. Memorial Cup – Bay Area Pinseekers Golf Club

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    Congratulations to Gary Irwin for getting a hole in one on Hole 12 at Metropolitan during their match on November 12th, 2021.

    2021 Memorial Cup PLAYOFFS are in Progress!!!

    Cost is $40 per team.  Entry must be made to: Tom Boersig, the coordinator, tomboersig@comcast.net, by March 1st.  Make check out to “Bay Area Pinseekers” and mail checks to 886 Santa Susana Way Pittsburg, CA 94565.  My cell number is 925-368-5366.

    BOB WOLF and TOM BOERSIG outlasted Dean McCurry/Roger O’Callaghan and Marty Brady/Jim Avila to take Year 2020 Cup.

    A big Thank You to everyone who competed this year. It has been a pleasure coordinating the  Memorial Cup.  Please stay tuned for announcements for next year’s competition. Tom Boersig

    Previous Memorial Cup Championships

    • 2019: Bill Patterson and Cesar Ramil
    • 2018: Charlie Keohane and John Cuneo
    • 2017: Paul Furhman and Roy Sullivan
    • 2016: Karen Treat and Bob Harley
    • 2015: Todd Carter and John Brewster
    • 2014: Todd Carter and John Brewster

    The 2021 Memorial Cup Overview – Best ball match play team competition is underway!

    This event, the Memorial Cup, is played in honor of our members, who have moved on to greener fairways: Most recently Craig Adams, Rich Fletcher,
    Bob Jardin, Don Babbitt, Jay Zirkle, Jerry Senkir, Ned Simi and Bob Parker.

    • 2 person teams / Round Robin / The teams are playing match play posting their best score of the team on the hole (with handicap) against the best score of the other team.  Team Fee: $40
    • All matches will be played at a choice of three courses: Metropolitan Golf Links in Oakland, Diablo Creek
      Golf Course in Concord, or Las Positas Golf Course in Livermore. Male players must play from the tees
      closest to 6,000 yards; men over 75 years young and ladies may play from the forward tees if they choose.
      The choice of tees lasts for all Memorial Cup matches of the year and must be communicated to the
      Coordinator by 3/1/2020.
    • All matches, including playoffs, will be played using handicaps calculated with the indexes most recently
      posted by the NCGA. Each team is responsible for calculating the proper handicap used for play from the
      tees used. The Coordinator can help as necessary. The lowest handicap player will play scratch and other
      members of the group will “wheel” off him/her adding handicap strokes starting with the most difficult hole
      based on scorecard handicap and working down until all differential strokes are allocated.
    • Once league play is complete, we will determine playoff teams and begin single elimination play to find the champions for 2020. There are 52 points total available in every 18 hole  match. The point system for league play is designed to increase the value of winning as many holes as possible. Each hole won is worth 2 points, each nine won is worth 4 points, and each 18 won is worth 8 points.
    • Memorial Cup Coordinator: Tom Boersig (tomboersig@comcast.net)

    In Memory of Our Golfing Friends

    The Bay Area Pinseeker’s Memorial Cup is played in honor of our fellow members – 

    Craig Adams, Rich Fletcher, Bob Jardin, Don Babbitt, Jay Zirkle, Jerry Senkir, Ned Simi and Bob Parker.

    Reed "Craig" Adams:

    February 13, 1950 - June 20, 2021
    Craig was introduced to BAP by Steve Savage and was next door neighbor of Bob Harley. He enjoyed golfing. He was raised in Hayward and attended Tennison High School, graduating in 1968, then went on to graduate from Cal State Hayward (Cal State East Bay) with a degree in Political Science. His work was primarily in real estate. He started with North Am Title, working in the sub-division section, and then went to work for the State of California, Department of Real-Estate where he was an appraiser working with developers. He worked for the State for 30 years and retired in 2010. Craig and his wife, Jeanette, were married in Reno, NV in September 1977, with Steve Savage as Best Man. He will be missed by many.

    RIchard "Rich" Fletcher:

    November 21, 1949 - May 5, 2020
    Rich was an active member of out golf club for many years. . Rich contracted Valley Fever on a hunting trip last November and after a long battle, finally succumbed to the disease. Many of our longtime members knew Rich. He was a graduate of the Naval Academy, served in the Navy, was a local real estate agent, businessman, and avid outdoors man and hunter. Rich always wore a friendly smile, had kind words for all and was a pleasure to play golf with. I think it must have been Rich's love of the wilderness that drew him to golf, since he spent much of his round exploring the woods off the fairway looking for his ball. Rich is survived by his wife, Linda, daughter, Betsy and grandson, Ferguson. He died too young and will be missed by many.

