The FARMGOLF NEWSLETTER


FarmGolf Masters Won by Bowers, Bowers and Buckhannon, FarmGolf Freelance Photographers Hired, First Batch of FarmGolf Lager Sells Out, New Poem and Expanded Masters Gallery


Bill Bowers Wins His 2nd Masters

(FGP)  Perfect weather was present for the first major tournament in FarmGolf’s 2005 season.  Seven teams of 20 FarmGolfers competed on this sunny day with temperatures in the 70s.  Bill Bowers teamed with his son, Chris Bowers, and a rookie to win the event.  The elder Bowers had suffered through a long drought, as he had won the first FarmGolf major in 2002 with no wins since.

The first round of golf saw two teams card an 18 or 4 under par.  The second round was completed with no team pulling away from the field.  It was the third and final round that saw the team of Bowers-Bowers-Buckhannon tie the 3-man 6 hole record of 6 under par.  With three 2s on Holes 1 through 3 and an eagle on No. 4, it was smooth sailing for the winners.

Paris Hilton, here for a short portion of the tournament, went out to greet the winners.  As can be seen in the photo, the winners were a little “starstruck” and were quite shy in posing for the official FarmGolf Masters Winners photo.

Paris Hilton Poses with FarmGolf Masters Winners – Chris Bowers, Bill Bowers and Steve Buckhannon

The highlight of the day featured Neil Creed recording the first hole-in-one during a major tournament in FarmGolf history. In the final round on Hole No. 3, Creed’s shot was just long and spun back into the cup. Creed’s teammate, Mike Richardson, was closest to the pin on Hole No. 1. Despite the heroics, the team of Sublett-Creed-Richardson finished in third place.

Masters Scoreboard

   Team Players         Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 TOTAL
SCORE
Finish
Par R1 R2 R3 4 3 3 5 3 4 4 3 3 5 3 4 4 3 3 5 3 4
Larry Smith, Mike Green and
G Sparks
-4 -2 -3 3 3 2 3 3 4 3 3 3 4 3 4 4 2 4 4 2 3 57 9 2nd
Scott Sublett, Neil Creed and Mike Richardson -1 -3 -3 3 3 3 4 3 5 2 4 3 4 3 3 3 3 1 4 4 4 59 7 3rd
Brian Smith, Jedd Schola and Greg Voreh -1 E -4 3 4 3 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 3 3 3 3 2 4 61 5 4th
Josh Halfin, Stan Fitzwater and Jeremy Halfin -2 -1 -2 2 3 4 3 3 5 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 3 3 61 5 4th
David Smith, Lynn Phillips and Jim McCracken E -1 -2 3 4 3 5 3 4 4 3 2 5 3 4 3 3 3 4 3 4 63 3 7th
Bill Bowers, Chris Bowers and Steve Buckhannon -4 -1 -6 2 3 3 3 3 4 3 4 3 4 3 4 2 2 2 3 3 4 55 11 1st
Evan Heatherly, Randy Wilson, Extruh Shott -2 -1 -2 3 3 3 4 3 4 4 3 3 4 3 4 3 3 3 4 3 4 61 5 4th

FarmGolf Lager Debuts at the Masters

(FGP) The initial batch of FarmGolf Lager disappeared rather quickly, as expected for any endeavor related to the world’s fastest growing sport. Brewmeister Jim McCracken, who created the previously secret formula of FarmGolf Lager, was complemented by all attendees as to the merits of his brewing abilities.

Not one to withhold information, the formula for FarmGolf Lager is as follows:

FarmGolf Lager Secret Formula 
8 lb 2-row pale lager malt
½ lb Aromatic malt
1 ½ lb Flaked corn
1 ½ oz  Hallertau Hersbrucker pellets (60 minute boil)
1 oz  Saaz (60 minute boil)
½ oz Saaz (20 minute boil)
½ oz Saaz (10 minute boil)
¼ oz Saaz (2 minute boil)
1 tsp  Irish Moss

Brewed with pure FarmGolf spring waters. Warning – your results may vary!

