents and look for further posts.

  69. Crazy Canucks says:

    Kerry sure can. Neil is still in ICU. His lungs are what is keeping him in ICU. Back 28 years he had cancer and back in the day they used radiation and chemotherapy to treat the disease. Well in that process the chemo killed off half a lung and he has been living on 1 1/2 lungs since he was 23 years old. Now that they fixed his heart, the lungs just are rebounding like they thought they would. He is still on oxygen to help him breathe. With what Neil has or had with this calcium buildup around his heart, he is the first person in Canada that has had this happen to him. Doctors have not seen this before. Trust me on this one as they called across the country to see how to treat it and nobody has seen it. So with Neil being #1 they are keeping him in hospital longer than normal (well his lungs are actually keeping him in there) as they are writing down everything they do to him. All because if Neil had this calcium buildup around his heart from 28 years ago, there has to be other people out there with the same thing but they just don’t know it yet. I will fill you in when I see you in 83 days.

  70. Kerry says:

    David, It is usually Paul that is doing the Posting. I have rarely seen Neil Post. Hope he is doing well in his recovery. Hey Paul, Can you share anything New on Neil?
    Rain, Snow? This weekend is going to be a mess.

  71. David DeRango says:

    Sorry Paul cannot tell you two apart!!! 😉

  72. Kerry says:

    CC!, just look for the Gentleman in the “I’m the dull Person” clothes.

  73. David DeRango says:

    Yes I will be wearing Old Glory unless I come up with another combo for Red, White and Blue!!
    I bet if you go on line you can find a polo shirt with the Canadian flag on it and get it in time before you hit the road!
    I will be wearing some out standing outfits only during the skin games but when it come to the tournament I am all business. 😉
    Will see you at Coral Canyon and at any other skin game you are playing looking forward to check in night so we can hang and have a few cold ones.
    when was the last time you saw me? I am 38 lbs lighter you may not know me! LOL

  74. Crazy Canucks says:

    I cant believe Kerry that you will not be donning the fancy smancy shorts. How on earth will I recognize you. Davey Boy does this mean you will not donning Old Glory on the Monday skins game. That shirt is awesome. If I could just find a golf shirt with the Canadian flag on it, I would be all over that like “stink on manure”. That quote I learnt from a Texan who was 80 years old back in the day when I went to the World Am. Gotta love those Texans, they come up the with the best sayings ever. So if you lads (Kerry & Davey Boy) aren’t wearing any outstanding uniforms I just might have to dust off the knickers and play a few rounds in them. Maybe Coral Canyon will be the first appearance of the knickers. 83 days and I’m off to the races. Hello Uncle Sam and the Eagle and good bye to the Beaver. PS, my USA and CANADA pants will be making an appearance, we just don’t know what golf course it will be as of yet. Thong and Speedo are a given 🙂 C U soon Lads

  75. David DeRango says:

    I get it now Kerry TAXES yes I paid mine to and much less then last year and thank Mr “T” for the bigger standard deduction or I would be paying more then last year.
    So what did I do last night ordered a new service door with install which was another $900.
    Plus the wife booked our 40th wedding anniversary cruise and the reason I am getting into Vegas the night before the first skin game she is using up all my vacation time.
    Next year I may get to play a few games before the skin games so keep me in mind for that next year.
    Got to love it!!!! because a man has to do what a man has to do!!! keep the wife happy and we all know the saying!!!
    84 days to Vegas and off and running CANNOT WAIT.

  76. David DeRango says:

    Ok Kerry what the “H” dose that mean???
    As I said before Chicago winters SUCK!!
    March 3rd, 4th, and 5th day time high temps 16, 11, 17F night time lows are -4, 0, 6F, WTF I CANNOT WAIT for some desert heat!!!
    85 days to go!!

  77. Kerry says:

    Easy come, easy go, Officially POOR again.

  78. David DeRango says:

    Hey anybody watch the video on the first page of this web site WOW was I fat in 2016 tipping the scales at 245lbs.
    So glad I dumped about 38lbs I feel better and my tummy loves me again depends on what I eat “Acid Re flux”!!!

    Got that under control now the next this is get the knee fixed but will be in the Fall and after the wife 40th wedding anniversary trip is over then repair the knee!
    Will be cutting my golf season a little short to get rehab done and in shape for the 2020 AM!!

    Yes Cigars under the stars we all make a donation to the wounded warriors what a great cause and a great night.

  79. Kerry says:

    Hey all, don’t forget Cigars under the stars.

  80. David DeRango says:

    Just finished signing up for the Mesquite AM and did it under the Super Seniors.
    So we are stuck with the rotation or unless you change your mind becasue I am riding with you.
    I said you almost lost your knee but not to cut up your feet!!!
    With that being said just got to get some sleep before we leave the town home and get to Richards before 6:30am
    Paul I will have some fancy smancy shirts because George said I am to conservative so last year I surprised him and will do it again.

  81. Kerry says:

    David I just looked, and you did not say anything about my feet. You said my knee.
    Paul, sorry to disappoint, but there will be no Fancy Smancy Shorts this year.
    Don’t forget David, when registering, we are going to Play our Age Division this year.
    So no matter the Rotation, Like or Dislike the courses, we are in the Super Seniors.

  82. David DeRango says:

    Yes Kerry that would take my smile away!
    Also I said not to butcher you feet!!
    Right Kerry all we need is our car rental too and still need to sign up for the AM!! it will get done this week.
    51 days till Easter weekend in Vegas
    63 days till the start of our golf league
    87 days till I land in Vegas then the run to Mesquite to meet up with the guys for the first skin game.
    CANNOT WAIT!! and yes Kerry my smile will not go away.

  83. Crazy Canucks says:

    Kerry, I cant believe you are dumping me for a longer vacation than to have dinner with me. No worries buddy. I will see your smiling face and those fancy smancy shorts of yours at the AM. Just found out that I have a 3rd cousin that lives in Syracuse UT, so I will stop by and do a meet a greet with him. Will play some golf around that neck of the woods while I’m there. I will hook up with Tommy Cook for a beer and head to Park City for that Outlet Mall of theirs. Do ya think BYU campus will let me walk around with a beer in my hands while I head to their campus store 😉 I’m in need of a drinking hoodie; and nothing says “class” when drinking while donning BYU gear. 80+ days b4 wheels down and doing 80 mph. Wow, that converts to 128.7 kilometers per hour. I think I will be filling up more than usual on this trek through the Grand ol’ U S of A.

  84. Kerry says:

    Okay David, I did my Toes myself. Blood all over the bathroom of my room here at the Casablanca. Guess I should have stuck to the Professional at the Spa.
    Was Great to Golf with Lance today. He has the scorecard, so besides BAD, not sure of my score.

