Poppy Ridge Golf Course - Modified Stableford
February 20, 2020

Poppy Ridge Golf Course

Located in the heart of the Livermore Valley Wine Country. Players experienced serenity with 360-degree views of wine country while challenging their game on this 27-hole Rees Jones designed golf course. Three nines as distinct as the grape varietals they are named after – Merlot, Chardonnay, and Zinfandel – sweep through 3,000 acres of the toasted, savannah-covered hills that roll through Wine Country. The fairways and greens pop from their golden surroundings, and vineyards just beyond the property provide a beautiful backdrop that can feel almost endless. The routing at Poppy Ridge is clever in that all three nines close with a lakeside green in front of the majestic hacienda-style clubhouse. While the nines finish similarly, each is unique, as there are nearly 300 feet of elevation change between them.

Format: Rather than counting the total number of strokes taken as in typical stroke play golf, a Modified Stableford involves scoring points based on the number of strokes taken at each hole. Good play earns points and poor play takes away points. Unlike traditional scoring methods, where the aim is to have the lowest score, the objective in a Modified Stableford is to have the highest score. Once a player has taken two strokes more than par, a double bogey, they may pick up their ball as it is then not possible to score any points on that hole and they cannot lose any additional points.

In our first flight, Nick Williams took an astounding lead and never looked back to grab his first win of the 2021 season with 7 Stableford points and $45 in his pocket. Second place, with an even 0 Stableford points, goes to Jeff Johnson. Third place, and his first podium of the 2021 season, goes to Ken Chen who scored a total of -2 Stableford points. Fourth place goes to Benjamin Weaver with -3 Stableford points.

In our second flight, Buzz Ogren continues to play with fire and grabs his 3rd win of this, still very early, 2021 season. Buzz scored an impressive 7 Stableford points. Second place was decided by our tie-breaking rules and Sarang Kirpekar was able to edge out 3rd place winner Smith Sirisakorn. Both players finished the day with -3 Stableford points. Fourth place was awarded to Rich Schainker with -5 Stableford points.

The top 3 players in Flight 3 were all separated by a single point. First place is awarded to Kevin Yamada who scored a fantastic 5 Stableford points. Second place goes to Eric Englhardt with 4 Stableford points and Stephen Mikulic secured 3rd place with 3 Stableford points. Michael Kern grabs another podium visit with his -1 Stableford points performance for fourth place.

For our 4th and final Flight, Chuck Pickett put on a dominating performance with 13 Stableford points and earning his 3rd podium visit this year. Second place goes to Dinesh Barman who also performed well and collected 10 Stableford points. Third place toes to Niraj Jain after posting 9 Stableford points and last but not least, Trevor Heathorn got his hands on some points with -1 Stableford points and fourth place.

Thanks to all of you who came out to this spectacular golf course and congratulations to Nick Williams, Buzz Ogren, Kevin Yamada, and Chuck Pickett on winning their flight! Can't wait to y'all on the links soon.

Richard Mundy, Webmaster

First Flight
Place Name Score $$$ Points
1 Nick Williams 7 $45 50
2 Jeff Johnson 0 $35 40
3 Ken Chen -2 $25 30
4 Benjamin Weaver -3 $15 20
5 David Bridgman -4 $0 5
6 Giles Ochs -6 $0 5
7 Tomoyuki Oe -8 $0 5
8 Ben Gardner -10 $0 5
9 Jonas Olsen -10 $0 5
10 Christopher Walker -19 $0 5
Second Flight
Place Name Points $$$ Points
1 Buzz Ogren 7 $45 50
2 Sarang Kirpekar -3 $30 35
3 Smith Sirisakorn -3 $30 35
4 Rich Schainker -5 $15 20
5 Ryan Hallum -8 $0 5
6 Douglas Marinkovich -8 $0 5
7 Rick wheat -9 $0 5
8 Steven Guzman -9 $0 5
9 Heath Black -9 $0 5
10 William Wei -20 $0 5
Third Flight
Place Name Points $$$ Points
1 Kevin Yamada 5 $45 50
2 Eric Englhardt 4 $35 40
3 Stephen Mikulic 3 $25 30
4 Michael Kern -1 $15 20
5 Paolo Resmini -4 $0 5
6 Ross Erickson -5 $0 5
7 Ray Coler -5 $0 5
8 Patrick Beaulieu -8 $0 5
9 Tom Michalak -11 $0 5
10 Rafael Carmona Toscano -23 $0 5
Fourth Flight
Place Name Points $$$ Points
1 Chuck Pickett 13 $45 50
2 Dinesh Barman 10 $35 40
3 Nijar Jain 9 $25 30
4 Trevor Heathorn -1 $15 20
5 Paolo Resmini -4 $0 5
6 Lou Sehl -2 $0 5
7 Dominic Ascani -3 $0 5
8 Creighton Pockalny -5 $0 5
9 Gordon Cole -11 $0 5
10 Jack Woods -23 $0 5

Full Results

Complete 2021 Standings

Last Modified 2/22/21