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wife loved the luncheon at Katheryn’s
Linda said thank you for a great lunch Christian.
tom in side casablanca
Starbucks is inside Virgin River.
Tom : hope to see you too yes in side
Richard and Chris, looking forward to seeing you guys again. If I do not see you Monday between 5:00 and 6:00, I will see you Tuesday Morning. Is Starbucks inside Casablanca?
correction MONDAY 5pm to 6 pm not Sunday for sign up
SKINS GAME>> ( FOR JONES FLIGHT ) My name is Richard Davis. My wife and I will be running a skins game for the Jones Flight. We will be outside the Starbucks on Sunday night from 5-6 to sign people up. Chris will also be at the course before start of play to do enrollment. The cost is $ 20 per day and $ 60 for the three days. Chris will be at each course at the end of play every day. You will need to either keep a separate 18 hole card to give to Chris or give her the scores from your tournament card before you turn it in.
I am back this year and have been asked to do the Skins in the Super seniors Top 3 flights! I will collect $60 at Coyote on Tuesday for all 3 days! Birdies or better & playing against only your flight!
Is anyone going to run a skins game in the super senior flight?
especially the lower three flights.
Go for it Paul.
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
Wednesday’s Cigars Under the Stars will be supporting the Semper Fi Fund once again with your minimum donation of$5.00. Make sure you sign up on that thread please.
Does any one run a skins pot for the 50-59 age group. If not I will run it for each of the three flights for GROSS SKINS ONLY – $20 a day @ $60 total for 3 days. If all skins are cut in one of the flights that pot will carry over to the following day. If all skins are cut on the final day the skins will be divided equally with all players who recorded eagles, if no eagles the pot will be split by all players who made a 2 on a par 3. $1 per player per day will be retained and donated to charity. Skins will be paid out the following morning or at the final night dinner to allow verification of all scores.
Reminder to sign up for Cigars Under the Stars on it’s own thread. The cut off is May 20th and we are supporting the Semper Fi Foundation with a 5.00 entry fee/donation. Pass the word
Does anyone know the results of the team competition??
They will be individual flights. If there is enough interest we may do one for all 3 flights together on Thursday.
Will the skins for Nicklaus,Palmer and Player be one pool for all three flights or one pool for each flight. Desert Rookie
I will be running the Skins in the Nicklaus, Palmer & Player flights! $20/day and $60 for the week.
That’s the way to do it, George. 2 weeks!!!!!!!!!
I will be doing skins a little different this year in the mens flight. In years past I collected 20 a day. This year I am collecting 60 up front for the week. You don’t get in Monday your not in. Leaves me time to hit balls the other days. See you all in 18 days. STMF
Just a wondering thought:
Could we get a possible Role Call on who would be running the Skins Games in each of the Divisions during Tournament Play? Just need to know who to look for, or guide the inquiring golfer to.
Men 49 & under, I surmise will be George
Super Senior, I surmise will be Stan
my wife and I will have a skin game in the Nicklaus flight par or better
10.00 day 1 10.00 day2 20.00 day3 if anyone is interested pay out
each day before we tee off>>>> and the last at dinner
I see the Team Competition is up to 200. That is great.
Ruin2golf does a great job running this add on.
The up of turning 60 is, I get to play in the Super Seniors with a lot of the guys who I’ve played with through the years. I get to be in the same division with Hal, Stan, Kim, Jim, David etc. The usual suspects 🙂 Can’t wait!B
Make sure you sign up on the blog page for Cigars Under the Stars if you’d like to attend
I look forward to donate to the skin games becasue I am with you in the Super seniors.
Not that I want to be in the Super Seniors I know I am old but it makes you sound really old “Super” such and older sound word you know.
Looking forward to seeing you again.
72 day till I am in Vegas.
2nd Annual Team Competition is already over 50% full and we are looking to up the prize pool this year. We need 100 teams: http://www.tournevents.com/teams151
Results for the team event were posted on the website at the end of the event last year. Sorry if you missed it!
I usually run Skins in Super seniors, but not sure which flights until they are posted!
