FAIRFAX, Calif. (July 20, 2010) -- It isn't every day you get to go around an Alister Mackenzie course twice, competing with a group of scratch players that has it all to themselves.
No, we're not talking Augusta National and the Masters. Our NCGA points event destination on a beautiful Monday in July was The Meadow Club - one of the most scenic courses in the United States and the first one that Alister Mackenzie ever built on this side of the "pond."
Kevin Kobalter and Earl Stewart, both avid amateurs and Meadow Club member, along with host professional Jim O'Neal have been instrumental in turning the Marin County Four Ball into a tournament that people will go well out of their way to play.
Indeed, it was Kobalter and partner Kaz Hoffman who tied for the lead with recent California State am quarterfinalist R.C. Orr and Jojola Domingo at 12-under 130. Orr and Domingo won in sudden-death, while Tom O'Grady and Marshall Raymer won the Senior Division, posting a very solid total of 8-under 134 to edge Jim Duncan and Mike Parnow by two strokes.
Regardless of score or prize winnings, everyone in the field spoke to their partners about putting this one on the calendar each year.
Amateurgolf.com will post an entry form for next year's event as soon as it is available. It will fill early.
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