On July 27 – August 2, the San Diego City Firefighters Local 145 hosted the 2013 Summer Games. The Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina served as the host hotel for this year’s games and was an excellent spot – how do you beat San Diego in July? The pool area served as a great retreat following each day of competition for all competitors and there was lots of FREE beer served and live music provided.
On Tuesday, the San Diego City Firefighters hosted a great buffet in the park adjacent to the hotel with included TWO live musical bands with the 2nd act, a great rock band, having most dancing to the tunes (did I mention FREE beer again?)
Your Los Angeles City Firefighters Golf Club (LAFDGC) was well represented this year winning ELEVEN of the FORTY-EIGHT medals available.
36 of the 54 hole individual and team stroke play was contested on one of country’s most famous and difficult courses, Torry Pines North and South courses (remember a guy named Tiger who won the 08’ US Open? Ya it was here). The final round was held at the Sycuan Golf & Resort “Willow Glen” with a great “Mexican Buffet” that followed the final round of competition, and award ceremonies.
There were A,B,C & D flights based on low handicaps for individual and team competition. The results are as follows:
A Flight 2nd place Net: Joe Castro
B Flight 1st place Net: Paul Gamez
C Flight 3rd place Net: Jeff Simon
D Flight 1st place Net: Dennis Harada
3rd place Gross: Mike Alba
A Flight 2nd Gross: Joe Castro / Andy Zar
3rd Gross: Gary Klasse / Randy Souza
B Flight 2nd Gross: Paul Gamez / Gerry Malais
C Flight 2nd Gross: Joe Zabalza / Mike Profit
D Flight 2nd Gross: Dennis Harada / Sergio Perez
3rd Net: Berry Hedberg Glen Prine
Congratulations and thanks to the host department for another great year of competition. So dust off your clubs, glove, horseshoes, bicycles, etc. and get ready for next year’s competition to be held up in Northern California.
By Paul Gamez, LAFD Tourney Chair