The 2018 Memorial Cup Overview - Best ball match play:
This event, the Memorial Cup, is played in honor of our members, who have moved on to greener fairways:
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
- Dublin Ranch Golf Course: Men play from the White Tees; Women may play from White or Red Tees. Tee choice must be stated up front and played for the entire tournament. Handicaps for all matches , including the playoffs, will be based upon the most recent NCGA posting 1st or 15th of the month. Teams are responsible for calculating their current handicap for Dublin Ranch for each match accordingly. Once league play is complete, we will determine playoff teams and begin single elimination play to find the champions for 2018. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
In Memory of Our Golfing Friends
The Pinseeker's Memorial Cup is played in honor of our fellow members -Bob Jardin, Don Babbitt, Jay Zirkle, Jerry Senkir, Ned Simi and Bob Parker.
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.