Whitelabs German Lager yeast
1. Heat 10 quarts of water at 145-degree water.
2. Add grains and flaked corn to stabilize between 130 and 135 degrees for 30 minutes, stir every 15 minutes.
3. Add 5 quarts of boiling water and add heat to reach 155 degrees for 60 minutes, stir every 15 minutes.
4. Raise temperature to 158 degrees and hold 10 to 20 minutes.
5. If iodine test indicates completion, raise temperature to 167 and add to lauter tun.
6. Heat 3 gallons of water to 170-degrees and sparge at one quart per minute.
7. Bring wort to boil and add 1½ oz Hallertau and 1 oz Saaz and boil for 60 minutes
8. Add 1 oz Saaz after 40 minutes(20 minutes boiling).
9. Add Wort-Chiller and Irish moss after 45 minutes(15 minutes left in boil).
10. Add ½ oz Saaz after 50 minutes(10 minutes boiling).
11. Add ½ oz Saaz after 58 minutes(2 minutes boiling).
12. Cool wort to about 70 -75 degrees and add enough water to reach 5¼ gallons in fermenter.
13. Aerate well for about 5 minutes or more.
14. Add yeast and give a good shake.
15. Ferment for 7 days.
16. Condition for 3 weeks and bottle.
17. Bottle condition for 4 weeks.

Freelance Photographers Hired

FarmGolf Freelance Photographers – Maria Voreh on left and Tiffani Swanson on right

(FGP) FarmGolf decided at it’s annual meeting in December, 2004 that we needed better coverage of the major tournaments. With participants previously taking the pictures, there was always a shortage of material available when preparing the tournament summaries in the newsletters.

Answering the call were Maria Voreh and Tiffani Swanson, who submitted extensive resumes covering previous golfing events throughout the United States. FarmGolf decided to give the girls an opportunity, and emphasized that if successful, this could forever alter their lives and make them truly famous not just in this country, but all over the world.

FarmGolf is pleased to offer the following 2005 FarmGolf Masters Gallery for your enjoyment.

Last Bottle of FarmGolf Lager Sold to Evan Heatherly for $100
2nd Place Team in Golf, 1st Place in Drinking
Zoom Shot of Larry Smith Teeing Off on Hole No. 1
3rd Place Team Retrieves Ball from the Main Pond
Larry’s FarmGolf Mozzarella Shrimp
Neil “Ace” Creed just before His Historic FarmGolf Masters Hole-in-One
FarmGolf Poet G Sparks Previews Poem Holding a Bottle of FarmGolf Lager
Scott Sublett and Mike Richardson Watch “Ace” Creed’s Tee Shot
Club Pro David Smith Tallies the Scores
Larry Smith Relaxes after First Loss in a Major Tournament
Brian Smith and Jedd Schola Watch Paparazzi Helicopters Flying Over FarmGolf
Chris Bowers Talking to Barbour Democrat

Future FarmGolfer, Mason Halfin

A Toast to the New Season
By Nine Irony

 Here is a toast to the noble FarmGolfer
Raise your glass full of the new lager
Drink long, drink deep, because soon you will be
Walking the links in groups of two or three

 The lowest score wins, that is the fairest
Highest wins too, since we now have Paris
Best of luck this season is all I have to say
My glass is empty …. get out of my way!

Next Tournament on Sunday, June 19, 2005

(FGP)    The second tournament of the 2005 season will be the US FarmGolf Open, scheduled on Father’s Day as usual. Three man teams will be picked, and due to overwhelming demand, no new players will be accepted that are not currently ranked in the Top 50 FarmGolfers in the world.

Attendance is becoming so great, that rookies may be required to play in the morning in future events.  Stay tuned for updates from the world’s fastest growing sport.

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