Mountain View Masters
Summer Golf and BBQ Bash
Sunnyvale, CA, August 13, 2000
For the annual picnic in 2000, the team decided to do a golf scramble
at the Sunken Gardens in Sunnyvale. Sixteen people, making up four foursomes,
took their varying levels of experience, talent, and creativity to the 9-hole
pitch-and-putt course. They played a "scramble", meaning that
each player in the foursome would tee off, but only the best hit would be
used. Then, each player would take their next shot from that spot, and so
on until someone sank the ball in the cup. The only caveat is that at least
one tee shot must be used by each player. The game was definitely a scramble
because after each group teed off, they had to scramble out to pick up all
the errant shots! It was an absolute kick to be out on the course together!
We'll be sure to do it again in 2001!
We also had awards for the players and valuable prizes for the winners.
Here is a list of the awards, recipients, and what they did to earn their
- The Earth Mover Award went to Sophia
Loh for creating the most divots on the course. Sophia received a garden
trowel as her trophy.
- The Life's a Beach Award went to
Paul Lockwood for having the most trips to the sand traps. Paul received
a kit of sand toys as his trophy.
- The Payne Stewart Memorial Award
went to Elaine O'Neill for being the most stylish golfer on the course
(great sunglasses!). Elaine received a visor as her trophy.
- The Rodney Dangerfield Award went
to Jasone Salmanoff for being the least stylish golfer on the course. He
tried to tee off at the first hole barefoot! Jason received a pair of hot-pink
over-sized glasses as his trophy.
- The Body English Award went to
Steve O'Neill for having the best looking swing. Steve received a small
disco ball as his trophy.
- The Body French Award went to Tom
Hansen for using the most cuss words on the course. Tom received some mouthwash
as his trophy.
- The Tiger Woods Award went to Max
Wietharn for having the most shots used by his foursome. Max received a
small trophy and tiger mask as his awards.
- The Tiger Who? Award went to Laura
Schuster for having the least shots used by her foursome. Laura received
a beanie cap as her trophy.
- The Mrs. Mulligan Award went to
Laura Schuster for hitting the most do-overs on the course. Laura received
a movie scene board as her trophy. "Take 23!"
- The Angst Award went to Tom Hansen
for getting the most disturbed by his bad shots. Tom received a smiley
ball as his trophy.
- The Terror Award went to Ray Goulet
for being the most dangerous player on the course. Ray hit a house, among
other things, and received a scary hockey mask as his trophy.
- The Wild Thing Award went to Lynn
Reda for having the most unpredictable shots. Lynn bounced shots off of
trees, rakes, anything, and she received a warning whistle as her trophy.
- The Whiff Award went to Jason Salmanoff
for having the most swing-and-miss tries on the course. Jason received
some whiffle golf balls as his trophy.
- The Explorer Award went to Jack
Reda for having the most shots end up off the course. Jack received a compass
as his trophy so he could go find his balls.
- The Tourist Award went to Chris
Campbell for having the most shots end up on the wrong holes. Chris received
a lei as his trophy.
- The Lush Award went to Alan Liu
for being the only player who brought beer. Alan received some fancy drink
straws and some beer belly pills (candy) as his trophy.
- The Hooker Award went to Lynn Reda
for having the most wicked hook in her shot. Lynn received a can of slice
to straighten her hook.
- The Slicer Award went to Alan Liu
for having the most consistent slice in his shots. Alan received a hook
to straighten his slice.
- The Early Bird Award went to Laura
Schuster for hitting the most "worm-burner" shots. Laura received
some plastic worms as her trophy.
- The Alien Award went to Alan Liu
for having the most otherworldly shot on the course. Alan hit a ball that
disappeared over some trees but was found on the green, and he received
a pair of antennae as his trophy.
- The "Tees" Award went
to Nadine Andrakin for being the cutest golfer on the course. Nadine's
sandals earned her some golf tees.
- The Clueless Award went to Sophia
Loh for being our least-knowledgable golfer. Sophia received a ook of golf
tips as her trophy.
- The Top Gun Award went to Nadine
Andrakin for having the best single shot on the course. Nadine sank a chip
shot approach from the rough, and she received a crown as her trophy.