And I remember doing Registration over at the Eureka, with Finger Food & Drinks. Was just perfect after a day of George’s Skin Game.
Will anyone be running skins game in the super seniors hogan or sarazen flights?
ok so the pre game updates are as follows. With 90 to go before we tee it up for the gross game at Coyote Springs we have 44 entered out of 100 and for the big net game at Falcon Ridge we have 85 entered out of 136 so 51 spots remain. I will hopefully be putting out a mass invitation this friday to all that have entered the Amateur. If your on the fence you better decide, I will probably sell out. STMF
I wish we still did demo day at the soccer fields and did the long drive contest. You did registration, hit golf balls then tried the long drive contest. That was fun. STMF
And What is the Possibility of the Demo Day coming back on the Monday while Registration is going on? I always thought that this was a great time to Demo New Clubs.
June 3, 2014 at 4:51 pm
Is anyone going to post the results of the first inaugural team play event at the Mesquite Amateur?
David DeRango says:
June 5, 2014 at 11:13 am
Yes Jim that is a great Idea we need to have George put that in.
Kerry and I started out fast and then went down hill fast!!!
Next year with someone else since Kerry will not be in the tournament!!
So I will start selling myself now to avoid the rush!!
Bad news everybody, but the sale of David has been called off. As I will be playing in the 2015 Mesquite Amateur after all.
Wheels Down and 80 MPH, Not Soon Enough
2ND Annual Team Competition at the Mesquite Am and you can get all of the info at:
After having a VERY successful event in 2014 we are back to do it again in 2015! Our goal is 100 teams! If we get that number we will be enhancing the prize pool! First will be entry fee to the 2016 Mesquite Am AND a $200 prepaid gift card, 2nd will be entry to the 2016 Mesquite Am, 3rd will be a TaylorMade Driver, 4th will be a Taylor Made fairway wood.
Entry fee this year is $30/player and this is to enhance the prize pool. We will be taking your registration fees at the same time as you register for the tournament as well.
If there are any questions, my e-mail is RUin2golf2@msn.com.
George where do I find the website to register for the 2015 skins game?
George…mailed the check earlier this week
Dan it is up and running, I see you have already signed up. We already have 38 signed up and about 45 more that have emailed me to sign up soon. Should sell out again this year. STMF
when do you anticipate the website for the Bruce King skins, to be operating..tried to sign Sue & I but must not have worked…also me for the Gross game at Coyote Springs
Got my plane ticket to Vegas today! Coming in on Saturday morning. I figure I won’t be on the road until noon or 12:30 by the time I get my rental car. They were running some great deals today on a lot of airlines. I got a direct flight from Cleveland to Vegas for $320(UNITED) so I had to jump on it. It’s like playing the stock market. They were $466 for the flight I wanted this past month. So I’m definitely in. Flying solo this year. I can’t wait to get out of winter and it hasn’t even started yet.
I have secured a Tee Time on the Oasis-Palmer Golf Course for Sunday, Nov 23rd. And then on the Palms for Monday, Nov 24th. Total cost for both rounds is less than $73.00. Not bad for November in Mesquite.
Got Snow Yesterday, and expecting more Snow tonight. I don’t ski. But Hell, it is only a 5 1/2 drive to Mesquite, so I guess I am not done swinging the sticks.
Hey everyone, we are exactly 201 days away from our annual trek to the desert. I was fortunate enough to get to play the Palms, Falcon Ridge, Coyote Springs and Coral Canyon this last week and the courses are in great shape. For those of you that played in last years event I will be sending out invites in the next 2 weeks and for those of you that will be new to the event this year, first, welcome and second I will be inviting you to join us after you sign up for the amateur. Hope all of you in the north have one last chance to swing the sticks, see you soon. STMF, George
Top Finishers in the TEAM Competition. The number in () is the tie breaker score, combined 3rd round.
