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Illl/llllll  II lllllllll 4C Wednesday, April 8, 2009 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter The Mast,'.rs: A golf t HOOKED on GOLF JOHN K. ABENDROTH P.G.A. The annual rite of passage known as the Masters Tour- nament is upon us again, with the great pomp and cir- cumstance that kicks off the golf season in many people's minds. The eve.nt, played since 1934, is thought to be the greatest golf event ever played and the event most professional golfers would like to win. Recently the ranking of the golf course was elevated to No. 1 just ahead of Pine Valley in New Jersey. With the Masters techni- cally an invitational event there are ways to get into the event. For years the way players qualified was to win a PGA Tour event. That path was removed a few years ago, but has since, been rein- stated. You will hear young professionals speak about that invitation before the $1,000,000 they may have won for the event. Once a player has won a Masters Tournament, he is in a small, closely-knit crowd that will be invited back each year. However, it appears that if a player is over 60-years-old, it will be only by special invitation that he will be allowed to play. I have said in the past there should be a "Grand Masters" event with the old- er players possibly playing a 36-hole event Thursday and Friday mornings. The Masters is so big that it can dictate many things such as the language televi- sion broadcasters can use. Fans are patrons, and the use of the word "crowds ''• is not allowed either. You may recall the inci- dent with Gary McCord a few years ago when he spoke about the mounds in the greens having been created by body bags, and the slick greens were treated with bikini wax. Well ... Gary Mc- Cord was removed from the broadcast crew and has not returned. CBS is not allowed radition litee no other to use the very popular con- cept of the walking broad- caster on the fairways. Thursday morning Arnold Palmer is hitting the open- ing golf show this year. This has become a great honor, in prior years it has been done by Gene Sarazen, later joined by Sam Snead and By- ron Nelson. Arnold Palmer is a full member at Augusta National the site of the Masters where in the case of each winner, they are granted a limited membership. The officials have their stuffy side, but the par-3 con- test is where they let their hair down. The event is held the Wednesday prior to the official start Thursday, a day when the players are al- lowed to have their children or friends caddy for them, and from time-to-time cad- dies can be seen, decked out in the traditional white cov- eralls, hitting a tee shot, or have an 8-year-old child of a player hitting a putt. The winner of the par-3 contest has never gone on to win the Masters that year. This year Tiger Woods is back in good form and will be the favorite to win, but the past two years have seen unique winners in Trevor Immelman, the 2008 champi- on, and Zack Johnson, the 2007 champion. They are great players, but in the history of the Masters you will typically see players with much deeper records with the green jacket on Sunday evening. This year the event will be played Easter Sunday so I hope you have an under- standing family. Prior to the broadcast Sunday, there will be a special hour-long broad- cast about the career of Seve Ballesteros shown at 10:30 Pacific Daylight Saving Time on CBS. It's a tradition like no other and once a player has won, he is forever known as a major champion, The Master. John Abendroth is co-host of Hooked on Golf (hooke- and director of golf operations for Celtic Golf, the owners and opera- tors of Plumas Pines Golf Re- sort. John can be reached at, or 415-296-8400. GOLF TOURNAMENTS April 14 Graeagle Niners golf potluck luncheon is sched- uled for noon. Ladies wish- ing to join the Niners playing Tuesdays at 2 p.m. are invit- ed. Call Judy Porep-Lullo at 836-0254. May 8 The Swing for a Cure golf tournament will be held at Whitehawk Ranch Golf Course. Play commences with a shotgun start at noon. Dinner will be held at the • Graeagte fire hall. For more information call Marsha Shepherd at 836-4134. May 13 Horses Unlimited, Inc. is having its 9th annual Chari- ty Golf Tournament. The shotgun tee time is at 2 p.m. at Graeagle Meadows Golf Club, followed by a barbecue at Bonta Street Bistro. There will be two divisions; Divi- sion l's format is a four-per- son scramble, and Division 2's format is four-person, two low net balls. The entry fee is $95 per person; $75 for Graeagle pass holders using a Graeagle cart; $60 for Graeagle pass holders using a private cart, prepaid Graeagle cart or walking. The entry fee includes green fees, cart fees, tee prize, picnic barbecue lunch and closest to pin awards. Entries are available at the Bonta St. Bistro or e-mail Jody Lindroth at jdlin- or phone 836- 1737. May 17 The second annual Plumas CASA Benefit Golf Tourna- ment will begin at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start at Plumas Pines Golf Resort on Popular Valley Road in Graeagle. The tournament benefits Plumas County's Court Ap- pointed Special Advocate. All tournament money stays with the local volunteer pro- gram. A registration fee of $100 is due by May 8. This includes lunch at Longboards Bar and Grill and tee prizes. There will also be raffle prizes. For more information call 283- 5515. To have your golf tourna- ment included on this calen- dar, emaU all pertinent infor- mation to sports@plumas- news.corn, or fax it to 283- 3952, attention Shannon. BUSIN.ESS & SE.RVICE DIRECTORY CHESTER RENTAL Chester Rental is owned by the Skjerpen family and manage by Mike Skjerpen. 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