DAI Tournament

2017 TOURNAMENT

 The report of the 2017 tournament is now available. Please check here.

For those of you who won certificates they will be available at the 9 hole golf table at the July luncheon.
Anyone wanting a copy of any photograph please contact Barry Brown.

2016 TOURNAMENT

The report of the 2016 tournament is now available. Please check here. 

Additional pictures are shown on the website under ” Interesting Images”.
Anyone wanting a copy of any of these please see Barry Brown.

 For those who won certificates they can be collected from the 9 hole golf table at the July luncheon.

 Remember 2017 will be the 30th anniversary of the tournament and we are planning a big celebration and a great tournament.
It is never too early to start practicing and fine tuning your game for this event!

 What is a “DAI” one might ask? Because you did, here is the information to enlighten you as reprinted from the original author, Don Atwater.

HISTORY OF DON’S INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

1986 – 2013

As Don’s 27th Annual Invitational Golf Tournament was the last event, let me share some history with you. First year was 1986, my first year as a single man. At the time I had been following another golf tournament called a “clambake”. I decided if Bing Crosby can have his own golf tournament, then so can Don Atwater. I liked Bing’s location, but it was difficult to reserve a starting time at Pebble Beach for nine holes. But we did find a course a few miles away loaded with ice plant and a million-dollar view called Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Course. Golf tournaments require planning and since my request for reservation six months in advance was denied, a few of us got on the phone at 6:00 AM a week before we planned to arrive. Three foursomes, including those of us who brought a lady golfer made the first tournament. Having ladies participate or at least travel with us was a winning decision.

1987 a few friends followed me to Brooktrails near Willits for the first annual golf tournament. Getting away in the early days had its appeal, so some tournaments were held some distance away from home. They included, Wawona in Yosemite Park, Nevada County in Grass Valley, Deep Cliff in Cupertino, Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Valley Gardens in Scotts Valley, Sebastopol GC in Sebastopol, Benbow Inn in Garberville, Northwood at Rio Nido, and Forest Meadows in Murphy’s. We made a return to Pacific Grove for our 10th annual. It was in 1999 that this tournament included a few of my new SIR friends in Branch 8 and probably in the last 10 years included only SIR members and their spouses/friends.

I’m not sure I’d call this an ego trip as many hours were put into planning and organizing these events. However, I found pleasure in having many friends assist in various ways. And I enjoyed playing with the golf rules in an attempt to make the games more equitable for golfers less talented than others. Team play, putting contest, ladies’ participation, picnic lunches and other activities hopefully added interest to the event.

Knowing that the NINE HOLE GOLF group of SIR Branch8 will carry on with this tournament in the years to come is satisfying and gratifying. I’m looking forward to being a participant and enjoying the camaraderie with SIR friend and guest that have made this tournament a favorite.

Below is a recap of the tournaments and champions since SIR Branch 8 members started attending.  Reply if any clarification on any of the data is desired. And thanks for being a participant this year.

Don

A RECAP OF THE ANNUAL TOURNAMENT WITH MEMBERS OF SIR BRANCH 8.

#

YEAR

VENUE

CHAIRMAN

GOLF CHAMPION

PUTTING CHAMPION

12

1999

Chimney Rock, Napa

D. Atwater

Les Hopkins

Bob Williams

13

2000

Northwood, Rio Nido

D. Atwater

Les Hopkins

J. Theodorelos

14

2001

Oakhurst, Clayton

Les Hopkins

Les Hopkins

Bob Sapp

15

2002

Springtown, Livermore

Bob Williams

Guest Ernie Sherne

??

16

2003

Grayson Woods, P. Hill

Ernie Sherne

Don Allen

Dave Perkins

17

2004

Diablo Hills, W.C.

Don Allen

Nick Aviani

Ron Smith

18

2005

Northwood, Rio Nido

Dave Perkins

Harold Johnson

Ralph Bagdonas

19

2006

Grayson Woods, P. Hill

H. Johnson

Tom Whalen

Don Allen

20

2007

Forest Meadows, Murphy

R. Bagdonas

Joe Williamson

No Contest

21

2008

Brentwood, Brentwood

Les Foley

Tom Whalen

Don Allen

22

2009

Northwood, Rio Nido

J. Williamson

Tony Gilman

??

23

2010

Monarch Bay, S. Leandro

Larry Lange

Alan Ensign

Jim Andrews

24

2011

Forest Meadows, Murphy

M. Anderson

Darryl Sweetland

Joe Williamson

25

2012

Las Positas, Livermore

Alan Ensign

Leo Barrella

Vic Esposito

26

2013

Northwood, Rio Nido

Phil Philpot

Jim Andrews

Dick Brooks

 

A RECAP OF THE ANNUAL TOURNAMENT AS AN EVENT OF THE SIR NINE HOLE GROUP

#

YEAR

VENUE

CHAIRMAN

GOLF CHAMPION

PUTTING CHAMPION

27

2014

Las Positas, Livermore

P. Philpot

Wally Freemen

Don Moller

28

2015

Northwood, Rio Nido

P. Philpot

Dick Hall

 

Ron Philpot

 

29

2016

Las Positas, Livermore

P. Philpot           

 

 

Bargenquast/Hall

 

Fred Nelson

30     2017 Diablo Hills

P. Philpot

Ken Main

 Don Atwater

    31               2018

 

 

 

 

 

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What is a “DAI” one might ask? Because you did, here is the information to enlighten you as reprinted from the original author, Don Atwater.