  85. Kerry says:

    Pre-Tournament week Hotel Reservation is made. Sorry Paul. Staying in Mesquite May20th through May31st.

  86. Kerry says:

    You going to be walking around George? Rental Car is a Check?
    Will be making my Pre-week Hotel Reservation today, Sunday through Wednesday nights, and have dinner with Paul?
    Or Monday Through Thursday nights and Play Coyote Springs with George and the gang. I do enjoy this course when it is just a round of golf, and not a tournament.

  87. oh my 88 days till wheels up. It is coming fast. Couple rounds in Vegas booked, check. House booked, check. Tee gift for the Monday Skins game ordered, check. Flight, check. Not much left to do but to wait. Update on the skins games

    Sat–Coral Canyon 66 spots of 80 taken, 14 left
    Sun–Falcon Ridge 83 spots of 100 taken, 17 left
    Mon–Casablanca 98 of 148 taken, 50 left

    Will be sending out an invite to all that have registered for the Amateur on the 1st of March so we should fill up quick. See you all soon, STMF

  88. Looks like we could go golfing today….. if it weren’t for the 50+ MPH winds we might get this afternoon.

  89. Kerry says:

    Hey Jim,
    I’ll bet I can make his smile go away.
    Hey David,
    I ain’t making the trip.

  90. David DeRango says:

    Ok you live North west of me not too far have never played Bears best looks great someday I will.
    I see the better rates are after 2:30pm!
    see you soon say Hi at Georges check in I will be the guy with the smile that will not go away.

  91. Jim OHare says:

    Live in Summerlin about a half mile from Bears best golf club.
    Still working graveyard at Aria. See you guys soon.

  92. Crazy Canucks says:

    Vegas, Mesquite & St George got snow. What did they do call a “Snow Day” and call in the National Guard. 🙂 They got a dusting which probably melted as soon as it hit the ground. You want to talk about snow come North or head to the Eastern US for snow. Hear they are getting hit hard this year. 89 days before this young fella enters some country call “The United States of America”. Looking forward to seeing everyone and as you know I am going solo this year. Neil will return for the 2020 season. Ogden UT is my first stop to see Kerry King and Tommy Cook. See ya soon Gents

  93. David DeRango says:

    Remember the last time you did that you almost lost your knee!!!!

    Will not make our golf show in Chicago this weekend wife’s birthday Sunday every minute is taken doing stuff!! Oh well that is the reason I do what I do!!! So I do not get any SH!# going to Mesquite!!! 😉

    Snow in Vegas and I want to move away from it! It will follow me LOL.
    89 days before we get to Vegas I will bet there will be no snow then!!!

  94. Kerry says:

    Heading to local golf expo after work. Let’s see if Mesquite makes a showing. Our show is real small. Then to Mesquite tomorrow, almost sandals season. Time for me to get my toes done.

  95. Kerry says:

    Hey Gang, Check the weather. Las Vegas, Mesquite & St George got hammered with SNOW.

  96. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    Staying at South Point on the Tuesday the week before the Am. Staying at the Venetian on Wed & Thursday. For some reason the Venetian was $323 for Tuesday night! No thanks. That’s why I got a room at the South Point for the night. Then hopefully play golf with George on Wed. & Thursday. Drop the wife at the airport on Friday morning and up to Mesquite to get ready for George’s Golf Mania Week in Mesquite & St. George! George, did they name that town after you? Wait a minute….. Saint? LOL

  97. David DeRango says:

    Jeffrey and Jim,
    Here in Chicago we have had one of the snowiest February’s on record ” thank God for global warming”
    I have not been on the golf course since October and only to the driving range twice!

    Jeffrey you are more then one up on me.

    Hey Jim, were do you live in Vegas my vacation home is just down the street from South Point!
    which in about 3 years will be come my retirement home!!
    Looking forward to seeing you too again in Mesquite maybe at Georges check in.
    90 days till I am in Vegas and driving to Mesquite for the first skin game! CANNOT WAIT.

  98. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    I didn’t sign up for Myrtle in March this year either. I have too much work and I really didn’t like the courses anyways. Where you working now, Jim? I’m still working for the COW. City of Wadsworth here in Ohio. We have our own Cable & Internet system here. Every day it seems the jobs keep getting piled on and it seems there is no end or slow down in site. Looking forward to getting away for a couple weeks and forget about work even though I do like my job. Keeps me busy and pays the bills. People can’t live without their internet! I doubt have to worry about running out of work anytime in the foreseeable future. I just hope I get to swing the clubs sometime before May! Weather dumped 5″ of snow today and now it’s pouring rain. Crazy weather.

  99. Jim OHare says:

    I still live and work in Vegas. Won’t be making the March event in Myrtle Beach but will see ya in Mesquite for sure.

  100. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    Good to hear from you, Jim! You still work in Vegas? It’s been a fairly mild winter for us snowfall wise anyways. I’ve only had to use the snow blower twice this winter and we really got a late start. I golfed in December and early January until the bottom dropped out. Looking forward to not hearing the term “wind chill”. February is almost over. We know we are getting close when “March Madness” and then “The Masters” are all over.

  101. Jim OHare says:

    Here in Vegas it’s been a lousy winter.
    Lots of rain cold and wind. Nowhere near as bad as you least we can still play. See ya soon

  102. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    After watching the Pros 3 and 4 putt quite a bit this weekend in L.A. we can now say we putt like a pro! 5 putt and your an amateur! Keep up the good work, George! Hopefully I can start swinging clubs in March. Weather here in Ohio just isn’t conducive for golf. Amazed they even start our season on April 1st! Usually poor course conditions until mid to late May at best. Looks like the West is having weird weather this year. More rain than I’ve ever seen them get.

  103. David DeRango says:

    Crazy Canucks keep your Polar Vortex up North we have enough to deal with just go another 6″ of snow with more on the way Wednesday 2 to 4 more inches plus rain on Saturday turning to snow and more snow on Sunday!!!
    I will not get the green grass of the golf course till April.
    94 days till I land in Vegas
    65 days till we are in Vegas for Easter weekend
    69 days till our golf league starts which is cold!
    And yes I will say it again CANNOT WAIT for that desert heat to ease these old bones!!
    Looks like another great skins game turn out.

  104. Crazy Canucks says:

    Ah, fiddle sticks just heard that the Polar Vortex will be here for another 2 weeks. Cold weather isn’t going away till 2nd week of March 🙁 Glad to hear the skins games are filling up as I am looking forward to playing Coral Canyon for the first time.