1st REHORST/RAWLINGS 412
2nd Crocker/Duncan 414
3rd MacKinnon/MacKinnon 430
4th Arangio/Krampert 432 (146)
5th Deferdinandino/Forszt 432 (155)
6th Aubrey/Little 433
7th Gillman/Higgens 434
8th O’Hare/Lombardo 438
9th Bushey/Montroy 439
10th Uszynski/Uszynski 440 (143)
Reiber/K. Kranz 440 (144)
12th Cornaire/Monaco 441
13th McCoy/McCoy 443 (148)
14th Conlon/Corhn 443 (150)
Jim, the email letting all the participants went out at the end of the tourney and you can go to http://www.tournevents.com/pairs and see the results as well. Hope all got home ok, have a great summer of golf. 337 days baby. STMF
Awesome for sure see you next year
Yes Jim that is a great Idea we need to have George put that in.
Is anyone going to post the results of the first inaugural team play event at the Mesquite Amateur?
Yes there is, depends on your division and Flight as to who runs it. Men 49 and under is George S., Spr Senior top Flights will be Stan M. Check them out under the Friends Heading
Mesquite Am rookie here, is there a skins game or honey pot or similar games during the tournament?
Got the e-mail today with the Updated Schedule of Activities. Noticed that the Demo Day that was on Monday, May 26th, is no longer listed. I sure hope that this was an oversight. I look forward to trying the equipment that I do not use. And Trading in and acquiring new clubs at a discount.
RL of course your invited. Your the DD. Haha. The drivers and three wood are this years Taylor Made products. We did get them in right hand but Taylor Made has assured us that they may be traded in for the driver/3 wood you want. STMF
Christian I was talking about the team competition that bunch may give away toy drivers and prizes >>and pockets the money and to strip club and spend it>> talking about George and David > my team will be the winners and we may not be invited to go with them to the club
Opps sorry I got confused.
are the drivers the new style ones I am left handed so make sure you have some we will be the winners make sure the names are spelled correct on the trophy
We do not give drivers they are gift cards for either Callaway or Taylor Made for the prizes. You can use gift card towards a new driver with either company and have the specs done to your preference.
OK let the smack talking begin!!
Cool, that is 140 folks out of approx 480 Participants.
We now have 70 teams in the Team Competition. If everyone who has registered pays their entry fee, we will pay the top 14 places.
Thank you to all who have entered.
Thanks Stan! Hope I don’t let you down Val!
First, we want to thank all of you who have registered for the First Team Competition! It is because of you we have had a successful kick-off.
Second, We have almost reached our goal of sixty teams in the event and we should have sixty before we get started. For every ten teams we add above the sixty we will pay two additional spots to the field.
Therefore, we can safely announce some of the Prizes. As stated, the winning team will receive entry for both players in the 2015 Mesquite Am. Second Place will receive TaylorMade Drivers, & Third Place will receive TaylorMade 3-woods. Fourth through twelfth place will receive Visa/Amex gift cards.
We are looking forward to the success of this event and to your feedback before and after.
If you know anyone who has not signed-up, please tell them! If you don’t have a partner, you can register as a SINGLE on the website and we will pair you with another Single, go to:
Thank you, George & Stan
Hey, Jeff! You guys are all set. No worries!
Stan, I’ve entered the pairs event. I was requesting another player on the list. If you could contact that player and see if they are willing to take me on as a partner it would be appreciated. Thanks!
I am proud to say that the Bruce King net skins game at Falcon Ridge has sold out with 1 person still on the waiting list. We still have about 6 spots in the Gross game Sunday at Coyote Springs with a net side game as well. If you want to get in the Gross game at Coyote on Sunday you can go to http://www.tournevents.com/skins2014 and enter and in the address box just enter gross game only. See all of you in the bar in 33 days. STMF
The website for the Team Competition is http://www.tournevents.com/pairs. Just click on Player Sign up and fill out the form, enter the name of your Partner in the space provided if you don’t have a partner, leave it blank and you will be placed in the SINGLES, be sure to check your age group. When you get to the bottom of the registration form be sure to click the correct confirmation button. Add a Single Player if you are a single OR Add First Player of Team if you have a partner. Please e-mail if you have questions RUin2golf2@msn.com.
