The matches are complete, score cards are all turned in, and the computer has finished its computations. Now keep in mind, over the course of 8 rounds of golf there were 448 matches, each person playing 56 total matches and skins were computed on both a gross and net basis to give everyone a chance at getting something. For you students of statistics, it is interesting to note that of the 448 matches, 142 (32%) were either decided by 1 stroke, or were ties.

So here are the final results… without commentary. Keep in mind the conditions we were playing in and the impact of wind, rain and rough… Most of our group has never seen conditions like this before… and I’m not sure how anxious they are to experience them again. And then there is the stress of eight consecutive days of competition. Despite the conditions, you can never discount the sheer joy of playing some of the best golf courses in the World.

Name

Wins

Loses

Ties

Games Won or Lost by 1 Stroke or tied

Skins

Don Christensen

19

32

5

14

3

Larry Holm

28

22

6

20

6

Mike Simmons

31

19

6

16

22

Rick Richardson

33

20

3

19

23

Ron Nelson

1

52

3

15

5

Scott Cruikshank

12

32

12

20

9

Steven Parker

41

9

6

20

13

Terry Johnson

41

9

6

18

27

 

That’s right… after 448 matches it ends in a tie. Terry and Steve each have exactly the same score… so if you look out your back window one winter night and see two ghostly figures trudging through the wind and the rain down the fairway, it’s probably just us in the middle of our playoff.

We actually knew this score on our final night out… where somehow we all managed to independently end up at the same Pub, and the scores made for some great conversation on our last night sitting at Foley’s Pub eating Sheppard’s Pie and drinking Guinness.

After sitting here five hours into the flight on the plane back home drinking some Blue Label, I still haven’t been able to find that one score that will break the tie… and I guess that’s the way it should be… lots of great memories and good times to remember. No need to remember the scores.

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