Spring Mixed Team Championship
5th Annual NCGA Spring Mixed Team Championship | Poppy Hills | March 24-25, 2017
Due to the popularity of the NCGA Mixed Team Championship held annually in early November since 2005, the NCGA added a second Mixed Team Championship to kick off the championship season to be held annually every spring. It is contested in three flights divided by handicap index: Chardonnay 0-9, Merlot 10-18 and Zinfandel 19 and above.
ENTRIES CLOSE: February 26, 2017
ENTRY FEE: $320 per team
ELIGIBILITY: Open to any male/female team. No players under 18 years of age. Both players must be NCGA Members and have a current numeric handicap index on their club’s Master Report on the date of registration. Partners need not be members of the same club.
FORMAT: The championship will be 36 holes of stroke play (18 holes per day) in a Mixed Chapman format. Play will be 60% of the lower course handicap and 40% of the higher course handicap.
FLIGHTS: The 56 teams will be divided into three flights for the championship.
About Poppy Hills Golf Course
Poppy Hills, which is owned by the NCGA, underwent an extensive renovation beginning in March of 2013 centered around water conservation, primarily by improving irrigation and drainage. Architect Robert Trent Jones II returned with his design firm, this time creating a firm, fast and fun course that unfolds seamlessly through the stunning Del Monte Forest.
Jones reinvented the course architecturally, restoring each hole to its natural elevation along the forest floor, softening doglegs and contours, rebuilding all 18 greens with bentgrass, eliminating rough and introducing native waste areas that reduce irrigated turf by nearly 25%.
|2013||Chardonnay: Jake Markman and Althea Peng||67-67–134|
|Merlot: Randy and Lisa Marie Ronning||67-67–134|
|Zinfandel: Michelle and Tashi Sherpa||64-65–129|
|2014||Chardonnay: John and Angie Friedrich||66-63–129|
|Merlot: Chris Luczkiewicz and Renee Anderson||65-63–128|
|Zinfandel: John Lee and Kimlien Tran||65-59–124|
|2015||Chardonnay: Dorothy and Steve Donnelly||70-70–140|
|Merlot: Mary Ann and Scott Taylor||68-67–135|
|Zinfandel: Sasa and Jim Puchbauer||67-64–131|
|2016||Big Sur: Angie and John Friedrich||69-67–136|
|Golden Gate: Janice and Bryce Yoshimoto||65-65–130|
|Yosemite: Simon Tao and Melynda Li||66-66–132|