Disclaimer: This event is being offered independent of the Mesquite Amateur and it’s staff and sponsors, they assume no responsibility for it’s operation or results. Your participation is elective and by your registration and participation you agree to the rules, results, and decisions of the operating members of this event.
NEW SIDE EVENT for 2014
•The Team Competition will be contested over 54 holes by two-person teams consisting of any two Mesquite Amateur participants, regardless of handicap, age, or sex. Both team members must be competitors in the Mesquite Am.
•There is a space on the Team Competition Registration page to register as a “SINGLE” and you will be randomly paired with another “SINGLE” registrant. A competitor may only register with ONE TEAM for the competition. Both players on a Team MUST be registered and confirmed.
•SCORING will consist of the combination of both players NET scores over 54 holes in relation to the daily course played in order to compute the team total. If either member is disqualified or otherwise does not submit a daily scorecard, the Team score will be ONLY the remaining members net score with a low net score of 100 for the disqualified player. No refunds will be given to either party because of disqualification. All decisions of the Team Competition committee are final. Scores/standings will be available at the nightly dinners.
•For purposes of the Team Competition, there will be one division for all teams. The two-person teams may consist of female/female, female/male, or male/male.
•For purposes of the Team Competition, the handicap index used by each participant to compete in the Mesquite Am will be the handicap index used for Team Competition. In the event that the Mesquite Am Tournament Committee makes adjustments to a competitor’s handicap during the event, said adjustments will be included in the NET scores for the Team Competition.
•Prizes will be awarded to the overall top 20% of the teams entered in the competition. All entry fees will be distributed to participants, less expenditures. In the event of ties in the final standings, the following sequence will be used to determine standings: low team NET from round 3, low team NET from round 2, and finally, low team NET from round 1.
•ENTRY FEE COLLECTION: The Entry Fee is $20.00 per player. Entry fee must be paid in CASH!! Entry fees will be collected from ALL participants in the Lounge at the Casablanca Resort on Sunday evening, May 25, 2014 from 6-9 pm or at the dinner on Monday night, May 26, 2014 from 6-8 pm. If you are unable to make these time periods, please call, text, or e-mail the Team Competition staff. Contact info is included in your confirmation once you register.
As most of you have mentioned you have seen the Tentative rotation that went up on Saturday. Please keep in mind once we do final handicap checks starting May 1 we will put up an updated course rotation with index ranges and that may change the tees each flight will play based on the indexes. Then of course everyone will get their final course rotation at registration for the event but we will keep you up to date on any changes. Just about a month away and really looking forward to seeing everyone at the event.
We need 5 more players for Coral Canyon in Hurricane, UT on Saturday afternoon at 1 pm!! You can just show up if you want to play!!
Gross Skins/Net Skins on Sunday at Coyote Springs and Net and gross on Monday at Falcon Ridge. http://www.tournevents.com/skins2014 51 days folks. STMF
Are there any skin games on Sunday?
Hey Rich C. I would like to sign up for the Cigars Under the Stars. Shaun Benninghove and Randy Hines. You put on a great event, thanks.
Hey George Salcedo , I need to get in on Mondays skins game please
i must be able to spell
stan what type on skins game gross. net are both, or birdie or btter ???
Hey everyone in the Super Seniors, I will be running the daily Skins Games in the Nicklaus, Palmer, & Player flights. $20/day!
As we get closer: A reminder to post your interest in attending the 5th Annual Cigars Under the Stars. We have room. Have cigars, smoke’em! Trinidad Paradox and La Aroma de Cuba – El Jeffes
I see you were up pretty early when you sent this. So I’m assuming you meant to say don’t send anything for Sunday(Ledges event), you’ll collect that at the course. You still need my check for Monday(Falcon Ridge event) this week. Correct? Thanks George.
Do not send anything for monday. Collecting at the course. STMF
George, I’ll be dropping the check in the mail Sunday night. I’m thinking about that game you have on Sunday if you still have room for me. I know you want $60 to hold my spot on Monday. What did you need for Sunday’s game at the Ledges just in case I can send a check for both events? Hopefully you will get my check by May 1st. Just not sure how fast or how reliable the post office is these days. But rest assured that it’s on the way.