  105. Skins update. 15 spots left for Sat at Coral Canyon, 19 spots left for Sun at Falcon Ridge and 53 spots left for Mon at Casablanca. Wheels up in 94 days. STMF

  106. Kerry says:

    Hey Jeffery, would you like me to include a spot for you in next weekend’s Tee Times?
    Snowed here last night, but mostly melted now. But looks like snow again. Dark Clouds rolling in from the west.
    But judging from what I have seen on my weather map, the boys over in Fallon, Nevada got wet. Be it Rain or Snow.
    Local Time: 2:00pm, as I have found if you try to put time elsewhere, your comment is not Published.

  107. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    As I look out the window this morning it looks like I could go golfing. I can see grass, but, temp is 23 degrees! Going back to hibernating! Come on Spring time!

  108. Kerry says:

    Paul, sorry, but the courses I play are open. Took 5th place in the Valentine’s Tournament. Red Tees for all. 2 person team. Front 9: Alternate Shot. Back 9: Scramble. Palms Golf Course.

  109. Crazy Canucks says:

    Yabba Dabba Do. Only the old guys will get that one. Under 100 days before I depart this beautiful country I live in. 95 days to be exact before wheels down and 80 mph to the state of Utah to play in the first skins game where over 77.5% is sold out as of Feb 11th. Eh to go. Then off to “the Desert Heat” as my bud Davey DeRango calls it. Hopefully I get a few games in before I leave, I am shooting for 5 rounds as last Spring courses opened up May 10th. Not good when you Southerners are playing way before I get to. Unfair advantage to the Southern Yanks. At least I have a half chance against the Northern Yankee Doodles. See ya soon gents. Play safe and no posts on when your golf courses open up as I am still skiing.

  110. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    92 Days! 97 til I see George in Vegas! FYI for those that want to take a look at the new rules changes, a friend of mine has a golf website to promote tournament golf here in Northeast Ohio and he has went over the new rules changes. Definitely an improvement that was needed. Check it out.

  111. Kerry says:

    I know that everyone will have a great time.

  112. David DeRango says:

    We have broken or I have broken the 100 day mark till we land in Vegas 98 days and I CANNOT WAIT!!!
    looking forward to the skin games again George!
    Let me know if there is anything else I can help with besides help with the raffle tickets sales.

    This weekend I will be signing up for the tournament, airfare has been booked and next is the car plus get some adult beverages for the condo with Richard and the rest of the boys.
    Looking forward to the fun!! and golfing with all my buds in some DESERT HEAT!

  113. Ok, the 100 days to go till wheels up update. The skins games are filling up. Sat at Coral Canyon 62 of 80 spots are gone, Sun at Falcon Ridge 77 of 100 spots are gone and the big day at Casablanca on Monday 88 of 152 spots are gone. Will be opening it up to everyone soon so if you are a past participant please sign up soon. STMF

  114. David DeRango says:

    Crazy Canucks I get what you are saying Chicago has a long cold winter too not like you but long enough. With another winter storm coming in tonight which will make Tuesday commute fun makes moving to Vegas all the more of something to look forward to!
    But the wife and I will be headed to Vegas the night before good Friday and stay till Easter Sunday night looking forward to a taste of the desert warmth!!!
    I am at 100 days until I am in Vegas and for the trip to Mesquite!! CANNOT WAIT!! all this talk about Golf is driving me crazy!!!
    Golf league starts in 76 days!!
    65 days till I am in Vegas for Easter weekend!!
    Golf show is in 11 days!
    Looking forward to see all my Mesquite golf buddies again.

  115. Crazy Canucks says:

    What is with this Polar Vortex I am having right now. I’m blaming Washington State for this one. America keep your vortex, us Canadians have a long enough winter without you giving us your weather system. 102 days and counting before wheels down and 80 mph. Giddie Up

  116. well we had an indian summer blow through Va in the last week. Went from 8 degrees on Jan 28 to 71 degrees on the 5th. Got to play 2 rounds shooting a 83 from 6400 and a 75 from about 6000 yards(course set up for winter play). Both courses were wet but greens were good. It was back to 20 degrees last night so now we wait till the next time it warms up a little. But we are down to 102 days and a wake up so we got that. See all of you soon. STMF

  117. David DeRango says:

    Like you the last time I was out on the course was October and been to the range once!
    I finally spent my third place money on a 3 and 5 wood Callaway Roughs and used them on the range SWEET feel but need to see how I play with them on a course but they will be good weapons in my bag this year.
    You always bring your Thong and Speedo I am just glad I do not see it!! I missed you last year not your bear but 🙂
    Looking forward to see you again with or with out Canadian beer!!
    I play in the supper senior but play down to your level because I get rides with bud Kerry to the courses.
    106 and counting!!

  118. Crazy Canucks says:

    Alright Yanks quit picking on the Canadian or the “Thong” and “Speedo” will show up this year. Rumor is you guys missed it last year as we didn’t attend all because we decided to head to the Motherland: Scotland. Just picture this one boys, the Speedo is white in colour (that’s right us Canadians spell it with a “U” in it) with the Canadian Flag protecting the goods, and the Thong well lets just say I need a bikini wax to wear it 😉 Did I mention I am 50+ now with a wee beer belly. So if you guys aren’t nice to me, its the 50+ group this year for me since Neil isn’t attending. I will go make new friends and give them my Canadian beer and not you guys, so be nice. See y’all (that’s my American saying, “Eh”) in 110 days

  119. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    Alright! Got my entry registration paid today. Sent George a check last week for the “Doing It In The Desert!” Golf Mania pre-tournament weekend! Hopefully figure out where I’m staying this week. There is always the Virgin River if I need to. Not looking to stay with anyone else. I snore way too loud. One guy said it sounded like a Porcupine being molested by a Grizzly Bear. That being said, I’ll stay by myself for the minimal sleep I’ll probably get anyway. Weather was -30’s wind chill last week and around 60 this week. I did get out and golf early January but haven’t touched a club since. Got a new driver and it hasn’t touched a ball yet. Back went out last week anyway so I’m trying to get that fixed before golf season. Looking forward to seeing the whole crew! Football is over! Bring on golf season!

  120. David DeRango says:

    Crazy Canucks yes I whine a lot because I can!!! Paul you are younger too just remember that young man.
    Remember you choose to live in the great white North and I choose to live in Chicago but not for long 3 years at the most.
    Then I will be living in the desert and doing in the desert all the time!! 🙂
    107 days till landing day in Vegas.
    Cannot wait!

  121. Kerry says:

    Paul, By my calculations, that would be just over a Snails Pace in Kilometers for that GMC of yours.

