Son Matt and Father Jim Pingatore with the trophy.

On Friday, June 1, 80 two man teams teed it up in the 24th Annual RMGC Invitational. When the scorecards were tallied at end the team of Jim and Matt Pingatore, Father and Son had their Third win. This time coming with a card-off (comparing the scores on the back nine) to defeat the team of Curtis Mitchell and guest Rick Voigt. Both teams had finished with a best ball gross score of even par 72. The Pingatores had a score of 29 on the back nine which won the card-off.

Tournament Director Chuck Moran expressed his deepest appreciation for the great sponsors of the this year’s event. Once more the lead sponsor was XFINITY lead by Jillian Johnson. Walnut Creek Honda again provided their sponsorship along with Mike’s Auto Body, who gave out bottles of wine to players able to put their tee shots into a circle around the hole on the Par 3 10th green. Stan Gideon and his Creekside Staff sponsorship included a great lunch of burgers and chips, as well as great dinner at the conclusion of the event.

Bryan Burnett showed his welcomed skill as the bar tender which numerous players profited. Great food, drinks and awesome camaraderie were the highlights of the evening.

There were numerous winners of raffle prizes which culminated in the final drawing. This was for a brand new driver with a value of $500.

Fred Sun, President of the RMGC won the driver!!! You just have to know Fred, he is really lucky, he bought $20 dollars worth of tickets – 3 tickets – for the raffle he won not only the driver but two other prizes.

Mark Heptig. Director of Golf announces the winners. The RMGC wishes to thank Mark, and Brent Mulanax for their professional assistance in running this event. Also we wish to thank Blake Swint and his crew for a course in great condition.

There were 6 flights of golfers in the competition.

Winners of the First flight: Low Gross: Jim and Matt Pingatore;
Low Net winners: 1st Mel Simpson and Steve Lamphere; 2nd: Curtis Mitchell and Rick Voigt; 3rd: Karl Stinson and Craig Hill

Second Flight: 1st: Lee Silverstein and King Lip; 2nd Darrell Webb and Steve Peters;
3rd: Mark Weiss and Kareem Dossa

Third Flight: 1st: Bill Broxham and Dan Everett; 2nd: Ron Binder and Gary Brown;
3rd: Dallas Amos and Dick Servetnick

Fourth Flight: 1st: Don Loustalet and Bill Pulliam; 2nd: Jack Phillips and Roger Westphal; 3rd: Bob Weyand and Bob Corteway

Fifth Flight: Callawy (for those with guests without an established handicap) 1st: Bill Herrick and Colin Kerr-Carpenter

Sixth Flight: Sponsors Flight: 1st: Basillio Cruz and John Smith

Closest to the Pin on the Par 3s Winners

Members: Bruce Hicks; Mel Simpson; Mar Weiss; Lee Silverstein, Bruce McDougall
Guests: Steve Lamphere, Steve Peters, Matt Hiu, Jim Cardenas, John Merchant

A complete article with more pictures available at – Men’s Club – Invitational – 2018 Results.