Yale 60 Golf Outing

From: Steve Lasewicz

At long last, I am pleased to broadcast the results of our Fall 2005 competition, Nov. 9 – 12.

To set the stage, our accommodations at The Kiawah Island Resort were “top drawer” — all three Villa homes had four bedrooms and 3 or 4 baths allowing a maximum of comfort and privacy. The weather was just spectacular for our entire stay and the restaurants pleased even the most discriminating palates. Adult beverages were in abundant supply and kept many of us adequately lubricated for the daily challenges on the Kiawah Links. Our Friday evening dinner was a “cook in” suggested by George Rieger who insisted on treating us all to several bottles of appropriate and exceptionally fine wine. ( THANKS AGAIN, George !! ) The menu included succulent filet mignon, cooked to perfection by George and his hand picked subordinate chefs, a salad extraordinaire supervised by Matt Freeman and baked potato with fixins. Tom Nolting made sure everyone had an adequate amount of coffee to help them find their way home to their respective beds.

The quality of the courses we attacked was certainly equal to any of our venues to date. For those who may not be familiar with Kiawah, we played Osprey Point (Tom Fazio, Wht. tees — 6089 yds., ( 119 / 68.8 ), Turtle Point ( Jack Nicklaus, Wht. tees — 6159 yds., 125 / 69.9 ) and The Ocean Course, venue for the 1991 Ryder Cup ( Pete Dye,Wht. tees — 6031 yds., 134 / 71.9 ). Each of them were outstanding and beautiful in different ways, but without question, everyone’s favorite was The Ocean Course. Our first tee time was 7:50 just as the sun was establishing itself above the Ocean and burning off the morning dew —can you picture it ??? Even with the guidance of excellent caddies, only 4 of 14 golfers broke 100 ! When all the score cards were in and scrutinized for the 54 hole competition, the results confirmed Howard Levine the Low Gross Champ and George Rieger the winner of the coveted Low Net “ALLING CUP”.

The details along with other awards of Most Birdies (natural), Most Pars (natural and net) and Highest Net plus the daily Best 2 Ball matches are in the attachments ( score sheets #1 & #2 ) for your review. As in the past, the most treasured feature of our gathering was the camaraderie of this diverse group. For three Classmates, it was their first introduction to these memorable, intimate Mini- Reunions. Many of us never knew each other as undergraduates adding another wonderful dimension to the experience. On display for all to enjoy was a special photo album which was intended to be a Christmas present for our beloved CZAR I, Duncan Alling, sent to me by his dear wife Cynthia after Duncan left us. It features a picture of “Duncan in a tight spot ” ( so classic !! ), as well as many memorable photos of previous events.

We welcome any and all Classmates to share these outings with us—don’t worry about your handicaps —- just ask us to add your name to our roster. If all goes well, our next event will be in Northern Calif. next Spring — plan on being there ( 1st 16 to commit ).

Respectfully submitted, Steve Lasewicz Y 60 Golf Czar II

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