  122. Crazy Canucks says:

    Davey, would like some cheese for that whine or yours. I wish I could play golf in April, last year my first round was May 10th. So if I do the math right, I have 12 days to get my golf game in shape and that is if I play everyday. So I will probably leave Canada on the 22nd of May this year so I can maybe play a round before I meet up with Kerry for dinner on the 23rd. Then I have Friday the 24th to hang out in Utah before the skins game on the Saturday at Coral Canyon. Then off to Mesquite NV where the fun begins. My count down is 111 days before Wheels Down and 80 mph (whatever that is in kilometers)

  123. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    I play in the World Am every year and the last night at the Convention Center Dean starts discounting his supply so he doesn’t have to take them home. I end up buying 12 dozen for $20/dozen. Got the last 2 cases of MTB Blacks this past year before he ran out! I don’t lose many golf balls, but, it sure is easier to let them go for 1.67/ball than if it were a $4.00/ball. But then again you always seem to run into those guys in front of you that take forever looking for that errant shot just to find out he was stopping up the whole course looking for a Top Flite!

  124. Kerry says:

    Just wondering Oh Tech Giants of the Mesquite Amateur Blog, What is the chance we could get the “Reply” button working again?

  125. David DeRango says:

    For me playing Titleist or Callaway I cannot tell the difference also I have used Noodle, Bridgestone,Taylormade or Srixon.
    I can loose them with the best!!!
    Most of the time I have suppliers give me golf balls when they take me to play golf.
    That is the Purk of being a Purchasing Manager then I get balls on golf outings so it is rare that I buy golf balls.
    But when I do buy golf balls I stick with Callaway Warbird is my ball of choice and it took me to Third place last year.
    Just remember my golf ball snobs it is never the plain it is the PILOT!!!
    108 days till I am in Vegas “CANNOT WAIT”.

    James my friend looking forward to see you again, everyone plays golf before I do in Chicago I do not see the green fairway until April as I said before my game dose not come around until late June!

    Crazy Canucks I have never played golf with you and maybe some day we will!! I know you up in the great white North always sends us your Polar Vortex so keep your cold up there my Canadian friends.
    I am looking forward to see you again too! Give your brother a kiss from me I am glad he is getting better!!

  126. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    At $27.33/Dozen when you buy 6 or more the Snell MTB which stands for “My Tour Ball” is a great golf ball. I’ve been playing them the last couple of years. I’ll never buy Titleist Pro V’s for $40+ ever again. Well, I never did anyway. I always found deals on EBAY for Pro V’s and stocked up for the year. I’ll stick to the Snell Balls for now. The were on the Gold List in the Golf Digest magazine.

  127. Kerry says:

    Sorry Kind Sir, and I do use these terms loosely, but I have never heard of this ball. I am the Lucky one that will see you on May 23rd for dinner here in Ogden. I will then see you on Monday afternoon/evening, as the 3 weekend games are not in my Rotation this year.

  128. Crazy Canucks says:

    Just throwing this one out there. Got a call from a buddy of mine (Vancouver BC) sorry Vancouver WA asking me what golf ball I play with. I said “You play golf with golf balls, I thought the object of the game was to drink alcohol and chase women”. I play with the Taylormade TP5 and just recently bought a dozen of Bridgestone E6 & Bridgestone Tour B XS to try out. He says, you have to try these “Vice Pro Plus” balls (tour ball only as all other makes are useless). My buddy (Yes I know it is hard to believe that I have a buddy, but as the old saying goes “Even the blind squirrel finds the odd nut”) tells me that the Vice Pro goes farther and holds the greens as good if not better than the Pro V’s. Can only buy them off the internet. Anyone out there in Mesquite Land play with these and if so what are your comments. Thanks and I will see you on the Monday for the skins game if not before as some lucky devils get to play with me at the other 2 skins games (Saturday @ CC and Sunday @ Falcon).

  129. Crazy Canucks says:

    So Davey I see you are comparing weather temps. Well get a load of these temps here in the Great White North. Next 3 days: 02/02 -14C (6F), 02/03 -24C (-11.2F) 02/04 -25C (-13F). Don’t think I will be playing golf anytime soon. 111 days for me before I set a blaze for the desert.

  130. James Garner says:

    I switched from Pro v’s to bridgestone a few years ago. I’d like to say my game improved , but lets just say I suck less! I’ve played the B330 & the E6, my game is not good enough to tell a difference, but I must say my shots are less offline w/ the Bridgestones than w/ the Pro V’s. Maybe w/ a little more practice I might be in the top 3rd rather than the bottom 3rd! David, here in the Colorado Rockies, we don’t mind the cold & snow, but I think that this Spring I might be playing golf before you. Also looking forward to the desert heat of Mesquite! Looking forward to seeing everyone in a few short months.

  131. David DeRango says:

    lets try it again!
    if I played as much as you guys do I would go thru 4 dozen balls to, so 1 to 2 dozens will do me!!.
    since Chicago has dangerous weather of -25F and -55F wind chill I got the day off! But what do I do get my numbers ready for our tax accountant so I can hear them say bend of over and smile!!!
    113 days till I am in the heat of the desert CANNOT WAIT!!!!
    stay warm my mesquite golf buddies 🙂

  132. David DeRango says:

    now it shows up!?!?!?!?!?!?

  133. David DeRango says:

    ok what the!!!
    how come my blog is not going in????

  134. Crazy Canucks says:

    Thanks for that information. Will keep my eye open

  135. Taylor Made TP5X best ball out there for me. You can buy last years model right now for 35 bucks at most stores. Plus they usually do a sale in March where you buy 3 dozen and get a 4th dozen free.

  136. David DeRango says:

    Our weather for cast is killing me double digest below 0F warmer next week!!
    But did I say “I CANNOT WAIT” for the dry heat of the desert cannot remember?????
    JAN 29
    Partly Cloudy/Wind
    JAN 30
    Partly Cloudy/Wind
    JAN 31
    Mostly Cloudy

  137. David DeRango says:

    Callaway is my ball of choice but I received 2 dozen Titleist pro V’s one from my son and one from a supplier so looks like this year I will be paying with Titleist ball’s this year.
    My first year I played in the Mesquite AM and took 4th place I used Titleist so no worries for me.
    115 days before I am in Vegas!!!
    Cannot Wait!!!

  138. Kerry says:

    ” Golf Mesquite”

  139. Kerry says:


    Our Wasatch Front Golf Expo is Feb 22 & 23. This is Sponsored By Cody Law’s company. And he runs Mesquite Golf still, I think. So I expect him to be here. Last year I helped him out. But since I am no longer a FB member, we have lost contact. And if I don’t make it to the show on the 22nd, I will not be able to attend. Schedule has me playing golf in Mesquite on the 23rd & 24th.

