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2C Wednesday, May 6, 2015 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter ." When to choose putting over chi PRO'S CORNER PGA JON JARESS Professional, Director of Golf Nakoma Golf Resort Whenever Phil Mickelson no green to work with, thethe ball naturally release, or amount of work? Moving my is near the lead 60-degree 60-degree wedge is your roll two-thirds of the way. ego aside, I've found great wedges, or lob wedges, sell ticket. The sand/wedge having moreresults in using my putter through the roof. Now let's position loft, will need to be carried 50 from off the green. How do we judge what club ourselves 10 yards off thepercent of way. "Off the green?" you say. "I to use when we are near the green with a relatively good The lob wedge, on the other won't be able to keep the ball green? Unless you are a PGA lie and the pin 30 paces on hand, will need to be carried on line or control my Tour player, I recommend the green. Which wedge? two-thirds of the way. speeds." keeping the ball ottt of the air Pitching, sand or lob? Knowing that golf is a Remember, the lowest as much as possible. Cutting to the chase -- wegame where the lowest score score wins and I've found my Obviously, when you are want the ball to carry wins -- what club is going to worst put is always better behind a bunker with little to one-third of the way, letting get you closest with the least than my worst chip. Ask yourself, When was the last time you practiced the putter from off the green? With a little bit of practice, you will see lower scores. Jon Jaress is the PGA head golf professional at Nakoma Golf Resort in Clio. To inquire about private lessons or to ask him a question, email him at Vols win three, heading into Division III championship Wyatt Durkin leads the charge for the Chester Volcanoes golf team and shoots the lowest score at Bailey Creek last week, winning his second straight Feather River League MVP title. Jeremiah White, Sawyer Durkin and Quinton Wilkinson were all awarded all-league. Jack Stiarwalt was honorable mention for all-league. Results for Chester's appearance at the Tuesday, May 5, Division III championship at Likely Links in Alturas were not available by press time. File photo by Greg Knight 18.Holes w/Cart',: Honored as the 5th Friendliest Golf Staff in the U. S. and the 9th Top Golf Course in California in 2014 by GolfAdvisor. corn s60 PlayAII Day Available Until May 21 NowOpen Now Until May21 Graeagle Meadows Men's Golf Club Friday, April 24, the weather held out long enough to play in excellent conditions, except for the last foursome on the 18th hole. Twelve Badditos braved the elements to play low net with Chuck Franck taking first place with a 67, followed by Marv Pierce (69) and Jim Bilger and John Sciborski coming in third. The Bandits had a game but results were kept secret this week. Monday, April 27, allowed a large field to participate in two best balls out of four. The team of Randy and Debbie Pearson, Pricilla Piper and Steve Harding took first place with a net score of 128. Welcome back, Randy and Debbie. The team of Duane Austin, Ron Tobler, Jac Castleton and Bill Smidt earned second place with 130. The husband-and-wife team of Pratt and Franck came in third with 136, while Amy Fischer, Tom Gossett, Dick Eck and Wally Walker managed fourth place with a 138. On Wednesday, April 29, winners from the combo tees were the team of Bill Smidt and Leo Reihsen (66) and Reihsen and Bob Baker (71). Mr. Reihsen got lucky as a blind draw for the double dip. Players on the white GOLF ,RESULTS tees fought it out but Dan Friedman and Chuck Pratt ran away with the event with a best ball net score of 68. Jim Reynolds and Norm Miller were a distant second place with 75. Seventy-five? Anyway, so many skins ' were won that nobody won any. One thing is for sure: almost everybody had a good time. Mt. Huff Golf Course The return of balmy weather brought the swallows back, and the golfers were right behind them. The turnout for the Wednesday Morning Scramble on April 29 was great. In first place, at 1.1 under par, was the team of Matt Rutledge, Jeff Stevens, Margie Joseph and Darel Joseph. In second place, at 9 under par, were Ron Carter, Dick Grace and Bill Arave. Ron Carter hit closest to the pin and he scored the chip-i.n as well. Jeff Stevens also chipped it in on an eagle shot. Nice going, Jeff. On Thursday evening, the great weather held out and we had a good showing for the Thursday Evening Scramble. Two teams tied at 3 under par so a chip-off was held to determine the first and second place. In first place were Carol Metzdorf, Gary \ Metzdorf and Matt Rutledge. Second place was awarded to Margie Joseph, Darel Joseph, Dave Ricetti and Ralph'Cote. Closest to the pin on the ninth hole was scored by Ly McClellan and Dave Ricetti hit it on the sixth. Ashley served us a fantastic taco bar. Safe to say that everyone left satisfied. Graeagle Meadows Women's Golf Club On the last Thursday of each month, in addition to the game of the day, an Ace of Aces qualifier is held. At the end of the golf season, the players who qualified compete in the Ace of Aces playoff. April's qualifiers included Priscilla Piper, low gross; Holly Anderson, 10w net (red tee division); and Lois Childress, low net (combo tee division). The game of the day was Best Nine (either front or back nine), minus one-half of the player's handicap. In the red tee division, the winners were first place, Donna Swanson; second place, Debbie Peterson; and third place was a four-way tie among Holly Anderson, Cathy Churchill, Carol Mitchell and Dee Walker. Combo tee division winners included first place, Annie Fischer; second place, Lois Childress; third place, Ann Pratt; and fourth place, Linda Bilger. Lois Childress and Maureen Ford both had chip-ins. To have golf results and club news included in this Weekly section, email the information to by Friday at 3p.m. PLUMASNEWS.COM 402 Poplar Valley Road Graeagle, Ca