    Bob Jardin:

    January 2, 1945 – December 27, 2017
    For the past 15 years, Bob and several of the Pinseeker family were fast friends and good golfing buddies. We enjoyed competition that resulted in a few dollars going back and forth as well as bragging rights. He had an impressive knowleddge of the Rules of Golf and had high technical talent that allowed him to build the Pinseeker Program that creates the pairings sheets and all of our tournament results still being used today. He served a stint as President of the club, and helped to continue its success. We will miss his intellect, humor and quick wit, as well as detailed explanations of the obsure rules of golf! HERE’S A MANHATTAN FOR HIM AND A TOAST TO OUR FRIEND, BOB JARDIN!!!

    Don Babbitt:

    September 21, 1955 – October 9, 2017
    A former BAP member, Don Babbitt, one of the “good ones”, passed away. Though he was currently not a member , he had been a founding member of the Club and still kept in touch with current members like his good friend Peter Hellmann. In fact, Don just recently played with Peter during our 3-day trip to Monterey. He passed away after a brief illness. He lived in Dublin and is survived by his wife, Sue and two sons. Don was an avid golfer (single digit), respected homebuilder and civil engineer, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. His generous spirit and riduculous practical jokes will be missed by everyone who knew him.

    Jay Zirkle:

    May 30, 1947 – February 27, 2015
    Joseph (Jay) Claiborne Zirkle III, 67 of San Ramon CA passed away at home on Friday February 27, 2015 in the loving embrace of his wife Toni who he adored. He died of natural causes. Jay was born in Jacksonville, FL on May 30th 1947 to Captain J C Zirkle and Virginia (Pat) Zirkle. Jay’s father was a Captain in the Navy so they led a military life, living in many places. Jay went on to serve as a Navy corpsman in Vietnam. After his military service he attended University of Florida and earned a bachelor degree in journalism. After graduation he worked as a news director at a local TV station in Florida. He then attended Calhoon MEBA engineering school in Easton, MD. After obtaining his license he traveled the world as a Marine Engineer. Some of his experiences while traveling were, a bull fight in Spain, throwing a frisbee off the tower of Pisa in Italy, was on the first ship to arrive on the scene of the Valdez oil spill in Alaska, and climbed the pyramids in Egypt. Jay always said he was able to be retired in increments by having 6months of paid vacation a year. He retired permanently after more than 30 years as a marine engineer in 2012. The things he loved most in life were his wife of 24 years Antoinette (Toni), golfing with his good friend John Pierotti, smoking his pipe, sipping his red wine and driving his Mini Cooper. He also worked aboard the F.D. Roosevelt U.S. Potomac as an engineer last summer. Toni and Jay loved their times spent traveling to Los Cabos, Mexico and Santa Fe, New Mexico. He will always be remembered for his infectious laugh, his sense of humor, and his love of life no matter where he was. An example of his huge heart and kindness was that Dailey he set his alarm to wake up at 6:30 am to phone his 93 year old mother in Virginia to check on her and read her the daily sports section of the newspaper. Jay had an incredible gift to bring charm and laughter to everyone he met.

    Jerome “jerry” Senkir:

    July 10th, 1947 – July 21st, 2013
    Jerry was born in San Francisco on July 10, 1947, and passed away peacefully at home on July 21, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by Darlene, his wife, best friend, and travel companion of almost 44 years; sister Barbara Hall (Rich); brother Tim Senkir (Lona); sister-in-law Cathy Doyle; and numerous cousins and their families. Jerry was also the proud uncle of Christy Knott (Mike), Caitlin Doyle, Kaity, Mikey, Becky, Zacky, and Lexi. His parents, Barbara and Emil Senkir, preceded Jerry in death. Jerry was a graduate of OLPH Grammar School, Jefferson High School and Golden Gate University. He joined the United States Air Force and was proud to serve his country in Vietnam. He then joined the San Francisco Police Department in 1969 and retired in 2003 after 35 years of dedicated service. Jerry led a happy and fulfilling life and enjoyed golfing, traveling, and spending time with his family, numerous friends and colleagues. He was an avid food and wine aficionado. Jerry will be sorely missed but remembered by all.