  140. Kerry says:

    I like the Callaway Chrome Soft. But I am currently seeing how the Costco Kirkland ball is. But since they are not always available, I will go back to the Callaway Ball when my Costco supply is exhausted. I do have enough Callaway Pre-Owned Reward Points to Acquire 4 Dozen of these. However, they are the 2018 models.

    But David, I do enjoy using my 2 Hybrid.

    Christian looked good this morning talking up the Balloon Festival on the local Las Vegas CBS Morning Show.

  141. Crazy Canucks says:

    Just bought a dozen of the E6 soft by Bridgestone. Heard she was a good ball. Sorry but I don’t like the Pro V’s. Any comments on this ball. Looking for a backup to my Taylormade I play with.

  142. David DeRango says:

    Paul so glad Neil is doing better I so look forward to see you again and Neil.
    He will continue to be in our prayers for a quick recover.
    regarding the young people not able to hit a 3 or 4 iron so true they like the hybrid
    just remember God cannot hit a 2 iron!! joke have to tell you some time.
    hope you a bringing you bag of Canadian ale for us to sample and yes I will buy you a American cocktail.
    looking forward to seeing all my Mesquite golf buddies.
    February 22nd is our golf show I guess you will not be in Chicago for it 🙂

  143. David DeRango says:

    George yes those glasses are sweet will start using them early and often!! 🙂
    I got your temp beet this morning we were at -6F and well will not see the melting temp for weeks yet next Wednesday day time high will be -5F!! thank God for global warming!! LOL
    My office screen savers are photos of Mesquite and some shots of my golf buddies which is getting me thru this winter.
    I have not been on a course since October!! no wounder my handicap keeps going up like my age!
    118 days till I am warm Vegas I CANNNOT WAIT!!!

  144. just got the prototype whiskey glass in that we will be giving away at the big skins game on Monday at the Casablanca. Wish I could post a pic because it is sweet. Thanks Lori D for hooking up the foundation. 119 and counting. STMF

  145. Kerry says:

    You know Paul, you can still get 3 and 4 irons from Callaway.

  146. Crazy Canucks says:

    Well its snowing now and the only thing I have to look forward to is playing Coral Canyon in 122 days. It should be fun as I bought new clubs before Neil and I went to Scotland last year. I purchased the King Cobra forged TEC black matte irons. I was disappointed that the club manufactures don’t make a 4 iron anymore (the 3 iron has gone extinct) so I have the 4 hybrid instead. Guess the younger generation don’t know how to hit the 3 or the 4 irons; Shame Shame on you younger folks. The real funny thing is that these clubs haven’t seen North American soil, so it should be a wild ride this Spring. 120 days till wheels up

  147. 5 degrees this morning when I got up. Winter sucks. Only thing that keeps me warm is the thought of the desert in 123 days. Wanted to give some updates for the skins games. The Saturday game at Coral Canyon has 43 out of 80 spots gone, the Sunday game at Falcon Ridge has 54 of 100 spots spoken for and the big game at the Casablanca on Monday has 64 of the 152 spots gone. Going to be a great year ladies and gentlemen. See ya soon. STMF

  148. Kerry says:

    So glad to hear this news about Neil. I will shoot him off something when I get home. I think I have his number still.

    On a lighter note, I observed one of the Utah Girls at the Utah International Auto Show today. But since she was undeniably occupied, I did not say hi. I did not think yelling “Hey Badass” across the Expo Center would have been in good taste.

    Looking forward to seeing you Paul, but it just won’t be the same without Neil there.

  149. Crazy Canucks says:

    Update on my brother Neil. He has been moved out of critical ICU to non critical ICU. Which is a sign to the road to recovery. He is returning texts that he receives from people. It might take a couple of days but he does return your messages. If you have his number feel free to text him as I am sure he would love to hear from his brothers from Mesquite. If you don’t have it and want it, you can Imessage me on Facebook. His mental and physical state are all there. He is now walking up to 500 feet a day which is awesome considering his leg muscles were non existent a month and a half ago. Still a long road to recovery as he is working on 1 1/2 lungs so when he returns in 2020, you might have to double his shots since he doesn’t have the lung capacity like we do with 2 lungs. As the doctors have told us “Baby Steps: 3 forward and 2 back”. Progress is slow but by the grace of God he is still with us and that is the most important to his family and friends. Take Care everyone, keep Neil in your prayers for a speedy recovery and I will see you in May. Kerry I will see you first, you lucky dog for the dinner at Timberline on the Thursday. And Yes Jeff B, speedo and thong will be in tow 🙂

  150. Kerry says:

    Christian is on the Las Vegas local CBS Morning News talking up the Mesquite Motor Mania for next weekend.

  151. Kerry says:

    This suggested departure time would also go for those who have Coral Canyon in their Rotation for the Tournament. Since start time at Coral Canyon is also a 9am (Utah Time) Shotgun Start.

  152. Kerry says:

    David, Richard and all others, a Pertinent departure time would be 6am Sat to head for Coral Canyon. You have 30 miles of Arizona, and 16 miles of Utah. Approx. 15 miles of the Arizona drive is at the slow speed limit of 55 MPH.
    And the Arizona Department of Public Safety Monitor this stretch for vehicles going faster than they would want them to. And for Costco Members, it is just off I-15 exit 10 in Washington, Ut. About 1/4 mile west of the Highway. Cheapest gas around the area. I’m sure you will all have a great time. And with the absence of a Carwash in Mesquite, St George has several good options. I myself hate driving a dirty car, and buy coupons for Fabulous Freddy’s, there are 2 in St George.

    Okay, back to the departure time question. The main reason I say 6am Mesquite time (7am Utah time), this would put you at Coral Canyon approx. 8am Utah time, giving you plenty of time for practice and getting you crap together.

    Play Well all.

  153. David remember, Sat is in St George with a 9am shotgun start. They are an hour ahead. If you leave Mesquite at 630 that would be 730 St George time and then you have at least 45 min drive. Plan accordingly. STMF

  154. David DeRango says:

    Happy New Year to all my Mesquite golf buddies!!
    Neil my prays are with you my friend for a speedy recovery!

    Airfare is booked and will be getting into Vegas Friday late and leaving Vegas for Mesquite early AM for your Condo Richard hope to be by you not latter then 6:30am in time to drop off my bad and load up your car and go!
    132 days till I am in Vegas and I Cannot Wait !!!

    Rich C. what are you planning for your night of cigars under the stars?? Looking forward to it.

