Foster, Greenbaum Win Ed Tutwiler 4-Ball
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (June 3, 2009)--Jerry Greenbaum of Boca Raton, Fla., and Alan
Foster of Manlius, N.Y., and the local pairing of Ched Hikes,
Scottsdale, and Gerry Graham, Mesa, were the winners Wednesday in the
Society of Seniors’ 27th annual Ed Tutwiler Memorial Four-Ball
Championship at Desert Mountain Golf Club.
Greenbaum birdied the 17th hole as he teamed with Foster to win the
senior division for players 55 to 64 years old on the Geronimo course.
The second round leaders, Greenbaum and Foster closed with 68-197 and a
two-stroke margin over Mesa’s Ed Smith and Steve Dallas, who shot
66-199. Smith and Dallas led Greeenbaum and Foster after the first day,
63-64, in the four-ball stroke play format.
It was Greenbaum’s fifth Society championship, including the Tutwiler
with Foster in 2002 at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Va. Foster now has
two Society titles overall. They are the third team to win the Tutwiler
more than once, following Floridians Austin Jones and Jack Veghte in
1991-92 and 1994, and Virginians Peter Jacobi and Tom Flory in
Hikes and Graham won the super seniors flight, ages 65-and-older, on
the Cochise course, with 67-199 to overtake the first and second round
leaders, Russ Berkoben of Pe
rrysburg, Ohio, and Bruce Rotte of
Bellevue, Ky. Berkoben and Rotte slipped to second at 70-201. It’s the
first Society victory for both Hikes and Graham.
In 1983, Tutwiler was one of the founders of the Society of Seniors,
an organization of amateur golfers 55 years and older with handicaps of
three or less. He died in November, 1988, at the age of 69. Currently,
there are 852 members. The Tutwiler had a total of 48 teams in the two
The Four-Ball was the third of seven tournaments this year. The
remaining events: Aug. 12-14, The Hesler, The Farm GC, Rocky Face, Ga.;
Sept. 22-24, Fall Classic, Kiva Dunes, Gulf Shores, Ala.; Oct. 19-22,
Dale Morey-John Owens Championship, Lookout Mountain GC and The Honors
Course, Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Dec. 15-17, Ralph Bogart Winter
Invitational, The Club at TwinEagles, Naples, Fla.
Society of Seniors
Ed Tutwiler Memorial Four-Ball Championship
Desert Mountain GC, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Geronimo course, 6,599 yards, 55-64 age group
197 – Alan Foster, Manlius, N.Y., and Jerry Greenbaum, Boca Raton,
Fla., 64-65-68. $600 (each).
199 – Steve Dallas and Ed Smith, Mesa, Ariz., 63-70-66. $550.
200 – Phil Mitchell, and John Richart, LaQuinta, Calif., 70-65-65.
201 – Herb Jensen, Carmichael, Calif., and Mark Miller, Antioch,
Calif., 66-70-65. $350.
202 – Al Riegel, Maple City, Mich., and Mark Sollenberger, S
Ariz., 67-71-64. Lloyd Hughes, Dallas, Texas, and Van Lefferdink,
Jupiter, Fla., 67-67-68. $275.
203 – Steve Beckett, Palatka, Fla., and Ron Tumlin, St. Augustine,
Fla., 70-66-67. John Price, Chantilly, Va., and David Rasley, Payson,
Ariz., 70-66-67. Bill Boles, Wilson, N.C., and Ernie Newton, High
Point, N.C., 69-67-67. $116.
Cochise course, 6,195 yards, 65-older
199 – Gerry Graham, Mesa, Ariz., and Ched Hikes, Scottsdale, Ariz.,
201 – Russ Berkoben, Perrysburg, Ohio, and Bruce Rotte, Bellevue, Ky.,
203 – Bob Fouke, Broken Arrow, Okla., and Michael Mahoney, Scottsdale,
Ariz., 69-66-68. $400.
205 – Jamie Gough and Tony Petronis, Phoenix, Ariz., 67-71-67. Dave
King, Potomac Falls, Va., and Walt Martin, Oakton, Va., 66-69-70. $250.
206 – Larry Boswell, Jamestown, N.C., and Ronnie Grove, Boynton Beach,
Fla., 68-70-68. $150.
207 – Thomas Flory, Madison, Va., and Peter Jacobi, Arlington, Va.,
Money listed awarded in merchandise certificates.