25 & wheels up .
Just to let everyone know the skins game has filled up. Very good feeling. If anyone wants to be on the waiting list please feel free to email me at email@example.com 27 days till wheels up. STMF
You got that right buddy
Last invites sent out for the skins game. We are up to 134 with about 4-6 maybes still out. Great turnout this year. The raffle is really starting to turn out with some great stuff as well. You do not have to be in the skins game to buy a raffle ticket. All proceeds from the raffle go directly to the charity. We will be selling raffle tickets at the skins check in which is sunday evening from 7-10 in the Casablanca bar and then again mon and tues night from our 2 tables in the middle of the tent at dinner. We will pull all raffle winners weds night in the tent after all the festivities are complete. Good luck and safe travels to all. here you go Rich. 27/647/38,820. Thats days hours and minutes till wheels up, haha. STMF
Well George let’s hear it ,how many days till wheels up ! Im ready . Casablanca bar here get ready
Welcome to your first Mesquite AM, you will find as I did 9 years ago you will meet a bunch of realy nice people and a fun bunch to play golf with.
Christian and his crue do a bang up job making this event the best it can be.
That is why I have been coming back all these years.
Hope to see you at the CasaBlanca bar Sunday night sign up for the raffle or a few cocktails.
I noticed you say the course rotations. Where do I find them. I checked the web site and could not find anything. Since this is my first Mesquite Am. any info would be greatly appreciated.
If you go to the webpage and on the home page at the top you will see a tab that says “info” if you go to the drop down you will see course rotation and you can see the tentative rotation there. We look forward to having you at your first Mesquite Amateur.
Barry I just confirmed you. We are up to about 127 and I know of about 5 that usually sign up late. So with the usual drops and adds we should have a pretty full field. And just so everyone knows the raffle for the scholarship fund is coming around nicely. We have a entry into next years Mesquite Am, a brand new Cobra Amp Driver, Something coming from Nike, Entry into next years 1st Doing it with Bruce skins game and many other items. you don’t have to be in the skins game to purchase tickets for the raffle. Thanks for all your help folks. STMF
Just go to the web site to sign up. It will also tell you if spots are still available.
George, still have spots in the skins game for Monday? Might be interested in two spots.
Whoops “MPH” silly me
I like my rotations but the Conestoga course scares me a little as long as the winds stay below 40mpg!!!! Right George.
Well course rotations are out, I like mine. If you are in the Mens, Sr Mens or Ladies flight you are most likely gonna play Falcon Ridge. I have about 5 spots left in the skins game if you want in. See all of you soon. 41 days and wheels up. STMF
To all of you, I just sent out what I hope to be the last of my invites for the skins game. We are just 24 short of a full field. Also on the email was info on our first silent auction item. It is a very big item and its being listed on my skins game website http://www.tournevents.com/skins2013 For those of you in the Pacific Northwest it would be a great fathers day gift for you and your partner. Can’t wait to see all of you in 49 days. STMF
1st week of may Dave. Just sent out what I hopes is the last set of invites. Need 24 golfers to fill the field. STMF
I see you only have 25 spots left open.
they should go quick.
so when did you want the parrings.
Have a very big raffle prize that will be auctioned off early for the Bruce King scholarship fund, especially those of you in the Pacific Northwest. As soon as we have the certificate we will give out the details. 55 days an i am wheels up. STMF
80’s when I was in Mesquite a couple of weekends ago.
Just got back from Myrtle Beach early this morning. Played 4 rounds of golf. Alright, I played 4 bad rounds of golf. The dreaded CPO! Reminded me of the World Am. Golf isn’t fun when you have to play with multiple layers of clothing on and rain gear is on to block the wind and cold. 1 1/2″ of rain on Sunday but managed to get a round in. If I were back at home I probably wouldn’t have paid money to play in that weather. That’s what happens when you plan a golf trip in March. Suppose to be 70 this time of year and we were lucky if it got to 50. Looking forward to Mesquite heat. Hopefully we’ll end up 90 and sunny every day. That’s perfect weather in Mesquite.