  155. Kerry says:

    Golf Temperature in Mesquite was 61degrees when I got off the course. Loved the sunshine.

  156. As I sit here watching the snow blanketing my area in Va I long for the days of playing in the Mesquite Am and the Bruce King Memorial. Speaking of the Bruce King, want to give you all some updates. Sat at Coral Canyon is already half full with 42 of 80 slots already gone. Sun at Falcon Ridge is half full with 52 of 100 spots already spoken for and the big Daddy at Casablanca on Monday has 64 of the 152 spots taken. Get in while you can. Contact me if you have any questions. See all of you in 132 days. STMF

  157. Richard Wilds says:

    Started the 2019 golf season yesterday. Short sleeves and shorts. Not so good today, 6 inches of snow and in the 30’s in Denver. Starting to plan for my 15th Mesquite Am and warmer weather.

    George is right, the Vegas World Am is high prices and the information the don’t tell you about handicapping, flighting, registrations, etc will still fill volumes. I’ve played it 2 of the last 4 years and it still needs a lot of organization.

    Neil, get better soon. It’s hard to have a great party without all our good drinking friends.

    Have a wonderful new year till we meet in May.

  158. Kerry says:

    If any of the Northern Utah folks would like to join us, please just let me know.

  159. Kerry says:

    Thursday would be good for me, as I am not leaving for Mesquite until Monday, the 27th. And there is a Utah State Controlled Liquor Store at the same exit as Coral Canyon. It is North of the Texeco Station. You can see it from the Freeway as you are going south, just before the exit.

  160. Crazy Canucks says:

    Kerry, sounds like a plan to me however there will a kink in my plans. With Coyote Springs getting boot from the Tourney and Coral Canyon (CC) taking its place. I have not played CC, I have drank CC 🙂 That is Canadian Club Whiskey. So I see that there is a Holiday Inn Express right at the golf course exit so it looks like I will be entering all 3 skins game as I would like to play CC just in case she is in my rotation. So my plan is to be at the Holiday Inn for the Friday night. When are you good for dinner? Thursday?? That way I can spend it at the normal hotel my brother and I stay at, plus with the bar scene a block away is always nice. Then I can drive down to Washington UT (with booze of course) as last time someone told me it’s a “dry county” I thought they meant they didn’t get any rain. Not that their are no bars in the area. After all I AM CANADIAN.

  161. Kerry says:

    Dinner at Timbermine for a good steak on your way through Paul?

  162. Crazy Canucks says:

    Hello Lads been a while since I have been on this blog. As you know we didn’t play in the Mesquite Am in 2018 as we went back to the Motherland. No we didn’t play St Andrews as the Dunhill Cup was playing so we bought tickets for the final round instead. At least we walked it and yes the fairways are gorgeous. Now for an update since our return for Scotland Neil booked himself into the hospital, that was Nov 17, with shortness of breathe. While the doctors were trying to figure out what was wrong with him on Dec 4 he went into cardiac arrest and on Dec 6 he had emergency open heart surgery while recovering In hospital on Dec 23 he went into cardiac arrest for a second time. Neil has a 2019 travel ban on so he will not be making it to Mesquite 2019, however he did mention that he will be at the 2020 event. Yes that’s right he can not leave Canada. The United States health care system bites, you need to copy Canada’s, its so much better. So tell Donald to quit attempting to build that wall and revamp the healthcare system; it will cost you less trust me. On a positive note you will be having me attend the 2019 Mesquite AM. I can fill you in what I left out in this blog and trust me I left some very important material out. I made a promise to Neil that I would attend Mesquite in clean cut fashion so Mullet for me this year. You wont even recognize me with my clean cut act. See you lads in May. I will be by myself and nobody to look after me so if any of you guys have single lady friends, giddy up to me as I am available 🙂

  163. Looks nice but just a little too much money to play those courses. Playing both Revere courses in May for 151.00. At least they moved it off of Presidents day weekend. Might be cheaper to fly in. Good luck to all that play. STMF

  164. My error on the Vegas Amateur Golf Tournament

    Correct website:

  165. Kerry says:

    Carroll is listed as for sale

  166. Vegas Amateur back on February 25-February 28,2019. New courses, new management team.
    Courses playing -Chimera, Revere Concord, Revere Lexington, & Royal Links for Championship round
    Go to for more info.

  167. Happy New years everyone. Wanted to give an update on the Skins games/practice rounds. The Saturday round at Coral Canyon is about 40% full, the Sunday round at Falcon Ridge is half full and the Monday round at Casablanca has 52 out of 152 in it already. For those of you that have played in this event before, you have until mid Feb then the I open it up to everyone to get it. See you all in 140 days. STMF

  168. Kerry says:

    I’m back home from my Christmas Excursion to Mesquite. My Highlander, unfortunately is at a Toyota Dealer 80 miles south of me. for more Repairs. Did not need this.

    152 Days till Wheels Down and 80+ MPH (maybe)

  169. Merry Christmas everyone. Have a wonderful new years as well. Only 150 days and I am wheels up. STMF

  170. Kerry says:

    And a Very Merry Christmas to you and yours Rich C. Will be golfing the Palms, shotgun start, Christmas Day.
    And a Very Merry Christmas to all Others who read this.

  171. Rich C. says:

    Merry Christmas to all of you and your’s
    Rich C. in warm PHX

  172. Already 23 signed up for Sat out of 80, 27 signed up for Sun out of 100 and 29 signed up for Mon out of 152. Great start. Kerry, I am going to leave you on there till I need your spot, things seem to change. LOL. 153 days till wheels up. Merry Christmas everyone. STMF

  173. Kerry says:

    Dinner with Jim G. and his Lovely wife yesterday evening was a good time. Seeing Jim other than in Mesquite was great. And meeting the Wife he always talked about was great. They should be landing at LAX soon, on the way across the Big Pond for Christmas. Have a Great time guys.

    Beautiful Blue Skies and a mild 28 degrees here this morning. Should be warmer when I Tee off tomorrow in Mesquite.
    Actual time here at posting is 9:44am.

  174. Kerry says:

    Thursday July 4th, 7am shotgun, Red, White & Blue Golf Classic, 4 person Scramble. 1-6= Blue tees. 7-12= White tees. 13-18= Red tees. $45.00 per player. Includes Green fee, Lunch & Prizes. I will also have a 4 day weekend. But will need to drive south after work Wednesday if golfing in tournament. Now we will need Richard to join us also. And anybody from the local area want to join us? Lance?

    And now the bad news. current plans have me arriving in Mesquite on May27th, Memorial Day. Not playing any of the Pre Tournament Rounds. So Baja Miguel’s is out.

