Meet our 2020 HLR Men's Club Championship winners
Held August 23-23 at the Holly Lake Ranch golf course
Video: Watch the epic playoff between JR Hestand and Keith Schmidt
After 2-rounds of the 2020 Holly Lake Ranch Men's Club Championship, both Guy (JR) Hestand and Keith Schmidt were tied with a 154 (thanks to a great 2nd round 74 by Keith). So a playoff was needed to determine the Club Champ. It was JR, the 4-time defending club champ against Keith, who was looking for his first-ever title.
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About the 2020 HLR Men's Club Championship
The HLR Men’s Club Championship is our most prestigious event of the year where we crown the top golfers at Holly Lake Ranch. Trophies are handed out to the winners of each flight, and the 3 Champions (Club Champion, Senior, and Super Senior) will have their name added to the long list of past HLR Club Champions.
The Club Championship is open to all HRL Golf Members. This was a 2-day event with AM tee times on Saturday and Sunday. Many players also participated in a fun Friday twilight event -- the Friday Night Shootout the evening before the tournament starts.
For the Club Championship, we play ‘real golf’. The ball is played as it lies, and you are required to putt out all holes. Our grounds crew works to make sure the course is in its best condition possible for this event.
The Club Championship was organized into the following flights. All flights are stroke play, gross (no handicap):
Championship Flight: open to all, white tees
Senior Flight: open to 60+, gold tees
Super Senior Flight: open to 70+, green tees
Flights A & B: open to all, gold tees, tiered based on handicap
Flight C: open to 70+, green tees
Friday Night Shootout:
On Friday, Augst 21st, we continued our Club Championship tradition with our Friday Night Shootout. In a Shootout format (also called a Horse Race), everyone tees off from the same tee, with the person with the highest score eliminated after each hole. In the event of a tie for highest score on any hole, those players will have a chip-off around the green to see who is eliminated.
For our HLR Shootout, we had 21 total participants. Two groups were created at random (no handicaps involved) -- one group started on hole #1 and the other on hole #2. The groups played until each was down to a single player, Monroe Parker and JR Hestend, who then played each other on hole #18 to determine the winner.
Congrats to Monroe Parker for winning the Friday Night Shootout! He defended his crown from last year.
Below are the final results for each flight of the 2020 HLR Club Championship
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Below are the pairings for each day of the 2020 HLR Club Championship (click to enlarge)
While you're here... did you know that we don't have a complete record of who our past club champtions are? Pitiful isn't it? If you know details of previous years, send us an email with what you know. Below is how far we've gotten with rebuilding our list of past champs so far...