 

HISTORY OF DON’S INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

1986 – 2013

As Don’s 27th Annual Invitational Golf Tournament was the last event, let me share some history with you. First year was 1986, my first year as a single man. At the time I had been following another golf tournament called a “clambake”. I decided if Bing Crosby can have his own golf tournament, then so can Don Atwater. I liked Bing’s location, but it was difficult to reserve a starting time at Pebble Beach for nine holes. But we did find a course a few miles away loaded with ice plant and a million-dollar view called Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Course. Golf tournaments require planning and since my request for reservation six months in advance was denied, a few of us got on the phone at 6:00 AM a week before we planned to arrive. Three foursomes, including those of us who brought a lady golfer made the first tournament. Having ladies participate or at least travel with us was a winning decision.

1987 a few friends followed me to Brooktrails near Willits for the first annual golf tournament. Getting away in the early days had its appeal, so some tournaments were held some distance away from home. They included, Wawona in Yosemite Park, Nevada County in Grass Valley, Deep Cliff in Cupertino, Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Valley Gardens in Scotts Valley, Sebastopol GC in Sebastopol, Benbow Inn in Garberville, Northwood at Rio Nido, and Forest Meadows in Murphy’s. We made a return to Pacific Grove for our 10th annual. It was in 1999 that this tournament included a few of my new SIR friends in Branch 8 and probably in the last 10 years included only SIR members and their spouses/friends.

I’m not sure I’d call this an ego trip as many hours were put into planning and organizing these events. However, I found pleasure in having many friends assist in various ways. And I enjoyed playing with the golf rules in an attempt to make the games more equitable for golfers less talented than others. Team play, putting contest, ladies’ participation, picnic lunches and other activities hopefully added interest to the event.

Knowing that the NINE HOLE GOLF group of SIR Branch8 will carry on with this tournament in the years to come is satisfying and gratifying. I’m looking forward to being a participant and enjoying the camaraderie with SIR friend and guest that have made this tournament a favorite.

Below is a recap of the tournaments and champions since SIR Branch 8 members started attending.  Reply if any clarification on any of the data is desired. And thanks for being a participant this year.

Don

A RECAP OF THE ANNUAL TOURNAMENT WITH MEMBERS OF SIR BRANCH 8.

# YEAR VENUE CHAIRMAN GOLF CHAMPION PUTTING CHAMPION
12 1999 Chimney Rock, Napa D. Atwater Les Hopkins Bob Williams
13 2000 Northwood, Rio Nido D. Atwater Les Hopkins J. Theodorelos
14 2001 Oakhurst, Clayton Les Hopkins Les Hopkins Bob Sapp
15 2002 Springtown, Livermore Bob Williams Guest Ernie Sherne ??
16 2003 Grayson Woods, P. Hill Ernie Sherne Don Allen Dave Perkins
17 2004 Diablo Hills, W.C. Don Allen Nick Aviani Ron Smith
18 2005 Northwood, Rio Nido Dave Perkins Harold Johnson Ralph Bagdonas
19 2006 Grayson Woods, P. Hill H. Johnson Tom Whalen Don Allen
20 2007 Forest Meadows, Murphy R. Bagdonas Joe Williamson No Contest
21 2008 Brentwood, Brentwood Les Foley Tom Whalen Don Allen
22 2009 Northwood, Rio Nido J. Williamson Tony Gilman ??
23 2010 Monarch Bay, S. Leandro Larry Lange Alan Ensign Jim Andrews
24 2011 Forest Meadows, Murphy M. Anderson Darryl Sweetland Joe Williamson
25 2012 Las Positas, Livermore Alan Ensign Leo Barrella Vic Esposito
26 2013 Northwood, Rio Nido Phil Philpot Jim Andrews Dick Brooks

 

A RECAP OF THE ANNUAL TOURNAMENT AS AN EVENT OF THE SIR NINE HOLE GROUP

# YEAR VENUE CHAIRMAN GOLF CHAMPION PUTTING CHAMPION
27 2014 Las Positas, Livermore P. Philpot Wally Freemen Don Moller
28 2015 Northwood, Rio Nido P. Philpot Dick Hall Ron Philpot
29 2016 Las Positas, Livermore P. Philpot

Bill Bargenquast/

Dick Hall

Fred Nelson
30 2017        
31 2018        
32 2019        

 

Update 02.04.17 BarryB

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