    Now that you have seen this George, please remove me from your games. Armed Forces Tournament is May18th and planning on doing this.

  175. David DeRango says:

    FYI with the new job we have a 4 day weekend on independence day and my 3 weeks vacation could make it a longer trip so what golf tournament do they have in Mesquite???
    looks like we can be in it together but will send the wife to the Sap while we play!!!

  176. David DeRango says:

    Yes I meant thank you!
    Hope to see them next year?
    I have not received my letter from the Mackinnon brothers yet!
    I do not know Tokyo over Mesquite not a big fan of flying 13 hours rather fly 4 hours and one hour in the car to be in Mesquite.
    Also wife an i started to plan what day we are leaving for Vegas right now Thursday or Friday??? but I know air fair cost is cheaper on Thursday will win out so lunch at Baja Miguel’s is still on but will confirm next year.

  177. Kerry says:

    And now on a more serious note. Received my P. D. MacKinnon Christmas Letter, I so look forward to these every year. Just wish I could get that vision out of my head. If you get this letter, you know what I am talking about. Loved the picture of you & Neil on the Bridge at St Andrews. Looking forward to our annual Steak Dinner at the Timbermine in May, on your way to Mesquite. Sad Neil will not be joining us. But Tokyo vs all of us, Tokyo would definitely win.

    Will be meeting up with Jim G and his wife this evening for dinner. They have an overnight layover here, on their way to their Christmas Vacation. In fact, as I write this, they should be boarding their plane.

    157 Days until Wheels Down and 80+ MPH

  178. Kerry says:

    Just a bit of information that I found funny: My local Morning News is reporting that people would quit Facebook for $1,000.00. I guess I should have waited, I quit Months Ago.

  179. Kerry says:

    Patti, Vicki, Sharon & Jill, David says think you for the birthday wishes. Me thinks he means Thank You.
    Some amount of days until pick up Final Courses and the all important Dinner Pin.

  180. David DeRango says:

    Say think you to the laddies of Utah for me looking forward to seeing them again.
    George I hope I did not forget your birthday if I did happy birthday my friend.
    I owe you a cocktail as I owe Kerry and Richard 😉

  181. David DeRango says:

    Registration is OPEN!!
    Let see if we can break last years attendants .

    158 days till we are playing the Mesquite AM
    152 days till I land in Vegas!!!!
    George looking forward to the skin games and helping to sell ticket for the raffle.

  182. First invites have went out for the Bruce KIng Doing it in the Desert skins games. If you have played in them in the last few years and did not get an invite please drop me an email so i can get one out to you. In the few short hours since I sent out the invites I am already 20% full so the spots will go fast. Merry Christmas and Happy new year to all, see you in 145 days.

  183. Kerry says:

    Courses are now listed for the 2019 Mesquite Am. Coral Canyon is in, Coyote Springs is not listed.
    For you early arrivers, George is running a game at Coral Canyon on Saturday, May 25th. So if you have not played there, or it has been a while, this is a good time to get back into competitive mode, or like me, see old friends and make new ones. Maybe I’ll play it on my way to Mesquite Dec 23rd.

  184. 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?

  185. 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.

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

  187. 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.

  188. 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.

  189. Kerry says:

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

  190. george salcedo says:

    under 6 months, 175 days to go. STMF

  191. Kerry says:

    Looking forward to seeing Jim in SLC next month.

  192. 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!!!!

  193. Kerry says:

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

  194. 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

  195. 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?

  196. Kerry says:

    Yo Folks,

    Happy Thanksgiving

  197. 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

  198. 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.

  199. 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

  200. Kerry says:

    You skipped your birthday. And your big Retirement date.

  201. 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!!

  202. Kerry says:

    Oh yeah,

  203. Kerry says:

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

  204. 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!

  205. 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.

  206. 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.

  207. 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!!!

  208. 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.

  209. Kerry says:

    Everyone Play Well. See you another time.

  210. 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)

  211. 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.

  212. george salcedo says:

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

  213. Kerry says:

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

  214. 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!

  215. 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.

  216. 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

  217. dan walters says:

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

  218. 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.

  219. Kerry says:

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

  220. 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

  221. Kerry says:

    Not really

  222. Kerry says:

    Sorry David

  223. 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.

  224. Dan Walters says:

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

  225. Kerry says:

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

  226. Kerry says:

    5 days for me Dan.

  227. Dan Walters says:

    22 days

  228. george salcedo says:

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

  229. Ron Luttrall says:

    George, how many in the 2 man?

  230. george salcedo says:

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

  231. 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.

  232. 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

  233. Kerry says:

    For sure, Mesquite Am 2020.

  234. george salcedo says:

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

  235. Kerry says:

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

  236. Kerry says:

    Play Well Young Man

  237. 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.

  238. george salcedo says:

    Just throwing this out there. 241 days. STMF

  239. David DeRango says:

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

  240. Kerry says:

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

  241. george salcedo says:

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

  242. Kerry says:

    severe drought here

  243. Jeffrey Barbas says:

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

  244. 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

  245. 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.

  246. Kerry says:


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

  247. 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??????????????

  248. george salcedo says:

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

  249. David DeRango says:

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

  250. 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.

  251. Kerry says:

    Boise is nice today. Perfect temperature.

  252. Kerry King says:

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

  253. 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

  254. Kerry says:

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

  255. 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

  256. 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! 🙂

  257. 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.

  258. Jim says:

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

  259. Dan Walters says:

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


  260. 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

  261. 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.

  262. 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.

  263. Jim OHare says:

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

  264. 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.

  265. 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

  266. Dan Walters says:

    Thanks Kerry

  267. Kerry says:

    Play Well Dan & Susan

  268. 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.

  269. Dan Walters says:

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

  270. 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.

  271. Kerry says:

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

  272. 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

  273. 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.

  274. 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!!!

  275. 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.

  276. 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.

  277. 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

  278. Dan Walters says:

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

  279. 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

  280. Ron Luttrall says:

    Thanks, Jim.

  281. Jim O’Hare says:

    No blog last year Ron

  282. Ron Luttrall says:

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

  283. 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.

  284. 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?

  285. 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.

  286. 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

  287. 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.

  288. golfoddball says:

    another week of upsets

  289. 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!!!

  290. 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

  291. Kerry says:


    Use GasBuddy app or

  292. Gerald Bryan says:

    Kerry where to buy cheap fuel.

  293. Rich C. says:

    I agree George, it’s all great

  294. 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

  295. 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!

  296. Jim OHare says:

    Perfect weather waiting for you here in Vegas.

  297. 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!!

  298. 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

  299. 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.

  300. 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.

