Event & Skins)
May 1, 2004
Mulligan Tour kicked off the start of the golf season with a trip down
I77 to Sleepy Hollow in Brecksville. The course proved to be as
difficult as the MetroParks employees themselves.
All that hard work you put in over the winter to work on your
golf game was put to the test on this day – and most of you failed.
Not to worry, your handicaps will be adjusted and redemption is
just around the corner. Remember,
your top 6 finishes will count towards the end of the year, so if Week
1 damaged your confidence, be sure to get it back at a much more
forgiving Eagle Creek on May 15th.
gun Rob Parolin, who spent some of his off-season in Shanghai, China,
successfully navigated the difficult course by shooting a 94, putting
him 1-under (net), the only player under par.
Rob struggled a little bit on Tour last year, with his best
finish being 2nd place at Deer Track.
After the victory, Rob was quoted as saying “I guess those
lessons I took really paid off”.
They did, as Rob captured $70 for 1st place; and also picked up
a skin (another $11.50) in his flight with a par on the par 4 9th
young gun Peter Rodenhauser, an alumnus of the John Carroll University
golf team, shot a solid 81, vaulting him into a tie for second place
with a net 74. Peter had
a solid 2003 season, but has even higher expectations for 2004.
If his wife-to-be allows him on the golf course more this
season, Peter could make a strong run for Tour Championship.
Peter also won a skin in his flight with a birdie on the 9th.
tour veteran Mike Thompson proved that he could hang with the young
guns on tour. Showing
that he will again be a force to be reckoned with this season, Mike
shot a blazing 78, the low round of the day.
Mike finished 3rd on Tour last year and was the leading money
winner heading in to the 2003 finale.
Mike also picked up his usual skin with a par on the difficult
11th hole and captured the long drive on the back nine.
expected, 2003 Tour members performed well in the first event of the
season, but there were signs of hope for the 2004 rookie class.
Harry Saham and Dan Mikolic finished 5th and 7th, respectively
and each picked up 2 skins in their flight.
Harry actually had back to back birdies on holes 6 and 7.
tour rookies Bob Donay and Bill Sherer won the closest to the pin
contests, and both finished in a tie for 8th place.
2003 Tour Champion Gregg Roberts had a solid start to the 2004
season by also finishing in a tie for 8th and winning the long drive
on the front nine.
2nd, 3rd and 9th holes all averaged 2 strokes over par.
The average score was 103 and the easiest hole was the par 3