Yep 57 days till I am in Vegas, snow is gone but ground frozen and to cold to get out and play, our golf league stars 4/22 maybe by then I can get out.
cannot wait for this one see you all soon.
57 days till wheels up peeps, 120 or so in the skins game on Monday and almost 50 in the gross game on Sunday. Waiting to see the rotation to make my Saturday time. Hope thats soon. Once this latest bout of snow gets off the course I will start the practice with the new irons. Hope all is well with everyone. STMF
I do not know George??
so much going on here and it is still COLD.
62 and counting and what do I say!! cannot wait.
david what calender are you looking at its 66 days and wheels up babe. Happy St Paddies day peeps. STMF
OK Rich C. has updated me there are only 36 people signed up for
Cigar Under The Stars lets go people this is a great night after a great day.
If not more for me!!!
Whoops wrong count last time 73 days and counting just cannot wait.
ok will have that with me to
only 70 days till I am in Vegas and I CANNOT wait!!!
85 total on sunday Dave. STMF
OK George will do and for Sundays game only 50$ for the round?
but 20$ for the skin right!
Just hit 100 in the monday skins game and just about 50 for the sunday game at the ledges. Sign up are going well and so are the collection of items for the raffle. Can’t wait to see everyone. 72 days and wheels up. STMF
I will either bring the 60$ to you on that day at the Ledges or mail you another check!!!
This really piss me off the mail is so not dependable.
Thank you and you know I am good for it.
I have not recieved it buddy. no worries, I trust you. STMF
I mail my check a month ago and donot see a $ by my name.
did you receive it??
let me know.
Just to give out an update, We have over 80 players already for the 10th annual Doing it in the Desert event. We are taking up to 140 so still room for about 60. The raffle is coming in pretty nicely as well with one of the big prizes to given out a 2014 Mesquite Am entry. We are also playing sunday at the Ledges in St George in a little gross skins game warm up if anyone is interested. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. 79 days and I am wheels up. STMF
checking mail today Ron. STMF
George, just checking to see if you have received my check. Was sent out last Wed.
No thanks for Sunday ,I don’t know of the Ledges & will have check in mail very soon to you . Again see if possible pair with the McKinninon bros. Thks
Were going to the Ledges on Sunday for the gross game as well. I saw that you signed up for monday do you want me to put you in for sunday as well. STMF
Hey George Salcedo, what day is the warm- up skins ,how do I get in & can I get with the crazy canucks on that 4foursome .
snow and cold for us we get snow and like you it melts down and then more snow today no snow but some in the middle of the week.
Air fare is booked and the tournament now need a car.
It is snowing here, Again. We have had snow on the ground since Dec 26th. This is not usual, we normally have melt down of everything, then more snow. But not this year. I think I will hit Mesquite next weekend.
OK let me know if you do not get it!! do not what to be left out!!
87 days left for me till Vegas.
and all I see is snow!
Nothing yet, Dave but no worries we have time. Just to let everyone know the skins game is up to about 75 people with a max of 124. We might be able to take it to a full field of 140 but that will be it. The website is http://www.tournevents.com/skins2013 See ya in 89 days. STMF
any thing?? that was sent out the weekend of 2/9.
you should of gotten it by now??? thanks
I have sent out the invites to the first 100 golfers for the monday Doing it in the Desert skins game at Falcon Ridge. I already have about 60 signed up and we are taking the first 124 golfers. If you are interested the website is http://www.tournevents.com/skins2013 Good luck all. STMF
No I haven’t Dave. I’ll check mail tomorrow. STMF
I do not see a $$$ next to my name did you get my check??
let me know.
thanks and cannot wait!!!
We have about 12 folks for a practice round at Coral Canyon or the Ledges on Sat afternoon about 2 pm, if anyone cares to join us. My e-mail is RUin2golf2@yahoo.com.
one side event that is coming back for its 10th year is Doing it in the Desert. Its the pre tourney skins/practice round. For more info please go to http://www.tournevents.com/skins2013 . Its a great way to start the week and who knows you might actually win some money. Good luck in your travels. STMF