  301. 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

  302. Kerry says:

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

  303. 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.

  304. 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.

  305. 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.

  306. 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

  307. 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,


  308. 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

  309. 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.

  310. Ron Luttrall says:

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

  311. Paul Buturusis says:

    Jeff, Thanks I found it.

  312. 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.

  313. Tom says:

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

  314. 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.

  315. Paul Buturusis says:

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

  316. 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.

  317. Kerry says:

    Course Rotation w/HI is up

  318. 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.

  319. 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

  320. 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

  321. 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

  322. 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.

  323. Gerald Bryan says:

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

  324. 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.

  325. 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!

  326. Kerry says:

    8 and a bag drag.

  327. 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.

  328. 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.

  329. 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

  330. 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.

  331. Rich C says:

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

  332. David DeRango says:

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

  333. Kerry says:

    Just for the Fun of It

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

  334. 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!!!!

  335. 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

  336. 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!!

  337. Kerry says:

    My getaway number now starts with a “1”.

  338. 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

  339. 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.

  340. Jeffrey Barbas says:

    Did the handicap verification forms go out yet?

  341. 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

  342. 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.

  343. 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.

  344. 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

  345. 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

  346. 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

  347. 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

  348. 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!

  349. 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

  350. 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.

  351. 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

  352. 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

  353. 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!!

  354. 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!!!

  355. 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.

  356. Kerry says:

    Okay George,
    My One Thing


  357. 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

  358. 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.

  359. 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!!!

  360. Jeffrey Barbas says:

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

  361. 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!

  362. Rich C. says:

    Having trouble posting still?

  363. Kerry says:

    My weather app says 90 on Sunday.

    1. David DeRango says:

      🙁 🙁
      like a knife killing me

  364. 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 .

  365. Kerry says:

    Snow this Morning.

    33 Days

  366. Jeffrey Barbas says:

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

  367. Jeffrey Barbas says:

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

  368. 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

  369. 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.

  370. 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.

  371. 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.

  372. Kerry says:

    Weather in Mesquite was great for Golf today.

  373. 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!!

  374. 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.

  375. David DeRango says:

    Yep 38 days till I am in Vegas!

  376. Kerry says:

    38 DAYS

  377. Kerry says:

    Yeah, IT IS SNOWING.

  378. 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.

  379. 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!

  380. 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.

  381. 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.

  382. 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!

  383. 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.

  384. 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.

  385. Kerry says:

    43 Days to lounging in the Casablanca Jacuzzi

  386. 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

  387. Kerry says:

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

  388. Kerry says:

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

  389. 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

  390. Kerry says:

    You will not see me in the Dessert Line

  391. 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.

  392. 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.

  393. 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!!!

  394. 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.

  395. 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.


  396. 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

  397. 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

  398. 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!

  399. 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

  400. Kerry says:

    50 days for me and Rich.

  401. 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

  402. Jim O’Hare says:

    Happy Easter to all!!

  403. 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.

  404. David DeRango says:

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

  405. Ron Luttrall says:

    My count is 541 today.

  406. 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.

  407. 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!! 😉 😉

  408. 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.

  409. 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!

  410. 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.

  411. Kerry says:

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

  412. 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!

  413. 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.

  414. 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.

  415. 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.

  416. 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. 🙂

  417. 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.

  418. 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! 🙁

  419. 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.

  420. 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.

  421. 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?

  422. 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.

  423. 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.

  424. 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.

  425. 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

  426. 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

  427. David DeRango says:

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

  428. 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.

  429. 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.

  430. 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

  431. 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!!!

  432. 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.

  433. 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

  434. 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.

  435. 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.

  436. 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.

  437. 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.

  438. 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.

  439. 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!!!!

  440. 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

  441. 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.

  442. 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!

  443. 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.

  444. 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.

  445. 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.

  446. 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

  447. 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

  448. George says:

    Tentative Rotation is out. Let the games begin. STMF

  449. 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!!

  450. 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.

  451. 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

  452. 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!!

  453. 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.

  454. 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.

  455. 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!!

  456. 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.

  457. 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

  458. 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.

  459. 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.

  460. 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.

  461. 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

  462. 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.

  463. 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

  464. 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

  465. 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!!

  466. 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.

  467. 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.

  468. 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.

  469. 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.

  470. 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

  471. 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!!!

  472. Kerry says:

    Merry Christmas to All.

  473. 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

  474. 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!!!

  475. 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

  476. Kerry says:

    Registration is up for 2018 Mesquite Am.

  477. Kerry says:

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

  478. 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!!

  479. 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.

  480. 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?????

  481. 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!!

  482. 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.

  483. 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

  484. 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


  485. 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

  486. 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.

  487. 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

  488. 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.

  489. 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

  490. Kerry says:

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

  491. Kerry says:

    Oops, 652.

  492. 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.

  493. 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.


  494. 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.

  495. 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?

  496. 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

  497. Kerry says:

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

  498. 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.

  499. 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.


  500. 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.

  501. 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!

  502. 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.

  503. 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.

  504. 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.


  505. George Salcedo says:

    1 month down, 11 to go. STMF

  506. 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

  507. 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.

  508. 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

  509. 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.

  510. 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…..

  511. 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

  512. 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!

  513. 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

  514. 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.

  515. 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.

  516. 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.

  517. 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

  518. 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.

  519. 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.

  520. 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.

  521. 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!

  522. 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!

  523. 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.

  524. 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

  525. 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.

  526. 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

  527. 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!

  528. 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.

  529. 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

  530. 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.

  531. 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.

  532. 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.

  533. George Salcedo says:

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

  534. 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.

  535. 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.

  536. 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.

  537. 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.

  538. Crazy Canucks says:

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

  539. Rich C. says:

    And looking forward to it -lol-

  540. Rich C. says:

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

  541. 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.

  542. 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

  543. Crazy Canucks says:

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

  544. 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!

  545. 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

  546. 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

  547. 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.

  548. 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

  549. 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.

  550. 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.

  551. 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.

  552. Rick Napper says:

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

  553. 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.

  554. 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.

  555. 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

  556. 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.

  557. 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. 😉

  558. 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!

  559. 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.

  560. 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

  561. 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)

  562. Crazy Canucks says:

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

  563. 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!

  564. 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.

  565. 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

  566. 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.

  567. 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.

  568. 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

  569. 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.

  570. 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”

  571. 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.

  572. 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

  573. 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.

  574. 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!

  575. 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

  576. Crazy Canucks says:

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

  577. 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

  578. Kerry says:

    Participant check today, count is still at 594.

  579. Kerry says:

    91 degrees in St George, at 10 pm.

  580. 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.